October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Let's Ride

They’re fast, they’re fun and they’re only here one week out of the entire year. Nearly two dozen rides were hauled in to fill the midway at the Waynesboro Exchange Club fairgrounds. More...

News

Advance voting set to begin Oct. 13

FOR GENERAL PRIMARY

The first votes in November’s General Election will be cast next week.  Advance voting begins Monday for Burke County voters.  While no there are no opposed local races, there are a dozen state contests on the ballot including the sen More...

THIS AIN'T OUR FIRST RODEO

2nd Annual Saddlecreek Rodeo set for Oct. 17 & 18

It’s time for boots, broncs and bull riding in Burke County.  Advance tickets are now on sale for the second annual Saddlecreek Rodeo.  The big event opens next Friday night and will draw world champion cowboys and cowgirls contending More...

IN HOT WATER

Waynesboro offers free water heaters & rebates

Waynesboro residents are going tankless.  Through the month of October, the City of Waynesboro is offering $400 rebates to customers who purchase gas tankless water heaters.  More...

Sports

Lady Bears bury Lakeside, fall to powerful Wayne Co.

Amber Hills bats the cycle, earns 5 RBIs against Wayne County

The Lady Bears started last week off with a big win over Lakeside High School.  Burke County High School’s softball team (10-14, 4-4) battered the Lady Panthers 14-3 before the run-rule ended the game. More...

LADY SPARTANS BOW OUT

The Lady Spartans’ season came to an end Monday when they were disappointed by the number one team in the region, Southland Academy, in the first round of class AAA state playoffs. More...

Primitive weapons deer season opens Oct. 11

Children may hunt with firearms this weekend

Black powder rifles, and bows and arrows. These are the weapons of choice during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season beginning Saturday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Charles Warren Mallard

Mr. Charles Warren Mallard of Brooklet, Ga., age 83, died Friday at his home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Girard, Ga. native was a 1948 graduate of Girard High School. More...

People

Garner Elizabeth Kloskey

BIRTH

Mark and Hannah Kloskey are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Garner Elizabeth, born August 3, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

LT. BEN SENTELL

Highway named for fallen agent

A highway in Burke County now bears the name of a special agent who lost his life on it. Highway 24 West, from Waynesboro to Highway 305, was dedicated as the Special Agent Lt. Benjamin Louis Sentell Memorial Highway. More...

BIG MAC DELAY

Reopening delayed for McDonald's

The reopening of the McDonald’s store in Waynesboro has been delayed until the end of the month. More...

Editorial

LOFTY RECOLLECTIONS

When I was a kid I spent many hours in the hay loft in our old barn that doubled as my playhouse.  It was my tall ship if I wanted to play pirates.  My battlement if I was a Rebel soldier fighting off the Yankee hordes.  My fort on the More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 13, 2004  Ava Pittman, a senior at Burke County High School, was named Miss Black Burke County for 2004. More...

For The Record

BIG BOOM

Traffic was backed up on Liberty Street Tuesday afternoon after a City of Waynesboro boom truck was rear-ended near Burke Medical Center. More...

From the Blotter

THE HUNTED   A Hephzibah pet appears to have been killed by a hunter. The owner called deputies after finding its body in a wooded area near her property. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings September 29-October 7

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, OCT. 11   A Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop will be held 10 a.m.-noon, McElmurray Grove Baptist Church. The educational forum will also celebrate cancer survivors.  SUNDAY, OCT. 12   More...

Legals

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