February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

{Bass} Mastering College

Angler takes aptitude to deeper waters

He has been on the hunt since his first day at Georgia Southern University.  Eighteen-year-old Hunter Reeves is chasing bass.  Big bass.  He is one of just three freshmen to make the cut for GSU’s collegiate bass fishing team.&nb More...

News

A Taste of Burke County

This weekend, a once-a-year event will feed the future of one of Burke County’s most active year-round ministries. More...

Bird dog breeder’s legacy lives on

Berol remembered for contributions to Spaniel breed and field trial sport

The New York businessman who established the legendary Di-Lane Plantation in Burke County has been recognized yet again for his bird dogs.  The late Henry Berol was inducted into the English Cocker Spaniel Field Trial Hall of Fame. More...

CRIME LAB MIX-UP

Wrong body was buried after autopsy

It was the wrong body.  A burial vault will be exhumed following a recent mix-up at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Decatur.  Dr. More...

Sports

REGION CHAMPS

Lady Bears beat Wayne Co. for title

The Lady Bears waltzed past New Hampstead for a win in the semi-finals last Thursday and overcame the challenge of a talented Wayne County team the following night to claim their first ever region title. More...

Bears claim runner-up trophy at tourney

The Bears sealed their spot in the region championship game by beating New Hampstead last Thursday. More...

Lady Spartans stumble to Pinewood, Brentwood

The Lady Spartans came out hot in Bellville last Tuesday but could not sustain the momentum.  They fell 45-30 to Pinewood Christian Academy.  More...

Obituaries

Larry Lee

Larry Lee, 49, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, February 16, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta. He was preceded in death by his father, J.T. Lee. More...

Billy Stone, Sr.

Mr. Billy Stone, Sr. of Waynesboro died Monday, February 16, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  (706)554-5500 Tel.  (706)554-5525 Fax.   More...

People

BCHS STUDENT ARTISTS HONORED FOR WORKS

The work of a Burke County High School art student was selected for honors from more than 300,000 entered in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More...

Breaking News - 2/24/2015 5:41 PM

BURKE COUNTY EDUCATOR ARRESTED - Free Access

Former asst. principal, coach Eric Luke

A Burke County teacher has been arrested in connection to a stolen golf cart.Eric Luke, a football coach and former assistant principal, turned himself in early Sunday after a warrant for his arrest was issued.He is charged with a single count of the More...

TO DIE OR NOT?

Murderer wants death sentence overturned

His hair has more gray and his eyes show a bit more age behind large rimmed glasses, but his intentions were the same as he walked into the courtroom with his hands and ankles chained last Thursday morning. More...

Editorial

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COLD AGAIN

I wasn’t married very long compared to my three siblings, all of whom have been wed so long that the durations fall somewhere between eons and eternities.  But one thing I did learn when I was married, as most every man does, or should, wa More...

I’LL GET TO IT WHEN… I WILL CLEAN MY DESK OUT WHEN… I WILL GET TO THAT WHEN… ONCE THIS IS OVER, I WILL GET TO THAT…

There appear to have been a lot of dot…dot…dots in my life and I am not so sure I have learned much in theses many years, for I am still saying, “I will get to that when I am done with this.” In fact one reason I had no arti More...

For The Record

Felon arrested in high speed chase

A Waynesboro man was jailed after his tires were flattened during a high speed chase in South Augusta.  Devellus Lamar Ellison, 32, was taken into custody on Valentine’s Day after refusing to pull over for a traffic violation.  More...

Savannah hunter jailed for rape

A Savannah man is accused of raping his brother’s girlfriend during a hunting trip to Girard.  Jimmie Robert Graham, 23, was arrested by Burke County deputies last week.  According to Chief Investigator Sgt. More...

FULLY ACCOUNTABLE

Newly appointed State Court Judge Jackson Cox, center, is up and running with his accountability courts. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

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. More...

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