January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Willie Palmer decision delayed until March

For double-murder

Death row double-murderer Willie Palmer still doesn’t know if he’ll die by execution or get another trial.  His motion for a fourth trial has been postponed to March 11 as court officials wait for the Georgia Capital Defender’s More...

News

Antique store changes ownership

Four years after bringing the antiques business back to Liberty Street, Darlene Rabitsch has turned the keys over to someone new. Cindy Howard and her husband Ray Sr. More...

Chamber looks for year’s best citizen, business

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Small Business of the Year. These awards will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. More...

Cash flow

A new ATM was recently constructed in the parking lot at Hopkins Corner near Walmart.  Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union announced that the driveup machine was completed and began operation Dec. 19. More...

Sports

Bears to host region matchup Friday

Region action is coming to Burke County. The Bears (7-3) will host their first home region game this Friday evening when they face Glenn Hills. The Bears defeated Jefferson County this past Saturday in a close game 55-50. More...

Lady Bears ready for region play

The Lady Bears (5-5) will host Glenn Hills this Friday, marking their first region contest at home. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Burke County High School. The Lady Bears team defeated Jefferson County 44-34 in a non-region game last Saturday. More...

Spartans break even; 1-1 in new year

They lost their first region game of the season, but responded with a 15-point win over David Emanuel Academy.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Lions Club  The Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., Thursday Jan.10 5:30 at Mobley’s Cafeteria. All members and those interested in joining the new club are invited to attend.  Savannah State Alumni  More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Explosions   The Gospel Explosions, located at 431 Old Sardis Road in Sardis, will sponsor a Winter Gospel Concert, 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11. Special guest will be the Swannee Quintet of Augusta. Pastor Willie Jones Jr. More...

Legals

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Breaking News - 1/15/2013 10:16 PM

Bears Win against Hephzibah! - Free Access

The Burke County Varsity Boys defeated Hephzibah 46-42 and the Girls Varsity team had their 1st win against Hephzibah 53-48. More details in next weeks edition! More...

THE ‘MATRIARCH’

For the past two decades, many would argue that Burke County has maintained its field trial heritage thanks in large part to the work of longtime GFTA secretary Nell Mobley. More...

Sunday alcohol sales begin this week

In Waynesboro

Waynesboro stores and restaurants can now sell alcohol on Sundays.  The ordinance goes into effect this week following a 5-1 nod at city council’s Monday night meeting.  The lone opposition came from Ward 1 councilman Bill Tinley; how More...

Crime rates fall in Waynesboro

2012 study

Crime is down in Waynesboro. According to year-end statistics released by the police department, 2012 came with considerably fewer reports of both violent crimes and property crimes. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – January 8, 2003  Kwikset began the first employee layoffs leading to the plant’s closing, scheduled for early summer.  Georgia State Patrol veteran Charles Bennett of Waynesboro was promoted to the rank of sergean More...

Don Lively

OPEN TO INTERPRETATION

Dreams are weird, don’t you think? Or maybe it’s just me. I have bizarre dreams. A few nights ago I dreamed about Ray Lewis, the future Hall Of Fame linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. More...

For The Record

Mother arrested for beating 6-year-old

A Waynesboro mother was jailed for beating her 6-yearold son.  Shameka Lashay Dixon, 30, was arrested Jan. More...

WPD launches online crime report service

The Waynesboro Police Department has a new online tool aimed at connecting with the public and lowering the crime rate.  Through the new system CrimeReports™, citizens can view local crime data and send anonymous crime tips. More...

From the blotter

Shingled out Deputies may be able to single out two thieves who made off with unusual loot.  More...

Obituaries

Mayme Lee Wasden Quin

Mayme Lee Wasden Quin, 96, of Girard and formally of Louisville, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, in Girard, Georgia, where she had been a resident for the past six years.  More...

Milton Knight

Mr. Milton Knight of Waynesboro passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the University Hospital.  He was a native of Richmond County and lifelong resident of Burke County.  Mr. More...

Ernest W. “Ernie” Whitton

Ernest W. “Ernie” Whitton, 92, of Augusta entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at his residence.  More...