March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Victim names shooter, loses consciousness

Just before he lost consciousness, the victim in a Saturday night shooting gave police the street name of the man who pulled the trigger.   Lajarvis Jones, 21, was airlifted to MCG Health Medical Center just after 10 p.m. More...

News

Judge seals Long decision

Hearings to determine the custody of Jeremy and Christine Long’s children concluded last week, but the outcome will not be made public.   Juvenile Court Judge Thomas B. “Britt” Hammond signed an order Feb. More...

Send it back and save some cash!

The mobile Census Tour stopped in Waynesboro last week to call attention to the national 2010 Census and show support for the effort among local leaders. The U.S. More...

High speed chase ends in crash

A routine traffic stop in Millen turned into a high speed chase that ended in Waynesboro Tuesday afternoon. More...

For The Record

Burke resident accused in alien smuggling ring

A former Burke County resident is among 66 people indicted in an alien smuggling ring.   More...

Missing teen leads to arrest

A Waynesboro teen was charged with statutory rape after a missing Richmond County girl was found in Waynesboro. More...

Burglar gets five years for theft of weed eater

A local teen was sent to prison last week for stealing a weed eater from a shed behind a Burke County home.   Quashawn Phillips, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary for the June 2009 incident.   More...

Obituaries

Doris Chance Burroughs

Mrs. Doris Chance Burroughs, age 98, of Sardis, Ga., passed away on March 15, 2010 at Effingham Care Center in Springfield,Ga.   Mrs. More...

Joe S. Bell Jr.

Joe S. Bell, Jr. 64, of Perkins, Ga., died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at the Jenkins County Hospital.   Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 24, (today) at 2 p.m. More...

McKinley ‘Boogie’ Young

McKinley “Boogie” Young of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 19, 2010, at Plantation General Hospital.   Funeral services will be Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. More...

People

Palmer joins Mary Yelton Realty firm

Mary Dee Palmer, lifelong resident of Burke County, has joined Mary Yelton Realty, owned by Mary Yelton Lively, broker. She signed her first listing on her first day on the job, last Thursday. More...

Dixie Divas

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUTHERNERS

A few months ago when Poet, the free-lance wanderer that he is, found himself passing through my neck of the South, he called up, then turned up at my front door then plopped down in my guest room for a few days. More...

Card of Thanks

In Appreciation   We wish to express our deepest appreciation for the many kind words spoken, cards, telephone calls, and other expressions of sympathy.   May God bless each of you!   The Proctor Family   More...

going green

FFA offers fresh picks at spring plant sale

Spring is in the air and flowers are soon to be in the ground.   Though a few cool nights are still ahead, the Burke County FFA is helping gardeners prepare to spruce up their flowers beds and add a splash of color to their yards.   More...

Trial begins in murder of Sardis teen

A murder trial began Tuesday for a teen accused of shooting a Burke County High School student on a dirt road near Sardis.   Raymond Trey Sapp, 18, of Waynesboro is charged in the murder of 16-year-old Simpson “Tyrone” Cates Jr. More...

Brady named principal of SGA Elementary

SGA Elementary School will have a new principal next year but she’ll be a familiar face. More...

Editorial

Hear that train a comin’

The healthcare reform train has left the station, and Congressman John Barrow is still standing on the platform.   More...

No Charter for now?

It looks as though the proposed new charter for the City of Waynesboro is not to be. Representative Gloria Frazier had made it clear from the beginning that she and Senator J.B. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 22, 2000   Keysville Mayor Emma Gresham was selected to receive a national award from “Essence” magazine. More...

Sports

Sweet Revenge

Revenge is sweet, even 23 years later. Former Waynesboro High School Purple Hurricanes and SGA High School Wolves met on the basketball court Saturday for an alumni game to benefit Relay for Life. More...

Growing golf

TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational scores big

One of the premiere golf tournaments in the Georgia High School Association may be headed to a whole new level. And it will all be right here in Waynesboro. More...

Spartan golfers win fifth straight

Team shoots season low 313

The Spartan golfers are continuing to dominate on the course this year.   More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Benefit Car Wash and Rummage Sale   Old Fella Animal Rescue will its spring fundraising car wash and rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at the Southern Bank in Waynesboro.   CNB Benefit Dinner Theater   More...

Church News

Holy Week Services to begin Monday

Burke County residents will celebrate Holy Week with five days of worship at five different churches, beginning Monday and culminating on Good Friday. The public is invited to attend from noon to 12:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Second Springfield   Second Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its choir anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, April 4.   The Rev. Willie Givens is pastor.   The public is invited to attend. More...

School News

Hickman to take over student services for school system

Burke County High School principal Wayne Hickman will oversee student services for the school system next year. More...

Pre-K slots still open at WPS, SGA

Parents interested in signing their little ones up for pre-kindergarten still have a chance. More...

School Menu

BURKE COUNTY • MAR. 29-APR. 2

Monday - Chicken Filet Sandwich, Deli Turkey Sandwich on WW Bread, Packaged Salad, Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples, June Peas, Raw Vegetables w/Dip, Frozen Fruit Cup, Strawberry Muffin.   More...