January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Gunman robs Jenkins Corner

A Girard store was robbed by a lone gunman with a pillowcase and prescription glasses.  Around 7:30 Saturday night, two clerks at Jenkins Corner Store were held up by a ski-masked robber.  According to Investigator Joel Adams of the Burke C More...

REMEMBERING THE DREAM

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed in Waynesboro with events slated through Monday afternoon. More...

News

TAKING THE BAIT

Worm digging crumbles roadway

Good fishing is causing a bad problem.  Fulcher Street in Waynesboro is once again crumbling, thanks to a healthy supply of night crawlers.  More...

FNB helps students dress for success

When Earl Ishmal took the reins of the Burke County Academy for Success last fall, he began making big plans for a positive culture shift.  More...

Recycling in Waynesboro down for 2013

The City of Waynesboro saved another 37.5 tons of recyclables from the landfill – but those efforts fell short from 2012.  Over the course of last year, Burke County residents piled enough paper, plastic, aluminum and steel in the city&rsq More...

Sports

Lady Bears bank two big wins

Phillips scores career-high 36

The Lady Bears collected two important wins on the basketball court last weekend. More...

Bears defeat Hephzibah

In region play

The Bears breezed by the Rebels to pick up a region win last Friday. Burke County High School’s boys basketball team defeated Hephzibah 56-42. More...

Lady Spartans edge Frederica in OT

The Lady Spartans faced their first region opponent Friday in front of a large home crowd.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JAN. 16   “How Do I Enroll in the Affordable Healthcare Act?” Burke Community Healthy Start will host a program to address that question, 10:30 a.m., at the Burke County Public Library with Terri P. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist of Gough   First Baptist Church of Gough will celebrate the Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Tracy Brown, 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18. Special guests are Rev. William Blount and members of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church of Augusta. More...

People

Miss Rushing, Mr. DeLaigle to exchange vows

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Vinson DeLaigle of Madison announce the engagement of their son, Daniel DeLaigle to Caty Ann Rushing, daughter of Mr. Doug Rushing of St. Louis, Missouri and Ms. Angela Cherry of Salt Lake City, Utah.  More...

When I grow up…

Students at Waynesboro Primary School have big plans for the future and they dressed the part during the school’s annual Career Parade. More...

SGA MATH COMPETITION

SGA Elementary School students recently participated in a Math Mania competition. Every student in grades K-5 had the opportunity to participate in their grade level competition.  More...

Breaking News - 1/18/2014 11:23 AM

RETIRED TEACHER STILL MISSING - Free Access

Retired teacher Arletha Bennett is still missing. The 77-year-old, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been missing since 1 a.m. Friday when she wandered away from her Herman Lodge Blvd. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2014 9:43 AM

MISSING PERSON - Free Access

Waynesboro police issued a Mattie’s Call early morning (Friday) after a retired teacher wandered away from her home on Herman Lodge Boulevard. Officers are asking for the public’s help finding 77-year-old Alethia Bennett. More...

LIFE LESSONS

Crawford named ATC instructor of the year

Margaret Crawford is among Augusta Technical College’s best.  The Early Childhood Care and Education instructor has been selected as the system’s sole recipient of the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award.  Crawford, who te More...

Editorial

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THE OLD HOUSE

It seemed so big back then, sitting up high on brick pillars with its wooden columns and a porch that spanned the front.  It was built of wood but by the time I arrived no paintbrush had touched the clapboards for decades.  More...

A MAN OF MANY HATS…OR SHOULD I SAY, “JERSEYS”

Please humor me this week for I must talk about football after watching the national championship last night. It is not so much that I am a man of divided loyalties, of many loyalties, many states, many universities. More...

For The Record

Deceased driver ID’d in Hwy. 305 explosion

Authorities have identified the body of a man who was burned beyond recognition when his gas tank exploded.  Douglas Alton Hall, 43, of Nashville, TN, has been confirmed as the driver in a fatal crash on Highway 305 near Rosier Road.  More...

Mechanic pleas in chop shop case

A Burke County mechanic will serve eight years probation after pleading guilty to a string of theft charges stemming from a suspected chop shop operation.  Ronald Coker, 53, entered his plea Monday in Burke County Superior Court for five felony More...

From the Blotter

Tree for Three-fer   Wicked winds caused woes for a Highway 56 North family. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, a large pine tree fell on their property during the Jan. 11 thunderstorms. More...

Obituaries

Clifford Long, decorated WWII vet, dies at 88

Clifford Long, 88, passed away on January 9, 2014. A memorial service was held at Botsford Baptist Church, Waynesboro, on January 11, 2014 with Dr. Charles Drummond officiating; burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Johnny Mack Sikes

Mr. Johnny Mack Sikes of Waynesboro, 68, passed away Saturday at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Mr. Sikes was native of Burke County and lifelong resident of Waynesboro and Augusta. He was a retired carpenter.  More...

Savannah Haynes

Ms. Savannah Haynes of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Antioch Rock Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. More...

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