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Solicitor-General Post: Will anybody run?

Just two days into qualifying and four candidates are in the running for county offices.  But as of 5 p.m. More...

News

Founder remembered at DUI/Drug Court graduation

A first without Judge Daniel

Leon Litwinski, a structural iron worker, was at ground zero the tragic Tuesday that terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City and the lives of thousands of Americans along with them.  More...

Pro angler Parker to visit the ’Boro on Thursday

A few hunting and fishing stories told by one of the greatest in the sport will be on tap Thursday night in Waynesboro.  That’s when professional angler and hunter Hank Parker will headline Rosemont Heights Baptist Church’s annual sp More...

SOUTHERN VOICE

Poet debuts in Oxford American

A Burke County native has been published in one of the South’s most celebrated literary magazines.  Diana Royal’s poem “Taciturn” appears in the Tennessee Music edition of Oxford American.  More...

For The Record

Family Dollar robbed at gunpoint

IN SARDIS

Burke County deputies want to know who held-up the Family Dollar in Sardis, and they’re willing to pay big for answers.  A reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of two masked men who stormed into the Charles Perry Av More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. More...

Teen jailed for hold-up

A Waynesboro teen has been identified as the gunman in a Herman Lodge Boulevard hold-up.  Xavier Howard, 19, is being held without bond at the Burke County Jail for armed robbery, aggravated assault and probation violation.  According to Wa More...

Obituaries

Leah Marie Brumfield

Leah M. Brumfield 35, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014.  She was native of Colorado and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Mary Bell Wood Jenkins

Mary Bell Wood Jenkins of Waynesboro, age 83, went to her heavenly home Monday, March 3, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County who was born on July 5, 1930 to the late “Pres” and Bertha Wood. More...

Lillian Rountree Shaw

Lillian Rountree Shaw of Waynesboro, 89, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County who was born on October 3, 1924, to the late Lewis R. Rountree, Sr. and Lillian Penroe Rountree. More...

Legals

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Real estate agent dies in collision

A local real estate agent was killed Friday morning while taking her two daughters to school.  Much of Burke County is mourning the death of Midville resident Leah Brumfield.  The 35-year-old realtor was not only well known in the business More...

REWARD DEAD-ENDS DIESEL THIEVES

Money talks.  An unknown resident took Lovett Trucking Company up on a $1,000 reward in exchange for the names of two Waynesboro men believed to have stolen approximately 320 gallons of diesel.  Last week, Ronderick McBride, 34, and Xavier More...

Editorial

CLEAR, FOR NOW

“It was over. The ice was gone and with it went the constant noise of the destruction it caused for 24 hours.  There was a calm after the storm.  I sat on the north porch enjoying the quiet stillness.   More...

THE DATING GAME

In one form or another, the dating game has been going on for a long, long spell. More...

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Sports

Lady Spartans wrap up solid season on the court

More wins than the past two seasons combined and a trip to the state playoffs – that’s what Coach Larry Keller and the Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy accomplished this year. More...

PLAY BALL!

Fans and players gathered at the Burke County High School baseball complex to dedicate the newly renovated facilities last Saturday. Below, Dan Wiggins, a Bears announcer and former football coach, hurls the first pitch at the ceremony. More...

Faith Christian tennis team hosts first match of season

The Faith Christian Academy Eagles tennis team hosted their first match of the season.  The Eagles took on Vidalia Heritage Academy last Saturday.   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, MAR. 6   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Georgia REA President Rita Marable is guest speaker.   More...

People

HERITAGE EXPO DRAWS HUNDREDS

Nearly 800 students took part in the Black Youth Heritage Expo at Boggs Rural Life Center in Keysville last week. The traveling hands-on exhibit highlights African American history with an emphasis on black cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers.  More...

4-Hers Bring Home District Awards

Burke County 4-Hers competed at Junior-Senior District Project Achievement (DPA) at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton and brought home a number of awards.  More...

21 SENIORS INDUCTED INTO Debutante Debonair Society

The Burke County Debutante Debonair Society inducted 21 high school seniors into the 2014 Co-hort. More...