September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Details released in fatal plane crash

Propeller came off

Mechanical failure is blamed for a July plane crash that killed a Burke Medical Center physician.  According to a preliminary report filed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Dr. More...

News

Burke economy recovering from sluggish summer

Jobless rate falls to 11.6

After a dismal summer, the local economy is showing the first signs of improvement.  Following a 13.1 percent unemployment rate in July, Burke’s percentage of residents searching for jobs has dipped to 11.6 percent.  More...

Commissioners give spending plan final nod

A plan for spending county dollars is settled for the coming year.  Burke County Commissioners gave final approval to the fiscal year 2012 budget at a called meeting last Tuesday.  The board gave the $43.8 million balanced budget unanimous More...

Officials appointed to county boards

Burke County Commissioners appointed five residents to serve terms on local boards.  More...

Sports

Bears pound Patriots

The Bears unleashed a scoring frenzy at Westside High last weekend.  Burke County High School’s football team shut out the Patriots 63-0 in their final match before sub-region play begins.  More...

Burke County heads to Glenn Hills

The Bears will head to Glenn Hills this weekend when the wins begin to mean even more.  Burke County High School’s football team (3-1) will travel to Augusta Friday night to take on the Spartans for their first subregion contest of the sea More...

Spartans record another shutout on the gridiron

They’ve scored 97 points in the last two weeks. And, they haven’t given up a single point since their game against Thomas Jefferson on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Bob Hammond

Robert “ Bob” Leonard Hammond Sr., 57, of West Palm Beach, Fla., passed away Sept. 20, 2011 at 10 p.m. He was born to the late James Thomas Hammond Sr. and (Lillie) Mae Hammond at Good Samaritan Hospital on Dec. More...

Mrs. Meredith Ward Chandler

Mrs. Meredith Ward Chandler, 77, of Sardis, Ga., a loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Susie Black Womack

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic teaching   A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Burke Medical Center classroom.  Limited space is available. Call 706-554-4435 and ask for the Dietary Department to reserve your spot. More...

People

Waynesboro man competes in Augusta’s ESi Ironman

Instead of winding down on the weekends, one Waynesboro granddad spent the past year winding up for his entry in the ESi Ironman 70.3 held in Augusta on Sunday.  More...

Burke County 4-H Wins District 4-H Forestry Contest

A group of Burke County 4-Hers traveled to Reidsville recently to compete in the Southeast District 4-H Forestry Contest. More...

Fall is in the air

The weather may not say so quite yet but the banners in downtown Waynesboro are declaring fall. Thanks to First National Bank, the lanterns bear new seasonal banners. More...

Driver sought in fatal hit and run

Pedestrian killed

A Girard man has been killed, and state troopers want to know who was driving the vehicle that struck him.  The body of Charles Anthony Carter, 42, was found on the centerline of Stoney Bluff Road early Saturday morning.  According to Sgt. More...

Two indicted for murder

Sardis, Hephzibah

A grand jury has indicted one man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death and another accused of killing a man with a chair.  Sardis resident Nibrent Berdell Carter will face murder charges nearly 12 months after he struck 45-year-old Timoth More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: September 26, 2001  Burke County citizens donated almost $30,000 to victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. With a CSRA goal of $1 million, over $910,000 had already been raised.  More...

RFD

There were several deaths since last week’s newspaper of folks who were well-known throughout the community.  Bob Hammond, former curator of the Burke County Museum, died after a lengthy illness. More...

For The Record

Officer assaulted, hospitalized

A Waynesboro police officer was hospitalized after being punched during a domestic quarrel.  According to investigators, Lt. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Monday, Sept. 19   Clarence Freeman, 61, of Tucker Avenue, Waynesboro, was arrested for cruelty to animals.  Thursday, Sept. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:  Monday, Sept. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Variability in Peanut Maturity

I have had questions from farmers, newspaper reporters and “the average Joe” as to whether or not peanuts are or should be ready to harvest. The story varies across the state. More...

Gardening Tips

Time for fall garden chores

I have seen a few fall gardens going in so far, but the dry weather seems to have some folks thinking about not planting a fall garden. There are some helpful garden chores that could be done now to help get ready for next spring. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

A New Name for an Old Face   More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle   McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its 111th church anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.  The Rev. Lee Edward Jones will be the guest evangelist.  Williams Grove   More...

Legals

Real Estate Transactions

The following are Burke County property transfers. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   Virgina C. More...

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