September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The Mane Attraction

ARENA WILL PLAY HOST TO RANCH SORTING EVENTS

Horse trailers hailing from five states filed into Burke County last weekend. They were all headed to one place--the new BSC Arena just completed this month along Highway 24 South in Alexander. More...

News

HERE IS THE STEEPLE

Phillip Grove celebrates construction milestone

The steeple has been raised on Phillip Grove Baptist Church’s new sanctuary.  Last Thursday, a large group of supporters joined the congregation for the milestone event.  More...

Making music

More than a dozen instruments…one talented artist. That’s what’s in store for the Waynesboro Opry this Saturday night when special guest Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold come to town. More...

COUNTY TO PAY $82,000

Ice storm debris fuels EPD fines

Burning ice storm debris will cost the county big.  Burke County will pay $82,000 in fines to Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division for burning debris collected during clean-up of last year’s devastating ice storm.  EPD re More...

For The Record

Gunman gets 70 years in prison for attempted A&W holdup

A gunman accused in a rash of holdups was sentenced to 70 years in prison for his attempted heist at the A&W One Stop in Waynesboro.  Cedrick Sanchez Rhodes, 31, was charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and two More...

Sardis officials cleared from mother's lawsuit

All but one of the defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of a former Sardis police officer who was shot and killed in 2013 have been dismissed from the case.  More...

SHOOTING CASE

Intruders reported on Whitefield Drive

A Burke County man said he was shot by intruders.  Around 4 a.m. Saturday, deputies were called to the Burke Medical emergency room where Bruce Givens, 48, was being treated for a gunshot wound to his wrist.  More...

Obituaries

A. Louis Abbott, civic and business leader, dies at age 90

Waynesboro business and civic leader A. Louis Abbott died last week at the age of 90.  A veteran of World War II, Mr. Abbott was an active member of American Legion Post 120. More...

Betty Jean Blockett

Ms. Betty Jean Blockett of Sardis, Ga., 62, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Sardis, GA. More...

Joseph Felton “Jake” Smith Jr.

Mr. Jake Smith, 64, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at University Hospital.   More...

Legals

Legals

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Breaking News - 9/30/2015 9:45 AM

GBI identifies body, says death was homicide - Free Access

updated story

GBI agents have released the identity of a dead man who was found in the Burke County woods last Friday evening. The deceased is the late Michael Jones, 27, of Augusta, and his death has been ruled a homicide. More...

6 WEEKS, 2 CORPSES

Investigators search for family in Watkins Pond case

Another body has been found in the Burke County woods, and authorities will soon release the dead man’s name and cause of death. More...

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AND HOME

Don Lively

Then, suddenly, we were “standin’ on a corner.”  More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 5, 2005  Over $200,000 in stolen merchandise was recovered from a home on Pine Needle Road in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

HOLDING COURT

Lady Bears serve up wins in volleyball

What a difference a year can make.  This time last fall, Burke County High School’s volleyball team was struggling through the season, which they’d end with a 3-22 record and ranked 314 among the state’s 319 teams.  None o More...

A SLAM-DUNK

JPN to host basketball camp for foster children

Joynt Production Network (JPN) is holding a basketball camp for children in foster care.  The co-ed camp for grades 6th-8th will tip off Saturday, Oct. More...

Edmund Burke Academy honors legendary football announcer

The Voice of the Spartans was honored on the 50-yard line of Rogers Field.  Edmund Burke Academy football fans gave George Palmer a standing ovation for backing their home team for more than four decades.  Since 1972, Palmer has reported th More...

Burke Happenings

WHAT'S NEXT?

THURSDAY, OCT. 1   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Waynesboro Mayor Pauline W. Jenkins is the special guest.  SATURDAY, OCT. 3   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Smith Chapel  Smith Chapel AME Zion Church will hold the final night of its Annual Camp Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30. Guest speaker is Rev. More...

People

WEDDING

Stewart, Wills exchange vows

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart and Scott Pilcher Wills exchanged vows on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church in Rayle, Ga. The Reverend Allen White officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stewart of Rayle. More...

WH&I SCHOOL

Class of ’65 holds 50-year reunion

The Waynesboro High & Industrial School’s graduating class of 1965 recently celebrated half a century. More...