December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two killed in separate accidents

Two Burke County residents were killed in separate accidents over the weekend.  A little before 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. More...

News

FBC TO PRESENT 'A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS'

First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will hold Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 10 at 6 p.m. at the church.  More...

Bah humbug!

The weekend is upon us, and that means the public gets to see the first performances of the Burke Community Theatre. The group, made up local thespians, will present “Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol” on Dec. 8-9, at 7 p.m. More...

Heroes headed to town

Santa isn’t the only hero headed to Downtown Waynesboro on Saturday. The annual Christmas parade kicks off Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS-NOV. 27-DEC. 4

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Woman run over in parking lot

Charges are pending against a Burke County man after he ran over a woman in the KJ Supermarket parking lot Saturday. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 88 patients' calls the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Sixty-seven of the patients were transported, including 36 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Dale William Roberson

Dale William Roberson of Waynesboro, 31, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Dale was born on Oct. 1, 1986, in Eastman and moved to Waynesboro in June 1992. More...

Walter Moody Hammock Sr.

Walter Moody Hammock Sr., 78, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. He was a native of Burke County and was a longtime resident of Augusta until 2015, when he moved back to Burke County. He was a former employee of Blanchard Equipment.  More...

Bennie M. Bonner Jr.

Mr. Bennie M. Bonner Jr., 38, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at Beech Branch Baptist Church in Sardis. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

SRP Federal Credit Union to acquire Southern Bank

SRP Federal Credit Union announced last week that the company has signed an agreement to buy Southern Bank.  More...

Edmonds elected as new Sardis mayor

The City of Sardis will be under new leadership come the new year.  Carol Edmonds secured the mayoral position in the city’s runoff election on Tuesday night by 11 votes and made history as the first woman to ever be elected mayor in Sardi More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor: On behalf of the Georgia Department of Veteran Service, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Pastor Elliott Bing and the Phillip Grove Baptist Church family for hosting and supporting our recent ceremony to honor our Vietnam Vet More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 12, 2007  Twenty-one-year-old Kamorrow Colbert had been out of prison for two days when he was arrested for the armed robbery of Taylor’s Barbecue. More...

Sports

Bears start season on top

The Burke County Bears varsity boys basketball team (2-0) began their season last Friday night, Dec. 1, defeating Midland Valley 68-58 at home. Saturday, Dec. More...

Wresting team starts season

Burke County High School’s wrestling team began the season with two wins and a loss. They lost to Cross Creek High School 48-30 and beat the Academy of Richmond County by the same score. On Monday Dec. More...

Lady Bears off to good start

The Burke County Lady Bears (3-1) had their home opener on Friday night, Dec. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pastor’s Appreciation  Fairfield Baptist Church, 1582 Ben Hatcher Road, Waynesboro, will celebrate its third Pastor’s Appreciation in honor of the Rev. John F. Lumpkins Sr. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The Rev. More...

School News

BES Spelling Bee winners

Two fourth-graders at Blakeney Elementary School have moved on to compete in the Burke County District Spelling Bee. More...