May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A police chief at last

Riverdale commander takes the job

Waynesboro finally has a police chief. Augustus Palmer III, 56, was offered the job Monday night after city council spent more than two hours behind closed doors. “I’m elated,” Palmer said as he drove back to his home in Riverdale. More...

News

Green Acres

Farmers share technology imported from New Zealand

The grass is greener where it grows profits.  For several New Zealand farmers, that’s right here in Burke County and a couple of other spots in the United States.  Soaring land prices in New Zealand have fueled a desire among producer More...

Burke unemployment 14th highest in Georgia

Burke County was among Georgia’s worst when it comes to unemployment, according to March statistics just released by the Department of Labor.  Burke County had the 14th highest unemployment rate among Georgia’s 159 counties.  It More...

Legal-ease

Burke County Administrator Merv Waldrop has been honored for representing county interests at the state level.Waldrop received the 2013 Advocate of the Year Award from the Association of County Commi More...

Sports

Bears end season in first round of state

The Burke County Bears ended their season last week after suffering losses in the first round of the Class AAAA State Tournament. More...

Bear signs with Brewton Parker

A Burke County basketball standout will be dribbling on a college court.  Senior Kelvin Henry signed with Brewton Parker College last Wednesday.  Henry said he’s excited about the chance to play ball and attend school there.  More...

Wilson breaks school record, Lady Spartan Relay Team places third

At state track meet

EBA’s Clay Wilson ended his days on the track as a Spartan but not without leaving his mark.  More...

Obituaries

John Rogers Jr.

Mr. John Rogers Jr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Jerry Williams

Mr. Jerry Williams of Girard entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Frank Edward Nelson

Mr. Frank Edward Nelson of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Husband, wife die in Gough house fire

A Gough couple was killed Sunday night after their home caught fire.  The bodies of Eddie Waltower, 62, and his wife Sarah, 60, were discovered by firefighters who were called to their Phillips Street home around 8:30 p.m., according to Burke Co More...

REALITY BBQ

Television celebrities to cook in Waynesboro

Millions follow them on national television. Now you can see the real-deal at the Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off this weekend. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Don Lively

BOSS TOWN

What kind of man would dress up in a white, three piece suit, white Stetson and white shoes, on a hot, late Spring Georgia day, then walk around for hours where barbecue sauce and mustard and ketchup and all other kinds of stainable substances are fl More...

Jim Shumard

THE MASTER’S CLASS

This is what I wrote this the week of the Masters but other events intervened between then and now.  The commentator said it so well at the end of The Masters. More...

For The Record

Second grave robber in custody

Disguised as woman

The dress didn’t fool everybody.  Deputies and DNR rangers nabbed the second man accused of digging up graves in the Old Church cemetery and prying open the coffins for long-buried valuables.  Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Atkinson had More...

Burke County Jail Bookings April 29-May 5

Randy Lee Ashmore, 27 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta WPD-May 2 Probation violation More...

From the Blotter

100- buck dinner A Burke County canine has racked up a pricey tab. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, it’s killed 14 chickens at a neighbor’s Poole Melton Road home. More...

Church News

Church News

Thankful Missionary Thankful Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Annual Spring Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, May 8-9. Rev. Jimmie McCullough of Ways Grove Baptist Church is guest speaker.  More...

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