December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Eye of the beholder

Teacher of the Year uses art to show student potential

Students are drawn to Stan Dodson’s colorful classroom.  In there, they are not intimidated by right or wrong answers, only encouraged to create.  That’s how Dodson, 2012 Teacher of the Year for Burke County Public Schools, uses More...

News

Southern Nuclear names VP of Units 3 & 4

Southern Nuclear has a new vice president in place to oversee the construction of Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4.  Mark Rauckhorst will be the lead executive at the Vogtle 3 and 4 site and have principal interface with the Shaw and Westingho More...

Golf cart law goes into effect Sunday

A Senate bill designed to conserve fuel and support Georgia’s golf cart manufacturers may have some fallout during its first few weeks of life.  On Jan. 1, Gov. More...

Schools donate to Empty Stocking Fund

Rudolph Falana, Burke County Middle School Principal, presents $200 Empty Stocking Fund check to Travis Jenkins. More...

Sports

Title game earnings to pay for Bears’ rings

When thousands of fans traveled to the Georgia Dome to watch the Bears take it all, they also unknowingly helped purchase prizes for the players’ fingers.  More...

Bears coach honored by The Chronicle

Burke County High School Head Football Coach Eric Parker has added another accolade to his growing list. More...

EBA’s Atkinson pegged CSRA player of the year

For the second consecutive year, an EBA Spartan has been named the best GISA football player in the CSRA. Senior Dawson Atkinson earned the title after posting big numbers on both sides of the ball. More...

Obituaries

Tyrone G. Walker

Mr. Tyrone G. Walker of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. More...

Alvin Gordon

Mr. Alvin Gordon of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, Ga.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500. More...

Preston Brooks Lewis Jr.

Preston Brooks Lewis Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga., died on Dec. 25, 2011 at the age of 81. The funeral was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, at First United Methodist Church, 802 North Liberty St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Jimmy Cason officiated. More...

School News

Real Men Read

Real men read at Waynesboro Primary School when 59 community volunteers came to the school to share stories with students. More...

Former judge, attorney dies

On Christmas morning, a wave of sadness rippled through the area as word spread of the death of one of the community’s most beloved citizens. Former county attorney and Juvenile Court Judge Preston B. Lewis Jr. died Sunday, Dec. More...

Starting a new century

Colorful memories mark Economos’ first 100 years

The petite ball of energy stood amidst her collection of mementos from a lifetime she describes as having never witnessed a dull moment.  She insists on serving sweet tea and pineapple upside down cake before any talk of her past could begin, a More...

Editorial

Other Voices

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR

Very soon we will be celebrating another New Year. This will be the eighty-sixth time I have had the pleasure and opportunity to celebrate a New Year. More...

Dixie Divas

A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

Let’s agree: This will be a new year unlike any other in recent time. More...

Don Lively

LONG AGO, NOT SO FAR AWAY

It was the afternoon of New Years Eve, circa a bunch of years ago.  I was in the middle of my second sophomore year at junior college in no hurry to leave.  I had an afro as big as a beach ball, a semi cool Dodge Demon and a group of frien More...

For The Record

Argument outs attic burglar

A loud lovers’ spat solved a burglary case at a Waynesboro apartment building.  Vernon Donnell Rhodes, 30, was jailed on Christmas Day after he was accused of dropping down through his neighbor’s attic space and hauling her televisio More...

Best of the Blotter, 2011

D-N-Ouch   More...

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.   More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill   Red Hill Baptist Church in Alexander will have its Deacon & Trustee Appreciation 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. The Rev. Kirkland will be the special guest along with his churches, Live River and Givens Grove. More...

People

People in the News

Piedmont College   The following students have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed fall semester at Piedmont College.  Students named as Dean’s Scholars for the semester have earned a perfect 4.0 gradepoint averag More...

Cervical Cancer Prevention month set

It is time to be completely committed in beating cervical cancer. Through early detection by routine screenings, women are able to prevent most cervical cancers. Close to 100% of women diagnosed in a pre-cancer stage will survive. More...

Legals

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