April 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

21,000 acres sold in International Paper deal

Some 21,000 acres in Burke County were sold last week as part of what's been called the largest private forestland sale in United States history. More...

Holy Week Services

Wednesday, April 12 + Waynesboro Church of God, noon More...

News

Semper Fi, Jim Williams Veteran honored six decades after war

His finger pulsed on the butterfly trigger as his Curtis HellDiver swooped over the Pacific. More...

Landrum continues in his grandfather's footsteps -the law

Some fifty years after his grandfather was killed in the line of duty in neighboring Jefferson County, Sgt. John Landrum of the Waynesboro Police Department carries on the duty of law enforcement. More...

No place like home

Millie Jane Mobley, left, was one of nearly 100 well-wishers who rallied together Friday to welcome home her cousin, Watson Mobley. Watson, who is pictured shaking the hand of his buddy Evans Horton, had not been home since Feb. More...

For The Record

2 men jailed for parent abuse, teenager gets final warning

Two men convicted of abusing their parents will spend the next year in jail; and a teenager headed down the same path got her final warning. More...

Meth lab warning

Burke County Extension Coordinator Will Duffie warned meth lab makers of mistaking these tanks for anhydrous ammonia when it actually contains Telone II. Farmers inject Telone II, a soil fumigant, into the soil to control parasitic nematodes. More...

Fight over girl's boyfriend results in stabbing of teen

A fight over a man culminated with 20 stitches for a Waynesboro teen. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

A growing number of Georgia farmers are beginning to turn sweet profits growing long-time dessert favorites. The strawberries are big, beautiful and mouth-watering. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

April 18 Tifton Herd Sale, Tifton April 19 Pesticide Clean Day, Hazlehurst, Call us More...

In the Furrow

BE CAUTIOUS OF FARM EQUIPMENT

The spring cropping season is upon us so the general public needs to be aware that farm equipment use has dramatically increased over the past week. This means that at any time you can expect to get behind farm equipment on public roads. More...

Church News

Lenten Services Lenten services will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. and Easter Service will be at 6 a.m., Sunday, April 16. More...

School News

BCMS Character Cubs for March

Burke County Middle School named the following students "Cubs with Character." These students exemplified the character traits of diligence, consideration, courtesy, and trustworthiness. More...

EBA honor roll students named

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll list for the third nine weeks. More...

SGA students qualifying for the Talent Search are, left to right, front row, Candice Nelson, Shawnae Watson, Shelton Carver and Cameron Washington; back row, Mark Fisher, Tristan Gould, Challa Doe, Alexia Frank, Akeely Smith, Nicholas Quick, Justin J More...

Jury selected in Walden murder trial; defense to argue suicide

Amy Walden told police her husband, Clint, killed himself in Aug. 2004, but prosecutors say she murdered him and left his body to rot in their living room for three days. More...

Gas mishap causes car trouble for local drivers

Car trouble plagued dozens of local drivers last week after a gas supplier pumped diesel fuel into the unleaded gasoline supply tank at an East Sixth Street gas station. More...

Bees swarm Ninth Street

Beekeeper Edwin Stephens was called to the Ninth Street home of Undrea Gardner Monday after she got a little panicky about the thousands of bees swarming in a nearby tree. More...

Masters week mixed bag for businesses

Masters Week brought a mixed bag for Burke County business owners who'd hoped local tourism would drive up sales. More...

Editorial

A quiet heroe

Every once in a while, something happens to remind us what a great country we live in. On Monday of this week Waynesboro's Jim Williams was recognized by the United States Marine Corps for his service during World War II. More...

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RFD

We have received a few calls about Holy Week services inquiring about why they were not in the newspaper last week. More...

Sports

Spartans on the road this week

After a week off for spring holidays, the Edmund Burke Spartans will resume their spring sporting events this week. More...

Bears beat up Tigers in five

Burke County pounded the Claxton Tigers last Saturday before driving rains put an end to the Bryan County Diamond Day in Pembroke. The Bears swatted the Tigers 14-3 in five innings. More...

Bears Basketball players honored

Several Burke County basketball players recently received recognition for their efforts and performance on the court. Seniors Antonio Jackson and Shakara Harden were both named to the Region 3-AAA All-Region Second Team. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence DuBose

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Lawrence DuBose, 64, of Waynesboro died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. More...

Jerry Lee Cunningham

Jerry Lee Cunningham, 66, of Waynesboro passed away Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Burke Medical Center. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANTONIO CUNNINGHAM

1985 2005 One year has passed since you have been gone; the memories and your love still lingers on. It broke our hearts when you left us that day; we prayed and asked the Lord to please make away. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Midville Class Reunion A Midville Class Reunion for all former students of any Midville schools will be held Friday, April 28 at McKinney's Pond with social hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. More...

People

Johns honored

Amber Johns recently received the top student award at the Georgia Southern University 2006 Honors Day Convocation. More...

Miss Saxon engaged to marry Mr. Cook

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Saxon of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Claudia Kate, to Paul Winter Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Cook of Thomson. More...

Miss Bryna McComb to marry Mr. Wiggins

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daniel Wiggins of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Carson Tomlin, to Bryna Lauren McComb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whiteside McComb of Hickory, N.C. More...