December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Donations benefit more than 600

More than 600 children had special Christmases this year thanks to the efforts of the Waynesboro Jaycees. More...

A Year In Photographs

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Looking Back

1908 Members of the Tom Long baseball team from Girard were, from left, Perkins Oglesby, Tom Long, Melvin Cockcroft, Harvey Odum, Wilbur Stokes and Dewitt Mulkey; The batboy seated in front was Watson Mobley. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sara Barefield Jenkins

Sara Barefield Jenkins, 76, of Alexander, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Heartland Hospice House in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Ollie Bell Shaffer

Mrs. Ollie Bell Dickey Shaffer, 75, of 1211 Tom Bargeron Road, Sardis died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at her residence. Her funeral was 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Mr. James Raymond Granade, Sr.

James Raymond Granade Sr. of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Westover Memorial Park with the Reverend Greg Hatfield officiating. Mr. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

GHSGT scores The GHSGT (Georgia High School Graduation Test) scores from the November administration are ready to be picked up at Burke County High School. Registration for the March GHSGT administration has begun. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Metropolitan Baptist Church will hold Watch Night services 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Rev. Charles Shipman, pastor, and church members invite the public. More...

People

Capital City hosts Coffee Before Hours

The final Coffee Before Hours of 2008 was held recently at Capital City Bank. Guests were treated to an array of breakfast and finger foods prepared especially for them by the bank's employees. More...

Christmas spirit

The local Exchange Club brought Christmas cheer to more than 40 staff and clients of the Burke County Service Center, which provides work opportunities for adults with special needs. More...

The Start of Something Big

Waynesboro Primary School second-graders were recently mesmerized by a workshop with Michael P. More...

Husband arrested

Woman killed by 18-wheeler

A Burke County woman has died after being run over by her husband's 18-wheeler. More...

By American Academy of Pediatrics

Ashe applauded as one of Georgia's best

Waynesboro resident Sarah Ashe has received national recognition for her efforts to diagnose and treat area children with autism and other sensory disorders. More...

Editorial

A Year Of Hope

2008 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most transformational years in history. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I want to extend my condolences to the family of Mrs. Mary Stone Hargrove. Mrs. Hargrove died Dec. 19. Mrs. Hargrove was one of those people we admired and respected. More...

For The Record

Best of the Blotter - 2008

The following are some of our readers' favorite From the Blotter blips published in 2008: Love hurts A Waynesboro man was hit where it hurts. More...

From the Blotter

Merry little Christmas

A Millen man didn't get to deck the halls this Christmas after trying to deck a couple of cops. Barry Jenkins Jr., 24, was locked up for assault Dec. 22 after becoming enraged about being arrested on another charge so close to Christmas. More...

Teen gunman surrenders

An 18-year-old accused of shooting a Waynesboro man outside The Hole has turned himself in to authorities. The day after Christmas, Christopher Bernard Ellison re- ported to the Burke County Jail to answer to charges made by Waynesboro police. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Licensing

The use of herbicides and insecticides provides us with plenty of protection that we often take for granted. Think of all of the home insect control products, fire ant baits or insecticides that keep "bugs" out of your garden. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 5-8 - Beltwide Cotton Conference - San Antonio, Texas Jan. 7-11 - 9th Annual Tree, Ornamental, & Turf Seminar - Julian Smith Casino - Augusta - Program & Registration information at http:// www.empiretree. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Recycling Your Christmas Tree

When your tree is down what can you do with it? Do not attempt to use the tree as fuel for a fire- place or wood stove after taking the tree down. The tree is too volatile and will flash into a fire with intense heat. More...

School News

A BIG WIN

Athletes model what it takes to succeed

They may as well be professional football players. The younger boys look up to them as no less, lifting their chins and peeking over their peers just to catch a glimpse of the Bears. More...