November 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Public objects to council nepotism

'No one had the guts'

Waynesboro residents say city council members should have reined in their vice mayor.  They used the open mic at Monday night’s monthly town hall meeting to tell them James “Chick” Jones should never have voted in the Nov. More...

Burglaries spike during holiday season

‘Tis the season–for break-ins.  In one week’s time, at least 17 burglaries have been reported by residents living in Waynesboro and rural sections of the county.  That’s not a new phenomenon. More...

News

WAYNESBORO LEADERS GRADUATE FROM GEORGIA ACADEMY

Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins and finance director Valerie Kirkland have graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development’s 2013 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

Clearing land may affect eligibility for farm programs

Wetlands protected

Farmers who clear certain wetlands for crop production could be in danger of losing their eligibility for federal farm programs.  Producers are being urged to consider possible effects of clearing, draining or manipulating land for agricultural More...

Sardis landmark serving diners again

Our Family Café has reopened in Sardis under new management. The restaurant, which had been closed for several months, was opened for Sunday dinner on Nov. 17 by Ginger Robinson Bridgers and her family. More...

Sports

Bears maul Crisp in first round

CLASS AAAA STATE PLAYOFF ACTION

The Bears stormed into the state playoffs with a 61-19 win over Crisp County Friday night.  Burke County High School’s football team (10-2) took command early, running up a 21-0 lead over the Cougars by the end of the first quarter.  More...

Bears host Mary Persons Friday

The Bears will play host again this week as they take on Mary Persons High School (10-1) of Forsyth in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.  The Bulldogs are the No. 2 seed out of Region 2-AAAA and enter the match-up 10-1. More...

Obituaries

Lillie Washington

Mrs. Lillie Washington of Waynesboro died Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

School News

SALUTE TO VETERANS

Burke County High School

Burke County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day program last week, welcoming veteran, comedian and BCHS alum Tommy Ingram as the guest speaker. More...

EBA HONORS VETERANS

Edmund Burke Academy students and staff honored the soldiers who have served our country at a Veterans Day program last Tuesday. Retired Major General Perry Smith spoke to the large crowd, which included a number of veterans. More...

TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER

Edmund Burke Academy second graders learned about freezes and breezes. News Channel 26 Chief Meteorologist Chris Still visited the school and talked shop with the students as part of their recent study about weather. More...

Breaking News - 11/23/2013 10:57 AM

Bears win coin toss - Free Access

Burke County High School will host the third round of the state Class AAAA football playoffs in Waynesboro next Friday, thanks to a lucky toss of the coin this morning (Saturday). The Bears, No. 1 seed from Region 3, are set to face Marist, the No. More...

Will doctors return?

Murray, Christian resign from hospital authority

Two unexpected resignations may change the course of Burke Medical Center’s future.  Gerald Murray and Dr. More...

Standing Ovation

Teens to raise money for special needs children at Center for New Beginnings dinner theatre

The spotlight will be on Burke County’s most talented high school performers … but the stars of the show are the special needs children behind the scenes. More...

Editorial

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Don Lively

ONE MAN’S TREASURE

“Now what did I come in here More...

Michael N. Searles

MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Wall that separated East Germany and West Berlin. More...

For The Record

Burke County Grand Jury returns True Bills

The Oct. 2013 Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictment during an Oct. 28 session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding:   More...

WPD RECOGNIZED BY MADD

Agency of the Year

The Waynesboro Police Department has received a huge recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their work in getting impaired drivers off the roadway. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings November 11-17

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Church News

Church News

Second McCannan   Second McCannan Missionary Baptist Church will continue its revival, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. Pastor Elliot Bing and the Phillip Grove family are in charge of services.  Mills Grove   More...

Legals

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