November 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Nov. 8 Election Day

Mayor, council seats to be decided Tuesday

The race for Waynesboro’s mayor will be decided over the next five days, as will council seats in three cities.  Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to fill two seats in Waynesboro and one each in Midville and Sardis.  More...

Wimberly House welcomes new counselor

Wimberly House Ministries welcomes a new counselor whose focus will be on marriage and family therapy.  Dr. More...

News

Chamber Connection

Chamber to host annual Legislative Breakfast

One of the many objectives of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce is to serve as a voice of advocacy for businesses and the community in which we serve. We do this in a number of ways throughout the year.  More...

Bynes to roll out covered blueberry line

A Waynesboro farm family plans to unveil a sweet sensation just in time for the holidays.  More...

GPC acknowledges talented BCMS teacher

Georgia Power Area Manager, Lisa Smith, recently presented a $1,000 check to Chanique Hill, a sixth- grade science teacher at Burke County Middle School. More...

Sports

Region Championship

Burke Co. takes on Thomson for title

The Bears will play in The Brickyard for some hardware on Friday night.  Burke County High School’s football team (8-1, 5-0) heads to Thomson to take on the Bulldogs for the Region 3-AAA title and the No. More...

Bears shutout Butler Bulldogs 35-0

A light rain and a lot of yellow flags didn’t keep the Bears from claiming top honors in the sub-region.  Burke County High School’s football team claimed its spot in the region championship game with a 35-0 shutout over Butler in Au More...

Gators no match for Spartans

Gatewood’s hopes of another upset against the Spartans were shattered last Friday night.  The EBA football team finally got the chance to rid the chip they were carrying on their shoulder after being upset by the Gators last season. More...

Church News

Church News

Miracle Temple  Miracle Temple House of the True and Living God will have its church’s Love program will held 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7.  New Birth   More...

School News

SGA “Math Mania”

SGA Elementary School participated in a “Math Mania” competition Sept. 22-23. Every student in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in their grade level competition.  More...

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears

“Excellent Lunchroom Behavior” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of August. More...

440 Miscellaneous Services

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Decision reversed for fired officer

A Waynesboro police officer who was fired for refusing to be shocked with a taser may keep his job … he thinks.  “I’m not really sure where I stand,” Sgt. Curt St. More...

Burke unemployment below state average

Burke County’s jobless rate has fallen below the state average for the first time in recorded history.  According to figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor (DOL), Burke’s unemployment rate was down to 10.2 percent i More...

Laura McKerley joins husband at DeLoach-McKerley

The face is new but the name’s the same.  Laura McKerley has joined DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service, now working side-by-side with her husband Jason.  More...

Bankruptcy said not to affect local Jameson

Management for the Jameson Inn says it will be business as usual following a bankruptcy filing that includes the hotel on the north side of Waynesboro.  More...

Millen prison hiring underway

The new Jenkins Correctional Center in Millen has created more than 200 openings for professional positions there.  Hiring officially began last week for jobs in operations, security, administration, health services, inmate programs, maintenance More...

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RFD

Isabella Piccone is quite the heroine in the Roy Chalker family.  Isabella, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Lena, were stuck in an elevator on the 10th floor of their condo building. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 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...

From the Blotter

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Waynesboro Police

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

Obituaries

Robert Grady Reddick

Robert Grady Reddick, 70, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.  The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 (today), at Sardis  Baptist Cemetery. More...

Willie Mae Herrington

Mrs. Willie Mae Herrington of Minneapolis, Minn., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Batman officiating. More...

Allen Washington Sr.

Mr. Allen Washington Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. More...

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