July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Waynesboro men accused of rape indicted

The Superior Court Grand Jury indicted two Burke County men accused of holding women hostage and raping them. More...

News

Planters EMC members donate 25 GED scholarships

Applications for next round of grants due Friday

Each day, Tameka Gordon watches dozens of Burke County adults work hard for a better life. The Augusta Technical College instructor helps them as they pencil in answers to math problems and hone their English skills. Ms. More...

Vogtle hearing next Thursday for new units

Parties on both sides of the issue will have another chance next week to speak out about two new reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. The U.S. More...

Georgia Power co-owners onboard for new reactors

Georgia Power won't go it alone on two new units at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. More...

Sports

Bear signs to shoot hoops in S.C.

Recent Burke County High School graduate DeVonda Lewis has signed to play basketball for the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Indians in Allendale, S.C. More...

Champions for a cause

The first ever "Ballin' for a Cause" basketball tournament, benefiting the Demond Jackson Sr. scholarship fund, was held recently at the Citizens Park gymnasium and PTIO (Play Time Is Over) was named the champion. More...

Mite boys finish second in district

Ball season is over for Burke County's recreation teams, but the mite boys wrapped up the All-star tournament with district honors. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Memorial service A Confederate memorial service for Owen Pinckney Smith, Co. K 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Smith Cemetery on Hiltonia- Perkins Road. More...

Church News

Church News

Thompson Bridge Thompson Bridge Baptist Church will hold annual revival services Monday-Friday, July 14-18, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. General Jennings, pastor of Bottsford Spring, will be guest pastor. More...

People

Miss Herrington to wed Mr. Deason

Cheryl Herrington of Waynesboro and Mike and Susan Herrington of Evans announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie M. Herrington, to Darvin Deason Jr., son of Darvin and Adela Deason Sr. of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Herbert Lewis and Marilyn Frances Kilpatrick DeLaigle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 21, 2008. More...

Arrests made in truck thefts

Deputies have charged three men in connection with the St. Clair chop-shop. Dale Larue Davis, 34, of Hephzibah, and Gordon Scott Martin, 37, of Blythe, were both arrested last Wednesday on numerous charges of theft by receiving stolen property. More...

Decision Time

Polls open Tuesday

Polls will open Tuesday, July 15, as Burke County voters weigh in on local, state and national races. Depending on party and precinct, voters will pick their favorites in anywhere from two to five contested races. More...

Co-owners back new reactors

Georgia Power won't go it alone on two new units at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. More...

Editorial

Don't teach our children crime

Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, the states agreed to humanize their often Dickensian juvenile justice systems in exchange for increased federal aid. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I want to extend my condolences to Willis and Marianne May. Their mother, Pat, chief tax appraiser for Burke County, died July 5 at Piedmont Healthcare Hospital in Atlanta. More...

For The Record

'Person of interest' turns himself in

In Jones murder

A Waynesboro man wanted for questioning in the murder of Johnny Paul Jones Jr. turned himself in to police. Robert Robinson walked into the Waynesboro Police Department headquarters Monday morning and agreed to talk with investigators. More...

Wife sentenced for helping fugitive husband

A Burke County woman was sentenced to probation Monday for helping her husband stay on the lam. Doris Leeann Gay pleaded guilty to hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Superior Court Judge James G. More...

Wanted sex offender found hiding in closet

A sex offender missing from Rome, Ga., was arrested in Waynesboro last week, and the two locals who were helping him are in trouble. Gary Brown, 50, was found hiding in a closet of a Jones Avenue home last Tuesday afternoon. More...

Obituaries

Robert E. 'Bob' Crosby, Sr.

Robert E. Crosby, Sr. "Bob," 63, of Hephzibah, Ga., suddenly entered into rest, Friday, July 4th, 2008 at his mountain home in Toccoa, Ga. More...

Mrs. Vera Mosley Minyard

Mrs. Vera Mosley Minyard, 83, of Story Mill Road, Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest July 1, 2008 at University Hospital. A private memorial service will be held in Gulf Port, Miss., at a later date. She was wife of the late Erby Gray Minyard Sr. More...

Mrs. Frances Evelyn Florence Denham

Mrs. Frances Evelyn Florence Denham, 85, of Millen died Thursday, June 26, 2008. Her funeral was 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. More...