February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jailer arrested

Smuggled drugs, phones

A former Burke County jailer has been implicated in a conspiracy to smuggle marijuana and phones to inmates.  Sherry Lynn Purvis, 44, posted a $28,900 bond after her former coworkers booked her into jail Friday for a felony charge of crossing gu More...

News

STARS named at local high schools

Two of the county’s most outstanding high school seniors will be honored next week for their top test scores through the STAR program.  Whittni Anne Mitchell-Lloyd has been named the STAR Student at Burke County High School, and Seth Paulk More...

Finch makes rare visit

First Georgia sighting

A tiny red finch made a big stir in the world of ornithology.  Two weeks ago the whitewinged crossbill lighted on a feeder outside the Burke County home of Jack and Karen Cox and decided to stick around.  It’s the first of its kind to More...

City unveils new website

The City of Waynesboro has redesigned its website.  Now it’s easier for residents to access information about city services, meetings and community events.  More...

For The Record

Armed robber found in AC duct

An armed robber is back in jail after police found him squeezed inside the air duct of a Waynesboro apartment.  Courtney Zachary Hughes, 30, had been on the lam since September when he and accomplice James Eric Burley were accused of robbing a d More...

Cigarettes barred at Burke County Jail

Inmates have four more days to light up.  When they wake up Sunday morning, tobacco products will be considered contraband at Burke County Jail.  “We were one of the few jails in the state that still allowed smoking,” Sheriff Gr More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 4 – 11

Earnest Lee Abrams, 54 Cherry Alley, Waynesboro GSP-Feb. 10 DUI; open container; headlight violation; failure to maintain lane; tire violation More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Clothes Give- Away A free clothes giveaway will be held, 10 a.m., Saturday Feb. 16 in parking lot serving the East Sixth and Wallace Street housing area (near Mundy’s Gin). There will be clothes and shoes for women, men and children. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Season Schedule Area churches will observe Lent with 7 p.m. services every Wednesday through March 27. The schedule begins February 13 at Mt. Olive A.ME with guest speaker Rev. Willie Evans of Portersville Baptist Church. More...

Police Chief steps down

City officials to discuss replacement

Waynesboro city officials are discussing who will replace Police Chief Alfonzo Williams.  Tuesday night, the chief accepted a job as Director of Safety and Security for the Richmond County Board of Education. More...

City to honor Charlie Battery soldiers

Local leaders plan to honor the soldiers of Charlie Battery, who are preparing for their deployment to Afghanistan later this month.  The Downtown Development Authority has organized a private ceremony for the soldiers and their families and wil More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – February 12, 2003  138 Kwikset employees were laid off in anticipation of the plant’s closing at the end of the year.  More...

Letters to the Editor

WPS teacher is Godsend  EDITOR:  I’m writing this letter not because of any negativity, hatred, ill feelings, or being upset about anything. More...

Sports

Bears send six wrestlers to state

Six Burke County High School wrestlers will head to the state competition in Macon this weekend.  The Bears wrestled last weekend in the Class AAAA East Sectional tournament in Laurens County, where Christopher Washington, Davonte McNair, Malik More...

Lady Spartans beat Memorial

On senior night

The Lady Spartans saved their best game for last.  More...

Spartans fall to Matadors

The Spartans lost their final regular season game last Friday night at Murray Gym, despite only trailing by two points with 6:00 minutes to go in the first half. More...

Obituaries

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Mrs. Freddie L. Powell July 13, 1958-February 12, 2009 Cherishing memories of your love in our hearts forever ... More...

Happy 40th Birthday “Tony”

February, 1973 was what I like to call it – “The Year of the Great Snow Storm”. More...