February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local 12-year-old speaks to legislature

A few weeks ago, young Burke County resident John Jewell did something no other 12-year-old here can boast. John addressed the Georgia Legislature, from a podium, in an official state chamber.  More...

News

Jurors drawn for State Court

Jurors have been drawn for the March 2011 quarterly term of State Court with Judge Jerry M. Daniel presiding.  Jurors are to report 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Recreational opportunities for Sardis are on the way

Sardis residents could soon have more room to play. More...

AP results get state recognition

Burke County High School advanced placement students have done something remarkable. They have received state recognition for their Advanced Placement exam results.  The honor came in the AP Access and Support Schools category. More...

Sports

On the diamond

Bears win big in season opener

So far so good for the Burke County Bears baseball team. After winning their scrimmage game 12- 11 against Harlem last Friday, the Bears demolished Jefferson County 13-1 in their season opener. More...

Former Bears begin season in semi-pro football

Burke County graduates Julius Patterson and Jerell Kelly are set to begin their semi-pro football season with the Georgia Pirates out of Augusta. More...

Wrestling

Walker, Butler claim top 5 finishes at state

Seven members of Burke County’s wrestling team participated in the state tournament last weekend at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta. Two of them earned top five finishes. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Jenkins Hamilton

Carolyn Jenkins Hamilton 77, of Sardis, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at her residence.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Cates and the Rev. More...

Sgt. Mike Johnson

Sgt. Mike Johnson, 60, of Sardis, Ga., father, law enforcement officer, and avid outdoorsman, entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.  The memorial service will be conducted at 11 a. m. today, Wednesday, Feb. More...

Allen ‘Ikie’ Miles

Allen “Ikie” Miles, 66, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.  His funeral service was Sunday, Feb. More...

School News

Students qualify for Duke TIP

Forty-one Burke County students have qualified to participate in the Talent Search program sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).  In order to qualify for this program, these fourth and fifth grade discovery studen More...

100 percent

Burke County School Chairman Johnny Jenkins, left, and Superintendent Linda S. More...

A Good Cause

H&R Block stores throughout the CSRA have teamed up to fight hunger. More...

Bodies dumped in Burke

Wadley man cleared in dog killings

The grisly video that shows a Wadley man preparing to kill his pet dogs is the same video that saved him from criminal charges.  A Jefferson County Grand Jury has cleared Charles Frank Strother, 52, of animal cruelty charges dating back to Novem More...

The new chief

Waynesboro’s new interim chief took office Monday and made history as the first black officer to head the city’s police department. More...

My Visit to the Georgia State Capitol

Feb. 3, 2011 was designated as Hemophilia Day by the state legislature, via House Resolution 74.  In December of 2010, my family was invited to the reading of this resolution in the House of Representatives.  More...

Editorial

Other Voices

THE MAN IN WHITE

Some time ago, I read a book about Mark Twain entitled ‘The Man In White.’ It seems that in his later years Mark Twain wore completely white outfits in both winter and summer. He did this mostly to attract attention to himself.  More...

Foster families needed

Editor:  Every year, thousands of abused and neglected children are placed into foster care and are in need of dedicated foster families to provide safe homes for them.  More...

Dixie Divas

REDISCOVERING MAMA

It is my strong and abiding philosophy that good springs forth from the midst of whatever bad happens to us. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Long division   A Hephzibah woman with a broken-down car had insult added to injury.  According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, the woman left her Toyota on Farmers Bridge Road last week after having mechanical problems.&nb More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, Feb. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Friday, Feb. 11   Dallas Deon Dixon, 35, of Shibar Lane, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation.  More...

Burke Happenings

Party for Dr. Seuss

Young readers are invited to the Burke County Library for story time, 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 4, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. According to organizers, the Cat in The Hat will make an appearance. Sentimental Journey Orchestra   More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove   Daniel Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 23rd missionary anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27.  The Rev. Dr. Robert Leverett and Olive Grove Baptist in Appling will be special guests.  The Rev. Steven L. More...

People

Kaden Joshua Bush

Karl T. and Edith Larkin Bush of Beech Island, S.C. announce the birth of their son, Kaden Joshua Bush, born Feb. 15, 2011 at University Hospital in Augusta.  He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.  More...

Adaleigh Ann May

Willis and Jodi May of Waynesboro proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Adaleigh Ann, born 1:38 a.m., February 10, 2011. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. More...

Audrey Elizabeth Kyzer

Sam and Anne Marie Kyzer announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Elizabeth, born Feb. 8, 2011 at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

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