March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Crocketts named Ag Family of the Year

When they're not tending brood cows and operating their tractor dealership, the Crockett family can sit back and celebrate. Last Thursday, they were named the 2007 Agricultural Family of the Year. More...

News

In Waynesboro

New ordinance will shut gate on aggressive dogs

Waynesboro's animal control ordinance could get some real teeth put into it this May. City council is planning to adopt a vicious dog ordinance that will put more responsibility on the owners of potentially dangerous dogs. More...

Burke CIS takes top honor

Communities in Schools (CIS) of Burke County is the best in Region 2. The local affiliate, headed up by executive director Deena Sams was chosen "Outstanding Local Network Affiliate" for the region, More...

March is Youth Art Month

Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone signed a proclamation from the Town and Country Woman's Club declaring March as Youth Art Month. More...

For The Record

Fires may be linked to Jefferson arsonists

Somebody kept Burke County firefighters busy last week, and EMA Chief Rusty Sanders wants to know who. More...

Do you recognize these burglars?

Waynesboro police are asking for the public's help in identifying the two men who tried to break into Burke Pawn and Firearms on March 13. More...

Father shot in home invasion

A Burke County man was shot when three masked men kicked in the front door of his Bartlett Road home and started firing. Ronnie Mickens, 48, was shot in the thigh and possibly on the hand around 3 a.m. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Here come the pond weeds

Concerned pond owners have started calling our office regarding undesirable weed growth in their ponds. It's that time of year when folks start making regular visits to their favorite fishing hole, picnic spot, or place for relaxation. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Swarms of honeybees

Honeybees are important pollinators for the work they do to provide us with fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The annual contribution of honeybees to U.S. food production is more than $9 million. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Ten Facts about Infant Brain Development

In the past, it was assumed that a baby's brain was just like an adult's, only smaller. However, researchers have now l e a r n e d many new things about how our brains grow and change as we get older. More...

People

Cook, Huddleston to marry May 26

Homer and Brenda Cook of Carrollton announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney, to Eric Huddleston, son of Earl and Cindy Huddleston of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Hickman, Grunewald to exchange vows

Donna Marie Hickman will wed Cameron Daniel Grunewald 2 p.m. March 31, 2007 at the Old Girard School House. All family and friends are invited. A reception will follow. More...

Victoria Grace Randolph

DJ and Jennifer Randolph announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Grace, born 10:22 a.m. Feb. 21, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces and was 20½ inches long. More...

DEPUTY CRITICALLY INJURED

A Richmond County deputy was resuscitated and airlifted to Medical College of Georgia after his patrol car slammed into a tree on Allen Road Tuesday morning. Deputy Eric Sikes, 24, who lives in Burke County, was driving to work around 5 a.m. More...

Plant Vogtle

Petitioners gain voice in permit hearing

Groups opposing expansion at Plant Vogtle will have their say at a hearing on possible new reactors. More...

Grand jury indicts 28

The Superior Court grand jury recently indicted 28 defendants, including three teenagers accused of serious crimes. Joshua Ellison, 17, was indicted for his alleged role in a Dec. 27 beating near the Social Club in Sardis. More...

Editorial

Alfred Steadman

When Alfred Steadman died last week at the age of 91, Waynesboro lost part of its bedrock. A wounded and decorated veteran of World War II, Mr. Steadman was a native and life-long resident of Waynesboro. More...

New Dog Law Welcome

The proliferation of pit bull ownership has been a concern in this and many other communities. There have been dozens of maulings and deaths as the result of vicious attacks by the breed all across the country. More...

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Sports

Bears gear up for region play Friday

It's time for the Bears to show the region what they can do on the diamond. The Burke County High School baseball team (7-4) kicks off region play Friday against Liberty County High School. Head coach Todd Booker said his team is ready. More...

First TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational big success

A year's worth of hard work and planning paid off Saturday with the success of the first annual TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational Golf Tournament. More...

Bears hard to beat on the track

The Burke County High School track teams are off to an incredible start this year, and Coach Purvis Dukes points to a diversity in talent as the reason for their success. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Daniel Roger Kennedy

Daniel Roger Kennedy, 72, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at U n i v e r s i t y Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Harmony Methodist Church in Glennville, Ga., with Dr. More...

Mr. John A. Flakes

Mr. John Alexander Flakes, 54, beloved husband of Carol Moore Flakes, entered into rest Sunday March 18, 2007 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL. Funeral service will be (today) at 11 a.m. More...

Mr. Daniel Neal Johnson

Daniel Neal Johnson, 48, of Millen entered into rest on Monday, March 19, 2007. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Botsford Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Yonce Lively officiating. Mr. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Bake sale St. Michael's Episcopal Church will hold a bake sale 9- 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 515 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The sale will include treats made from scratch such as cakes, pies, cookies, Mrs. More...

Church News

A new perspective

Priest serves in Waynesboro while on sabbatical from South Africa

Father Christian Alimaji has lived where denomination divides families and church affiliation can mean death. From N i g e r i a to Ireland, he's served as a miss i o n a r y in the most hostile settings during his 19 years as a priest. More...

Church News

McBean Baptist McBean Baptist Church will hold its spring celebration noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 7. There will be an egg hunt, a scavenger hunt, puppet show and cake walk. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. The public is invited. More...

School News

Highschoolers get jumpstart on college

High school senior Lynette Clay knows she wants to be a nurse one day, and she's getting a jumpstart on her goal. More...

Second in state

The girls trio members of Edmund Burke Academy took second place honors at the Georgia State Literary Meet held in Valdosta last week, finishing just three points behind the winners. More...

4-H'ers awarded at state competitions

Several 4-H'ers from Burke County recently participated in the 2007 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in Perry. The Commercial Dairy Heifer Show was held Feb. 23-24 at the State Fairgrounds. More...