August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver arrested for homicide

Blood test shows alcohol, drugs

Five months after 20-year-old Dustin Tyler Durham was killed in a violent wreck on McManus Road, deputies arrested the friend who was behind the wheel of the Pontiac Firebird racecar.  Robert “Billy” Taylor, 24, was booked into jail More...

News

United Way campaign kicks off in Burke County

Burke County head football coach Eric Parker helped celebrate kick off last week but he wasn't on the football field. More...

Georgia Power initiative plugs customers into solar

While much of the focus in Burke County is on nuclear power, Georgia Power is also offering customers a chance to check out the solar variety.  Georgia Power has launched a new solar energy education initiative and website that will provide comp More...

BCHS players to present Dramatic Vital Signs

The Bear Stage Players, a group comprised of acting students at Burke County High School, will present Vital Signs on Friday, Aug. 31, in the school’s James D. Smith Auditorium at 7 p.m. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2012 term of Superior Court Grand Jury with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding.  Jurors are to report 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. More...

Starving dog saved by Facebook post

A Facebook post prompted Burke County deputies to seize a starving dog from a Girard home.  Monday night, the Labrador retriever mix was found in a box fashioned from corrugated tin, entrenched in a foot-deep layer of its own feces.  More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Monday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Explosions   The Gospel Explosions youth department in Sardis will present two plays, “Go Up Thou Bald Head” and “I am Precious” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 and Friday, Aug. 24. Pastor Willie Jones Jr. More...

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SKY HIGH

World’s largest heavy lift derrick erected at Plant Vogtle

The skyline in eastern Burke County is different these days. There’s an element that rises even higher than Plant Vogtle’s two cooling towers.  More...

Hospital could cost taxpayers $5.6M

If the doors to Burke Medical Center are going to stay open for years to come, the county must be ready to ante up for the cause.  More...

Editorial

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Time to end the sideshow

Mayor Pauline Jenkins is making a concerted effort to maintain order at meetings of the Waynesboro City Council, but getting little cooperation from some of its members. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago – August 21, 2002  Randy Broxton fell 11 votes short of a majority in the race for the District One seat on the Burke County Board of Education. He would face Willie Jordan in a September 10 runoff. More...

Sports

Bears win soggy scrimmage

The game ran an hour behind at the Bear Den due to the passing storm, but devout fans got what they came for when Burke County defeated Swainsboro 40-7.  Head Coach Eric Parker wasn’t satisfied, but pleased.  More...

Lady Bears pound Jenkins on the diamond

The Lady Bears picked up a double-digit win over Jenkins County last week, grounding the Lady Eagles 20-5.  More...

Lady Spartans fall to 1-3

After opening their season with a win, the Lady Spartan softball team fell three straight games.Their first loss came to region opponent, Gatewood, 7-3. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Gary Nichols

Ronald Gary Nichols, 73, of Sardis Georgia entered peacefully into rest on Friday, August 17, 2012 at his residence.  Gary was born in Seattle Washington on July 17, 1939, son of Ruth M. and Norman L. Nichols.  More...

Calvin Raley

Calvin Raley, 76, of Vidette entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Vidette and was a graduate of Louisville High School. He was a veteran of the US Army. More...