January 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Living the dream

Burke County residents will join the nation in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s observance commemorates what would have been the 82nd birthday of the slain civil rights leader.  More...

News

Ice causes power loss across Burke

More than 1,000 Burke County households and businesses were in the dark this week. By Tuesday afternoon, Planters EMC employees had been working 36 hours straight to return power to around 7,000 customers in Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties. More...

Senator Stone sworn in

  Senator Jesse Stone, local attorney and former Waynesboro mayor, was sworn in Monday at the State Capital. Sen. More...

Nominations sought for citizen, small business of the year

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Small Business of the Year.  The recipients will be announced at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 10.  More...

Sports

Bears topple Glenn Hills in first region game

The Bears grabbed three more wins last week, including a victory in their first region game of the season.  Burke County High School’s boys (9-1, 1-0) beat Glenn Hills 61-48 in their first region test last Friday.  More...

Bears place third in Area Duals

The Bears took down three of the four teams they faced at the Area Duals last week but narrowly missed an opportunity to compete at state.  Burke County High School’s wrestling team placed third as a team in the Region 3-AAA event after lo More...

Lady Bears grab region win

Burke County High School’s girls picked up a win in their first region game last Friday night against Glenn Hills.They’ll take on two more region foes this week, hosting Hephzibah tonight More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

GED Testing   The GED test will be offered Thursday, Jan. 20, at Burke County Alternative School in Waynesboro. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the test and can be done by seeing Tameka Gordon at the school. More...

Church News

Bottsford Spring

Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 19th anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Smith and Palmer Grove Baptist will be in charge of the service.  The public is invited. Roberson Grove   More...

People

Miss O’Quinn to marry Mr. Love

Mr. and Mrs. George Carl O’Quinn of Baxley, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joy Dori, to Pinckney Victor Love, III (Trey).  More...

Jenkins, Dasher to exchange vows

Larry and Elaine Jenkins of Guyton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elaine, to Ronald Edward Dasher III, son of Jackie Karst of Guyton and Ronnie Dasher of Rincon.  The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011, at More...

Rita Woods wins big in fundraiser

Rita Woods of Waynesboro was the lucky winner in the Waynesboro Exchange Club’s latest fund-raiser, which involved the giveaway of $500 cash and tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Daytona More...

ICE, BABY

Burke County youngsters got a two-day break from school, thanks to wintry weather that iced roads and led to power outages. More...

Passion on point

Buckeye, bird dogs bring Canadian couple to Burke County

He hailed from the rural prairies of Alberta, Canada. She’s from clear across the country in Ontario.  But more than 500 miles south, they make a home together in Burke County training bird dogs and managing Buckeye Plantation.  More...

Editorial

Bloodshed and Invective in Arizona

She read the First Amendment on the House floor — including the guarantee of “the right of the people peaceably to assemble” — and then flew home to Arizona to put those words into practice.  More...

RFD

I could get used to this ... working from home. More...

Don Lively

RURAL REMEDIES

I honestly thought the “cure” might be worse than the symptoms.  Daddy liked to call himself a “ pretty good old horse doctor ” and over the years his home remedies mostly proved to be fairly effective.  One time, h More...

For The Record

Large response expected for police chief position

Waynesboro officials have only received three applications for the interim police chief position but expect dozens to arrive by the week’s end.  “I think most (applicants) are still getting stuff together,” city administrator J More...

From the Blotter

Cut off   Those who drink and drive should be careful who they pull out in front of.  More...

Waynesboro Police Depar tment

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 3   Frank Anderson Jr., 43, of Nicole Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for public drunkenness.   More...

Obituaries

Wilson J. Bryan

Mr. Wilson J. Bryan 97, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at his residence.  He was a knowledgeable and caring gentleman with a keen sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and fully enjoyed life. Mr. More...

Raymond Carter

Mr. Raymond Carter of Waynesboro, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Gary B. Lynch

Mr. Gary B. Lynch of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12 (today), at 2 p.m. at Raise Bridge CME Church with the Rev. Larry Mack officiating. More...

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