January 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK celebration set

Relay For Life May 12, 13 From Staff Reports Relay For Life kicked off its 2006 relay with over a dozen teams being represented at it More...

News

School board plans to speed up background checks on new hires

New employees of the Burke County School system may be able to cut their waiting period for background checks from months to hours. More...

Midville proposes truck ordinance

Large trucks parking along city streets in Midville will be breaking the law if a new city ordinance passes after its second reading. More...

Helping hands Local organization addresses community’s needs

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Sports

Bears lose two, face heart of sub-region schedule

Burke County fell to sub-region foe Liberty County Saturday night to end a week of straight losses. The Bears also fell at the final buzzer against Evans earlier last week, but the loss to the Panthers was the most important. More...

Without leading scorer, Lady Bears drop two

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Spartans drop two, win one following holiday

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans (2-6) played three home games last week, winning one and losing two. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Report from the Beltwide Cotton Conference

It sure feels good to be back in Burke County after attending the Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, Texas last week. Over More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Now-Feb. 8 4-H Fruit Tree Promotion Fundraiser, Extension Office. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Taking care of pecan trees

The pecan tree makes 99 percent of its growth during the latter part of April and first of May so the timing for fertilizer application is really crucial. More...

Church News

Church News

Canaan Galilee Canaan Galilee Baptist Church will celebrate the ninth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Robert Stokes 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. More...

Field trials bring business to local merchants

When bird dogs flock to the Bird Dog Capital of the World each January, they bring business with them. More...

State court sentences handed down

A real honor A leadfooted landscaper had to shell out more than $1,200 after State Court Judge Jerry Daniel pondered his sentence for more than 30 minutes last Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Good citizen

Some time in the next few weeks Cristi Williams will leave her position as Community Relations Coordinator of the First National Bank of Waynesboro. After 10 years at the bank, Cristi will assume the role of full-time mom back home in Aiken, S.C. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: Jan. 11, 1996 Ellis Godbee was re-elected Chairman of the Burke County Commission. More...

RFD

Many of you know Lisa J. Chance, our staff writer and page designer, is expecting and her baby girl is due on Jan. 25. More...

For The Record

Reward offered in armed robbery case

Waynesboro police are offering a More...

Accident involving city truck

This truck owned by the City of Waynesboro and driven by city employee Jody Ellison was involved in a two-car accident on Highway 56 Tuesday morning. A Chevrolet S-10, driven by Sarah Julia Garvin of Augusta, was traveling south on Hwy. More...

From the Blotter

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Obituaries

Mary O. Herrington, former probate judge, dies on January 2

Judge Mary O. Herrington, 86, of Waynesboro, and lifelong resident of Burke County, entered More...

Mr. Johnnie W. Blackmon, Sr.

Johnnie W. Blackmon, Sr., 67, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. More...

Mr. Tommie Lee Young

Tommie Lee Young, age 72, of Midville, beloved husband of Dora Jackson Young and son of the late Catherine and Mustrow Young, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BES Discovery Testing Blakeney Elementary School (BES) is now accepting referrals for the gifted program, Discovery. Referrals for students in grades three, four, and five will be accepted through Jan. 31 and testing will begin in February. More...

People

Evans, Zittrouer unite in marriage

Miss Jamie Nicole Evans became the bride of Mr. Raddie Oswald Zittrouer Jr. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 at Saint Michael More...

Brentwood Christmas

Residents of Brentwood Terrace, left, enjoyed their annual Christmas party. Along with entertainment provided by members of the Burke County 4-H Club, Savannah Campbell, above left, sang various Christmas carols for the residents. More...

Miss Barefield marries Mr. Braswell

Miss Jamie Deanne Barefield became the bride of Mr. Lee Eric Braswell 6 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. The Reverend Keith Alderman officiated at the ceremony. More...