December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Applications being accepted for community grants

Local non-profits have until next week to apply for grant funding from the St. Joseph Foundation. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Dec. 23, 1998 The Empty Stocking Fund reached and exceeded its $20,000 goal. More...

Sardis family loses home in fire

A Sardis family was left with only the clothes on their backs when their mobile home burned early Monday morning. More...

Sports

Burke County loses both to Baldwin

It was bad news for the Bears Saturday night. Burke County High School's boys and girls teams both lost to the first region opponent on their basketball schedules. More...

Bears head football coach staying put

Rumors that Burke County High School head football coach Eric Parker is being recruited by other schools are true. But any indications that he's taking the calls seriously are not. More...

Spartans, Lady Spartans go 1-1 before break

The Spartans and Lady Spartans each won one and lost one last week in their final match-ups before Christmas break. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Arthur 'Art' Hamble Jocher II

Arthur "Art" Hamble Jocher II of Blythe, Ga., entered into rest Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at Burke County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. More...

Rev. Yonce Thaxter Lively

The Rev. Yonce Thaxter Lively, 71, of Waynesboro, Ga., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Heartland Hospice House in Augusta, Ga., after an extended illness. More...

Mrs. Mary Stone Hargrove

Mrs. Mary Celeste Stone Hargrove, age 86, of Waynesboro, Ga., left this world and her earthly body on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 and was greeted by Jesus into the wonders and joys of heaven. A Celebration of the Life of Mrs. More...

School News

What Christmas Means to Me ....

We asked students in kindergarten through second grade to draw an illustration and tell us what Christmas means to them. Here are a few of the entries submitted. More...

Students to learn etiquette in after-school program

S.G.A. Elementary School students will soon begin paying more attention to social graces. More...

My Childhood Christma s

As I think back on childhood memories of Christmas, so many things come to mind. We always looked forward to Christmas, because it was a time of the year when excitement filled the air. More...

In Long case Mother indicted

A 20-person grand jury thinks a judge should determine the fate of a Burke County mother. Christine Long, 38, was indicted on 15 criminal charges by a Burke County grand jury last Thursday, Dec. More...

Presents and presence

Nearly 50 local children will have a happier Christmas, thanks to the annual Shopping with the Sheriff program. More...

Editorial

Mary Stone Hargrove

Mary Stone Hargrove represented a heritage of public service. Her father, uncle, brother and nephew all served as Mayor of Waynesboro. Her late husband had served on the city council and she had once offered herself as a candidate for mayor. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Rhonda Smith Burke, who works at Queensborough National Bank shared a Christmas story with us. Her mother, Betty Smith Boatright, passed away in August 2002. She loved to crochet and was always buying skeins of yarn and thread for her projects. More...

For The Record

Against former officer GBI to probe grocery chain's claims

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has taken over a case involving a former Waynesboro police officer accused of cheating a local grocery store out of thousands of dollars in unearned wages. Veteran police Sgt. More...

Teen wanted for Cherry Street shooting

Another person has been shot outside The Hole. Vernon Lamont Lakes, 31, is in critical condition after he took a bullet in the armpit Friday night. Officers say Lakes was rushed to MCGHealth with the bullet still lodged inside him. More...

Officers make arrest in molestation case

A Waynesboro man has been arrested for an alleged sex crime that took place in 2005. Nicholas Scott Atkinson, 27, was jailed last Thursday when officers served him with a felony warrant for child molestation. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Watch Night service 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Rev. Melvin Habersham, pastor, invites the public. More...

People

In the spirit of the season

Vogtle employees help make Christmas for local children

Members of Plant Vogtle's chapter of Citizens of Georgia Power and several other employees of Plant Vogtle recently helped make the holiday season more cheerful for local children in the Head Start program. More...

Covey by covey

The National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational may have attracted the nation's top dogs to Burke County last weekend, but it was two from Georgia that came out on top. More...

Straight to the Smithsonian

Burke County resident Louise McClain, right, is the first winner in the Burke County Library's recipe contest for the "Key Ingredients: America by Food" exhibit - a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that will stop in Waynesboro next fall. More...