February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

OUT OF THE COLD

Soldiers provide shelter for those without power

Three hours passed, then four. More...

911 calls surge during ice, outage

Emergency workers had to deal with way more than power lines and blackouts.  Burke County EMA answered 123 calls for emergency medical assistance during the six day period beginning last Tuesday evening and ending Monday afternoon.  More...

MORE FIRES

In a five day period, Burke County EMA fought 30 fires and the Waynesboro Fire Department fought another. Six of those blazes were house fires. More...

Sports

Lady Bears headed to AAAA tourney

The Lady Bears are keeping their season alive with a state playoff berth. More...

Faith Christian Academy plays first GICAA season

Faith Christian Academy’s sports program gained momentum this winter playing its first basketball season as part of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. More...

Bears bow out of region tourney

The Bears weren’t able to pull off the upset against Region 3-AAAA’s only undefeated team.  Burke County High School’s boys took on Glenn Hills for their second game in the region basketball tournament last Tuesday night but th More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, FEB. 25   A Community Blood Drive will be held, 1-6 p.m., at the Wardlow Building (Rotary Club) located at West 7th Street and Academy Avenue in Waynesboro.  SATURDAY, FEB. 22   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Dickey Grove   Dickey Grove Baptist Church will continue its benefit revival, Feb. 19-20. Rev. Larry Scarboro of New Light Baptist Church in Woodcliff is the revivalist.  Thomas Grove   More...

Legals

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TWO DIE IN HOUSE FIRE

19-year-old goes back for uncle in wheelchair

A Vidette teenager died a hero.  His hometown was in mourning Saturday night as word quickly spread that 19-year-old Quantovian Adams and his disabled uncle, George Powell, 65, died in a fast-spreading house fire on South College Street.  More...

Retired teacher's body found close to home

All along, she was just five houses down.  After a month of searching, the body of a missing Alzheimer’s patient was found Saturday in the outside laundry room of a nearby home.  Burke County Coroner Susan Salemi has ruled out foul pl More...

Editorial

THAT STORM

Me, smug?  Recently, as a winter snow storm approached The Blessed South, I was accused of being a bit haughty based on my ho-hum attitude toward what everybody was referring to as the coming Snowpocalypse that sent the locals scurrying to empty More...

YOU WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE. CAN YOU REMEMBER WHO DROPPED THEIR STONE FIRST?

One day, Jesus was hanging out with his friends when a group of men brought a woman to him, a woman they had caught in the act of adultery. This incident brings many questions to my mind but my mind always has questions. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 18, 2004   Waynesboro resident Henry Tinley said he would be a candidate for the Burke County Commission district 5 post held by Frank Williams. Tinley said he would run as a Republican in the July 20 primary. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge J. David Roper presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Waynesboro man jailed for child molestation

A Waynesboro man accused of fondling a minor is behind bars. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings February 10-16

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Obituaries

Angela Lani Burns

Angela Lani Burns of Augusta, 56, entered into rest Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Doctors Hospital. She was a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and was a certified nursing assistant. More...

Elizabeth “Libbi” Hinton

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libbi” Hinton 65, loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt went to be with her heavenly father on February 12, 2104 with her family at her side.  More...

Doris Q. Lairsey

Mrs. Doris Quick Lairsey, 74, resident of St. John Towers in Augusta, Ga., formerly of Waynesboro, entered into rest February 12, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Twid W. and Willie Mae Quick. More...