January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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New product features Burke commodities, growers

Four farmers, six ingredients ... all Burke County. That’s the unique combination behind the latest product to hit the shelf from Byne Blueberry Farms. More...

News

Recycling up 24 percent

In Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro helped divert nearly 45 tons of recyclables from the landfill in 2012.  “We are at the point where we’re going to have to designate an employee to haul the recycling four times a month,” City Administrato More...

Stone takes oath in Senate

State Senator Jesse Stone of Waynesboro, who represents Burke and the other 10 counties in Georgia’s Senate District 23, took the oath of office for his second term. More...

Officials enact $50 ‘out of order’ fine

For Waynesboro City Council

When Waynesboro City Council meets Tuesday night, officials won’t be interrupting each other.  If they do, they can be fined $50.  In a split vote, council pushed through the final reading of an amended ordinance aimed at minimizing t More...

Sports

BCHS wrestling team pins more wins

Burke County High School’s wrestling team had a winning home dual last week, defeating Greenbrier 60-21, Westside 60- 20 and Hephzibah 66-9.  Head Coach Johnny Castro said the team is getting ready for the last five weeks of competition.&n More...

Bears win first region game on the court

The Burke County Bears (9- 4, 1-1) won their first region game last Tuesday, defeating Cross Creek 67-65. However, they were stopped by the Glenn Hill Spartans Friday night in their first home region game 79- 54. More...

Lady Bears shut down Spartans in region match

The Lady Bears (7-6, 1-1) rebounded in the region last weekend. Burke County High School’s girls’ basketball team defeated region opponent Glenn Hills 57-39, after losing to Cross Creek 73-51 last Tuesday in their region opener. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching A free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. More...

Church News

Church News

One Night with Dr. King   The local Georgia Clients Council will host “One Night with Dr. King”, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Neely Grove CME Church, located on Herman Lodge Boulevard in Waynesboro. More...

Legals

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Breaking News - 1/16/2013 9:28 AM

Bears have winning night in Hephzibah - Free Access

The Burke County Bears had a winning night in Hephzibah last night in their 3rd region match More...

Narcotics seized by DEA

Chief suspects sabotage

Waynesboro police are trying to figure out where all the cocaine, heroin and meth came from.  Last week, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) picked up six large bags of narcotics that had reportedly been sitting in a former off More...

Prenatal care to continue locally

Expectant mothers may have to leave the county to deliver, but they can still receive prenatal care in Waynesboro.  For the past 20 years, local mothers had been able to receive prenatal care in Waynesboro and deliver at Burke Medical Center if More...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be celebrated

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated in Waynesboro through events this weekend and on Monday, the official holiday in his memory.  A commemorative march and parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.  More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – January 15, 2003  Fleetguard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc., announced it would purchase and locate a muffler and small parts manufacturing operation in the Kwikset building.  More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

A NEW MAN

A few months ago early on a Monday morning, the docs slit my chest open. It was an incision of about two inches. They took out my pacemaker, hooked a new generator or battery to the wires and sewed me back up. More...

For The Record

Five arrested for shooting up home

Five people including four Burke County teens have been arrested for shooting at a family inside a trailer on Farmers Bridge Road.  More...

West Virginia mom arrested for theft

A West Virginia woman has been jailed for cleaning out the home of a friend who was trying to help her.  Paula Schifflett Lilly, 34, was arrested Saturday morning with an SUV full of stolen goods and her 9-year-old son in tow.  More...

Inmate arrested for attack on jailer

A Burke County inmate has been arrested for attacking a jailer.  Millen resident Kimberly Aliene Norris, 47, faces a single felony charge of obstruction of a corrections officer.  More...

Obituaries

S. Ellis Taff

Rev. S. Ellis Taff, 76, of Suwanee went to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2013.  Born in Columbus, GA he was the son of the late Curtis and Mary-Lou Taff.  More...

Harold E. Hilton

Mr. Harold Edward Hilton of Girard entered into eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Smith Chapel AME Church. More...

Antonio D. Brigham

Mr. Antonio Donte Brigham of Girard entered into eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held noon, Saturday, Jan. 19, at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church. More...