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Burke County Extension Office hires second Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent

If you stop by the Burke County Extension Office, you will see a new face. Katie Burch began working as Burke County’s second Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent on July 1.  More...

BCHS new student registration

New students planning to attend Burke County High School for the 2016- 2017 school year can register either Thursday, July 21 or Friday July 22.  More...

Eastern Tent Caterpillar cause damage in trees and shrubs

This past week I received several phone calls pertaining to insect damages in trees and shrubs. This damage is from the Malacosoma americanum, commonly referred to as the Eastern Tent Caterpillar. More...

For The Record

Fatality on Highway 25

40 year-old Wesley Pearson of Grovetown was killed Friday when the pickup he was driving left the highway and struck the base of a billboard.  Pearson was travelling south on U.S. Highway 25 a little after 1 p.m. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Burglaries, break-ins and auto thefts kept the Burke County Sheriff's Department busy the last couple of weeks.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior court

REPORT JULY 18

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal/Civil Session to be held at 10 a.m. July 18, 2016 with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr. presiding.  Jurors are to report at 10 a.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Revival  Thompson Bridge Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival July 11-15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest Revivalist will be Rev. Kenneth Griffin, pastor of Brannen Chapel in Statesboro. More...

Weather brings Power Outages

Strong winds and heavy rains last week resulted in more than 2000 Planters EMC customers in three counties losing power for several hours.  More...

Mysteries at the Burke County Museum

An ornate handmade quilt on display at the Burke County Museum commemorates an important event in the extraordinary life of a Burke County woman. But, its origins are not certain, and that's where the mystery lies.   More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

BACK PEW FAUX PAS

(Reprinted from 2011)   I wasn’t always as sophisticated as I am now.  Hard to imagine, I know.  Hopefully I’ve learned a little with the passage of time.  I was raised on the hard wood benches and rafter rattling serm More...

TEN PERCENT

Americans have particular tastes, and they don’t mind expressing their feelings. According to Kitchen Daily, an AOL blog, we do not like Brussel sprouts, and we are not fond of garlic. More...

Obituaries

Robert Bruce Bailey

Taylor Funeral Home of Waynesboro announces the death and services of Mr. Robert Bruce Bailey, age 46 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, formerly of Vidette, who died Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  Services were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Gladys Joyce Reedy

Ms. Gladys Joyce Reedy of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JULY 14  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

DeLaigle receives Doctorate of Education from GSU

Ginger DeLaigle has received her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum Studies from Georgia State University. More...

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Jennifer Posey presents Michael McKinney with a plaque for his service as president of the Waynesboro Exchange Club. Posey will succeed McKinney, who served from July, 2015 until now. Her one year term will end July, 2017. More...

SEARLES HONORED

Waynesboro educator, author and historian Michael "Cowboy Mike" Searles has received the Branding Iron Award from the Western Writers of America.  He was given the award, which recognizes "exceptional support to the organization and its goals," More...