May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS

Basketball program keeping kids out of trouble

Hand them a basketball and they’re less likely to get in trouble.  That’s the mantra of former Waynesboro Vice-Mayor Chick Jones as he prepares to kick off his free basketball program, Summer Night Lights, for the fourth straight yea More...

News

DOWNTOWN SARDIS PARK DEDICATION

Residents of Sardis and Mayor Preston Conner, below right, celebrated the dedication of the new park at the corner of Charles Perry and Girard avenues. The landscaped greenspace is bordered by a large mural depicting historic icons of the town. More...

Friday events kick off at library

There are prizes in store for children who turn pages at the Burke County Library this summer.  The library’s Summer Reading Program has kicked off and runs until July 25, giving children who read 30 books or log 15 hours the chance to win More...

FUN ON THE COURTS

TENNIS CLINICS  Children ages 6-8 are invited to participate in a week-long tennis clinic the week of June 2 - 8. Each class runs 8:30-10:45 a.m. at the Citizens Park Tennis Facility.   More...

Sports

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY SPORTS AWARDS

Edmund Burke Academy athletes were recognized at a sports banquet. Special honors were presented in the following sports:   More...

Senior Bear finishes strong in Class AAAA state tourney

Dalton Quick is leaving the Bears on a high note.  The Burke County golfer, who graduated this week, topped off his high school year with a good showing at the Class AAAA state golf tournament.  The tournament, which was one of 11 hosted by More...

Obituaries

Thomas Evans

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Ethel Mae Bunch

Ethel Mae Bunch of Millen, 62, passed away at her residence, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a native of Jenkins County and was a lifelong resident of Jenkins and Burke County. More...

Kyle Baber

Mr. Kyle Baber of Girard, Ga. entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 18, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

People

OFFICIAL THANK YOU

Willie Mae Cooper’s 42-year legacy of service to the CSRA EOA Burke County Head Start program was recognized by Rep. More...

SGA teacher to attend Mickelson Academy

SGA Elementary teacher Nancy Brinson won’t break from the classroom completely this summer.  She was selected from among 1,100 teachers nationwide to attend the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in Jersey City, N.J.  More...

FOUR YEARS LATER

Seven 2010 Edmund Burke Academy graduates received their bachelors degrees at the University of Georgia Commencement held this month at Sanford Stadium in Athens.  More...

PLANTERS EMC

Co-op focuses on communications

Planters Electric Membership Corporation is strengthening its communications efforts, citing lessons learned during February’s ice storm.  The one-inch ice accumulation was catastrophic for the member-owned cooperative, tearing down most o More...

Sex offender gets 30 years for assault

A Girard man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime against a disabled man in a nursing home was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  More...

Dr. Ronny J. Sayers died Sunday. May 25

LONGTIME SARDIS PHYSICIAN

Dr. Ronny J. Sayers, who practiced medicine in Sardis for 28 years, died Sunday, May 25 in Augusta at age 74.  Dr. Sayers opened his family practice clinic in Sardis in 1984 and treated patients there until he retired in 2012.  More...

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THE CHALLENGE

My son didn’t know how to respond to what he’d just heard from one of our huge family’s most beloved members.  When he walked up to me at The Pond he looked like he’d been punched in the gut.   More...

LETTER VIII: MARRIAGE AND SERVICE

Wow! It is so good to hear of your graduation and that you are getting married! I look forward to being there when you take on new vows in the same church where you took on your Baptismal Vows. More...

For The Record

Two arrested for dealing crack

Two middle- aged crack dealers have been arrested by Waynesboro police.  Convicted felons Linwood Kent, 53, and Larry Davis, 58, both of Waynesboro, were taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon after their large stash was uncovered during a tr More...

Dirt bike driver hit by truck at night

A dirt bike driver continues to recover after colliding with a truck on Old Waynesboro Road.  Hephzibah resident Taylor Boyd, 21, was rushed to Georgia Regents Medical Center just after midnight Sunday after suffering serious head injuries.  More...

Lightning may have caused Midville fire

Midville was visited by flood, fire and explosion.  Saturday night’s thunderstorm could have been the catalyst behind a Highway 17 blaze.  According to a spokesperson at the Burke County EMA, a partially constructed workshop burned ar More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

McElmurray Grove   McElmurray Grove Baptist Church will continue its Revival Services, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Thursday, May 29. Guest evangelist is Rev. Willie Givens.  Gospel Explosions   More...

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