September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BEST OF BURKE

Burke County has spoken.  This spring, we asked readers to cast their votes in the “Best of Burke” – a True Citizen contest that honors their favorite businesses, professionals and volunteers in the community.   More...

News

94 smiles

Students in Burke County’s Early Head Start program have something to smile about. Doctors from Georgia Regents University came to Waynesboro to give them dental exams. More...

ARE YOU A NEW MOM?

If so, the Georgia Maternal Infant Health Research Group would like to interview you about your pregnancy and birth experience. More...

READY TO HUNT?

If you’re 12 or older, you have to pass the state required Hunter Education Course before you can hunt without adult supervision. All adult hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must also complete the course. More...

For The Record

Woman claims she was raped by club patron

GBI agents are trying to determine if a woman was raped after she left a Burke County nightclub Friday night.  Burke County Deputies were called to Burke Medical Center the next afternoon when the 22-year-old victim went to the emergency room an More...

From the Blotter

Animals gone wild  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings September 9-15

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Obituaries

William Byce

Mr. William “Bill” Byce of Waynesboro, 61, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Byce was a native of Saluda, South Carolina and a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Eugene Cox

Mr. Eugene Cox of Waynesboro, 86, passed away Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013, at the Bethany Nursing Home in Millen.  More...

Bobbie Bailey Mobley

Ms. Bobbie Bailey Mobley, 62, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.   More...

People

Smith, Smith to exchange vows

ENGAGEMENT

Tracy Quick and Denise Quick of Waynesboro and Allen and Lori Smith of Sardis are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Danielle Smith, to Rhett Nevil Smith of Waynesboro.  The groom-elect is the son of Troy and Kay Smith o More...

Students awarded Alphonso Andrews Memorial Scholarships

Three Burke County graduates have been selected as recipients for the second annual Alphonso Andrews Memorial Scholarship. More...

East Georgia College celebrates 40 years

It was 1973 when Emanuel County Junior College was founded to expand access to college education, and 40 years later the school, now East Georgia State College, is continuing its mission.  To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the college will host More...

PIES &PARADES

Hundreds of youngsters had a full plate at the annual Farm Fest.The event offered everything from old fashioned contests to livestock demonstrations and a tractor-led parade. More...

WHY WAS DEPUTY CHIEF LODGE FIRED?

Reports detail claims of insubordination, moonlighting and using his badge to intimidate

Waynesboro Police’s second in command was fired on the spot.  Deputy Chief Roosevelt Lodge was terminated Friday night, two days after he stormed out of an unfinished meeting with Chief Augustus Palmer III.   More...

BENEFIT RACE IS SATURDAY

Runners will be pounding the pavement for one of Burke County’s best causes.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 17, 2003   Waynesboro attorney Jesse C. More...

Don Lively

The event has changed some over the years. It was once held under the old oak trees on the east side of the building. These days it takes place close to the same spot, but now it’s an inside affair.   More...

Sports

LOOKING AHEAD

Bears travel to Statesboro Friday looking to rebound

The Bears (1-1) will be looking for a win over Statesboro after suffering a disappointing 32-14 loss to a solid Coffee High School team last Friday. More...

Trojans take advantage of Burke County mistakes to claim win

The Bears stumbled over their own feet to give Coffee High School a win last week. The Bears struck first, running up a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to long pass plays for touchdowns. More...

Lady Bears trample ECI in two games

The Lady Bears dropped a couple of games last week but picked up two big wins over Emanuel County Institute.  Burke County High School’s softball team trounced ECI 13- 1 on Diamond Day Sept. More...

Church News

Church News

Christian Believers   Christian Believers Outreach Mission will host its 9th Missionary Anniversary, 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at McElmurray Spring Branch Baptist Church. Guest minister is Rev. Antonio F. Bush.  Clear Spring  More...

School News

State Superintendent visits Waynesboro Primary

State School Superintendent John Barge took a seat next to some of Burke County’s youngest students last Wednesday. More...

BCMS August Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named “Cubs with Character” for the month of August. More...

FCA names students of the month

Faith Christian Academy recently recognized students of the month for August. These students were selected for demonstrating patience, the character trait for the month. The program is sponsored by Planters EMC.  More...

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