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County, cities finalize SPLOST projects

On November 8 Burke County voters will vote up or down on more than $30 million in projects included in the proposed 2018 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).  Representatives from the county's municipalities met with Burke County Co More...

TRACTOR SUPPLY PLANS "MARKET DAY" JULY 9

The Tractor Supply Company store in Waynesboro invites the community to attend its Market Day event Saturday, July 9. More...

"Driving Miss Daisy" coming to Waynesboro

Driving Miss Daisy, the heartwarming Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is coming to Waynesboro in August as a Pre-Season show of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series. More...

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REPORT JULY 11

Jurors drawn for Superior court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal Session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding.  Jurors are to report at 10 a.m. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Thefts and burglaries kept the burke County Sheriff's Department busy last week and over the holiday weekend. More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 29 traffic crashes during the month of June in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 29 injuries and 2 deaths.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JULY 7  Burke County Farmers Market will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion. Come out and support our area farmers.   SUNDAY, JULY 17  More...

People

Wills, Hopkins exchange vows at a beautiful outdoor wedding

Kelley Elizabeth Wills and William Cunningham Hopkins, Jr. were united in marriage on May 21, 2016, during a 6:30 pm outdoor ceremony at Folly Lake Farm in Thomson, Ga. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Doctor Finley Limehouse.  More...

Gagne, Gibson to wed August 2

Mrs. Judy Gagne of Statesboro is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Miss Kelly Gagne to Mr. Billy Daniel Gibson, Jr.  The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Ernest Gagne.  More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Valdosta State University Announces Spring 2016 Graduates   Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the more than 1,100 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs during the sprin More...

WHO WERE THE GUNMEN?

More arrests expected in weekend shooting that wounded three

A Waynesboro teen is behind bars for opening fire on three party-goers at a weekend cookout … but investigators say he was not the only gunman. More...

Building will honor Dr. Lamar Murray

Burke County Commissioners have approved a request from the Board of Health to rename the Burke County Health Department in honor of Dr. B. Lamar Murray. Dr. Murray died last month after practicing medicine here for 59 years. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 12, 2006   Cornelius Washington, a rising junior at BCHS, received an early offer to play football for the University of Georgia. More...

THE FIFTH

Fifth. It can mean several things. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is one of the most well-known pieces of music in the history of the world. In many sports cars, hitting fifth gear means you've achieved the vehicle's maximum performance. More...

Obituaries

Betty Hayes Oliver

Mrs. Betty Hayes Oliver, age 85 of Victory Drive, Waynesboro, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in the Burke Medical Center.  More...

Rommie Lee McBride

Mrs. Rommie Lee McBride, age 68 of Waynesboro, Ga., widow of Lenord McBride, entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Burke Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016 p.m. More...

Annie Mae Gordon

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon of Marietta, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Road Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist  Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Revival, July 4-6 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. C. D. Roberts will be the guest minister. Rev. Willie R. More...

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