January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

2007 Empty Stocking Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Roberts, $100 In memory of Vera Umpleby, $100 Week total: $200 Money to date: $22,085.60 Send donations to: Waynesboro Jaycees' Empty Stocking Fund P.O. More...

News

Bird dogs sniff out trail to Burke

Burke County's bird dog population will increase exponentially this week as the annual field trials begin at Di- Lane Plantation. The Georgia Field Trial Association will begin running the Georgia Derby Championship today (Jan. More...

Walk and Talk

Waynesboro's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) recently hosted a Walk-and-Talk tour of downtown Waynesboro with preservationists Paul Simo and Marla Bexley-Brown of Mactec Engineering and Consulting. More...

Coffee Before Hours

Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company was host for the final Coffee Before Hours of the year recently. Community leaders and business owners got together at the bank for breakfast and fellowship just before the Christmas holidays. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Eleanor B. Johnson

Mrs. Eleanor B. Johnson of Waynesboro, wife of Mr. Charlie E. Johnson Jr., entered into rest Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 at the University Hospital. Memorial services were held Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. More...

Chester R. Nash, Sr.

Chester R. Nash, Sr., 75, of Hephzibah entered into rest Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at the VA Downtown Division, Augusta. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah. More...

Bruce Lee Anderson Jr.

Bruce Lee Anderson Jr., age 67, of Wadley, Ga., died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel. Interment was in the Midville City Cemetery in Midville, Ga. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Bring one for the chipper Drop your live/dead Christmas trees off at your convenience at the Georgia Power Headquarters Office on Woodland Road in Waynesboro to be recycled. More...

Church News

Church News

San Clair Missionary The San Clair Missionary Baptist Church deacons will present "Working Within the Twelve Tribes," 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The Rev. Dr. David Kemp Sr. and Brinson Hill and Rock Creek Baptist churches will be special guests. More...

O' Little Town of Bethlehem

After sharing Christmas lunch with their children, parents of Christy Palmer's first grade class at Waynesboro Primary School were treated to a Christmas play. More...

Church Service Directory

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...

On His Own Two Feet

Local boy receives help from Shriners Hospital

A chance meeting at a fish fry produced a miracle for Jennifer Wilson and her 5-year-old son, Landon Moats. More...

Infant's death to be re-examined

Infant Kenyoun Tyrekee Mack has been dead now for more than four years, and the case involving his death is still pending. More...

Editorial

A candid assessment

Looking back over the last four years, I want to thank the citizens of Waynesboro for allowing me the opportunity to serve them as their mayor. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Many of you are acquainted with Dr. Michael Guido of Metter. He will turn 93 in January and will be the guest speaker at Bible Fellowship Church in Augusta on Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. The Byrd Family will be sharing in the music ministry. More...

For The Record

Teen shot, then arrested

A Sardis teenager who was accidentally shot by his father on Christmas day has been arrested for aggravated assault. Daniel Nelson, 16, was transported to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) around 2 p.m. More...

Teenage gunman still sought

Police are still looking for the Waynesboro teenager who shot his mother's boyfriend. Donald Cooper, 17, has been on the run since Dec. 21 - the day he allegedly leveled a pistol at 51-year-old Sammie Habersham and pulled the trigger. More...

Pedestrian hit on Highway 305

A Hephzibah woman wrecked on Highway 305 after trying, unsuccessfully, to avoid a pedestrian who stepped in front of her. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Pneumonia in Beef Cattle

Changes in temperatures and moisture levels over the past 2 weeks have increased the risk for pneumonia in cattle across Burke County. The term pneumonia means inflammation of the lungs. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

January 3, 2008 - Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed Control - 12:00 Noon - Emanuel County Extension Office - RSVP by calling (706) 554-2119. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

New Year's Holiday - January 1, 2008 - 4-H Office Closed - Reopen on January 2, 2008 January 17, 2008 - Cloverleaf DPA Signup at 4-H Office - 8:00 a.m. More...

People

Couple celebrates wedding anniversary

Thomas and Gloria Bates celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. More...

School News

DARE Graduations

BES Essay Winners Among the winners of the DARE essay contest at Blakeney Elementary School were, left to right, first row: Brenda Bell, Caleb Mallard, Treyben Roberson, Oshjiah Cancer, Jessica Taylor and Corporal Cindy Crocker; second row: Sgt More...

S.G.A. DARE

S.G.A. Elementary School students who graduated from the DARE program under the direction of Lt. More...

Spelling bee winners

Moiesha McGeem, right, spelled her way to a first place finish in the Blakeney Elementary School Spelling Bee. Pictured at left is Janell Williams who finished second. More...