November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug dog joins local police force

There's a new member on the police force, and he answers to Po-Po. The 2-year-old drug sniffing German shepherd reported to work at the Waynesboro Police Department Tuesday morning, following a unanimous nod from city council. More...

News

EBA actors win state; Broome named all-state performer

It was lights, camera and a lot of action for Edmund Burke Academy's One Act Play cast this year. More...

Waynesboro election costs more than $50 per vote

The low-show election for a Ward 3 city council seat has cost Waynesboro taxpayers at least $50 a vote. Of the ward's 1,000-plus pool of voters, only 93 cast ballots Nov. 3. More...

Meet legislators for breakfast

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, Dece. 3, at Mobley's Cafeteria, in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

Bears fall to Carver in first round

They left it all on the field. The Bears suffered a painful 28- 21 loss to Carver High in Columbus last Friday in the first round of the state playoffs in a shootout against one the state's most powerful programs. More...

Bear signs to shoot for Winthrop

A Burke County High School basketball standout is flying high after putting his college plans in writing last week. Senior Martaveous Smith signed with the Winthrop University Eagles for a full ride to the four-year school in Rock Hill, SC. More...

Spartans spoil Sherwood's season

Host Matadors for a shot at the state title

They faced the giants, and they prevailed. Last Friday, Edmund Burke Academy traveled nearly 200 miles to play Sherwood Christian, a much larger group, in the quarterfinals of the GISA AA state playoffs. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Kudzu Eating Insect Found

A kudzu eating insect was recently found in northeast Georgia. To some that may sound like a blessing, but that remains to be seen. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Treat Winter Weeds While Grass is Dormant

Now is a great time for counting the blessings of a wellearned rest from mowing the lawn. But don't forget your grass entirely. You should take some time to control your winter weeds. More...

Recipes from Louise

A traditional Thanksgiving meal usually includes turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce. But, what about those side dishes? More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR The Edmund Burke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at The Meeting Place on Shadrack Street. Lunch will be served at noon. More...

People

Exchange Club honors Youth of the Month

Local high school seniors were honored at the Waynesboro Exchange Club for being named Students of the Month at their respective schools. More...

Trike-A-Thon

Students at Kozy Kids Childcare recently took part in a Trike-A-Thon. The children were able to bring their tricycles to school for the day. They each collected donations from friends and family to be sent to the St. More...

NA-YGN drawing contest winners

North American Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) presenters Jan Lockhart and Mike McCracken from Plant Vogtle recently gave a nuclear power presentation to the fifth grade students at SGA Elementary School. More...

Local woman arrested for Myrtle Beach hit and run

Two run over

A Burke County woman has been jailed by Myrtle Beach authorities for stealing a purse from an elderly woman, then running over two people during her getaway. More...

Charter school appeals to state

A local charter school organization that was denied approval by the Burke County Board of Education has appealed at the state level. The Boggs Community Development Corporation, Inc. More...

Editorial

Poor excuses

We don't know how the City of Waynesboro could make it any more convenient for citizens to vote in city elections. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Local schools have really given us an exciting football season! Edmund Burke Academy is in the semifinals playing Memorial Day School at home this Friday night. Good luck, Spartans!!! More...

For The Record

Teen arrested for hitting pregnant woman with pipe

A Waynesboro man was arrested for beating a pregnant woman with a pipe. More...

Metal thieves target churches

Churches have become the latest targets for thieves. Last week, three Baptist church congregations found out their air conditioning units had been stripped. More...

From the Blotter

Where's the beef? A Waynesboro man was jailed Saturday for running out of Harveys' with $162 worth of meat hidden inside his clothes. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Linda J. Loren

Linda J. Loren, 57, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest at her home Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Hopeful Baptist Church (Winter Road). The Rev. Wayne Dixon will officiate. More...

Erma M. Weathers

Erma Murray Weathers, age 92, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Rev. More...

IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM BUXTON, SR.

April 1, 1956 - November 22, 2008

GONE TOO SOON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN The Last Poem of Love Years have come and years have gone Yes together we faced the sun With heartfelt love we held on to each other Engulfed in a love shared by no other Our vows held true through the tes More...

Church News

Church News

New Springfield New Springfield Baptist Church of Alexander will hold an installation service for their pastor-elect Ellis A. Godbee Jr., 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. The Rev. William B. More...

School News

Faith Christian Academy releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its list of honor roll students for the second six-weeks. More...