January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Daniels named 'RVer of the Year' by Good Sam Club

Waynesboro resident Richard Daniels has been named the first ever Good Sam Club's RVer of the Year. More...

News

Georgia Derby Championship

The last brace in the Georgia Derby Championship finished up in the unseasonably mild weather Monday afternoon. More...

Budget, rate hike approved

Waynesboro officials have adopted an $8.5 million budget for 2009, along with a water and sewer rate increase to the tune of 3.9 percent. More...

Relay For Life kicks off next week

The countdown is on. Burke County's 2009 Relay For Life campaign will officially begin with the annual kick-off celebration next week. More...

Sports

Bears slay the Warriors again

The rivals next door won't savor any victories over the Bears this basketball season. The Burke County Bears (6-3) put away the Jefferson County Warriors with a 65-62 win last Saturday. More...

Lady Bears start new year right

Their coach said it was exactly what they needed. A come-from-behind 59-54 win over Jefferson County last Saturday gave the Burke County Lady Bears (1-9) their first win of the season and something to feel good about. More...

Spartans, Lady Spartans take on region foes

As 2009 begins, the Spartans and Lady Spartans start their region play on the basketball court. Both teams will face region foe Frederica Academy this Friday in St. Simons, with the girls' game beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Melburn Bowie Kelly

Mr. Melburn Bowie Kelly, 76, of Ridgeland, S.C., died Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 27th in Bluffton, S.C. Mr. More...

Church News

Church News

Wards Grove Wards Grove Baptist Church will hold a deacons appreciation service 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. The Rev. Judson Scott, pastor, invites the public. Refreshments will be served. More...

People

In Memory

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "JENNY" January 10, 1964 - February 28, 2005 We know your cake will surely be a beauty to behold, with the icing made of silver and the candles made of gold. More...

Helping out

First National Bank employees recently collected goods for the Wimberly House to help build their inventory for 2009 and also donated proceeds of $235 from their annual Cookie Crunch at Christmas on Liberty Square. More...

Purification Cellutions makes hefty donation

Waynesboro's Purification Cellutions helped the CSRA United Way in their annual fundraising campaign by donating $7,500. In addition to the company's contribution, employees are also opening their own wallets to help charities through United Way. More...

From council

Retirement complex gets green light

Waynesboro City Council gave a Dunwoody developer the green light to proceed with plans for a 39-unit retirement complex. More...

Two injured

Young veteran killed in accident

A veteran of the Iraq War was killed in a three-car crash outside Waynesboro last Tuesday night. More...

Editorial

Mr. Bush's health care legacy

This page has criticized the Bush administration's weak performance on many important health care matters: its failure to address the problem of millions of uninsured Americans or stem the rising costs of health care, its refusal to expand eligibil More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I want to wish a happy belated birthday to my friend, Jan Blackburn, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Tuesday. I hope you had a great birthday! ****** I heard from Scotti Tenney of Palm Harbor, Fla., over the holidays. More...

For The Record

Jailer fired for second DUI

A longtime jailer was fired following his arrest for drunk driving. Sgt. Alex Beard, who'd worked for the Burke County Sheriff's Office for approximately two decades, was put on leave Dec. More...

Holiday burglaries continue

More holidays were marred by burglaries. After reports of more than a dozen Christmastime break-ins, six more were reported New Year's week. More...

Armed robber leaves behind Christ pendant

Waynesboro police are hoping a Jesus Christ pendant will lead them straight to an armed robber. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Home Grown Small Fruits

Here in East Georgia the potential for locally grown fresh picked fruits can be a long and delicious seven month season. More...

Recipes From Louise

January brings winter's cold winds and the warmth of an open fire is welcomed. As you prepare for a cold winter's night, there's no better way to bring warmth and good cheer to your family than to serve them hot soups and stews. 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...