January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Leading Ladies

The Lady Bears have been turning heads across the state as they continue to tally wins this season. Burke County High School’s girls basketball team is off to their best start in years, boasting a 12-2 record, and is currently ranked No. More...

News

Brown named Waynesboro's vice-mayor

Waynesboro councilman Herman Brown will be the city’s vice-mayor for the next two years.  He accepted the position Monday night, despite the fact that he nominated someone else.  The floor was open for suggestions at city council&rsqu More...

SIBLING RIVALRY

Litter mates ran their way to champion and runner-up honors in the Georgia Derby Championship which finished up Sunday. More...

TAKING THEIR OATHS

Elected officials in Burke County cities have been raising their right hands and taking their oaths of office. Pictured below, are ceremonies in Waynesboro, Keysville and Sardis. More...

For The Record

Burke County Jail Bookings, December 28-January 6

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From the Blotter

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Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Odom Hayes

Nancy Odom Hayes of Waynesboro, 87, entered into rest Saturday, January 4, 2014. She was born in Girard on April 7, 1926 to the late J. Fulwood Odom and Pearl Oglesbee Odom. More...

Edward Pierce Eaves

Mr. Edward Pierce Eaves of Keysville passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Jefferson County and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Calvin E. Ward

Calvin E. Ward, 71, of Millen died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at his residence.  Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at the Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro with Dee Humphreys, Greg Coursey and Rev. Andy Allen officiating.  More...

Legals

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COMING HOME

Charlie Battery soldiers return from Afghanistan

They’ve spent the past nine months in western Afghanistan but they should be back in their hometowns by this weekend.  The soldiers of the Waynesboro-based Charlie Battery returned to the U.S. More...

NO NEW TAXES

Waynesboro officials shoot down tax hike

Waynesboro officials didn’t up property taxes after all.  In a surprise move last Monday night, council members shot down the proposed 16 percent hike which they’ve warned was on the horizon since late 2012.  More...

Editorial

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AROUND THESE PARTS

My skinny redheaded friend up in Pennsylvania is fond of saying "Time flies whether you’re having fun or not," her twist on the old saying "Time flies when you’re having fun."  Both adages are true, at least they are if you’ve More...

Burke Banter Boy

To the best of my memory, it all started on a summer Sunday in 1953. The place of the event was Magnolia Springs State Park. Plans for the reunion had been going on for several months. My great Granddaddy, Littleberry Jenkins, Sr. More...

Sports

Bears take first in wrestling tourney

Burke County High School’s wrestling team took first place in the Treutlen County Viking Invitational Tournament over Christmas break.  The Bears had four tournament champions, including Dekeeton Brown, Nick Tomlin, Tavaris Holmes and Donj More...

EBA teams ground Eagles on court

Edmund Burke Academy’s basketball teams started the new year off right.  Both the Spartans and Lady Spartans defeated David Emanuel Academy during their first games of 2014. More...

Lady Bears breeze by Lady Warriors

The Lady Bears rebounded from their first region loss with a big win over neighboring Jefferson County.  Burke County High School’s girls defeated the Lady Warriors 50-28 last Saturday.  Burke County was already ahead 19-10 at halftim More...

Church News

Church News

Endtime Faith   Endtime Faith Deliverance Church will host a three-night revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Jan. 8, 9 and 10.  Gospel Explosions   More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Miss Flakes to wed Mr. Phillips

Megan Michelle Flakes and Thomas Joshua “Josh” Phillips, both of Beaufort, SC, announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Vanessa Mutch and Valerie Peeples

Vanessa Mutch and Valerie Peeples have been nominated for the GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) award. More...

Kayla Miligan

Kayla Milligan graduated from the Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University on Dec. 15 with a degree in accounting. She is a 2009 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy. More...