December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen murdered, cousins in jail

A favor for a cousin turned fatal for an 11th-grader who was shot to death Thanksgiving weekend. Simpson "Tyrone" Cates Jr., 16, was found dead behind the wheel of his mother's Mercury around 10 a.m. Saturday. More...

News

Taxes go up in Midville

Midville residents will pay more in property taxes this year. City council unanimously approved an increase in the millage rate last week from 14 to 16 mils for 2008. More...

Spine-chilling and belly-filling

A scary tale paid off for fifth-grader James McClain, back center. More...

Posing with Palin

Former Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone, left, got to talk shop with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday. The former Republican vice-presidential nominee stopped off in Augusta on the campaign trail for U.S. More...

For The Record

Teen pleads guilty before murder trial

A Burke County teenager was sent to prison Monday for killing his mother's boyfriend. More...

Father and son await trial for murder

A Burke County father and his teenage son remain in the Putnam County Jail as they wait to stand trial for murder. Mims Michael Morris Sr., 45, and 17-year-old Mims Michael Morris Jr. More...

Burglars target vacant homes

Renovations went sour for property owners when burglars carted off their improvements. According to Investigator Claude Wade of the Waynesboro Police Depart- ment, at least four vacant homes were hit during one week's time. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Leona W. Ready

Mrs. Leona W. Ready, 96, of Blythe, Ga., beloved wife for 58 years to the late L. P. Ready, went home to be with Our Lord after sustaining injuries from a fall at home while preparing her annual holiday baking. More...

Mrs. Kathryn "Kitty" Hudgins

Kathryn "Kitty" Hudgins, 83, wife of the late Robert L. Hudgins Sr., entered into rest early Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 2008, at Sylview Nursing Home in Sylvania, Ga. She was born Jan. More...

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERIC KELLY

This December 5th would have been Eric's 31st birthday. We are having his angel tree once again at Westover Cemetery in Augusta. If you come to visit, please take an angel ornament to remember him by. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Grief seminar A grief seminar, "Surviving the Holidays," hosted by Grief Share, will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the conference room at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Refreshments will be served. Anyone may attend. More...

People

Feeding the masses

Local volunteers made sure Burke County families were well fed on Thanksgiving. More...

High notes

Members of The Pride of Burke County recently received instruction from a university conductor and educator. Dr. More...

O little star…

City of Waynesboro employees brought holiday cheer to downtown last week hanging Christmas decorations. Above, Sammy Green, left, and Grover Vickery install a star on the street lamp at the intersection of Liberty and Sixth streets. More...

What's Old is New

Antique store may attract more shoppers to downtown

They're back. Century-old pieces of furniture, delicate china collections and milk glass grace downtown Waynesboro once again. More...

'08 Empty Stock Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: Woodmen of the World, Lodge #238.....................$100 Mr. & Mrs. Preston B. Lewis III.......................$25 Lewis & Lewis Attorneys at Law.............$100 Dr. & Mrs. More...

County worker dies after tractor wreck

Burke County employee Andrew Doyle, 56, died four days after he was thrown off a tractor. Last Tuesday, he was hospitalized at MCGHealth after the county tractor he was driving was clipped by a log truck on Highway 23 near Sardis. More...

Editorial

Mr. Obama's Team

After years of watching American leadership crumble under the weight of bad decisions made in a White House shuttered to all debate, President-elect Barack Obama's national security team is a relief. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

We have been keeping the Tried & True Recipes a secret. The True Citizen is in the promotion business ... why would we keep the cookbook a secret? More...

Sports

Wade and Millhaven

Arson suspected in plantation fires

An arsonist is believed to be behind three structure fires on two plantations that stretch over the Burke County line. More...

EBA makes comeback to claim win

It was a repeat Spartan fans were hoping for - and they definitely got it. Edmund Burke Academy's Spartans (3-0) once again came from behind to take a fourth quarter victory over Monsignor Donovan last Monday. More...

Lady Spartans hand Rams another loss

The Lady Rams ought to be glad Edmund Burke's not on their schedule anymore after last week. They were once again dominated by EBA's Lady Spartan basketball team (3-2), who defeated them 46-25 at home last Monday, Nov. 25. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

2008 Variety Trial Information Available

Producers have many options available today in the crops they plant. It is important that you weigh all your options before deciding on a specific variety. For example, there are numerous Bt traits now available in corn hybrids in Georgia. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips on the Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

Since the beginning of time, trees of all kinds have symbolized life. Evergreen came to symbolize immortality, because they did not die when winter came. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Dec. 9 - Office Park Christmas Luncheon - Burke County Office Park - noon Feb. 17 - Master Gardener Classes Begin - Deadline to register is Dec. 19. More...

Church News

Church News

McBean McBean Baptist Church will have a live nativity scene Thursday Saturday, Dec. 18-20, from 7- 9 p.m. Also, the church will hold a Christmas Cantata 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, and a candlelight service 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24. More...

School News

DARE graduations underway

Three local schools are recognizing a brand new batch of DARE graduates this month. This Thursday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m., 292 fifth-graders are set to graduate at Blakeney Elementary School. More...

Real Men Really Do Read

Real men really did read last week at Waynesboro Primary School when 62 male community volunteers came to the school to read. "What a wonderful experience for young children to have a 'real man' read to them. More...

Faith Christian announces second six weeks honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the second six weeks. More...