September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Competition for 5 city seats

THE RACE IS ON

Small town politics could be in for some big changes.  In Waynesboro, there are contested races for council seats in all three wards while Sardis and Keysville will see three-way races for mayor.  Qualifying ended in five Burke County citie More...

News

READY TO FIGHT CRIME?

Then log onto www.CrimeReports.com to submit anonymous tips directly to investigators at the Waynesboro Police Department and view local crime data. More...

WANT TO GO FOR THE KNOCK-OUT?

Then consider boxing lessons through the Recreation Department. The Burke County boxing club meets 6-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with lead instructor Oliver Frazier, a former Golden Glove champ. More...

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MEDICARE?

Then sign up for “Medicare Made Easy.” The 3-hour interactive workshop will introduce the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare and discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare. More...

For The Record

Woman's body found by motorist

Foul play is not suspected in the death of Mary Lee Crumbley.  The body of the 53-year-old Waynesboro woman was found just after 8 a.m. More...

Teens in stolen Mercedes flee from cops

A chopper and a team of tracking dogs were called to Burke County to find six teenagers in a stolen Mercedes Benz.  They wrecked the 2012 luxury SUV trying to outrun state troopers late Monday, then forged nearly three miles in the dark through More...

From the Blotter

Up the River  A Sardis man sunk his own ship when he tried to swindle an insurance company.  More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Pittard Moates

Mrs. Geraldine Pittard Moates, of Newington, passed away Thursday evening, August 29th, at Syl-View Heath Care.  More...

Catherine Barton Mims

Catherine Barton Mims, 90, formerly of Waynesboro, entered into rest Tuesday, August 27, 3013. She was born March 1, 1923 to the late Alvin Elwood Barton and Sallie Johnson Barton. More...

Sybil R. Griffin

Sybil R. Griffin of Sylvania, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA. She was born in Screven County to the late Julius Albert and Letha Bazemore Reddick. More...

Legals

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Murray steps down as chief

HOSPITAL AUTHORITY

The Burke County Hospital Authority will no longer be led by longtime chairman Gerald Murray.  Although he will remain on the authority, he has stepped down as chairman effective September 4 (today).  More...

ALMOST A STATISTIC

Mother and son beat odds, earn PhDs together

She was 13 when she got pregnant.  Her son wasn’t much older when he dropped out of high school and went to jail.  They could have been statistics.  But Vickie McBride and her son Maurice always believed they were made for someth More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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AMONG THE FARMERS

Don Lively

My niece Fireball actually laughed out loud when I made the claim.  It was a simple statement.  I said that I was a farmer. In retrospect, she probably had good reason to snort and I proba b l y should have qualified my statement. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – September 3, 2003  Two Burke County men were killed in separate pickup truck crashes over the Labor Day weekend. Carl G. Suttles, 67, of Four Points Road died in a single vehicle crash on Drove Road. More...

Sports

MOBLEYS TOP FIELD IN ROTARY CLASSIC

It was a Mobley affair when cousins Carter and Jay Mobley captured the Rotary Golf Classic hosted at the Waynesboro Country Club. They shot 24 under par in the two-day Lauderdale event. More...

First National helps spread Friday night fever

Waynesboro’s First National Bank is giving high school football fans in Burke County more to cheer about this fall.  FNB unveiled a new campaign that could mean big bucks for their customers who attend home football games at Edmund Burke A More...

Spartans fall to defending state champs in Valdosta

Edmund Burke Academy suffered their first loss of the season last Friday night, but it took the defending state champions all four quarters to take the Spartans down.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7  The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee will celebrate its 3rd Anniversary, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens on the corner of Eighth Street and MLK. Refreshments will be served.  SUNDAY, SEPT. 8   More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove  Roberson Grove Baptist Church of Midville will hold its Annual Two-night Revival, Sept. 5-6 with guest speaker Pastor Clary Dishmond Jr. of Brown Grove Baptist Church. On Sunday, Sept. More...

People

‘LAFFIN BOUT LIFE

Burke grad puts comedy to use for the community

He was funny even back then. More...

SGA HONORS POSITIVE BEHAVIOR/CHARACTER CUBS FOR AUGUST

More than a dozen SGA Elementary School students have been picked as the first Character Cubs for the new school year. More...

Miss Golphin to wed Mr. Sapp

ENGAGEMENT

Gloria Golphin, the daughter of the late Noah and Frankie Golphin of Girard, announces her engagement to Alton Sapp, son of the late Thomas and Vivian Sapp of Sardis.  The wedding is planned for 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, Sept More...