September 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-cop cleared of child molestation

An ex-police officer for the cities of Waynesboro and Sardis has been cleared of child molestation charges by a Burke County jury. For the first time in more than a year, Brandon Michael Fairchild, 31, was a free man Friday evening. More...

Too Big ... Too Little ... Just Right

More and more houses are coming with more and more rooms, but that doesn't always mean they're practical. The right-sized home utilizes the right amount of space for your lifestyle

Gregory Johnson's decision to move out of his 2,000-squarefoot home to one that is less than one-tenth that size didn't happen overnight. Like most people, Johnson didn't just wake up one morning and decide to move into a 142-square-foot cabin. More...

News

'Friends' raise hundreds

The Friends of the Court were busy Saturday morning and into the afternoon as they reached out to residents to raise funds for Burke County's DUI/Drug and Family Violence courts. More...

Q & A With Peter G. Miller

After an Inspection, I Found Tons of Problems with my Home. What Can I Do Now?

Q: I bought a home and got an inspection. After the inspection, I found that a heavy metal sliding door did not slide. The owner said he would fix it with some oil. More...

Pondering Property Tax

Home price is one thing, annual assessments are another. Don't let the hidden costs in home ownership surprise you each year

Shopping for a home can be a taxing process - especially for those who don't probe deeply enough to learn how much they'll owe in property taxes once they purchase. More...

For The Record

Armed robbers strike again

Waynesboro police have another armed robbery on their hands. Around 10:15 p.m. last Tuesday, two men with white T-shirts covering their faces held up the owner of El Cheapo on South Liberty Street. More...

From the Blotter

Copping a buzz A Burke County woman tried to help an inmate cop a buzz, but ended up getting busted by the fuzz. More...

City partners with DUI/Drug Court

Waynesboro officials have teamed up with State Court Judge Jerry Daniel to decrease drunk driving. Last Tuesday, city council unanimously agreed to begin referring municipal DUI and drug cases to Judge Daniel's DUI/Drug Court. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ellen Hodges Fryhofer

Mrs. Ellen Hodges Fryhofer of Waynesboro passed peacefully to her Lord and Savior at Burke Medical Center on Sept. 8, 2007, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. More...

Christopher Jeffers Jr.

Christopher Jeffers Jr., infant son of Brittany Hendrix and Christopher Jeffers Sr. of Waynesboro died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. A memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Mr. Everette Buxton

Mr. Everette 'Pig' Buxton, 22, of Girard, Ga., departed this life on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Girard, with the Rev. Walter Dukes, pastor, officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Old Fella Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Burke County Library. You do not have to be a member to attend. More...

People

Akridge, Allen to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Akridge of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Nicole, to James Kenneth Allen II of Sardis, son of Elizabeth G. Allen and the late James K. Allen Sr. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Dec. More...

Miss Sumner to wed Mr. Brantley

Beside a breathtaking mountain stream and waterfall, Miss Christian Joelle Sumner will become the bride of Mr. Joseph Paul Brantley on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. More...

Dukes, Powell to marry

Tanesha Dukes and JD Powell Jr., both of Waynesboro, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Patricia B. Oliver (Tiny) and the late Abraham Maddrick of Waynesboro. More...

Dead inmate's widow wants $10 million

The widow of a hanged inmate wants the county to pay $10 million for his "wrongful death." Burke County commissioners received an ante litem notice alleging that Ezumer Palmer, who was found hanging from a bed sheet Feb. More...

Tire blow-out leaves one dead, three injured

A Waynesboro man was killed Friday night when a tire blew out on his Oldsmobile. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol office, 22-year-old Everett Buxton wrecked on Godbee Road, five miles east of Girard, just after 11 p.m. More...

Mayor nominated for Superior Court judgeship

Waynesboro's mayor is in the running for Superior Court Judge. Mayor Jesse Stone announced Friday that he wants to fill the seat of retiring Judge Neal Dickert on the Augusta Judicial Circuit. More...

Editorial

Stone for Judge

The prospect of a new Superior Court judge coming from Burke County is a welcome one indeed. As one of the three counties in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, Burke has a long history of being under-represented on the court's bench. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 10, 1997 Burke County Commissioners approved a referendum on a $9.25 million Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears look for first win against Bulldogs

Gamecocks strut to victory in Bear Den

The Burke County Bears (0- 2) hope to change their luck in Augusta this weekend. Their match up against Butler High School may be the Bears' best chance to pick up their first win of the season. They pounded the Bulldogs 41-0 last year. More...

On the run

Bears cross country takes off

The Burke County High School cross country team started the season last Thursday with a meet at Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted by South Effingham High School. More...

Burke County serves loss to Laney

The Burke County High School volleyball team claimed a victory over Laney High School last Thursday. The Lady Bears won two consecutive games 25-13 and 25-19 to come out on top. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Celebrating Agriculture in Burke County

This is an exciting time of year for farming along with the many folks whom enjoy the outdoors. The season of fall officially arrives on Sept. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Bees and Pesticides

Many insects visit flowers to collect pollen and nectar as food. As they forage, these insects spread pollen grains among flowers, accomplishing pollination. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Tax Holiday on Energy Efficient Products in October

If you are considering purchasing an energy efficient product for your home, you may want to wait until October. In Georgia, energy efficient products will be exempt from state sales tax if you purchase them between October 4th and 7th, 2007. More...

Church News

Church News

Green Branch Green Branch Baptist Church will celebrate the 10th anniversary of pastors Roger Lane and Linda Lane 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Gary Kerr, pastor of First Baptist Church of Keysville, will be guest speaker. The public is invited. More...