June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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First BCHS freshman class holds reunion

The Burke County Comprehensive High School Class of 1991 celebrated its 25 year reunion June 3-5. The class of 1991 was the first freshman class to enter the doors of the high school when it opened in 1987.  More...

BURKE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Tree ripened local peaches and other new items will be available when the BCHS Farmers Market opens Thursday, June 16 in its new location. The market will be open 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion at 855 Liberty Street. More...

433 YEARS OF SCHOOL SERVICE HONORED AT RETIREMENT DINNER

On May 19 the Burke County Board of Education honored over 433 years of service from retiring faculty and staff. More...

Obituaries

William Roger Martin

William Roger Martin of Waynesboro, 37, entered into rest Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born on August 11, 1978 in Alma, Ga. and spent most of his life in Burke County. He graduated from Burke County High School. William was a carpenter by trade. More...

Betty Turner Alley

Hephzibah, GA – Betty Turner Alley, 88, wife of 41 years to the late T.S. Alley, entered into rest Sunday, June 12, 2016, at her residence.  Graveside services will be held from Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. More...

Barbara North Hammett

Mrs. Barbara North Hammett of Waynesboro, 74, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.  More...

School News

Edmund Burke Academy Honor Roll

4th Quarter Only  A+ Honor Roll  7th grade: Brandon Fu, Anslie Glisson, Grayson Gunter, Anna Horton, Austin Layer, Karlee Small, Kent Thompson, Carson Woods  8th grade: Lindsey Fries, Colby Rogers, Sakshi Shah  More...

Water line break repaired quickly

A communications company contractor caused big problems for city workers when he bored into the side of a 16" water line near Lover's Lane last Wednesday.  Waynesboro City Administrator Jerry Coalson said the break "just about drained the city. More...

Suspicious fire is under investigation

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire which destroyed the old family home of a Burke County Commissioner. Allen DeLaigle watched as the home he was raised in was consumed by the blaze on Friday, June 10. More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  6/6/66 - 50 years ago. Yes, three black students - Martha Holmes, Alberta Huff and Clarence Davis graduated from Waynesboro High School on June 6, 1966 along with more than seventy white students. It was the result of the U.S. More...

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DADDIES THEN, DADDIES NOW

Daddy’s Daddy was a farmer and a fox hunter, among other things.  More...

For The Record

FROM THE BLOTTER

The dog ate it  A Waynesboro man came to the Burke County Sheriff's Office and reported that his dog had chewed up the decal on his car tag. No other details are available.  Oops!  More...

13 year-old shot after break-in

A ten year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a shooting.  On Thursday June 9, two boys, ages 10 and 13, broke into a residence in Western Estates on Four points Road. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS MAY 30-JUNE 5

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JUNE 16  The Burke County Farm-To- School Program will hold its monthly Farmer’s Market from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion located on 855 Liberty Street, Waynesboro.  SATURDAY, JUNE 18   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Vacation Bible School  Jones Grove Baptist church will hold its Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, 7:00-8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Deep Seas Discovery— God is with me wherever I go.” Rev. More...

Legals

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