December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jaycees need big help in hard times

Empty Stocking Fund

The Waynesboro Jaycees are hoping to raise at least $20,000 for this year's Empty Stocking Fund to provide Christmas gifts to local children who would otherwise do without. More...

News

Thanks and giving

- Elizabeth Billips More...

Midville to hold budget hearings

Midville City Council members plan to vote on a 2010 budget this week. The city will hold public hearings Wednesday, Dec. 2- Friday, Dec. 4 at city hall to discuss spending plans for the coming year. The hearings will begin at 6:30 each evening. More...

Gingerbread streetscape on display at First National

The gingerbread rendition of downtown Waynesboro is headed back this way. The sugary streetscape created by Jennifer Mooney of Pineland Bakery was purchased by First National Bank of Waynesboro in an auction held at the Augusta Museum of History. More...

Sports

Bears tip off basketball season this weekend

Bear fans will shift their focus from pigskin to round ball this weekend as Burke County High School kicks off its basketball season. More...

Burke County wrestlers start season with a win

The Burke County High School wrestling team started the season off right this year with three victories in the first major match of the season last week. More...

EBA basketball tips off under new leadership

Basketball season is underway for Edmund Burke Academy, and two new coaches are calling the shots. Former Robert Toombs stand-out Wes Parker landed the boys head coaching position this year. More...

Obituaries

John 'Jack' Felton Garner

John Felton Garner "Jack," of Waynesboro, Ga., a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. Graveside memorial services with military honors will be held at noon. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Ms. Mary J. Perry

Ms. Mary J. Perry, age 81, of Sylvania, Ga., died Thursday, Nov., 26, 2009, at Syl-View Health Care Center in Sylvania under the care of Nighting Gale Hospice with her loving family by her side. More...

Mrs. Annie Ruth Wright

Mrs. Annie Ruth Wright of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 29, 2009, at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Covenant Deliverance Covenant Deliverance Ministries will present "The Gospel Café" featuring live entertainment 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12. More...

Women win council seats

Hickman, Washington

Donnie Hickman will remain on the Sardis City Council while veteran councilman Curtis Bell must step down in Waynesboro. More...

New jobs drop unemployment rate to 10.9%

Lowest since May

Burke County is crawling out of its unemployment hole. According to figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor (DOL), the county's percentage of jobless residents was down to an estimated 10.9 percent for the month of October. More...

Editorial

No time to relax

According to most news reports, the swine flu epidemic may have reached its peak and is slowing down in most parts of the country. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Christmas on Liberty Square is this Friday in Downtown Waynesboro beginning at 5 p.m. More...

For The Record

Burglar gets probation after pleading guilty

A Sardis burglar was sentenced to probation for entering an apartment during the middle of the night. Deaundry Walker, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary Monday for the July 2008 incident at a Bargeron Avenue apartment complex in Sardis. More...

Ex-boyfriend arrested for holding woman hostage

A Waynesboro man was jailed for holding his ex-girlfriend hostage inside a Magnolia Acres apartment. More...

From the Blotter

Carnivore A Waynesboro man has been arrested, once again, for stealing meat. Kenneth Bernard Johnson, 42, was jailed for running from Wal-Mart with ribeye and porterhouse steaks stashed inside his jacket. More...

Fields & Yields

FSA urges farmers to vote in county committee elections

The deadline to return the ballots for the 2009 FSA county committee elections is Dec. 7. Burke County, which has three committee seats from each of its three local administrative areas, has one seat up for election. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips on the Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

Since the beginning of time, trees of all kinds have symbolized life. Evergreen came to symbolize immortality, because they did not die when winter came. More...

Recipes from Louise

Are you looking for some festive finger foods to serve at a neighborhood Christmas party or a family get-together? Then look no further. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCHS school council The Burke County High School school council will meet 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the BCHS conference room. Playhouse raffle The BCHS Construction Education, Skills USA class is conducting a Playhouse Raffle. More...

People

Burke County awarded for one act play

The one act play team from Burke County High School collected several accolades at the Region 3-AAA competition in Cochran. The group, which performed scenes from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, placed third in the competition. More...

Cub scouts

Cub Scout Pack 414 conducted a food drive to support the food pantry at First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro and spent a recent Saturday delivering grocery bags to local neighborhoods. More...

40th Class Reunion

The Waynesboro High School Class of 1969 recently held its 40th class reunion with dinner and dancing at the American Legion. More...