February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Jaycees named Citizens of Year

In all actuality, their contributions have spanned far more than one year. More...

News

SPLOST projects to be scaled back

Local officials will have to decide which special projects are the most important since it looks like they won’t get the funding to finish them all.  More...

TEMPLE TONERS

Church offers community support in weight loss

Three little numbers carry hefty consequences. Tamara Hill knows it all too well. Before dropping 100 pounds, she was borderline diabetic and had battled uterine cancer and heart problems. More...

Chamber elects 2013 officers

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its 2013 officers and board of directors at its annual meeting last Thursday night. More...

For The Record

Drugs, phones left in jail trash

A Waynesboro man joined his friends in jail after attempting to leave them drugs and cell phones.  Twenty-five-year old Julius Patterson, a former Burke County Bears football star and running back for the semi-pro Augusta Pirates, was arrested M More...

Waynesboro women ID’d in tax refund ring

Two Waynesboro women have been indicted for their roles in a fraudulent income tax refund ring.  Patrice Roberson, 26, and Lasandra Whitfield, 42 are accused in the federal case along with 10 others, mostly from the Augusta area.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Jan. 28 – Feb. 4

AGENCIES BCSO: Burke County Sheriff’s Office DNR: Department of Natural Resources GSP: Georgia State Patrol MPD: Midville Police Department  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators Burke County Retired Educators will meet, 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 at Frank’s Restaurant.  The speaker will be Lt. Sean Kirkland of Waynesboro Police Department. More...

Church News

Church News

Rock Church Rock Church will hold a service of Consecration and Installation for Minister Ashley Moore, Jr. The service will be held, 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at Maranatha Community Church, 1124 Hwy 25 North in Waynesboro. More...

Legals

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Breaking News - 2/8/2013 10:38 PM

Bears defeat Richmond Hill - Free Access

The Burke County Bears won big games tonight on Senior Night at BCHS. The Lady Bears defeated Richmond Academy 47-39 and the Guys in a close game 53-51. Full details in next weeks paper. More...

Council is asked to respect voters’ wishes

Waynesboro voters want a voice when it comes to big decisions.  That was the message at city council’s Monday night meeting which was attended by more than 25 residents.  More...

Rowell Electric honored as Small Business of the Year

CHAMBER AWARDS

From nine to five, and whenever duty’s called, they’ve served the electrical needs of customers in this area for nearly 60 years.  More...

Driver gets 15 years for drag racing deaths

A driver who struck and killed two bystanders while drag racing in Burke County has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.  Michael Donell Mathis, 40, pleaded guilty Friday morning to two felony counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree a More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – February 5, 2003  State Senator Don Cheeks said that state funding for a new library for the county would not be available in 2003. More...

Letter to the Editor

Not resigning  Editor:  Those that know me best know that I do not toot my own horn, but to establish context, bear with me as I do for a bit.  More...

Sports

Bears Update on Tuesday night's Butler Game - Free Access

The Lady Bears won 54-48, Guys lost 71-54 on Tuesday night against Butler High. The final sub-region game is this Friday evening as the Bears host Richmond Academy. Lady Bears start at 6PM. More...

Bears grab region win

The Bears (15-7, 5-3) picked up another sub-region win Friday night, beating Hephzibah 46-44. They also took down neighboring Jefferson County 53-47 in a non-region game Saturday. More...

Lady Bears prepare for tournament

The Lady Bears (12-9, 5-3) defeated Glenn Hills last Tuesday 52- 33 but narrowly fell to Hephzibah 60-57 on Friday. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Ann Robinson

Miss Patricia Ann Robinson of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at University Hospital.  Funeral services will be held noon, Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fellowship Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Charlie Walker Jr.

Mr. Charlie Walker Jr. of Sardis entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Second McCannon Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Elizabeth Meriweather

Mrs. Elizabeth Meriweather of Hephzibah entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 30.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at World Outreach Evangelistic Church in Augusta. More...