May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The fallen

Memorial Day was marked in Waynesboro with a ceremony Monday morning at the American Legion Post 120. More...

News

Summer Night Lights

Basketball program aimed at keeping kids out of trouble

He’s hoping a basketball will keep hundreds of kids off the street.  Waynesboro vice-mayor James “Chick” Jones is back at the helm of his community program, Summer Night Lights.  With help from friends and volunteers, he p More...

Birthday tax

Car buyers adjust to new vehicle tax

Burke County residents are beginning to catch on to the state’s new vehicle taxation system.  Instead of annual “birthday taxes,” everyone who purchased a vehicle after March 1, 2013 paid a one-time 6.5 percent title ad valore More...

Walking trail will have to wait

The softball fields will be well-lit, but the walking trail will have to wait.  The Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department has postponed plans to begin work on the proposed walking trail around Citizens Park.  More...

Sports

Spartans survive Frederica, advance to state finals

It didn’t come as easy as some expected, but the EBA Spartans are back in the finals.  More...

Burke County pitcher signs to play at next level

High School pitcher and shortstop Jonathan Wilson will extend his baseball career.  Wilson signed Tuesday with Truett-McConnell College to play baseball on a full scholarship.  Wilson said the school had been his top pick so the opportunit More...

Batter up!

Softball Camp   The Burke County Dugout Club will offer summer softball camp June 3-7 for rising firsteighth graders. More...

Fields & Yields

FARMER FOR THE DAY

Whole Foods reps observe organic production methods

Local high school graduates weren’t the only ones picking up new credentials in Burke County this week.  More...

Yee-haw, summer!

Ramiah Gaines lets out a hoot while celebrating the last day of kindergarten. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, MAY 31  Create Your Own Friendship Bracelet, 4-5 p.m. at the Burke County Public Library. All supplies will be provided for the youth class.  SATURDAY, JUNE 1   More...

People

People in the News

Krys Johnson   Krys Johnson graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion. More...

FNB goes Inside-Out

First National Bank made a $1,000 donation to the Inside-Out Grant Program. More...

Rich wins at Swainsboro Mudbog

Waynesboro resident Hunter Rich won the Super Light Class division at the Swainsboro Mudbog May 18. He nearly made a complete run, finishing at 188 feet, 1 inch. More...

Legals

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Father pulls gun during DFCS visit

A father was arrested after threatening to kill his ex-wife and brandishing a rifle during a visitation session at the Department of Family and Children Services office in Waynesboro.  More...

TITLE TIME

Spartans vie for school’s second baseball state championship

School may be out, but senior members of Edmund Burke Academy’s baseball team are looking to end their high school career with a bang.The Spartans advanced to the GISA Class- AA state finals th More...

Editorial

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Strictly Personal

Over the weekend I learned of the recent death of Pinckney V. Love, Jr. That name won’t mean much to many of you, but during his brief tenure as a school administrator here, Pinckney Love made a pretty big impression on this community.  More...

Looking Back

10 years ago – May 28, 2003   Sardis Police Chief Chris Jackson resigned in order to accept a position as a security officer at Plant Vogtle. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Taking a load off   A burglar had a few drinks before casing a Burke County hunting club. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, the thief apparently broke out a window then opened two bottles of wine. More...

WPD secures $20,000 grant

The Waynesboro Police Department will get $20,000 for radar equipment and body cameras, thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The equipment will be used in conjunction with the East Central Traffic Enforcement Ne More...

Burke County Jail Bookings May 20-26

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Obituaries

Prince Albert Mells, Sr.

Mr. Prince Albert Mells Sr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at McElmurray Grove Baptist Church wtih Pastor Nathaniel Howard Jr. officiating. More...

Julia V. Saulsberry

Mrs. Julia V. Saulsberry of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Friday, May 24, 2013 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Forest Hill Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Callie Griffin

Mrs. Callie Griffin of Girard entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Grove   McElmurray Grove Baptist Church will continue its revival services, 7:30 p.m. nightly through Thursday, May 30. Guest revivalist is Rev. Isaiah Kirkland.  Metropolitan Baptist   More...

A mortgage burning

Westminster Presbyterian Church members had a mortgage burning. They recently paid off the church’s $117,000 note in just seven years. More...

School News

Leaders of the Class of 2013

Burke County High School Valedictorian  Matthew James Atkinson  Son of Willie and Karen Atkinson  Hometown: Hephzibah  College Plans: Georgia Regents University for core and transfer to Georgia Tech   More...

Tassles Turned

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Free summer lunches for children begin Monday

School may be out for the summer but cafeteria workers will still make sure local children get a square meal.  The summer food service program begins Monday, June 3 to provide free healthy, lunches to children.  More...