February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Seth Paulk named STAR student

Seth Paulk is Burke County’s STAR student.  The Edmund Burke Academy senior was honored Monday night at the Waynesboro Exchange Club’s Star Student banquet, along with Burke County High School’s Whittni Anne Mitchell-Lloyd who More...

News

New vehicle taxing system goes into effect March 1

The world of Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Taxation is about to change.  Georgia residents who purchase vehicles after March 1 won’t get tax bills for their birthdays each year.  Thanks to new state legislation, they will pay a one-time Ti More...

Senate passes bill allowing statewide surveillance devices

The Georgia State Senate has passed House Bill 55, carried by Sen. Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro), with a vote of 48-6).  More...

Friday night movies to benefit Relay

A Waynesboro Church is using the big screen to raise big money for Relay for Life.  Watkinsville Baptist Church, located at 1681 Highway 24 South, will host “Movies at the Ville” at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Bears start season with fundraiser game

The Bears began their baseball season last weekend on a frigid Sunday afternoon with their annual extra innings fundraiser.  Head Coach Billy Marchman said there was 100 percent participation from the players.  More...

Lady Bears season ends with playoff loss

The Lady Bears ended their season in round one of the playoffs after the Wayne County Yellow Jackets defeated them 56-50.  More...

Making a wake

Taylor Chambers is going to be a Demon Deacon. The Irmo High School offensive lineman signed a letter of intent to play football at Wake Forest University. South Carolina’s No. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Wardlow Building, located at West Seventh and Academy Avenue in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Schedule Area churches will observe Lent with 7 p.m. services every Wednesday through March 27. A service will be held Feb. 20 at Neely Grove C.M.E. with guest speaker Rev. Evelyn Ellis of Westminster Presbyterian. On Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2013 7:59 PM

Chief Williams gets BOE job - Free Access

Waynesboro Police Chief Alfonzo Williams will head up security for the Richmond County Board of Education following the board's vote in Augusta tonight. More...

Who will be the next chief?

Williams leaving for Richmond school post

Who will be Waynesboro’s next chief of police?  That’s the big question as Chief Alfonzo Williams prepares to oversee the security of Richmond County’s 57 schools.  He plans to turn in his letter of resignation Friday morn More...

‘Taste of Burke County’ is Saturday

Nineteen restaurant owners and caterers are giving away their best dishes for one of Burke County’s best causes.  Residents should come hungry Saturday night to sample everything from sushi to sweets at Wimberly House Ministry’s 19th More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – February 19, 2003  Waynesboro City Council endorsed a proposal to rename the Waynesboro Bypass the Burke Veterans Parkway. Walton “Bud” North told the council he had requested help from Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

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For The Record

Grand jury indicts suspected gunman, child molester

The grand jury has indicted a convicted felon who fired three rounds into a car with an infant in the backseat.  Eddie Lamar Jackson is charged with three counts of aggravated assault – one for each person in the vehicle.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 11-17

Marcus Antonio Bates, 30 Quaker Road, Waynesboro WPD-Feb. 16 Probation violation More...

WANTED IN BURKE

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.   More...

Obituaries

Mr. Freddie L. Washington

Mr. Freddie L. Washington of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, Feb. More...

Ida Lee Mosley Johnston

Ida Lee Mosley Johnston, 89, of Tifton died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia following pneumonia and complications from a broken leg.  More...

Freddie Lee Washington

Mr. Freddie Lee Washington of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Unihealth - Post Acute Care of Augusta. More...