January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Tractor, car collide on Highway 25

A teenage tractor driver escaped injury after he was slammed from behind on Highway 25 South. Georgia State Patrol troopers investigating the New Year’s Eve Day accident said it happened around 10:30 a.m. More...

MEN WHO COOK

Danny Craig  Age: 59 Occupation: Superior Court Judge, Augusta Judicial Circuit   More...

Burke unemployment drops to 7.9 percent

Burke County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent during the month of November.  According to preliminary data from the Georgia Department of Labor, 8,676 residents were employed here, compared to 8,645 in October when the jobless rate More...

Sports

Bears are team to beat in 3-AAAA

The Bears (12-1) are ranked as the number four team statewide in Class AAAA right now.  They’ve been rolling over the competition, and their only loss has been at the hands to the No. More...

Lady Bears ready for region foes

The Lady Bears have already proven their prowess on the court against teams with serious pedigree.  Now, Burke County High School’s girls basketball team (9-4) hopes to carry that momentum into the New Year as they kick off region play.&nb More...

Obituaries

Justina L. Mobley

Ms. Justina L. Mobley of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Girard, Ga. More...

Ralph Adair Dixon

Ralph Adair Dixon, 99, died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at his residence in Claxton, Georgia.  A native of Girard, Mr. Dixon was born on December 1, 1915, and graduated from Girard School in 1934. More...

Ruth R. Ward

Ruth Dorene Reddick Ward of Sardis, age 84, met her savior on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. She was born in Screven County and lived all of her adult life in Burke County. More...

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POWER FORWARD

Former Bears’ star makes mark on and off college court

Fans who watched him play with the Bears through high school knew what he could do on the court.  Now, as a college senior Jacquez Rozier is being recognized for work that’s earning him a reputation outside the gymnasium at Middle Tennesse More...

UNLIKELY ANGEL

Courthouse killer’s hostage to share story in Waynesboro

The gun he pressed into her side at 2:30 that morning had been used in a rampage that left four people dead and another injured just hours earlier.  And the killer was forcing her into her apartment, where he would bind her hands and feet and hi More...

Editorial

THE YEAR GONE

Well, here we go again.  Time to review the just completed year.  Didn’t we just do this a few weeks ago?  Seems like it.  The older I get the faster the old globe turns.  Let’s look back, shall we?  More...

HAVE YOU FOUND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

I was chatting with a young college student who had been raised in the church and was still quite active as a youth minister. She was saying that the church is too full of politics for her to want to get ordained and devote her life to it. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 12, 2005  Ronald Bryan “Bo” Ginn, who served as First District U.S. Representative from 1973-1983, died at University Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer.   More...

For The Record

Horseshoe Circle resident catches thieves on camera

They are fed up with thieves, and they are doing something about it.  Residents on the western portion of Horseshoe Circle have set up trail cameras and are petitioning to have a section of their road closed to the public.  Already, the cam More...

From the Blotter

Where there’s smoke …   More...

KNOW SOMETHING?

If you recognize the person in the trail camera image or have information about the thefts on Horseshoe Circle, call deputies at 706-554-2133.   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JAN. 8  The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Librarian/Archivist Emma Johnson Williams is special guest.   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

SPECIAL EVENTS  St. John of Millen  Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2173 Davis Bennett Road in Millen, will host its “Fresh Start Revival 2015,” 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Thursday, Jan. More...