March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts two for sex crimes

A Superior Court grand jury indicted 18 defendants, including two men accused of sex crimes against children. More...

News

Biologists bewildered by Burke County catch

Freshwater flounder?

A tiny flounder is raising some big questions for biologists. It began last week when Burke County bait shop owner Jamie Morris reeled in his fishing line at the Georgia Power boat ramp to find a small brown leaf on its end. More...

Property tax reform passes Georgia House

A property tax reform bill got nods of approval from Burke County's representatives last week. House Resolution 1246, which passed the Georgia House of Representatives by a vote of 166-5, contains three provisions to decrease or limit taxes. More...

County buys up property to help build landfill buffer

More than $200,000 of taxpayers' money will be used in the county's quest to obtain land on Clark Place Road. More...

For The Record

Police crack down on loitering

Three young men are paying big for standing around. More...

From the Blotter

Lively livestock Burke County residents reported property damage from the hooves and snouts of wayward livestock. Last Thursday, an Eagle Pass Road resident told officers her neighbor's pigs kept getting loose and coming into her yard. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Monday, March 10 • Tamara Vershawn Arnold, 26, of 510 Lee St., Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation. More...

Obituaries

Obituary - Mr. Grady Weaver

Funeral services for Mr. Grady Weaver, Georgia Port Authority retiree who entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 16, 2008, was Saturday, March 22 at Phinazee & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Clark officiating. More...

Mr. Lee Owens

Lee Owens, 82, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. F u - neral services were held Mon- d a y , March 17, at 4 p.m. at East Burke Baptist Church, with the Rev. Yonce Lively and the Rev. More...

Mr. Ezra Skinner

Ezra Skinner, 44, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hall officiating. He was born on Aug. More...

Burke Happenings

City, county, chamber will go online together

City, county and chamber officials have an online date set for this summer. That's when the three agencies will merge together on one Web site, trimming manpower and tax dollars as they go. More...

Youth of the Month

The Waynesboro Exchange Club welcomed seniors from Edmund Burke Academy and Burke County High School over the last weeks to share with club members their accomplishments in school as well as in the community. More...

S.G.A. Character Cubs for February

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

Teen charged in Augusta murder

A Waynesboro teen has been charged with shooting an Augusta man in the head, then burning his body near the Fifth Street Bridge. More...

State board cites nursing program

ATC's Waynesboro campus has one year to improve exam scores

The practical nursing program at Augusta Technical College's Waynesboro campus has been cited for having too few graduates pass a national exam. More...

Editorial

Good Neighbors

When tornados hit this area over the weekend, many of us realized all over again how much we need and depend on each other- the members of this community. More...

Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 18, 1998 The Burke County Hospital Authority and Health Span Inc. reached an agreement which would turn over management of the hospital to a group of local doctors. More...

Sports

Bears find rhythm on the diamond

The Bears turned their record around on the baseball field last week. The Burke County High School team (5-2) racked up three wins, two of them over AAAA schools. More...

Bears sail past Lakeside on track

The Bears blew Lakeside High School away last week in track and field when Burke County's boys tallied more than three times as many points as the Columbia County school. More...

Burke County golfers bag wins

Bear golfer John Keller shot his way to his second top-five tournament finish in as many weeks Saturday. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Proper Pruning Pays Off

Almost all shrubs in your yard require some pruning from time to time. If your landscape is gifted with much shrubbery or fruit trees, then you should take time to learn the whys, whens, and hows of proper pruning. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Decorating and Hunting Easter Eggs Safely

A favorite childhood memory of many people is getting together with their family taking part in all the Easter festivities. More...

Recipes From Louise

This Easter you'll be able to create a wonderful dinner to enjoy with your family and friends when you use these delicious recipes. More...

Church News

Church News

New and Living New and Living Way Worship Center will hold a program 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The theme is, "When God's children get together - what a time." Clary Dishmond Jr. More...

People

Engagement

Williams, Smith to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Barefield Jr. of Waynesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Mallory Susan Williams, to Jamie Ernest Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph "Jake" Felton Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Godbold. More...

Birth

Craig and Chastity Sparks of Hartford, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Craig Owen, born Jan. 2, 2008, at U.T. Tennessee. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Sparks is the former Chastity Bartlett of Waynesboro. More...

People in the News

Shaquanna Chance Army Reserve Pvt. Shaquanna L. Chance recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...