January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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SPEAKING THEIR LANGUAGE

Technology makes math more user-friendly

They can be seen everywhere - teenagers with the earphones to their MP3 players dangling from their lobes. They're listening at the mall, on the street and in the car. More...

Boss Hog gets fatter

May 8-9

Teams are already signing up for the 2009 Boss Hog Cook-off. The state championship competition, which is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), will be held at the Mr. Golf Carts Distribution Center, May 8-9. More...

Contaminated dump will be costly

For Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro may have to borrow a million dollars to clean up the old city dump. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) found low level contamination on the Bates Road property, across from Club Paradise, More...

For The Record

Woman attacked by pack of strays

A sheriff's office employee is recovering from multiple dog bites after she was attacked by a pack of strays in front of her home. More...

Man gets 10 years, cleared of sex charges

A Hephzibah man indicted for seven sex-related crimes against a 10-year-old girl will only serve time for one charge. More...

From the Blotter

Hot trash A quick thinking garbage truck driver dodged disaster last week. Firefighters were called to Peachtree Street last Thursday morning to extinguish a burning pile of trash. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Lillie Mae Hammond

Lillie Mae Hammond, 97, of West Palm Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2009. Graveside services will be held at Historic Bark Camp Baptist Church Cemetery, Midville, Burke County, Ga., on Friday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. W.T. More...

Mr. James Frank 'Jim' Hall

James Frank "Jim" Hall entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at his home. He was born March 28, 1932, to the late Jim Hall and the late Savella Foley Hall in Burke County, Ga. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. More...

Mr. Garnett L. Vickery

Garnett L. Vickery of Bogota, N.J., died on Jan. 21, 2009. Funeral services were held at the Petrik Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 24 at noon. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. He was born in Millhaven, Ga., on Oct. 10,1919. More...

People

Card of Thanks

The family of the late James Frank Hall acknowledges and appreciates all acts of kindness and condolences expressed during our time of bereavement. May God's peace and love be with you. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Evans celebrate 11 years

To my husband, Deontray: We are about to celebrate our 11th year anniversary together. I love you so very much. You have been a special part of my life for 16 years, and I don't know what I would do without you. More...

A handful

Loren Barnhart helps his daughter Ginger, 1, and son Preston, 3, as they decorate paper kittens during the Burke County Library's preschool story time. More...

Xtreme Hangtime

I n just three years of competitive motocross racing, 13-year-old Dalton Quick of Waynesboro has powered his way to victory. More...

Lewis wins appeal but gets 20 years for Golden murder

The man who killed Richard Golden was granted a new day in court but walked away in handcuffs and a 20-year sentence. More...

Editorial

Jimmy Dixon

Jimmy Dixon ended a distinguished career as a member of the Burke County Commission last month, retiring after more than 14 years of service. More...

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RFD

My husband, Eddie, and I had the honor of attending the appreciation reception in honor of Jimmy Dixon for his 14½ years of serving as Burke County Commissioner. More...

Sports

Bears get back on track

After a couple of disappointing weeks on the basketball court, the Bears are back to winning ballgames. Burke County's boys topped West Laurens High School 68-55 last Friday for a region win. More...

Lady Bears grab another win

The win marked two in a row - a first for the Lady Bears this season. Burke County's girls (2-4, 3- 12) beat the Lady Raiders from West Laurens 65-59 in yet another game that was still up for grabs until the final minutes. More...

Spartans have trouble on the court

The Spartans (11-11, 1-6) can't seem to find their rhythm on the basketball court this season, dropping three more games this week. Two of those were to region opponents. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

PTSA Burke County Middle School will hold a community PTSA meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Girard. Refreshments will be served, and BCMS parents are encouraged to attend. Parent University S.G.A. More...

Church News

Church News

Empowerment Center Everlasting Life Christian Empowerment Center will hold its annual Victorious Faith Conference 2009 Thursday and Friday, Feb. 12-13, at 7 nightly, at 602 Myrick St., Waynesboro. More...

Church Service Directory

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message: Bethel Baptist Church . Bethel Baptist is located off Hwy. 24 in Alexander. More...

Banquet to benefit mission trip

The Methodists are firing up the grill to help fund their trip to Central America. A Valentine's Banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church social hall in Waynesboro Saturday, Feb. More...

School News

School calendar up for a vote

If students and parents want a say in next year's school calendar, now is the time to speak up. More...

Bagging history

In celebration of President Barack Obama's inauguration, Nancy Brinson's third grade class at S.G.A. Elementary School decorated grocery bags for their local grocer, Jenkins IGA. More...

Burke County schools honored

Three Burke County schools have been recognized for student achievement among a poverty-stricken population. Waynesboro Primary, Blakeney Elementary and SGA Elementary schools have been named Title I Distinguished Schools in Georgia. More...