September 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Return burglars held at gunpoint

Two alleged burglars were jailed Friday night when their victim's children outsmarted them. More...

ATC students dig using their skills to build

Melford Allen and his classmates seemed completely enthralled with digging a hole. More...

News

City, county, may form Land Bank Authority

Waynesboro and Burke County could see a boost in tax revenue if they team up to purchase tax deliquent property. More...

Sports

Bears shut out Bulldogs in first win of the season

Burke County picked up its first win of the season with a 41-0 win over the Butler Bulldogs. The Bears are idle this week, but the time off will be spent getting players healthy and polishing up the overall gameplay. More...

Spartans extend record to 2-0-1 in win over Gators

Team takes Friday off, prepares for Pinewood

Edmund Burke Academy's Spartans (2-0-1) continued to show they are no underdogs as they pulled out victory number two with a 20-16 win over Gatewood High School last Friday. More...

Saturday shutout

Edmund Burke Academy's Jr. Pro football team opened their season with a 20-0 shutout against the Trinity Christian More...

Obituaries

Mr. Simeon Bell IV

Simeon "Sim" Bell IV, 89, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. More...

Fields & Yields

Neighboring counties share dim outlook on peanut crop

Burke County growers who dig a dismal peanut crop this year certainly won't be alone in their plight. More...

In the Furrow

Importance of peanut maturity

Determining the optimum time to dig a peanut field is a key decision. Digging too early or too late can ruin everything you put into a crop. Harvesting mature peanuts is critical to your success. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Upcoming Beekeeper meeting

When a honeybee buzzes the blooms in your garden, give them some respect. The pollination it and other honeybees are providing is supplying an estimated onethird of the world's food. More...

Church News

Church News

Givens Grove Givens Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 86th church anniversary Sunday, Sept. 24. More...

at 13th & Waters streets in Waynesboro. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.; Wed. service begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Rodney MacRae at (706) 360-0535. Church of God More...

School News

Burke County students will continue to eat for free

All Burke County students will continue to eat for free, at least for the next four years. More...

BCHS could receive $150,000 extra federal funding next year

Burke County High School may see some extra dollars and new perks next year. More...

Local groups must pay to use school buses

Local groups must now foot the bill when they utilize county school buses. More...

Teen jumps from balcony in courthouse escape

A Waynesboro teen escaped serious injury when he jumped from the courthouse balcony Thursday. More...

Still 'the boss'

Grill Master Eugene "Pops" Cheeks, far right, is still 'the boss' after he and teammates smoked the winning ribs at Saturday's second annual Boss Hog Cook-Off. Cheeks Choice Ribs also won the People's Choice Award. More...

Arrests made in Sardis break-ins

Two key arrests could break up, or at least slow down, the recent string of Sardis burglaries. More...

Editorial

Farm Fest 2006

Farm Festival 2006 was, by all accounts, the biggest and best ever. The annual event, which is sponsored by the Waynesboro Shrine Club, was held last Saturday and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 19, 1996 Sunbeam Outdoor Products was advertising its annual Warehouse Sale of outdoor furniture and gas grills. More...

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For The Record

Legion puts stop to weekend rentals

Waynesboro Police shouldn't have any more weekend woes at the American Legion on Liberty Street. More...

30 years ... whew!

Lt. Mary Bennett was taken aback when she was called More...

Investigators probe dance floor shooting

A Waynesboro man was shot in the cheek on the dance floor of Big Daddy's Night Club early Sunday morning. More...

Burke Happenings

WIB to hold conference Sept. 28

The Burke County Women in Business WIB) will hold their annual conference 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Burke County Office More...

Annual peanut tour makes stops in Burke County

Burke County's expanded peanut acreage earned it a spot on the 20th annual Georgia Peanut Tour last week. More...

Redbreast Festival to see changes next year

Burke County's fishiest festival will see quite a few changes next year. More...

People

Raby, Greiner to marry Sept. 30

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Steven Raby of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Shaye Raby, to John Richard "Rick" Greiner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Greiner Sr. of Hephzibah. More...

Miss Holt to wed Mr. Wright Sept. 23

Lee Cedric and Elizabeth Holt of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Moneka Sharie Holt, to Christopher Ramon Wright, son of the late John Willie Wright Sr. and Willie Mae Wright of Waynesboro. More...

Hudnall, Chance to marry Oct. 14

Crystal Hudnall and Jason Chance of Hannibal, Mo. announce their engagement. They will be married at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 in Tabernacle of Praise Church in Hannibal. More...