February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

28 indicted, one cleared

Grand jury indicts 'The Pepper Man'

The Superior Court Grand Jury indicted "The Pepper Man" for trafficking drugs out of his Keysville home. More...

Congressman died Tuesday

Veteran U.S. Congressman Charlie Norwood died Tuesday morning after a long battle with chronic lung disease and cancer. He had represented Burke County in Congress when it was a part of the old 10th District. More...

News

Program could reduce case load

By summer time, legal issues like child support and custody may be sorted out by mediators instead of juries. "The idea is to work through these problems by use of an informal process as opposed to adverse litigation," Superior Court Judge J. More...

New projects head to research farm

Burke County will soon reclaim its role as a hub for agricultural research. The revival of the research farm near Midville means that farmers can expect to see a surge in studies based there. More...

City adds big gas customer

The City of Waynesboro will invest $50,000 to supply natural gas to a new grain drying facility. Last week, city administrators unanimously agreed to foot the bill for a 1,500-ft. gas line extension off Barron Street. More...

Sports

3-pointer spoils Lady Bears' final game

Angelica Collins has been waiting for some of her younger players to step up this year. Several finally did in what wound up being the final game of the season. More...

EBA wins 29-27 in nail biter

The crowd was on their feet as the Spartans claimed their first victory of the season over Frederica Academy last Saturday. The Spartans (1-16, 1-7) faced Frederica once again last night (Tuesday) in the first round of the 2-AA Region playoffs. More...

Lady Spartans drop one to Frederica

Lady Spartans head coach Lindsay Belcher says they may have lost, but the girls played like a team against Frederica Academy last Saturday in their last regular season game. More...

Obituaries

Mr. R.E. Rollins Jr.

R. E. Rollins Jr., 78, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Mr. Woodrow Harvey Sr.

District One Burke County Commissioner Army Retiree GOUGH, Ga. - The funeral service for Mr. Woodrow Harvey Sr. of Gough was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Mr. More...

Mr. Frank Wimberly Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Frank Wimberly Sr. of Waynesboro were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Raise Bridge CME Church with the Pastor Rev. Diane Askew presiding and the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 1969 The Blakeney High School Class of 1969 will meet noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Wimberly House. For more information, contact Ernestine Evans at 706-554- 0328. More...

Church News

Church News

New and Living New and Living Way Worship Center will hold a Christian play, "Don't let your past change your future in God," 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the church located on 458 Lovers Lane. Christopher D. McBride Sr. is pastor. More...

School News

Teen driving laws

BCHS courses are certified

It's one of the worst things that could happen to a 16-year-old: he follows all the requirements for getting his driver's license, including taking a driver education course at his high school, yet, when he attempts to obtain that license, the Depar More...

Students help feed local families

Some generous eighth-graders recently spent a Saturday afternoon making sure others had enough to eat. More...

Second graders get published

Leslie Hathcoat's second grade students at Waynesboro Primary School are published authors and illustrators. Their book "WPS from A to Z" is being read up and down the halls and in the students' homes. More...

FROM THE HEART

Haylee Dixon was one of many Burke County children who prepared for Valentine's Day this week. More...

Harvey dies at age 89

Commissioner served 24 years, fought for equal rights

Commissioner Woodrow Harvey, who helped change Burke County's voting system and make the voice of black residents be heard, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, at age 89, after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. More...

Editorial

Woodrow Harvey

Woodrow Harvey served as a Burke County Commissioner for almost a quarter-century. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

I received an email from our columnist Ronda Rich last week. She said she ran into an old school chum of mine, Rod Drake. Rod is head of Georgia Power in Cherokee County and was attending an event where Ronda was the guest speaker. More...

For The Record

DUI/Drug Court graduates 10 participants

More than a year has passed since its inception, and now 10 people have graduated from Burke County's DUI/Drug Court. More...

From the Blotter

Payback A Waynesboro woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged a man's car with a brick and sprayed pepper spray in his eyes. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Friday, Feb. 2 + A 15-year-old Waynesboro boy was arrested for theft by taking (felony) and criminal trespass. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Burning hay fields, pastures

The burning has begun in Burke County. We have entered the time when woodland is burned to enhance wildlife habitat and for vegetation control. Control burning is long understood in forestry, and also a common practice for hay field managers. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Cold snap hard on Georgia landscape

Weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Georgia followed by weeks of near and below freezing temperatures could be a deadly combination for early spring blooms in the landscape. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Tips for choosing a tax service

Tax season is the time of year that we all love to hate. There are so many options and taxes are confusing by nature. More...

People

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...

Chances to renew vows Feb. 17

Grady and Helen Chance and Rickey Lakes and Elizabeth Reese proudly announce the renewing of their son and daughter's wedding vows. Donnell and Deniki Chance will renew their vows 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. More...

Miss Rollins to wed Mr. Williams March 17

Arrie Williams and Stacy Rollins of Waynesboro proudly announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for March 17, 2007. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Charlene and the late Clifford Williams of Waynesboro. More...