August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

Qualifying begins for 13 posts in six cities

City politics could change drastically come January.  Nearly one-third of the elected posts are up for grabs in five of Burke County’s six municipalities.  Next week is qualifying time for those who want to get on the ballot in Waynes More...

News

FAMILY IS KEY TO BUSINESS LONGEVITY

Delta Termite & Pest Control, Inc. nearing 50 years of service

It was December 1963. Jimmie Blackburn had been working in the pest control business for a number of years and decided it was time to venture out on his own. More...

Want to join the parade?

Farm Fest 2013 organizers are looking for participants for their event on Saturday, Sept. 14. While the parade is agriculturally themed, community groups are also invited to join the line-up which will leave the Exchange Club Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. More...

Ready to take aim?

The Burke County Recreation Department is offering archery lessons for ages nine and up. The course, which is taught by Don Raley, is held 6-7 p.m. on Monday nights, beginning Sept. 9. The cost is $20 for a four-week session. More...

For The Record

Gas leak on Hwy. 56 blamed on drunk driver

A gas leak on Highway 56 South appears to have been the work of a drunk driver.  Deputies sniffed out the rupture after a Good Samaritan saw the impaired driver around 3:30 a.m. More...

Sardis teen jailed for sex act on child

A Sardis teenager has been arrested for molesting a 12- year-old.  Maleik Lenard Butler, 17, was released on a $40,550 bond Monday after spending five days in the Burke County Jail.  He had been under investigation for a mid-June encounter More...

From the Blotter

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Obituaries

Barbara H. Miller

Mrs. Barbara H. Miller of Waynesboro, age 101, passed away on Aug 19, 2013 in Atlanta after a short illness. Mrs. Miller was born on July 15, 1912 in Richmond County. She was one of 7 children born to Winton Andrew Hair and Laura Hair. Mrs. More...

Linda Griner Edenfield

Mrs. Linda G. Edenfield of Waynesboro, 62, the daughter of the late Watson and Erma Griner passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at her residence. More...

Joy D. Perry

Mrs. Joy D. Perry of Millen, 66, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at her residence.  She was a native of Quantico, Wisconsin and a resident of Millen for the past 13 years. More...

School News

Run for the Money

United Way sets $239,500 local fundraising goal

More than 150 community members came to the kickoff of the 2013 United Way campaign in Burke County.  A luncheon last Thursday marked the start of the annual fundraising effort, which benefits dozens of non-profits that receive funding from the More...

BACK TO CLASS

Burke County students are all back in school now. Faith Christian Academy and Waynesboro Mennonite School resumed classes last week, and Edmund Burke Academy students started school Monday. More...

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Breaking News - 8/23/2013 1:44 PM

Driver ID'd in fatal log truck collision - Free Access

The driver killed this morning (Friday) in a violent collision with a log truck has been identified as Midville resident Bennie George Taylor, 50. According to Burke County Coroner Susan Salemi, it happened at 6:11 a.m. More...

Lightning ends Burke Co. game, Bears up 21-0

The threat of nearby lightning led officials to call an early end to Burke County's football game at Thomson tonight (Friday). It was just munutes into the second quarter, when players and fams were asked to exit the stadium. More...

LIGHTS ON

Bears, Spartans kick off football season Friday night

Both Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy will hit the gridiron this Friday night for their first games of the season. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – August 20, 2003  Augusta Technical College held a reception to welcome Ella S. Jones as the school’s new Vice-President of Operations for the Waynesboro-Burke Campus.  More...

BEING COOL

Don Lively

Growing up in the South, in the sixties, there was one thing that was of utmost importance to me and to most kids my age.  The quest to be cool.  Cool is one of the few slang words that has retained its meaning over the years.  &ldquo More...

Sports

The Spartan Scamper

The Edmund Burke Academy Alumni Association hosted its first Spartan Scamper 5K walk/run last Saturday, welcoming more than 100 participants to pound the pavement for a good cause. More...

Lady Bears hit the court

The Lady Bears volleyball team is 2-2 after one week of regular season play. The team, which includes seven seniors and four returning starters, already has 28 kills on the books. Amber McGee leads with 7, and Kaila Bates has 6. More...

Burke Co. Bear selected for showcase in Orlando

While attending an Offense-Defense Camp over the summer, Burke County High School junior William Eli Osborne Jr. was named a camp All-American. More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth   New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will host a Gospel Fest 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23. The church will also celebrate its Family & Friends Program, 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. More...

People

Sen. Jesse Stone Recognized by American Conservative Union

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Spencer, Strallow exchange vows

Miss Meghan Leigh Spencer became the bride of Brendan James Strallow on Saturday, April 21, 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Ga. with the Rev. More...

Scouting new territory

Local scouts from Troup 25 spent part of their summer at Camp Grimes in Nebo, N.C., earning badges in whitewater, lifesaving, rifle shooting, archery, leatherwork, pottery, athletics, pioneering, sailing, water sports, camping, forestry, emergency pr More...