August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Miss Atlanta

Laura Stone has done it again. Saturday night, the Waynesboro native beat out 20 other contestants to be crowned Miss Atlanta. More...

AARP, state officials will attend Waynesboro forums

The state representative for AARP is among the officials committed to Thursday's health reform forum in Waynesboro. On Aug. More...

55 properties to be auctioned Tuesday

Foreclosures, delinquent taxes

Foreclosure are soaring ... but not so high as projected earlier this month. More...

For The Record

Two arrested for burglaries

Two more wanted

Two people have been arrested for burglary, and two more are wanted. More...

From the Blotter

You don't say Burke County Road Department employees have reclaimed a stolen sign. Last week, deputies escorted employees to a Blount Chapel Road home where a sign had been recycled for personal use. More...

Siblings recovering from Hwy. 56 collision

Two Midville brothers involved in a Highway 56 head-on collision are recovering at home while their sister remains hospitalized in Augusta. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Flakes

Ruth Flakes, 72, of Girard, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in, Girard with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. More...

Mr. Albert Griffis

Albert Griffis, 78, of Jesup and Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at his residence in Waynesboro after an extended illness. His funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Rinehart & Son Funeral Home in Jesup. The Rev. More...

Grace B. Robinson

Grace B. Robinson, 77, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, Aug.23, 2009. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Joyner officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. More...

Church News

Church News

NECBA The Noah Ebenezer Central Baptist Association will meet with the Rev. Melvin Habersham and Jones Grove Baptist Church 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29. The NECBA is comprised of churches from Jefferson, Emanuel, Richmond and Burke counties. More...

School News

Development Authority supports junior college

East Georgia College has garnered more support for plans to establish a site in Waynesboro. More...

EBA hosts groundbreaking ceremony this Sunday

Edmund Burke Academy is breaking new ground. This Sunday, Aug. 30, a 2 p.m. ceremony will be held in celebra- tion of the upcoming construction of a new kindergarten/primary complex at the Highway 56 campus. More...

Package sales to be decided at the polls

In Girard

Girard could be home to Burke County's only liquor stores. If all goes as planned, Girard voters will decide in a Nov. 3 special election whether to allow package sales in the city. More...

Study reveals colleges of choice for Burke grads

A study released last week shows that Burke County graduates have selected Augusta Technical College more than any other for postsecondary education over the last several years. More...

Editorial

A Crime Epidemic

There is an epidemic on the rampage in this county, and we're not talking about the flu. Since the beginning of the year more than 265 burglaries and break-ins have been reported to authorities. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: August 25, 1999 Father Gene Paradise retired after serving 16 years as rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. More...

Sports

Bears kick off season Friday

It's finally here. The high school football season officially kicks off Friday, but Bear fans will have to travel if they want to see it firsthand. More...

Lady Bears pulverize Grovetown

The Lady Bears didn't give the area's newest team any cause for celebration last week. In their home opener, the Burke County High School fast pitch softball team defeated Grovetown High 20-5 in just three innings. More...

Spartan football underway

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans finished up scrimmage play last week and are ready to tackle the Region 2-AA competition. The Spartans begin their regular season this Friday in Thomson against nonregion opponent Briarwood Academy. More...

Fields & Yields

Ag field day highlights research in Burke

Burke County was once again a hot spot for learning developments in agricultural research last Wednesday. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

EBA groundbreaking Edmund Burke Academy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new kindergarten/primary, 2 p.m., Sunday August 30 in the Murray Gym. The public is invited. More...

People

Banks get on board with concert series

Local banks have gotten on board with the season ticket drive for the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series 2009-2010 performances. More...

People in the News

Pvt. Joey Parker Inglett recently graduated from Basic Military Training at Fort Knox, Ky. for the United States Army Reserves. Pvt. More...

Historically speaking

Recent University of Georgia graduate Kathy Hill was the guest speaker at this month's Historical Society meeting. With a BA in history, she spoke about her senior thesis - Georgia's boll weevil plight and the creation of Hill's Mixture in 1920. More...