October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CRUSADE AGAINST CANCER

Hundreds turned out at Burke Medical Center Saturday morning and took steps toward raising awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer. More...

News

Jack-o-lantern laughs

Mikayla Reynolds and Ramiah Gaines squeal in excitement as their teacher Kay Miller shows off the jack-o-lantern their class carved. More...

Candy Call

From 5-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 31) trick-or-treaters will go door-to-door in Waynesboro and other Burke County cities. Participants must be 12 and under, in costume and accompanied by an adult. More...

Design changes approved for new Vogtle units

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Southern Nuclear’s requests to change certain aspects of Plant Vogtle’s new units.  The approved License Amendment Requests (LAR) resolve issues that were identified earlier this y More...

Sports

Edmund Burke keeps region title hopes alive

A region trophy is still a possibility for the Spartans.  More...

Waynesboro Country Club to host Augusta Junior Golf event

Junior golfers will face off in Waynesboro as part of the Augusta Junior Golf Tour.  The second event in the tour’s fall series will be held Saturday Nov. 17 at the Waynesboro Country Club. The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

First buck

Makayla Pulliam, 15, harvested her first buck. She took down the 8-pointer on Oct. 22 while hunting with her brother-in-law Chris Parrish. More...

People

Dr. Lockhart ordained

Dr. Bertha W. Lockhart of Louisville was ordained into the ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church in Warren County where she is a member under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. J.A. Lockhart. More...

Alpha Pi Chi convention

Three members of the Zeta Iota Chapter of the Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority Inc. recently attended the Southeast Region Convention and Board of Directors meeting in Fort Lauderdale. More...

School News

Edmund Burke Academy Honor Roll

Edmund Burke Academy has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks.  Students who maintained an A+ average over the grading period include:  Seventh grade: Kelly Carter  Eighth grade: Ragan Bailey, Taylor Mizelle, Ginny Lane Cr More...

Faith Christian Academy Honor Roll

Faith Christian Academy has announced its honor roll for the first quarter.  Students who were named to the all-A honor roll include:  More...

Former BCHS star dies in accident

A former Burke County tri-athlete was killed yesterday (Tuesday) when he flipped his truck.  Dustin Golden, 24, was driving toward Waynesboro on Highway 25 South around 5:30 a.m. when he ran off the road near the Burke County airport.  More...

Tax digest shows millions in growth

Burke County’s coffers will catch a windfall thanks to growth in the tax digest.  Officials received the county’s $2 billion gross tax digest last week, which is about a month sooner than they’ve seen it in years past.  More...

Walking the Line

Coaches’ reach goes beyond ballgames

The sun is hanging low in the western sky, casting long shadows across the Bear Den where the Burke County Bears finish their warm-up on a cool Friday night in October.  More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago – October 30, 2002  Dr. B. Lamar Murray was honored by Edmund Burke Academy when the school’s gymnasium was named in his honor. Dr. Murray had been associated with the school since its founding in 1960.  More...

Don Lively

NOT ALONE

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night.  I wasn’t being chased out of a cypress swamp by a flaming ghost.  It wasn’t even Halloween yet. More...

For The Record

Mother jailed for keeping lost wallet

Contained $8,100

A Waynesboro woman was arrested for allegedly keeping a wallet she found in a parking lot.  Police say it contained $8,100 cash.  Sandra Vonick Jackson, 36, was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property last Thursday – five days More...

Bogus payroll checks bite Burke stores

Burke County deputies want to know who is cashing fake checks.  Two business owners were duped out of more than $11,500 after they cashed counterfeit payroll checks that appeared to be from a South Carolina construction and roofing company. More...

From the Blotter

Flat out mad  More...

Obituaries

James Benjamin Mincey

Mr. James Benjamin Mincey, 90, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  More...

Winnie Ivester Rogers

Winnie Ivester Rogers passed away Oct. 27, 2012 in Waynesboro just two days shy of her 98th birthday. Born in Greensboro, Ga., she was the daughter of Ruth and P.L. Ivester and lived most of her life in Waynesboro. More...

Dora W. Edmonds

Dora W. Edmonds of Sardis, retired homemaker, died on Oct. 27, 2012 after an extended illness. More...

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