June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Family Y withdraws proposal for Waynesboro facility

The possibility of Family Y coming to Burke County is no more. More...

News

United Way seeks new agencies

For the first time in 15 years, United Way of the CSRA will invite new agencies and organizations to participate in the community investment process.   More...

County hit with $120,000 bill for unauthorized work

By Tres Bragg tresbragg@bellsouth.net

Burke County Commissioners will have to come up with $120,000 to pay for a job they didn’t authorize. More...

Sign-up begins for childcare program

An enriched child care program set to begin in Burke County Oct. 1 is taking applications for participants.   More...

For The Record

Blood drop solves burglary

Felon wanted for breaking into home of terminally ill uncle

A single drop of blood has matched a 2009 burglary with a convicted felon.   Christopher Burton Johnson, 38, is wanted by Burke County deputies for the June 2009 break-in of a pastor’s home on Ben Hatcher Road.   More...

Waynesboro man beaten, robbed in home invasion

Police are looking for four gunmen who forced their way into an Orchard Hill Apartment. More...

More pedestrians attacked

Two pedestrians were attacked by dogs in two different Waynesboro neighborhoods.   An 18-year-old was charged by a pit bull while walking near his home on Blakeney Street June 3. More...

Fields & Yields

Funds available to help farmers with irrigation

A $2.42 million program is helping farmers construct or improve irrigation reservoirs on agricultural property. The federal funds and technical assistance are available to farmers in Burke and other South Georgia counties.   More...

Green giants

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People

Laura Stone vies for ‘Miss Georgia’ title

Laura Stone has Georgia on her mind.   The Waynesboro native is in Columbus this week making her third run in the Miss Georgia Pageant.   If she wins, she’ll represent Georgia in the Miss America Pageant in January. More...

Jumping for joy

Sarah Boothe and Jordan McCollough were this year’s winners in the Burke County Library’s Frog Jumping Contest. More...

Dixie Divas

FATHER’S DAY

Often, I find myself thinking of the wisdom of my daddy. His observations and experiences continue to guide me daily eleven years after his departure from what he sometimes called, “this ol’ vale of tears and sorrow.” More...

Retrial ends in murder conviction

A Jenkins County man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a Sardis murder in a retrial.   More...

Former commissioner threatens to sue county

A dispute over Godbee Road could be headed to court.   More...

Community mourns loss of student

His smile was contagious.   Just looking at the chipmunk cheeks on either side of Brant Goins’ wide grin made his friends and family lighten up and often laugh. More...

Editorial

Unveiling a lifetime of service

It was almost exactly fifty years ago that Preston B. Lewis Jr. threw his hat into the political ring for the first time.   In 1960 the young Waynesboro lawyer unseated veteran legislator T. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 14, 2000   The Burke County Board of Education approved the voluntary use of uniforms for students at SGA Elementary, Waynesboro Primary and Blakeney Elementary Schools.   More...

RFD

Congratulations to Cathy and Greg Hawkins on the birth of their first granddaughter, Kaylynn Amanda Hawkins, born Thursday, June 10. She weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz.   Proud first-time parents are Ashley and Shane Hawkins of Waynesboro. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Luther S. Ellison

Luther S. Ellison, 95, of Sardis, Ga., departed this life on June 8, 2010.   Funeral service was held Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Westside Family Worship Center in Jacksonville, Fla., with Pastor Jim Wilder officiating. More...

Mrs. Eula Moseley Stanford

Mrs. Eula Moseley Stanford, age 79, of Waynesboro, Ga., died June 13, 2010 at the Keysville Nursing Home in Keysville, Ga., after an extended illness.   Funeral services for Mrs. More...

Sidney Green

Mr. Sidney Green of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 13, 2010.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at Roberson Gove Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NAACP   The Burke County Branch of the NAACP will meet 9 a.m., Saturday, June 19, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located at 527 W. Seventh St. More...

Church News

A new addition

McBean Baptist Church recently held a groundbreaking for the addition to the church. More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel   Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly, Wednesday-Friday, June 16-18.   The Rev. S.D. Bing of Lovett Hill and Bethlehem will be the guest minister.   Albert L. More...

School News

Cell phones will cost students money

Burke County High School students caught with cell phones will have to cough up some dough to get them back.   A policy that bans cell phones at school changed last week to impose fines when students are caught with them.   More...

Shirt Tails Stay Tucked

Adkins also requested that the BOE consider repealing a policy that requires male students at BCHS to tuck their shirt tails. He said the rule created another distraction from academics as faculty and staff attempted to enforce it.   More...

Commissioners say ‘no’ to BOE request

The risk and costs associated with removing hazardous materials led Burke County Commissioners to deny a request from the Burke County Board of Education (BOE).   More...