January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

First female, first black

Jenkins takes over as city’s leader

One of the best moments in Pauline Jenkins’ life was telling her 81-year-old mother she was going to be Waynesboro’s first female and first African American mayor.  “ Mama was so happy,” Jenkins says, recalling her seven- More...

News

Capital City invests in local non-profits

Two Waynesboro non-profits recently saw a boost in resources thanks to Capital City Bank. More...

Sylvester named to Georgia Oilmen board

A local businessman has been named to a statewide industry board.  John C. More...

Chamber Connection

Throughout the year, we get hundreds of inquiries here at the chamber about a variety of topics regarding our community. More...

For The Record

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, Dec. More...

Waynesboro Police

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

Man shoots wife, leaves her at store

A Burke County mother was shot three times and then left outside a Richmond County convenience store.  An unconscious Sherita Gibbons, 31, was found in the parking lot of the Highway 56 Circle K Thursday night.  Burke County deputies say he More...

Burke Happenings

MLK March and Parade

The Burke County Improvement Association and Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will sponsor the MLK March & Parade Monday, Jan. 16. The theme will be ”Recalling The Dream.” The public is invited to participate. 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...

School News

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears for November

Good citizenship was the character trait SGA Elementary School focused on during the month of November. More...

Jarrett participates in tractor operating event

Burke County High School FFA member Martin Jarrett participated in the Burke County FFA Agricultural Tractor & Machinery Operations & Maintenance Career Development Event. More...

SGA student council helps families

SGA Elementary Student Council helped local families in need of groceries during the holidays. More...

10-year-old implicated in murder

Midville mother shot to death

Details are being withheld on the homicide of Jennifer Albright.  A neighbor found the 31-year-old woman dead Friday morning in the living room of her Fry Landing home in Midville.  More...

Another spill

Brier Creek in danger again

Hundreds of tons of liquefied kaolin coursed through Jefferson County and dumped into Brier Creek.  Sunday afternoon, the slurry began shooting from a ruptured 7.5 mile pipe that carries the raw product to a processing plant at Ka-Min, a kaolin More...

Editorial

Waynesboro wronged St. Germaine

Editor:  More...

Other Voices

TOMORROW

Little Billy in ‘Family Circus’ asked his Mommy, “Why is it never ‘tomorrow’ ? Every time I wake up it’s today again”.  More...

Jim Shumard

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

I had the privilege of participating in an intense and wonderful conversation that a nineteen year old had with his aunts, uncles, and parents at the dinner table over Christmas vacation. More...

Sports

Region play begins Friday

Bears remain undefeated on court

The Bears ended their year on a high note and hope the New Year holds the same promise.  Burke County High School’s basketball team (5-0) picked up three more wins last week while playing in the Brewton Parker Classic and is set to start t More...

Bears prepare for area duals, first home match

The Bears will wrestle this weekend for a chance to compete at state.  Burke County High School’s wrestling team will travel to Westside for the Area Duals where the region’s top two teams will earn a trip to the state duals tourname More...

Lady Spartans hold off Lady Patriots; Win 34-32

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans recorded their fourth win of the season, after holding off the Nathanael Greene Lady Patriots in the closing seconds of last Friday night’s game. More...

Obituaries

William Jones Eubanks

Will Eubanks, 32, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 in Jacksonville as a result of a small plane crash near Craig Airport.  His funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. 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...

Alvin Gordon

Mr. Alvin Gordon of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at Emanual Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 1 p.m at William Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

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