December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cowboy Christmas Parade is Saturday

If you’ve got spurs that go ‘jingle jangle jingle,’ you’ll fit right in.  This Saturday at 1 p.m., Downtown Waynesboro will cowboy up for its annual Christmas parade.  This year’s theme is wild and western, acc More...

News

Firefighters to lead Christmas rescue mission

Burke County firefighters are saving more than lives.  They are saving Christmas for children who would otherwise do without.  Last year, they surprised nine kids here. This year, they want to help more.  More...

GEORGIA ACADEMY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Two Burke County residents graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Dr. More...

BURKE COUNTY COMMISSION

Property owners plead for a break

Property owners showed up at a tax hearing last week to ask county commissioners to lower the millage rate this year.  Burke County Commissioners held the first of three scheduled hearings on the millage rate last Wednesday and were met by taxpa More...

Sports

Bears prove hard to beat on court

The Bears remain undefeated on the court after picking up three more wins this week.  Burke County High School’s basketball team moved to 4-0 by defeating Cross Creek, Jefferson County and Jenkins County.  In the hard fought 74-68 win More...

Lady Bears pound neighboring schools

The Lady Bears rebounded from a hard road game by routing Jefferson and Jenkins counties on the basketball court. Burke County High School’s girls basketball team lost a shootout against Cross Creek 48-41 last week in Augusta. More...

Lady Spartans win two at tourney

The Lady Spartans were back on the court last weekend for the Garden City Classic basketball tournament hosted by Augusta Prep.  Edmund Burke Academy’s girls opened the tournament against Westminster and were defeated 47-33.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW   Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers in the Waynesboro/ Burke County area. Volunteer opportunities are open to adults 18 and over. Free training, flexible scheduling and a variety of service areas are available. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Fellowship Missionary   Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Pastor Donald A. Long Sr., 2: 30 p.m., Sunday, December 14.  More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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HIGHWAY 25 NORTH

Used car lot gets the green light

Two local developers were given the go-ahead on a used car lot they plan to open north of Waynesboro.  Art Lively and Brian Hircschauer, operating as LivHir Properties, resumed renovations on their project almost immediately after the Burke Coun More...

$3,000 PLUS IN OLD BILLS

Dogs uncover hidden nest egg

A Keysville woman stumbled onto some Christmas cash, thanks to her grandson’s dogs.  She called deputies last Saturday after spying a stack of newspaper-wrapped bills inside the kennel.  According to Sgt. More...

Editorial

WHY?

I was drinking my morning cup of coffee which, realistically, is more like four cups since it requires a large mug to do what my morning coffee has to do.  And, as usual, it tasted like crap.  I drink coffee every morning.  I don&rsqu More...

RIDDLE ME THIS

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT. WHY WOULD I WANT TO LOBBY OUR STATE LEGISLATURE TO CHANGE THE NAME OF OUR GREAT STATE FROM “GEORGIA” TO “GEORGIA?”

I was raised on the values derived from the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. I was taught that it was more important what you did with your life than to whom you were born. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 15, 2004  A granite slab recognizing U.S. Highway 25 as the George Washington Highway was restored to prominence by William T. Stone of Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Arrested Waynesboro cop resigns before court appearance

A Waynesboro police officer who was jailed for driving under the influence of drugs has resigned.  Last month, rookie officer Kimberly Sanders, 46, quit the Waynesboro Police Department job she had held for less than five months.  More...

Sardis police arrest alleged pill pusher

A suspected narcotics dealer is off the street.  Shirl Krisha Black, 43, was jailed around 2 a.m. More...

From the Blotter

All the rage   More...

Obituaries

Lynda Lutes Johnson

Lynda Lutes Johnson, 64 died peacefully Friday, December 5, 2014. More...

Curtis Lee Mack

Mr. Curtis Lee Mack of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December, 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Mamie Dixon

Mrs. Mamie Dixon of Girard, Ga. died Monday, December 8, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500 Business #  706-554-5525 Fax #   More...

People

Ms. Brinson, Mr. Briel to exchange vows

ENGAGEMENT

Krista Milner Brinson of Millen and Jim Briel of Girard are pleased to announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 10 o’clock in the morning at Sardis Baptist Church in Sardis, Georgia.  More...

CATTLEMEN AUCTION MORE THAN CATTLE

The Burke County Cattlemen's Association raised some serious cash for the J.L. Glisson Memorial Scholarship Fund last week with their annual auction. More...

HANDMADE GIFTS, ANYONE?

The Burke County Recreation Department will offer a ceramics class for boys and girls on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More...