August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

ANIMAL CONTROL

Nine appointed to advise county

A nine-member committee has been named to help guide the county's effort to begin offering animal control services.  As Burke County Commissioners move forward, they'll call on this advisory committee for ideas, suggestions and feedback on the b More...

News

Ready to run?

Break out the running shoes and get signed up. Registration is underway for 8th Annual Bird Dog Breakaway 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk. The benefit race will be held 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. at the Waynesboro City Park. More...

Nice rack?

There’s $1,300 for grabs with bragging rights toboot. The Waynesboro Shrine Club is looking for the best rack in town and will name the winner on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the annual Racks by the Tracks rib cook-off. More...

Buying the book?

If you’ve read it, you’ll soon have a chance to talk about it. On Sunday, Aug.  More...

Sports

READY FOR KICK OFF

BEARS TO HOST BUTLER FOR SCRIMMAGE FRIDAY

The Bears are ready for some competition. They’ve put in long hours in the weight room and on the practice field and battled it out against each other in an inter-squad scrimmage last week. More...

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY

The Spartans have been hitting the weight room and practice field all summer in preparation for the school's 45th football season. Edmund Burke's first game, the Backyard Battle hosted by longtime non-region rival Briarwood Academy, is set for Aug. More...

Q&A WITH HEAD COACH CHARLIE FALES

What are your goals for this season?  To consistently do what it takes to finish the game … cut down on mistakes and capitalize on opportunities.  What do Spartans have going for them?   More...

Legals

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Motorists trapped by fallen tree in storm

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VOGTLE MARKS HEAVIEST MOVE YET

It’s changed the landscape of the construction site at Plant Vogtle.  Over the weekend, workers set into place the heaviest component yet since dirt was first moved to make way for two new nuclear reactors at the site.  More...

Editorial

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ALMOST

Don Lively

Back in the dark ages when I studied journalism, even before the word " spin " came to mean what it does today in the world of news reporting, there was an axiom that went something like this.  “It's all in how you write it.”  T More...

GUN CRAZY

Michael N. Searles

America has a strange and unique love affair with guns. We were not the first country to use firearms, but they have become a part of our national character. There are Americans who hold the Second Amendment of the U.S. More...

For The Record

Woman cut four times in fight over man

Police are trying to determine how a Waynesboro woman got cut Sunday night.  Lakeya Turner, 30, was taken to the Burke Medical Center with four lacerations that took approximately 60 sutures to close, according to Waynesboro Police investigator More...

CRASHED INTO TREE

Drunk ATV driver charged with endangering child

An intoxicated ATV driver will face criminal charges after crashing into a tree with a 5-year-old aboard.  According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Hephzibah resident Lee Hobbs, 43, was riding a four-wheeler on Key More...

Sardis, Waynesboro chiefs complete summer training

As part of their continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Sardis Police Chief Scotti Sanford and Waynesboro Police Chief Augustus Palmer III attended the 2015 Annual Summer Training Conference sponsored by the Georg More...

Obituaries

Betty Council

Entered into rest Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Mrs. Betty Jewel Sasser Council, 81, wife to the late Floyd Arto Council.   Mrs. Council was a native of Sardis, Ga. but grew up in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Watkinsville Baptist  Watkinsville Baptist Church, located on Hwy 24 E, Waynesboro, will continue its Annual Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 12-13. Guest revivalist is Pastor William Blount of Greater Mt. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Christine Padgett-Henry   Christine Padgett-Henry of Hephzibah graduated from Troy University during the summer semester. More...