December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

SNOW DAY

Burke County nearly had a white Christmas, had the flurries only started to fall a few hours earlier. Snow dusted much of the county Sunday, but with a high of 38 degrees, it didn’t stick around long. More...

News

Center participants celebrate with Santa

The Waynesboro Exchange Club hosted its annual Christmas party for Burke County Training Center clients last week. The party was made complete with an appearance from Santa Claus who made sure everyone on the list received gifts and a More...

Burke’s jobless rate bumps to 11.5%

Burke County’s unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent despite three months of more promising numbers. More...

Lela Stone

A life dedicated to children, schools

Lela Stone, a longtime educator who devoted decades of her life to local children, died last Friday in Marietta.   More...

For The Record

Best of the Blotter, 2010

Mr. Mouth   Waynesboro police arrested a patient at Burke Medical Center who decided to give employees some lip instead of letting them stitch up his.   More...

Waynesboro Police

Sunday, Dec. 19   • Jerome Mario Gardner, 45, of Short Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for simple battery. Bond was set at $1,875.   Tuesday, Dec. More...

Marijuana grower exposed by fire

A Hephzibah man was jailed for growing pot after heat lamps sparked a fire in his makeshift nursery.   Roosevelt Roberson, 25, was arrested last Wednesday morning after flames were seen com- ing from a shed behind his Rosier Road home.   More...

Obituaries

Lela W. Stone, former Burke educator, civic leader dies Dec. 24

Mrs. Lela W. Stone, wife of Mr.G.Samuel Stone, entered into rest Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.   The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Gilbert Lambuth Chapel of Paine College with the Rev. More...

William Johnson Jr.

Mr. William Johnson, Jr., 75, of Sardis, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.   Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at the Sardis Baptist Church with John Andrew and the Rev. Bill King officiating. More...

Sylvia Lee Spear Sims

Sylvia Lee Spear Sims, 67, of Blythe, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2010, surrounded by her family and friends.   The funeral was conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the funeral home. More...

School News

Keysville student initiated into honor society

Betty J. More...

Students tour bank

Sixth and seventh grade students at Faith Christian Academy recently visited First National Bank in Waynesboro. They were given an informative tour by Elva Raines and Nan Lynch. Left, Raines shows the students the inside of the vault. More...

BOE honors 24 years of service

At a recent Burke County Board of Education meeting, board members Willie Latimore and Willie Jordan were recognized for their years of service. More...

SPLOST II nearing expiration

After four years and adding millions of dollars to county and city coffers, SPLOST II is nearing expiration.   More...

Do you know this metal thief?

Burke County deputies are asking for the public’s help identifying this man who was photographed stripping copper wiring from farm equipment. A series of images was snapped around 1:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

DOCTORS THEN AND NOW

There have been quite a number of doctors over the years in Sardis. Most of them I knew and most of them treated me for one ailment or another. Most of them must have been good at their profession since I have survived for over 85 years.   More...

Finding a trustworthy kennel to board your pets

As much as pet owners may want to take their furry or feathered friends with them where ever they go, sometimes you can’t take them with you and finding a kennel or pet care service you can trust is paramount. More...

Dixie Divas

THERE WILL BE NO SEQUEL

It sounded like a great idea at the time. Most of my ideas do. “Hair-brained scheme,” is what Mama sometimes called them.   More...

Sports

Bears take down four more schools

Burke County High School’s wrestling team has toppled four more schools on the mat.   Lat week, the team competed at Glenn Hills in Augusta and defeated the host school along with Lakeside, Evans and Greenbrier. More...

Players pick up honors from media outlets

Several Burke County and Edmund Burke Academy football players have been tapped by area media outlets who bestow honors for outstanding performances at the end of each season.   More...

Girls needed on the court

Rec coach makes plea for basketball players

Willie Dukes has been coaching youth sports for 30 years and he’s never seen a drought like this one   He’s ready to begin the girls 12 and under recreation basketball season, but there aren’t enough players signed up to fill More...

Church News

Westminster

Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold its annual New Year’s Eve service 7:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. The church is located at 841 Jones Avenue. More...

People

William “Will” Lawton Hickman

Lawton and Heather Hickman of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, William “Will” Lawton Hickman, born 7:12 p.m., Oct. 6, 2010. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches long.   More...

Roberson, Henderson to marry July 2

Chris and Deirdre Roberson of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Quishawna, to Antoan Henderson of Macon, son of Marcus Daniel of Macon and Reginald and Shirley Johnson of Waynesboro. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Dec. 27, 2000   Doyle Carter of 191 Bates Road was found unconscious in his burning house and rescued by Lt. Ricky Moss of the Burke County EMA. More...

Legals

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