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News

College student killed in Highway 25 rollover

A Waynesboro college student was killed in a South Augusta wreck.  Akash Patel, 21, died Saturday afternoon when he was ejected from a Chevy pickup on Peach Orchard Road near the Pointe South Golf Club.  The truck was driven by Patel’ More...

Brer Rabbit and GRU want you Burke County

A Georgia Regents University research team is calling for creative submissions from Burke residents for the first ever online anthology dedicated to the stories popularized by Eatonton author, Joel Chandler Harris.  Now is the time for residents More...

ABRACADABRA!

Watch your children’s summer boredom disappear at the Burke County Library this Friday. More...

For The Record

Midville man sought in Dollar Depot attack

Deputies are looking for a Midville man who followed his girlfriend into the Dollar Depot and brutally beat and robbed her.  Charles Edward Rackins, 31, is charged with battery, robbery by force and cruelty to children.  “She had thei More...

From the Blotter

Tanked   Deputies are looking for a thief with gas. Last week a Waynesboro farmer reported that someone broke the locked fuel cap on his parked tractor and helped himself. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings May 26-June 1

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Church News

LETTER IX : FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES AND BAPTISM

I am excited about attending the baptism of your newborn child. My how time has flown! I remember my first letter to you when I told you about the meaning of the banner in your room. More...

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Fellowship Baptist   Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Vacation Bible School, 6:45 p.m. nightly, through Friday, June 6. Classes will be held for all ages.  Westminster   More...

School News

BCMS HONORS DAY 2014

Burke County Middle School’s annual awards program on May 8th honored those students who made outstanding achievements during the school year. More...

Photo

  Students in Angela Joiner’s piano and vocal program performed for their parents and grandparents during a recital at Greenfork Baptist Church. More...

BCMS FFA GIVES TO THE CENTER FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

Burke County Middle School’s FFA chapter recently hosted a basketball tournament for students to help raise money for the Center for New Beginnings in Waynesboro. More...

Here comes brag

Nearly 1,000 cyclists to camp in Waynesboro

Waynesboro will be Bike Town, USA.  Tuesday morning, nearly 1,000 cyclists will pedal in for a three-day stay on Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG).  They will be followed by a several hundred-head entourage of family members and support st More...

LAYING DOWN THE LAW

Chief Deputy retires after 29 years

Goodbye sirens. More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 9, 2004  A Richmond County Deputy Sheriff was killed in a gunfight which erupted during an undercover drug bust just off Drone Road near Vidette. The shooter, 27 yearold Troy Knight, was also killed. More...

WHILE AGO

Have you ever been driving along, or out for a stroll, or even just sitting around on your porch or patio when a thought strikes you and makes you realize that it’s been a while since something happened? More...

Obituaries

Lovejoy (Joy) Skinner Wiley

Lovejoy (Joy) Skinner Wiley, 76, died on June 1, 2014, at her Sea Island Home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Waynesboro, Ga. on December 11, 1937 to Charles W., Jr., and Henrietta Boyer Skinner. More...

Annie Ward

Ms. Annie Ward of Midville, Ga. entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her residence.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Shellie Goodwin

Mrs. Shellie Goodwin of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Beech Branch Baptist Church. More...

People

Miss Brown to wed Mr. Kittrell

ENGAGEMENT

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Georgia College   Two Burke County residents have been honored for thier academic excellence at Georgia College in Milledgeville.  More...

Ava Berlin Farr

BIRTH

Stephen and Michelle Farr of Martinez announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Berlin, born May 12, 2014 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

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