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News

Palmetto Pipeline work is suspended

Kinder Morgan has suspended work on the Palmetto Pipeline. More...

PLANT VOGTLE UNITS 3 AND 4 IS 60 PERCENT COMPLETE

Construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 is 60 percent complete, based on contractual milestones, according to a statement issued last week by the Southern Company.  More...

Plant Vogtle Unit 2 refueling complete

Nearly 1,100 workers from Westinghouse, General Electric and other companies joined employees of the Southern Company to complete the scheduled refueling and maintenance outage of Plant Vogtle's Unit 2.  More...

Sports

Bears pick up 5th straight region win

The Burke County Bears (7-11, 5-0) picked up another region win against New Hampstead last Friday, 5-1.  Burke was scheduled to play a double header against New Hampstead, but they got rained out in the 6th inning of the first game.  Junior More...

Burke County netters bounce into region tournament

The Burke County Netters were in Augusta last Thursday competing against Davidson Fine Arts High School. The girls won 3-2 and the guys lost 2-3. The guys are 7-4 for the season and the girls 9-2. Both are 4-1 going into the region.  More...

Burke County takes first place in track meet

The Burke County Bears Track team hosted a four county meet at the Bear Den last Thursday, with the girls and boys both finishing first place.  The girls scored a total of 202, followed by Evans 137, Jefferson County 81 and Warren County 29. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, APRIL 9   The Burke County Boxing Club invites its students and the public to a 5K Walk. The walk is to raise awareness about fitness and will serve as a milestone for participants already in the program. More...

Legals

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Williams survives residency challenge

SHERIFF'S RACE

Democratic candidate for sheriff Alfonzo Williams has survived a challenge to his residency.  Last week, his Republican challenger Freddie Yelton filed the challenge with the Burke County Board of Elections in which he charged that Williams had More...

CULINARY MOBILITY

A new “kitchen on wheels” allows Burke students to cook in their classrooms

“It looks like cauliflower!”  Small pieces of butter have just been chopped up by a dozen little hands and, with the help of adults, dry ingredients are added to form a loose shortcake dough that’s guaranteed to be flakey.  More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 12, 2006   In what was described as the largest private forestland sale in United States history, 21,000 acres in Burke County were sold by International Paper Company to Resource Management Service. More...

EXCERPTS FROM GRANDMA

(Reprinted from 2012)  Diaries have been kept for centuries.  Eve probably wrote one complaining about Adam moseying around naked in the garden, before the serpent invaded Eden of course.  Folks have recorded their every day doings for More...

TWO STATES’ SOLUTIONS

"Give the people what they want" is a maxim that politicians have learned well. More...

For The Record

BCHS senior critical after head-on collision

A Burke County High School senior was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Winter Road Monday, March 28.  Michael David Farmer of Blythe, 17, was driving to school in his 2014 Toyota Prius when he was hit head-on by a 2005 Ford Explorer b More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Another Craigslist Scam  An Allen Road resident had a close brush with a Craigslist scammer when she tried to sell her stove on the popular website.  More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 17 traffic crashes during the month of March in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 20 injuries and no deaths.  More...

Obituaries

Essie P. Whigham

Mrs. Essie P. Whigham, known as Baeray, age 79, entered intoeternal rest on March 29, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at New & Living Way Worship Center, 4778 Quaker Road, Keysville, Ga. More...

Clarence White, Jr.

Mr. Clarence White, Jr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on April 1, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Thomas Grove Baptist Church, 426 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

CORRINE FLAKES HUNTER

03/31/1923 - 04/06/2004

Mama, It's been 12 years since you left to go home with the Lord. We thank God for a mother like you. You were a treasure, with a heart of gold, always putting us first. More...