March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke’s homeless count up 65 percent

At least 81 people in Burke County are homeless, and more than half are children.  While single men were most likely to fall into the homeless category in most Georgia communities, single mothers with children were most common in Burke.  More...

News

County to assist with grading on Lichtenberg/Galaxy expansion

County roads personnel will help a local industry prepare for expansion at the Lichtenberg site in Waynesboro. More...

Just Peachey

Burke family makes cut for Flavor of Georgia contest

A Burke County family is getting state kudos for their relish recipe.  Marvin and Sheila Peachey will meet Gov. More...

Toxic fumes kill plans for city park

Toxic fumes have put the brakes on plans for a public park near the Liberty Street railroad crossing.  Just weeks ago, Waynesboro officials were negotiating a lease agreement with Norfolk Southern Railroad to develop a park on a five-acre strip More...

Sports

In BC region tennis action

Bears/Lady Bears solid at 6-1

The Burke County tennis teams suffered their first losses of the season last week against Grovetown but improved their record after forfeits by Josey.  Burke County’s boys’ and girls’ teams were undefeated in region play going More...

Bears kick off region play with back-to-back wins

The sluggers at Burke County High School have put themselves on top of the region standings.  Last week, the Bears defeated Glenn Hills and Hephzibah on the diamond, improving them to 2-0 in region play. More...

Three teams suffer losses to BC golfers

Burke Countys’ golf teams picked up three more wins on the greens.  More...

Burke Happenings

WHS Class of 1959

Members of the class of Waynesboro High and Industrial School are looking for addresses or phone numbers of fellow classmates. More...

Church News

Second Bynes Grove

Second Bynes Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Family & Friends spring revival 4 p.m., Saturday, March 26.  Gladys Johnson of Forest Hill Baptist will be mistress of ceremonies. More...

People

Burke County celebrates Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss creatures cavorted up and down the halls of Waynesboro Primary School Friday, March 4, in celebration of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss’s birthday. More...

Burke County band invited to perform in London

Duncan Sandys, former Lord Mayor of Westminster and a descendant of Winston Churchill, traveled to Burke County to formally request that the Burke County High School band participate in London’ More...

Oglesby, Joyner to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dale Oglesby of Girard announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Kate, to Kevin James Joyner of Waynesboro, son of Mrs. Geri B. More...

Japanese tragedy

No impact on Vogtle’s future

Despite what activists and industry leaders are saying about last week’s Japanese earthquake and tsunami might mean for nuclear power, Southern Nuclear is not giving up on Plant Vogtle. More...

Commissioner Andrews dies

Burke County has lost a leader. County Commissioner Alphonso Andrews died Sunday.  “He was a good man,” Commissioner Henry Tinley said Monday. It is a sentiment that’s been voiced repeatedly throughout the county for days now. More...

Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 14, 2001  Gary Safe International announced it would close its local manufacturing plant. Approximately 75 workers would lose their jobs.  Capital City Bank, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla. More...

Other Voices

COMMUNICATION

Since the beginning of time, and certainly since God confused the speech and language of mankind at the Tower of Babel, the peoples of this Earth have been trying to understand each other. More...

Dixie Divas

THE CALLING OF A SCREEN DOOR

There is something about the banging of a screen door – soft, sweet and low – that warms the innards of my being. Per- haps it is that it takes me back through a journey of memories to a time when everyone I loved was still alive. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Big fish   Catfish has been caught.  Arthur Lee “Catfish” Tolbert, 44, will face a big fat felony charge for a series of small change burglaries.  More...

Trial begins in Millhaven arson

At press time Tuesday, Jerry Lynn Harden was awaiting his fate in Burke County Superior Court.  He’s accused of arson, the 2008 burnings of two buildings at Millhaven Plantation.  The stories about what happened that night differ wide More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Wednesday, March 9   Jessica Michele Williams, 25, of Fifth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for three counts of reckless conduct. More...

Obituaries

Alphonso Andrews, Burke Commissioner dies March 13

Mr. Alphonso Andrews, 70, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the Heart and Vascular Institute of University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Ed Willie Lockhart

Mr. Ed Willie Lockhart of Keysville, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday,   March 19, at 1 p.m. More...

Tammie Lynch

Ms. Tammie Lynch of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Burke Medical Center.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500. More...

School News

EBA takes second at region literary competition

Edmund Burke Academy placed second as a group at the Region 2-AA Literary Competition held last Tuesday afternoon. Whitney Dixon won first place for her essay in Rhetorical Analysis while Beth Jenkins placed first in Personal Essay. More...

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