January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

A Day to Give Back

Burke County residents celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community. More...

News

Crockett, Jenkins elected as chairmen

At their first monthly meetings of the year, county commissioners and school board members elected their leaders for 2014.  District 3 Commissioner Wayne Crockett will retain his position as chairman of the Burke County Commission, and District More...

GEORGIA DERBY CLASSIC

Twenty-six dogs … one champ. High Drive Ranger, a pointer male, was the top dog in the Georgia Derby Classic. More...

GUN SAFE

Girard church hosts hunter education course

Corinth Christian Church is targeting hunters of all ages.  Next month, the Girard congregation is once again partnering with DNR to host a free two-day safety class and exam.  While the course is largely attended by Burke County youth, it& More...

Sports

Spartans take down Eagles, Patriots

The Spartans picked up two more wins this week by defeating David Emanuel Academy and Nathanael Greene Academy.  In the 56-35 win over DEA, the Spartans outscored the Eagles by 18 points in the third quarter.  More...

Lady Spartans 2-0 in region play

It was a great week for the Lady Spartans as they went 3-0, including another big region win, to bring their record to 8-11 overall and 2-0 in region play.  Last Tuesday, the Lady Spartans took on the Lady Eagles of David Emanuel. More...

1,000 POINTS!

Friday night, Ben Murray hit a career-high when he sunk his 1,000th point. Coaches and fans cheered him on as he received the basketball commemorating his big night.   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, JAN. 26   Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet, 5 p.m., at 841 Jones Avenue. Featured on the program will be a new member induction, an Ice Breaker and General Evaluations. Visit toastmasters.org for more information.  SATURDAY, FEB. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Antioch   Second Antioch Baptist Church will host its Annual Family and Friends Program, 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. Special guest is Minister Wendell Smith of Beulah Grove Baptist Church.  New Birth   More...

School News

Blakeney Elementary DONATES TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Students, parents and staff at Blakeney Elementary School recently raised $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta. More...

SGA AIDS SARDIS FAMILIES WITH FOOD DRIVE

SGA Elementary School’s Student Council held its annual food drive over the holiday season. With the help of the entire school and the community, the students collected enough food items to distribute to over 20 families.  More...

EDMUND BURKE SPELLING BEE CHAMPS

Sixth grader Sam Spring and fourth grader Kimberly Hoang were the champion and runner-up in Edmund Burke Academy’s school-wide spelling bee. More...

ARRESTED

Suspected bank robber behind bars

After nearly eight weeks on the run, the Augusta man accused in the Southern Bank heist has been captured Suspected bank robber Damian Bernard Osborne, 22, was taken into custody last Wednesday afternoon after officers from the U.S. More...

County to buy downtown property for new courthouse

Burke County Commissioners voted last week to buy another parcel in downtown Waynesboro for the probable site of the county’s new judicial center.  More...

Editorial

THE CIRCLE

Gamut (gam-ut) noun: \’ga-m t\ : A range or series of related e things.  You read that right.   The little “e” in the pronunciation section of the definition is upside down. More...

DR. J’S NEW YEAR’S ADVICE

LISTEN TO YOUR PARENTS! EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! TURN OFF THAT TV! GO TO CHURCH!   Jesus had to deal with religious people who focused more upon their ritual cleanness than on their moral cleanness. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – January 21, 2004   Jimmy Dixon was re-elected chairman and Frank Williams vice-chairman of the Burke County Commission for the coming year.  By a vote of 4-1, with board member Willie Jordan the lone negative vote, the More...

For The Record

Love triangle dispute settled in court

A Sardis preacher is serving probation and his mistress’ boyfriend is behind bars.  The two men pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from a clash in January 2013 where they exchanged gunfire at the home of the lady friend they were More...

From the Blotter

Grand theft autos   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings, Jan. 12-20

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Obituaries

Rebecca Bargeron Shelton

Waynesboro, GA-Rebecca Bargeron Shelton, 68, entered into rest Monday, January 20, 2014 at Marks Personal Care Home in Hephzibah. She was a daughter of the late Carlton and Lucile Bargeron. More...

In Memory

In Memory of Mary Lee Crumbley Jan. 17, 1960 Happy Birthday   More...

People

Card of Thanks

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PURIFICATION CELLUTIONS SUPPORTS TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Purification Cellutions, LLC in Waynesboro has continued its ongoing support for technical education by awarding a $6,000 grant to Augusta Technical College Foundation. More...

FIRST NATIONAL DRESSES DOWN FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

First National Bank of Waynesboro raised more than $1,000 for the Center for New Beginnings by dressing down.Throughout 2013, employees were allowed to go casual on Fridays in exchange for a $1 donation to the Waynesboro center, which provides servic More...

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