Burke Happenings

Genealogical and Historical Society Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Burke County Library. The public is invited. Retired Educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet 3 p. m., Thursday, April 2, at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. All members are asked to attend. Easter Egg Hunt The Burke […]

Mrs. Nell Daniel Byne

Nell Daniel Byne, wife of the late Edmund Gordon Byne, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her residence in Waynesboro. A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, with J. Miller Byne III, William G. Gustafson, James Gay and Garry Morgan officiating. […]

A crash course

Teen pleads guilty to armed robbery; three men sentenced for break-ins

A local teenager was handed a 40-year sentence Monday for his role in a rash of armed robberies in Richmond and Burke counties. Donovan Owens, 18, pleaded guilty to three counts of armed robbery for his part in holding up the Keysville Community Store in August 2007 and two Richmond County stores in January 2008. Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle […]

Two wanted for Waynesboro burglaries

Waynesboro police have filed charges against two more people in connection to recent burglaries. According to Chief Investigator Gene Boseman, warrants have been issued for the arrests of Waynesboro residents Michael Donnell McKinnie and Tracey Antonio Attaway. McKinnie, 46, is wanted for the March 29 burglary of a pastor’s woodworking shop on Liberty Street, and Attaway, 37, is wanted for […]

Drunk driver charged in Hwy. 25 collision

Deputies are trying to track down a drunk driver who caused a violent crash on Highway 25 at Winter Road Monday night. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, around 8:30 p.m. 35-yearold Willie Meriweather turned into the path of an oncoming Jeep driven by Raymond Flakes of Perkins. Flakes and his wife Vickie were both […]

From the Blotter

Whitewashed A Waynesboro man called the cops after a paint job for his Cutlass spelled catastrophe. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff ‘s Office, the man hired someone for the job but became worried when his calls weren’t returned. When he finally got through, the man he’d hired dished out a “fake story” about a cat […]

FIAMM bomb threat was prank

Investigators are trying to track down the caller that forced FIAMM to evacuate for nearly two and a half hours. Last Wednesday afternoon, an unknown male phoned the industrial plant with claims that three boxes with three bombs had been placed in three different locations. The employee who answered the call was told she had 15 minutes to get the […]

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week: Thursday, March 12 • Anthony Lamar Brown, 20, of 730 Clarks Place Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for four counts of probation violation. Thursday, March 19 • Patric Quincy White, 20, of 324 Moxleyville Road, Blythe, was arrested for two counts of probation violation. […]

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Tuesday, March 24 • Moroccus Tywon Heath, 26, of 709 Wallace St., Waynesboro, was arrested for interference with police, possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), violation of the Georgia Open Container Law, DUI (second offense) and excessive noise. Friday, March 27 • Earnest […]