February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

PLANT VOGTLE

Completion date for new reactors delayed

The Vogtle construction boom in Burke County will last longer than expected.  The two new nuclear reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are now expected to take 18 months longer to complete, pushing their in-service dates back to 2019 and 2020, r More...

News

Burke unemployment falls to 7.4 percent

Burke County’s unemployment rate declined during the month of December, but so did its labor force.  According to statistics just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the jobless rate fell from 7.8 percent in November to 7.2 percen More...

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY

Planters offers opportunities for students

Students have until this Friday to submit applications for two scholarship programs sponsored by Planters EMC.  More...

Here comes the sun?

It will be an early spring in Georgia -- that is, if you ask the state’s official weatherpredicting groundhog, General Beau Lee. More...

Sports

MOVE TO 20-2, 7-1

Bears pound out more wins

The Bears just keep them coming.  Burke County High School’s boys basketball team moved to a 20-2 overall record and 7-1 in the region after picking up two more wins last weekend.  They overwhelmed Windsor Forest 85-56 last Friday.&nb More...

REGION PLAY

Lady Bears smother Savannah school

The Lady Bears swept their region competition from Savannah last weekend.  Burke County High School’s girls basketball team (16-6, 7-1) started by shutting down Windsor Forest 77-13 in front of a home crowd on Friday.  From tip off, More...

Spartans pummel Thomas Jefferson

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans hosted the Jaguars from Thomas Jefferson Academy last Tuesday and jumped out to a commanding 24-2 lead early in the first quarter.  More...

Obituaries

Martha Lynn Brinson

Martha Lynn Brinson went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness, Thursday, January 29, 2015. Born July 7, 1930, in Millen, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lynwood Brinson and the late Pauline Ethridge Brinson. More...

Dorothy Bedgood

Dorothy Bedgood of Hephzibah, Ga. went home to be with her Lord and Savior, February 1, 2015. Dorothy Bedgood was the wife of Douglas W. Bedgood, Jr. Mrs. Bedgood, a native of Rhode Island, relocated to Hephzibah in 1991. More...

School News

EBA’S STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

Edmund Burke Academy recently announced its Planters EMC Students of the Month for January.  More...

100 DAYS … WHEW!

Edmund Burke Academy kindergartners and preschoolers celebrated their 100th day of school. At right, Claire Syms joined K-5 in dressing up like 100-year-olds. Below, K-4 students are pictured with their 100-animal collage.   More...

Legals

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FOUR FEET UNDER

Environmentalists will fight pipeline along path of Savannah River

Diesel, gasoline and ethanol could be pumping through the underbelly of Burke County in 30 months. If the Palmetto Project gets the green light for construction, 218 miles of the pipeline will be transporting fuel through Georgia. More...

Angler dies at Jones Lake

A Burke County fisherman died during a Sunday afternoon outing to Jones Lake.  Willie Rhymes, 78, was found in the spillway next to the public parking area after worried family members began looking for him that night.  More...

Editorial

JUST RIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT

It’s Friday afternoon.  Yes, I am well aware that the papers where I get to bloviate every week both come out on Wednesday, but bear with me.  It’s Friday afternoon.  Like many of you I work in town but live in the country. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 9, 2005  Waynesboro City Council was considering a proposal to use Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds to stabilize and renovate the city’s old ice plant on Barron street.   More...

For The Record

Bank robber put behind bars

A former Burke County resident accused in the Jan. More...

County jail inmate arrested after trying to eat panties

A jailer was assaulted during a strange turn of events at the Burke County Jail.  It happened Jan. 26 when inmate Jasmine Manekas, 26, tore her panties and tried to swallow them “in an attempt to hurt herself.”  More...

READY TO RESPOND

Volunteers get Red Cross shelter training

If disaster strikes, Burke County will be in better hands.  Eleven volunteers spent their Saturday at a basic shelter training class hosted by the Burke County EMA.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont Special Presentation   Rosemont Baptist Church will host guest speaker Ashley Smith Robinson on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. More...

People

BIRTH

Liam Marcus Vandenbulcke

Michael and Megan Vandenbulcke are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Liam Marcus, born October 14, 2014 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Valdosta State Graduates   Five Burke County residents met all the qualifications for undergraduate or graduate degrees from Valdosta State University following the completion of summer or fall semester. More...

MIRACLE KELLY TURNS 1!!!!

Shoniyah “Miracle” Kelly is turning one year old on February 4, 2015. Miracle is the daughter of Frank and Shanta Kelly of Midville, GA. More...