July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Man dies in motorcycle wreck

A Burke County man died after wrecking his motorcycle into a brick fence.   Benton “Ben” Lee Hardy, 23, was riding his motorcycle through the Briar Creek Estates neighborhood around 4:45 p.m. More...

News

From the Blotter

Gone but not forgotten A fired employee continues to get himself noticed at the Waynesboro restaurant where he once cooked. More...

King Cotton

Fiber crop covers more acreage in Burke

Cotton has again claimed the throne as the top crop in Burke County. More...

Georgia gets $30M more for home loans

Georgia will receive an additional $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development. More...

For The Record

Fired investigator files appeal

Prior complaints released

Six days after he got his pink slip, the Waynesboro Police Department’s top investigator requested an appeal.   Last Thursday, former Chief Investigator Gene Boseman filed a request to appeal the police chief’s decision.   More...

DNA connects burglar to attempted car theft

The man just indicted for breaking into a Wal-Mart manager’s home and killing his two dogs has new charges to answer to. More...

More burglary suspects jailed

Two more Burke County men are in jail for burglaries.   More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Town Hall Meeting   Officials will host a town hall meeting 6 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at the Burke County Office Park on West Sixth Street in Waynesboro. The meeting, which is organized by State Rep. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful   Second Hopeful Baptist Church in Hephzibah will have its summer revival 7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 3-5.   The Rev. Anthony Mansfield, pastor of Honeyford Baptist Church in Denmark, S.C., will be the guest minister. More...

Legals

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Pick of the litter

The Bird Dog Capital of the World has some new pups in town. On Tuesday, 20 life-sized statues were delivered from Darien and will soon be in the workshops of 11 area artists who have volunteered to help fuel the downtown project. More...

Possible archeological find at Magnolia Springs

Since its acquisition by the State of Georgia in 1939, Magnolia Springs State Park has proven to be a valuable tourists attraction, largely due to the fact that the site was home to Confederate prison Fort Lawton during the Civil War. More...

Editorial

The next financial crisis (the Stamp Bubble?)

In a world in which anything, it seems, can be turned into a risky investment instrument, consider the “forever” stamp. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Have you seen the July 12 cover of Newsweek? The Face of the New South Nikki Haley, does she remind you of any one?   Elizabeth Billips and I saw the magazine lying on Roy Chalker’s desk and both agreed Nikki looks like Shannon Saxon. More...

Obituaries

Benton Lee ‘Ben’ Hardy

Benton Lee “Ben” Hardy, 23, Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia. Born on Sept. 28, 1986 in Augusta, Ga. He was the son of John B. and Amy Hardy. More...

Marshall E. Young

Marshall E. Young, 76, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at his home.   A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with Dr. G. Al Wright Jr. and Dr. More...

Raymond Gene Sapp Sr.

Mr. Raymond Gene Sapp Sr., 75, of Perkins, Ga., died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Burke Medical Center.   Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Habersham United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. More...

School News

Students learn conservation

Three Burke County students recently attended the 49th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop hosted by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. More...

Burke grad among first at MCG’s Albany campus

A medical student from Alexander is at the forefront of MCG’s expansion across the state. More...

Burke County teen gets prepped for success

Nathan Ketchup isn’t spending his summer catching up on sleep. The 17-year-old Burke County High School student is working 40 hours a week as a Fort Valley State University TEAM Success intern. More...