June 24, 2015 RSS feed / News

DROPPING BOMBS IS HIS BUSINESS

It's all about the bombs.  Waynesboro native Aldriick Kittles, 21, spends his days at the U.S. More...

GRU celebrates presence at Burke County schools

Students on both sides of the arrangement reap the benefits.  That’s what’s driving a partnership between Burke County Public Schools and Georgia Regents University.  More...

GRAND OPENING AT THE POSH POINTER

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of The Posh Pointer in Downtown Waynesboro. More...

AGGEORGIA FARM CREDIT

Members in Burke County get $120,000

A Georgia agricultural lending cooperative is infusing $10 million into the state’s economy, and a portion of that is headed to Burke County.  AgGeorgia Farm Credit announced checks totaling $10,067,900 have been sent out to its members, i More...

COOLING CENTERS IN BURKE COUNTY

The locations are as follows:   More...

crazy legs

Dozens of children were seeing green last Friday when the Burke County Library hosted its annual frog jumping contest at the main branch in Waynesboro. More...

HUNGRY, HUNGRY HUMANS

Dylon Mallard, 8, was among the “hungry, hungry humans” who competed last week in the Burke County Library’s adaptation of the popular Milton Bradley game, Hungry, Hungry Hippos. More...

17 AWARDS

Children of Confederacy chapter receives honors

The local Children of the Confederacy chapter received high honors June 6 at the Georgia Division’s 103rd Convention, held at Magnolia Springs State Park Camp Lawton in Millen.  Seventeen awards were presented to the Col. More...

Palmetto Pipeline decision appealed

Palmetto Pipeline owners have not given up.  They have appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation’s June ruling denying the firm a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. More...

School board to pass $46.8 million plan

A $46.8 million spending plan is on the table for Burke County schools.  The Board of Education is set to vote on the final adoption of their annual budget at a called meeting next Monday at 5 p.m.  More...

BUCKS FOR THE BANG

The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority is less than $1,000 shy of covering the check for its annual community fireworks show, Mad Anthony’s Big Boom. More...

BURKE CO. FARM BUREAU RECEIVES HONORS

Burke County Farm Bureau agency manager Stacey Herrmann was recognized at the Georgia Farm Bureau Annual Sales Awards Conference in Savannah, Georgia. More...

PLANT VOGTLE CONSTRUCTION

World’s largest crane used to install 32-ton reactor vessel cavity

From Staff Reports  Georgia Power has announced the latest milestone in the construction of Vogtle Unit 4 – the placement of the CA04 module into the nuclear island.  The CA04 module, also known as the reactor vessel cavity, will hous More...

PLAY BALL!

Local families had a ball attending Burke County Night at the Augusta Greenjackets last Thursday. More...

NEED TO SPEAK TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN?

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced his staff will hold Community Office Hours in Waynesboro on Thursday, June 25, from 1–3 p.m. in the County Commission Boardroom at the Burke County Courthouse. More...

New directors

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series has appointed four new members to its board of directors. Pictured, from left, are Fred "Beau" Beauman Jr., Joe Sasser, Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins, who will serve on the advisory board, and Marsha Hughes. More...