May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Water plan may cause woes for agriculture

A plan to manage water resources in this region could cause problems for local farmers and small municipalities, according to Burke County’s representative on the Savannah-Upper Ogeechee Water Planning Council.  More...

News

SGA students DARE to be different

SGA Elementary School hosted its 19th DARE graduation last week, celebrating the completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program taught by Lt. Wanda Wells of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Debutante/debonair Society Cotillion to be held May 28

Ten high school seniors will be presented by their parents or guardians at the annual cotillion to be held 7 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at Burke County High School’s J.D. Smith Auditorium.  More...

Helton Electrical celebrates opening

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of its newest member company, Helton Electrical Services, last Wednesday. More...

Sports

Bears picked for region honors

Mayton tapped as region player of the year … again

It’s a nice honor to be dubbed the top player in the region in a sport. More...

Lady Bear brings home silver

Char’De Washington took another step higher on the podium last weekend.  The Lady Bear claimed the Class AAA silver medal in the shot put at the Georgia High School Association’s State Track and Field Meet in Albany. More...

GHSA goes to six classes

Effects on Burke County yet to be seen

Realignment will shake up more than regions in high school athletics next year.  More...

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m., at the Wardlow Building. More...

Church News

Church News

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. Worship services will be led by Wayne Jackson. More...

School News

Correction

Burke County Middle School eighth grader Joseph Dixon was named to the principal’s list for the third nine-weeks of School. His name was omitted from the original list of honor roll and principal list students.   More...

EBA Scholarship Recipients

Edmund Burke Academy held its Honor’s Day Friday, May 6, to recognize the Class of 2011, as well as, students who have worked hard throughout the school year. The following students were the recipients of scholarships.   More...

Alumnus of the Year

Each year the Edmund Burke Academy Alumni Association recognizes a former graduate as Alumnus of the Year. This year, the association chose Daniel Gelderman. More...

Underage, undercover

31 businesses sold alcohol to teens

Thirty-six Burke County stores and restaurants were put to the test … and only five passed. It was an undercover operation aimed at curbing teenage drinking, and law enforcement officials say the results were sobering. More...

Two stabbed with scissors, steak knife

A Waynesboro woman repeatedly stabbed her child’s father with a steak knife until his current wife intervened with a pair of scissors.  “He was stabbed ten to twelve times,” interim police chief Alfonzo Williams said of the Sun More...

Editorial

Don Lively

WINNERS ALL   Seriously.  What kind of grown man would dress up in a white suit and white hat, grab a huge cigar and portray a buffoonish TV character?  How about a grown man who never learned to say no to a gaggle of good looking, you More...

Long Term Care Facilities

Editor:  Long Term Care Facilities offer a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time or not at all.  More...

Jim Shumard

SUGAR AND SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE

I am participating in a six session interracial dialogue about racism and we had our first meeting today. We spoke of a number of things but what really caught my attention was when we began speaking of stereot ypes. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police plan cookouts, bicycle drives

Waynesboro police will be reaching out to underprivileged children this summer.  Beginning next month, officers will be hosting family cookouts in high crime neighborhoods as part of an ongoing effort to build relationships between residents and More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Thursday, May 12  • Andrew Harrison, 53, of College Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation.   John Larr More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Friday, May 13   Corey Jermaine Daniels, 31, of Highway 23 South, Waynesboro, was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol for DU More...

Obituaries

Vonnie Arnsdorff Hunter

Waynesboro, GA.- Vonnie Arnsdorff Hunter, 75, of Waynesboro, Ga., died May 14, 2011, after a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the funeral home. The Rev. More...

Annabel Corley Hill

Mrs. Annabel Corley Hill, 91, wife of the late Leonard D. Hill III of Aug usta, Ga., entered into rest Monday, May 16, 2011.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with the Rev. More...

In Memory

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