January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

PRIMARY INTERESTS

Burke voters still unsure as Super Tuesday approaches

With the polls already open for early voting and Super Tuesday just days away, many Waynesboro residents still aren't sure who they'll support. More...

News

Utility hikes coming soon

Waynesboro residents will see change in bills

While Waynesboro utilities consumers may be using less, they'll soon be paying more. Last Tuesday night, city council gave a unanimous nod to hikes for water, sewer and solid waste. The increases, which go into effect Feb. More...

Singer plugs second album

Waynesboro native Tedric "Tetris" Kelly is at it again. The singer and songwriter released his second album, "That Girl," on Tuesday morning. More...

Fifty Waynesboro properties to be sold at auction

For delinquent taxes

As many as 50 Waynesboro properties could get new owners. Next Tuesday, Feb. 5, properties flagged for delinquent taxes will be auctioned off at the Burke County Court House beginning at 10 a.m. More...

For The Record

GBI probes teenager's claim of police brutality

A Waynesboro teen says he was brutally attacked by a veteran deputy, but officers say the claim is unfounded.

The GBI is investigating a Waynesboro teenager's claim that a Burke County deputy used unnecessary and excessive force when he struck him with a baton. More...

From the Blotter

XXX-boyfriend A Keysville woman contacted authorities after discovering her ex-boyfriend used her identity to purchase porn. According to a report, the ex used her checking account without permission 19 times between Aug. 21-Dec. More...

Three fires in nine days

A series of fires has left two homes destroyed and a backyard in ruins. The first fire erupted Sunday, Jan. 13. Firefighters reported to a North Lake Drive residence, where they found heavy fire blazing from the roof. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ella Messex Hillis

Ella Messex Hillis, 90, of Alexander entered into rest Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Burke Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. More...

Mr. Robert Lee Hanna

Mr. Robert Lee Hanna, 40, of Gracewood, Ga., entered into rest Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska. and soon after moved to Gracewood. More...

Mr. Lyndon J. C. "Jim" McDonald

Lyndon J. C. "Jim" McDonald, 83, of Grovetown, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the VA Downtown Division. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 (today), in the Chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro. More...

Woman shot in burglary still critical

An elderly Burke County woman remains in critical condition one week after she was shot by teenage burglars. Martha Eubanks, 71, was rushed to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) around lunchtime last Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the stomach. More...

Drone Road wreck kills one

A Waynesboro man died Monday after striking an embankment on Drone Road. Kendrick Cordell Walker, 33, wrecked around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia where he was pronounced dead just after midnight. More...

Editorial

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Gang intervention needed now

A handful of Burke County teens have been charged with or are suspected in a dozen armed robberies in three counties. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 28, 1998 The Rev. Todd Ware, minister of education and youth at First Baptist Church, and Sgt. More...

Sports

Bears corral Mustangs, declaw Wildcats

The Bears didn't take much off their region basketball foes to the south this weekend. More...

Burke pitcher signs with Berry

Burke County High School pitcher Trent Hillis is heading to the hills to hurl fast balls for Berry College in Rome. Hillis signed with the Vikings yesterday (Tuesday) to play on scholarship. More...

RISING STARS

Young Lady Bears dominate in back-to-back wins

The Lady Bears could be the team to beat in the coming years. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Parent University S.G.A. Elementary School will hold its eighth annual Parent University Thursday, Jan. 31. Registration will begin 4:50 p.m. and will conclude with dinner at 7. More...

Church News

Church News

First McCanaan First McCanaan Baptist Church will observe Fellowship Day, Sunday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Clinton Bates and the Mills Grove Baptist Church will be the special guests. The public is invited to attend. More...

People

Palmer, Lynch exchange vows

Miss Nan Carol Palmer became the bride of Bradley Marcus Lynch 6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. Dr. Bill King officiated the small family ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2007 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding. Jurors are to report Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. The list of jurors includes Alvin Jones of Midville; Howard A. More...