September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Coursey says he'll run again

Sheriff Greg Coursey says he'll give it one more go. The 60-year-old sheriff says he's changed his mind about retirement after "a lot of prayer and a lot of encouragement." "So many people have been asking me to stay," he said. More...

News

In Waynesboro

Alcohol ordinance passes first reading

Come November, restaurants and retailers will probably sell alcohol until 1 a.m. Waynesboro's proposed alcoholic beverage ordinance mustered a 3-2 approval from city council Monday - and will become city law if it passes again Nov. 5. More...

Local eateries to face stricter requirements

Local restaurant owners are busy readying their establishments for a stricter health code that will be enforced later this year. More...

New parking ordinance takes toll on truckers

A Waynesboro woman wants city council to rethink their parking ordinance before police start writing tickets. Last month, city council passed the ordinance intended to get parked trucks off city right-ofways and into privately maintained lots. More...

Sports

Sharpening Their Claws

Bears maul Bulldogs in Parker's first win as BCHS head coach

That was some cold water, but Coach Eric Parker didn't seem to mind the surprise shower in the least. More...

Bears chase down top finishes

The Burke County High School cross country teams ran their way to the front of the pack last week at two events. At a meet in Swainsboro last Tuesday, the boys team finished first ahead of Swainsboro, Jenkins County and Jefferson County. More...

Diamond loses some sparkle

Morgan Bell shows her frustration at Burke County High School's softball game against South Effingham High School last Thursday. The Lady Bears moved to 0-2 in region play after their first two region contests last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Attention soybean producers

Back in mid-August I reported on the status of the soybean crop in Burke County. Rainfall since has left the crop with a decent yield potential. Most of the soybeans were planted in late-May to mid-June. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Drought-stressed trees are cause for concern

One of the unfortunate adages of human nature is "out of sight, out of mind." This is particularly true when it comes to landscaping and gardening. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Trimming family expenses

We all feel helpless sometimes when we try to cut expenses. Seems no matter how hard we try to cut expenses, our "inner impulse" to spend money just cannot be controlled. There is, however, a quick and effective solution to this problem. More...

People

Miss Purser to wed Mr. Waldon Oct. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Purser Sr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Kathryn, to Thomas Wayne Waldon, son of Barbara Dunn of Hazlehurst and the late Thomas Dewey Waldon. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Mitchell, Kennedy to marry Oct. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Shealey and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mitchell of Fitzgerald announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy L. Mitchell, to Patrick C. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Kennedy Sr. of Sardis. The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. More...

Birth

Griffin Parker Morris Griffin Parker Morris, son of Richard and Amy Morris, was born 5:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT RUNNING

Youngsters at the annual Farm Fest sponsored by the Waynesboro Shrine Club enjoyed a number of country pastimes, such as the Cooperative Extension Service's Lil' Pig Scramble pictured above and the Ladies Auxiliary Pie Eating Contest, at right. More...

In Sardis

Church members rescue mother from house fire

Church members on a prayer walk rescued a mother inside her burning trailer Saturday afternoon. Jennifer Jester, 31, of Dorris Lane in Sardis, was cooking in her mobile home when grease caught fire in a pan on her stove. More...

Rehab facility for boys opens in Burke

Teenage boys heading down the wrong path will soon have a place to go that's 100 percent dedicated to helping them. Katherine Lewis appeared at the Burke County Board of Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Dependency Ratios

There is a term in the study of demographics called "dependency ratios". It refers to the number of dependent residents in a community compared to the number of working age persons. More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 17, 1997 Burke County Commissioners were considering an ordinance which would stop or delay construction of a 10,000 head hog farm in the county. More...

For The Record

Teen robbers apprehended

Four teenage robbers were jailed after police caught them in their getaway car. More...

Copper thief caught red-handed

When the smoke cleared, Waynesboro police arrested a copper thief next to his smoldering evidence. Last Wednesday, an officer patrolling West Sixth Street noticed a heavy cloud of black smoke behind the basketball courts. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Sunday, Sept. 9 • Amedeo Acahua Tecpile, 24, of 300 Applecross Drive, Apt. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Jerry Albert Hooks

Jerry Albert Hooks, 67, of Waynesboro died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Elam Cemetery. Mr. Hooks was born in Jenkins County. He was a retired electrician, a Mason and a Baptist. More...

Mrs. Joy Sizemore

Joy Sizemore, 79, beloved wife of the late Claud Sizemore, of Hephzibah entered into rest early Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2007, at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Mr. Lorne L. White

Funeral services for Mr. Lorne L. White of Waynesboro who died Wednesday, Sept 12, 2007. will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Robertson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Frankie White officiating. Interment will be in the Pines Cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCV The Brigadier General John C. Carter Camp 207 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mobley's Restaurant Monday, Sept. 24. The program will be presented by Phillip Weaver. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Faith Evangelistic Faith Evangelistic Bible Church in Keysville will hold revival services Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 20- 22, at 7 nightly, and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Doug Todd will speak Thursday and Saturday, and the Rev. R. More...