February 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

ENGINE FAILURE SENDS PILOT TO BURKE PASTURE

A hay pasture turned out to be a safe haven for a pilot in distress last week.  The Wrens pilot, Steve Pickard, was flying at 7,000 feet over Burke County in his 1978 Cessna when a frozen carburetor caused his engine to fail. More...

News

189 hours

Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute. More...

200-pounders?

That’s how big the African Tortoises that were crawling in Waynesboro last Sunday can weigh at full maturity, according to The Tortoise Trust. More...

got stuff?

American Pickers, a documentary series on the History Channel that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking,” is looking for finds in these parts. More...

For The Record

THOMSON SHOOTINGS

Murder victim’s brother came to Burke with bullet wound

A Thomson murder investigation bled into Waynesboro after the victim’s older brother showed up here with a gunshot wound in his back.  More...

From the Blotter

The Heat   More...

Fisherman died of heart attack

A Burke Waynesboro fisherman whose body was found in the Jones Lake spillway did not drown.  Burke County Coroner Susan Salemi has confirmed that the Feb. 1 death of Willie Rhymes, 78, was caused by a heart attack.  More...

Obituaries

Austin Richmond Banks

Mr. Austin Richmond Banks of Augusta entered into rest Wednesday, February 04, 2015.  Mr. Banks attended Darton College and Augusta State University. He was an assistant swim coach for the Aiken Augusta Swim League. More...

John Richard Hughes

Mr. John Richard Hughes of Waynesboro died Friday, February 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Bark Camp Baptist Church in Midville, Ga. Burial will be in the church cemetery. More...

Lucy C. Oglesby

Mrs. Lucy C. Oglesby of Waynesboro, 72, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2015 at the Vero Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wadley, Georgia.  She was born in Thomson, Georgia and was a longtime resident of Burke County. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Wilson Blanchard  Wilson Tate Blanchard graduated from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. More...

School News

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That's how many rounds it took Burke County Middle School eighth grader Gabrielle Joseph claimed the championship at the Burke County Public Schools District Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the words “hundredth” and “buffalo.&rdq More...

FAITH CHRISTIAN STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Faith Christian Academy recognized the following Planter’s EMC Students of the Month for January. These students were selected for exemplifying kindness.  More...

BCMS CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School recognized students as Cubs with Character for the month of December who exemplified the character traits of respect for the Creator, graciousness and compassion.  More...

Grand jury indicts man for starving dogs

6 FELONY CHARGES

There is a felony charge for each dead dog.  On Friday, Stephen Matthew Crooms, 27, was indicted by a grand jury for “maliciously” failing to feed and water his hunting dogs.  More...

BURKE COUNTY’S STAR

Burke County High School senior Jackson Dye is the countywide STAR student for 2014-2015. More...

Editorial

CHANGE OF HEART

Did I ever mention that I hate Valentine’s Day?  I really do.  Sincerely.  It hasn’t been a lifelong hatred but it’s intensified over the last decade or so.  It was a somewhat more tolerable occasion when I was a More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 16, 2005  Civil Rights leader and former Burke County Commissioner Herman Lodge died after a long illness. More...

Sports

Bears make college plans official

Two Burke County Bears will be playing college football.  Barqee Williams made it official on National Signing Day and Eli Osborne signed the dotted line on Friday.  Williams is headed to Clark Atlanta University, where’s he’s More...

Bears hit the diamond to raise funds

The Burke County Bears baseball team participated in their first-ever Hit-a-Thon Fundraiser.  More...

Lady Bears claim number one seed

The Lady Bears waltzed past Wayne County last Friday night to secure their spot at the top of 3-AAAA heading into the region tournament.  Burke County High School’s girls basketball team earned home court advantage for the tourney with the More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

MONDAY, FEB. 16  Burke County Against Family Violence will meet, 10 a.m., in the Burke County Library Auditorium. All charter members please attend. Contact Vickie Petrea, 706-554-4281, for any questions.  TUESDAY, FEB. 17   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

William Grove Rainbow Program   William Grove Baptist Church, located at 649 Bates Road, Waynesboro, will host its 5th Rainbow Program, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. Dinner will be served.  Springhill Ushers’ Anniversary   More...

Lenten Services

The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another.  Feb. 18: Mt. More...

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