January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

In with the new

A new mayor and new councilman were welcomed inside Waynesboro's chambers Monday night. Former Mayor Jesse Stone passed the gavel to newly elected George DeLoach who, in turn, More...

Frazier, Hasan to fight for state seat

The race is on. Tuesday morning, Gloria Frazier stood at the Burke County Court House steps and announced she'll run again for her District 123 seat on the Georgia House of Representatives. More...

Community helps Jaycees raise more than $20,000

Paired with donations from the Burke County community, the Waynesboro Jaycees fundraising and tree sales helped provide a better Christmas for 235 of families in our area. More...

Sports

Bears tame Wolfpack

The Bears capped off the weekend with a win Saturday night over Greenbrier High School. The Burke County High School boys team (8-4, 0-2) won 47-36 on the Wolfpack's home court. More...

Bears take second in tournament

Burke County finished as runner ups in the Sweet South Classic Tournament in Madison just after Christmas. More...

Lady Bears take two losses over the weekend

Unfortunately for freshman Antornia Walker, her best game of the year didn't equal a win for the Lady Bears Saturday night. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Managing Pigweed in 2008

Managing pigweed (Palmer Amaranth) just got a little more serious in Burke County. Back on June 20 of this year I reported on an issue that farmers were having a difficult time killing pigweed with glyphosate in several fields in our county. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Care at Planting Yields Healthy Fruit Trees

The excitement of planting fruit trees is often dampened when the trees grow poorly or die during the first year. This can be called postplant tree shock. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Beware of Carbon Monoxide

As cold winter days and nights set in, people search for alternative heat sources. While portable gene rators, kerosene space heaters and fireplaces provide heat, they should be used carefully to avoid exposing your family to carbon monoxide. More...

People

FNB donation

First National Bank employees donated an abundance of supplies from the Wimberly House Wish List as the bank's gift to them at Christmas. More...

A little jingle…

The Waynesboro Exchange Club worked to make the holidays brighter by bringing cheer to many local families. Members raised $380 for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell in front of the Waynesboro Wal-Mart. More...

Rotary Club donates coloring books

On Dec. 18, Billy Joe Johnson, president of the Waynesboro Rotary Club, donated coloring books to all the third grade students in the county. More...

ICE TO NICE

It didn't take long for the ice to melt after last week's freeze. Temperatures soared from the teens last Thursday to the mid 70s this week. More...

The Last Hunt

M r. Lindsey Paul Jones has a story on his mind. He hasn't been feeling himself and wants his words committed to paper before they die with him. "I might not be around much longer," he says, pointing to my pad and pencil. More...

Editorial

Lindsey Jones

When he spoke to groups of young people, Lindsey Jones liked to quote from Longfellow: Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time There is no doubt that Mr More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 7, 1998 Burke County recorded 57.3 inches of rainfall in 1997, making it the third wettest year since 1982 when rainfall amounts were first recorded. Nell Mobley retired after 35 years at First Family Financial. More...

RFD

The Rev. More...

For The Record

Three-vehicle crash blamed on drunk driver

A drunk driver caused a threecar pileup on New Year's Eve which injured her and another drunk driver. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just after 8 p.m. More...

Robberies continue to plague Burke

Guns were the choice of weapon in two armed robberies that occurred within one week of each other. On Sunday, Jan. 6, authorities responded to a convenience store robbery in Keysville. More...

Arsonists get 8 years, nearly $20,000 fine

Two men charged with arson in Burke County will spend the next eight years in jail and are responsible for paying nearly $20,000 in restitution. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Lindsey P. Jones, 99, dies in Waynesboro

Mr. Lindsey P. Jones, age 99, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at the Burke Medical Center. More...

Mr. Moses L. Bradshaw

The homegoing celebration for Mr. Moses L. Bradshaw, who entered eternal rest on Dec. 29, 2007, was 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Echols Miller officiating. More...

Ms. Alice Mae Johnson

The funeral service for Ms. Alice Mae Johnson, who entered eternal rest on Dec. 28, 2007, was 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at El Bethel Apostolic Church with Ministers Robert Lynch and Lerone Lewis offi- ciating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NSDAR The Edmund Burke Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at The Meeting Place. Elaine McConnell of Lilburn will give a program on Millhaven Plantation. More...

Church News

Church News

San Clair The deacons of San Clair Missionary Baptist Church will present "Working Within the Twelve Tribes," 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The Rev. Kenneth Davis will be guest speaker. The public is invited. The Rev. Derwin Jackson Sr. is pastor. More...

Westminster groundbreaking

The congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, Dec. 30, where they braved the rain in order to praise God for allowing them to build an addition to their church. 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. More...

School News

Schools prepare parents for online student tracking system

Parents of Burke County school students will soon be able to track their children's progress on a daily basis, and school officials want to make sure they are ready to use the new tool. More...

Ganging up

Christopher Garris, an Augusta-Richmond County Gang Taskforce and former gang member, recently spoke to local youth and parents at Communities in School's teen center, Teen Scene. More...

WPS Character Students for December

Waynesboro Primary School Character Students for the month of December were, from left, LaLonna Jackson, first grade; Sha'Torria Jones, kindergarten; Daniel Payton, pre-k; and Moeisha Walker, second grade. More...