August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Resolution declares need for a Boys and Girls Club

Waynesboro City Council adopted a resolution to support the establishment of a local Boys and Girls Club, despite high tensions on the topic.  During the split vote, council members Richard Byne, Bill Tinley and Willie Williams gave the resoluti More...

News

Waynesboro home school student unable to attend John S. Davidson Magnet School

Waynesboro native Lelan Eberly, who has been home schooled by his mother since he was five, felt a warm welcome when he began his senior year at Richmond County’s John S. Davidson’s Fine Arts Magnet School.  More...

Shell Bluff community met with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental concerns of Shell Bluff residents were on the agenda this week during a meeting and a tour of the East Burke County Community.  More...

Children of Confederacy present book to library

Col. John James Jones #939 Children of the Confederacy members recently presented the book “Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri” by Robert L. Dyer, to Burke County Library. More...

Sports

Bears to fight the Warriors Friday

The Burke County Bears will battle the Warriors in Grovetown this Friday night in their first regular season game. More...

LADY BEAR SENIORS STEPPING UP TO PLATE

The Lady Bears began their season with a rocky start; but Head Coach Lee Smoaks believes they will be able to lean on senior leadership this year, and that will make a difference “The seniors have all had considerable playing time over the past More...

Netters are off to a great start

The Burke County volleyball team has started its season right.  They defeated the Baldwin Braves last Thursday, 25-7 and 25-6.  Head Coach David Skinner said the team is fortunate to be bringing back four talented starters, and they've had More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18   Burke County Farmers Market will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion. Come out and support our area farmers.   More...

Legals

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Two killed in Hwy. 24 wreck

A Swainsboro teenager and Waynesboro man were killed in a violent collision on Highway 24 near Thompson Bridge Road.  According to Georgia State Patrol troopers, the accident happened around 10 p.m. More...

Waynesboro Mayor on medical leave

Vice-Mayor takes reins of city

Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins has taken a leave of absence following her recent diagnosis of cancer.  Monday night, city council granted her request and set in motion the process for Vice-Mayor Herman Brown to assume her duties.  More...

Editorial

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MISS DAISY

What a mess.  What a nasty, stinking mess.  You know what I'm talking about if you're paying attention.  There are currently somewhere north of 320 million residents of these good old United States of America.  Three hundred and t More...

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

The idea of the government giving every adult $1,000 a month seems like a radical and crazy idea. Yet, there are individuals and organizations that are advocating this approach as a way to promote national economic health. More...

For The Record

Two more malnourished

Dog owner arrested for amateur ear cropping

A Waynesboro man was arrested after a deceased dog pointed police to a puppy that was suffering from an amateur ear docking.  The dogs’ owner Theodore Jones, 36, was arrested Aug. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

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Father accused of assaulting bus driver

A Keysville father could be in hot water following a frightening scene at a Burke County school bus stop.  It happened last Thursday morning when the he allegedly threatened a bus driver while she was attempting to pick up his daughter and niece More...

Obituaries

Avner Wayne DeLaigle

Mr. Avner Wayne DeLaigle, 76, of Waynesboro’s “Telfair Community”, husband of Carolyn Timmerman DeLaigle, entered into rest on Thursday, August 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Austin M. (A.M.) Hill, Jr.

Austin Matthew (A.M.) Hill, Jr., 88, passed away on August 13, 2016, at Optim Medical Center-Screven in Sylvania. He was born in Hiltonia, GA to the late Austin Matthew, Sr. & Susie Mae Ward Hill. More...

Randy Bernard Turner

Mr. Randy Bernard Turner, Jr., 19, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center Church, 710 Stone Avenue Waynesboro, GA. More...