December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Bikers raise $5,000 for fourth grader

Riding for Sawyer

Fifty-seven bikers hit the highway Saturday to help a 10-year-old get a double-lung transplant.  “I can’t explain how perfectly everything went,” said Alexander businessman Jack Lovett who organized the 128-mile benefit ride wi More...

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Burke County offices: Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 Burke County Landfill: Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 Burke County Library: Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25  More...

Coffee before Christmas

Burke County residents talked shop over a few cups of Joe at last week’s Coffee Before Hours. More...

Sports

Bears maul Wolfpack

The Bears mauled Greenbrier on the basketball court in Evans last Friday night. Burke County High School’s boys walked away from the non-region matchup with a 74- 47 win. More...

Lady Bears edged by Greenbrier

The Lady Bears made a strong comeback to capture a second-half lead over Greenbrier High but were disappointed in the end by 3 points. Burke County High School’s girls fell 56-53 to Greenbrier last Friday night in Evans. More...

Wrestling team picks up more wins

Burke County High School’s wrestling team won 2 matches at the Grovetown Duals last week. The wins moved the Bears to a 15-5 record for the season.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Lions Club The new Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 20 at Mobley’s Cafeteria. All members and anyone interested in becoming a member are urged to attend.  Burke County Library  More...

Church News

Truck driver gets 17 years for shooting estranged wife

A Burke County mother who was shot twice and narrowly escaped with her life last December saw the man who pulled the trigger sentenced to 17 years in prison.  More...

Church News

Gospel Explosion   Gospel Explosion, located at 431 Old Sardis Road in Sardis, will hold a Holiday Concert, 7:30- 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, will hold a Holiday Concert. All choirs are welcome.  Second Springfield   More...

Teen killed in rollover

A Burke County teen has been killed in Highway 25 rollover.  Dillon Colton Bartlett, 18, died around 4:15 p.m. More...

Mitchell, Williams named assistant superintendents

Two new assistant superintendents have been named for Burke County Public Schools.  Tommy Mitchell and Angela Williams, both veteran administrators in the school system, were recommended by Superintendent Rudy Falana and approved by the Board of More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – December 18, 2002  Burke County Commissioners deleted funding for the Waynesboro-Burke County Human Relations Commission from the 2003 county budget. More...

Don Lively

CHRISTMAS AT OUR HOUSE

(Friends and neighbors, I’m sure that your hearts, like mine, are with the folks in Connecticut who will grieve for years to come. More...

For The Record

GBI investigates missing jail funds

GBI agents are looking into a possible theft within the walls of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Greg Coursey requested help from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after an overdue bill threw up a red flag.  More...

Chief turns down YDC job

Waynesboro came close to losing its police chief.  Last Tuesday the Department of Juvenile Justice formally offered him the director’s job at the Augusta Youth Development Center.  For 18 hours, Chief Alfonzo Williams seriously consid More...

Baby in car when driver shot

A Waynesboro man was shot as he drove away from a fight.  Police say the bullet that hit Rodrick Stone in the forearm actually passed within inches of a 5-month old baby in his backseat.  The gunman, 33-year-old Eddie Lamar Jackson was jail More...

Obituaries

Mr. Jesse Lee Jester

Mr. Jesse Lee Jester 69, of Waynesboro died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Augusta and a longtime resident of Waynesboro. Mr. Jester was retired from the Burke County Road Department.  More...

William Hobart Schisler

William (Bill) Hobart Schisler of Waynesboro was the second child born to Charles and Charlotte Henrietta (Eitel) Schisler on Aug. 7, 1927, in Nanticoke, Penn. More...

William Terrence Forehand

William Terrence “Terry” Forehand, 83, of Waynesboro passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Brentwood Terrace Health & Rehab in Waynesboro.  More...

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