May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Marchman tapped as head baseball coach

It’s literally been his field of dreams.  Billy Marchman remembers practicing and playing on the Bears’ baseball diamond, and last week when he was announced as the new varsity head baseball coach, he told players he’s always d More...

News

Projects praised by Georgia Trust

Ice plant, Waynesborough Academy

Two of Waynesboro’s historic rehab projects are being touted by state officials.  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has chosen the Waynesboro Ice Plant and Waynesborough Academy Senior Residences for its “Excellence in Reha More...

Late WWGA owner selected for hall of fame

A former Waynesboro radio station owner has been selected as a Legacy Inductee into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.  More...

Landowners offered incentives not to develop

The Georgia Conservancy is working to match landowners with programs that could potentially pay them to keep from developing their land.  More...

Sports

Tracksters prepare for state meet

Eight Burke County High School athletes will compete for state titles in track and field over the next two weeks.  Rian Luke advanced to the state meet after qualifying in the eighth spot in the 300-meter hurdles during the sectional over the we More...

They did it … again

The Burke County Middle School girls golf team, pictured above, has continuously finished the region tournament as the best, and 2012 was no exception. More...

Bears end season on course

Golf season has ended for the Bears. The boys competed in the 3-AAA region tournament last week, finishing in fifth place after a day on the Waynesboro Country Club course. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Reagan Griffin McBride

Dorothy Reagan Griffin McBride, 91, of Martinez, Ga., entered into her heavenly home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with the Rev. More...

John H. “Jack” Ruffin Sr.

On April 26. 2012, Jack passed away peacefully after having lived a rich and full life.   More...

J.L. Dixon

Mr. J.L. Dixon of girard, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Legals

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gpn 7  -152- NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS State of Georgia County of Burke All creditors of the Estate of WILLIAM GORDON BARTLETT, SR., deceased, are hereby notified to render their demands to the under More...

Burglar tackled by homeowner goes to prison

A career criminal who was roughed up by his intended victim was sent to prison for 15 years.  More...

Mobley claims golf state title

He saved his best for last. More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago: May 1, 2002  Percy Dixon, one of the leading farmers in the area, died at the age of 70 after an extended illness.  Michigan native Dale Curry was named permanent Waynesboro Postmaster, following seven temporary postmasters.&n More...

Don Lively

COUNTRY SIDE

So I was driving back from my favorite joint down on the river. Okay, well, it’s actually the only joint down on the river but I like it. More...

For The Record

Pair jailed for stripping 13 ACs

It only took a few hours to snare two Burke County men accused of stripping 13 air conditioners.  Early Thursday morning, the C. S. R. A. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, April 24   John Henry Nair, 28, of Herman Lodge Boulevard, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, April 23   Michael David Walker, 47, of Hancock Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for battery ( Family Violence Act).&nb More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Toastmasters  The Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet Sunday, May 6 at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. This meeting will replace the regular meeting, which was scheduled for Mother’s Day. Learn more at www.toastmasters.org.  BCREA  More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Explosions   The Gospel Explosions ministries are hosting a street revival 7 p.m., tonight-Friday, May 2-4, on Charles Perry Avenue in Sardis. Loretta Jones will be the speaker. The public is invited.  Metropolitan   More...

People

Engagement

Miss Knight to marry Mr. Sapp

Robert and Diane Williford of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Knight of Atlanta, to Matt Sapp, son of David and Linda Sapp of Atlanta.  The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m., June 2, 2012 at Mercer University’s N More...

4-Hers excel in state dairy judging contest

The State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest teaches students to evaluate a situation, make a decision, and provide reasons for their decision…all through looking at cows. More...

Birth

William Todd Flakes Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Todd Flakes announce the birth of their son, William Todd Flakes Jr., born April 10, 2012 at University Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. More...