June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Midville fires police chief, deputies patrol 24-7

Midville residents walked away with mixed emotions about law enforcement at Monday's city council meeting. More...

News

Summer school costs to spiral

Lower test scores will mean a higher price tag for summer school in Burke County this year. More...

Barrow visits

U.S. Congressman John Barrow, of Georgia's 12th District, recently visited Burke Medical Center (BMC) to discuss healthcare concerns with hospital staff. More...

Charter school law serves piece of local tax pie

Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Sonny Perdue will make local funding more available to charter schools in Georgia. More...

Sports

Season wraps up

Spring sports have ended for the season at the Burke County Recreation Department but this year has been very successful. Just under 500 children participated in the baseball, softball and soccer programs, a 5 percent increase from last year. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bryant Rodgers

Robert "Bob" Bryant Rodgers, 72, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, May 31, 2008 at his home after an extended illness. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 2, at the First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. More...

Mrs. Vina Gaye McKinney Stanley

Mrs.Vina Gaye McKinney Stanley, 63, of Hephzibah, Ga., beloved wife of Ross Gene Stanley for 46 years, entered into rest Saturday, May 31, 2008 at her home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. More...

Mr. Johnny Paul Jones Jr.

Johnny P. Jones Jr., age 22, of Waynesboro, Ga., departed this life on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Homegoing services were held on Friday, May 23 at Jones Grove Baptist Church in Rosier, Ga., at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Clary Dishmond Jr. officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Water day The first ever School's Out Water Day will be held Saturday, June 7, at the Old S.G.A. High School from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. A flea market will be held in conjunction with the event. More...

Church News

Church News

Waynesboro Deliverance Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church will hold summer revival services Tuesday-Friday, June 10-13, at 7:30 nightly. Jean Porter of Charlotte, N.C., will be guest minister. The public is invited. More...

School News

They all scream for ice cream

Students at Edmund Burke Academy had the opportunity of a lifetime when they turned headmaster Brent Cribb into a human ice cream sundae. Cribb endured the sticky assault to encourage reading through the accelerated reading program. More...

Sheriff supports animal control

Burke County inmates may be the answer to local animal control woes. More...

Deputies bust copper thief

Deputies unraveled a string of copper thefts that cost Burke County farmers thousands of dollars. Bobby Douse, 22, was arrested after an employee at Camel's Recycling in Augusta tipped off investigators. According to Capt. More...

Editorial

The great immigration panic

Someday, the country will recognize the true cost of its war on illegal immigration. We don't mean dollars, though those are being squandered by the billions. The true cost is to the national identity: the sense of who we are and what we value. More...

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RFD

I want to wish Tanis Mobley a speedy and complete recovery. Tanis underwent major back surgery the early part of May. If you know Tanis, who just happens to own Mobley's Superior Dry Cleaners, she is an active woman. More...

For The Record

Break-in staunched with razor slashing

A Waynesboro man was hospitalized after he broke into his ex-girlfriend More...

Burke man goes to prison for trafficking

A Waynesboro man was sent to prison and must pay a $200,000 fine for being caught with nearly a pound of cocaine. Willie Hughes, 36, pleaded guilty to level one trafficking in cocaine before Superior Court Chief Judge J. More...

From the Blotter

Hacked and backed A Waynesboro man reported his Crown Victoria stolen last week but had no idea how fast the thieves were. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Taking Care of Your Trees Hurt by the Storm

After the recent tornadoes and storms that came through the area, we realize that we have much to be thankful for. Our sympathy goes out to those who were injured or those who lost family members. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Summertime Stain Removal

It's summertime which means fun in the sun, right? Sure, until your daughter's white tennis shoes turn green with grass stains and raspberry kool-aid dyes your son's shirt pink. More...

Recipes From Louise

Summertime is on the way and there's no better way to welcome the warmer days of summer than by getting outdoors and firing up the grill. More...

People

Miss Petty to wed Mr. Thorne July 11

Mr. and Mrs. David Wehr of Marietta are pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Petty, to Jere Tuttle Thorne Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jere Tuttle Thorne of Madison. The wedding is planned for July 11, 2008, at St. More...

Brumfield joins Hawkins and Whitaker

Hawkins and Whitaker Real Estate's newest team member is glad to be back home. Leah Brumfield, a licensed realtor for the past four and a half years, has lived in Burke County since 1994. More...

$5,000 grant awarded

Burke County Community Partnership's Teen Center was presented with a $5,000 Local Assistance Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The grant can be used for any capital improvement projects for the Teen Center. More...