October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Broxton helps Dodgers make World Series charge

World Series, they can thank Burke County's Jonathan Broxton. The 24-year-old pitcher hit a career milestone Saturday night in Los Angeles as he saved the final game in a 3-0 sweep over the Chicago Cubs. More...

News

Pass the Pineapple, Please

Grant turns students into fruit and vegetable fans

Nine-year-old Austin Hodge had never tasted jicama before. But last week, the Blakeney Elementary School fourth-grader tried a slice and decided he was a fan. "I loved it," he said, scratching his head while he came up with a way to describe it. More...

Main Street decision expected Wednesday

Come next Wednesday, downtown Waynesboro could be a certified "Main Street" community. That's when representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be in town evaluating two years worth of work toward the designation. More...

Wild times planned for fair this year

The 49th annual Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair is coming to town next week and organizers say it should be the wildest event ever. More...

Sports

Bears fall to Baldwin

The Bears started region play with a tough loss in Milledgeville. Burke County High School's football team (2-3, 0- 1) fell to Baldwin High School (6-0, 2-0) 17-7 last Friday. The Braves took an early lead in the game and never let go. More...

Bears welcome Wildcats to The Den for Homecoming

The Bears will host Richmond Hill High School for Homecoming this Friday. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Bear Den. The Wildcats could be the Bears' best chance to gain some momentum in region play. More...

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

Theme: Go WILD on the Wildcats!

Tuesday: Vote for queen Wednesday: Homecoming tea for court Thursday: 5 p.m. Parade; 6:30 p.m. Community Pep Rally & Bonfire Football Friday Night: Burke County vs. Richmond Hill 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

Fields & Yields

National 4-H Week October 5-11, 2008

Burke 4-H'ers have 29 clubs in local schools with more than 500 members

Georgia 4-H: Still Keepin' It Green Celebrating its second century of existence, Georgia 4-H is hard at work "Still Keepin' It Green" with our state's youth, especially during 4-H Week Oct. 5-11. More...

Church News

Church News

Phillip Grove The youth of Phillip Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their 43rd youth anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Faith Christian releases honor for first six weeks

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the first six weeks of school. A Honor Roll First grade Ben Chamberlin, Aaron Goodwin, Natalie Morris, Ashton Phillips, Shelby Quick, Jesus Saenz, More...

School News

Library News

The Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, has received the following books: Fiction Rough & Tumble by Mark Bavaro; City at the End of Time, Greg Bear; The Blessed, Lisa Tawn Bergren; The Walk- In, Gary Berntsen; Angel's Tip, Ala More...

No arrests in high school bomb scare

No arrests have been made in connection with an incident that caused mass panic at Burke County High School last week. More...

Bookkeeper pleads guilty

A former First National Bank bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Midville resident Linda Burch, 44, entered her plea to U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall on Friday. According to U.S. Attorney Edmund Booth Jr. More...

Editorial

Economies don't fail, people do

The blame game is well underway. When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened the debate over the $700 billion bailout package on September 29th, she inexplicably began by blaming President Bush and the Republicans. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Congratulations to Greg and Cathy Hawkins and Isaac and Melanie Beard and Pauline Beard on the birth of their identical twin grandsons born on Sept. 21, 2008, at the University Hospital in Augsuta. The babies were five weeks early. More...

For The Record

Officer is attacked while making arrest

A crowd gathered between two night clubs tried to pelt a Sardis police officer with bottles and bricks as he arrested a man for a string of crimes, including armed robbery. More...

Teen granted bond in murder case

A teenager accused of killing his mother's boyfriend was granted bond Monday. A $100,000 bond was set for Robert Terrell Smith, 19, by Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale. Smith, who was arrested in Sept. More...

From the Blotter

Rear view A Waynesboro teen was cited by police after refusing to cover his bottom. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Cyril Marchinton

Cyril Marchinton, 101, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. He was born on Sept. 17, 1907 in London, England. His parents, Reginal and Elizabeth Gretton Marchinton moved the family to Nova Scotia in 1909. More...

In Memoriam

TORA "JOANN" COOPER October 6, 1976 - June 26, 2008 31 years of joy Four months of pain My heart still aches when someone calls your name. But, today is a special day, because it's your 32nd birthday. Forever cherished, The Cooper Family and Friends More...

People

Stone earns spot in Miss Georgia pageant

Waynesboro's Laura Stone will have a second shot at Miss Georgia. She was just crowned Miss Southern Heartland at the Grand Theater in Cartersville - a win that earned her a spot in the 2009 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant in June. More...

Students visit Windy Hill Ranch

Edmund Burke Academy's K5 students and their teachers, Phyllis Jenkins, Maggie McDonald, Jill Syms and Joy Osborn, recently visited the Windy Hill Ranch in Waynesboro. More...

Native American homes

Blakeney Elementary School students Yauna Godbee, Alana Baum and Whitney McClellen are pictured with their Native American homes they each built for a school project. More...