October 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Officer fired for refusing taser shock

A Waynesboro police officer has been fired for refusing to be shocked with a taser.  Sgt. Curt St. More...

News

Get rid of unwanted meds this Saturday

This Saturday, Burke County residents can safely dispose of all their unwanted prescription medications.  From 2-6 p.m., Wal-Mart in Waynesboro will host “National Take Back Initiative” in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency More...

High voltage

Nearly 20 law enforcement officers got the shocks of their lives. More...

Second gunman in shootout gets probation

A gunman who traded shots with a convicted felon in a public housing development was sentenced to a decade on probation.  More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 706-554-8029.   More...

Hephzibah fire leads to criminal charges

An arson investigation led to the arrest of a registered sex offender believed to be trading drugs for stolen goods.  It began Sunday when a storage building off Quail Road went up in flames. More...

New laws aimed at pecan thieves

Pecan pilfering has always left a small blight on the farming community.  But with a downturned economy and soaring pecan prices, thievery could take a bigger toll on Burke County this year.  Local farmers are hoping watchful eyes and a rar More...

Obituaries

In Memory

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Joyce Bargeron Johnson Prince

Mrs. Joyce Bargeron Johnson Prince, 76, of Sardis, Ga., loving wife of John E. Prince for 34 years, entered into rest Sunday, Oct.r 23, 2011, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. More...

School News

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WPS Math Competition

Waynesboro Primary School Students participated in the 4th annual Math Challenge. Students were chosen by their classroom teacher based on mathematical knowledge, ability and citizenship. More...

BES Math Competition

Blakeney Elementary School held its annual math competition last week challenging students with questions based on the Georgia Performance Standards. More...

Strings Attatched

I t started with a fifth grader and a fiddle. “Not a lot of people my age were playing bluegrass,” country musician Jason White muses. “But I just wanted to.”  More...

Alum found in filters

Questions remain in Brier Creek fish kill

EPD still doesn’t know what killed thousands of fish in Brier Creek. According to spokesperson Kevin Chambers, water samples taken after the Oct. 15 kill in Burke County are still being analyzed. More...

Editorial

Other Voices

WAS SECESSION LEGAL

For years we have been taught that secession from the United States was not Constitutionally legal. As with all other debates, this issue has two sides. In the next few weeks I intend to offer the other side of this argument. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supports Pauline Jenkins   More...

Burke Banter Boy

WHEN WILL IT END?

Another evil man is dead. The world is rid of another monster. Osama bin Laden was killed. Osama bin Laden was taken out. Osama bin Laden was shot through the head by United States Navy Seals. Osama bin Laden, may his name go down in infamy. More...

Sports

Bears disappoint WACO

The Bears defused what many considered their biggest threat in the sub-region last Friday.  Burke County High School snatched Washington County’s hopes for the No. 1 seed in Region 3-AAA South, beating them 28-20 in the Bear Den.  More...

Burke Co. plays Friday for spot in championship

With WACO behind them, this Friday’s game will be even more important for the Bears.  The race for the No. 1 seed in Region 3-AAA south is down to Burke County and Butler. More...

On homecoming

Spartans pound Wildcats

The EBA football team didn’t disappoint on homecoming night.  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...

People

Spooky Story Finalists

The stories just get better and better. With more than a hundred stories submitted by local fourth and fifth graders, we’ve narrowed the field to our five personal favorites. More...

BOO TO YOU, TOO!

Some of the spookiest stories I’ve heard take place in graveyards in the middle of the night. They usually have ghosts or dead people in them. Well, I want to tell you about a story that has something different in it. More...

SWEET BREW

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived way out in the country. Every day she loved to explore as she walked through the woods to fetch water from the well. She always saw lots of wildlife and beautiful nature. More...

Legals

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