December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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A MATTER OF DRIVE

Burke Co. grad sees challenges as road to success

It was not easy.  That is what Burke County High School class of 2003 graduate Prince Dykes says of his high school experience.  He was no stranger to putting in extra hours of studying to make the grades that seemed to come easily for othe More...

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:    Ash Management of Florida LLC to Gary L. McElmurray; Oct. 9, 2014; parcel 021-004A; 132.52 acres; $154,000   Otis F. Askin to Deloris M. More...

BURKE COUNTY’S NEWEST HIGH POINT

Iconic cooling tower reaches full height

The first two were already taller than the Statue of Liberty.  Now, the cooling tower for Plant Vogtle’s Unit 3 has been topped off with the final concrete pour, giving Burke County a new high point.  The tower reaches 601 feet at its More...

Sports

Bears move to 10-0 with big wins

The Bears pounded three more teams on the court last week to keep their perfect record intact.  Burke County High School’s boys moved to 10-0 after grinding out solid wins with aggressive defense.  In the Bears’ 73-58 win over E More...

DEFENSE DOMINATES

Lady Bears grind out win over Hephzibah

The competition stiffened for the Lady Bears last week. Burke County High School’s girls basketball team gave up close contests against Effingham and Cross Creek but rounded out the week with a win over Hephzibah. More...

Spartans edge T.J., bury Brentwood

The Spartans picked up two wins on the court last week moving their record to 3-5 for the season.  In last Monday’s 48-47 victory over Thomas Jefferson, the Spartans fought back from a four-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, JAN. 6   The Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., at the Lakeview Restaurant. All members and those interested are encouraged to attend.  SATURDAY, JAN. 10   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont’s Christmas Eve Service   Rosemont Baptist Church will host its Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24. Rosemont is located at 522 Highway 25 North, Waynesboro.  McKinnie Branch   More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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LOWER TAXES

Property owners catch a break

Property owners will catch a break on their county tax bill.  More...

UNBEATEN

BEARS FINISH FIRST 10 GAMES WITH PERFECT RECORD

Malik Maloyd puts up two for the Bears against Cross Creek. More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 29, 2004  Over 3,000 county residents lost electricity after a Christmas night ice storm hit the area. The Waynesboro Fire Department received more than 20 calls about downed power lines. More...

TWAS? OR WAS?

( With sincere apologies to the heirs of Clement Clarke Moore. More...

DON’T FORGET TO OPEN YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT!

I am a sucker for Christmas movies and especially ones for children like Unaccompanied Minors and Home Alone – though I must confess I enjoy the Die Hard movies which took place on Christmas Eve.  More...

For The Record

RAINY DAY WRECK

Highway 80 traffic was backed up Monday morning after two log trucks collided. More...

Deputies say no neglect at Girard Lifesaver

Everything is “good” at a Girard animal shelter that was reported to the Department of Agriculture for possible animal cruelty.  Burke County Sheriff’s Of- fice investigators paid a visit to Girard Lifesaver last week in respon More...

Burke County Jail Bookings December 15-21

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Obituaries

S. L. Keith

Mr. S. L. Keith, age 62 of Waynesboro, formerly of Ellijay, Ga., passed on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Mr. Keith was born January 25, 1952 in Ellijay to his late parents Cecil and Euna Mae Wilbanks Keith. More...

Patricia Joyner Rackley

Patricia Joyner Rackley of Waynesboro, 77, entered into rest Sunday, December 21, 2014 at University Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro and was a member of Friendship   More...

Mrs. Jane Sikes

Mrs. Jane Sikes, 70, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  Mrs. Sikes was a native of Jenkins County and a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...