May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

KNOCKOUT NUMBER 4

Hephzibah boxer does it again

He barely lasted a minute.  North Carolina boxer Charles Jones was the fourth straight fighter to fall at the feet of 22-year-old Divante Jones.  More...

News

Vogtle’s withdrawals from Savannah River up for comment

When Plant Vogtle’s two new nuclear reactors start producing power, the plant will need significantly up its daily intake of water from the Savannah River.  More...

BARROW'S BOOKWORMS

Congressman John Barrow, at left, paid a visit to Blakeney Elementary School, where he recognized students who participated in his Barrow's Bookworms program. More...

still got debris?

Burke County employees have finished their roadside pickup of debris from the February ice storm. However, residents who still have clean-up to do may take their debris to the county landfill on Clark Place Road free of charge. More...

Sports

Spartans head to state baseball playoffs

The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team is once again heading to the state playoffs. The Spartans finished fourth in Region AA (5-5 region) to clench a spot in post-season play. More...

Dishmond competes at state meet; Baxley prepares for three individual Class AAAA boys events

BURKE COUNTY TRACK & FIELD

Lady Bear Mychon Dishmond represented Burke County High School at the Class AAAA girls track and field state meet last weekend.  Dishmond competed in the 100-meter dash.  Though the BCHS junior didn’t qualify for the finals, BCHS trac More...

EBA qualifies seven for state meet

Seven athletes from EBA’s track team qualified to compete in the G.I.S.A State Track and Field Meet, which was held April 24 – 26 in Albany. The top finishers at the region meet advanced to the state competition. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Blount Glisson

Virginia Blount Glisson of Waynesboro, 84, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at University Hospital after a short illness. She was born on October 16, 1929 in Vidalia to the late William Perry Blount and Mary Lou Williams Blount.  More...

Willie Frank Smith

Mr. Willie Frank Smith of Sardis, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Sardis. More...

Shirley Ann Muns

Shirley Ann Muns of Sardis, 63, passed away April 27, 2014 in the Screven County Hospital.  She was a native of Athens, Alabama and longtime resident of Sardis.  She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy John Muns.  More...

People

Miss Hulet, Mr. Franklin exchange vows

Ms. Mary Hulet Humber Kitterman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Kitterman of Louisville, and Dr. Samuel George Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Miss Sirmons to wed Mr. Petty

Rev. and Mrs. More...

Legals

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Teacher jailed for molesting student

An English teacher at Burke County High School has been jailed for sexual encounters with a 16-year-old student.  Waynesboro resident Ashley Nichole Ashe, 25, was arrested for aggravated child molestation after she turned herself in to deputies More...

FIRE UP THE PITS

Boss Hog Cookoff is this weekend

The Burke County natives are restless for a Boss Hog championship.  It’s been six years since the governor declared the annual contest a State Championship Cookoff and Waynesboro became a destination for professional cook teams from all o More...

Editorial

Boss And Me

My niece, Fireball, was on the phone.  I’d been up all night writing so the call shook me from my coma. More...

LETTER V: CHURCH VS. CULTURE

So you are driving now. I am proud of you and I will remember to stay off the roads! I wanted to return to the three “Renunciations” which we can trace back almost 2000 years. You promised to:  More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MAY 12, 2004  The Georgia Secretary of state’s office reported that Burke County had 10,638 qualified registered voters. More...

For The Record

Driver sent to prison for deadly wreck

A Burke County man was sent to prison after pleading guilty to homicide by vehicle for a wreck that killed one friend and paralyzed another.  More...

Escaped horse causes Winter Road wreck

A Blythe driver was hospitalized following a collision with a horse.  The accident happened last Friday morning on Winter Road in Hephzibah.  According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Harvie Dixon J More...

Rape victim claims resulting pregnancy

A Hephzibah woman told deputies she got pregnant when she was raped outside a Keysville night club.  According to chief investigator Sgt. Dedric Smith, the 18- year-old victim came to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office around 11:30 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, MAY 8   The artwork of Lenn Hopkins is on display at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m., Thursday May 8. The exhibit will remain open through June 27. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Bryant Grove   Bryant Grove Baptist Church will continue its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through May 8. The church will also hold its annual Mother’s Day Program, Sunday, May 11, beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. More...

School News

BCMS CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School has named the following students as Cubs with Character for the month of March. More...

SGA CHARACTER CUBS

Students at SGA Elementary studied the character “Respecting Others” during the month of March, and several were recognized for being good examples. More...

FCA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Faith Christian Academy recognized students of the month for March. Each month, the school selects one character trait from the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5). More...