July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BLACK BEAR SPOTTED IN WAYNESBORO

He’s seen plenty of bears in North Georgia … but he didn’t expect one in Waynesboro.  Burke County resident George Stewart spotted the animal last Saturday, June 27 as he and his wife Nancy were leaving Waynesboro on Highway 5 More...

News

Public schools to swap principals

Only two of Burke County’s public schools will have the same principals when students return this fall.  The top administrators at Waynesboro Primary, SGA Elementary, Blakeney Elementary and Burke County Academy of Success/Life Center have More...

Gator causes scare at apartment complex

An alligator caused a brief panic at Briarwood apartments in Waynesboro late Monday night.  “When I got the call, they said someone had it by the tail and was afraid to let go,” said DNR ranger Jeff Billips, who was summoned just aft More...

Invasion of THE PIGS

Feral swine taking over Burke County farmland

Burke County’s cash crops are taking a big lick, and the culprits have snouts.  According to local farmers, an explosion in the wild pig population is hurting them where it hurts the most.  More...

For The Record

CONVENIENCE STORE VIGILANTE

Injured robber gets 25 years

An armed robber who struck two Waynesboro gas stations in one day and took a bullet to the leg during a shootout with a store owner has been sent to prison for 25 years.  George Adams Jr., 50, pleaded guilty Monday to the robberies and related c More...

REPORT JULY 13

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/ civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings June 29-July 5

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8  A Super Hero Trivia Game will be played at the Sardis Public Library, beginning at 4 p.m., for ages 13-17. More...

MAKING A SPLASH

The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee (MACEC) treated children of Magnolia Acres and surrounding communities to a field trip to Splash in the Boro in Statesboro. More...

Legals

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TEEN TURNS HIMSELF IN

Arrest made in fatal gunfight

A 17-year-old Waynesboro boy is the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of an Augusta man last Wednesday night.  James “Stacks” Hicks Jr., turned himself in at the Waynesboro Police Department just after 2 p.m. More...

Storms leaves path of debris

The damage was severe but it wasn’t a twister, according to the National Weather Service.  Uprooted trees, twisted metal and overturned outbuildings had many questioning the possibility of a tornado or other severe weather event over the w More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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CLEARLY FREE

My friend was laughing and shaking her head at the antics of me and my kinfolk.  "Y'all crack me up. More...

THE BLESSED SOUTH, PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE.

I spent most of my wonder years growing up all over the “Blessed South’’ as my column colleague Don calls it…and it was and is and will be a wonderful place to live.  More...

Obituaries

Grace Griner Glisson

Mrs. Grace Griner Glisson of Sardis, Ga., 82, entered in rest Monday, July 6, 2015 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. She was a Baptist and a long time resident of Burke County. More...

Cardell “Sidney” Williams

Cardell “Sidney” Williams, age 69, of Sardis, Ga. began his earthly journey on July 28, 1945, completed that journey on July 5, 2015 and entered his eternal home.  More...

Marion D. Hendrickson

Mrs. Marion D. Hendrickson, age 91 of Waynesboro, Ga died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015, in the Burke Medical Center.  A memorial service for Mrs. Hendrickson will be held by the family at a later date.   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Bottsford Spring  Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Annual Revival Services, 7:30 p.m. nightly, July 6-10. Rev. Tommy Burgess is guest minister.  St. John  More...

People

Lai, Rogers exchange vows

Miss LeeFah “Tracy” Lai became the bride of Richard Melvin Rogers on April 19, 2015 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Augusta with the Rev. More...

School board member hosts STEM Camp

One of Burke County’s school board members helped make sure students in her district continued to learn this summer.  More...