February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying begins for five county seats

COMMISSION, SOLICITOR, BOE

Political hopefuls will be making it official next week.  Qualifying begins Monday, March 3 for five local offices.  Three non-partisan school boards posts are in the mix, as are two county commission slots and the Solicitor-General seat.&n More...

WHAT WILL COX DO?

General-Solicitor Jackson Cox says he will not qualify for reelection to his current post. The local attorney has announced interest in the State Court Judge position left vacant by the Jan. More...

News

U.S. Energy Secretary applauds federal loan guarantees for Plant Vogtle reactors

POWERFUL VISITOR

The U.S. Secretary of Energy came to Burke County to mark history in the nation’s energy industry.  More...

African American HERITAGE AWARDS

The 88th African American History Month Observance and African American Heritage Awards Program were held February 22 with the theme, “Civil Rights in America.”  Magistrate Judge Emanuel Larkin, Jr., president of Burke County Improve More...

Title Ad Valorem Tax opt-in ends Friday

Georgia drivers have three more days to opt-in for the Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT).  Through Feb. 28, residents who purchased cars on or af- ter Jan. More...

Sports

Wrestler places at state tourney

A Burke County High School wrestler was among the best at the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship last weekend.  Nick Tomlin placed sixth among the Georgia’s top wrestlers in the 132-pound weight class. More...

Lady Bears fight hard in first round of state

The Lady Bears wrapped up a remarkable season on the basketball court as they played in the state tournament last week in Albany. More...

STATE CHAMPION

John Dennis “JD” Rogers, son of Robbie and Denise Rogers of Lyons and the grandson of Robert and Jane Rogers of Waynesboro and the late Jack and Norma Moore of Lyons, won the Class AA GHSA Wrestling State Championship 195 pound weight cla More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

McElmurray Tabernacle   McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church of Waynesboro will continue its Annual Spring Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Feb. 27. Guest evangelist is Rev. Tommie L. Walker, Jr.  Palmer Grove   More...

People

Rotary Speech Winner

Kaleb Tobat, a senior at Burke County High School, is the winner of the annual Waynesboro Rotary Speech Contest. More...

People in the News

Whitney Dixon   Whitney Dixon received the President’s Scholastic Award at the University of Georgia for the fall semester. She is a 2013 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy, where she was valedictorian. More...

FIRST NATIONAL AWARDS EDUCATION GRANTS

Five Burke County educators received grants this spring from First National Bank’s Education First Fund. More...

Real estate agent killed in Hwy 56 wreck

A Waynesboro real estate agent was killed this morning (Friday) in a collision on Highway 56 South.   Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey confirmed that Leah Brumfield, an agent for Hawkins & Whitaker, did not survive. More...

Price tag climbs for power repairs

The lights are on but the work is far from finished.  More...

Turkey Neck Tumble

A truckload of turkey necks took a tumble on Highway 80. It happened Thursday when the Kentucky driver who was hauling the frozen cargo fell asleep behind the wheel. More...

Editorial

THAT STORM, PART TWO

When last we met I was standing in the middle of a frozen perdition compliments of the Dixie Icepocalypse 2014.  More...

HB 875: DECRIMINALIZATION OF GUNS IS NOT THE ANSWER

Guest Editorial

It is almost impossible to see or read the news without coming across a headline relating to gun violence. Just in the last 2 years, some of the headlines have gone down in history as some of the most heart wrenching tragedies of our lifetime. More...

IS HAPPINESS A SIN?— A COLUMN

Suffering, sacrifice, self-reliance are facts of life. Not only are they facts of life, many believe they are life requirements. More...

For The Record

IT’S NOT OVER

Investigators retrace rumors as probe continues into disappearance,death of retired teacher

The community said their final goodbyes to the late Arletha Bennett on Monday.  The funeral is over but the investigation into her death still continues.  The 77-year-old retired teacher, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had been missin More...

Three jailed in pistol whipping

A Waynesboro man was shot at and pistol whipped just a stone’s throw from police headquarters.  The alleged offenders, Santiago Reyes, 30, and his friend James Ryan Newsome, 21, were jailed last Tuesday night after officers were dispatche More...

From the Blotter

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Obituaries

Arletha Diane Bennett

Arletha Diane Bennett was born September 12, 1936 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Neely Bennett, Sr.  Funeral services were held on Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:00 noon at Waynesboro Evangelistic Church. More...

Elizabeth “Anne” Johnson

Elizabeth “Anne” Johnson of Waynesboro, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014.   More...

Ruth Browning Ford

Ruth Browning Ford, 99, of Pine Needle Road in Burke County passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 8, 1914 in Durham, NC to the late Charles W. Browning and Emma Mae Wicker Browning. More...

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