May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

KJ’S TO OPEN SATURDAY

Buyout means new grocer in town

Harveys Supermarket has closed in Waynesboro but the doors to a new grocery store will open in its place Saturday.  The West Sixth Street store is being revamped and restocked this week to become a KJ’s IGA.  Customers should notice p More...

News

Sardis celebration is May 21

PARK DEDICATION

Sardis has something to celebrate.  It’s happening at 4 p.m. More...

Sign up begins for Project WINGS

Beginning May 15, landowners may sign up for grants to convert idle right-of-way land into wildlife habitat.  More...

Plant Vogtle water permit debated

Environmentalist groups led the charge at a public hearing last week on Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s application to withdraw up to 74 million gallons of water per day from the Savannah River for Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4.  More...

Sports

Injuries hamper Spartans at state

The 2014 baseball season has come to an end for the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy. After winning the first game in round one of the state playoffs, injuries plagued the Spartans, and they were defeated in games two and three. More...

Basketball Summer Skills

The Bears will offer a Basketball Summer Skills Camp for local boys and girls this summer. The camp, open to rising third-eighth graders, will be held June 2-5, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Burke County High School. More...

BURKE COUNTY TENNIS

Burke County High School tennis players were recognized at a banquet to celebrate the 2014 season.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Cochran Grove   Cochran Grove Baptist Church of Girard will continue its Annual Revival through May 16. Guest preachers are Rev. Ellis Godbee (Wed. Rev. Tony Wesby (Thurs.), Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. (Fri.).  St. Mark Methodist   More...

People

Miss Kitterman, Dr. Franklin exchange vows

Ms. Mary Hulet Humber Kitterman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Kitterman of Louisville, and Dr. Samuel George Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BURKE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL CUBS WITH CHARACTER

A number of Burke County Middle School students were recognized as Cubs with Character for the month of April, when classes were focusing on the character traits of courtesy, trustworthiness, respect for the environment, and integrity.  More...

Yes, they DAREd

Fifth graders at Faith Christian Academy accepted a DARE. Fifteen students recently participated in a graduation ceremony after completing the 2014 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program taught by Lt. Wanda Wells. More...

ANOTHER TEACHER ARRESTED - updated story

Burke County Public School’s 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year has been arrested for criminal attempt sexual assault on a student.   Burke County High School English teacher Debra Tanksley, 37, was booked into jail at lunchtime today (Wednesda More...

Voters back favorites in four local races Tuesday

YOU DECIDE

Races for all four of Burke County’s contested posts will be settled Tuesday when voters head to the polls for the May 20 Primary/ Non-partisan Election.  The county’s 16 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

If I Were Mayor

MADISON IS GEORGIA’S CHAMP

More than 5,600 Georgia sixth graders wrote essays in the annual If I Were Mayor contest.  The best one came from Waynesboro.  Edmund BurkeAcademy student Madison Mobley received $500 and was honored in Atlanta after winning over 11 other More...

Editorial

AFTER BOSS

The Boss has left the building.  Or, technically, the Boss has left the lawn.  The biggest, baddest, tastiest, most bodacious, boy- howdyest shindig on Planet Earth has come and gone once again.  Boss Hog, the barbecue cook off.  More...

LETTER VI: TO GO OR NOT TO GO TO CHURCH

I was so glad to hear that you were accepted into your college of choice! I know this will be a wonderful formation experience for you. You will learn many new things and meet many new people.  More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MAY 19, 2004  After Mayor Jesse Stone voted yes to break a tie, the Waynesboro City Council approved a liquor by-the-drink ordinance for the city. More...

For The Record

TWO JAILED, ONE WANTED

Three teens behind Keysville hold-up

Two teens have been jailed and another is wanted for pistol whipping and robbing a man in Keysville.  Sendarius Birdine, 17, was picked up Friday afternoon after deputies received an anonymous tip that he was riding a bike down Gough-Red Hill Ro More...

HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE

Driver charged in River Road fatality

A Hephzibah driver was under the influence of drugs during a violent 2013 wreck that killed a Plant Vogtle commuter. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings May 5-11

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Obituaries

Joan Parkerson Prescott

Mrs. Joan P. Prescott, 76, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  More...

Agnes Oglesby Miles

Mrs. Agnes Oglesby Miles of Dearing, 81, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family. She was a native and longtime resident of Burke County. More...

Roger Whitener

William Roger “Froggie” Whitener of Waynesboro, 61, husband of Judy Kay Page Whitener, entered into rest Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was currently working. More...

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