November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Di-Lane stables to be named for Mobley

The new barn at Di-Lane will bear the name of the man who returned Burke County's longest running field trials to prominence nearly 30 years ago. More...

News

How to cook a turkey ...

And other favorites from our youngest readers

We asked, and they told us. Burke County youngsters from preschool through first grade were full of advice when we asked how to prepare a Thanksgiving feast. More...

Variance approved to allow concrete plant on River Road

A concrete plant will soon be built on River Road to support Plant Vogtle expansion now that a controversial variance has been approved by the Burke County Planning Commission. More...

Yuletide events next weekend

Christmas is coming. Burke County residents will begin ringing in the cheer next weekend with the two seasonal favorites in Waynesboro. On Friday, Dec. More...

Sports

Pump it up

The Edmund Burke Academy competition cheerleaders had a lot to celebrate after last Saturday's state competition in Macon. More...

State title hopes end for Spartans

The road to state has ended for Edmund Burke Academy. Last Friday, the Spartans lost in the semi-final round to rival Memorial Day School after leading 8-0 at the half. After a scoreless first quarter, the Spartans struck first. More...

BES Math Competition

Blakeney Elementary School held its annual math competition last week challenging students with questions based on the Georgia Performance Standards. More...

Fields & Yields

Farm Loan Program receives $38.8 million in loan funds

While many lenders reduced their overall lending during fiscal year 2009, the Farm Service Agency increased their lending to agriculture customers by nearly 20% over previous years. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Good Time to Dig, Plant Perennials

Fall is the best time to plant new perennials or divide and relocate established perennials in the landscape. More...

Recipes from Louise

Pecans are for all seasons but especially the holiday season. Add pecans to your favorite bread or muffin recipe, salad, dessert or casserole. Just a handful of pecans may even be helpful in lowering cholesterol. More...

Church News

Church News

Rosemont Baptist Rosemont Heights Baptist Church's Sanctuary Choir and Drama Team will present "The Ornament" at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, and again at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. The public is encouraged to attend. More...

School News

WPS Students Visit Pine Hill Schoolhouse

WPS Students Visit Pine Hill Schoolhouse Waynesboro Primary School Kindergarten students from Mrs. Posey, Register, Rodgers, Russell and Williams' classes took a step back in time. More...

BCMS students win Georgia Essay Contest

Burke County Middle School Georgia Essay contest participants joined together to enjoy an award ceremony and refreshments recently. More...

Georgia Day at WPS

Second-grade students celebrated Georgia Day recently as they "traveled across the state" by going to centers related to different facts about Georgia. In the media center they played Jeopardy and answered questions about Georgia. More...

Deputies recover cache of stolen goods and guns

A burglary suspect with a stolen SUV full of stolen goods has been arrested. And as investigators in Burke and Jenkins counties sort through the evidence, they're finding links to a number of property crimes. More...

City council runoffs slated for Tuesday

Sardis and Waynesboro

Round-two of the Sardis and Waynesboro city council races will be settled next Tuesday, Dec. 1 in runoff elections. Both elections have been on tap since Nov. More...

Editorial

Giving thanks in tough times

Every school child knows that the tradition of Thanksgiving started with the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

It's that time of year when we stuff ourselves silly with all the delicious Thanksgiving foods. It is also the time we pause to give thanks for the bountiful feast we enjoy and the many, many blessings. More...

For The Record

College students caught in fraudulent check scam

A Waynesboro police officer was assaulted last week after a group of college students tried to cash fraudulent checks at Wal-Mart. More...

Attack on women ends with arrest

A Louisville man was arrested for pushing a woman down the steps, shooting at another and then retreating into the woods with an ax. More...

Lost shoe could lead to gunmen

In Del-Mac hold-up

A money bag and shoelaces weren't on the to-do list for two robbers who held a Del-Mac Minute Mart clerk at gunpoint. The gunmen got away, but Waynesboro police say they left a trail of money and a lost shoe. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas Cleo Brantley Jr.

Thomas Cleo Brantley, Jr. entered into eternal rest on the morning of Nov. 20, 2009. Thomas Cleo Brantley Jr., widower of Mildred Ruby Williams Brantley, resided in James Island, S.C., since 1948. More...

The Rev. Joseph Roberson

The Rev. Joseph Roberson, 57, of 3010 Peyton Drive, Columbus, Ga., was called into eternal rest Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1104 2nd Avenue, Columbus. More...

Mrs. Mildred Corley Griffin

Mrs. Mildred (Jones) Corley- Griffin, 73, devoted wife of Mr. Percy E. Griffin, entered peacefully into eternal rest at her residence on Nov. 18, 2009. More...

People

Public Health Screenings set for Dec. 4

As many as two out of three heart attack, stroke and aneurysm patients never have a symptom until a life-threatening event occurs. The non-profit Gerontology Research Foundation is coming to the Burke County Library on Friday, Dec. More...

Dog day

Residents can get New York style hotdogs for lunch downtown Waynesboro. Michael Wood of Vidette spent Thursday afternoon on Liberty Street with his Duggs Dogs street cart. More...