May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen center faces a federal cut

Waynesboro's first teen center has taken a kidney punch. It was set to open next month with the backing of a three-year, $248,691 federal abstinence grant. More...

News

Life's a beach Sand, surf come downtown Friday

By Elizabeth Billips Associate Editor

Hundreds of locals will put on their flip flops to celebrate summer with 40 tons of sand and four hours of fun. The annual 'Boro Beach Blast will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday in downtown Waynesboro. More...

Paintball attacks Waynesboro

A local mother has thought of a way for kids to have fun without getting into trouble, but there's a good chance they'll get shot by their buddies … with paint, that is. More...

Beach blasted!

JC Burnett doesn't know it yet, but his weight lifting buddies are collecting a lost bet in the most public way possible. More...

Sports

Bears boast strong arms, fast feet at state meet

Only four people ran faster at the state AAA track meet, but that still wasn't good enough for Cornelius Washington. He wanted to win. More...

White and Blue battle in spring scrimmage

The Burke County High School football team played its inter-squad scrimmage Friday night. The game pit the Blue against the White, with an effort by head football coach Eric Parker to evenly distribute the talent between the two teams. More...

Brigham signs with Gardner-Webb

Aliegha Brigham, center, has accepted a track and field scholarship with Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. More...

Fields & Yields

Plan Ahead for Water Needs of Livestock

Beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, and horse producers need to check water systems in pastures. It is imperative to have an adequate and clean water supply in order to maintain proper health and obtain maximum growth. More...

Leyland Cypress Dieback

About this time of the year, I always receive dozens of calls concerning Leyland Cypress trees. The most frequently asked question is why are the branches on my Leylands t u r n i n g brown and dying? More...

Choosing Good Books for Infants and Toddlers

Can very young children actually enjoy reading, or are infants and toddlers too young for books? Many adults mistakenly believe that books are only interesting for preschoolers and schoolage children, because they can understand stories. More...

School News

Relay For Life

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Graduates bid farewell to high school

BCHS seniors will receive diplomas this Sunday in J.D. Smith Auditorium

Burke County High School seniors will march in the school's 20th graduation ceremony set for Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. in the J.D. Smith Auditorium. Only those with tickets will be admitted into the auditorium. More...

39 seniors will receive diplomas from Edmund Burke Academy May 28

Thirty-nine seniors will receive diplomas at Edmund Burke Academy's 36th graduation ceremony, Monday, May 28, 8 p.m. at the Burke County Office Park. Speakers will be April McDaniel, class of 2007's valedictorian, and salutatorian, Ashley Memory. More...

Harley names lover as killer

Former Blakeney teacher details husband's murder

The wheels of justice began to turn this week in Jenkins County Superior Court for Ricardo Orlando Walker, who is accused of the April 25, 2006 murder of Jenkins County resident Steven Harley. More...

Superior Court grand jury indicts 19

The Superior Court grand jury indicted 19 defendants during its April term, including a Waynesboro man accused of raping his teenage niece. More...

Editorial

Teen center deserves support

Even after receiving news that federal funding won't be coming, the Burke Community Partnership is moving boldly ahead with plans to open a badly needed teen center. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 14, 1997 Three men, including the husband of a Jenkins County woman found dead on Highway 25 near the Burke-Jenkins county line, were arrested and charged with her death in an apparent murder for hire scheme. More...

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For The Record

Jefferson arsonists charged in Burke

Three Jefferson County inmates have been charged with setting a string of fires in Burke County. More...

Teen jailed for molesting child

A Dearing teenager was arrested last Monday for molesting a 10-year-old girl. Terry Dale Corey, 18, is charged with sodomy and child molestation. More...

From the Blotter

Hit, run and hide A drunk driver left a trail of car parts and engine oil for police to follow. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Jerry Don Dewbre

Jerry Don Dewbre of Sardis entered into rest on May 10, 2007, at his home after an extended illness. Services will be private. More...

Mrs. Vivian G. Trawick

Mrs. Vivian G. Trawick of Midville departed from this life to be with the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2007. Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Midville City Cemetery, with the Rev. Scott McKinney officiating. More...

Ms. Lorrene K. Baynham

Ms. Lorrene K. Baynham of Midville died Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Her funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 (today) at Bark Camp Baptist Church with the Rev. Chavous Boyd officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCV The Brigadier General John C. Carter Camp 207 Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet Monday, May 21 at Mobley's Cafeteria. John Cavanah will give a program on the life of Robert E. Lee. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Walker Grove Walker Grove Baptist Church in Keysville will celebrate its 101st anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20. Forest Hill Baptist Church and its pastor, the Rev. Sylvester Nabritt, will be in charge of the 2 p.m. service. More...

People

IN MEMORY OF MR. CLEVELAND STOKES, SR.

Sunrise - 1925 Sunset - 2006 Gone but not forgotten. Wife - Agnes Stokes Children and Grandchildren More...

TO OUR MOTHER ANNA RAMSEY

On May 15, 1979, twenty-eight years ago, you left our lives. We still miss and love you so much. From Your Children, Martha White, Sister, Kitty, Johnny, Frank and Prince More...

Miss McDaniel to marry Mr. Horne

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Tison III of Vidette announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Summer McDaniel, to Richard Brian Horne, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Horne of Cairo. The bride-elect is also the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. More...