December 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Jaycees Christmas Parade slated for Saturday

The annual Waynesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade will travel down Liberty Street beginning at 1 p.m. this Saturday. The theme for this year is "Inside Santa's Workshop," and a visit from the old elf himself is expected. More...

News

It's showtime

Waynesboro resident performs on TV show

Chris Brown says he has the stuff stars are made of, and, after rubbing elbows with them recently, he's convinced now more than ever that his big break is just around the corner. More...

Cajun Gourmet serves up soups, sandwiches and more

A new restaurant is thriving in Waynesboro. The Cajun Gourmet delicatessen, which opened Sept. 1, has since grown in popularity due to its delivery service and overstuffed gourmet sandwiches. More...

Midville

Mayor resigns

Midville City Council must choose a new mayor for its citizens following the resignation of a long-time community servant. Council accepted Mayor Bruce L. Anderson Jr.'s resignation at their regular monthly meeting Monday night. More...

For The Record

Man shot at Pecan Chase

A Waynesboro man says he was shot by a gunman hiding in the bushes at a local apartment complex. Tavares Habersham, 26, was shot in the thigh around 10 p.m. last Tuesday, according to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department. More...

From the Blotter

My Christmas tree got run over by a ... A Girard woman called deputies after she ran over someone's Christmas tree. More...

Armed robbery suspect in custody

A Waynesboro teen wanted for the Nov. 16 armed robbery of Golden Pantry has been arrested. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Jacob "Lee" Carter Jr.

Mr. Jacob "Lee" Carter Jr., 90, of Waynesboro died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at R o s e m o n t Heights Baptist Church in Waynesboro with the Revs. Ellis Taff and Keith Alderman officiating. More...

Richard Alvin Johnson

Richard Alvin Johnson, 62, of Vidette, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

James Raymond Kelley Jr.

James Raymond Kelley Jr., 72, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at Sardis Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating. He was born Nov. More...

People

Real Men Really Do Read

Real men really did read at Waynesboro Primary School when 59 male community volunteers came to the school to read. More...

Lane closed

A familiar face in the A&W One Stop on South Liberty has decided to call it quits and retire. Bob Scott, 83, rang up his last customer Thursday. More...

Development officials tour Burke

Merv Waldrop, county administrator, tells economic development officials about plans for a new spec building in the Burke County Industrial Park during a stop on a regional bus tour. More...

Battle of Waynesborough

Hundreds took part in the reenactment of the Battle of Waynesborough held at Stonebrier Plantation near Girard over the weekend. The event included two scheduled battles between the Union Army and Confederate soldiers, as well as a moonlight dance. More...

Accident kills utility worker

An OMI employee was killed when a truck backed over him at Waynesboro's wastewater treatment plant. The accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. Saturday when Sewell Clifford Peckham, 25, was leaving the plant to make routine rounds in the city. More...

Signs of Gang Life

Tennis shoes on telephone wires. Graffiti. Armed robberies. Burglaries. Shootings. They're outward signs of a culture that youth leaders say is bubbling beneath Burke County's surface. "It's coming," Lt. More...

Editorial

State's marshes deserve strong shield

Georgia's salt marsh is one of the state's most celebrated and valued assets, continually producing shrimp, fish, crabs, oysters and other organisms, and it is the backbone of our multimillion-dollar seafood industry. More...

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RFD

Congratulations is extended to Sandi Ellis Shields. Sandi's son, Bryan Ellis, formerly of Waynesboro, will be playing in the Georgia Dome this Friday night. Bryan plays for Peach Country Trojans who beat the number one LaGrange, Hart County. More...

Sports

Bears remain undefeated after weekend action

Burke County's small size made little difference Friday night as the Bears trounced the much taller Greenbrier Wolfpack 71-55. The Bears remain undefeated (3-0) after their 60-49 win over Jefferson County Saturday. More...

Lady Bears split weekend games

Erase the first period and the Burke County Lady Bears did not fare so badly against the Greenbrier Lady Wolfpack last Friday night. But that first period sealed the game. More...

Ellis headed to Dome

A former Burke County resident will see his childhood dreams come true as he heads to the Georgia Dome for high school football state playoffs. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Cover crop may benefit your farm

The adoption of conservation tillage practices are being utilized by may farmers in Burke County. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Dec. 9-10 - Fall Forum - Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton. Dec. 20 - Portfolios Due in 4-H Office. Dec. 25-29 - Christmas Holidays - Office closed. Jan. 1 - New Year's Holiday - Office closed. More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Hill Pine Hill and Second Hopeful Baptist churches will have refreshments and free toys available for less fortunate children 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Pine Hill. More...

King and Queen

The Phillip Grove Youth Christian Ministry had its first annual Thanksgiving Banquet at Mobley's Cafeteria Nov. 13. During the banquet Cedric L. Kent Jr. More...

School News

BCMS students attend mock United Nations

Eighteen Burke County Middle School students recently attended the Model United Nations competition held in Statesboro. More...

S.G.A. Character Cubs for October

"Fairness" was the character word at S.G.A. Elementary School for the month of October. More...