January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

10 blazes destroy nearly 100 acres

Fire has consumed nearly 100 acres of Burke County forestland in just six days.  “We’re having a rash of fires,” said George Glenn, Chief Ranger for Georgia Forestry Commission’s Burke County Unit. More...

Historic Preservation

Four appointed to commission

Four new members will sit on Waynesboro’s Historic Preservation Commission.  In a unanimous vote last Tuesday night, City Council appointed Rev. More...

READY, SET … RELAY!

Plans are in the making for 2014’s Relay for Life campaign. Organizers gathered last week to start planning the May 2 fundraiser and rounding up volunteers and sponsors. Keynote speaker was U.S. More...

For The Record

Major Bennett gets pay-off, retires

$122,500 SETTLEMENT

Waynesboro Police Department’s second-highest ranked officer has a fat check to go with her retirement.  City officials agreed to pay Major Mary Bennett $122,500 to keep her Civil Action suit against them from going to Federal Court.  More...

Four gunmen rob Dollar General

In Sardis

Four masked gunmen rushed the registers at Dollar General in Sardis.  Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, the robbers charged through the front door of the Charles Perry Avenue store and grabbed two small cash registers.  More...

From the Blotter

Lunch punch   Nachos and narcotics don’t mix. Plant Vogtle security officers for Units 3 and 4 called deputies after a small Ziploc bag of white powder was found in the lunchroom. More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Beebe

Charles A. Beebe of Keysville, 76, entered into rest Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home. He was born in Blue Point Long Island, NY on October 31, 1937 to the late Bernard Beebe and Ethel Springhorn Beebe. More...

Frances Evelyn Denham Freeman

Mrs. Frances Evelyn Denham Freeman, age 70, died on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Keysville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. The Washington, Ga. native had lived for most of her life in Burke County. Mrs. More...

Mary Ethel Messex Jackson

Mary Ethel Messex Jackson of Sardis, resident of Brentwood Terrace Health Center in Waynesboro, entered into peaceful rest on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Mary was 86, born in Jenkins County, and was the daughter of James & Ethel Messex. More...

Legals

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Stabbed felon hijacks truck

A Waynesboro man stabbed himself in the stomach then tried to steal three vehicles, including one with three kids in the backseat.  It all started early Friday morning when Sammy Lee Cobb Jr., 47, got into a fight with a woman inside a Cain Stre More...

13 DAYS … STILL NOTHING

No clues in search for missing woman

Not a shred of evidence has surfaced.  Waynesboro police and a mass of volunteers have been searching high and low for 77-yearold Arletha Bennett since Jan. 17.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Don Lively

It’s coldee!  Or maybe it’s spelled coldy!  Perhaps coldie!  I really have no idea.  One of my great nieces, I’m not sure which one, they are like stair steps agewise and all as pretty as Spring rainbows, anyway, More...

Burke Banter Boy

The other day as I was taking my leave of the store, Mrs. Charlotte Lambert said to me “Don’t do anything you can’t do on a bicycle”. She went on to say that that was what her husband Bobby admonished her to do. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans grab two more wins on the court

The Lady Spartans improved their record (10-12, 3-1) last week with wins over Thomas JeffersonAcademy and Memorial Day School but suffered their first region loss to Trinity Christian.  More...

Edmund Burke takes tough region hits in road games

Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans had a tough week on the road suffering two region losses and moving their record to 10-10 overall, 0-4 in region play.  However, before hitting the road, the Spartans were able to take down Thomas Jefferson More...

Lady Bears pound Glenn Hills on court

The Lady Bears waltzed past Glenn Hills on the basketball court for their fourth region win.  Burke County High School’s girls team (17-4, 4-2) beat the Lady Spartans 50-32 last Friday.  More...

School News

100 DAYS & COUNTING

The 100th day of school was celebrated by nearly 300 kindergarten students at Waynesboro Primary School. The students participated in activities revolving around the number 100. Preparation for this day began with the first day of school. More...

BURKE COUNTY TEACHERS SELECTED FOR Golden Apple Award

Two Burke County Public School teachers got a big surprise when WJBF News Anchor Brad Means came to tell them they were selected for News Channel 6’s Golden Apple Awards. More...

Faith Christian Academy Honor Roll

Faith Christian Academy announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school term. More...