August 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

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Photo contributed Mad Hatter's Brunch The Edmund Burke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will celebrate their organization's 80th birthday with a Mad Hatter's Brunch Saturday, Aug. More...

News

School bus system gets a tune up

The Burke County school bus service hit a few bumps in the road adjusting to new bus stops when students started back to school. More...

BOE tentatively adopts its 2005-2006 budget

The Burke County Board of Education tentatively adopted the 2005-2006 budget of almost $34.4 millions dollars, a $1,318,753 increase from last year. More...

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High winds, heavy rain Wednesday, Aug.10, a storm blew through the area damaging this trailer located on State Highway 56. The storm, believed by the resident to be a tornado, struck transformers, trailers and chain-linked fences in its path. More...

For The Record

Drugs, contraband found at county jail

Officers discovered marijuana in the recreation yard at the Burke County Jail earlier this month after someone threw it over the perimeter fence. More...

Sardis Police officers seek information about dog fight

Sardis Police officers are looking for a group of men who were seen fighting dogs last Monday afternoon. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department last week:
Tuesday, Aug. 9
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Obituaries

Mr. Jim Crank

Mr. Jimmy R. (Jim) Crank, 63, of Highway 25 North, Waynesboro entered into rest Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at University Hospital. More...

Mr. James Hildery Davis

Mr. James Hildery Davis entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More...

Mr. Jimmie Crawford Taylor

Mr. Jimmie Crawford Taylor, 67, of Sardis died Sunday Aug. 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Augusta. More...

Commissioners aim to discourage companies from building landfills

The county is one step closer to protecting itself against the potential threat of a landfill. More...

Council reconsiders utilities policy

Waynesboro City Council is revisiting their cut-off policy after dozens of residents with no utilities came to their Monday night meeting, begging for a compromise. More...

Trial disappoints property owners

A jury made a $100 award in a local Department of Transportation condemnation trial last week. More...

‘Throw for the Dough’ raises $$$ for schools

Did you ever think those countless hours of throwing the old pigskin around in the back yard could actually pay off? More...

Editorial

Spare the rod?

We have no problem with Waynesboro city officials showing leniency toward delinquent utility customers who are clearly unable to pay their bills in full. After all, it More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: Aug. 17, 1995

Local attorney and state representative Bettianne Childers Hart was one of 17 candidates interviewed for two vacant Superior Court judgeships. More...

RFD

After nearly 26 years of residing at 234 Deerwood Drive, my husband, Eddie, and I have moved to town, or rather I should say to the city of Waynesboro. More...

Sports

Bears prep for Friday home opener

Burke County tested its mettle Friday night against the Hephzibah Rebels at the Bear Den. The Bears scored first and held the lead while the first units were in the game. In the end, Hephzibah took the scrimmage 12-7. More...

McGee to run at Claflin

DaShaun McGee just got a full ride, but he More...

Lady Bears get softball season underway with two wins, two losses

Hayley Lathem smacked one to the fence to bring home Kailee Thames, but in the end, the Burke County Lady Bears dropped the game 2-1 in the seventh. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 1980

The Waynesboro High School Class of 1980 will celebrate its 25th class reunion the weekend of Labor Day (Sept. 2, 3 and 4). More...

Church News

Church News

Givens Grove

Givens Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26. More...

People

Godbee, McBride to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. David Godbee of Girard announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Lynn, to Matthew Jenkins McBride, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester McBride of Girard. More...