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Waynesboro heats up for Boss Hog Cook-off

KCBS State championship begins Friday

Bellies are growling for some of the best barbeque in the South. And they'll get their fill this weekend when 30 teams from Savannah to Winston-Salem fire up their grills in hopes of a state title and their share of the $10,000 purse. More...

News

BOSS HOG BITS

Friday, May 9 $10 at gate, $5 in advance. Kids 6 and under free. More...

WHO'LL BE THE BOSS?

THE LOCALS Lip Smacking Oinkers Team Leader: Scott DuMars, Waynesboro Cheeks' Choice Ribs Team Leader: Eugene Cheeks, Keysville Mobley's Cafeteria Mob Squad Team Leader: Roy Black, More...

Mutton Bustin' is Saturday

Still time to register

Burke County's first ever Mutton Bustin' Championship will be held this Saturday at the Boss Hog Cook-off. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. as rough and tumble kids from all over the county straddle sheep and hold on tight. More...

For The Record

McDonalds burglar suspected in robbery

A Sardis man arrested for burglarizing McDonalds has become a suspect in the April 11 armed robbery of Sonic. Around 3:40 a.m. More...

Cyclist hit by car on Herman Lodge Blvd.

A Waynesboro man was taken to the emergency room after a passing motorist hit his bicycle but didn't stop. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, 49-year-old Sammy Collins Jr. More...

Eleven arrested in WPD, BCSO roadblocks

Nearly a dozen motorists were arrested in separate roadblocks organized by Waynesboro police and Burke County deputies. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Robert C. Neely Jr.

Mr. Robert C. Neely Jr., 85, of Waynesboro died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at University Hospital in Augusta. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 515 S. Liberty St. More...

Mrs. Edna Watts Allen

Mrs. Edna Watts Allen, 83, of Waynebsoro, Ga., beloved wife of the late Karl Allen, entered into rest Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Brentwood Terrace. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, from First United Methodist Church with Dr. More...

Mr. Robert E. Dalton

Mr. Robert E. Dalton, 83, of North Augusta, S.C., husband of Dorothy Dalton, of Chestnut Lane, entered into rest Saturday, May 03, 2008 at University Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR The Edmund Burke National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at The Meeting Place. The group will then carpool to Connie Cooper's home for its meeting to be followed by lunch in Louisville. More...

People

Miss Augusta hosts sign contest

Burke County native Laura Stone wants to take some hometown luck with her to the June 28 Miss Georgia Pageant. So she's hosting a sign contest open to residents of all ages. More...

Miss Chlebeck to wed Mr. Umpleby

Richard and Rosemary Umpleby are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jonathan Goodwin Umpleby, to Nicole Ann Chlebeck. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. More...

Holliman, Hawkins to marry May 31

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hawkins of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their son, Gregory Shane, to Ashley Kay Hollimon of Evans. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at River Island Clubhouse. More...

WE REMEMBER

Aside from the extravagant costumes and buzz of activities, Relay For Life goers, such as the couple above and the young girl pictured at right, took time out to remember loved ones and reflect on their own struggles during the event's annual More...

Plans for retirement complex crumble

Zoning change denied

Plans for a retirement complex were dashed Monday night when Waynesboro City Council refused to rezone the old Waynesboro Elementary School property that would have housed it. More...

Editorial

No gloating

Mayor George DeLoach's tie-breaking vote at Monday's Waynesboro City Council meeting should not give the residents of Academy Avenue and surrounding area a reason to gloat. More...

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RFD

The Burke and Jenkins communities lost two of its former movers and shakers. Mr. Bobby Neely of Waynesboro and Mr. Frank Edenfield of Millen died last week. I met Mr. Bobby when he was a real estate agent with Ann Harden Realty. More...

Sports

Bears head to Cairo

For state playoffs

What a way to come off the disabled list. After sitting out the last several games with a pulled hamstring, pitcher Trent Hillis came off the bench when it counted to help the Bears claim their spot in the state playoffs. More...

Spartans to compete in state tourney

Despite a round of losses over the last week, Edmund Burke Academy's Spartan baseball team has advanced to the state playoffs and will head to Macon this Friday where they'll challenge Windsor Academy. More...

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY STATE TRACK MEET RESULTS

EBA tracksters competed in the AA state track meet on April 28. Results are listed. BOYS Kyle Wilson - 2 mile, 5th place Jeremy Hayes - 200 meter dash, 4th place Alex Sturkie - 400 meter dash, fifth place; long jump, More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

TSWV-Resistant Tomatoes, Peppers

Among the things that keep gardening interesting is each season's new challenges. Tomato spotted wilt virus has become the plague of many gardeners over the past few years. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Preserve Your Sanity during Canning Season

If you've preserved any type of food before, you know how easy it can be to lose your sanity during the ordeal. More...

Recipes From Louise

There's really no way we can thank our mothers for all they do for us. But, to honor your mother this Mother's Day why don't you prepare a meal that she would enjoy without having to cook it herself. More...

Church News

Church News

Smith Chapel AME Smith Chapel AME Church will now hold Sunday School and morning worship services each week. Sunday School begins 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11. More...

Church Service Directory

. Bethel Baptist is located off Hwy. 24 in Alexander. Sunday Bethel Baptist Church School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. BBI at 5:45 p.m. & evening services at 7. Wed. prayer meetings & mission studies are at 6:45 p.m. More...

Legacy of Christian service

Portersville Missionary Baptist Church celebrated a "Legacy of Christian Service" program recently at the Burke County Office Park. The honorees were recognized for their longevity of church membership and Christian service in the community. More...

School News

Blakeney principal takes top job at Newton High School

BCP will bid farewell to longtime leader

Burke County is losing two of its leading educators this summer. Blakeney Elementary School principal Roderick "Rocky" Sams accepted an offer last week for the top post at Newton High School near Atlanta. He will to start his new job June 1. More...

A Solid Foundation

Senior wins big with masonry skills

When Carl Singleton butters a brick with his trowel, it comes as naturally as breathing. His hands are nearly a blur as he smoothes the mortar with his right and grabs another brick with his left. He doesn't even have to think about it. More...

Sowing the seed

Blakeney Elementary School third-graders Jacob Blankenship, Holland Wiersma and Makenzie Long plant cotton seeds during the Ag in Classroom event held at the Southeast Georgia Agricultural Research and Education Center near Midville. More...