December 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drivers die in explosion, rollover

Awaiting IDs

The Burke County Coroner is trying to identify two men who were killed in separate accidents on state highways.  The first happened around 8:30 a.m. More...

News

AFTER THE FIRE

Police want to help officer, burned family members

Waynesboro police are trying to help a family that lost home and health in one fell swoop.  On Friday, Dec. More...

Waynesboro tax bills delayed until 2014

Waynesboro tax bills won’t be mailed until 2014 but residents can get their 2013 deductions if they act fast.  More...

Federal unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28

For long-time jobless

Unemployment benefits will run out this Saturday for a number of jobless Burke County residents.  According to the Georgia Department of Labor, federal benefits which were extended for the long-term unemployed are scheduled to end on Dec. More...

Sports

Bears pick up wins over neighbors

Even with injuries and absences, the Bears were able to add three wins to their record last week.  They defeated Screven County 91-54 last Tuesday and beat Jenkins County 64-53 and Jefferson County 47-40 over the weekend.  They pulled off t More...

Lady Bears claim three more wins

The Lady Bears tallied three more wins last week, improving their record to 8-1.  Burke County High School’s girls eased past Screven County 62-40 last Tuesday, trampled Jenkins County 73-25 on Friday and defeated Jefferson County 58-43 Sa More...

Scenes from Edmund Burke's Holiday Classic

Edmund Burke Academy’s second annual Holiday Classic basketball tournament brought a dozen teams to Waynesboro for two full days of action on the court. More...

Obituaries

Ann Richards Harris Wood

Ann Harris Wood, a Georgia native, residing mostly in Augusta, born on December 12, 1934 to Mary Annette Howard Richards and William Franklin Richards at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta died on December 17, 2013.  More...

Minus H. Sikes, Jr.

Minus H. Sikes, Jr. of Midville, 67, entered into rest Thursday, December 19, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He worked at Burke Truck and Tractor for 30 years. More...

Legals

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WAR EAGLE!

Lambert opts for Auburn

At 2 o’clock that morning, even he didn’t know which way he’d go.  But by the time DaVonte Lambert slipped an Auburn University cap on his head last Wednesday afternoon, he knew he’d made the right decision.  More...

Commissioners, school board keep steady

Property Taxes

Despite the fact that Burke County’s property tax digest is up over $350 million this year, taxpayers won’t get a break in their tax bills.  More...

Editorial

THE SOUTHERN SAINT NICK

There’s a little known tale about Christmas in the South that has been lost to history.  Through exhaustive research I am able to share it with you as we celebrate the Season once again.  More...

MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY!

Here and now and in print I must confess that my family puts up our Christmas Tree right after Thanksgiving and I love to listen to Delilah’s Christmas music on the radio all of December, long before we celebrate Christmas and the Twelve Days o More...

Merry Christmas

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For The Record

Teen indicted for aunt’s murder

To be tried as adult

A 14-year-old accused of stabbing her aunt to death will stand trial as an adult.  Diana Antionette Decade has been indicted by a Grand Jury for the murder of 49-year-old Shirley Mack.  The 15-woman, 8-man jury returned “true bills&rd More...

4-VEHICLE WRECK

Three people were injured Friday afternoon in a four-vehicle wreck on Highway 56 North near Brier Creek. According to deputies, the accident happened when a driver swerved to miss a car that ran off the road and wrecked in a ditch. More...

Burke County Grand Jury returns True Bills

The October 2013 Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictment during a Dec. 5 session with Judge J. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist of Gough   First Baptist Church of Gough will hold its Choir Anniversary, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29.  St. Clair   More...

People

FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HOLDS CHARTER CEREMONY FOR BETA CLUB

Faith Christian Academy held a Charter Ceremony for its new chapters of the National Beta Club and the National Junior Beta Club. National Beta Club. More...

Burke 4-Hers enjoy busy fall livestock show season

More than 20 Burke County 4- H members were involved in showing beef cattle, dairy cattle and market goats at livestock shows across the state this fall.  More...

GSU ART EXTRAVAGANZA SHOWS OFF STUDENT TALENT

Dontanarious Kelly, an eighth grader at Burke County Middle School, was chosen to participate in the College of Education’s Art Extravaganza at Georgia Southern University. More...