May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gregg Bunn tapped for EBA headmaster

After 35 years, educator Gregg Bunn is coming back to lead his alma mater.  Last week he was selected as Edmund Burke Academy’s new headmaster.  He will take over July 1 – the same day current headmaster Brent Cribb begins his n More...

Waynesboro man shot through both legs

A Wednesday night shooting put one man in the hospital and another in jail.  Cedric Kent, 38, was rushed to Georgia Regents Medical Center after he was shot in the front yard of a Leonard Circle home in Waynesboro.  Two days later the alleg More...

News

Beautifully STAINED

Artist’s grandson speaks of works in Waynesboro

They’re nearly 80 years old but their beauty remains stunning. The massive stained glass windows in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church were created in 1937 by the late wellknown Atlanta artist J.V. More...

Deere crossing

Commercials for new tractors filmed in Burke County

They’re not even in production yet but they’ve already made an appearance in Burke County.  Crews were at Cross Ridge Ranch over the weekend filming footage for commercials to promote John Deere’s upcoming line of new utility t More...

Once a month

Waynesboro to host town hall meetings

Waynesboro residents will now get their say.  City officials have decided to host a monthly town hall meeting designed to give audience members an informal venue for bringing concerns to the mayor and council.  The first will be this Monday More...

For The Record

For illegal dumping

Dumpster cams bring guilty pleas

Dumpster cams are helping make court cases.  A single Magistrate Court session brought in almost $2,700 in fines. More...

Driver goes to prison for hijacking

A man who hijacked an SUV and crashed it into a house won’t be driving for a while.  Napoleon Maurice Phillips, 22, of Augusta was sentenced to 12 years behind bars last week after pleading guilty to hijacking a motor vehicle.  More...

Grand jury indicts murder, child molestation suspects

A local man accused of murdering his girlfriend has been indicted by a Burke County grand jury.  Dexter Alexander Anderson, 26, has been in jail since May 16 when he called 911 and said his live-in girlfriend Charlotta Lockhart, 24, had shot her More...

Obituaries

John Fred Etterlee, Jr.

Mr. John Fred Etterlee, Jr., 82, of Hephzibah, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at Trinity Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., today (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.  More...

David R. Hutcheson

Mr. David R. Hutcheson, 62, of Adrian passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. More...

Mr. George L. Wilson Jr.

Mr. George L. Wilson, Jr., 67, of Waynesboro and a former resident of Graniteville, S.C., affectionately known as the “Hayman,” entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  More...

School News

Did local schools make the grade?

The state has released the firstever results of its new accountability system for public schools, and local officials are pleased with how Burke County measured up.  The new Georgia College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) replaces More...

THE ONE

Students earn honors for their favorite teachers through Augusta bookstore’s contest

Two local middle school students set the spotlight on their teachers by earning top honors in the Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest.”  More...

SGA honors Character Cubs for April

Nearly two dozen students at SGA Elementary School received special treats for exemplifying cooperation, the school’s positive/character trait for the month of April. More...

STRIKING BACK

Relay For Life set for this weekend

It’s plagued nearly half of them.  Five of the 12 ladies in the Altar Guild at St. More...

Man killed in collision with a tractor-trailer

A Burke County driver died Monday following a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer.  Ronald Wayne Holley, 58, was not far from his Highway 23 home when he apparently drifted over the center line and into the path of the oncoming truck, accor More...

Invasion of the Killer B’s

Evans BBQ team wins Boss Hog

There’s a new Boss ... but it was a long time in the making. The Killer B’s, a husbandwife barbeque team out of Evans, took the gold at the Boss Hog State Championship Cookoff in Waynesboro Saturday afternoon. More...

Editorial

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Don Lively

MAMA, ME AND BO

(In honor of Mother’s Day please enjoy this reprint from 2008)   A few years ago my family began to face the inevitable problems that come with an aging parent. More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

PLACES WHERE I HAVE LIVED

“I live over near Ball Park Road. We moved here from Hilltonia. My husband is the pastor of the Christian Church there”, she said. “When I was four or five years old, I lived with my Mother and Daddy in Hilltonia. Guess what! More...

Sports

SPARTANS ADVANCE

Johnson, Collins combine to record a no-hitter

For the fifth season in a row, Edmund Burke Academy’s baseball team has reached the quarterfinals.  The Spartans advanced to the final eight in state after defeating their first round opponent, Flint River Academy, last weekend at Spartan More...

Spartan Golf Team wins another trophy

Golf continues to be the most successful athletic program at Edmund Burke Academy. And this year’s golf team added some more hardware to the trophy case.  More...

Lady Bears finish season at state

The Lady Bears finished their season competing at Class AAAA state track and field meet in Albany, where a Burke County freshman left her mark by medaling in the 200-meter dash.  More...

People

Big Fish

Seven-year-old Connor Syms had quite a catch.The 63-pound first grader landed this 42-pound blue catfish while fishing with his daddy on the Savannah River. More...

Tanner Elizabeth Hickman

Birth

Lawton and Heather Hickman of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Tanner “Annie” Elizabeth, born May 1, 2013, at 4:25 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. More...

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