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Waynesboro firefighters are reaching new heights. The agency has purchased a used $50,000 Aerial truck with a ladder that reaches 10 stories. More...

News

TICKETS GOING FAST

Outdoorsman, TV host to speak at sportsmen’s supper

A professional angler made famous by his television shows will be a fisher of men in Burke County.  Hank Parker, longtime host of fishing and hunting shows, will speak in Waynesboro March 6 at the annual sportsmen’s supper hosted by Rosemo More...

Nominees sought for State Court Judge

By Governor’s commission

The Judicial Nominating Commission is compiling a list of attorneys qualified to be Burke County’s next State Court Judge.  The Governor will soon appoint a new judge to the bench that was left vacant Jan. More...

Rep. Barrow to visit Waynesboro Saturday

CONGRESS ON THE CORNER

U.S. Congressman John Barrow will break bread, or biscuits, with Burke County residents Saturday morning. Congressman Barrow (GA-12) will host “Congress on the Corner” town hall meetings in Burke and Emanuel counties Saturday. More...

For The Record

Reward increased to $10,000

The family of a missing Alzheimer’s patient has upped the reward for her safe return to $10,000, Waynesboro Police Chief Augustus Palmer III announced last week.  Police have been searching for 77-year-old Arletha Bennett since Jan. More...

Police catch rape suspect

A man accused of raping a mentally challenged woman has been apprehended. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings February 3-10

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, FEB. 15   Waynesboro High School’s Class of 1976 will meet at Applebee’s on Windsor Spring Road, 1 p.m., for lunch and a movie. Contract Audrey Jenkins 706-289-8631 for more information.  MONDAY, FEB.17   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

McKinnie Branch   McKinnie Branch Baptist Church will host its Black History Program, 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 16. Outstanding black leaders will be recognized during the service.  Gospel Explosions   More...

People

BCMS TEACHER AWARDED GRANT

Allie R. Crockett, Burke County Middle School Agricultural Education teacher, was awarded $500 through the Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Dr. Joe B. Crane Classroom Grant Program. More...

HOG HUNT

Burke County’s wild hog population is down by three. Cheyenne Luke, Will Horton, Paul Billips, Mary Cate Jackson, Joe Jackson and Wyatt Wade helped harvest two big boars and a sow. More...

Rotary speech contest set for Feb. 24

Initiated in 1997 by Dublin Rotarian and Past District Governor, Preston Johnson, the District 6920 Rotary Speech Contest is a special project engaging Rotarians, educators, and students in a meaningful and rewarding opportunity for personal developm More...

Blythe man killed in wreck

A Blythe man was killed Thursday morning when he crashed into a tree.  Ernest Gary Swindell Jr., 25 was driving on Highway 88 near Moxleyville Road in Keysville when he lost control of his Toyota Tundra and crashed.  The truck split into tw More...

ONPOINT

Shell Bluff native repspected as field trial judge

This is familiar country.  More...

Editorial

DAWNING

I can’t sleep so I watch the little folks in the forest.  I don’t know what, or who they are, the tiny creatures who play in the edge of my woods throughout the night into the early morning hours.  More...

IF MOMMA ISN’T HAPPY, NOBODY IS HAPPY!

PARENTS PLEASE PUT ON YOUR OWN OXYGEN MASK BEFORE PLACING ONE ON YOUR CHILD

I was exercising earlier today—yes I know that is difficult to believe— and a friend stopped me and we discussed the fact that she felt that her child’s needs were not being met so she was thinking of visiting another church that ha More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 11, 2004   State Senator Don Cheeks again rejected a request for a pay increase for the Burke County Board of Education. More...

Sports

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Bears sign Letter of Intent to play college football

Donquell Green, center, signs with Marshall University, where he’ll play on a full scholarship. More...

Five BCHS wrestlers qualify for state

Nearly half a dozen members of Burke County High School’s wrestling team will have their shot at state titles in their weight classes.  Five of the nine Bears that competed in the State Sectional tournament last weekend  More...

Spartans slam the Buccaneers

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans picked up their 11th win of the season last Tuesday by defeating Briarwood Academy 59-31.  Seniors Ben Murray and Jordan Keller led the Spartan offense with 13 and 9 points, respectively. More...

Obituaries

June Eileen Hart

June Eileen Hart, 82, passed peacefully under Hospice Care from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Statesboro, Ga., where she moved in 2011. More...

Martha Louise Chandler

Mrs. Louise Chandler of Girard, 102, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 16, 1911, the daughter of the late W.L. and Mattie Oglesbee. Mrs. More...

William Broadus Carter

William Broadus Carter of Waynesboro, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away February 6, 2014. He was born November 14, 1925 in Stellaville, Ga. to the late J. Lee Carter Sr. and Sarah Johnson Carter. More...

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