December 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

2005 Empty Stocking Fund Goal $25,000 Total to date $24,070.15

Blakeney Elementary ... $2,632.90 Burke County Middle .. $2,072.97 S.G.A. Elementary ................ $850 Burke County High .......... $1,700 In Memory of Hyland ........... $100 Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Mobley .......... $25 In Memory of Lewis E. Saxon Jr. More...

Holiday closings

Printing Division will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, for Christmas holidays. More...

News

Commissioners plan trip to discuss employee pay plan

County employees waiting to hear how the new employee step plan will affect their salaries will have to wait a little longer. More...

School board makes millage rate official

Local property owners will officially enjoy yet another year without a hike in school taxes. More...

Wal-Mart gives back

Wal-Mart presented several thousand dollars worth of Wal-Mart Good Works Grants to community and school groups at their employee meeting last week. The Burke County EMA received a Safe Neighborhood Heroes grant, accepted by Chief Rusty Sanders. More...

Sports

Spartans host annual Christmas tournament

Boys win big against Nathaniel Greene

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans (1-5) hosted a Christmas Tournament Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17 achieving their first big win of the season against Nathaniel Greene. More...

Lady Spartans go 1-1 in weekend tourney

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans (3-3) competed in a Christmas Tournament last Friday and Saturday recording a win and a loss for the weekend. More...

Fall athletes honored

EBA Fall Sports Award Banquet Edmund Burke Academy recently held its 2005 Fall Sports Award Banquet, honoring students who participated in football, cheerleading and softball. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Update from the Georgia Cotton Production Workshop

This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend the 2005 Georgia Cotton Production Workshop held at the Rural Development More...

Home & Garden Tips

It

Every year around this time, I start remembering other years in my life. Among those memories are those of Christmas More...

Georgians in need grateful to hunters

From Staff Reports Hunters donated 733 harvested deer to the 2005 Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) program, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). More...

People

Brown, Griffin unite in marriage

Keesha Brown and Alton Griffin, Jr. were married Nov. 6, 2005 in San Pedro, Calif. The couple met in California during the spring of 2004 and were engaged March 26, 2005 in San Francisco, Calif. More...

Scout’s honor

Fifty years later, members of local Girl Scout Troop 5 gathered once again to honor their leaders, Lillian Willis and Mary Jean Bentley. The troop was organized in the early 50s and did not disband until the girls were freshmen in high school. More...

Miss MacDonald marries Mr. Davis

Miss Jill Elizabeth MacDonald became the bride of Mr. Emmet Clinton More...

City, County Tax bills ... when?

With the end of the year quickly approaching, many Waynesboro and Burke County residents may be wondering when they will receive their property tax bills. They shouldn More...

Richmond County fugitive Murder suspect arrested at apartment complex

A Richmond County murder suspect was arrested at a Waynesboro Gardens apartment More...

City says ‘no’ bonuses for police officers

Waynesboro police officers won More...

Proposed charter school denied by school board

The Board of Education halted a would-be charter school More...

Editorial

Merry Christmas

We can only say More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: Dec. 21, 1995 Dr. Frank Carter announced he was opening a medical office in Midville. The office was to be located in a double-wide trailer next to the Emergency Management Agency unit in Midville. More...

RFD

The Christmas Story And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. More...

For The Record

Men sentenced for ‘The Hole’ murders

Two men were sentenced to life in prison this week for murders in and around an infamous hangout in Waynesboro. More...

Out of control

Spilled diesel fuel was the culprit of this recent accident on Hephzibah Keysville Road. When Meocha Stevenson,22, of Augusta came into contact with it, she lost control of her Ford Taurus and hit an embankment. More...

Waynesboro Police The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department last week: More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Lois Kearse Craven

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mrs. Lois Kearse Craven, 76, of Waynesboro, entered into eternal rest Dec. 19, 2005 at the Jefferson Hospital in Louisville, Georgia. More...

Mrs. Melba Girrard Carpenter

Mrs. Melba Girrard Carpenter, 86, of Millen died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. More...

In Memoriam

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA LEILA WILSON December 20, 1947 March 16, 2005 Although it More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Music The American Legion Post #270 will host Levi Walker and The Impalas 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Legion. More...

Church News

Church News

Sacred Heart Sacred Heart Catholic Church will celebrate Mass on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. There will also be a Midnight Mass in Spanish. More...

School News

BCHS senior participates in EMC/FFA Wiring Contest

From Staff Reports Matt Reeves, a senior at Burke County High School, recently took part in the FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event (CDE) sponsored by Planters Electric Membership Corporation. More...

‘Sounds of Christmas’

Members of the Burke County High School Handbell Choir performed during the school More...

BCMS Christmas program

Shereton Hudson, Lauren Simmons and Dantavion Jones play percussion at the school More...