June 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GET OFF THAT BYPASS

New entryway designed to draw drivers into city

Waynesboro won’t be missed so easily.  Next month, a $120,000 gateway project will take root at the city’s entryway off Burke Veterans Parkway.  By 2016, motorists on the highly traveled Savannah River Parkway will be greeted by More...

News

OKAY, BUCKWHEAT

Farm family plants experimental crop

Russia, China … and now Burke County.  Buckwheat is in the ground and blooming just south of Waynesboro.  “This is purely experimental,” farmer Burton Heatwole said of the 35 acres he put in on his family farm, Sunshine More...

CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE

Early influences made the difference

It’s payback time.  When Kenderrick Bonner looks around at the young faces in his classroom and on the football field, he sees a little bit of himself but a whole lot of potential.  He could have easily been a statistic. More...

BUCKS FOR THE BANG

The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority has two more weeks to pocket enough green for its annual community fireworks show, Mad Anthony’s Big Boom. More...

Obituaries

Nell B. Jenkins

Mrs. Nell B. Jenkins, 88, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Jenkins was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Virginia Elizabeth Posey Carter

Virginia Elizabeth Posey Carter, 96, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was the daughter of the late William Edward (Ed) and Corrie Anne Holley Posey. She attended elementary and high school in Vidette and was a star basketball player. Mrs. More...

Leona Cassimere

Mrs. Leona Cassimere died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

McCullough Covenant Baptist Church will host a Revival Service, 7 p.m., every Thursday night during the month of June. Speakers include: June 18-Rev. Christopher Waters of Thankful Baptist Church of Augusta; and June 25-Rev. More...

School News

449 YEARS

The Burke County Board of Education honored more than 449 years of service from retiring educators at an end-of-the year reception. Retiring from Waynesboro Primary School were Etta Young with 34-plus years, Cindy Blackstone with 30 years, Debbie C. More...

Burke teen tapped for statewide leadership program

Zoe’Swanna McGee, rising junior at Burke County High School, spent part of summer break learning to lead.  McGee was among 80 students statewide who were selected for EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century.  More...

EMA Opens Cooling Centers in Burke County

 A number of cooling centers will be available for citizens who need to cool off during this week’s heat wave. The forecast is calling for high heat index values with little relief. More...

MEDICAID

Hospital authorized for instant coverage

Local hospital patients could get free or subsidized healthcare they didn’t know they qualified for.  Burke Medical Center has been authorized to instantly certify eligible patients for Medicaid coverage.  More...

WATCH THEM FLY

City officials are excited about flying the military flags and say the idea was proposed more than a decade ago by American Legion Post 120 Sgt. of Arms Bud North, who was also behind the renaming of the bypass to Burke Veterans Parkway. More...

Editorial

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STICKS AND STONES

They call it repurposing these days.  It was once called renovating but that was just when you patched them up and used them for the same purposes they were built for.  Buildings.  Sticks and stones, bricks and mortar.  More...

OVER 40,000 PEOPLE WILL DIE

Each night on television we see hungry and starving children from the Underdeveloped World. There is usually a moderator explaining how just a few dollars a day will save a child’s life. More...

For The Record

ASSISTANT CHIEF JORDAN RETIRES

Assistant Chief Willie A. Jordan retired from Burke County Emergency Management Agency after 24 years of service. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings June 8-14

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