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Sardis adds patriotic murals

PAINTING THE TOWN

They are painting the town red, white and blue.  The City of Sardis has added two patriotic murals to their downtown streetscape – one featuring the Iwo Jima flag raisers and the other the American eagle.  More...

News

Hungry, hungry humans?

It’s a ravenous twist on the popular Milton Bradley game, and it will play out at the Burke County Public Library on Wednesday, June 17. More...

Cash needed for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom

FIREWORKS FUNDRAISING

They have three more weeks to get the bucks for their bang.  Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority members are trying to raise the final $6,000 for their July 3 Fireworks Show, “Mad Anthony’s Big Boom.”  More...

BORN TO LEAD?

Applicants needed for Leadership Burke 2015

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is searching for a few good leaders.  Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Leadership Burke 2015 class.  The four-month program, held for one full Thursday each month in September, Octobe More...

For The Record

Sign up for Burke County’s CodeRED Alert System

WANT A WARNING?

Nearly 1,200 Burke County residents are signed up, but that’s not enough.  Burke County’s EMA CodeRED Alert system could be helping thousands more people stay safe when severe weather is approaching their homes and work places.  More...

Former deputy pleads guilty to theft

Paige Bailey Anderson, a former Burke County deputy accused of stealing from the families of jail inmates, pleaded guilty to theft by taking Tuesday and was sentenced to five years probation.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JUNE 15

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2015 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. More...

Obituaries

Mary Pearl Gatzke

Mary Pearl Gatzke, 90, wife of the late Harry Waldemar Gatzke, Sr, entered into rest Monday, June 1, 2015, at Westwood Extended Care. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Carolyn W. Roberts

Mrs. Carolyn W. Roberts, wife of the late Hubert Roberts, entered into rest on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Troy Graduates   Four area students completed the requirements for graduation from Troy University during Term 4 of the 2014/2015 academic year. More...

Legals

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Mother sues for $1,000,000

IN FORMER OFFICER'S DEATH

The mother of a former Sardis police officer wants more than $1,000,000 compensation for his death.  D’Wayne Burke was shot and killed inside the Sardis police station by Officer Mark Cates at about 2 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013. More...

Burke County schools choose traditional route

1 OF ONLY 2 IN THE STATE

If it’s working, why change course?  That’s the philosophy behind a decision by Burke County Public School officials to continue managing its schools without using waivers from state education regulations.  More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 15, 2005  Waynesboro City Administrator Jerry Coalson said the city would use its first historic preservation grant of $10,000 to complete a city-wide historic resources survey. More...

WHERE ELSE

There they go again.  I was sitting at my desk in my office that’s located in a one hundred year old renovated building. My office, honestly, was an afterthought. More...

Sports

Burke County Night with the Greenjackets is June 18

Greenjackets and Bird Dogs are coming together for one big night on the ballpark.  Next Thursday, June 18 is Burke County Night at the Lake Olmstead Stadium.  According to Burke County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Roberts, More...

BALLIN’ FOR A CAUSE

Basketball tourney provides scholarships

It’s round-ball for a reason.  The seventh annual Ballin’ For a Cause tournament is on tap for later this month, and volunteers are looking for basketball teams to headline the double-elimination event.  More...

ALL-STARS CLAIM TROPHY

Burke County's Mite Live Pitch All-Star team (age 10 and under) won the championship trophy at an all-star practice tournament in Vidalia last weekend. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW  American Legion Post 270 invites the community to join them every Saturday and Sunday night for card games and other free activities.   More...

School News

Waynesboro Primary School 2015 Honors

Waynesboro Primary School honored its students during awards programs May 19, 20 and 21. Certificates of recognition were given in several areas.   More...

Blakeney Elementary School 2015 Honors

Blakeney Elementary School’s 37th Annual Honors Day Programs were held on May 18. The programs honored students who excelled this school term in areas such as leadership, scholarship, attendance, citizenship, and service to the school.   More...

SGA Elementary School 2015 Honors

SGA Elementary School honored its students in ceremonies held on May 20.   More...