May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Test scores skyrocket at Burke County High

Burke County High School students and their teachers are celebrating significant progress on critical standardized tests.  The school’s Georgia High School Graduation Test scores are higher this year than state and regional averages in all More...

News

Teen pregnancy addressed

A longstanding problem in Burke County that only continues the cycle of poverty here became the focus of local students and officials last week.  National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy was recognized at Burke County High School, where Waynesboro More...

Heavy metal

A team of students from Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro/Burke Campus participated in the Skills-USA State Conference and Skills Competition in Columbus and received first place recogniti More...

Oh, Brother

Shell Bluff siblings are behind the scenes at Boss Hog

Just call it the Shell Bluff connection.  When the Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off gets underway this week, the rural community eight miles east of Waynesboro will see four of its native sons heavily involved in the activities.  More...

Sports

Canes reign in Old School Rivalry

The ‘Canes can hold onto their bragging rights for another year.  The Waynesboro Hurricanes edged by the SGA High Wolves 43-42 in the second annual Old School Rivalry. More...

EBA golfers named state runners-up

The EBA trophy case has been getting a lot of attention lately, and the Spartan golfers made sure to continue the momentum.  The Spartan team shot 306 at the state tournament Mon- day afternoon in Jekyll Island, finishing two strokes ahead of Ga More...

Bears shine at state track meet

Nearly every athlete Burke County High School sent to state made the podium.  Six Bears finished among the top eight in their events at the Georgia High School Association’s State Track and Field Meet in Jefferson, where Burke County&rsquo More...

Obituaries

Timothy Lawton Murray

Timothy L. Murray, 46, of Sardis, Ga., died Sunday, May 8, 2011.  Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. More...

Elizabeth Bell Renfroe

Elizabeth Bell Renfroe, age 89, passed away May 2, 2011 in Tallahassee, Fla.  She was born in Waynesboro, Ga., April 27, 1922.  At the request of Elizabeth there will be no funeral or interment services.  More...

Daisy M. Batten

Mrs. Daisy Mae Batten of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Jefferson County Hospital.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. More...

Legals

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Murder charge possible

Sardis man dies six months after assault

More than six months after he was hit in the head with a chair, a retired construction worker has died.  And his death could mean murder or manslaughter charges for the man accused in the now-fatal assault.  More...

At the Boss Hog this weekend

Barbeque stars descend on Burke

They’ve dry-rubbed briskets with camera crews crammed in their RV kitchens.  They’ve watched themselves win and lose on national television.  And come this Friday, they’ll be in Waynesboro trying to claim more fame in the More...

EBA golfer named state champion

Edmund Burke’s Will Mobley took top honors at the state golf tournament this week, being named the GISA Class-AA state champion and helping his team claim the state runner-up trophy.  More...

Editorial

Don Lively

MAMA MUSIC

They nearly brought a nostalgic tear to my eye.  They made me think of Mama.  Crab cakes.  Mama always ordered them when we went out for seafood.  Her and Daddy’s favorite restaurant was Red  Lobster, so, whenever there More...

Dixie Divas

INGENIOUS MAMA

Mama wasn’t sentimental. In fact, I never knew of anyone who grew up in the Southern moun- tains during the Depression who was sentimental. They all said they were trying to forget, not remember.  More...

Jim Shumard

FOR WHOM ARE WE PERFORMING?

My wife forwarded to me the video of Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw recording “How Great Thou Art.” It is said that it was the highpoint of this secular gathering of musicians. More...

For The Record

Two arrested

Security officer attacked during Waynesboro party

A private security officer was stomped and beaten while trying to break up a fight at a Waynesboro party.  “He had to get thirty to forty stitches to the back of the head,” Waynesboro police investigator Gene Boseman said, explaining More...

Deputies arrest suspected dealers

Two Waynesboro residents became drug dealer suspects after they tried to skirt deputies who were suspicious of their parked car.  Just before midnight Saturday, Desmond Whitehead, 22, and Brittany Brown, 19, were arrested for possession of marij More...

From the Blotter

H-2-No!   A Chevy Corvette is wet behind the gears.  A Hephzibah driver was parked near Ellison Bridge last Tuesday when he heard a loud pop and turned to see his Vette rolling into Brier Creek. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive   Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m., at the Wardlow Building. Piano & Vocal Recital   The students of Angela B. More...

Church News

Church News

McBean  McBean Baptist Church will have its 29th Homecoming celebration 11 a.m., Sunday, May 22, with guest speaker Stuart Lang of the State Missionary of Georgia Baptist Convention. More...

People

Happy Birthday!

Martha Louise Chandler of Girard turned 100 April 16, 2011. Five generations of family members gathered on April 17 to celebrate with her. She raised five children, three of which are still living. More...

Ella Grace Williams

Mark and Jessica Williams of Martinez announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace, born 7:55 p.m., March 16, 2011 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. More...

Trailblazers

More than 30 vendors set up shop in Waynesboro Saturday for the first ever Sherman’s Trail Yard Sale. More...