August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Turnout terrible for runoff election

Poll workers had lots of time to twiddle their thumbs.   At most of Burke County’s 15 voting precincts, Tuesday was spent waiting for voters who never came. More...

News

Moviegoers to get blindsided

Burke County movie buffs will be blindsided this weekend. More...

GIVE AND GET

Spread the goodwill by bringing non-perishable food items to the park. Donations will help stock the food pantry at First United Methodist Church, and contributors will receive a coupon for free popcorn.   More...

Advocacy group sues over Vogtle loan guarantee

A clean energy advocacy group has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Energy for not making public details of the $8.3 billion loan guarantee for the expansion of Plant Vogtle. More...

Sports

Big one

Robert Watson landed a big one. Last week, he brought in a large mouth bass that tipped the scales at 10.99 pounds. He caught the bass in a Burke County pond using a black plastic worm. More...

Friendly Fire

The Bears battled it out against each other on the gridiron last Friday in their annual inter-squad scrimmage. More...

Distinction in the field

Four sportsmen were recognized at South Georgia North Florida Field Trial Association’s annual meeting at Swift Creek Lodge in Vidalia. More...

Obituaries

William Bert Macken Jr.

William Bert Macken, Jr., 91, died peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Aug. 3, 2010, following a period of declining health.   A native of Sparta, Ga., and a resident of Waynesboro, Ga., for many years, Mr. More...

Eloise Buxton Jenkins, 101, former Girard mayor dies

Eloise Buxton Jenkins, 101, of Girard, Ga., died Wednesday, Augu. 4, 2010, at Kentwood Nursing Home in Augusta, Ga.   The family rec eived friends from 6 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home. More...

Eunice James Hickman

Mrs. Eunice James Hickman 83, died Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Mrs. Hickman was born in Tattnall County and was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro. More...

School News

Dunking for donations

Above, Burke County High School principal Sam Adkins prepares for his turn in the dunking tank at the United Way of the CSRA’s 2nd Annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive held at Walmart on Jul More...

Changes in store for student parking

Burke County High School students will have a few more rules to follow if they plan to drive to school.   New parking procedures this year will call for assigned spaces and a tighter rein on student drivers. More...

Bus stop safety takes front seat for commuters

Bus stop safety has been taken to a whole new level in certain areas of the county where commuter traffic is high. More...

Glitches may have caused tax increases

Some Burke County property values may have been assessed at higher values this year without cause. More...

Burke County in sights of Extreme Makeover

ABC producers have Burke County on their radars.   Extreme Makeover Home Edition executives are on the prowl for their next project, and this much is for sure ... it will be in the CSRA. More...

Heating Up for halftime

Members of The Pride of Burke County Marching Band brave the heat in their second week of band camp, which ends today (Wednesday). More...

Editorial

Dixie Divas

THE POWER OF HUSH

A while back, a transplanted Yankee sat down beside me at a   luncheon and proceeded to explain what had compelled her to uproot herself from generations of Northern influence and move South.   More...

Don Lively

A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING

I was getting ready for a dressy event and needed an unbiased opinion, so I consulted one of the bevy of female relatives I rely   on for such advice. “How would this tie look with this shirt?” asked. More...

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For The Record

Injured toddler released from ICU

A Waynesboro toddler who suffered severe head injuries a month ago has been released from the intensive care unit.   More...

Grays Grove break-in ends with two arrests

A Burke County man and a teenage boy were arrested after a home was broken into on Grays Grove Church Road. More...

From the Blotter

Flare up   A teenager was arrested on weapons charges after flares were fired from a Waynesboro playground.   Police were called to the Pecan Grove subdivision last Wednesday night when witnesses saw a 13-year-old shooting flares. More...

Church News

Church News

Green’s Cut   Green’s Cut United Methodist Church will have its 2010 revival 7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 22-26. The Rev. Roger Browning of New Hope Christian Church in Alberta, Va. will be the evangelist. More...

People

Knight, Burdette to marry

Morgan C. Burdette and Brittanie N. Knight announce their engagement.   The couple will marry Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church.   More...

Big check, big project

First National Bank helped jumpstart a program designed to grow downtown Waynesboro from the inside-out. More...

Planter’s EMC Helps BCHS FFA

Planter’s EMC donated $2,500 for the Burke County High School Livestock Team to purchase a 32-foot trailer. More...

Legals

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