September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Coach demoted over theft case

A Burke County football coach who was demoted for taking battery chargers from a Hephzibah golf course lost his appeal to the board of education last week.   More...

News

Waynesboro gets ‘A’ from auditor

There was a half-million dollar improvement in the City of Waynesboro’s financial portfolio last year.  Patricia Hunter, an auditor for Reddick, Riggs, Hunter & Kennedy out of Statesboro, said she would give the city a score of at leas More...

Natural gas company overcharges $150,000

The City of Waynesboro paid for 53,000,000-cubic feet of natural gas it never received.  The $150,000 in overcharges will be returned to the city coffers in the next few weeks.  More...

Bark Camp Church Road won’t close for now

A farmer hoping to irrigate his fields won’t be helped by the closure of a road that’s in the way.  At a public hearing last week, Burke County Commissioners heard from a number of residents who live along or travel Bark Camp Church More...

Sports

Bears to host Statesboro Friday

Two defending region champions will battle it out in the Bear Den.  Burke County High School will host Statesboro this Friday. More...

Bears claim AAAAAA win

The Bears traveled to Douglas last Friday and came home with bragging rights over the AAAAAA Coffee Trojans.  Devoted fans followed Burke County High School’s football team down to the Trojan’s Jardin Stadium deep in south Georgia to More...

EBA game ends in tie

Wade rushes for 270 yards

It’s only happened 12 times in school history, and only four times since the year 2000.  The Edmund Burke Academy football team traveled over 150 miles last Friday to take on Community Christian, a school not many people know much about. More...

Obituaries

Johnny Charles Wesby Sr.

Mr. Johnny Charles Wesby Sr. entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Vinelandy, NJ. He was the son of the late Ethel and Charlie Wesby Sr.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. More...

Dorothy “Tedi” Thurman

After a long and colorful life, former cover girl and radio personality, Tedi Thurman, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, in Palm Springs, CA. More...

Arnold A. Mallard

Arnold A. Mallard passed peacefully from this life to be with his Lord on Sept. 16, 2012, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Arnold was born on June 21, 1930 in Sardis, Ga. to Joseph Rowland and Maude Mallard. More...

LOOK, NO HANDS!

Contestants chomped their way through a mess of melons in the watermelon eating contest at the Waynesboro Shrine Club’s Annual Farm Fest.The Shrine Club paid tribute to the community’s fa More...

Bears claw past AAAAAA Coffee

Burke County High School’s football team claimed a big victory on the road last Friday when they disappointed Coffee High School in Douglas. More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago – September 18, 2002  Nina Powers of Waynesboro was named Director of Training for the statewide network of Communities in Schools. She had served as local CIS organization since 1993.  More...

Don Lively

CIRCA, A WHILE AGO

We were classmates once, and young. A long time ago. Recently, we met. We arrived from all over, far and near.   Charleston. Manhattan. West Palm Beach.  Keysville. Shell Bluff. South Augusta.  More...

For The Record

Mother attacked with tire iron

An Augusta woman is behind bars for attacking a Waynesboro mother with a tire iron.  Alicesen Anna Jones, a.k.a. Alice Anthony, 35, was arrested Sept. 11 after the victim went to the emergency room for stitches.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2012 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding.  Jurors are to report Monday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m., to the Burke County Courthouse.  Jurors are as follows:  More...

Disabled man robbed by family friend

2 charged

A disabled man was the target of an armed robbery.  The elderly Waynesboro resident was held at gunpoint Sunday by two men, including a family friend who’d known him his whole life.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Appreciation Barbeque  Burke County Chief Magistrate Judge Sterling Wimberly will host a barbeque, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at the Senior Citizens Center in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Clear Springs Clear Springs Baptist Church, located on Highway 17 in Midville, will hold a Gospel Fest, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. More...

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