August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

At least three in race for Waynesboro mayor

With three full days of qualifying remaining, three candidates have already jumped into the Nov. 8 race for Waynesboro mayor.  At press time Tuesday, incumbent George DeLoach had qualified along with challengers Pauline Jenkins and Gregory A. More...

News

Former funeral home director accused of conning students

A former funeral home director has been arrested for duping a class of high school students out of their senior trip.  Craig Carter, 53, former owner of Carter’s Mortuary in Waynesboro, turned himself in to authorities Monday, nearly four More...

Keysville prepares for annual celebration

Residents of Keysville are making plans for their annual community-wide celebration.  Come Back to Keysville Day is set for Oct. More...

Early birds

Time is running out for the early birds. Through today (Wednesday, Aug. 31), the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series will continue to offer $10 discounts to patrons who commit to season tickets. More...

Sports

Bears pound Baldwin to win opener

The Bears opened the season last Friday with a win that catapulted them to the No. 2 spot in some state Class AAA rankings. More...

Spartans dominate during season debut

EBA’s season opener was nearly a walk in the park. The Spartans traveled to Thomson last Friday afternoon to take on the Briarwood Bucs in their first football game of the season. From the opening kickoff, it was all red and white Spartans. More...

Rotary hosts annual golf tourney

The Waynesboro Rotary Club hosted the 19th annual Rotary Golf Classic last weekend.The format was an 18-hole, two man Lauderdale, and the team of Bill Knight and Chad Roberts shot 120 (24 under) to win the event. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

MACEC Celebration   The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee will have its first anniversary celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful   Second Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 144th church anniversary 2 p.m., Sept. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Givens, pastor of Second Springfield and Cochran Grove Baptist churches. More...

Rosemont welcomes new associate pastor

There’s someone new leading the music from Rosemont’s pulpit.  Bruce Allen has joined the staff at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church as the associate pastor for music and education.  Before coming to Rosemont, Allen was the inter More...

Legals

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Work and Play

Burke hunters turn training hobby into professional pursuit

It’s a labor of love ... both for man and his best friend.  Hundreds of hours are invested in the training of a single dog, but it’s hard to say who enjoys it more, the canine or his handler.  More...

THE ROCK

Burke Academy sports complex to be named for lifetime supporter, Dr. Hugh Scott

It’s been the love of most of his life.  And everybody knows it.  When you get Dr. More...

Editorial

Other Voices

THE MELTING POT

For over 150 years since the founding of this great Nation, the United States of America was rightly called “The Melting Pot.”  More...

Jim Shumard

GOT FRIENDS?

I had three wonderful experiences in the last two weeks and they did not include going out to the movies or a concert or renting videos or watching a TV program or sitting at my computer or messing with my cell phone or Facebook. More...

Dixie Divas

THE GIFT FROM A WRITER

You cannot be a writer without being a reader. It’s a simple observation but no wiser words have ever seen ink on paper. For writers are always drawn to and mesmerized by words. More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 706-554-8029.   More...

Jurors drawn for State Court, to report Sept. 6

Jurors have been drawn for the September 2011 quarterly term of State Court with Judge Jerry M. Daniel presiding.  Jurors are to report 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. More...

In Sardis

Police discover dog fighting operation

Three abused dogs were euthanized after Sardis police uncovered a dog fighting ring.  Last Thursday, a barking dog complaint pointed officers to a heavily wooded lot off Bonner Street where three adult pit bulls were chained near a cinder block More...

Obituaries

Shirley Marcus Moses

Mr. Shirley Marcus Moses, 80, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Trinity Hospital of Augusta.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 31 (today), from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Naomi M. Huber

Naomi Mae Driver Huber, 85, of Stuarts Draft, Va., died Aug. 22, 2011 at home of her daughter.  More...

Lillie B. Griffin

Mrs. Lillie B. Griffin of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Georgia Health Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. More...

People

Whitfield, Owens to wed Sept. 10

Martha Whitfield of Waynesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Blossie Mae Whitfield, to John Adam Owens of Miami, Fla., son of Bessie and Arthur Whipple of Augusta.  The wedding is planned for 3 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011 at C More...

Card of Thanks

Tommie Lee Cunningham would like to thank everyone for all the acts of kindness shown him and his family during their time of bereavement following the death of his beloved wife, Pearlie Cunningham.   More...