April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

If I Were Mayor …

If Cammie Winkler were the mayor of Waynesboro, she’d hire more police officers and assign each one to a specific neighborhood. More...

News

Illegal dumping still a problem in county

Burke County is getting trashier according to some county employees.   More...

Commissioners agree on fee increases

Local businesses will see an increase in beer and wine license fees in 2011.   More...

Commission hears road paving concerns

A Keysville resident confronted Burke County Commission over paving a portion of Keysville-Boggs Academy Road.   More...

Sports

Burke cruises past neighboring schools

It wasn’t even close.   Burke County High School took top honors at a track meet last Thursday against two of its neighbors, Jenkins and Jefferson counties. More...

Spartan sluggers attempt back-to-back region titles

After outscoring their last two opponents 29-5 the Spartans have found themselves in a similar position as last year, vying for a region championship with Bulloch Academy.   More...

Blanchard, Gandy reach state semifinals

For the second year in a row Wilson Blanchard is advancing to the final four in state tennis. But this time, with a different partner.   More...

Obituaries

William E. Pellerin, local dentist since 1976, dies

Dr. William E. Pellerin 65, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Thursday, April 15, 2010 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Gwendolyn Fay Risser

Gwendolyn Fay Risser, 39, of Athens, Tenn., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her home.   More...

LaTrell Andre Scott

LaTrell Andre Scott, 34, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, April 15, 2010.   A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, where the Rev. More...

People

Dixie Divas

RENOWNED ADVENTURER

Poet, my friend who reigns supremely in the Mississippi Delta, has few complaints so when he voiced one the other day, I was not only surprised, I was astounded. Particularly when I heard what was troubling him. More...

Cards of Thanks

The Community Easter Egg Hunt held in the Midville Park on April 3 was a success.  More...

Births

Ethan Cohen Braswell   Gloria and Jeff Braswell of Jasper, Tenn. announce the birth of their son, Ethan Cohen, born Feb. 12, 2010.   He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Union to supply workers for Vogtle expansion

The contractors charged with building two additional nuclear units at Plant Vogtle will look to trade unions to supply workers. More...

Second trial begins in Cates murder

A jury trial began Monday for the second person accused in the murder of a Burke County High School student. More...

Editorial

Old Fella – What we are not!

We are not the animal control agency for Burke County.   We are not the party responsible for solving the animal problems in Burke County. More...

RFD

An extra special birthday greeting is extended to Vic Daniel, owner of Daniel’s Cleaners. Vic will turn an amazing 100 years old this Sunday.   More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 19, 2000   The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that property acquisition for the new Savannah River Parkway could start by mid-summer.   State Rep. More...

For The Record

Real Estate News

Burke County property transfers for February and March 2010. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • Dallas Blume to Rosanna Salter, Feb. More...

Probation awarded in theft cases

Two men were sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to their involvement in thefts that took place in Burke County in 2009. More...

Police charge missing boy’s mother

A Waynesboro mother who sent police on a massive hunt for her missing son will have to answer to a judge.   More...

Fields & Yields

Duck hunting celebrity commands attention at Rosemont

Phil Robertson, better known as the Duck Commander, traveled from his home state of Louisiana last week to speak to a crowd of roughly 350 at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Don Lively

I PRAY HE LAUGHS

I’m pretty sure that I’m going to Heaven. In fact, I’m as certain as I think it’s possible to be. More...

“Educating for Eternity”

Faith Christian Academy breaks ground for new campus

Students at Faith Christian Academy will have a new place to call home next school year.   More...

Church News

Miracle Temple Choir   The Miracle Temple Choir will celebrate its 7th Annual Choir Anniversary, 5 p.m., Saturday, April 24. The public, and especially youth choirs, are invited to attend.   Haven-Munnerlyn   More...

School News

Livin’ it up!

Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy both celebrated prom night last weekend. More...

County schools to start back later

After several years of heading back to class in early August, Burke County students will get a couple more weeks of summer.   More...

Anderson interrogates BOE; gets invited to make her own presentation

After attending two Burke County Board of Education meetings with lists of questions and complaints, Alberta Anderson has been invited to make a presentation of her own at next month’s meeting.   More...