September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Edmund Burke student dies in Labor Day wreck

The Edmund Burke Academy family is mourning the death of a student.  Lillian Reeves, 16, died in a single vehicle accident on Old Louisville Road late Monday afternoon.  The eleventh grader was on her way to softball practice when she wreck More...

News

FARM FEST 2015: THE LINEUP

THE TRACTORS ARE COMING, THE TRACTORS ARE COMING  Celebrate Burke County’s rich farming history with the annual Farm Fest Parade at 11 a.m. More...

BIRD FLU?

Federal officials to prepare owners of backyard flocks

Georgia’s giant poultry industry has taken extra measures to protect itself from the fastmoving avian flu.  But owners of smaller, backyard flocks too often fall through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding their chickens.  More...

HISTORIC CHURCH, NEW MISSION

New congregation begins worship in Vidette

A new congregation began worship in Vidette Sunday.  Bethel Mennonite Church opened its doors, starting a new ministry on the western edge of Burke County.  Nearly 80 worshippers gathered for Sunday school and the sermon that followed.  More...

For The Record

FROM THE BLOTTER

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SSUF HALL OF FAME

Burke County Magistrate Judge Emanuel Larkin Jr. was inducted into the Savannah State University Foundation 2015 Hall of Fame in August in the area of Leadership. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT SEPT. 14

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Archie Thomas Coffee III

Archie Thomas Coffee III, 58, of Waynesboro, entered into rest September 7, 2015. He was born on September 19, 1956, in Charlotte to the late Dr. Archie T. Coffee, Jr., M.D. and Katherine Cecil Wallace Coffee. More...

Clementine E. Wimberly

Funeral Services for Mrs. Clementine E. Wimberly of Waynesboro, Ga., 76, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 7 at McKinnie Branch Baptist Church in McBean, Ga. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Lillian Reeves

Miss Lillian Reeves of Millen, Ga., 16, entered into rest September 7, 2015. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, September 10 at Millen United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. More...

School News

TOP 5 PERCENT

54 STUDENTS QUALITY FOR DUKE’S TALENT PROGRAM

Fifty-four Burke County seventh graders will be taking college entrance exams soon. More...

No white?

THE REAL SCOOP ON THE FASHION RULE

For nearly a century, wearing white after Labor Day and before Easter was a fashion faux pas. More...

Seconds to save it

Bears topple Griffin in fourth quarter showdown

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It’s time for Farm Fest, y’all

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will honor Burke County’s farming heritage with its 14th annual Farm Festival this Saturday, Sept. More...

TWO RACES FOR MAYOR

Challengers heat up elections in four cities

On Election Day, voters will be calling the shots on eight challenged races in four cities.  Two of those races are for mayor, including the Waynesboro post where first-term Mayor Pauline Jenkins will face former vice-mayor James “Chick&rd More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

It's back.  You know exactly what I mean.  You've waited for it since mid-January and now it's here.  College Football Season.  By the time you read this half of all teams will have either begun their seasons with winning efforts More...

DISCOVERING THE HALLELUIAH CHORUS IN PAUL’S SYMPHONY FOR THE ROMANS [AND US]

I was listening to Handel’s Messiah (Yes every now and then I do something classy!) in my car and was struck by a Biblical insight related to choruses. I wonder how many of us remember the beginning of Handel’s Messiah or even 80% of it. More...

Sports

BEARS WON'T BACK DOWN

The Burke County Bears (3-0) pushed past Griffin in the final seconds to claim a 28-27 victory over the No. 4 ranked team in Class AAAA last Friday.  ON THE FIELD   More...

Bears will clash with Jackets Friday

Someone will leave the Bear Den disappointed on Friday night.  Burke County High School’s football team hopes to hand North Augusta their first loss of the season when they host the Yellow Jackets for a Border Bash of their own.  TheY More...

SPARTANS STILL HUNGRY

Edmund Burke Academy swallowed another loss following a Friday night rout at the hands of Augusta Prep. The 48-19 nonregion defeat drops the Spartans’ record to 0-3.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW  An NFL Party Night will be held at the American Legion on Highway 80, 8 p.m., every Sunday and Thursday during the league’s season. Adults 25 and older are invited to watch the game, play cards and games, shoot pool and socialize. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Second Bynes  Second Bynes Grove Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, September 9-11.Guest minister is Pastor Jimmy McCullough of Ways Grove Baptist Church in Jefferson County. More...

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