December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax bills to barely beat New Year

Anyone counting on a 2009 property tax deduction will have to act fast. This year, the county's bills won't go out until at least Dec. 28 - and that's if everything goes right. More...

News

Vogtle unit nearly back at full power after unplanned shutdown

A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle that was shut down last Monday is nearing full power again. More...

Higher transit rates approved

A new year means new rates for Burke Transit users. Last Tuesday, a public hearing was held for citizens concerned with the increasing costs of transportation services provided by Burke Transit. More...

Board of Commissioners selects Census committee co-chairman

The position has been filled. A month after Bruce Storm's resignation as cochairman of Burke County's Census Complete Count Committee, county commissioners appointed his replacement. More...

Sports

Bears take down Jenkins Co. again

The Bears picked up their second win over Jenkins County last Saturday. Burke County High School's boys (2-0) defeated the Eagles 79-57 in Millen. Martaveous Smith led the Bears with 18 points. More...

Lady Bears claim second win

The Lady Bears didn't let history repeat itself against Jenkins County this year. Burke County High School's girls basketball team grounded the Lady Eagles 71-47 last Saturday in Millen. More...

Bears hard to handle on the mat

The Bears have been flexing their muscles on the mat. After collecting three more wins, they moved to a 12-1 record last weekend. More...

Obituaries

Tommy Jefferson Allen Sr.

Tommy Jefferson Allen Sr., 66,of Hephzibah departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Centerin Augusta. A native of Sardis, he was born May 21,1943 to the late James Dana Allen and Mildred Murray Allen. More...

Patricia Cates Stewart

Patricia Cates Stewart 72, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia. Mrs. Stewart was a native and longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Mildred Ann Palmer

Mildred Ann Palmer of Waynesboro, devoted wife of the late John T. Palmer Jr., entered into rest Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. The family will receive friends at the DeLoach- McKerley Funeral Home on 1-2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16. More...

Burke Happenings

Christmas Happenings

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Celebrate the season in Burke County with these upcoming events Three-church cantata Singers from three churches will unite voices, 7:30 p.m., Sunday December 20 in a joint presentation of "The Winter More...

Burke Happenings

Donate for food pantry Waynesboro's Boy Scout Troop #25 will be bagging groceries 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, for donations. Proceeds will be used to purchase food for First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro's food pantry. More...

School News

MAMMA MIA!

A creepy tale paid off big time for fifth-grader Ginny Lane Crawford, pictured above. More...

Sardis officer resigns after photo surfaces

A Sardis police officer has resigned following the circulation of a nude photograph. More...

Restrictions lifted for vaccination

H1N1 flu

Access to H1N1 flu vaccines has been opened up to everyone over 6 months of age. More...

HELP FILL A STOCKING

Send a donations to: Jaycees' Empty Stocking Fund P.O. Box 378 Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Editorial

Financial resolutions you can live with

At this time of year, many people pause to reflect on what they'd like to change about their lives going forward - lose a few pounds, take a class, spend more time with the kids. Often, these goals revolve around personal finances. More...

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RFD

It's that time of year when we are making plans to attend many Christmas celebration events. Most of us have our own Christmas programs at respective churches. More...

For The Record

Parolee wanted for burglary

Burke County deputies are looking for a man they say burglarized a home on Marks- Walden Road. More...

From the Blotter

Up in the air Deputies are trying to track down an oxygen thief. Last week, a Keysville resident called them when he discovered four oxygen tanks had been thrown over his fence. More...

Police

Waynesboro Police The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Wednesday, Dec. More...

Fields & Yields

Kathy Cullen Greene

Sarah Kathryn "Kathy" Cullen Greene died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. She was born July 13, 1921 in Bulloch County Georgia to Charles Cullen and Madelle Smith. More...

Robert Fountain elected middle Georgia vice president for Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau members in the organization's Middle Georgia Region recently elected Robert Fountain of Emanuel County to represent their region on the board of directors for a three-year term. More...

In the Furrow

Calcium, pH and Liming Forages

Timing your application of lime is nearly as critical as knowing how much lime to apply to pastures and hayfields. Calcium is critical for plant functions such as cell growth, cell division and stress detection. 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...

People

Walkway through time

The Old Fella statue at the Waynesboro park now has a gateway from Liberty Street. "I hope this will serve as a lasting memorial," said Richard Daniel, owner of the late Old Fella and founder of the animal rescue group named in the dog's honor. More...

Young Writers of America winners

Blakeney Elementary students, from left, Selena Castro, Grace Coalson, Zoe Swanna McGee and Benjamin Farrow are pictured holding their "Congratulations Envelopes" from the 2009 Southern Region-Young Writers of America Student Poetry Contest. More...

For kicks

Harvey Loren was the winner of a holiday basket worth $150 from Jade Tigers School of Self Defense. He is pictured with instructor Tyrone Tablada, far right, grandsons Nick and Hunter and his wife Jean. More...