June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Private alternative education program boasts success

Many of Burke County’s at-risk high school students found success in a new program this year.   More...

Fascination or Criminal Intent? Motive Remains a Mystery

THE MILITARY FASCINATION   Friends and family members say Saxon’s fascination with the military dates back as far as they can remember.   More...

News

Pennies to pay for water, sewer improvements

Waynesboro, Sardis submit SPLOST wish lists

If voters agree to keep paying a one-cent sales tax, the cities of Waynesboro and Sardis will use their lion’s share of all those pennies for water and sewer improvements. More...

MAGIC Camp completes first session in Waynesboro

Seven Burke County High School girls got an opportunity to explore new career paths.   More...

Vogtle accepts federal loan guarantee

Georgia Power has accepted conditional federal loan guarantees that could save millions of dollars in the expansion of Plant Vogtle.   More...

For The Record

Neighborhood pleads for police presence

They’re heartbroken. And they’re scared.   Residents from the west Waynesboro area where Ralph and Trudie Gordon were murdered appeared at city hall Monday night to ask officials for help reclaiming their neighborhood.   More...

Blythe break-in tied to two-state burglary ring

A Burke County break-in was the work of a huge burglary ring that spanned Georgia and South Carolina.   According to Sgt. More...

Another burglary solved by DNA

More blood ... another burglary suspect.   DNA evidence collected from a burglary on Saxon Road has been matched to an inmate at the Richmond County Jail. More...

Fields & Yields

Now renting

Sardis Stables expected to bring positive growth

Sixteen brand new apartments are ready to be rented in Sardis.   After more than a year of renovation and new construction, Sardis Stables has opened in the old Cousins Elementary School.   More...

People

Dixie Divas

THE CLOAK OF SORROW

There is a woman I know to whom sorrow clings like dew to grass on a Southern summer morning. Once, she got a bad break in life. That isn’t unusual for anyone. Life bruises us all, even bloodies us up pretty good from time to time. More...

Other Voices

MY PAL – MY BUDDY – MY FRIEND

We first met in the first grade about 78 years ago. From day one we have been the best of friends. We schooled together, played together, traveled together and prayed together. More...

Georgia Family Coucil

A LIFE WELL LIVED

John Wooden, the famed college basketball coach considered to be one of the finest men in sports, died of natural causes on June 4. His century-long life is one of the best examples of integrity, discipline and dedication in all of athletics.   More...

WHO IS TONY GRUBBS?

The 41-year-old Burke County resident began building his long felony record the year he turned 17. Among his 10 felony convictions are five burglary charges, all in Burke County, and another for robbery by force. More...

Fort Gordon arrest

Explosives, evidence uncovered in Burke

While Anthony “Todd” Saxon was being taken into custody last Tuesday at Fort Gordon, his wife may have been busy in Burke County hiding evidence. More...

Editorial

A senseless tragedy

Sheriff Greg Coursey said it was the “most horrific crime in this county since the Hill Rivers murders in 1981.”   The brutal murder of Ralph and Trudie Brown Gordon this past weekend has shaken this community to its core. More...

RFD

I was taking photos in the heart of Downtown Waynesboro last Thursday before 9 a.m. I saw a trio walking near Yvonne’s Flowers and Gifts ... they looked puzzled. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 21, 2000   The City of Waynesboro instituted a ban on outside watering between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The county had a deficit of 9 inches of rain for the year.   More...

Obituaries

Bobbie N. Odom

Mrs. Bobbie N. Hayes Odom, 83, of the Greens Cut Community, widow of D. E. Odom, entered into rest after an extended illness, Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. More...

Thomas Preston Driver

Thomas Preston Driver, 75, put up one heck of a fight. He passed away on June 17, 2010 from complications of cancer. He was born on Jan. 8, 1935 to AC and Bess Driver of Augusta, Ga.   More...

Olene Crane Quick

Mrs. Olene Crane Quick, 87, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into the presence of the Lord on June 19, 2010 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.   She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Quick in 1990. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCLC   The SCLC monthly meeting will be held 6 p.m., Monday, June 28, at the Burke County Library.   If you have any complaints, there will be forms to fill out.   If you have any question, call 706-554-7122. More...

Church News

Church News

Murphy Ebenezer   Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly, June 27- July 2. The guest minister of the week will be the Rev. Peter Parker, pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church.   The public is invited. More...

School News

County’s top teachers named

Burke County Public Schools have announced the teachers of the year for each school. More...

Pinning ceremony

Two-year-old Makayla enjoys a front row seat and a smile from her mother, Nikki Taylor, during a pinning ceremony for nursing students at Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro Campus. More...

Burke County’s construction lab earns industry certification

Burke County High School’s construction education program recently received certification from the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia. More...