September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Still Clipping

Local barber going strong at 85

Every head is different.  That’s the mantra of Ernest Johnson as he watches the traffic stop and go through his storefront in downtown Waynesboro.  He should know. More...

News

Painting the Town

A trio of buildings on Shadrack Street has been transformed into Waynesboro’s own version of Rainbow Row. More...

Chamber Connection

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will host its 5thAnnual Golf Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 25.  More...

Plant’s layoffs surprise officials

With the announcement that nearly 100 workers would be laid off at a Waynesboro industry, Burke County Development Authority members are hoping there is still room to negotiate a lesser blow to the local employment base.  More...

Sports

Spartans suffer first loss of season

The Spartan football team only managed to put 7 points on the scoreboard last Friday night, their lowest in the last 27 games.  The Valiants of Valwood capitalized on Edmund Burke Academy’s offensive struggle, finding the end zone four tim More...

Burke County prepares to host Hephzibah

Bears tighten focus

This might have been an “off week” for the Bears but that time was used wisely as the team worked hard to tighten up and refocus after their loss in the season opener.  On Friday, Burke County High School will host the Hephzibah Rebe More...

John Milledge tops Lady Spartans 8-3

The Lady Spartan softball team nearly picked up its first region win of the season last Thursday afternoon but fell short after a multi-run final inning by the John Milledge Lady Trojans. More...

Obituaries

Glenn Marvin Judy

Glenn Marvin Judy, 84, of Waynesboro entered into rest at his residence on Saturday, September 1, 2012 with his loving wife of 61 years and family at his side.  More...

Todd Saxon

Todd Saxon, 37, of Deltona, Fla. went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.  Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 8, from 3-4 p.m. at Midville First Baptist Church.  Funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. More...

Susan Tucker Garrett

Mrs. Susan Tucker Garrett, 92, died peacefully, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Brandon Wilde in Evans.   More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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Jamaican drug feud erupts here

Shots fired

The entire city is on alert after a carload of Jamaican drug dealers wielding semiautomatics tried to hunt down a Waynesboro man.  What began with a missing shipment of narcotics exploded into a vendetta Sunday when the group of suspected drug t More...

Midville man arrested for rape of 16-year-old

A Midville man is in jail on accusations that he raped a teenager. More...

Soldier impersonator dies in Florida prison

A Burke County man who impersonated a soldier at Fort Gordon and stockpiled military paraphernalia at his home outside Waynesboro died in federal prison last week.  Anthony Todd Saxon, 38, was serving a four-year sentence at the Coleman Federal More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – September 4, 2002  More than 200 people faced arrest for not showing up in Burke County Magistrate Court to answer citations for failing to obtain decals for their mobile homes and for dumpster violations.  More...

Don Lively

GETTIN’ IT DONE

I guess it was a job.  It was work.  I got paid to do it and it required some effort on my part so it certainly fit all the criteria. More...

For The Record

Couple caught with two pounds of pot

An out-of town couple is trying to make bond after police found two pounds of marijuana in their SUV.  Grovetown resident Janessa Gibson, 21, needs $12,050 to get out of jail while her new boyfriend Aris Floris, 22, will have to come up with mor More...

Ten burglaries reported

Two arrests

Two Burke County men were arrested for breaking into their ex’s homes, but at least eight recent non-domestic burglaries remain unsolved.  Ashton Jerome Parker, 19, was arrested last Tuesday after he was accused of pushing in a plexi-glass More...

Teacher to serve less time for molestation

A teacher convicted for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student will serve less time behind bars.  Holly Rachelle Whitfield, 23, returned last week to Burke County Superior Court, where her prison sentence was reduced from 12 yea More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators  The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Senior Citizen Center. All retired educators are invited to attend.  Edmund Burke DAR  More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Baptist Church of Midville will hold a two-night revival, 7 p.m., Sept. 6-7. Guest minister will be Derrick Hill, Son of the House of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Louisville. More...

People

Births

Elizabeth Grace Harper

Jonathan and Melissa Harper of North Augusta, S.C. announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Grace, born Aug. 22, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Miss Hunter to wed Mr. Freeman

Kimberly L. Hunter of Evans and R. Tracy Freeman of North Augusta, S.C. announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. More...

People in the news

Briana Atkins   Briana Atkins of Hephzibah has graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. More...