April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Marchman named Athletic Director of the Year

Athletic directors across Georgia have picked Burke County's as the year's best. Burke County High School's W a d e Marchman received the Athletic Director (AD) of the Year award for Georgia's AAA classification. More...

News

Dock Do-over

City of Waynesboro workers hauled the new public fishing dock off Jones Lake after high winds knocked it off kilter. More...

More jobless in Burke

Burke County is sinking deeper into the state's jobless pool. According to preliminary February figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, Burke County's unemployment rate has swollen to 11.7 percent. More...

BI-LO to stay open despite bankruptcy

It will be business as usual at Waynesboro's BI-LO despite the company's recent petition for bankruptcy. Last Monday, BI-LO LLC and four affiliates filed the petition under Chapter 11 in an effort to restructure. More...

Sports

Bears take two against Thomson

The Bears defeated Thomson twice on the golf course last week by about 30 strokes in each match. More...

Bears fall to Washington County

Burke County was on the verge of its first region win on the baseball diamond, but the seventh inning against Washington County only brought disappointment. The Bears (2-10, 0-4) fell 5-3 to Washington County (6-7, 2-2) at home last Friday. More...

Net results

Burke County High School's tennis teams will play their last regular season matches on Thursday when they travel to Thomson High School. More...

Fields & Yields

Turkey Creek Field Trials

Dogs and handlers from all over the country recently gathered at the Burke County farm of Danny and Rose Kent for the second annual spring running of the Turkey Creek Field Trials. More...

Money goes to research in peanut production

The Georgia Peanut Commission, on behalf of Georgia's 4,500 peanut farmers, awarded $1 million this year to peanut research facilities in the state on March 19 at the Georgia Peanut Commission monthly board meeting. More...

In the Furrow

Scout for Stripe Rust in Wheat

A potentially devastating wheat disease has been confirmed in Georgia. Puccina striiformis (stripe rust, yellow rust) was confirmed last week in Tift and Colquitt counties. More...

People

In Memoriam

Hands that were once young and tender Are now with God in sweet surrender Hands that led, hands that fed Hands that sometimes in midnight hours Stroke with God's own healing power. More...

Vickrey, McKerley to marry

Dianne and Larry Vickrey of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Dianne Vickrey of Waynesboro, to Jason Arthur McKerley, son of Ann Curtis of St. Helena Island, S.C. and Tina and Freddie McKerley Jr. of Williston, S.C. More...

Eubanks, Thompson to wed

Mrs. Ronnie Jones Eubanks of Valdosta announces the engagement of her daughter, Heather Blount Eubanks of Atlanta, to Spencer Elliott Thompson of Columbus, Ind., son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Thompson of Columbus, Ind. More...

Hephzibah couple stages robbery

When police arrived at the Dollar Tree, assistant manager Tonya Sapp was face down behind the counter with both arms stretched out beside her. More...

Meteorite hunters jailed for trespassing

Two Southwestern meteorite hunters found fame they weren't searching for. Just one week after Las Vegas meteorite hunter Ralph "Sonny" Clary Jr. More...

Editorial

Watch for predators

These hard economic times seem to be bringing out both the best and the worst in people. The NBC Nightly News has been running a series on ways individuals and groups have found to help people who have been impacted by the recession. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I attended the memorial service for Mrs. Nell Byne last Saturday and it was awesome! Many would ask how could a memorial service be awesome? If you knew Mrs. Byne you know she lived her life for her Lord and Saviour. More...

For The Record

Children to stay in foster care

A Superior Court judge reaffirmed his decision to block the return of four children to their mother and pointed to information revealed this week as even more reason to keep them living separately. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Tuesday, March 24 • Moroccus Tywon Heath, 26, of 709 Wallace St., Waynesboro, was arrested for interference with police, possession of More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff's Office for the past week: Thursday, March 12 • Anthony Lamar Brown, 20, of 730 Clarks Place Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for four counts of probation violati More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Nell Daniel Byne

Nell Daniel Byne, wife of the late Edmund Gordon Byne, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her residence in Waynesboro. A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro at 5 p.m. More...

Mr. Paul L. Lovett Jr.

Paul Lively Lovett Jr., 73, of Spartanburg, S.C., beloved husband of Martha House Lovett, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Spartanburg Regional Restorative Care. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., and formerly of Rome, Ga., Mr. More...

Mr. Cleo Scott Jr.

Cleo Scott Sr., 63, of Waynesboro Ga., died Saturday, March 21, 2009 in Harrisburg, Pa. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the home of Mae Della Scott, 1333 Ben Hatcher Rd. in Waynesboro. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Genealogical and Historical Society Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Burke County Library. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Holy Week schedule announced

Holy Week services begin Monday and continue through the week. A service will be held at a different community church each day at noon with lunch being served immediately after the service every day except Friday. More...

Church News

Jones Grove Baptist Jones Grove Baptist Church will honor the Rev. Melvin Habersham and First Lady Elmarie Habersham on their second pastoral appreciation celebration, 11:30 a.m., Sunday April 5. More...

Johnson honored by Rotarians

Rotarian Billy Joe Johnson, left, was named a Paul Harris Fellow #2 at the Waynesboro Rotary Club's annual spring banquet March 17. More...

School News

Learning to lead

Volunteers in Keysville are investing in their future. More...

Sound off

Burke County High School played host for the District 10 Band Festival recently, welcoming 30 bands from across the area to perform at the school. Judges evaluated each of the bands, which included concert bands, symphonic bands and wind ensembles. More...

State jobs available for college students

Eighty Georgia college students could get summer jobs with the labor commissioner. Commissioner Michael Thurmond has announced the Georgia Department of Labor's 2009 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. More...