December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City council tables decision on retirement community

A decision will have to wait on whether to give a Dunwoody developer the zoning change he needs to move ahead with plans for a retirement community. More...

Football standouts receive trophies

Burke County football players who tallied big numbers this season for the Bears were recognized last week. More...

News

National amateur invitational

Top dogs to compete at Smith Farms

The nation's best amateur shooting dogs will be in Burke County this weekend, along with their owners and handlers. The National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational will be held in Shell Bluff, Dec. 19-21. More...

Solicitor's office employee retires after 27 years

A longtime Burke County employee and advocate for victims of domestic violence is retiring. More...

Reward posted for information on arson

A $10,000 reward is offered to anyone who can help officials arrest the arsonist who set fire to three buildings on Wade and Millhaven plantations. In the early morning hours of Nov. More...

Sports

Burke County coach headed to Grovetown

A Burke County administrator has accepted the athletic director's position at Columbia County's newest high school. More...

Bears remain undefeated

The Burke County Bears took down two neighbors this week to remain undefeated on the basketball court. The Bears (4-0) smothered Jenkins County 90-34 last Saturday and won a fierce showdown against Jefferson County 72-59 Monday night. More...

Lady Bears still reaching

The scenario has become all too familiar. The Lady Bears fight hard to secure a lead only to lose the game in the final minutes. More...

Fields & Yields

For peanut producers

Nominations sought for new award

A new award will recognize a young farmer excelling in peanut production. More...

In the Furrow

Agricultural Profitability

Some would argue that in today's economy the words agriculture and profitability do not go together! It seems that commodity and input prices are high on the list of topics being discussed by farmers right now. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Do you have Holiday "Helpers?"

At this time of year you have many "helpers" who are not always that helpful. Children are often attracted to the shiny and pretty objects you put out for the holiday season. More...

People

Birth

Jeniffer Jolene Grace Oglesby Joe Oglesby and Rosanna Bolton announce the birth of their daughter, Jeniffer Jolene Grace Oglesby, born Nov. 5, 2008, at 4:47 p.m. She was delivered at Burke Medical Center by Dr. More...

Community service

Edmund Burke Academy third-graders learned about community service and volunteering in their Social Studies classes then went out on their own to make a difference. More...

Jenkins, Wimberly honored for service

Two Burke County Board of Education members were honored for their service at last week's meeting. Chairman Johnny Jenkins, right, received a plaque commemorating his 30 years of service on the local BOE including 29 years as chairman. More...

Junior college may put campus in Waynesboro

Burke County residents who attend junior college may soon be able to skip the commute. East Georgia College (EGC) officials are interested in establishing a satellite campus in Waynesboro, according to college spokesperson Norma Woods. More...

Jobless rate still rising

Georgia's unemployment rate is soaring at 7 percent, and Burke County's has risen to 9. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Sunday, Dec. 7 • Thomasina Lachell Smith, 29, of 803 Davis Road, Apt. More...

Editorial

The Little Christmas Tree That Decorated Itself

(Editor's note: The following Christmas story was written many years ago by the late Roy F. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

I had the honor of attending the wedding of Randy Scott and Stephanie Cooler last Saturday night at Botsford Baptist Church. I have attended numerous wedding ceremonies, but theirs was one I will always remember. More...

For The Record

Sylvania man jailed for sex crimes against teen

A Sylvania man has been jailed for fondling a Waynesboro teenager. William DeLaney Barrs, 35, was arrested last Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and cruelty to children in the third degree, as well as parole violation. More...

Jailer arrested for second DUI

A Burke County jailer has been suspended following his second arrest for drunk driving. Alex Fabian Beard, 49, was arrested by a Burke County deputy last Tuesday night after a motorist reported an intoxicated driver on Highway 25 North. More...

Driver hits pole, fractures neck

A Waynesboro man is recovering from a broken neck after slamming into a steel transmission pole on East Sixth Street. Willie J. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Robert Clinton Keesee Jr.

Mr. Robert Clinton Keesee Jr., 53, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Dec. 9, 2008, at Heritage Healthcare of the Old Capitol. Graveside Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Mrs. Helen Boardman Wimberly

After a long illness, Helen Boardman Wimberly of Atlanta, Ga., the devoted wife of James Wimberly, died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Her service was held at Second Ponce DeLeon Baptist Church at 2715 Peachtree Rd., on Saturday, Dec. More...

Mr. Sidney Griffin Jr.

Services for Mr. Sidney Griffin Jr., machine operator of Waynesboro, Ga., who entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Mt. Zion CME Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '90 The Burke County Comprehensive High School Class of 1990 will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at the Burke County Library. Call or email Pamala (Bell) Williams at 706-799-6290 or amethyste_p@yahoo.com for more information. More...

Church News

Church News

Watkinsville Watkinsville Baptist Church will hold a Christmas extravaganza 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Melaine Howard and Angela Bing will be worship leaders, and Sisters For Life will lead the praise service. More...