October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies bust meth traffickers

Nearly 1,000 grams

Two men were jailed for drug trafficking after deputies found more than 960 grams of crystal meth.  For several weeks, they’d been watching Burke County resident Wayne Coleman, 42.  It came to a head around noon Tuesday when they watc More...

News

Waynesboro to phase out diesel vehicles

Switch to compressed gas

The City of Waynesboro will be filling its work trucks with natural gas instead of diesel.  As findings trickle in from a feasibility study, city officials are convinced that compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles will save money.  More...

Volunteers sought for downtown Halloween

Trick or Treat on Liberty Street

Trick or Treat on Liberty Street is just two weeks away, and volunteers are needed to help with the Halloween celebration in Downtown Waynesboro.  More...

Flower show to feature area’s best blooms and designs

Horticulture enthusiasts, young and old, are invited to participate in the Burkeland Garden Club’s Colors of Fall flower show set for Oct. More...

Sports

Bears to host Glenn Hills on Senior Night

The Burke County Bears (6- 1, 4-0) will take on the Glenn Hills Spartans (2-4, 1-1) on Senior Night this Friday.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Bear Den for Burke County’s last home contest of the regular season.  More...

Bears disarm Musketeers

The Burke County Bears traveled to Augusta Friday to take on the Richmond Academy Musketeers, defeating them 38- 7. The Bears had a total of 343 total rushing yards and held ARC to 99. More...

Spartans burn Blazers

For the fifth straight year, the Spartan football team is is likely headed for the state playoffs.  More...

Obituaries

Shirley Marie Currie

Shirley Marie Currie, 80, was taken up into the arms of Abraham Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.   She was born Aug. 10, 1932 in Hamlet, N.C. to Ora and Myrtle Smith and was preceded in death by a son, James Steven Currie.  More...

William T. Jeffers

William Turby Jeffers, 86, of Hephzibah passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his residence in Hephzibah.  He was born in Jenkins County and was a member of Millen Baptist Church. More...

School News

110 Lots & Land

JENKINS COUNTY 1.3 ACRES OF LAND – three red brick buildings fronting Hwy. 17 South. Well/septic tank. Entrance to CCA Prison. $18,000 O/B/O. Susan A. Welch, County Administrator. Call 478-982-2851Oct. 17 – Nov. 7b   More...

115 Homes for Sale Burke County

214 BRIAR CREEK ESTATES ROAD – 3 BR, 1 BA, 953 sq.ft. home. 4.65 acres of land. mikesmithrealty@bellsouth.net.   More...

120 Homes for Sale Richmond County

3 BR 2 BA Home For Sale. Convenient to Fort Gordon, Plant Vogtle, other industries. Near Hwy. 25 and Windsor Springs Rd. $136,900. Meybohm Realtors. 706-627- 5383. Oct. 3-10c   More...

Pink for a purpose

EBA’s traditional colors of red and white were overshadowed with a splatter of pink during last week’s football game against Bethesda Day School.The Lady Spartan cheerleading squad donned pink pom poms in support of October being National More...

Waynesboro considers quadruple hike

Tax, water, sewer, solid waste

If the first draft of the budget passes, Waynesboro residents will get a quadruple-whammy.  Not only will property taxes be raised for the first time in more than 20 years, the city will hike its rates for water, sewer and garbage pick-up.  More...

Burke farmer critical after electric shock

A Burke County farmer was critically injured when electricity coursed through his body.  Brandon Hargrove, 36, was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital midmorning yesterday (Tuesday) after a farming accident just off Highway 80, according to Chief More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – October 16, 2002  Burke County faced a decrease more than $128 million in the utility tax digest for 2003. More...

Don Lively

DIRT & STUFF

I knew right away that it wouldn’t be the most pleasant drive to work I’d ever had.  More...

For The Record

Commissioners mull status of State Court Judge

The courtroom is full but quiet as the judge ticks off names of participants and a report of how they’ve fared since the last session. A bad report could send them to lock-up. A good one earns applause from everyone there.  More...

Sheriff’s office brings in new investigator

Burke County has a new man working crime scenes.  Sgt. Sean Cochran started this Monday as an investigator for the sheriff’s office.  More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department:  Tuesday, Oct. 9  • James Antonio Coleman, 19, of Grubb Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Flower Show The Burkeland Garden Club, in cooperation with the City of Waynesboro’s Department of Community Development, will host the Colors of Fall standard flower show 2-5 p.m., Oct. 26 and 9 a.m.- noon, Oct. 27. More...

Legals

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