October 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BREAKING HIS SILENCE

Waynesboro dad chronicles battle with kidney failure

For four hours, three days a week, he sits.  While the toxins are flushed from his bloodstream, 36-year-old Darrius Sherrod dreams of the things he should be doing.  Throwing a football with his 16-year-old son, Nicholas.  Practicing v More...

News

Pumpkins go pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A few Jack-o-lanterns took a detour from their seasonal scare tactics.  Spanish students at Edmund Burke Academy are using them to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month instead.  More...

Pin-Ups for Heroes

Pin-Ups For Heroes - Dixie Scarlett, Rebel Rosie and Bombshell Bonnie - will entertain guests at a luncheon honoring local veterans on Thursday, November 12. More...

Mayor calls out election “lies”

Waynesboro’s mayor is put out by “lies” that are allegedly being distributed through election “fact sheets.”  Monday night, Mayor Pauline Jenkins showed several of the controversial fliers to the city council member More...

For The Record

CHASE THROUGH AUGUSTA

Waynesboro teen steals car, hits three drivers

A 15-year-old Waynesboro boy caused three wrecks in Augusta while fleeing from deputies in a car he stole from Burke County.  The ride started just after lunchtime Sunday when the boy raced through the Summerville area in the stolen 2000 Mazda 6 More...

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Burke Co. man nabbed in GBI internet sting

A Burke County man has been jailed for child pornography.  Joseph Paul Brantley, 36, was taken into custody last Wednesday after GBI agents executed a search warrant at his Tamm Road home near Waynesboro.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

TIME FOR ME TO FLY  Deputies are looking for a jetsetter with a criminal mind. They got involved after a Girard woman reported someone stole her identity information and made a purchase at military.com. More...

Obituaries

William “Bill” A. Smith

William “Bill” A. Smith of Midville, Ga., 72, entered into rest Friday, October 16, 2015, at University Hospital after a brief illness.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. More...

Mary C. Morgan

Mary C. Morgan of Hinesville, Ga., 87, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Coastal Manor in Ludowici. She was born in Waynesboro and lived in Hinesville most of her life. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening and cooking. More...

Novine Hickman Hamilton

Novine Hickman Hamilton, 81, entered into eternal rest Saturday, October 17, 2015.  The native and lifelong resident of Burke County was a graduate from the Georgia Teacher’s College in Statesboro, known now as Georgia Southern University. More...

Legals

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BURKE MEDICAL

Breast cancer awareness event set for Saturday

One in eight.  That’s how many women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to statistics published by the National Cancer Institute.  This Saturday, the Burke County community is encouraged to help raise aw More...

Smith named county’s top teacher

Whitney Smith has come full circle.  She remembers sitting in her fifth grade classroom at Blakeney Elementary School when her teacher Alex Lota started it all.  More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 26, 2005  For the first time in 17 years, the City of Keysville was set to choose a new mayor. Emma Gresham had announced her retirement. More...

FAIR THEE WELL

Have you ever eaten a deep fried Oreo?  How about a deep fried banana?  Deep fried Snickers?  More...

Sports

Bears shut out Windsor Forest for region win

The Burke County Bears (6-2, 1-1) shut down the Windsor Forest Knights (1-6, 0-2) on the Bears’ Senior Night, defeating them 48-0. More...

Fields of Faith

More than 100 students from local schools gathered in the Bear Den last Tuesday night for the first Fields of Faith gathering in Burke County, where several students and coaches shared their testimonies.  More...

Lady Bears bow out at state

The Lady Bears were disappointed when they hosted their first round match in the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs, but finished the season with plenty to celebrate.  Burke County High School’s volleyball team fell to Ridgeland High Sch More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Brown Grove  Brown Grove Baptist Church of Keysville will host its 3rd Women’s Conference, 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 and 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. Various speakers will be participating.  Fall Festival  More...

People

Miss Young, Mr. Walker exchange vows

Miss Laurah Elizabeth Young became the bride of Mr. William Richard Walker on July 11, 2015 at 4 O’clock in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro.  Rev. More...

Grant, Bennett to wed

Bennett’s Quest Ranch, “Home of the Gentle Horses,” announces the engagement of Ms. Kimberly R. Grant and James “Jimmy” R. More...

FBC Waynesboro to host Belarus National Choir

The 32 voices and string accompaniment of the Belarus National Choir will join for a concert of sacred music at FBC Waynesboro on Sunday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m.  More...