October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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CAN YOU SEW?

Even if you can’t, you can help out at the Lydia Project Sewing Day. From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. More...

LIKE BENJAMIN?

Well, America’s long-loved statesman and scientist has a new 3-D look. The Federal Reserve’s redesigned $100 bills have begun surfacing in Burke County. More...

ALL TIED UP?

If not, take advantage of the recreation department’s upcoming DIY (Do It Yourself) class, “Holiday Bow Making.” The class meets, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Later gator  The search was called off for two teens that ran off on a John Deere Gator.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings

October 14-20
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Grand jurors drawn for October term

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court Grand Jury with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  Jurors include:  More...

Obituaries

Ralph Wood

Ralph Wood of Waynesboro, 74, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Waynesboro has been his home since the early 1960s. He and his wife owned and operated Wood Jewelers in downtown Waynesboro for many years.   More...

Mildred Oglesby Cain

Mrs. Mildred Oglesby Cain passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Golden Living Center – Windermere in Augusta, Ga.  She was born in Sardis, Ga. in 1928 to the late Fannie Lloyd Baxley and Alford Quinnie Oglesby. More...

David Greene

Mr. David Greene, Sr. of Waycross, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 18, 2013. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. More...

School News

Classes dismissed at old Midville School

The classrooms are quiet. The children are gone.  For more than three decades, the old Midville School building had been bustling.  More...

Fond Memories

Midville resident Glenn Saxon remembers spending much of his childhood walking the hallways in Midville School, where he attended classes from 1943 until his graduation in 1953. More...

LOCAL SEVENTH GRADERS TAPPED BY DUKE UNIVERSITY

Sixty-two Burke County seventh graders will be taking college entrance exams soon.They were all selected for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) after scoring in the 95th percentile or higher on their Stanford Achievement Test More...

BANK HEIST

Capital City robbers still on the loose

Authorities are still looking for masked robbers who stormed into Capital City Bank last Thursday afternoon and demanded money from tellers.  The two men, both African American males possibly in their 30s, entered the Liberty Street bank through More...

Through war and peace

Daughters of Confederacy to restore 135-year old monument

It was erected just after the Civil War to honor Burke County’s fallen soldiers.  Now, the 135-year-old Confederate Monument is slowly falling too.  But descendents of the women who saw fit to construct the 30-foot memorial in Waynesb More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 22, 2003   Sterling Wimberly and Alphonso Andrews announced they would be candidates for the Burke County Commission post recently vacated by Herman Lodge.  More...

A WALK BACK IN TIME

Don Lively

Mama wasn’t real happy with me when she saw the picture.   More...

Sports

SECURING A SPOT

Bears maul Spartans to earn shot at another region title

The Bears not only picked up another region win last Friday night but also guaranteed their appearance in the region title game set for Nov. More...

NORTH AUGUSTA’S QUEEN

Jasmine Mallory Stone was recently crowned Homecoming Queen of North Augusta High School. The honor student is pictured with her father, Richard Stone of Waynesboro. More...

Spartans disappointed by Memorial on homecoming

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans weren't able to pull off a big homecoming win but they aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet.  The Spartans were shut out 47- 0 by Memorial Day School last Friday night, ending any chance they had at a r More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, OCT. 24   A Debate for Waynesboro’s Ward 3 city council candidates will be held, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Davis Park Community Center (former Teen Scene) on Davis Road. The Myles Youth Facility, Inc. is sponsoring their debate. More...

People

Burke BBQ Team RACKS UP

Two Burke County brothers racked up at The Real Squeal in Lyons. More...

MEMBERS ATTEND OFFICER TRAINING

BCHS FCCLA

Students in Burke County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently attended an officers training held at Camp John Hope in Ft. Valley. More...

BACKSTAGE PASSES

Some Edmund Burke Academy students got the VIP treatment when they hung out with Nashville’s up-and-coming “Spencer’s Own.” The fivebrother country band gave a private concert for every student who participated in the school&r More...

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