June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Double-murder trial delayed

An accused killer won’t stand trial the week of July 11 as previously planned.  The jury trial of Tony O’Neal Grubbs has been postponed after a motion to continue was granted at a hearing last Friday, according to records at the Burk More...

News

Georgia Power to file response to construction monitor’s concerns

Vogtle 3 & 4

Georgia Power will turn in a report Friday to show it can still complete two new reactors at Plant Vogtle according to schedule.  The company is expected to file rebuttal testimony in response to issues brought up by an independent construction More...

Unemployment crawls to 10.9%

Burke County’s jobless rate bumped to 10.9 percent last month, hitting its highest mark since February. More...

Feedback encouraged on proposed zoning

Consultants have hit the road to present a proposal for zoning in Burke County and collect input on how it will affect landowners and others.  More...

Sports

Cycle of Life

Teenage cyclist earns national ranking

Cycling has brought Katherine Santos of Louisville, Ky. down to Georgia. The 14- year-old athlete has been cycling for about two and a half years. By the time she left Waynesboro last week she was ranked fifth in the nation for her age group. More...

A heat wave

The Burke County Heat made big waves in Atlanta last week. The boys on the 12-and-under travel baseball team can call themselves state runners-up after a huge finish in the Final Four Championship Series 2011.  More...

Ballin' For A Cause

Teams hit the court over the weekend for the fourth annual Ballin’ for Cause basketball tournament at Citizens Park Gymnasium. The two-day event welcomed teams from Burke and several neighboring counties and benefited the Demond Jackson Sr. More...

Obituaries

Grace Kiser Eshleman

Grace Kiser Eshleman, 91, of Keysville, Ga.,, entered into rest on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her daughter’s home where she had lived in the declining years of her life.  She was born on Jan. More...

Pamela Gayle Hardy

Pamela Gayle Hardy, 53, of Augusta, Ga., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at her residence.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Richmond County and was a graduate of Richmond Academy.  She is survived by her sister, Rhonda Lunsfo More...

Carl B. Wheatley

Carl B. Wheatley, 72, of Keysville, Ga., loving husband of 53 years of Elaine B. Wheat l ey, entered into rest Sunday, June 26, 2011.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. More...

People

No boys allowed

Summer camp opens doors for girls in construction

As of last Monday morning, Daijah Thomas had never picked up a power tool much less considered using one to make a living later in life.  The 14- year- old Burke County student can now run a table saw with ease, handle a plasma cutter and see he More...

Zittrouer joins Hawkins & Whitaker

Hawkins and Whitaker Real Estate has a new agent among its ranks.  Memory Zittrouer has joined the Waynesboro-based agency and will begin helping clients mainly in the residential market.  Zittrouer, who has deep roots in the community, has More...

Miss Haynes to marry Mr. McCallister Aug. 9

Bonnie Bush of Appling and Richard Haynes of Sardis announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Caroline Haynes of Sardis, to Christopher Lee McCallister of Waynesboro, son of Sharon Bowman of Oxford, N.C. More...

Burke County to raise standards for graduates

Burke County High School is raising the bar.  The school will no longer allow students to graduate with any less than a diploma.  For years, seniors have been able to participate in graduation as long as they passed all their classes, regar More...

Sunken safe leads to burglary arrests

Two teenagers are prime suspects in a big burglary case, thanks to a sunken safe and the swimmer whose foot bumped it.  Amber Leigh Bunch, 18, and Shelby Lynn-Grace Oglesby, 17, were jailed last Tuesday night for the June 20 break-in at a South More...

No fireworks

For Fourth of July

A flat economy has taken the bang out of Waynesboro’s Fourth of July.  The Waynesboro Jaycees won’t be hosting their annual fireworks show this year.  What used to cost a few hundred dollars is now pushing $8,000, and Jaycees&rs More...

Editorial

Finding Hope

My heart is sad.  More...

RFD

I want to say “congratulations" to Terri Lodge Kelly for being our first woman ever elected to the Burke County Board of Commissioners. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 27, 2001

Burke County’s unemployment rate jumped to 8 percent after the closing of two local manufacturing plants.  About 150 people had signed a petition indicating an interest in incorporating the Gough community.  Edwina Ellison became the More...

For The Record

Sex offender charged with enticing child

Police are on the hunt for a registered offender accused of having sex with minors.  Luke Bunyon Jr., 33, had been out of prison less than nine months when complaints began surfacing about his involvement with a 15-year-old girl.  More...

Jurors drawn for State Court

Jurors have been drawn for the June 2011 term of State Court criminal session with Judge Jerry M. More...

Counterfeit

Counterfeit bills are showing up all over Waynesboro.The most popular bills are 20s and 50s,Waynesboro police investigator Gene Boseman, pictured above, said. More...

Fields & Yields

Fresh and frozen

Burke dairy churning out ice cream with local flavor

It may be smokin’ hot outside, but Southern Swiss Dairy is freezing ... More...

Beef and dairy producers celebrate industries

Burke County’s dairy and beef farmers join others statewide in celebrating the fruits of their labor this month.  June is National Dairy Month as well as Georgia Beef Month.  Commodity organizations rep- resenting both have spent this More...

Church News

Getting hives

40,000-plus bees removed from Waynesboro church

The church office is no longer abuzz.  Beekeepers Harold Ward and DeWayne Jaudon suctioned more than 40,000 honeybees from inside a wall at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.  They’ll be back later this summer to remove an even larg More...

Church News

Oak Grove Baptist Church  Oak Grove Baptist Church of Girard will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly, Wednesday-Friday, July 6-8. Dr. Sam Davis will be the guest minister. The Rev. Willie Callaway, Jr., pastor, invites the public. More...

School News

Sardis outreach focuses on academics

A handful of elementary school students in Sardis aren’t giving their brains a break this summer thanks to help from a local church.  The Sardis Community Outreach Center, a project of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. More...

Shop Talk

Job training program marks first graduating class

A local training program designed to give job seekers an edge in the construction industry has graduated its first class.  Eleven participants have completed the four-week Pre- Apprenticeship Construction Training Program and received industry c More...

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