July 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Keysville church returns to family heirs

The First Baptist Church of Keysville hasn’t held services in the town for years, but a jury’s decision may change that after years of legal limbo.   More...

News

Jobless rate climbs to 11.5 percent

Nearly 1,400 Burke County residents filed for unemployment in June, pushing the jobless rate to 11.5 percent. More...

A time for healing

Despite poor turnout at last Thursday’s town hall meeting, members of the Gordon family encouraged residents to stop blaming and start acting.

“Where are your neighbors?” State Representative Burke Day (R-Tybee Island) asked as he panned the near-empty auditorium during last Thursday’s town hall meeting.   More...

OSHA cites Legion for safety, health violations

One of Waynesboro’s industrial plants has been hit with serious safety and health violations along with $75,000 in fines. More...

For The Record

Do you know this man?

Waynesboro police are trying to identify the man in these security photographs. According to investigators, he recently made transactions using two stolen credit cards. More...

Burglary victims arrested for drugs

Two burglary victims were arrested on felony drug charges after a suspicious neighbor put police on the trail of the teenager she watched crawl through their window.   More...

From the Blotter

Black-eyed   Burke County deputies were dispatched to a Claxton Road home after two men, ages 51 and 21, decided to slug it out. More...

Fields & Yields

Recipes from Louise

Summer squash are colorful and versatile. Squash can be served raw or cooked, in a salad, with a dip, in a casserole, or in bread. You can do all kinds of things with summer squash.   Summer Stuffed Yellow Squash   More...

Annual ag research field day set for Aug. 18

The annual field day at the University of Georgia’s Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center near Midville has been scheduled for Aug. 18   More...

Deadline nears for alligator hunting applications

The window of opportunity is closing for those interested in the 2010 alligator hunting season.   If you want a chance to hunt, you need to be sure to get your online quota application in before midnight July 31. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Softball Tryouts   Tryouts for the Burke County Middle School Softball team will begin Wednesday, August 4 at the school’s softball field. Tryouts will last from 5-7 p.m. Girls should bring a glove and wear appropriate shoes. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove   Jones Grove Baptist Church   will continue its revival 7:30 nightly, through Friday, July 30.   Guest minister will be the Rev. Elloit Bing.   The Rev. Melvin Habersham is pastor. More...

School News

School supplies drive scheduled for Saturday

Burke County’s second annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive is set for Saturday, July 31. The event, hosted by United Way of the CSRA, will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walmart. More...

Sexual harassment or set-up?

Former investigator claims women were pressured to file false complaints

Were female employees at the Waynesboro Police Department being sexually harassed by the third highest ranking officer? Or were the claims a ruse to oust the man many felt would be the next chief of police?   More...

‘Robocop’ jailed in drug bust

A former Sardis police officer was arrested when drugs and guns were found in his truck, despite false claims that he was a cop.   The former officer was Winard “Dwayne” Burke, and it happened last Wednesday in McIntosh County. More...

Editorial

YOU SAID IT!

YOU SAID IT! What do you think archeologists found that was so important at Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen? More...

Lessons learned

Several lessons were learned during last week’s firing and attempted re-hiring of U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod of Georgia.   More...

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Sports

Local athlete headed to U.S. Transplant Games

A local transplant recipient is headed to the U.S. Transplant Games, to be held July 30–August 4 in Madison, Wisconsin. More...

Local athletes place third in baseball tourney

The Southern Thunder Baseball team competed in the Southeast Summer Nationals Pitching League Baseball Tournament in Dublin placing third in the 9U age division. More...

Bears raising funds for coming season

The Bears are hoping pasta will pay off big for their team.   More...

Obituaries

William Andrew ‘Andy’ Adams Jr.

William Andrew (Andy) Adams Jr., 59, of Waynesboro, Ga., husband of Martha McManus Adams, entered into rest Monday, July 26, 2010, at Brentwood Health.   Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29, at 10 a.m. More...

In Memory

In Memory of Bernice “New Gal” Skinner Gordon   It’s been two years now and I still miss you. It seems sometimes like it was yesterday. I still grieve for you. I believe you are at peace. More...

Card of Thanks

We, the family of the late Lester Walker Jr. would like to thank you all for your many kind acts of love in our time of bereavement.   May God bless you all.   Father, Lester Sr. More...

People

Cub scouts take sweet tour

Cub Scout Pack 414 recently toured a Krispy Kreme shop in Augusta. They got to see how the doughnuts were made and got to test a few. More...

Legals

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