August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Last call at 2 a.m.?

City council mulls over new alcohol ordinance

Rules for alcohol sales could be changing in Waynesboro. The Public Safety Committee wants to amend three sections of the city's alcohol ordinance in order to boost revenue for restaurants and stores. More...

News

Local girl turns long hair into generous gift

The scissors snipped and Breanna Pitts winced. Her beautiful 10-inch ponytail, cut just above the rubber band, fell limp into Debbie Rodriguez's hand. The hair that once cascaded down 9-year-old Breanna's back past her waist was gone. More...

Plans underway for Sept. 15 Farm Fest

Farm Fest organizers are busy planning a day of good eating and family fun. The Sept. 15 event, which is sponsored by the Waynesboro Shrine Club, will feature a parade, amateur grilling contest and lots of old-fashioned fun. More...

Local named VP of State Clerks Association

After nearly two decades of working for the court system, her peers have decided that she's got the know-how to be one of their leaders. More...

Sports

Faith Christian Academy

Students to remain at Burkehaven

School officials, parents and staff of the newly developed Faith Christian Academy know one thing for sure - they've accomplished their goal of establishing a new private Christian school in Burke County. More...

Right on target

Instructor uses archery to encourage children

The kids race to the target while instructor Don Raley belts out a thunderous "Whoa!" "This is incredible," the excited Raley tells Dylan Stembridge, as he examines the arrows protruding from the target. More...

Slow pitch team to compete at state

The D-1 women's slow pitch team will travel to LaGrange to compete in the state tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4. The team is comprised of women hailing from Burke, Richmond, Jefferson, McDuffie and Lincoln counties. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Plant Tissue Sampling Can Help

Growing plants for a living or a hobby is often fun and challenging. Whether you grow cotton, squash, blueberry, pecan, or roses; you have probably experienced producing unh ealthy plants. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Grey Leaf Spot on St. Augustine grass

Compared to finer textured grasses like the Bermudas, St. Augustine has large flat stems and broad coarse leaves. It has an attractive blue-green color and forms a deep, fairly dense turf. It spreads by long aboveground runners or stolon. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Tips for Easier Back-to-School Transitions

Beginning kindergarten, going to a child care program, or going back to school usually means two things for children: unf amiliar situations and stricter schedules. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold annual revival services Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. William Patterson will be guest minister. The follow churches are in charge each night: Monday, Aug. More...

School News

BCHS releases honor roll for fourth nine weeks

The Burke County High School honor roll for the fourth nine weeks was unavailable at the time the school system released the honor roll for other Burke County schools. More...

The Bus Stops Here!

BCMS/BCHS Bus #03-04 Driver: Willie McCall Times Stops Bus #03-05 Driver: Sally Reeves Times Stops Bus #03-06 Driver: Susie Gray Times Stops Bus# 05-13 Driver: Herman Kelly Times Stops Bus #05-16 Driver: More...

Freshman Orientation

On Thursday, July 26, Burke County High School held its first summer freshman orientation. More...

Investigation continues in Hwy. 23 wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is still probing a July 15 wreck that left a teenager critically injured. More...

Augusta woman dies in Saturday wreck

An Augusta woman was killed on Highway 25 early Saturday morning. Sharlene Marie Hoover, 29, died just after 5:30 a.m. as she was attempting to exit the Waynesboro Bypass onto Highway 25 near Wal-Mart. More...

Editorial

Alcohol sales

It has always been a struggle for the Waynesboro City Council to deal with regulations governing the sale of alcohol. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mark you calendars for the Waynesboro Shrine Club Farm Fest 2007 set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Southern Bank Complex and Pavilion at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets in Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Deputies hunt for masked gunman

A convenience store owner was robbed at gunpoint inside her own garage. The 51-year-old victim was getting out of her car around 1:20 a.m. Saturday when a masked man pushed her onto the floorboard and held a gun to her head. More...

Former resident jailed for molesting toddler

A Savannah man is behind bars for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old in Waynesboro. Brandon Zanders, 23, was arrested at the Chatham County Jail last Tuesday on charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy. According to Sgt. More...

From the Blotter

Only a flesh wound A Waynesboro couple was jailed Saturday after shots were fired on West 13th Street. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Maggie Smith Heidt

Maggie Smith Heidt of Augusta departed this life on July 24, 2007 after a short illness. Funeral services were held Saturday July 28 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary DeMore officiating. More...

Mr. Charles Childers, Sr.

Charles Childers, Sr., 72, of Hephzibah entered into rest Monday, July 30, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with the Rev. More...

The Rev. Lawrence Atwell Lemons

The Rev. Lawrence Atwell Lemons, age 84, of Waynesboro, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Free school supplies The Sportsmen Social Club will be giving away free school supplies 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the vacant lot next to Regions Bank. Supplies will not be given to parents. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

July 26 - Conservation Tillage Workshop, East Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance - Southeast Research & Education Center, Midville. August 2 - Pecan Fruit Thinning Clinic - Nilo Plantation, Albany, 10:30 a.m. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Aug. 7 - Forestry Practice, Burke Co. Office Park Kitchen, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 - 4-H Legacy Ball - Atlanta. Sept. 1 - Deadline for Georgia 4-H Jingle Contest. More...

People

Birth

Mark Jacob DuMars

Mark and Hollie DuMars of Metairie, La., announce the birth of their son, Mark Jacob, born June 29, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20¾ inches long. More...

Miss Rowell, Mr. Diehl exchange vows

Miss Jennifer Whitney Rowell Ethan Payne of Athens served as best man. became the bride of Adam McKenzie Diehl 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. The Rev. Dr. G. Al Wright officiated at the ceremony. More...

People in the News

Bertha Lockhart Bertha W. Lockhart of Louisville received a Doctorate of Divinity on June 3, 2007 from Agape International Christian University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the mother of six children and the wife of the Rev. Dr. John A. More...