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FOR WAYNESBORO MAYOR Special Election is March 22

A Special Election will be held on March 22 to fill the seat left open by the recent death of Mayor Pauline W. Jenkins.  Initially, officials had hoped to avoid a special election by including the race in the Nov. More...

News

Can Georgia Keep HOPE Alive?

Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program has assisted in funding college tuitions since 1993, but the fund is expected to be exhausted by the time current pre-kindergarteners are ready for college. More...

Terri Malcolm promoted to chief medical officer

A woman with family ties to Keysville has been named to a top post in a Sun City, Arizona hospital. Terri Malcolm, M.D. has been selected by Banner Boswell Medical Center as their new chief medical officer. She will assume her new post on Sept. More...

FARM FEST 2016: THE LINEUP

THE TRACTORS ARE COMING, THE TRACTORS ARE COMING  Celebrate Burke County’s rich farming history with the annual Farm Fest Parade at 11 a.m. More...

For The Record

ESCAPED FELON FOUND HIDING IN SWIMMING POOL

He’d been on the lam for a year and a half when Columbia County authorities found him hiding in a swimming pool.  Jack Woodrow Myers, 36, is finally in the Burke County Jail … and soon, the suspected meth dealer will answer to a lon More...

Arrest made in Hwy. 56 shooting

The gunman identified in a December shooting has been arrested.  Brandon Jamal Mobley, 24, of Waynesboro was extradited to Burke County last Wednesday following his May 27 arrest in Richmond County for burglary.  Just before Christmas, the More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes during the month of August in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 10 injuries and 2 deaths.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Fall Revival  The annual fall revival of the Thomas Grove Baptist Church will continue through Sept. 9th beginning each night at 7 p.m. The Evangelist for the week will be Rev. Tommy Burgess.  Annual Revival  More...

Legals

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HERMINE WHO?

Tropical storm creates minimal problems for Burke

Burke County braced for the worst … but it never came.  Tropical Storm Hermine was expected to dump more than 7 inches of rain here on her trek across the East Coast on Friday.  Emergency personnel were prepared for flash floods, iso More...

IT’S TIME FOR FARM FEST, Y’ALL

15TH Annual Ag Celebration is this weekend

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will honor Burke County’s farming heritage with its 15th annual Farm Festival this Saturday, Sept. More...

Editorial

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NOT SO BLOWN AWAY

It really wasn't much of a hurricane, as hurricanes go.  At least not around our neck of the woods.  Mostly, it was just a lot of rain.  A few high wind gusts.  Couple of limbs down.  And, a whole lot of hype.  Oh, and, More...

FIGHTING SUCCESS

Merle Haggard sang a song a few years ago that reminisced about an earlier America. The song raised questions but offered few answers. America has changed and there’s no going back. More...

Sports

38-0 SHUT-OUT

Bears ground the Golden Hawks

The Burke County Bears (3-0) shut down the Washington County Golden Hawks (0-2), 38-0, in a rescheduled game played on Saturday afternoon in Washington County.  ON THE FIELD   More...

A WEEK OF WINS

Lady Bears topple three more teams

The Burke County Lady Bears (7-5) defeated the Thomson Bulldogs (6-8) last Thursday.  Senior Emily Price went 2-2, sparking the Bears to a 7-2 victory in six innings.  Leading hitters were senior Kayla Lambert who hit 1-3 with an RBI, and s More...

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Bears begin region schedule

The Burke County Lady Bears volleyball team (3-4) defeated Butler High last Thursday (25-10, 25-20) but dropped a non-region match to Richmond Academy last Thursday (25-13, 25-22)  Head Coach David Skinner said the process for the girls is begin More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth (Liz) Dent Browning

Elizabeth (Liz) Dent Browning, 75, of 831 Buckner Dr., Winchester, died suddenly Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church to celebrate her life Saturday Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. More...

James Edward Lewis

Mr. James Edward Lewis, 61, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. McElmurray Spring Branch Baptist Church, 677 Spring Branch Church Road Waynesboro, GA. More...

Priscilla "Blondie" Lockhart

Ms. Priscilla "Blondie" Lockhart, 46, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Noah's Ark Baptist Church, 4466 Hwy 80 West Waynesboro, GA. More...