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BACK IN THE GAME

Two-time local recipient returns to Transplant Games

Whether she medals in any event or not, Sherrell Gay has plenty to celebrate.  This time two years ago, she was biding her time in a hospital bed, needing a second heart transplant and a new kidney to survive.  More...

Property owners urged to review assessments

HOW WILL YOU BE TAXED?

Tax assessments should be hitting the mailboxes of Burke County property owners today (Wednesday).  Almost 17,000 assessments were sent out to let real and personal property owners know the values that will be used for tax purposes in the coming More...

Burke County unemployment bumps to 9 percent

After a seven-month decline, Burke County’s unemployment rate climbed back to 9 percent.  According to May figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, most of the increase came from layoffs in health care and social assistanc More...

Sports

Burke golfer helps state all-star team to win

A Burke County golfer helped the South team to a win in the annual Senior All-Star Tournament sponsored by the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association.  Dalton Quick, who graduated from Burke County High School in May, won both of his match More...

HERE'S THE PITCH

More than 30 young sluggers took to the baseball diamond last week for the Extra Innings Baseball Camp at Burke County High School. More...

Obituaries

Ira Hilton Black

Mr. Ira H. Black of Sardis, 86, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University Hospital.  More...

Lee R. Cooper

Mr. Lee R. Cooper of Vidette, Ga. entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Peel Grove Baptist Church. More...

Lurethia K. Holmes

Mrs. Lurethia K. Holmes of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelical Church. More...

Legals

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Drive-in theatre planned for Burke

COMING ATTRACTION

The big screen could be in store for Burke County.  If all goes according to plan, a drive-in movie theatre may be up and running in the northern part of the county by Christmas.  Greiner Circle resident William Taylor, a retiree who migrat More...

MEN WHO COOK

I’ve been barbecuing since I was old enough to know myself. It was a big part of my upbringing on our family farm in Burke County. I remember how excited I would get when my parents let me and my brothers Robert, R.C. More...

Editorial

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If you are reading this and if you are a native of any locality south of the Mason-Dixon line or if you have spent any amount of time around the Blessed South or associated for very long with any blessed residents of the Blessed South or even if you More...

THE TIMES, THEY ARE A’ CHANGIN’

I have been up here in the Tennessee mountains in classes at Sewanee seminary. More...

THE POOR ARE UN-AMERICAN

America was viewed from its beginning as “The Land of Opportunity.” Those fleeing poverty, oppression, and seeking religious liberty saw the American Colonies as a place where old ideas and restrictions could be cast off. More...

For The Record

Former Midville mayor sent to federal prison

Midville’s former mayor will go to prison along with six former bank executives he worked with in Savannah.  Isaac Jefferson Mulling, 54, was sentenced to 22 months be- hind bars during a Federal Court hearing.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings June 23-29

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REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:    Estate of Lewis Roy Hillis to Sean Halfacre and Kristen Halfacre; April 18, 2014; 138-011 (part of); 143.2 acres; $146,780   Kary’s P More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Ward Grove   Ward Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th Anniversary, Sunday, July 6. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. and worship service is at 11:30 a.m. Worship leaders are Deacon Levert and Sis. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Makinizi Hoover   More...

BIRTH

Della Kate Yelton   Rocky and Lee Yelton of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Della Kate Yelton, born May 13, 2014 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.  She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.  Grandpa More...

LEWIS RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Waynesboro Councilmember Brenda Lewis, center, received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) 81st Annual Convention in Savannah on June 23.  More...