October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

A key to the city

A World War II paratrooper was given a key to the city of Waynesboro. More...

County borrows less money to bridge revenue gap

Making ends meet is getting cheaper for Burke County.  Officials plan to borrow less money this year to cover operating expenses while they wait for property tax revenue to come in after the New Year.  More...

In Waynesboro

City council absences delay business

Waynesboro’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will have to wait for a new member.  With five voting and two exofficio (non-voting) members on the commission, the volunteer board could have problems getting a quorum after city council More...

Sports

UP FOR GRABS

Burke County to host WACO for big region contest

Come early if you want a seat.  The Bear Den will likely be packed Friday night as fans clamor to watch the best two teams in Region 3-AAA South fight for the top spot.  Burke County High School (6- 1, 3-0) will host Washington County for w More...

HISTORY ON HOMECOMING

Bears roast Razorbacks 84-7

The Bears celebrated homecoming by adding another entry in the record books.  More...

Lady Bears finish season

The Lady Bears bowed out of the Class AAA state volleyball tournament last week.  Burke County High School’s team traveled to Watkinsville last Wednesday to take on Oconee County in the first round. Oconee County is the No. More...

Obituaries

Jane ‘Jan’ Hill Johnson

Jane “Jan” Hill Johnson, 63, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Oct. 16, 2011.  The funeral will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19 (today), at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home. Interment will be private.  More...

Jackie Oglesby Hem

Mrs. Jackie Oglesby Hem of Augusta, Ga., 52, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.  A memorial service was held at 3 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. More...

Rosetta Spence

Mrs. Rosetta Spence of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500. More...

Legals

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Deputies hunt for felon accused of raping teen

A convicted felon is accused of raping a 16-year-old.  Burke County deputies have been hunting for Darrell Williams, 44, since Monday when he allegedly forced his way into a Blythe home where the teenager was alone.  More...

Armed robbers get 20 years for home invasion

A pair of interrupted burglars who held a woman at gunpoint with a sawed-off shotgun admitted their guilt just before opening statements were given in their trial.  More...

Editorial

RFD

In response to my last week’s column, a friend of mine called to add a “pet peeve” to the list. Grocery carts ... folks who will not return them to the “cart return area” ... More...

Don Lively

TO BE FAIR

Was it possible? I walked by his booth several times to confirm my suspicions.   The mannerisms were the same. The spiel was word for word. The deep, whiskey soaked voice took me back decades. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 17, 2001  Attendance at the 42nd annual Exchange Club Fair set a new record of 9,796.  Ground was broken for the construction of a new school to replace the existing Blakeney Elementary.  Chief Magistrate Curt St. More...

For The Record

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.   REO Accredited Properties LLC to Eddie J. Taylor, Aug. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have drawn for the October 2011 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding.  Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. More...

Burglar roughed up after breaking into officer’s house

The burglar should have done his homework.  If he had, he’d have known that an officer lived in the house he was trying to rip off at lunchtime Monday.  Instead, career criminal Reginald Stroman, 43, walked right into a Park Drive hom More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Toastmasters The Waynesboro Toastmasters Club will meet on Sunday, 5 p.m., Oct. 23, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 841 Jones Ave. More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Tones  The Gospel Tones of Midville will celebrate its 40th anniversary 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Burke County High School auditorium. The doors will open at 3 p.m. More...

School News

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears for August

“Excellent Lunchroom Behavior” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of August. More...

Class of 1956

Waynesboro High School’s Class of 1956 held a reunion this month at First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. More...