June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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New graduate killed in rollover

The Class of 2015 has lost another.  Shaina Marie Cates, 18, died early last Wednesday morning in a single vehicle accident in Screven County.  She had just graduated with her class at Burke County High School on Sunday afternoon.  Acc More...

Scenes from the Frog Wallow Fun Fest

Crowds gathered in Sardis last Saturday for a full slate of attractions, entertainment and games. The festival is held to celebrate the town's history and raise funds to renovate the old Sardis school.   More...

Class targets high rate of abuse in teens

One in four women will be sexually assaulted before they are 18 years old, according to 2014 statistics from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.  More...

Sports

Mobley scores exemption on AJGA Tour

A junior golfer from Waynesboro is climbing his way up the leader board on some of junior golf’s grander stages.  Jay Mobley tied for fourth in the Will Claxton Junior last week in Auburn, where the field included some of the top junior go More...

BURKE COUNTY ALLREGION BASEBALL HONORS

The Bears were turning heads across the region this season. Nearly a dozen of them earned all-region honors, recognition that is voted on by head coaches in Region 3-AAAA. More...

FCA presents first varsity, academic letters

Just one year shy of graduating its inaugural class of seniors, Faith Christian Academy marked another milestone this spring when it awarded the school’s first varsity letters.  FCA’s tennis players began competing at the varsity lev More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27  A Sunday Comic Mad Lib Party will be held at the Sardis Public Library, 4 p.m., for ages 13-17.  FRIDAY, JUNE 5   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

New Birth   New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will host a one-night Youth Revival, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. Pastor Brandon Moore and the Divine Purpose Ministries family of Pearson are in charge of the revival. More...

School News

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for the fourth quarter:   A+ Honor Roll  7th Grade: Mason Boswell, Lindsey Fries and Sakshi Shah  8th Grade: Blake Johnson, Gayla Landing, Kitty Lewis, Caitlin McDonald, Vic Mincey, Kathryn Rhode More...

FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

The following students were named to Faith Christian Academy’s honor roll every semester of the 2014-2015 school term.  First Grade  A: J.W. More...

Legals

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REBOUNDING FROM THE RECESSION - Free Access

Burke unemployment is lowest in seven years

Burke County’s job market saw its biggest rebound since the recession. According to April statistics just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent. More...

COMING TO A PARK NEAR YOU

Summer camp makes the rounds

Summer camp just got a whole lot easier for Burke County children to attend.  The Burke County Recreation Department is delivering the fun to city parks across the county. More...

Editorial

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UNREALITY

It had to be a joke.  A spoof.  A prank.  Nope.  It was real.  More...

A PROBLEM TOO DEEP TO SOLVE

Many feel that there is no problem too difficult for Americans to solve. We as a nation have made amazing strides in medicine, science, industrialization, and technology. More...

For The Record

Father jailed for child molestation

A Burke County father has been arrested for molesting his 9-yearold daughter.  Douglas Ray Heatwole, 35, was jailed Sunday on a single count of aggravated child molestation.  According to Chief Investigator Dedric Smith of the Burke County More...

New software ups police accountability

There will be no more disappearing tickets.  The Waynesboro Police Department has integrated its three computer systems into one big software management program.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Rapid Rx   More...

Obituaries

Shaina Maria Cates

Shaina Maria Cates of Sardis, 18, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.   More...

Terrell Kirkendoll

Terrell Kirkendoll of Waynesboro, 84, departed from his earthly home and entered his Heavenly home on Monday, April 20, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1931 in Gibson, Ga. to the late Willie Maude and Brice Kirkendoll. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

James Hogarth Sandeford  James Hogarth Sandeford of Midville graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, majoring in Nutritional Science. More...

NU UPSILON OMEGA CHAPTER AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Nu Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated awarded Angela Saxon and Kadeshia Ready, both undergraduate students at Savannah State University, Nu Upsilon Omega Chapter Merit Scholarships in the amount of $250 each.  More...