December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Manufacturer heads to Waynesboro

Agreement signed to purchase Cummins building

Burke County could see as many as 100 new jobs by the end of next year. ASTA Inc., a subsidiary of the Malaysian-based Metrod Group, is looking to locate in Waynesboro. More...

2007 Empty Stocking Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: William Mizell Ford, $750 James W. More...

News

Scenes from Christmas on Liberty

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Getting in the spirit

Burke County Recreation Department director Rolene Rowell, left, decorates the Christmas tree in front of the Burke County Courthouse as Lorraine Chance hands her ornaments. More...

Waynesboro gets $300,000 more for greenway project

The City of Waynesboro will receive $300,000 more to help build a greenway and welcome center. More...

Sports

ON THE HUNT

Bears maul first opponents of the season

If the opening weekend of the season was any indication, the Bears are knocking on the door to something big. More...

Photo

Burke County's junior varsity teams tipped off the season last weekend as well. The JV boys beat Jenkins County 67-20 and lost to Jefferson County 60-45. More...

Lady Bears shoot down Jenkins, Jefferson to start season

The Lady Bears started the season off right last weekend. The Burke County High School girls basketball team (2- 0) bagged two wins, beating Jenkins County High School Friday 51-33 and Jefferson County High School Saturday 53-45. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Background of minerals for cattle

Beef cattle require a number of minerals for optimal growth and reproduction. Selecting the correct mineral supplement is important for maintaining healthy animals, and optimal growth and reproduction. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips on the selection, care of Christmas trees

Since the beginning of time, trees of all kinds have symbolized life. Evergreen came to symbolize immortality, because they did not die when winter came. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Lighten up this holiday season

Do you believe that gaining weight around the holiday is inevitable? That it is not a question of "Will I gain weight?" but of "How much weight will I gain?" Think again! There are many simple ways to lighten up your holiday meals! More...

People

Miss Malarkey to wed Mr. Cobb

Carla Cobb announces the engagement of her son, Bobby Eugene Cobb of Waynesboro, to Sheila Marie Malarkey. The groomelect is also the son of the late William "Wesley" Cobb III. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Couple celebrates five years of marriage

Congratulations! Mr. and Mrs. Hanton celebrated five wonderful years on Nov. 23. More...

Legislators straddle fence on tax plan

Answers disappoint many in Burke

Local elected officials looking for hard-nosed opposition to controversial property tax reform didn't find it in their state legislators last week. More...

Grandmother sentenced for stabbing death

A Midville grandmother will serve time in prison for stabbing a woman to death at a party earlier this year. Helen Smith Bunyon, 53, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter before Judge J. More...

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint Friday

Two businesses burglarized

Taylor's Barbecue employees were held at gunpoint Friday night. Waynesboro police arrived at the 13th Street restaurant around 10:20 p.m. to find an empty cash register drawer on the porch and four shaken employees inside. More...

Editorial

Alarming news!

Even though every statewide organization representing local government has come out in opposition, our representatives in the state legislature are either supporting, leaning in favor of, or are "openminded" about House Speaker Glenn Richardson's s More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Last Friday and Saturday was a whirlwind weekend kicking off the Christmas season. I was exhausted from attending only two of the functions - Christmas on Liberty and the Town and Country Woman's Club Tour of Homes, "A Christmas to Remember. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro businessman sent to prison for fraudulent dealings

A Waynesboro businessman was sent to prison last week for bad business dealings that cost a woman more than $3,200 of her retirement money. Ken Inboden, 46, pleaded guilty to theft by conversion in Burke County Superior Court last Wednesday. More...

More counterfeit checks surface

Counterfeit checks are continuing to make their way to Burke County. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, a local woman received seven American Express travelers checks, each one for $500. More...

Absconded Florida sex offender found in Keysville

U.S. Marshals tracked down a missing Florida sex offender who'd been living in Keysville since August. Terry Lee Robinson, 35, was arrested Thursday after agents found him inside a trailer on Farmers Bridge Road. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Angieline Harden dies Dec. 2 at age 105

The funeral service for Mrs. Angieline Harden, 105 years, who entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel with the elder Roger Jones officiating. More...

Ms. Gail Hillis Wilson

Ms. Gail Hillis Wilson, 68, of Martinez entered into rest Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son - Funeral Directors with the Rev. More...

Ms. Rynell Frank

Funeral services for Mrs. Rynell Frank who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in Louisville, Ga., are incomplete at this time. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home 706-554-5500. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Christmas wreaths The FFA Club at Burke County High School will hold a class to teach adults how to make Christmas wreaths 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Ag room at BCHS. The cost of the class is $20. Refreshments will be served. More...

Church News

Church News

Watkinsville Watkinsville Baptist Church will hold its Christmas Extravaganza 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Total Force, a praise team from Sylvania, and the Fairview Missionary Choir of Augusta, will perform. More...

Church Service Directory

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

A'maze'ing

Kindergarten and first-grade students at Edmund Burke Academy recently visited Cypress Hollow Farm in Jefferson County. More...

The books came to life!

Burke Community Partnership (BCP) staff brought books to life during their first book distribution held recently. More...

Honor roll announced at Faith Christian

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the second six weeks. Students named to the A honor roll include: First grade - Jackson Corbitt, Rhett Lever, Madison Mills, Cole Nasworthy, More...