2015-12-23

REAL ESTATE SALES



The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Burke County Tax Commissioner to Richard Thomas Nix Jr. ; Sept. 1, 2015; parcel S01- 215; 0.31 acre; $939  Burke County Tax Commissioner to Charles William Brannen; Sept. 1, 2015; parcel M01- 114; 0.24 acre; $1,045  Burke County Tax Commissioner to Arthur Pat […]

Mike B. Usher



Mike B. Usher, 85, entered into rest Thursday, December 17, 2015, in Blairsville, Ga. after an extended illness. Born in the Greens Cut community of Burke County, Ga., he was the son of the late William Eugene “W.E.” Usher and Georgia Lorena Martin. He graduated from Waynesboro High School. He was employed by Waynesboro Grocery Company for 17 years and […]

Lucy Mae Thorne



Mrs. Lucy Mae Thorne of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 21, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4820 Hwy 25 South, Waynesboro, Ga. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Her loving and devoted family will cherish her memory. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel […]

James B. McReed



Mr. James B. McReed of Midville, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, 138 South Jones Street Midville, GA. Interment will be in the church cemetery. His loving and devoted family will cherish his memory. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home […]

Louise Williams



Mrs. Louise Williams of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 18, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Pine Hill Church Road Waynesboro, Ga. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Her loving and devoted family will cherish her memories. She is survived by; nieces, Bernice […]

CHURCH NEWS



Second Hopeful Christmas Musical Second Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church of Hephzibah will host a Christmas Musical Program, 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27. The Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministries The Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministries, located at 431 Old Sardis Rd., Sardis, will hold a prophetic utterance program for 2016, “Prophetic Encounter”, with Guest Speaker Loretta Ellison Jones, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 29-30. One […]

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills



The October 2015 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during the December 10, 2015 session with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding:  Jeffrey Lewis Avery: theft by deception  Joseph Bennett IV: unlawful possession of a telecommunication device (2 counts)  Ricky Lewis Bush: possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana  Jerry […]

FROM THE BLOTTER



Next time, let him sleep! A Hephzibah woman called for help when her live-in boyfriend got upset when she woke him up. The Perkins Rd. resident told deputies she had tried to get him to stop snoring, he woke up, covered her mouth and scratched her face. The man told the officers he didn’t know what happened, but that she […]

Burke County Jail Bookings Dec. 14-20



Hill Recognized By National FFA



In recognition of outstanding support given to local Future Farmers of America chapters and agricultural education in schools, Planters EMC Members Services Manager Randy Hill was awarded an Honorary American FFA Degree. Every year nominations are handed up to the state and then national level where they are approved by the National FFA’s board of directors. The award is designed […]