July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Teens get hands on experience with summer intern program

On The Job

Twenty nine Burke County teenagers have jobs this summer, thanks to a federal program designed to give them realworld work experience. More...

News

Love Georgia?

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LIKE TO HIKE?

A Full Moon Night Hike will get underway at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen, 8:30 p.m., this Saturday, July 20. Participants will enjoy an easy half-mile ranger guided hike through the woods. The cost is $1, plus a $5 parking fee. More...

If the lights go out…

Georgia Power has added a new interactive Outage Map to its online Storm Center at www.georgiapower.com/storm. More...

Obituaries

Irma Watkins Kemp

Irma Watkins Kemp, 88, of Sylvania passed away Tuesday, June 11 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. She was born to the late Florence Lillian Skinner and James Herschel Watkins. She was a member of the Hurst Baptist Church. More...

Lona Lamar Cunningham Saxon

Lona Lamar C. Saxon, 87, passed away, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at her residence in Brooklet. She was a native of Lincolnton, Georgia, a former resident of Chatham County and a longtime resident of Bulloch County. More...

Jeannette Newsome Hadden

Jeanette Newsome Hadden, 83, of Blythe, died Wednesday, July 10. 2013. She is survived by survived by five children; W.E. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17   Bike Night will be sponsored by the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, 6-9 p.m., at Sonic Drive-In in Waynesboro. There will be a live DJ, displays and a raffle benefitting the Center for New Beginnings. More...

People

As seen on TV

A family with Waynesboro ties will be feuding on television come Monday. More...

Book signing

More than 60 readers braved a storm to attend a book signing with Dr. Delores A. Parker, a 1964 graduate of Waynesboro High & Industrial School. More...

People in the News

Meridith Franks   Meridith Franks of Waynesboro has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton during the 2013-14 academic year. More...

Legals

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Flooding causes closures, damage

High water

Access to the Savannah River in Burke and surrounding counties remains closed as the river continues to flow at record levels.  According to Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus, the water level will remain high for at least several weeks as w More...

MAJOR ENDEAVOR

Local golfer headed to U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Carter Mobley casually paced across the practice green Monday afternoon at the Waynesboro Country Club, where he can often be found working in a round of golf.  More...

Editorial

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The Verdict: What the Trayvon Martin Case Tells Us About Ourselves

Guest Editorial

This past Sunday, my pastor gave a sermon entitled “Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Most of us are familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan and how he proved to be a better neighbor than the priest and Levite who passed him by. More...

Don Lively

ARRIVAL

“Train up a child in the way More...

For The Record

Five charged in attack with bottles, bricks

Five people have been charged in the brutal attack of a Waynesboro man.  West Eighth Street residents called police last Wednesday night when they saw 51-yearold Joseph Ellison being jumped by the small crowd, which included several of his own c More...

From the Blotter

Cut to the chase   A bleeding patient fled the hospital when a nurse tried to call police. According to the report, a man showed up in the ER just before 3 p.m. Sunday with multiple stab wounds. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings July 8-14

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Church News

Church News

First Baptist of Gough   First Baptist Church of Gough will continue its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly through July 17. On Sunday, July 21, the church will host a Women & Men’s Day Program at 11:30 a.m. More...

Music Camp

Nearly 100 children attended Rosemont Heights Baptist Church's annual music camp last week. More...

School News

Burke Co. students mark high rate in certifications

Ready to work

Schools statewide are focusing on giving students a jumpstart in their careers, and statistics show more in Burke County are taking advantage of the option.  More...

Purification Cellutions supports Stuff the Bus school supply drive

Purification Cellutions helped kick off the United Way’s fifth annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive by donating hundreds of Mead brand school products. More...

Village reunion reunites old neighborhood

The 2013 Village Reunion banquet was hosted recently at The Wardlow Building in Waynesboro. More...