February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Police make arrests in dog fighting case

Police say the little white dog was probably somebody's pet. It whined and strained against its collar as it was dragged toward the pit bull. More...

News

They CARE'd

Five and a half tons of garbage were picked up from Waynesboro streets and yards, thanks to 138 volunteers, city workers and numerous residents who braved near-freezing temperatures Saturday morning. More...

Council okays privacy fence

Around $6,000 in tax dollars will be spent to block the view of a junkyard. Monday night, Waynesboro City Council decided to use beautification funds to erect an 8-ft wooden privacy fence along a portion of Twelfth Street. More...

Plant Vogtle hearing scheduled

Judges will hear petitioners' concerns about project

A panel of judges will decide next week if issues raised by opponents of new reactors at Plant Vogtle are valid or not. More...

For The Record

North Liberty businesses troubled by teens again

After four quiet months, unruly teens caused another uproar in north Waynesboro. Police were called to McDonald's around 10 p.m. Friday when a crowd of approximately 100 took over the parking lot and restaurant. More...

Troopers release January stats

Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Sylvania Post investigated five accidents in Burke County last month. According to SFC S.D. Young, those accidents resulted in seven injuries and one death. More...

Former firefighter banned from station

A former Waynesboro firefighter was banned from the fire station after showing up there intoxicated. Former Lt. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sarah E. Dishmond

Mrs. Sarah E. Dishmond of Millen peacefully departed this life on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Blount Chapel Baptist Church in Vidette where the Rev. Freddie L. More...

Mrs. Maureen Joyce Scholtes Doggett

Mrs. Maureen Joyce Scholtes Doggett, 62, of Summerville, S.C., died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at Summerville Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, (today). Burial will be private. More...

Mr. Harold Kermit Reddick

Harold Kermit Reddick, 70, died Jan. 13, 2007. Burial was in the Sardis Cemetery 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Mr. Reddick was born in Sardis on Aug. 10, 1936 to the late George Washington Reddick and Lucy Mae Brinson Reddick. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR The Edmund Burke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Meeting Place. More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Hill Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Family and Friends Day program 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The Rev. More...

Best Office Supply named Small Business of the Year

Their eyes were brimming with tears before the announcement came. As Chamber of Commerce president Rocky Sams began describing how their business began, Robin Baxley and Sandi Shields looked around their table as if to say, "Is he talking about us? More...

Smith recognized as Citizen of the Year

A former school superintendent and World War II veteran was recognized as Burke County's Citizen of the Year last week during the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Number of Burke families on welfare plummets

More Burke County families are working for a living these days. The number of local residents living off the government has decreased more than 77 percent in the last decade, according to the Burke County Department of Family and Children Services. More...

Editorial

Changes needed

The investigation into the mishandling of funds in the Burke County Magistrate Court may be a blessing in disguise for the County Commission. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Feb. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears wrap up sub-region title, tournament next week

Burke County wrapped up the sub-region championship Friday in a 69-34 rout of Benedictine. The Cadets won an earlier meeting, but the Bears took the fight out of them this time. Burke County is 19-4 overall before Tuesday's game against Evans. More...

Lady Saints, Lady Panthers defeated by Lady Bears

After four straight wins, the Burke County Lady Bears enter the Region 3-AAA tournament in at least fifth place. The south side of the region has Hephzibah in the top spot with Liberty in second. More...

Nationally ranked baseball boasts three locals

Three local boys are members of a nationally ranked baseball team that's also number one in the state. Logan Christian, John Evans Jr. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Cattle dewormers

Many effective dewormers are approved and available for treating internal parasites in cattle. They can vary as to their effect i v e n e s s against adult and immature stages. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Feb. 8 - Forestry Wildlife Landowner Program, Burke Co. Office Park, Waynesboro, 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration was required. Feb. 12 & 13 - Georgia Dairy Producers Annual Meeting, St. Simons Island. Feb. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Plantings for wildlife

A primary quail management technique is farming relatively small fields. The fields are separated by fence rows and are allowed to grow native vegetation. More...

People

Miss Holshouser to wed Mr. Sanders

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Holshouser of Hephzibah announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin, to J. D. Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Sanders of Hephzibah. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Hopeful Baptist Church. More...

Buckley, Nunnally to marry Feb. 17

Susan Buckley and Thomas Bartlett of Waynesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Denise Buckley, to James Brian Nunnally, son of Joe Nunnally and Diane Nunnally of Waynesboro. More...

Wills, Pendley to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. John Parker Wills of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Sims Wills, to Robert Stuart Pendley, son of Ms. Kaye Varn Pendley of Waycross and Dr. Robert Alan Pendley of Huntsville, Ala. More...