Trooper injured in struggle with suspected drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer spent Christmas in jail after injuring a Georgia State Trooper during a struggle. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Trooper S.R. Price stopped Alphones Whitfield, 33, on Highway 56 North last Friday for failure to maintain lane and speeding. Whitfield, who lives in Waynesboro, told the trooper he’d smoked marijuana earlier […]

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley, 67, of Hephzibah died Thursday Dec. 22, 2005 at University Hospital. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday Dec. 26, 2005 at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Hephzibah, with the Rev. Keith McFeely officiating. Mr. Tinley was born Aug. 17, 1938 in Augusta to the late Berry S. and Mildred Walker Tinley. He was […]

From the Blotter

Can you hear me now? Police are investigating the theft of 12 cell phones stolen from Cingular Wireless on north Liberty Street. The store’s owner discovered a window in a backroom broken out when he arrived for work last Friday. He valued the missing phones at $2,300. Meter reader eater A Waynesboro man was bitten by a dog while reading […]

Local contractor arrested

on felony charges last week. Earl Clayton Nalley Jr., 42, owner of Nalley’s Construction, was charged with one count each of false swearing and conversion of payments for real property improvements. A warrant for Nalley’s arrest had been issued by the grand jury following his indictment in late October and was apparently served during his arraignment at the Burke County […]

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House fire

The Herndon Road home of retired educator Azalene Young was destroyed by a fire last Friday. “I came out without a bruise, scratch or burn,” Young said after the fire was extinguished. “Everything can be replaced … I am just thankful that my life was spared; that’s the most important thing.” Members of McCullough Baptist Church are collecting clothing and […]

Basketball camp accepting applications

From Staff Reports Applications are now being evaluated for The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 18 foreign countries attended the 2005 camp. […]

Rollins leads Lady Bears to finals with 21-point game

Burke County’s Lady Bears finished second in the Burke County Holiday Classic after losing to Screven County 7636. The Lady Bears defeated Jenkins County 66-41 to make it to the tournament finals. The Lady Bears take on Evans in Evans on Jan. 3. Burke County opened up an 18-6 lead over the Lady Eagles at the end of the first […]

A fighting chance

The Burke County High School wrestling team may pin down a shot at state-level action. Midway through the season, their dual team record stands at 10-1 with an overall team record of 27-12. Coach Bill Pitt says that as the state qualifier approaches, he’ll be looking to the leadership of several wrestlers: Senior Mark Wallace, a 140 pounder with a […]

In Memoriam

Notice ARNOLD GODBEE September 30, 1955 December 27, 2001 In Loving Memory of My Beloved Husband REMEMBERING OUR LOVE If you were the sun You would brighten our day And give your love in every way. If you were the moon you would Show us the stars And grow within our hearts. If you were the rain You would shower […]