February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SWEET SUCCESS

Pineland Bakery named Business of the Year

It’s become almost as iconic for Burke County as the bird dogs.  A must-stop for visitors and a morning ritual for many locals, Pineland Bakery has become one of the longest running, most successful businesses in Burke County.  More...

News

BCHS thespians present Southern comedy-drama

It’s a Southern thing.  This weekend, the curtains will be raised for “Steel Magnolias”  The iconic Robert Harling play, which was later adapted into a star-studded film, is presented by the Burke County High School Thesp More...

THE REST IS HISTORY

Old documents sought for Burke County Archives

The older the better.  Deeds, letters, wills, maps … anything with a little history.  Volunteers from the Burke County Genealogical Society are asking residents to rummage through attics, basements and boxes for anything that might h More...

Burke spared widespread outages from snow, ice

A number of Burke County homes lost power in the midst of last week’s icy weather, but it could have been much worse, power company officials say.  Both Georgia Power Company and Planters Electrical Membership Corporation were bracing for More...

Sports

Thomas receives Scholar Athlete award

Burke County High School senior Untorrey Thomas was presented with the 2013-2014 WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar- Athlete Award. A feature on Untorrey is expected to air on WJBF News Channel 6 in the next few weeks.  More...

BEST ON THE FIELD

Four football standouts were recognized for their stellar seasons at The Augusta Chronicle’s All Area Football Banquet. More...

Bears grind out OT win over Butler

The Bears celebrated Senior Night with an overtime victory over Butler.  Burke County High School’s boys (11-10, 4-4) edged by Butler 69-68 last Friday and powered past Hephzibah 66-57 the following night.  More...

Obituaries

Jerry Mallard Daniel

Judge Jerry Mallard Daniel of Waynesboro, 70, entered into rest late Thursday evening January 30, 2014 at his home. He was born March 10, 1943 to the late James Carswell “Moody” Daniel and Lorraine Mallard Daniel. More...

Leon Renard Stokes

Mr. Leon Renard Stokes of Sardis, 79, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Mr. Leon was a native and longtime resident of Savannah, and resided in Sardis for the past 16 years. More...

Stanley Butler

Mr. Stanley Butler of Sardis entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Beech Branch Baptist Church. More...

Legals

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SEND THE LIGHT

Landmark book distributor to close warehouse here

After 40 years in Waynesboro, the doors will close.  One of Burke County’s landmark businesses, Great Value Books is going out of business on Feb. More...

CAMINO REAL

Robber poses as customer, holds up restaurant

An armed robber couldn’t wait for a Waynesboro restaurant to clear out. Kelvin Osborne, 35, was arrested around 9 p.m. Saturday night after he held up Camino Real Mexican Restaurant.   More...

Editorial

INHUMAN ERROR

I’ve just lived through one of the most frustrating days I’ve had in a long while. Care to take a guess as to the cause?  Yep.  So called “modern technology.”  More...

MY BRAIN HURTS!

I have been auditing online a Basic College Algebra course that both my middle older brother and my daughter are taking. I am seeking solidarity with the two of them and trying to sharpen my brain a bit.  More...

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For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Scheduled to report Feb. 10

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors should report 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Gunman arrested in Christmas hold-up

A Waynesboro man has been jailed for a Christmas morning hold-up.  Police had been searching for 30-year-old Deldric Hughes since 1 a.m. December 25 when he assaulted and robbed two men who were leaving a party on Black Court. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings, January 27-February 3

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, FEB. 8   The Edmund Burke Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet, 10:30 a.m., at the Burke County Public Library. Program will be Georgia Day.  SUNDAY, FEB. 9   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Mills Grove   Mills Grove will host its Children’s Black History & Singing Extravaganza, 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Refreshments will be served. The church will also host its Annual Men & Women Day program, 11 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. More...

People

Kathryn Rocker and Taylor Sturkie to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Albert King Rocker of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Rocker, to James Taylor Sturkie, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

DURANT WINS DISTRICTWIDE SPELLING BEE

Burke County Middle School seventh grader Rosemary Durant won the Burke County Public Schools District Spelling Bee. More...

PRE-SCHOOL STORY HOUR

Little ones continued the snow fun last Friday during preschool story hour the Burke County Library, where they listened to stories and made snowman crafts. More...