March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HIS LUCKY DAY

Waynesboro resident Eric Quick walked away from this Monday morning collision with a log truck on Highway 56 at the Veterans Memorial Parkway. More...

News

The Race Is On

Qualifying begins next month for the majority of county offices

The gates of Burke County politics are wide open. Qualifiying begins next month for the bulk of the county's elected offices, including sheriff, tax commissioner, coroner, clerk of court and three judgeships. More...

Dr. Alexander retires after more than 40 years of service to the community

The doors aren't closing, but he's putting down his stethoscope and picking up a fishing pole ... or maybe a rake. After 43 years, Dr. More...

Beef recall incorrectly tracked to Burke

There is no recalled beef in Burke County Public Schools after all. School officials had a scare last week when they were notified they had received and fed students beef that is part of a national recall activated by the U.S. More...

For The Record

Police tap illegal liquor house

A Waynesboro woman was arrested after a police informant bought three shots of gin inside her Savannah Avenue home. Shirley Herndon, 46, was arrested Friday for maintaining a disorderly house. More...

Two busted in undercover sale

Two Waynesboro men were arrested when they tried to buy cocaine in an undercover set-up. More...

Shooting victim's story under fire

Police are finding some big holes in the story of a man who was shot last week. Wednesday morning, Quilton Patrick Thomas, 24, was rushed to MCG Health with a gunshot wound to the back of his thigh. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear

It is particularly frustrating when trees fail to bear fruit, often for no apparent reason. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

March 8 - Hay Production Workshop - Burke Co. Office Park - 8 a.m. Pre-registration required. March 20 - ServSafe Registration Deadline March 25 - Burke County Cattlemen's Meeting - Burke County Office Park - 7:30 p.m. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Options for Direct Deposit of Tax Refunds

Since the last filing season (January through April, 2007), refund recipients have had the option to split tax refunds into as many as three different accounts inc luding, savings, checking, and in some instances, retirement and other specialize More...

People

Miss Williams to marry Mr. Haaf

Pastors Melvin and Evangela Williams of Augusta announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joy LaCoya, to Sascha Haaf, son of William Jones of Gough and Doris H. Jones of Louisville. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. More...

Black Beacon Awards presented

The Burke County Black Coalition presented its 2008 Black Beacon Awards program recently, commemorating the 83rd African American History Month with the theme "Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism. More...

The Rev. Waldrep to lead FBC revival

The Rev. Phil Waldrep will lead a revival at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro March 9-12. The Alabama native heads up Phil Waldrep Ministries and has been a voc ational evangelist since 1975. More...

City sued for wrongful death

The parents of a deceased wastewater plant worker are suing the City of Waynesboro for his wrongful death. According to a letter sent from the Lawrenceville law office of Lawrence L. More...

Plea entered in murder of Athens man

A Waynesboro man who was charged with the murder of an alleged Athens drug dealer pleaded guilty yesterday (Tuesday). More...

Spencer named county's STAR

Burke County High School senior Meghan Spencer took top honors in Burke County's Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program last Thursday night at an awards banquet sponsored by the Waynesboro Jaycees. More...

Editorial

Curable?

Burke County has been fortunate that for the past 15 years, no local funds have been needed to fund indigent care at the Burke County Hospital, now known as Burke Medical Center. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 4, 1998 Jack Willis, the first principal of Burke County High School, announced that he would retire at the end of the school year. He had served in the position since 1988. More...

RFD

A great big thanks to all who helped make the Wimberly House Gala 2008 "A Taste of Burke County" a tremendous success. More...

Sports

EBA nets pair of wins on the court

The boys and girls tennis teams at Edmund Burke Academy both claimed victories to open their season on the court. The girls defeated Thomas Jefferson Academy 5-0, and the boys had a 3-2 win. More...

Bears sink tourney wins

The Bears got off to a good start on the golf course last week. More...

Spartans swing into golf season

They didn't win it, but the Spartan golf team fared well at the Frederica Invitational as they rounded out the top five. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Genie Proctor Purser Hollingsworth

Genie Proctor Purser Hollingsworth, age 82, of Lumber City, Ga., formerly of Sylvania and Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst. Her funeral services were Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. More...

Mrs. Gladys Barefield Stone

Gladys Barefield Stone, 73, of Augusta entered into rest early Sunday morning, March 2, 2008, at Heartland Hospice House after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

Mr. Andrew "Andy" Cunningham

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew "Andy" Cunningham of Waynesboro who entered into eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, was 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Daniel officiating. More...

Church News

Church News

New and Living New and Living Way Worship Center will hold spring revival services Wednesday-Friday, March 5-7, at 7:30 nightly. More...

School News

Faith Christian announces honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the fourth six weeks. Students named to the A honor roll include: First grade - Jackson Corbitt, Rhett Lever, Cole Nasworthy and Aaron Snipes; Second grade - Caleb Corbitt, More...

S.G.A. Character Cubs for January

"Responsibility" was the character word at S.G.A. Elementary School for the month of January. Students were chosen by their peers and teachers, received a T-shirt from Planter's EMC, More...

Religious sites visited

The Burke County High School Comparative Religions class visited several religious sites in Augusta recently, including Sacred Heart Cultural Center, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Adas Yesharun Synagogue and the Buddhist Temple. More...