June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saving A Sibling

Karen DeLaigle has always looked out for her little brother Jimbo.  So when Jim Hilderbrandt fell ill with end stage Renal disease and his kidneys grew idle, offering one of her own seemed the natural choice for Karen, a 24- year veteran clerk w More...

News

Administrator plans for hospital’s growth

Nine days on the job and counting, the new administrator/ CEO of Burke County’s hospital says he’s still assessing operations and will be for some time. But Stephen Shepherd readily offers one conclusion. More...

Burke soaks up more than 10 inches in two weeks

The parched landscape of Burke County finally felt the relief it needed over the past couple of weeks.  More days than not, showers have fallen in parts of the county.  More...

Hemophilia of Georgia’s New Volunteer of the Year

A Burke County teen made a huge impression with Hemophilia of Georgia. Thirteen year-old John Jewell, center, was named the nonprofit organization’s New Volunteer of the Year. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Hurst McDonald

Margaret Hurst McDonald, of Sardis, Ga., the daughter of W.L and Violet Hurst, died peacefully June 3, 2012 at Trinity Hospital.   Mrs. McDonald’s Homegoing was 3 p.m. More...

Ronnie “Jabo” Winn

Ronnie “Jabo” Winn, 44, of Waynesboro, Ga., went home to live with Jesus after an extended illness on June 6, 2012 at Augusta Hills Nursing Home. Ronnie worked at Little Country Garden as a Landscaper until his health started to fail. More...

Alma Freeman Jones

Mrs. Alma Freeman Jones of Augusta, Ga., died Friday, June 8, 2012 at her residence.   Her funeral service will be Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance Church in Waynesboro with Pastor Gaston Rivers, presiding.  More...

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Uncle gets 15 years for incest

A Sardis man who was charged with incest after his teenage niece became pregnant was sent to prison this week.  Patrick Belvin, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of incest and was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years probation by Chief S More...

Businessmen go to prison for bank fraud

Two Richmond County businessmen are behind bars for bilking a string of banks, including one in Waynesboro.  According to U.S. District Court Judge J. More...

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Right to decide

Separation of church and state. With 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights, our forefathers chose this as their very first tenet.  More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 12, 2002  More than 150 people attended the opening of the Liberty Square farmer’s market. Organizers said all the produce vendors were sold out by 11 a.m.  More...

For The Record

Accused dog fighter gets probation

A Burke County man who was accused of running a gruesome dog fighting ring near Midville will serve probation.  More...

Sardis K9 to work for Jenkins County

The Sardis Police Department has donated its drug dog to the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office.  According to Police Chief Gary Jones, the decision was swayed by a combination of manpower issues, operational costs and the lack of an overall More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2012 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BBQ Chicken Dinner   Funds are being raised for a kidney transplant for Jim “Jimbo” Hilderbrandt. Barbecue chicken dinner plates are being sold for $8. They include a chicken half, green beans, potato salad, bread and dessert. More...

Church News

Church News

New Waters   New Waters Grove Baptist Church will have its revival 7:30 nightly, June 13-15. Sermons will be by Pastor Frank Bedford.  Lewis Chapel   Lewis Chapel of Sylvania will hold revival services 7:30 nightly, June 18-20. More...