April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Big losses continue at Burke Medical

Despite the return of several local physicians to its staff, Burke Medical Center continues to pile up the red ink.  More...

THE SLUMS?

Is “offensive label” worth federal funding? Waynesboro officials must decide

If they want to get money, they have to call it a slum.  Waynesboro City Council members are going back to the drawing board after residents took offense at the label slapped on their neighborhoods as part of the proposed Urban Redevelopment Pla More...

News

Georgia Power announces leadership changes

Georgia Power has announced changes in leadership for this area.  Fran Forehand, who served as Metro North region manager, will replace Truitt Eavenson as East region vice president. More...

Bryan to retire from post Burke County FSA

For more than two decades, he’s helped farmers and landowners navigate federal programs.  But come next week, Tommy Bryan will retire after 24 years as county executive director of the Farm Service Agency office in Burke County. More...

HEAVY DAMAGE

A mobile home off Highway 56 North was extensively damaged in a March 26 blaze. According to Burke County EMA officials, the trailer, which is located across from Jordan’s Store, was unoccupied and mainly used for storage. More...

For The Record

Grand Jury indicts Southern Bank robber

20 FELONY CHARGES

An Augusta man accused of holding up Southern Bank has been indicted by a Burke County Grand Jury.  Damian Osborne, 22, remains in jail without bond. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings March 31-April 8

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Obituaries

Hogarth Sandeford

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Hogarth Sandeford, age 88, of Midville, Ga. on Thursday, April 3, 2014.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

Ella Janet Chapman

Ms. Ella Janet Chapman, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. More...

Arnetha T. Crawford

Mrs. Arnetha D. Crawford of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 4, 2014 at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  (706) 554 5500 - Tel. #  More...

People

GARDEN CLUB RECOGNIZED

Burkeland Garden Club received second place in the Garden Club of the Year program at the spring luncheon hosted at the Augusta Country Club. More...

MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION

Burke County’s Civil War Monument is $1,000 closer to restoration, thanks to a donation from Capital City Bank. More...

Legals

Legals

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[not just] one of the guys

It may be a gentlemen’s game but there’s a lady coming through.  Ragan Bailey, a freshman at Edmund Burke Academy, has earned her spot and a level of respect on the Spartan boys golf team.  More...

HOME INVASION

Burglar beats mother, 14-year-old with pipe

A Burke County homeowner and her 14-year-old daughter were assaulted by a burglar who armed himself with an aluminum pipe.  Deputies are searching for Hephzibah resident Randolph Douse Jr., who allegedly began beating on the doors and windows of More...

Editorial

ACCOMMODATION

There was a little placard on the bed, no doubt carefully placed there by the chambermaid who had made up the hotel room. By the way, can we still call them chambermaids or has that become politically libelous? More...

LETTER I

I have borrowed the format of C.S. Lewis’s, Screwtape Letters about letters from a master demon to an apprentice demon, in order to write some imaginary letters between a godparent and his godchild throughout his lifetime.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears move to 7-1 in region

The Bears have clawed their way to one of the best records in the region and that should position them well for the 3- AAAA tournament.  More...

SPARTAN WINNING STREAK CONTINUES

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans continue to improve their record on the baseball diamond. The Spartans defeated Briarwood Academy 10-0 last Tuesday in a non-region matchup. More...

BASKETBALL TOURNEY WILL FEATURE YOUNG PLAYERS

A basketball tournament set for this Saturday will pit Burke County’s young girls against teams from around the region. The first Rising Stars Basketball Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, APRIL 12   An Anti-Violence Community Action Initiative meeting will be held, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Thomas Grove Baptist Church. Participants will help put together and implement a plan to combat teen violence in Burke County. More...

School News

Prom 2014

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY

It was flapper and dapper at Edmund Burke Academy’s “Roaring 20s” prom Friday night. At right, freshman Madison Dickey and junior Joshua Livingston with one of the vintage rides on display. More...

BCHS LITERARY TEAM WINS BIG AT REGION COMPETITION

The Burke County High School Literary Team received a second place finish in the Region Literary Competition. BCHS Literary Team members entered every competition and every entry placed. More...