April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Waynesboro celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Living it up Downtown

City officials will celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 20-26 with a full slate of community events centered around this year's theme, "Living it up Downtown." To kick off the week-long celebration, Mayor George DeLoach and city council members wi More...

Sheriff helps burkecountyNOW in effort to clean up streets

A local organization appears to have found an ally in its crusade to clean up the county. More...

Waynesboro native rallies young voters

Since being crowned Miss Augusta, Waynesboro native Laura Stone has been reaching out to Georgia's youngest voters. More...

Sports

Home, Sweet Home

Bears battle for spot in playoffs

It's good to be home. After playing the last few games on the road, the Burke County High School Bears will play the remainder of their schedule at home. Timing couldn't be better. More...

Spartans fall in region ranks

Their title hopes were dampened a bit last week when the Spartans dropped two region games on the diamond. More...

BCHS/EBA hoopsters honored

Three Burke County High School basketball players were listed among the area's best last week. The Augusta Chronicle listed the Georgia All-Area Boys Basketball Team, which included senior DeVonda Lewis on second team. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Master Gardeners in Burke County donate their time to help fellow gardeners in this area. The Burke County Ext ension agents consider their time priceless and recognize that you cannot put a dollar value on it. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Sun Safety is a Year-Round Issue

Children enjoy playing outside in the sunshine. Whether its summer or winter, the sun's rays can be danger- ous. But with proper precau- tions, you and your child can enjoy the sun safely. More...

Recipes From Louise

Spring is a wonderful time of the year. There's no better time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm sunshine with family and friends at a backyard get-together. More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Hill Pine Hill Baptist Church will hold its Men and Women Day program Sunday, April 20. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11:05. Linda Habersham will serve as worship leader. Eddie Fryer is pastor. More...

School News

BES students raise $5,000

Blakeney Elementary School students danced their way to nearly $5,000 for charity. More...

No bullying!

Bullying among even the youngest students happens in our nation's schools more than people think. The youngsters who engage in bullying behaviors rarely think of themselves as bullies, and for that reason, More...

Police on hunt for Sonic robber

Reward offered

Police want the public's help identifying a man who put a gun to a Sonic employee's back and robbed the restaurant early Friday morning. More...

Editorial

The First Step

As its first major project, the new organization "burkecountyNOW" has adopted the challenging but extremely important problem of litter along the county's roads, streets and sidewalks. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Congratulations to Jorie Marchman for being named one of the 64 finalists in the 13 to 18-year-old $10,000 Scholarship Bond Giveaway sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle. More...

For The Record

Log rolling

A Waynesboro trucker suffered minor injures after his log truck rolled over on Farmers Bridge Road last Thursday. More...

Attack staunched by hot grease

A Waynesboro man is recovering from third degree burns after a fight with his girlfriend culminated in hot grease. More...

Inmates arrested for inciting riot

Three Burke County inmates were arrested Saturday after their behavior caused an uproar inside the jail. More...

Obituaries

Obituary - Gloria Daphne Cooper

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Mrs. Grace R. Herrington

Annie Grace Roberts Herrington, age 85, of Sylvania, formerly of Waynesboro, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Screven County Hospital in Sylvania. More...

Mr. W. H. 'Pee Wee' Harper

Mr. W.H. "PeeWee" Harper Sr. 96, of Waynesboro, Ga., husband of the late Mrs. Fannie McNorrill Harper entered into rest Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Burke Medical Center. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Meet & Greet A "Meet & Greet" with Ray McKinney will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at The Pork Place in Girard. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. More...

People

Callan, Williams to marry May 25

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Callan of Evans announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie, to Mark Allan Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Tybee Island. More...

Wal-Mart holds book signing Saturday

Author, child activist and film maker Jacqueline Boatwright will be signing copies of her book entitled Juan's Story 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at Wal- Mart in Waynesboro. More...

Hawkins and Whitaker welcomes new agent

Waynesboro's newest real estate firm, Hawkins and Whitaker Real Estate LLC, welcomed Frank Getzinger to its team recently. Getzinger became a realtor with Trotter Realty in Augusta in 1977 and is now getting back into the business. More...