December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

HELP FILL A STOCKING

This week: $2,750 Total: $4,775 Goal: $20,000 Emma Cate................................................................................. $150 Burke Medical Center volunteers................................................. More...

News

Commissioners get Vogtle update

Members of the Burke County Board of Commissioners spent Tuesday morning at Plant Vogtle talking progress and tax revenue and braving the rain for a look at the excavation site. More...

Tax rates to remain steady for '09

BURKE COUNTY By Roy F. Chalker Editor An increase in the utilities digest enabled the Burke County Commission to forego a property tax hike for the 2010 budget year. More...

City takes over garbage service

Waynesboro is back in the garbage business. More...

For The Record

Hunter arrested for killing dog

A Burke County hunter has been jailed for shooting a neighbor's dog. Julius Imperati Jr., 22, was arrested for a felony count of cruelty to animals Tuesday morning, just four days after his Claxton-Lively Road neighbor's pit bull was wounded. More...

Child pornographer gets 20 years

A Waynesboro man will spend the next 20 years in prison for possessing more than 2,000 child pornography images. Last Wednesday, Roger Alan Gambrel, 53, was sentenced to 240 months in prison by United States District Judge J. Randal Hall. More...

Mother stabbed in front of children

A young Waynesboro mother was stabbed in the chest while her children watched. Fredrica Ellison, 22, was rushed to MCGHealth last Wednesday after police found her in the bathroom of a Davis Road apartment with a wound in her upper breast area. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Byron E. Quick III

Byron E. Quick III, 55, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mr. Quick was a native of Richmond County and a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Mr. Derrell M. Young

Mr. Derrell Maurice Young of Albany, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009,. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Rock Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Kemp officiating. More...

Mrs. Viola M. Woods

Mrs. Viola Mae Woods entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at MCG Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Bell Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Mack officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCHS Concert The Burke County High School annual Christmas Concert will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the JD Smith Auditorium. The Chorus, Handbells and Chamber Choir will perform under the direction of Jean Barefield. More...

Church News

Church News

Smith Grove Smith Grove Baptist Church will have installation services for the Rev. Al Robinson 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20. The Rev. William B. Blount Sr., pastor of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. More...

School News

SGA teachers receive Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards recognition

Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, ten SGA Elementary School teachers received $100 Wal-Mart/Sam's Club gift cards as part of the Wal- Mart Foundation's Teacher Rewards Program. More...

WPS/BES Christmas Choral Concert

Members of the Blakeney Elementary School Chorus are pictured during the Annual Waynesboro Primary and Blakeney Elementary School Honor Chorus Christmas Concert held Dec. 3. More...

BCMS Christmas Program

Members of the Burke County Middle School beginning band are pictured during the annual BCMS Christmas Concert held Dec. 3. The graded bands and choruses performed a variety of songs during a concert for parents and the community. More...

Meetings shed light on business opportunities

Officials from Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear and The Shaw Group said they are committed to doing business with Georgia vendors during the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. More...

Sweet CHRISTMAS

The 10th Annual Christmas on Liberty Square went on despite the cold and rain. Hundreds of participants, including many in Victorian costumes, gathered downtown for rides on the Polar Express, hot cocoa and lots of Christmas festivities. More...

Editorial

Time to get serious

It looks like the economic impact of new construction at Plant Vogtle is already becoming a reality. More...

Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: December 8, 1999 Waynesboro Primary School received a special $132,000 grant under the state's "Pay for Performance" program. Principal Linda Bailey said the staff "did a super job. More...

Sports

Bears start season with big win

The Bears scored more than double the points of their first opponent of the season. Burke County High School's boys (1-0) defeated Jenkins County 74-36 last Saturday in Waynesboro. More...

Lady Bears take down Eagles

The Lady Bears started the season with a win last Saturday over Jenkins County. Burke County High School's girls (1-0) took down the Lady Eagles 63-48. More...

Burke County wrestling team moves to 9-1

Burke County High School's wrestling team picked up more wins this week, including: Burke County: 75 Westside: 6 103: Davonte McNair (BC) 112: Dalton Blackstone (BC)* 119: Brannon Tootle (BC) 125: Alan Tootle (BC) 130: More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Poinsettias Bring Holiday Decorations to Life

Poinsettias embody the holiday spirit and help create the most festive displays. The challenge is deciding how many poinsettias to buy, what color, leaf shape, plant size and form. More...

Recipes from Louise

Good friends and good food are one of the best recipes for happy holiday fellowship. Combine them in any way, and they will make the season most joyful. Open your house to family and friends and enjoy with them an array of mouth-watering dishes. More...

Dogs, handlers arrive in Burke

Bird dogs and their handlers recently gathered in Burke County for the Turkey Creek Field Trial Club's third annual fall event. More...

People

Christmas parade slated for Saturday

The annual Jaycees Christmas Parade is coming through town this Saturday. The procession will leave the Exchange Club Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. and travel through downtown Waynesboro to the Jaycees Tree Farm by Southern Bank. More...

New Beginnings, Old Fella chosen for community grants

Two Burke County organizations will receive more than $20,000 in grants from the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area. More...

Boss Hog contender on TLC barbeque series

Boss Hog Cook-off contender Myron Mixon is making a name for himself on a new TLC television series about competitive barbequing. More...