April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Music Fest

Exchange Club rolls out Saturday night beach music

It’s the biggest beach party in Burke County.  This Saturday night, it’s on at the Waynesboro Exchange Club Fairgrounds where the Swingin’ Medallions, The Tams and Keith Gregory will be cranking out favorites.  More...

News

Farm Bill session offered for farmers

Federal legislation that will heavily impact Burke County will be the focus of a meeting here next week.  An educational meeting for the Agricultural Act of 2014, which was passed in February, will be hosted next Thursday at the Burke County Off More...

Jobs on upswing for Burke

Unemployment rate lowest since 2008

The job market for Burke County residents is beginning to crack open.  During the month of February, the preliminary unemployment rate dipped to 9 percent … its lowest mark since October 2008.  More...

SCOUTS HONOR

Eagle Scouts reunite five decades after earning badges

Fifty-three years ago, they received the highest rank in scouting.  Saturday, Burke County’s Eagles Scouts of 1961 reunited and reminisced about those fledging days.  More...

Sports

EDMUND BURKE TENNIS

EBA tennis teams suffered their first losses of the season. The Spartans lost their match to Frederica Academy last Tuesday but won against Brentwood on Thursday. The Lady Spartans lost both matches. More...

SPRING FEVER

Local hunters are springing into turkey season with success. Above, Noah Mallard, 12, and Tommy Ansley bagged these two birds on a public Wildlife Management Area. More...

Bears top ARC in seventh for region win

Burke County High School picked up two wins on the baseball diamond last week, one of them a region game against the Academy of Richmond County.  The Bears traded the lead five times with Richmond Academy last Tuesday before grabbing it for good More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, APRIL 3   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center.  SATURDAY, APRIL 5   More...

People

SGA STUDENT WINS NATIONAL NAYGN DRAWING CONTEST

An SGA fifth grader has sparked national recognition with her artwork depicting nuclear energy. More...

EBA STUDENTS HELP RAISE $6,000

Edmund Burke Academy students turned on their talents at the Spartan Rock Café to help raise funds for two big projects. More...

BCHS ECOLOGY STUDENTS TOUR VOGTLE

A group of Burke County High Schools students had a chance to see their science lessons in action at Plant Vogtle. More...

COW CRASHES

Two wrecks caused by loose livestock

There’s been a pair of close encounters … of the bovine kind.  In three days time, Burke County deputies were called to two car-to-cow collisions.  While the drivers were not seriously hurt, the cars and the cattle weren’ More...

A SHRINKING COUNTY?

Census shows Burke’s population is still declining

Georgia may be growing … but Burke County is losing folks.  According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has steadily lost residents since 2011. More...

Editorial

CALLING THEM UP

My nephew and I have had a running discussion about turkey hunting. More...

INVESTMENTS

I was reading an article in my denomination’s national online site and there was a story of how through a national fund we are providing micro-loans to third world women which gives them opportunities to go into business and accumulate wealth. More...

BANKING TATERS

Burke Banter Boy

Rarely can someone be found this day and time that banks sweet potatoes. In fact, it is hard to find anyone that knows how to bank sweet potatoes or even the reason for banking sweet potatoes. More...

For The Record

Hanging interrupted by fellow-inmates

An inmate tried to hang himself at the Burke County Jail.  Cortavious Johnson, 23, was transported to Burke Medical Center around 7:30 p.m. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings March 24-30

AGENCIES BCSO: Burke County Sheriff’s Office DNR: Department of Natural Resources GSP: Georgia State Patrol MPD: Midville Police Department  More...

Obituaries

Shelly Williams Lynch

Shelly Williams Lynch of Waynesboro, age 60, entered into rest Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was born November 11, 1953. Shelly was a homemaker who loved her family and her church family at East Burke Baptist Church. More...

Valencia Jenkins

Ms. Valencia Jenkins of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. More...

Isiah Kirkland

Rev. Isiah Kirkland of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

School News

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

Edmund Burke Academy has released the names of high school students who made the honor roll for the second and third quarters. More...

FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

Faith Christian Academy announced the names of students listed on the honor roll for the third quarter. More...

ALL-COUNTY CHORAL CONCERT

More than 400 auditioned choral students participated in the All-County Choral Concert at Burke County High School. More...

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