August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Ready to reopen?

Burke County Public Schools are all back in session, and Waynesboro’s three private schools are not far behind. More...

Have a copy?

Don’t forget to pick up a community calendar courtesy of Southern Bank. The monthly calendar features events, meetings and holidays in the community and local schools. More...

Want a discount?

Sign up by Aug. 11 for fall sports with the Burke County Recreation Department and get a 10 percent discount on registration fees. Youth football, soccer, cheerleading, baseball and softball will be starting soon, and registration runs through Aug. More...

Sports

Broxton makes move to St. Louis

Veteran major league reliever and former Burke County High School star Jonathan Broxton is on the mound for St. More...

Obituaries

Mike Griffis

Mr. Mike Griffis of Sardis, Ga., 77, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Samuel “Sammie” Doe

Mr. Samuel "Sammie" Doe of Girard, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at University Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., noon, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Givens Grove Baptist Church. More...

Dorothy R. Reed

Mrs. Dorothy Rowell Reed of Augusta, 92, formerly of Ware Rd. entered into rest Tuesday, July 28th at Westwood Extended Care, Evans, Ga.  The family received friends on Friday, July 31st from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Forest Hill  Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2458 Gough-Red Hill Rd, Keysville, will continue its Fall Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 5-6. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Terry Capers   Terry Capers of Hephzibah, Georgia, was honored for academic excellence at Brenau University's Honors Convocation. Capers, an early childhood education major, won the Outstanding Future Teacher Award.  Willbert Garcia   More...

BIRTH

Hannah Kate Vineyard   More...

SAVE THE DATE [FOR BETH]

Beth Moore is coming to Burke County. On September 12, Rosemont Baptist Church will open its doors as a host church for Moore’s 2015 Live Simulcast. More...

TEENS WITH GUNS

Police on prowl for illegal weapons

There are too many guns in the wrong hands.  Waynesboro police have collected a cache of unlawfully possessed firearms and are trying to determine if they are connected to recent burglaries and violent crimes.  More...

SUMMER WELL SPENT

Interns gain work experience with local employers

From grammar skills to working skills, 32 local students moved from the classroom to the real world as summer interns. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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EMPTY

No, please, not again.  Nothing.  Not one good idea, not one paragraph, phrase or word.  Real writers call it writer's block.  I'm not sure I can count myself among the writers known as the real ones but, still, there are times wh More...

WHAT IF?

Burke Banter Boy

I'll bet most of you out there have played 'what if?' with yourselves just as I have. What if I was born a girl instead of a boy? What if I was born in Russia instead of the good old U. S. A.? More...

For The Record

Blythe driver retains prominent attorney in dragging case

A Blythe driver accused of dragging a dog through downtown Keysville has been arrested.  Jackie Dean Ellington, 61, turned himself in Friday morning and was released from the Burke County Jail on a $5,900 property bond.   More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Thou shalt not  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings July 27-August 2

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, AUG. 9   Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet, 5 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 841 Jones Avenue. The meeting will feature the induction of new members. More...

School News

Back-to-School Open House

Burke County Public Schools welcomed students back today (Wednesday) for the start of the 2015-2016 school term. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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