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Westinghouse takes over Vogtle 3 and 4 construction

Hundreds of employees working on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle will have a new employer by the year’s end.  More...

News

Veterans Hall of Honor to be unveiled next week

Georgia Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby will be in Waynesboro on Thursday, Nov. 12 to present Certificates of Honor to Burke County veterans of the Vietnam War. More...

Let’s Talk Turkey!

True Citizen seeks recipes from kids

The True Citizen is collecting Thanksgiving recipes from Burke County’s youngest citizens.  Children in first grade and younger are invited to submit their own instructions for preparing their favorite holiday dishes for our annual “ More...

TEENS UNITE

Dinner Theater to help kids at Center for New Beginnings

Teens from two schools are coming together to help local youth. Next Thursday, Nov. 12 Burke County High School’s most beautiful voices will share the spotlight with Edmund Burke Academy’s top thespians. More...

For The Record

PATTERSON ROAD BODY

Victim had been killer’s drug partner

Prosecution of a Hephzibah murder suspect will press on after new details were released in a hearing to determine if there was probable cause. Walter Salvesen III, 22, has been in jail since Aug. More...

Warrant issued for arrest of mayoral candidate

An arrest warrant was hanging over a mayoral candidate on Election Day.  Waynesboro write-in candidate Portia Washington, 52, is wanted on a bench warrant after she failed to show up in State Court Monday.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

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

Obituaries

Bentley L. Hillis

Bentley L. Hillis of Waynesboro, Ga., 69, entered into rest Saturday, October 31, 2015 after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Burke County and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Girard. More...

Pauline Flowers

Funeral services for Pauline Flowers, loved by a host of family and friends, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 30th at Lucas Memorial Chapel, 9010 Garfield Blvd. in Garfield Heights, Ohio.  Interment was in Cleveland, Ohio.   More...

Eddie Lee "Tar Peter" Barnes

Mr. Eddie Lee "Tar Peter" Barnes of Waynesboro, Ga., 95, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 30, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. More...

Legals

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VETERANS DAY SALUTE

Veterans Day is next Wednesday, Nov. 11 and numerous ceremonies will be held throughout the Burke County community to honor the men and women who served our country. OAK GROVE VETERANS PROGRAM 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 More...

THE WINNERS

GENERAL ELECTION • NOVEMBER 3 CONTESTED RACES WAYNESBORO MAYOR Pauline Jenkins (I)Votes received: 526 James “Chick” JonesVotes received: 163 Portia Washington (write-in)Votes received: 43 MIDVILLE MAYOR Sam Cummings (I)Votes received More...

Editorial

WAITING FOR IT

Patience. Not a virtue with which I am abundantly endowed. More...

THE POPE'S VISIT

Pope Francis arrived with great fanfare and with a little uneasiness. The Pope had already signaled an approach to the forgotten people of the world in his sermons and actions in Rome and other parts of the world. More...

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Sports

Bears claw past Wayne Co. for shot at region title

The Burke County Bears put another notch in their late-season schedule with a 15-10 win over Wayne County in Jesup Friday night. More...

SEASON CLOSER

Spartans overpowered by Trinity Crusaders

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans (1-9, 0-4) lost their season closer to the Trinity Christian Crusaders, 30-12.  The heartbreaking last game of the season took place in Dublin Friday night where the Spartans’ playoff hopes were crushed wi More...

Title, playoff seed on the line in Thomson

The stakes will be high in Thomson this Friday night.  Burke County High School’s football team is set to take on the Bulldogs in The Brickyard in Thomson at 7:30 p.m., and the final score will have big implications.  More...

School News

BCHS junior wins FCCLA state competition

Burke County High School junior, Tetric Jackson, was recognized as the State Winner in the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Lapel Pin Competition. The competition was held in Covington, Ga. More...

EBA BETA CLUB INDUCTION

Edmund Burke Academy inducted 14 new members into its BETA Club. More...

FCA HONOR ROLL

Faith Christian Academy announced students who were named to the first quarter honor roll for this school term:  12th grade: All A: Caitlin Holley, A/B: Bailey Askew, Kassy Clark, Haley Stafford, Cassia Strickland  11th grade: All A: Rebeka More...