Murder victim identified Murder victim identified

Murder victim Identified  The man found shot to death inside a Fuller Street home has been identified as 22-year-old Johnny Paul Jones Jr. of Waynesboro. According to Coroner Betty White, he died of a gunshot wound to the head. Although authorities have not released the identity of the injured woman found next to him, White confirmed she is 19 years old. Waynesboro police Chief Karl E. […]

Man murdered in Fuller Street house

  Man murdered in Fuller Street house An unidentified man was shot to death inside a Fuller Street home. Police found his body early Tuesday morning, along with an injured woman who’d been shot in the neck. They have not released the identity of either victim, but confirmed the man was shot numerous times. The woman was transported to MCGHealth, but her […]

Bos Hog Winners and Photo Galleries

2008 Boss Hog Winners OVERALL Grand Champs:  Jus-Fer-Fun – McDonough Ga. Reserve Grand Champs: Pickin’ Porkers – Clemmons, NC 3 Smokin Butts – Lakeland, FL 4 Bareknuckles – Oxford, Ga. 5 Mountain Magic Country BBQ – Shelby, NC 6 Neckbones – Shelby, NC 7 Smokin’ and Lovett – Evans, Ga. 8 Red White and Que BBQ – Waxhaw, NC 9 […]

Historic cemetery trashed

Burke County continues to have problems with packed dumpsters and litter-covered roads, and now trash is piling up on private property. That property happens to be a historic cemetery – one that local folks have put time and money into preserving. Amongst the gravestones and Confederate flag memorials at Mt. Zion Cemetery now lies piles of rolled up carpet, crumpled […]

Absentee ballots now available

For July, November elections

Secretary of State Karen Handel is encouraging Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the July 15 General Primary Election and the Nov. 4 Election. “We will likely see a high turnout in this year’s (elections). That could mean extended wait times at some precincts,” she said. “Absentee voting is a convenient way for voters to exercise their civic duty […]

Chamber to host legislative breakfast

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Waynesboro Campus of Augusta Technical College. Numerous elected officials are expected to attend including Sen. J.B. Powell, Rep. Gloria Frazier and Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. Special guests will give a brief overview […]

Graystone Ranch offers free fishing day May 22

The folks at Graystone Ranch are offering a free fishing day to the public. Gather your rod and reel and head to the ranch on Thursday, May 22, to enjoy fishing on Graystone’s 50 acres of water. According to the owners, Graystone offers great fishing experiences, whether it’s a bream, crappie or trophy bass taking the bait. Fish that are […]

Georgia Power rates to rise with new reactors at Vogtle

Georgia Power released the price tag for its potential new reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant last week along with the price tag for its customers. The company anticipates the base rate to increase about $12 per month for the typical customer in 2018. If Vogtle’s units 3 and 4 receive federal and state approval, they are scheduled to come […]

County cuts Play Lot program

A 25-plus year old program will no longer be operated by the county. Last week, county commissioners on the recreation committee, along with recreation department director Rolene Rowell, decided to cut the summer Play Lot program from the department. The program, which had been in operation for nearly 30 years, provided children with recreational activities during the summer in various […]

Reward offered in metal thefts

Desperate metal thieves are ripping off homes, farms and churches across the county, and several local farmers are willing to pay big to stop it. Three area farmers are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of thieves who did thousands of dollars worth of damage ripping copper wire from farm equipment. Capt. Frankie Parker […]