November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day ceremony moves to Legion Post 120

Citizens hoping to honor veterans next Monday at Burke County's annual ceremony should head to Legion Post 120 instead of the Burke County Court House. More...

News

Pipeline explosion will affect Burke County consumers

The effects of a Mississippi gas line explosion will be felt in Burke County this winter. Last Thursday, two people were killed and five were injured when the Dixie Pipeline ruptured in Clarke County. More...

Liberty Art returns Nov. 17, 18

The fifth annual Liberty Art Show promises to be one of the best yet, offering everything from hand-painted china to wood and metal works, jewelry and stunning photographs and artwork. The event will begin with a reception Saturday, Nov. More...

City council opposes GREAT plan

Waynesboro City Council doesn't think there's anything great about the GREAT Plan. More...

Sports

Local children participate in tournament

The USTA Comcast Professional Women's Challenger was held at The Club at Raes Creek in Augusta recently, and three local children helped at the event by serving as ball kids. They are, from left, Sammie Jo Evans, Sydney Quick and Colby Gandy. More...

Hole-in-one

Jim Jones, left, hit a hole-inone on Sept. 21, at the Waynesboro Country Club on hole 16. The shot was witnessed by Joe Kosydar, right. More...

WITHIN REACH

Bears to play for region title in Bear Den

When the Burke County school board named Eric Parker as their new head coach, they also spelled out their expectations. One of them was greater success on the gridiron and preferably a region championship if he could arrange it. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Dorothy Irene Browne

Mrs. Dorothy Irene Browne, age 80, of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest at Trinity Hospital, Augusta, Ga., on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 10, at p.m. More...

Mrs. Sarah Carpenter Larkin

Sarah Carpenter Larkin, 57, of Waynesboro entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at University Hospital. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Thomas Grove Baptist Church in Waynesboro with the Rev. Willie B. More...

Sheila Wade Steverson

Sheila Wade Steverson, 39, of Brunswick, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at West View Cemetery in Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First United Methodist Church social hall. Participants will share breakfast with Santa and will also have their pictures made with him. More...

People

Miss Baker, Mr. Brown exchange vows

Shannon Yvette Baker and Christopher Gregory Brown exchanged wedding vows 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, on the front lawn of The Old Government House in Augusta. The Rev. Robert Stokes Sr., uncle of the bride, officiated at the ceremony. More...

Miss Veldboom to wed Mr. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Don Veldboom of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Kim, to Jason Edward Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Town and Country meets

The Town and Country Woman's Club recently received bags filled with information concerning breast cancer and the importance of getting a mammogram. They wore pink, above, to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Waynesboro man pleads guilty as murder trial begins

A Waynesboro man who was set to stand trial this week for murder pleaded guilty to lesser charges after his jury was selected. More...

MRSA scare unfounded

Physicians say bacteria has been present for years

While many people are racing to doctors' offices to be tested for Staph infections, members of the local medical community say that most have nothing to fear. More...

Teen indicted for murder

The Superior Court Grand Jury found enough evidence to indict 27 of the 28 defendants they heard cases on - including a Waynesboro teen accused of killing his mother's boyfriend. More...

Editorial

Veterans Day

As we observe another Veterans' Day, our country is still embroiled in a controversial conflict that is taking the lives of young American men and women every day. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Sarah Pate of Sardis is among the 16 finalists in the 4 to 8-year old category of the $10,000 Scholarship Bond Giveaway sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle. Sarah is the daughter of Rusty and Jessica Pate. More...

For The Record

Fugitive found under bed

Wife charged too

A three-year hunt for fugitive William Henry Gay Jr. ended under his teenage son's bed. "I kneeled under the bed and saw what looked like a ball of clothes," Capt. More...

Deputies seize cash, coke, pot

Two suspected drug dealers are in jail following an early morning visit from Burke County deputies. Around 6 a.m. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Burke County Sheriff's Office: Tuesday, Oct. 30 • Jerry Norman Winn, 45, of 6701 Dickens Ferry Road, Mobile, Ala., was arrested for four counts of financial identity fraud. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Grain Bin Insect Management

It seems like everywhere we turn some type of insect wants to cause us harm. Well, as far as insects are concerned, only a small percentage of insects are harmful pests. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Nov. 15 - Master Gardener Thanksgiving/Christmas Meeting - 6 p.m. - Burke County Office Park kitchen Nov. 26 - Beekeeper's Meeting - Burke County Office Park Kitchen - 7 p.m. Nov. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Nov. 12 - Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree Practice - 3:30 p.m. - Burke County Office Park Conference Room Nov. 13 - Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree Competition - Augusta Nov. 22-23 - Thanksgiving Holidays - 4-H Office closed Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

McCullough Covenant McCullough Covenant Baptist Church will hold an appreciation service in honor of George Lloyd 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The theme is "Come on in the Room!" Elease Herrington will serve as worship leader. More...

School News

EBA releases honor roll

A+ Honor Roll Seventh grade: Aaron Boland, Whitney Dixon, Beth Jenkins, Wyatt Meadows, Seth Paulk and Clay Wilson Eighth grade: Dawson Atkinson, Logan Christian, Jennifer McDaniel, Roy Mead, More...

HOSA week

Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone signed a proclamation Monday designating Nov. 5-9 as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) week. More...

Students attend Agricultural Exposition

The Burke County High School FFA recently attended the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie. Forty-two FFA members traveled to look at new farm equipment and advances in agricultural technology. More...