April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Just the Beginning

Children and parents discover new hope through the Center for New Beginnings

M eet Adan. At age 5, he wears diapers. He can't talk. But there's hope in the eyes of Sarah Ashe as she helps him climb the slide at the Center for New Beginnings. "Slide," she says, forming his little hand to make the word. More...

News

IRS extends tax deadlines in disaster areas

Victims of recent storms in Georgia may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More...

Senior complex draws fire from neighborhood

An Atlanta company wants to develop a senior citizen apartment complex on the old Waynesboro Elementary School site - but city councilmen must first decide whether they'll change the zoning to allow it. More...

Railroad spur helps save local manufacturer

An extension to the rail system may have helped keep a local manufacturer in Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Officers nab suspected dealer

Investigators kicked in the door of a Hale Street apartment last Wednesday and arrested a suspected dealer. Thomas Wesley Wright, 25, was taken into custody after officers and drug dogs found marijuana, ecstasy and two pistols in his residence. More...

Two injured in weekend stabbings

Police are investigating two unrelated weekend stabbings that resulted in the injuries of a teenager and a Waynesboro man. Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 17-year-old Brandon Jordan was stabbed "through the face" following an argument on Davis Road. More...

One injured, couple arrested in shooting

A Burke County couple was arrested for unloading shotguns on two men scavenging metal. Friday afternoon, Burke County deputies received a call from 37-year-old Aubrey Morris who said two men were cutting metal from an abandoned skid More...

People

McDaniel, Horne exchange vows

Dr. Emily Summer McDaniel and Richard Brian Horne were united in marriage 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Ga. The Rev. James P. Knight officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. More...

Nelson, Shaw unite in marriage

Miss Carrie Danielle Nelson became the bride of Wesley Kenyon Shaw 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rose and Danny Nelson of Sardis. More...

Birth

Ray and Ashlie McClellan announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Nicole, born Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. More...

Body found in burned trailer

The Burke County Coroner is trying to identify the body of a man who died in a fire along with his dogs. A trailer on Pebble Road in Keysville, near Knight's Butchering Company, was completely destroyed by fire early Monday morning. More...

Victim removed from life support

Father, son charged with murder

A Sardis father and son will now face murder charges, following the death of a Milledgeville motel employee who was repeatedly hit, kicked and stomped - then left on the side of the road in Putnam County. Mims Morris Sr., 45, Mims Morris Jr. More...

Editorial

Legitimate questions

Though this newspaper has a long history of supporting the development of all types of housing for the community, we have some problems with the proposed "senior complex" at the old Waynesboro Elementary School site. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 1, 1998 Former Waynesboro Mayor and Hospital Authority Chairman G. Bates Hagood died at the age of 90. The Burke County Sheriff's Office began arresting almost 40 people suspected of selling drugs to undercover officers. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears take first in Burke Relays

The Bears weren't going to be shown up on their own track. The Burke County High School boys track team took first place in the Burke County Relays Saturday. More...

FINISHES IN THE TOP FIVE

Boys: Damany Coleman 1st place: 110 hurdles (14.74 seconds), 300 hurdles (42.20 seconds) Bobby Burum 1st place: high jump (6'2") Damion Johnson 1st place: triple jump (42'9") 2nd place: long jump (22'8. More...

Good with the bad

The Burke County High School Bears (7-5, 1-2) chalked up their first region win on the baseball diamond last week. Burke County beat Hephzibah High School 10-6 last Tuesday on the Bears' home field. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Make Gardening A Family Affair

Today's hectic lifestyles often leave families with little time to spend together. Gardening offers a perfect opportunity for a family to share and learn together while having fun at the same time. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Children's Snacks: Plan them, don't ban them!

Three nutritious meals may not be enough for young children. Their stomachs are too small to get the necessary daily nutrients from meals only, and there is no rule about having just three meals a day. More...

Recipes From Louise

What fruit is berry-delicious, has an intense fragrance, a natural sweetness, and a brilliant red color? It's the strawberry! More...

Church News

Church News

Franklin Covenant Franklin Covenant Baptist Church will celebrate its 160th church anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The Rev. Chavas Boyd and members of Bark Camp Baptist Church will be in charge of services. The public is invited. More...