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Confession of 10-year-old murder suspect played in court

Will tape be thrown out?

On one side, you hear the story of a 10-year-old who told lie after lie before admitting he shot his soon-to-be stepmother in the back and said, “that’s what you get bitch.”  On the other side, there’s the picture of scar More...

News

Officials consider hospital’s future

They can all agree on one thing. They want to see Burke County’s hospital stay open and thrive in the future.  What they haven’t come to terms on yet is how much of a role county government should play.  More...

Aiken group buys Chalker Publishing

An Aiken County firm is buying the Chalker Publishing facility along with its printing equipment.  On Tuesday, Wagener, S.C. More...

Electric cooperatives make $ 10M- plus tax payment

Representatives of Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy and Oglethorpe Power Corporation presented a check for $10,162,626.60 to Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus, second from left.  More...

Sports

Golfers earn wins on course

Burke County’s golf teams continue to do well against their competition.  The boys’ varsity team and the girls’ varsity and junior varsity teams each picked up wins last Tuesday on their home course at the Waynesboro Country Cl More...

TaylorMade Adidas Invitational this Saturday

The sixth annual TaylorMade Adidas Invitational is set for this weekend, and some of the state’s best high school golfers will be in Waynesboro for the event.  More...

Bears swing into season on the court

Burke County’s tennis matches for last week against Hephzibah and WACO have been postponed, but they’ll still face Harlem tomorrow (Thurs- day) beginning at 4 p.m. on their home court.  More...

Church News

Church News

Bottsford Spring   Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church is having its revival through March, 9, 7:30 nightly. The guest minister will be the Rev. Bobby Williams Jr., pastor of Peel Grove and St. John Baptist churches. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Running into his house with muddy shoes, a boy shouted, “Hi, mom, tomor- row’s Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?” “That you’re not twins!” she answered. More...

School News

Burke County celebrates 2012 National FFA Week

Burke County FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 25- March 3. I Believe is this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More...

Barn on campus

In the first part of October, the students were actively engaged in building a temporary facility in which to house the heifers provided by Harmony Grove Dairy.  Upon completion of the fence and water lines, students began constructing a provisi More...

Character Cubs

Students of the Month for January

WPS Character Students for the month of January are, front row: Maddox Russell from Katie Cochran’s Pre-K class; and back row: Inga Withers from Christy Palmer’s first grade class, Ja’Koibe Roberts from Cassidy Bentley’s secon More...

play ball!

Local youngsters have hit the ball fields as the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department begins its spring sports season. More...

Burke backs Gingrich

16% VOTER TURNOUT

Unofficial results reported by the Burke County Board of Elections as of 10: 05 p. m., Tuesday.   More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 6, 2002  The two finalists to succeed retired Waynesboro City Administrator Jack Brantley were former Sumter County administrator Darrell Hampton and current Waynesboro assistant administrator Jerry Coalson.  More...

RFD

First National Bank of Waynesboro will be host for their annual Relay For Life Yard Sale this Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at First Liberty Market.  The sale is rain or shine!  ******  More...

For The Record

Teen sentenced for sex abuse of 4-year-old

A teenager found guilty of having sex with his 4-year-old niece will spend the next 25 years behind bars and the rest of his life on probation.  Kendrick Brown stood trial as an adult last week for one count each of aggravated child molestation More...

Metal theft legislation could deter thieves

They’ll strip anything from irrigation systems on farms to air conditioning units at churches. More...

Metal thieves strip Alltel tower

Copper thieves stole nearly 500 feet of wire from an Alltel Mobile tower.  Sometime between Feb. 10- 24, the tower at River Road and Hancock Landing was stripped.  More...

Obituaries

Mr. S. Keith Flowers II

Memorial Services for Mr. S. Keith Flowers II, 41, of Scarborough Drive, Beech Island, S.C., who entered into rest Feb. 28, 2012, will be conducted Saturday at 2 o’clock in the Second Baptist Church of Beech Island. The Rev. More...

Glenda Littlefield Chance

Mrs. Glenda Littlefield Chance, 72, of Sardis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.  A memorial visitation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home.  Mrs. More...

Ned Chance Sr.

Mr. Ned Chance Sr., 75, of Sardis died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.  A memorial visitation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home.  Mr. More...

People

Oglesby, Stephens to marry May 19

Billy and Micky Oglesby of Sardis announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Oglesby of Statesboro, to Brent Stephens of Statesboro, son of Don and Lisa Stephens of Fortson. More...

Miss Thomas to wed Mr. Osborne

James L. Thomas of North Augusta, S.C. and Krista M. Johnson of Martinez announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie Thomas of Covington, to David Luke Osborne of Covington, son of Eva S. (Sue) and the late Tracy E. More...

Royal, Reeves to exchange vows

Together with their families, Casey Lynn Royal and Robert A. Reeves III, request the honor of your presence as they exchange wedding vows 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. More...