June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BROTHER’S KEEPER

Scholarships will honor late football star

They became best friends with a football between them.  Burke County High School senior Denzell Warthen was a first-string strong safety known for his fast feet and hard hits. More...

News

Mad Anthony’s Big Boom is on!

Fireworks are returning to Waynesboro in two weeks.  The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority has been busy raising money for the July 3 event at the Burke County Recreation Department.  More...

Too hot to handle?

Excessive heat exposure caused more than 8,000 deaths from 1979-2003, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More...

HOP TO IT

The Burke County Library was jumping last Friday when dozens of youngsters came to compete in the annual frog jumping contest sponsored by First National Bank. More...

Sports

High school ball fields could get facelift, indoor hitting facility

By the time players hit the diamond next season, Burke County High School’s softball and baseball complex could have a whole new look.  An indoor hitting facility and other improvements are part of a plan to totally renovate the school&rsq More...

Summer serve

Tennis clinics scheduled for children in July

A summer tennis clinic will be offered at the Citizens Park Tennis Complex for children ages 6- 12 from July 9-July 25. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, children ages 6-8 will meet at 6 p.m., and those ages 9-12 will begin at 6:45 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Judith M. Wilson

Mrs. Judith M. Wilson, 76, passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace Heath Center. She was native and life-long resident of Burke County. Mrs. More...

Winard D’Wayne Burke

Winard D’Wayne Burke, 34, of Sylvania passed away on Monday morning June 10, 2013.  More...

Carl Walter Sasser

Mr. Carl Sasser, 75, of Waynesboro, the son of the late Rupert and Ruby Edenfield Sasser passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at University Hospital. Mr. Sasser was a native of Screven County and a resident of Waynesboro for the past 20 years. More...

People

Miss King to wed Mr. Mangum

Dr. and Mrs. Bill King of Buckhead, formerly of Sardis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie King, to Dan Mangum of Asheville, N.C.  The groom-elect is the son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Mr. and Mrs. DeLaigle celebrate 65 years

Herbert Lewis and Marilyn Frances DeLaigle were united in marriage on June 18, 1948. God has blessed them with 65 wonderful years of marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. DeLaigle have six children, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. More...

396 years of service

School system honors retiring educators

A number of longtime educators were recently honored by the Burke County Board of Education for their decades of service before retiring this year.  Combined, the group devoted more than 396 years to education.  Assistant Superintendent Ho More...

Woman stabs boyfriend in neck

A Sardis man was stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend.  Jimmy Keith Jones, 32, was rushed to an Augusta hospital late Sunday night after he collapsed in a neighbor’s yard.  “He was begging for help,” said Investigator Joe More...

LIGHTS OUT

Storms cause hundreds of outages

Lightning and high winds left hundreds of Burke County residents in the dark Monday night.  Most of the power outages occurred when a line of severe thunderstorms moved across the county late in the evening.  About a 100 Planters EMC custom More...

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Strictly Personal

BARBECUE TRAVELS

About twice a year my friend Lewis Dolinsky and I, along with my wife and sometimes his, take off on a road trip to find the best barbecue in the South. More...

VOICES

Don Lively

Listen!  Did you hear that?  Voices, clear as a bell.  Okay, you can’t really be blamed for not hearing them. Those particular voices are inside my head, not yours. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2013 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. More...

Courtroom Briefs

Convicted murderer returns to prison for sex crime   A convicted murderer was found guilty of sexual battery last week by a Burke County jury.  Willie C. More...

Man finds pot crop growing in backyard

A Burke County man wants to know who’s been tending a marijuana crop on his property.  The Hephzibah-Keysville Road resident called deputies last Thursday after he encountered a stranger who was digging in a wooded section of his backyard More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW  EBA’s Class of 1973 is planning a 40-year reunion on homecoming weekend, October 19. Classmates are asked to email their contact information to dcarr@whbass.com for updates and more information.   More...

Church News

Church News

Palmer Grove   Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Hephzibah will continue its Community Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. nightly, June 19-20, with classes for all ages. More...

School News

WPS recognizes character students

Waynesboro Primary School’s character students for the month of April included, fromt left, front row: Jarrod Tobias from Jessica Russell’s class for kindergarten and Fayth Jones-Hunter o More...

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