December 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Keysville

Farmer killed near home

A Burke County farmer died Monday night after wrecking near his residence on Gough Red Hill Road. Herbert Abrams, 57, was almost home when he apparently lost control of his truck. According to Sgt. Annette Hodge, who was the victim More...

News

Can I Take Over Someone Else’s Mortgage Without Purchasing Their Home?

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Two People, One Home, Zero Solutions?

Combining Homes Isn

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‘We Need to Beef Up Our Home to Sell’

My clients had shuttled between their condo in Honolulu and their house in California for several years, and they were finding it tiresome and expensive. More...

Sports

Burke County sweeps Jefferson’s Warriors

Both Burke County basketball squads celebrated victories over the weekend. The boy and girls defeated Jefferson County Saturday and have a break until after Christmas. They play in a holiday tournament in Bluffton, SC, Dec. 28-30. More...

Head coaching job attracts 65 applicants

The resumes are flocking in for the job of head football coach at Burke County High School, and administrators are confident that they More...

State championship star honed skills in Waynesboro

The star quarterback in the Class AAA high school football championship game may have been playing for Peach County, but he spent much of his childhood in Waynesboro honing his pigskin skills. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Alice Johnson

Mary Alice Johnson, 79, of Aiken, S.C., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at her home. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Burke Memorial Gardens in Waynesboro with the Rev. Richard Daniels officiating. More...

Mr. W. “Jack” Jones

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Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Healthy Start Christmas Party Healthy Start invites area children to get a picture with Santa Claus from 3:30-6:00 p.m., Dec. 21, at the Burke County Senior Citizen Center (located behind the Burke County Office Park. More...

Church News

Bishop blesses Wimberly

The Right Reverend Henry Louttit, Episcopal Bishop of Georgia, recently blessed Wimberly House Books and Gifts, an outreach of St Michael More...

Church News

William Grove William Grove Baptist Church will hold fourth Sunday services 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. The Rev. Howard Cheatham, pastor, invites the public. More...

In memory

A fountain dedication was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church recently to honor the memory of Mary Ann Williams. Shown by the fountain are family members Frank Jr., Lisa, Carter, Ford, Frank Sr. and Mary Claire. More...

Prepay through Dec. 29

Tardy tax bills blamed on state

Residents hoping to deduct their 2006 county and city taxes best not wait by their mailboxes. Once again, local tax notices were held up while the state determined property values for Georgia Power and Oglethorpe Power. More...

Three legs don’t stop local calf

Folks bidding at the stockyard will be in for a surprise come February when a local cattle producer weans his three-legged calf. That More...

At Di-Lane

City of Waynesboro will help stabilize field trials

If you build new stables, they will stay. And if they stay, they More...

Editorial

The Little Christmas Tree That Decorated Itself

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Dec. 19, 1996 A second seminar on gangs and drug-related activities was scheduled to be held at the Waynesboro-Burke County Human Relations Commission. More...

For The Record

Defense wants retrial for convicted murderer to be in Burke County

The defense lawyer for a man convicted for the double homicide of his wife and stepdaughter wants his retrial in Burke County. More...

In Boyette case

Trafficking charge reduced

Investigators reduced one of the drug trafficking charges against Keysville resident Stephen Boyette. More...

Burke County Sheriff’s Office

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Burke County Sheriff More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Avoid presents for the farm

The celebration of Christmas is just five days away and some of us have not even considered making the annual shopping trip. Some folks are good about making purchases before things get hectic, but some men are prone to last minute shopping. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Dec. 20 More...

People

Women in Business officers selected

Burke County Women in Business inducted new officers for 2007 at their December meeting. More...

People in the News

Kelly Wiersma Kelly Wiersma, left, was presented with an award from the General Federation of Women More...

School News

BCMS students to publish book about local leaders

Local students are hoping to learn from the experiences of others. June Powell More...

S.G.A. holds food drive

S.G.A. Elementary School students and staff collected 873 items of food for Thanksgiving distribution in a food drive sponsored by the student council. The distribution benefited 31 families in the Sardis, Girard and Alexander area. More...

EBA Character Champions

Five Edmund Burke Academy third-graders were selected as More...