November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Officer cleared in brutality case

A police officer accused of brutality has been cleared by the district attorney's office. More...

Yields bring unexpected blessings

Though this year has been full of turmoil for local farmers, harvest has brought a few pleasant surprises. More...

News

Jaycees begin collecting for Empty Stocking

The time has come again to open your hearts (and wallets!) to help local children have a Christmas to remember. The Waynesboro Jaycees will begin their annual Christmas tree sales this Friday, Nov. More...

Taking it to the state

Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah), right center, met with dozens of Burke Medical Center employees last Thursday to discuss the challenges of operating a rural hospital. More...

Hospital adds infant security measure

Babies born at Burke Medical Center will soon be wearing bracelets. The hospital authority voted last week to approve the purchase of a special security system to prevent infant abductions. More...

Sports

Bears suffer second round loss to state's number one team

The game was tied 14-14 at halftime, and Cairo High School fans were starting to sweat their first loss of the season. More...

Bears basketball tips off Tuesday

With football season barely over, Burke County High School's athletes will hit the basketball court next week. Burke County will take on Screven County High School in a non-region game in Waynesboro. More...

Correction

An article about all-region football players in last week's newspaper excluded one of Burke County High School's players. Senior Levonta Cooper, an offensive lineman for the Bears, was an honorable mention pick for his position. More...

Obituaries

David Randolph Hensley

David Randolph Hensley, 56, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 in Ballplay, Tenn. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Ebenezer Ballplay Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating. More...

Mr. Frank Leonard Browne

Mr. Frank Leonard Browne, age 80,of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Nov. 21, 2008 at Golden Living Windemere in Augusta, Ga., after a lengthy illness with cancer. More...

Mr. Johnny Mitchell "Micky" Inglett

Mr. Johnny M. "Micky" Inglett, age 56, entered into rest at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga., on Nov. 22, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Wanda Messex Inglett and the son of the late Jessie Hubert and Hazel Mae Oglesby Inglett. More...

People

Miss Currington, Mr. Bradham wed

Miss Tiffany Shay Currington became the bride of Mr. Elijah Gregory Bradham 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Waynesboro City Park gazebo, with Magistrate Judge Curt St. Germaine presiding. More...

Living history

Edmund Burke Academy fourth graders spent last Thursday traveling back in time to 1912 on their field trip to the Bell Schoolhouse in Blythe. Owner Arvil Holt gave the students an overview of what a fourth grader had to do at home each day. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2008 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Duncan D. Wheale presiding. Jurors are to report Monday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m. The list, which contains 17 deferred jurors, includes Brian L. More...

In custody

Murder suspects tracked to Florida

Two farmhands wanted for killing a pregnant Savannah woman have been rounded up in Florida. Lino Adres Miguel, 24, and Emerino Andres Miguel, 33, were taken into custody last Thursday by a SWAT team in Suwannee County. More...

THANKS & GIVING

Burke County residents are counting their blessings. Above, Doris Osborne hugs Burke County native Roy Chance as she receives the gift of a free turkey for her family. More...

Tough to Bear

Tears stream down the faces of Burke County High School band members as they watch their Bears head to the locker room after falling to Cairo High School 41- 28 in the second round of the state AAA football playoffs. More...

Editorial

A new perspective may be needed

Every school child knows that the tradition of Thanksgiving started with the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

The annual Downtown Open House and Liberty Art Show kicked off the holiday season in Waynesboro and Burke County last Sunday. Both events were well attended. More...

For The Record

County employee injured in tractor/truck collision

A Burke County employee is in critical condition after being knocked from a tractor in a collision near Sardis. More...

Man sentenced for night club shooting in Sardis

The second of two men charged in a drive-by shooting at the Sardis Social Club was given probation last week. Riviranniade Flowers, 31, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and simple assault before Superior Court Judge Carl C. More...

From the Blotter

Free for all A bus stop argument turned into a free for all in which six teens were cited. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Is There Enough Fat in Your Diet?

Since I do not want to get in trouble with our Family and Consumer Science agent or any of you really health conscious folks, I will go ahead and set the record straight. The diet I am referring to is your horse's diet. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Taking Care of Poinsettias

During the holidays, you can place poinsettias just about anywhere to brighten things up. They'll last almost a month in a fairly dark place. While it is in the dark, water only when the soil is very dry. You should not fertilize it. More...

Recipes From Louise

Family traditions make holiday celebrations memorable for everyone. Whether it's decorating, caroling, entertaining or cooking, family traditions are passed from one generation to another. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Paul St. Paul Baptist Church will hold its family and friends day program 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. The Rev. Oscar Brown of Springfield Baptist Church will deliver the sermon. The Rev. Henry Holt is pastor. More...

School News

For old S.G.A. High School ceiling

Council goes with higher bid

The City of Sardis wants the job done, even if that means spending a little extra. During city council's meeting last Tuesday, the group mulled over three contractors' proposals for work on the old S.G.A. More...

Burke County schools release honor roll

Burke County Public Schools' principal's list and honor roll students for the first nine weeks: BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Principal's list Twelfth grade: Allen Boynton, Brittany Burke, Charles Circo, Hillary Cobb, DeSherra Gilchrist, Morgan H More...