April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

One man, five pets bitten

Rabid cat triggers fear of outbreak

A rabid cat is causing worries in Sardis.  Last week, the stray cat bit a man who tried to intervene when he saw it attacking his neighbor’s dog.  More...

News

Donate Life Month

Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach signed a proclamation designating April as National Donate Life Month. More...

Flowers to go

A flower-shopping excursion ended with a bang. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2010 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. More...

Sports

Spartan sprinters prepare for region track tournament

EBA’s track team will get a small taste of what their region competition will be like at the region meet next week when they travel to Lyons today (Wednesday) for the preregion meet.  More...

Lady Spartans capture team region championship in tennis

Evans, Hargrove win doubles’ title

The Lady Spartans have had one obstacle in their way of bringing home a region championship in tennis over the last few years…Frederica Academy. More...

Spartans win singles’ and doubles’ region titles

A trio of EBA tennis players will add two more trophies to the school’s case.  Colby Gandy outlasted his personal rival, Nathan Albridge of Frederica Academy, to win the region singles championship Monday afternoon in Augusta.  More...

Burke Happenings

Beverly Cleary Celebration

Burke County Library will host a Beverly Cleary Celebration, 3-5 p.m., Friday April 15. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove   Jones Grove Baptist Church will have its pre-Easter program 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 17, with pastor Melvin Habersham. More...

People

Country Cooking

We’re cooking light this week. Well, sort of of. It’s only one dish, but’s a dish that nobody will ever forget. And quite a few hungry appetites will be required to eat it.  Savannah Seafood Gumbo is one of a kind. More...

Birth

Aubrey Claire Griffin   Michael and Kristi Griffin of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Claire, born March 7, 2011 at University Hospital in Augusta.  She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.  Grandp More...

Scenes from the Waynesboro Exchange Club’s Spring Music Fest

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Legals

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14-year-old

Counselor arrested for sex with student

A Burke County Middle School counselor has been jailed for her sexual relationship with a 14-yearold student.  Around 5:30 p.m. More...

Holy Week services start on Monday

Burke County residents will celebrate Holy Week with five days of worship at five different churches, beginning Monday and culminating on Good Friday. More...

Editorial

McWilliams will be missed

Editor:  On behalf of the Burke County Master Gardeners, I would like to thank Elizabeth Billips for her article on Roosevelt McWilliams.  More...

Jim Shumard

POLITICS AND RELIGION

Senator Stone invited me to serve as “Chaplain to the Senate” for a day this last Monday. More...

Dixie Divas

WHO’S MY PEOPLE?

When Robert, a devout reader of this column who also happens to be an accomplished researcher in matter of family lineage, offered to trace my family roots, I acc epted faster than kudzu can grow on a hot summer’s day.  More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The Waynesboro Police Department reported the following arrests and citations for the past week:   Monday, April 4   Tom Cuyler III, 21, of A Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation.   Tuesday, April 5  More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Saturday, April 2  Randy Maurice Hanton, 43, of Cherry Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident (hit More...

Williams attends training for police chiefs

Waynesboro’s interim police chief Alfonzo Williams attended the Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies at the Dr. More...

Obituaries

Janet Patricia Sammons

Janet Patricia Sammons, 58, of Lilburn, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. at St. More...

Dorothy Bailey Perkins

Mrs. Dorothy Bailey Perkins 87, of Richmond, Hill, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond Hill.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. More...

Robert Brown Jr.

Mr. Robert Brown Jr. of Gough, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 1, 2011.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Williams, Jr. officiating. More...

School News

Electric Vehicle Rally teams place first, second in State

Burke County High School TSA Electric Vehicle Rally teams placed first and second in the state at the Electric Vehicle Rally on March 12.The teams competed in racing competitions and academic competi More...

BCHS Choir’s Receive Superior Ratings

The Burke County High School Concert Choir, consisting of 90 members, and the Chamber Choir, which is made up of 38 members, received Superior Ratings in both Performance and Sight Reading as they pe More...

BCHS Literary Teams win first at Region

Burke County High School literary team members scored big at the Region Literary Competition held March 11. More...