April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County proposes new westside bypass route

Burke County Commissioners have submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the construction of the westside truck route.  More...

News

Critical need for O Negative blood – less than a one day supply

There is a critical and immediate need for blood donors with O Negative blood. In the wake of a national trend, O Negative blood donations have decreased and the local blood supply has taken a tremendous hit.  More...

April is Pest Control Awareness Month

In honor of National Pest Control Awareness Month in April, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Commissioner Gary W. Black reminded residents this week about the risks posed by household pests.  More...

BRIDGE holds Unsung Heroes banquet

A number of local leaders were honored recently during BRIDGE’s first ever Unsung Heroes Recognition Dinner. More...

For The Record

Distracted driving awareness month

In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA says if you’re riding shotgun, Be A Good Passenger and help minimize distractions for the driver. If you experience something unsafe, immediately speak up and offer assistance.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT APRIL 10

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, April 10, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  The list is as follows:  More...

Burke EMA responded to 148 calls

The Burke County emergency Management Agency responded to a total of 148 calls the week of March 27-April 2.  The agency answered 115 medical calls, including 85 transports. 56 transports were to Augusta hospitals. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

BCHS GRAND MARCH  Advanced tickets for Burke County High School’s Grand March will go on sale Monday, April 17. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in the front office of BCHS through Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

Three dead in two accidents here

Three people died in two separate accidents here over the weekend.  At about 12:50 p.m. More...

Impact of Westinghouse bankruptcy not yet known

A Georgia Power spokesman said last week that the company had "been preparing for the possibility of a Westinghouse bankruptcy filing" which occurred last Wednesday, March 31.  More...

Early voting in mayor's race begins

Early voting for the April 18 runoff election in the Waynesboro mayoral race begins Thursday, April 6. More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 11, 2007   More...

Sports

Spartan baseball 2-1 going into spring break

The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team began its spring break on the road to St. More...

Bears pick up win, drop one

The Burke County High School Bears (12-4, 6-1) picked up another region win over Hephzibah 17-3 last Tuesday but dropped a game to Cross Creek on Friday night 11-3.  Head coach Billy Marchman said the team jumped out to an early lead over Hephzi More...

Netters finish regular season

The Burke County High School Bears tennis teams finished their regular season with matches against Davidson Fine Arts and Harlem last week. The boys beat Davidson 3-2 and lost against Harlem 0-5. More...

Obituaries

Albert Leroy (Roy) Crittenden, Jr.

Albert Leroy (Roy) Crittenden, Jr., of Dunwoody, Ga. was born November 17, 1932 in Villa Rica, Ga., and departed this world March 28, 2017 and is now present with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. More...

Doris Canady Smith

Mrs. Doris Canady Smith, age 88, of Waynesboro died Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Brentwood Health & Rehabilitation, a caring and loving nursing home in Waynesboro. More...

Grover Cleveland Vickery

Mr. Grover Cleveland Vickery of Girard, Ga., 60, died Friday, March 31, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Vickery was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Legals

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