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FOLK TAILS

Art project resurrected after nine years

A downtown art project is out of the box after nearly a decade in the dark.  In 2005, some 168 residents painted wooden tiles as part of “Folk Tails,” a project coordinated through the Augusta Art Factory.  More...

Basketball tourney provides scholarships

It’s round-ball for a really good reason.  Volunteers are busy planning the seventh annual Ballin’ For a Cause tournament and are looking for basketball teams to headline the double-elimination event.  The June 28-29 games are h More...

Highway 25 acreage rezoned commercial

Nearly 11 acres in Waynesboro have been rezoned to commercial property.  Last week the residentiallyzoned tract on Highway 25 North was changed at the request of Rosemont Baptist Church.   City council members approved the request 5-0. More...

For The Record

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Southern Bank to Carolyn Blount Meyers; Feb. 4, 2014; 029-013J; 1.1 acres; $49,201  Eddie J. Taylor to Jason E. Ansley and Brittany L. Ansley; Feb. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2014 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2014 term of Superior Court criminal session with Danny C. Craig presiding. More...

Obituaries

Lillie M. Hawthorne

Ms. Lillie Mae Hawthorne of Millen, Ga. entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Jones Grove Baptist Church. More...

Effie P. Ruffin

Mrs. Effie Lucille Proctor Ruffin of Augusta, GA entered into eternal rest Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at University Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at McKinney Branch Baptist Church. More...

Marvin W. Dishmond

Mr. Marvin W. Dishmond of Hephzibah, Ga. entered into eternal rest Monday, June 2, 2014 at University Hospital. More...

People

Miss Dobbs to wed Mr. Fowler

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Dobbs of Atlanta, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Whitney Wilhelmina Dobbs, to Daniel Thomas Fowler Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas Fowler Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga.  More...

BIRTH

Morgan “Cole” Edenfield   Brad and Morgan Edenfield, along with big brother Liam, announce the birth of their son Morgan “Cole,” born 8:00 a.m., May 20, 2014, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.  More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Jason Morris   More...

A NEW CHIEF

Larry Lewis named Burke’s top deputy

Burke County has a new chief deputy.  Larry Lewis is now second in command at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.  He was promoted June 1 when former chief deputy James Hollingsworth retired.  Sheriff Greg Coursey said he knew Lew More...

Sedan slices through mobile home

A resident on the east side of the county was startled Sunday night when he heard a loud crash and found a sedan parked in his kitchen.  More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 16, 2004  Over 1,800 bicyclists drove into town as the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (B.R.A.G.) brought its annual event here.  Dr. Joseph Larry Jackson. Jr. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

B.R.A.G.ING RIGHTS

The invasion is on.  Our town has been occupied.  In a good way.  To the local folks, you’ve probably noticed about a thousand extra people around here this week, many of them riding bicycles.  Don’t worry, they come More...

Sports

Burke County Night with Greenjackets is June 19

It’s almost time for bird dogs and baseball. Burke County Night with the Augusta Greenjackets is Thursday, June 19 and a big crowd is already planning to take over a section of Lake Olmstead Stadium. More...

Burke County golfers tapped for state honors

Two Burke County High School golfers have been selected for statewide honors based on their solid seasons this year.  More...

SUMMER SOFTBALL CAMP WITH THE LADY BEARS

More than two dozen young sluggers took to the softball field for a summer camp sponsored by the Dugout Club at Burke County High School. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, JUNE 14   Burke County Genealogical Society will hold its annual Homecoming meeting and covered dish dinner, 4 p.m., at Hopeful Baptist Church on Winter Road in Hephzibah. Everyone is welcome; bring a dish to share. More...

Church News

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Green Branch   Green Branch Christian Faith Center, located at 3254 Highway 25 N, Hephzibah, will host Vacation Bible School, 7-8:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday June 11-Friday, June 13.  Watkinsville   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Haven-Munnerlyn   Haven-Munnerlyn United Methodist Church will host its Annual Men and Women’s Day Program, 11 a.m., Sunday, June 15. The speaker is Rev. Ella Thomas.  McElmurray Tabernacle   More...

School News

SGA ELEMENTARY HONORS

SGA Elementary School honored students high academic achievements during the 2013- 2014 school term.   More...

Legals

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