February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies ID body found in woods

The body found Sunday in a wooded area near Highway 56 Spur has been identified as Curtis Wade Leonard, 44, of McManus Road in Hephzibah, according to Burke County deputies.   More...

Green commits to UNC

Burke County High School junior Donquell Green made a verbal commitment to University of North Carolina after visiting Chapel Hill over the weekend.  More...

Felon pleads to manslaughter in girlfriend’s death

Prosecutors say a convicted felon accidentally shot his girlfriend then hid the weapon because he was afraid of being caught with a gun.  Jamie McCook, 33, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last week in the August 2011 accidental shooti More...

News

Living the Dream

Burke County grad helps launch WNBA team in Atlanta

In more ways than one, he’s working his dream job.  Christopher Stephens has loved sports since he was a youngster. More...

Quality Cotton Award

Midville Warehouse, Inc. owner Ralph Sandeford and Burke County cotton producer Herbie Dixon received the 2012 Quality Cotton Award. The duo was recognized at a ceremony in Tifton recently. More...

Senate bill will help self-storage owners

Self-service storage facility owners may soon be able to bypass the court system when it comes to dealing with latepaying renters.  Last week, SB 61 flew though the state senate with a 47-3 vote to establish the Georgia Self-Service Storage Faci More...

For The Record

Appoint or advertise? Police chief job still unsettled

Waynesboro officials still haven’t said who will be their next chief of police but it looks like the search will extend beyond the city department.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 18-24

Anthony Lee Boyd, 40 Burkestone Apts, Waynesboro WPD-Feb. 21 Public drunk 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.

Corey Tahir White, 33 Child support order More...

Obituaries

Virginia DeLaigle Sharp

Virginia DeLaigle Sharp, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in the care of Gentiva Hospice with family and friends at her side. A native of Burke County, she was born March 7, 1928 in Waynesboro. More...

Kenneth Richard MacKillop

Kenneth Richard MacKillop, 50, of Waynesboro a loving son and brother passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Lancaster, New Hampshire, moving to Venice, Florida at the age of 14. More...

Freddie L. Washington

Mr. Freddie L. Washington of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Thankful Baptist Church, 901 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, with the Rev. More...

School News

Burke County Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Burke County Public School System has announced the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.  BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Principal’s List  More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2013 7:24 AM

Bears defensive coordinator takes head job at South Cobb - Free Access

Bears defensive coordinator Michael Youngblood has accepted the head coaching job at South Cobb, a AAAAAA high school in the Atlanta area. More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2013 4:57 PM

Vogtle Unit 2 back online after unplanned trip

Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 is operating again after an issue with a coolant pump was identified late Tuesday night. Operators manually brought the reactor offline just after 11 p.m. More...

Cyclist finds body in woods

no “foul play”

A cyclist discovered a decomposing body in the northern Burke County woods.  Authorities were called to Highway 56 Spur around 2 p.m. More...

Former Bear turns heads at NFL combine

The pros are looking promising for former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Cornelius Washington.  Following his recent performance at the NFL’s Scouting Combine, the 6’4", 264-pound University of Georgia graduate could become the first Bu More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – February 26, 2003  Nine cars of a 19-car Norfolk Southern train derailed in Midville, destroying 1,100 feet of track and dumping 62 freight containers. There were no injuries and no hazardous materials were involved.  More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

Through the years, it has been my joy and my enlightment to read many different columns by many different writers. My favorite columnist of all was a man named Sidney J. Harris. Mr. More...

Sports

Takin care of business

They’re open for business.  More...

Bears fall short on the diamond

Burke County High School’s varsity baseball team had a rocky start to its regular season.  Last Wednesday, they suffered a loss to Screven County 10-6. More...

Kickball tourney to aid free fitness program

A Saturday kickball tournament will raise funds for a free fitness program.  Beginning at noon March 2, volunteers will regress back to their recess days to raise money for the Burke County Boxing Club’s free fitness program.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching A free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The course helps diabetics learn to better control their diabetes through healthy eating and good nutrition. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Season Schedule Area churches will observe Lent with 7 p.m. services every Wednesday through March 27. A service will be held Feb. 27 at Westminster Presbyterian with guest speaker Bishop Raymond Cooper of True Foundation Ministries. More...

People

People in the News

Jacoby Carpenter A Waynesboro resident is one of 23 students selected for Georgia Southern University’s SOAR team. More...

Birth

McKenna Faith Holland

Josh and Alana Holland of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna Faith Holland, born at Trinity Hospital of Augusta on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Burke teacher honored by ABAC

Catrina Kennedy Pollard has been selected for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s 2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.  She will be honored March 2 at a special ceremony on the Tifton campus.  Originally from Claxton, Pollard is n More...