February 5, 2014 RSS feed / 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...

Unemployment rate drops to 9.2 percent

Is 5-year low the real thing?

Burke County’s unemployment rate continues to fall … but the numbers can be misleading.  During the month of December, the jobless rate fell to 9.2 percent, the lowest mark since October 2008.  According to figures just release More...

Sons of Jubal to be in concert Tuesday in Waynesboro

A concert choir made up of music ministers from around the state will perform in Waynesboro next week.  Rosemont Heights Baptist Church will host the Sons of Jubal in a concert on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Burke County High School. More...

SNOW DAY!

Youngsters across the county made the most of the snow and ice last week with snowball fights, snowmen and makeshift sleds and tube rides. 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...

Three Bears to make it official on National Signing Day

A trio of Bears are making their college football plans official on National Signing Day.  Burke County High School’s Donquell “Gator” Green, Jermaine “Jay” Baxley and Bryant Wilson are each expected to sign a Natio More...

CHAMBER OFFICERS

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce also voted in its 2014 slate of officers and board of directors at the annual meeting last week. More...

Planters EMC offers opportunities for students

2014 Walter Harrison Scholarship   More...