June 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Landfill could spell ‘trouble’ for Burke

Taliaferro and Candler counties seem to have been successful in fighting off development companies looking to build large commercial landfills, but this may mean trouble for Burke County, according to Chandra Brown, executive director of the Ogeechee More...

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staff photo by bonnie k. taylor Billips wins first place True Citizen publisher Roy Chalker Jr. More...

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Burke County native

Holt engages readers with

Growing up in rural Georgia has given Jan Holt an understanding of what being a southerner is all about, and in her new book "There More...

Commissioners vote to advance cities money for SPLOST II projects

An amendment was made to the recent intergovernmental agreement for SPLOST II that will change how funding for the cities More...

CRCT scores improve in Burke

As the statewide scores on the CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests) are improving, Burke students have also seen positive results in their scores. More...

Sports

EBA wins GISA Athletic Achievement Award

Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) has been chosen as the Region 1-AA winner for the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Athletic Achievement Award. More...

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Contributed photos Mite Boys Baseball Champions The team of J.R. Johnson Construction is this year's Mite Boys Baseball Champions. More...

EBA welcomes new basketball, softball coach next season

Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) has named a new member to their coaching staff. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Student records

The Burke County Board of Education will destroy all student records relating to Special Education Services for individuals who attained the age of 22 during the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. More...

Church News

Church News

Mays Grove

Mays Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 94th church anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3. More...

Local restaurants smoke-free

State no-smoking law
goes into effect July 1

For years the fight over public smoking has been a constant battle. This battle has now come to a close with the creation of the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005 which will go into effect statewide on Friday, July 1. More...

City’s crime fighting efforts hit snag

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New voting system more convenient for citizens

In 2006 Burke County residents will experience an enhanced voting system made possible by a new product purchased by the state of Georgia to save voters and registrars time and hassle at the polls on election day. More...

Editorial

Dog problems

We seem to be having an unusual number of vicious dog reports from all over the county. Dogs are attacking and killing neighbors More...

Looking Back 10 Years Ago: June 22, 1995

Waynesboro Police Officer Mike Johnson confirmed that he had won $137,313 in the Georgia Lottery Fantasy Five game. More...

RFD

I was sitting in my recliner crunching on ice when I got a phone call from Allen Smith last Tuesday evening. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro man attacked by dogs

An 11-year-old girl warned Big Bend resident Roy Spivey about the "bad dogs" before he peddled off on his bicycle last Wednesday morning. More...

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Contributed photo Roadside crop Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey and deputies confiscated a 24-plant crop of marijuana found off Hwy 25 South on Monday, June 20. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:
Monday, June 13
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Obituaries

Ronnie G. Parrish

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish, 67, of Waynesboro died Wednesday June 15, 2005 at Burke Medical Center. More...

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum

Mary Ellen Crum of Waynesboro, 63, died at Medical College of Georgia on Thursday, June 16, 2005. More...

In Memoriam

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People

Sibert, Lawrence to marry June 25

Mrs. Linda Lyons of McCormick, S.C. and Mr. Nathan Leverette of Greenwood, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, LaShonda Ann Sibert, to Terry Oneal Lawrence, son of Mrs. Daisy Lawrence and the late Mr. Thomas Lawrence of Waynesboro. More...

Stepanova, Braswell unite in marriage

Miss Ksenia Valerevna Stepanova became the bride of John Harold Braswell Jr. at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, in a beautiful garden wedding at the home of the groom More...

Miss Sylvester to

wed Mr. Merry

Mr. and Mrs. John Chrystie Sylvester of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Anna of Augusta, to Bradford Woodhull Merry Junior of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Woodhull Merry of Augusta. More...