September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Path sheared across county for new 500,000-volt lines

A 150-foot wide swath has been cut clear across Burke County, making way for an electrical artery that will carry power generated at Plant Vogtle to Georgia Power’s Thomson Primary substation. More...

News

Son Hae “Sunni” Allen

Weekend exhibit to honor life of late artist

Her art is her story. In the weeks before breast cancer took Waynesboro artist Son Hae “Sunni” Allen, she filled her final canvases with bold strokes that belied her illness. She didn’t paint like a dying woman. More...

DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO

Antiques and vintage fill new shop

She’s no stranger to the business but her shop is brand new to Waynesboro. More...

RACKS BY THE TRACKS ... TAKE TWO

They did it again. Slowly Butt Smokin’ won the 2014 Racks by the Tracks rib cook-off on Saturday. More...

For The Record

STOLEN AND STRIPPED

$70,000 racecar sends Burke County man to jail

A Burke County man is accused of stealing a $70,000 racecar and stripping it down in his Richmond County chop shop. More...

Father jailed for abuse of special needs child

A Waynesboro father has been arrested for over-disciplining his special needs son. Tommy Lee Ward, 46, was arrested last Wednesday after the 9-year-old’s injuries were discovered at school. More...

Ex-boyfriend arrested for rape, kidnapping

A Waynesboro man has been jailed for forcing himself on his ex-girlfriend. Jamarion Jaiwan Hughes, 25, turned himself in Sunday on charges of rape, kidnapping, two counts of burglary and obstructing or hindering a law enforcement officer. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Haven-Munnerlyn Haven-Munnerlyn United Methodist Church will continue its Annual Fall Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Sept. 18. Guest minister is Rev. France Davis of Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah. Jones Grove More...

School News

TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM

SEVENTH GRADERS SELECTED BY DUKE UNIVERSITY

Fifty-five Burke County seventh graders will be taking college entrance exams soon. More...

Faith Christian STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Faith Christian Academy recently honored students who not only exemplify good behavior and academic achievement but also model one of the fruits of the Spirit. More...

Legals

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CASES CONFIRMED

Enterovirus now in Burke County

At least two cases have been confirmed but there could be hundreds. The enterovirus that has been sickening children across the nation is the likely culprit behind a back-to-school outbreak of respiratory illness in Burke County. More...

TWO ARRESTED, ONE WANTED

Drug-filled package pitched over jail fence

A care package could cost two inmates up to five more years of freedom. More...

Editorial

ILLUSION

Things are not always as they appear. You’ve probably heard that but in case you haven’t, allow me to apprise you of some examples. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

PUPPY LOVE

My wife said to me a few weeks ago, “I think we will need to get another Labrador Retriever, since Maggie is getting so old and I like Labs.” Now I found this statement amazing since my wife grew up in urban Pittsburgh with no pets and sh More...

Sports

Spartans defeat David Emanuel for season's first win

The Spartans’ first win of the season was a big one. EBA dominated the game against David Emanuel Academy all night and posted a final score of 47-14. More...

Grand slam powers Lady Spartans past Trinity for region win

The Lady Spartans picked up a big region win over Trinity Christian Thursday. After a tough region loss to Pinewood Academy earlier in the week, the win over Trinity was a great comeback. More...

'Tis the Season

Sam Kyzer bagged his first birds on opening day of dove season earlier this month. Kyzer, 7, was hunting with his father over sunflowers in Burke County. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Hinton Jackson

Shirley Hinton Jackson of Keysville and Athens, 78, wife of James Laurence Jackson, entered into rest Saturday, September 13, 2014 at her Keysville home. More...

Mildred Flakes Thompson

Mildred Flakes Thompson, 91, of Hiltonia passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Medical College of Georgia. More...

Mattie Stewart

Mrs. Mattie Stewart of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelist Church in Waynesboro, Ga. Burial will be in St. More...

People

Constitution Week

Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett signed a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2014 as “Constitution Week in Burke County.” The proclamation was presented it to Eugenia Braswell, right, of the Edmund Burke Chapter of the National Soc More...

EAGLE SIGHTINGS

Educators and Eagles mingled at a reception hosted by local Georgia Southern University alumna Dr. Genie Fulcher. Dr. More...

Miss Quinilty weds Mr. Askew

Miss Elaine Marguerite Quinilty became the bride of David Harris Askew at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Officiating at the wedding was Monseigneur Robert Massett. More...