March 9, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

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Heavy winds

Strong winds caused damage in Burke County Monday evening and into Tuesday. At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, the first power outage occurred, according to Planters Electric. More...

News

Gala raises $30,000 for Wimberly House

The Friends of Wimberly House Ministries netted approximately $30,000 from the annual gala held Saturday, Feb. 26, at First Liberty Market with a more than record 250 attending. More...

Waynesboro Idol to benefit Relay For Life

While nearly 30 teams are out collecting money for this year More...

Hard to say ‘goodbye’

After serving his country for 29 years, Sgt. 1st Class James V. Ports of Battery C 1/214th Field Artillery will retire April 1. More...

Sports

Bears go 3-1 in first week of season

Burke County bounced back from a tough loss to Hephzibah to win the Burke County Diamond Day Classic. The team is 3-1 on the season and plays Westside Thursday and hosts Richmond Academy on Friday. More...

Track teams fair well in relays

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Heavy lifters

Members of the Burke County High School football team competed in the Area Weight Lifting Competition Saturday, Feb. 26, and finished third out of 10 teams. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

No, not a revolution in variety or technology, even though we are seeing that occur in the cotton industry today, rather this is a look back in history. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Mar. 17 Peanut Production Meeting, office park, noon. RSVP at 554-2119. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Burke County Extension Agent

Spring time is a time of anticipation and outdoor fun. By accomplishing a few outdoor chores early, we can look for a landscape that should provide us beauty and enjoyment all year. More...

People

People in the News

David Hamilton

David Hamilton, formerly of Waynesboro, completed a five-year apprenticeship program for journeyman electrician certification in January. More...

Claxton, McClellan to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Garland Dock Claxton Jr. of Kite proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlie Nicole, to Ronald R. McClellan Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. McWhorter of Waynesboro and the late Ronald R. McClellan Sr. More...

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BCMS attendance drawing

Burke County Middle School (BCMS) students, left, Hunter Koss, Darnedra Haynes and James Houser won prizes for the sixth attendance month. Koss won a color TV; Haynes won a portable CD player; and Houser won the McDonald More...

Bench warrants issued

State court no-shows could get time in jail

State Court Judge Jerry Daniel is putting his gavel where his mouth is when it comes to attendance. More...

Georgia Power customers rates are going up

The wallets of Georgia Power customers will be hit once again if the company More...

Waynesboro Gardens could get makeover

Waynesboro Gardens Apartments could get an extreme makeover. More...

Council votes to amend alcohol beverage ordinance

For the first time ever, a non-U.S. citizen will be allowed to sell beer and wine in the city of Waynesboro. More...

Staff photo by Roy F. Chalker Jr.

Rotary dedicates fountain

The Waynesboro Rotary Club recently dedicated a fountain in Burkeland Garden to the City of Waynesboro. Tuesday, March 1, Steve Link, president of the club unveiled the fountain, which features statuettes of a young boy and girl. More...

Editorial

Recreation

Change is coming to the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department. The exact nature and extent of the change is not certain, but will be fleshed out over the next few months as county commissioners consider their options. More...

Diana Royal proud to be an american

Who was the more honorable warrior, Achilles or Hector? The question is one that was asked by my professor in world literature after an in-depth study of Homer More...

Looking Back 10 Years Ago: March 9, 1995

Burke County High School Cheerleaders captured the Region 4-AAA Cheerleading Championship and were headed for the state finals in Jonesboro. More...

For The Record

With Temik

Man arrested in poisoning of pets

A Keysville man was arrested last weekend after allegedly feeding Temik-laced hotdogs to two neighborhood pets. More...

From the Blotter

Gone too far

Two local women reported receiving frightening phone calls last week. More...

GSP releases stats

From Staff Reports

State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic accidents in Burke County during the month of February 2005. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Herbert W. Mobley

Mr. Herbert W. Mobley of Waynesboro, 84, entered into rest at Doctors Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, 2005. More...

Mrs. Evelyn Martin Mobley Flake

Mrs. Evelyn Martin Mobley Flake of Waynesboro, 96, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. More...

Lucious "Pete Bo" Atwell

Lucious Atwell, 61, of Waynesboro died Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Augusta Hill Nursing Home. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Summer camp

Girl Scouts of the Central Savannah River Council will have an open house for Camp Tanglewood 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12. More...

Church News

Church News

William Grove

William Grove Baptist Church, 649 Bates Road, will have its Spring Revival 7:30 nightly, Monday-Friday March 21-25. More...