July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

For appearance’s sake

Middle school students to see stricter dress code

Students at Burke County Middle School will return to much stricter guidelines for dress.  An updated dress code spells out standards for all aspects of appearance from shirt tails to distracting hair styles and jewelry to pajama pants.  More...

Historic appreciation

Waynesboro’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) applauded the efforts of a municipal government and local construction company Monday night with the Mary Hargrove Historic Preservation Award. More...

Waynesboro’s mail could be South Carolina-bound

Waynesboro’s outgoing mail may soon be hauled to Columbia rather than Augusta.  The United States Postal Service is planning to send all the mail that would have been sorted in Richmond County another 70 miles further into South Carolina.& More...

Sports

Tennis pro serves up lessons at county courts

Richard Johnson hopes to stir up a racquet in Burke County. The PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) pro is offering lessons at the Burke County Recreation Department’s tennis center at Citizens Park. More...

Gearing up for the gridiron

The Bears braved the heat and tackled the fundamentals last week in Carrollton. Burke County High School football coaches took 51 players to the Southeastern Defensive Fundamentals Camp there. More...

Obituaries

Thomas V. ‘Bo’ Cochran

Thomas V. “Bo Cochran, 72, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2011, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after an extended illness.  The family will receive friends from 1- 2 p. m. More...

Rev. Clayton Weathers

The Rev. Clayton Weathers, age 91, of Sardis, Ga., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services were Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m.. at Thompson Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. More...

William Tinsley Stone

Mr. William Tinsley (Bill) Stone, 90, of Waynebsoro, Ga., was called home to be with his Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. More...

ER doctor dies in plane crash

An emergency room doctor was killed in a plane crash just hours after seeing patients in Waynesboro.  Dr. More...

Copper thefts spike across Burke County

They’re doing thousands in damage for a few dollars worth of copper.  Over the past week, metal thieves have put a hurting on Burke County churches, business and farmers.  More...

Editorial

Foster homes needed

Editor:  Currently, there are approximately 7,200 abused and neglected children in the foster care system of Georgia. These children need dedicated foster families to provide safe homes for them.  More...

Jim Shumard

WE ARE FAMILY!

I have spent a lot of time with my extended family this summer, brothers and sister, in laws and ex-in-laws who are all part of our family. We all share not only a common heritage, but a common history and language that are unique to us. More...

Burke Happenings

Toastmasters  The Waynesboro Toastmasters Club will meet on Sunday, July 24, at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. Scheduled speakers are Neal C. Leonard, Sr. and Anna Powell. Area contest winners will also be announced. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

A sure sign   They could steal them, but they couldn’t hide them.  Three Burke County men were jailed Saturday after a cop noticed their backseat was crammed full of signs and traffic cones.  More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Wednesday, July 13  More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week: Monday, July 11   Jesse Nicholas Flake, 31, of Highway 23 South, Girard, was arrested for obstructing or hindering a law enforcement More...

Church News

Church News

Portersville  Porterville Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly, Monday-Friday, July 25-29.  Speakers each evening are as follows:  Monday – Willie Givens of Second Springfield and Cochran Grove Bapt More...

Legals

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