November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day service Saturday

Burke County’s veterans will be honored this Saturday, Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post 120 on South Liberty Street in Waynesboro.  The public is strongly encouraged to attend the 11 a.m. More...

Councilmember will be fined for outbursts

Waynesboro councilwoman Portia Washington will start paying $10 for each of her interruptions and outbursts.  Monday night, an exasperated Mayor Pauline Jenkins dusted off an unenforced 1970s code and put it to work to silence the outspoken coun More...

News

Hospital to stay open; labor and delivery to close

Labor and delivery is closing, but the hospital is not.  Though rumors have been circulating that Burke Medical Center could close by Thanksgiving, county officials and hospital management say that’s not the case.  More...

TITLE TOWN

Spartans leave Crusaders behind to clinch Class-AA region title

Success on the gridiron continued for Edmund Burke Academy’s football team after last Friday night’s 21-9 victory over the Trinity Christian Crusaders. More...

Midville man killed Highway 24 crash

2nd fatality in 23 hrs

A Midville man was killed in an early morning wreck less than 24 hours after his coworker and friend died in a similar accident.  Midville resident Damien Morquel Davis, 21, died around 4:30 last Wednesday when he veered off Highway 24 near Stor More...

Sports

Pride of Burke County to perform in series finals

The Bears haven’t been the only ones winning on the gridiron. More...

Lady Spartan softball players honored

All three of Edmund Burke Academy’s senior softball players were chosen as recipients of the “senior award” during last week’s softball banquet. More...

EBA’s Wilson finishes sixth at state cross country meet

Clay Wilson ended his high school career with another impressive performance. Wilson recorded a time of 17:48 during the GISA Class-AA state cross country meet at Darton College. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Freedom Fundraiser Banquet The annual Freedom Fundraiser Banquet of the Burke County Branch of the NAACP #5175 will be held, 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Burke County Senior Citizen Center, located at 717 West Sixth Street in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Antioch Rock The Antioch Rock Creek Church youth group will have BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser, 10 a.m.-until, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Southern Bank Pavilion at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets in Waynesboro. More...

People

Miss Scott to wed Mr. Lewis

Wayne and Mary Scott of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Shaquana W. Scott, to LaBaron A. Lewis, the son of Ami and Beverly Preston Bey of Charlotte, N.C. More...

Math whizzes awarded at WPS

During the week of October 22nd,Waynesboro Primary School students participated in the Fall Math Challenge. Students were chosen by their classroom teacher based on mathematical performance in class and citizenship. More...

Legals

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Crockett, DeLoach win; Sunday sales get "yes"

Burke County voters were behind Barack Obama, but backed Republicans in all but two state and local races.  Countywide, 9,832 of the 12,928 voters cast ballots – a turnout of 76 percent.   More...

The call of duty

Olivia Cannon wakes in the morning and readies for a day in the South Arabian Gulf. After a quick shower, she dresses and then glances in the mirror. She stops short and looks at her uniform, thinking of both its legacy and its demands.  More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago – November 6, 2002  Republican challenger Sonny Perdue unseated incumbent Democratic Governor Roy Barnes with 51.9 percent of the vote in the General Election. GOP nominee Saxby Chambliss also defeated Democratic U.S. More...

Don Lively

MY REALITY

I was flipping through the three hundred some odd channels on my RCA flat screen TV that is fifty some odd inches wide while sitting in my eighteen hundred some odd square foot humble abode when I ran across some odd people. Really odd. More...

For The Record

Dublin businessman robbed and kidnapped

A Dublin businessman was robbed and kidnapped while making a stop in Waynesboro.  The 44-year-old victim has a large pine straw business and frequents the area with his crews.  More...

Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend

Pretends to be his sister

Hospital officials had no idea the woman who spent the night at a stabbing victim’s bedside was the one who’d all egedly wielded the knife.  More...

Teenage burglars target grandfather

Two teenage brothers were arrested for breaking into their own grandfather’s house.  Hephzibah resident Justin Bradley, 19, and his 15-year- old brother were jailed Tuesday after confessing to investigators at the Burke County Sheriff &rsq More...

Obituaries

Amanda Smith Teague

Amanda Smith Teague, 83, of Waynesboro went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.  Amanda was married to the late R. C. Teague of Waynesboro, where they were married for 60 years and raised their family. More...

Louise Cullen Wall

Louise Cullen Walls, 96, of Oklahoma City, Okla. entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. She was born in Burke County on June 11, 1916 to the late Madelle Smith Cullen and Charles Wilson Cullen. She was married to Bill Walls. More...

William Pickens Robertson

Mr. William Pickens Robertson, 71, of Swainsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.  Graveside services were held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. More...

School News

High school to give away turkeys

Parents who show up with an interest in their sophomore’s education will leave with an armful of fowl. On Nov. More...

Fall festival at Autumn Care

Clients from Autumn Care Adult Day Center enjoyed an Intergenerational Day with the children from Kozy Kids Day Care during their 3rd Annual Fall Festival. More...

SGA spelling bee winners named

Reginald Holmes, left, took first place in the SGA Elementary School Spelling Bee and Faith James was the school’s second top speller. More...