April 24, 2013 RSS feed / News

GOING GREEN

demands for clean air make for big business

While many industries have slowed during the weak economy, one in Waynesboro is forecasting big numbers.  Purification Cellutions has been turning out carbon honeycomb filters here for 10 years, an anniversary they celebrated just last week.&nbs More...

Cribb resigns to take VP job

EBA headmaster

Edmund Burke Academy needs a new headmaster.  Last week, Brent Cribb told teachers and students he won’t be their principal when school starts in August.  Instead, he’ll be the numbertwo man for the Georgia Independent School As More...

Burke County’s own in Boston

As viewers across the nation watched television footage of the chaos and emergency response following the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, Burke County’s Commission Chairman was watching it fir More...

HUNGRY?

Food to be distributed to needy families in Waynesboro on Saturday

Families in need will have a chance to pick up free groceries this Saturday in Waynesboro.  More...

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

The Booths were able to preserve much of the architectural character in the house with help from their contractor C & H Services.  “They were really good about using as many of the old materials as they could,” Kim said. More...

Cason, Petrea to exchange vows

Mike and LaDonna Cason of Sylvania are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Brooke Cason, to Matthew Lewis Petrea of Sylvania.  The groom-elect is the son of David and Vickie Petrea of Waynesboro.  The wedding is plan More...

People in the News

Justin Neely  Army Pfc. Justin D. Neely has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Ladies N Black strive to empower women

Ladies N Black, a social network of 49 women, observed Women’s History Month recently with a dinner and empowerment session. More...

How many pairs of socks can be made from a bale of cotton?

Some 4,231 pair of socks can be made, to be exact. And cotton is used for more than just socks and other clothing. It’s also used to produce money. More...

Learn about organ donation Saturday

Burke County residents are invited to “A Celebration of Life,” 4-6 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the Burke County Office Park in Waynesboro. More...

HEAVY LIFTING

Crane makes 460-ton lift to place first module in nuclear island

Another milestone in the construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 was marked when workers placed the 460-ton CR10 module, or cradle, into the Unit 3 nuclear island. More...

Exotic animals will be at Earth Day fest

This Friday

There will be a busload of foreigners at Waynesboro’s “What on Earth Festival” this Friday, April 26.  Exotic animals from across the globe are headed downtown for the 5:30-7:30 p.m. Earth Day celebration.  More...

Boss Hog tickets go on sale

The state championship of barbeque will be in Burke County May 10-11, and tickets are now on sale.  Advance discount tickets to the 8th Annual Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off are available at www.bosshogcookoff.com or on the event’s F More...

TO AMEND OR NOT TO AMEND … THAT IS THE QUESTION

The spring planting bug has obviously hit Burke County. All types of calls related to planting ornamentals are coming in to the Extension office. More...

In with the old

People kept telling them they might find hidden treasures there.  Turns out, they were absolutely right.  When Kevin and Kim Boothe purchased the historic Shakerstyle home at 517 Shadrack Street, they were struck by what they found inside.& More...

THROUGH THE YEARS

1872:  Dr. Thomas Burdell and his wife Emma Carter Burdell build a home in Waynesboro. Dr. Burdell, a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, served as a surgeon during the Civil War.  1881-1964:   More...

Miss Wagner to wed Mr. Hannah

Jim Wagner and Joni Wagner of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Nicole Wagner, to Daniel H. More...

What's next?

THURSDAY, APRIL 25  e-Books 101 – Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other mobile device to the Burke County Library, 10:30 a.m., and learn how to download free books and magazines.  FRIDAY, APRIL 26   More...

Waynesboro fighter is main attraction in “Retaliation”

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com  He said he’d never do it again but now he’s going back on his word.  It’ll be for a good cause this Saturday night when former Waynesboro Police investigator Charles Prescott step More...