February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sex offender arrested for triple murder

A Burke County sex offender has been arrested for murdering three people, including a pregnant teenager believed to be carrying his child. More...

Mr. Golf Carts earns Small Business of the Year award

Once upon a time, a local auto parts dealer offered up a handful of used golf carts for sale outside his store in Waynesboro. Two decades later, his family's company is the largest used golf cart dealer in the world. More...

News

On the Road Again

Highway 25 widening to be complete by 2009

There's an end in sight for the Highway 25 widening project in Burke County ... but it's still more than a year away. More...

Tax sale grosses $46,000

The City of Waynesboro made up for lost revenue last Tuesday. Fourteen properties went to the auction block for delinquent taxes, bringing in $46,015. More...

Council makes appointments

In Waynesboro

Waynesboro's vice-mayor and former vice-mayor have been appointed to serve on municipal boards. Last Monday, city council unanimously chose vice-mayor James "Chick" Jones to serve on the Land Bank Authority Board. More...

Sports

Movin' On Up

Bears advance in region playoffs

The Bears didn't let the season end Monday night. The Burke County High School boys team (14-8) knocked off Harlem High School 66-38 in the first round of the Region 3-AAA playoffs. More...

Lady Bears end season with victory

The Lady Bears ended the regular season on a high note. The Burke County High School girls (13-9) defeated Evans High School last week 44-36. The girls snatched up an early lead but were actually behind by 4 at the half. More...

LADY BEARS PLAYOFF ACTION

The Lady Bears took on the girls from Washington County High School last night (Tuesday) in the first round of the Region 3-AAA playoffs. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Persimmons: A Tasty Treat for Wildlife

With beautiful fruit and attractive foliage, a persimmon tree provides a tasty treat for birds and other wildlife. From chickadees, sparrows and robins to possum and deer, virtually all types of wildlife enjoy persimmons. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NAACP The Burke County branch of the NAACP will meet 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mt. Olive AME Church, 527 West Seventh St., Waynesboro. Following the meeting will be a Health Fair on Cardio Vascular Health. More...

Church News

Church News

Fellowship Fellowship Baptist Church will hold its third deacon and deaconess appreciation program Sunday, Feb. 17. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by the program at 11. Sylvester Howard will be guest speaker. The Rev. More...

Little Sweethearts

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we asked some of Burke County's tiniest heartbreakers to tell us about L-O-V-E. Here's what they had to say about marriage, falling in love and the little guy called Cupid: More...

Chamber honors Bearden, Mr. Golf Carts at banquet

Bearden named Citizen of the Year

John Bearden makes his living managing Di-Lane Wildlife Management Area, but he says it sometimes gets in the way of his life's work. More...

Midville official sentenced to jail

Midville City Council may be one member shy at their next monthly meeting. William Scott "Scotty" Womack will be serving a 30-day sentence in jail for pulling a shotgun during an argument with a former employee in Midville in August 2006. More...

Editorial

Unpleasant but necessary

Tax sales and foreclosures are not happy events for anyone involved. Governments and other creditors would much rather be paid what is owed them than go to the trouble and expense of a forced sale on the courthouse steps. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Feb. 11, 1998 Burke County's two STAR students were Sudie Griffin of Burke County High School and Nancy Johnson of Edmund Burke Academy. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Child molester gets 40 years

A Burke County man will spend the next 30 years in prison for molesting his girlfriend's young daughter. Brandon Dwain Zanders, 24, pleaded guilty to child molestation and sodomy before Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet last Wednesday. More...

From the Blotter

Burglar with a grudge A Waynesboro woman was ripped off by a vindictive burglar. Last week, she reported that someone ransacked her apartment and stole her baby's diapers, push toy and meat from the refrigerator. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Sunday, Feb. 3 • Christopher Michael Walker, 26, of 122 Cain St. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Royal Mobley

Mary Royal Mobley, 81, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at her home. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Chapel of DeLoach- Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, with Dr. Robert Driggers officiating. More...

Mrs. Arminda Lee Burnsed Ellison

Mrs. Arminda Lee Burnsed Ellison,age 77, of Statesboro died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Born on Oct. 4, 1930, she was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County. More...

Mrs. Dorothy Salter Haston

Mrs. Dorothy Salter Haston, 87, entered into rest Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel, Augusta, with the Revs. More...

People

Miss Phillips to wed Mr. Gilmore

Mark and SuAnne Phillips of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessalyn Elizabeth, to Zachary K. Gilmore, son of Carol K. Gilmore of Augusta and the late Timothy G. Gilmore of Thomson. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. More...

Poultry in motion

Everybody's clucking about the Big Chicken Chorus. The Marietta barbershop sensation will be in Waynesboro Feb. 24 as part of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series. Their performance is slated for 2:00 p.m. More...

Georgians invited to take online walk

Starting Feb. 18, Georgians can register to participate in Walk Georgia, an online program they can use to log the time they spend doing various exercise activities between March 2 and April 30. The program converts the exercise time into virtual miles

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents across the state are encouraging the people in their counties to increase their physical activity. More...