October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A Prolific Problem - Part II: The Causes

(Editor's note: The Causes is the second story in a threepart series entitled A Prolific Problem in which staff writer Anne Marie Kyzer examines the growing rate of births to teenagers and unmarried mothers in Burke County. More...

News

City hires building inspector

Come Oct. 22, the City of Waynesboro will finally have a building inspector. Lavern Martin, a 36-year-old builder, recently accepted the po- sition left vacant nearly five months ago when current Fire Chief Ronnie Baxley resigned. More...

Kennedy to speak at Riverkeeper benefit

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be in neighboring Jefferson County to help protect Georgia waterways. On Oct. More...

No elections needed for Midville council

Midville voters won't be heading to the booth to select members of city council. The election originally scheduled for Nov. 6 has been cancelled since there is no opposi- tion for candidates running for council and mayor seats. More...

Sports

Burke County knocks off undefeated Glenn Hills

It was defensive coordinator Eric Luke's turn this time. After Burke County High School's 11-6 upset of previously unbeaten Glenn Hills High School, Coach Luke got the ice shower after the game. More...

2007 BCHS Homecoming Queen

Jeanette Lovett beamed as she was crowned the 2007 Burke County High School Homecoming Queen during halftime at Friday night's game against Glenn Hills. Jeanette is the daughter of Joseph and Jeanelle Lovett. More...

Big bats earn Lady Bears pair of wins

The Burke County High School softball team had two victories to celebrate following a doubleheader against St. Vincent's Academy Saturday. The Lady Bears ran laps around the bases, posting high scores in both games. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Elaine Hunter

Elaine Hunter of Ypsilanti, Mich., 61, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Antioch Baptist Church, 6538 Rawsonville Road, Belleville, Mich. More...

Mrs. Renee B. Cliffe

Mrs. Renee B. Cliffe of Augusta, 50, entered into rest Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at her home. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with the Rev. Roger Stone officiating. More...

Mr. Shellie W. Dixon

Mr. Shellie Willard Dixon, 77, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at Trinity Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline DeVan Sheppard Dixon. Funeral service at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Happenings

Prayer rally A community prayer rally will be held 4 p.m.-until, Saturday, Oct. 13, at Waynesboro City Park. The event is sponsored by Children of Christ. Diabetic teaching A free service of diabetic teaching will be held 6-8 p.m. More...

People

Miss Hencley to marry Mr. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hencley in Americus where she earned a Bachelor of Science of Byron announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Paige, to Patrick Lee Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas of Waynesboro. More...

Womack, Stewart to marry April 5

Ellen Womack and Danny Wilkerson of Twin City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Womack, to Christopher R. Stewart, son of Mickey and Cheryl Sears of Savannah and Mickey and Sandra Stewart of Waynesboro. More...

Noah David Dixon

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dixon of Holly Hill, S.C., announce the birth of their son, Noah David, born Aug. 2, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20¼ inches long. More...

Farmers Bridge Road house destroyed by fire

Family missing

Firefighters can't locate a Burke County family who lost their home in a Friday morning blaze. "Their camper's gone, so the assumption is that they've gone on vacation," EMA Chief Rusty Sanders said. More...

Waking Up Waynesboro

Two years into their renewed effort to get rid of unfit housing, city officials are making headway

The little white house could hardly be seen through the waist-high grass and creepers. Underneath, it was bad. Really bad. The roof was shedding its shingles like a second skin, and vines were crawling up through the floor planks. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Tax Reform: It's a Matter of Trust

Guest Editorial

In all the talk about the tax plan being pushed by Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, there is one underlying theme: Local elected officials aren't important and can't be trusted to manage. More...

RFD

I had the pleasure of attending the 14th annual Women in Business conference last Thursday night at the Burke County Office Park. It was a lovely evening ... dinner, fashion show and speaker. More...

For The Record

Deputies on hunt for missing child molester

Deputies are looking for a convicted child molester who moved without notifying them. According to Sgt. Annette Hodge of the Burke County Sheriff 's Office, an arrest warrant has been issued for 41-year-old Charles Kight Jr. More...

Deputy reunites LoveDog with owner

There's a happy ending for LoveDog, thanks to a Burke County deputy. After two days of roaming alone and hungry, he was coaxed into the arms of Deputy Louise Graydon and reunited with his owner, Angie Parker of Decatur. More...

From the Blotter

Jeepers, peepers A Perkins man called deputies after he watched another man dump thousands of quail eggs in a Burke County dumpster. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Peanut hay - What should we do?

Every year as the peanut harvest begins, folks start asking questions about whether they should bale peanut vines. Many farmers which produce beef cattle and peanuts have been feeding peanut hay for many years. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Oct. 2-4 - Ag Awareness Program for Burke Co. Fourth Graders - Southeast Research & Education Center - Midville. Oct. 25 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke County Office Park. Oct. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Oct. 5 - Deadline for Entries in Holiday Card Contest. Oct. 8 - Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree Practice - 3:30 p.m. - Burke County Office Park Conference Room. Oct. 14 - 4-H Mini-Booths set up at Burke Co. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Clair St. Clair Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Friends and Family Day 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The Rev. Karlton Howard of Noah's Ark Baptist Church will be guest speaker. Selections will be presented by The Sons of Faith. More...

School News

Education in motion

Waynesboro Primary School preschoolers learned all about getting around during the school's "Transportation on Parade" last Friday. More...

Educators chosen for grants

Six Burke County educators were chosen for the Education First Fund from First National Bank for this fall. More...