January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Impaired driver indicted for deaths

A grand jury has indicted an impaired driver for causing a deadly accident on Highway 80 and then leaving three victims behind in the wreckage. More...

News

Growing Green

Farmers conserve natural resources through incentive program

They take an interest in the environment for good reason ... their livelihoods depend on it. But an increasingly popular government program is giving farmers even more incentive to think green. More...

Advance voting begins next week

While absentee ballots for the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary election are available now, next week will be the only week voters may cast an early ballot without explanation. Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. More...

The Honorable is honored

Judge William M. Fleming, longtime Superior Court Chief Judge for the Augusta Judicial Circuit, was honored at a ceremony at the Burke County Court House last Thursday. More...

For The Record

Medics find suspected drugs in patient's sock

An injured driver will probably face drug charges after the emergency medical staff at the Medical College of Georgia found a cocaine-like substance in her sock. More...

From the Blotter

Watch and learn A Waynesboro man was charged with shoplifting after a store employee saw him hide his loot in a nearby storage shed. More...

Florida murder suspect captured in Waynesboro

A Florida murder suspect was captured inside a Waynesboro residence last Thursday. According to Waynesboro Police Chief Karl E. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Bobby Smiley

Bobby Smiley, 62, of Waynesboro entered into rest, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at his daughters home in Stanfield, N.C. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Botsford Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Dixon and the Rev. More...

Mrs. Betty Ann Prickett Boyd

Mrs. Betty Ann Prickett Boyd, 73, of Hephzibah beloved wife of Mr. Marion E. Boyd Jr. went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of the late Nettie Anderson and Ned E. Prickett. More...

In Memoriam

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVING DAUGHTER ESSIE God gave you to me on January 21, 1971, 37 years ago, yet so young, sweet and beautiful. God came and took you home June 12, 2007. We will always remember and love you. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blakeney Discovery program Blakeney Elementary School is now accepting referrals for the gifted program, Discovery. Referrals for students in third, fourth and fifth grade will be accepted through Feb. 29, and testing will begin in March. More...

People

Wedding

DuMars, Marvin unite in marriage

Miss Olivia Jean DuMars became the bride of James Frederick Marvin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. The Rev. More...

Engagement

Mooney, Bailey to wed April 26

Chuck and Barbara Mooney of Midville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ruth of Van, Texas, to Clint David Bailey, son of Clark and Rita Holtsberry of Waynesboro. He is also the son of the late Marion Edwin Bailey of Vidette. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/08

One killed in Drone Road rollover

A Waynesboro man died Monday after striking an embankment on Drone Road. Kendrick Cordell Walker, 33, wrecked around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia where he was pronounced dead just after midnight. More...

Remembering the Man, Continuing his Cause

Civil rights martyr the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered Monday with a commemorative march through Waynesboro and a gathering at the city park. Community members braved the bitter cold to hear from the Rev. Dr. More...

Broxton honored

The heavy rains and cold air didn't keep the crowd away on Saturday when the Burke County Recreation Department complex was renamed for Jonathan Broxton. More...

Editorial

An Excellent Choice

It was evident early on that District Attorney Danny Craig was the frontrunner to be appointed Judge of Superior Court, replacing the retiring Judge Neal Dickert. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

I was glad to hear the Uptown Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center was named the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Charlie was a great man and a great congressman. More...

Sports

Bears trample JCHS, slip by Benedictine

The Bears defeated Jenkins County High School in a blow out last Tuesday but the following weekend didn't prove so easy. The Burke County High School boys team (12-5, 3-3) beat the Eagles in Jenkins County 82-42. More...

BCHS wrestlers take down Cross Creek

Burke County High School wrestler Jonathan Davis holds down a Screven County Gamecock in a match that he won in short order last week. More...

Lady Bears edge past JCHS

The Lady Bears came from behind to claim a 66-64 win over Jenkins County High School last week but went on to suffer a disappointing weekend. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Planting Fruit Trees

It's been said before, but it still needs emphasizing. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

January is National Radon Action Month

Can you guess the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? If you guessed smoking, you are correct! Do you know the second leading cause? Radon gas probably wasn't your first guess. More...

Recipes From Louise

Cakes make birthdays, dinner parties and any celebration special - yet all of these cakes are also appropriate for weeknight treats. More...

Church News

Church News

Noah's Ark Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church will hold Family and Friends Day 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The Rev. Elliott Bing and members of Phillip Grove Baptist Church will be guests. 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...

School News

BCMS students explore Africa

June Powell's seventh-grade social studies students at Burke County Middle School began an interactive study of Africa by imagining they would open a Cultural Arts Center in Waynesboro/Burke County. More...

People in the News

Heather Poindexter Heather Erin Poindexter of McBean recently completed her MBA in public administration from Columbia Southern University. She is a 2001 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy and a 2005 graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon. More...

Blanchard chosen to represent EBA at HOBY

Wilson Blanchard, a sophomore at Edmund Burke Academy, has been selected to represent his class at the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Conference to be held in the summer of 2008. More...