May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SPEAKING THEIR LANGUAGE

Burke hunter turns out handcrafted turkey calls

It's a language in itself.  The yelps, clucks and purrs echo on crisp mornings and warm afternoons as hens chatter and gobblers respond. More...

News

MEN WHO COOK

BOSS HOG EDITION

Chad’s team, the Meat Slingers, will be competing against some of the nation’s top professional barbeque teams in the Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off this weekend. More...

CALLING FOR KIDS

Hunting education event planned for children

The National Wild Turkey Federation wants kids in on the hunt.  On Saturday, May 23, the new Savannah River Legacy Chapter of the NWTF will host a JAKES Take Aim event for children ages 4-17 at the First Liberty Market in Waynesboro. More...

WANT THE PALMETTO PIPELINE?

DOT to take comments at Thursday night hearing

The final public hearing for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will be held in Waynesboro this Thursday night, and hundreds are expected to go on the record with their concerns.  The hearing, which is hosted by the Georgia Department of Transportat More...

Sports

EBA routs First Pres. to end season

Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans won big over First Presbyterian Christian Academy in their final game.  Head Coach Aaron Phillips called the 12-2 victory a great way to end the season.  “This was a big win for us,” he said More...

Bears bow out of state tourney

The Bears played close games against one of Georgia’s top ranked AAAA teams, but weren’t able to take the best of 3 series in the first round of the state tournament.  More...

Burke Co. track standouts advance to state

Two Burke County High School athletes will compete among the state’s best at the Class AAAA track and field meets.  Senior Deryanna Evans and freshman Dymon Green had big showings at the sectional meet last weekend.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, MAY 7   Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. CorDeris Dorch of Burke County Life Center is the guest speaker.  MONDAY, MAY 11   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Bryant Grove Revival   Bryant Grove Baptist Church will continue its Annual Revival, 7:30 pm nightly, May 6-7. Rev. Willie James Evans, pastor of Portersville Baptist Church, is the revivalist. More...

People

Miss Moss, Mr. Clifton to exchange vows

ENGAGEMENT

Joey and Melissa Moss of Girard are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylyn Dayle Moss, to Coley Daniel Clifton of Millen.  The groom-elect is the son of Darrel and Margaret Clifton of Millen.  The wedding is planned fo More...

A WILL AND A WAY

Burke County senior citizens got some free legal advice, thanks to attorneys from the Georgia Legal Services Program. More...

JENKINS SELECTED FOR BANAA SCHOLARSHIP

The Boggs Academy National Alumni Association has awarded its 2015 scholarship to Denesha Sedaria Jenkins, daughter of Detris and Cedric Jenkins. More...

IT'S TIME FOR THE BOSS

State Championship Cook-off draws best to Burke this weekend

Millions follow them on national television. More...

WHO IS HE?

Unidentified driver saved from fiery wreck

State troopers are still trying to identify an injured man who was saved from a fiery wreck.  Three witnesses pulled the unconscious man from beneath his flipped truck on Highway 56 South late Sunday night, according to a report filed at the Bur More...

Editorial

MAMA

I sat alone on Sunday night on the front row of the little country church where I am a member.  Nobody else.  Just me and the pews and the pulpit and the beautiful stained glass windows.  Alone.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

BEING PLAYED

“Being Played” is a popular expression for being tricked or fooled. No one likes being played or duped. A gullible person is seen as a patsy and does not have the respect of his family, neighbors, or society. More...

For The Record

Burke man charged with kidnapping

A Waynesboro man is charged with kidnapping after allegedly beating his former lover while holding her captive in his moving vehicle.  Arrest warrants were issued for Michael Thomas, 40, after witnesses following the swerving vehicle called depu More...

Gunman sought in Ward Street shooting

Waynesboro police are asking for the public help in identifying a gunman in an alleged drive-by shooting.  Last Monday night, 21-year-old Katorry Hankerson was hit in the elbow in the yard of a home on the intersection of Ward and Cherry Streets More...

Attacker gets prison time in rape case

A Burke County man charged with raping a woman behind a Myrick Street club pleaded guilty to lesser charges last Thursday but will still go to prison for 12 years.  More...

Obituaries

Rev. John Henry Bush, Sr.

Funeral services for Rev. John Henry Bush, Sr., 77 of Waynesboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Waynesboro, Pastor Dr.  Glenn Wiggins with Rev. Antonio F. More...

Mary Jane Pierce Watson

Mrs. Mary Jane Pierce Watson of Midville, age 95, died Thursday morning, April 30, 2015 at Pruitt Health of Swainsboro.  More...

Mary Kelly Cox

Mary Kelly Cox, 77, of Grovetown, Ga., died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the University Hospital in Augusta following an extended illness.  Her funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. More...

Legals

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