December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Firefighters want to save Christmas

FOR KIDS WHO’VE LOST HOMES

It’s heartbreaking when they watch a home burn.  It’s worse if there are children. More...

CRANKING UP

Dirt should be moving soon at the future site of Tractor Supply Company in Waynesboro. All of the appropriate permits have been issued for construction and the project is ready to begin, according to Waynesboro Building Inspector Marcus Cobb. More...

‘Festival of Lessons and Carols’ coming to FBC

Dec. 8 and 9

From creation to consummation. More...

Sports

Bears wrap up another big season

Marist brings powerful running game to Burke County

The Bears aren’t going to play in the Final Four, but they’ll still be going down in school history books.  Burke County High School’s football team ended another big season last Friday when they fell to Marist School of Atlant More...

WHO’S STILL IN?

Wayne County, the No. 2 seed from Region 3- AAAA, is still in the fight for a state title. The Yellow Jackets breezed by Alexander of Region 5 with a 51-21 win last week. More...

Burke 4-H & FFA to host dairy heifer show

Nearly 40 young students in FFA and 4-H have signed up to participate in the commercial dairy project for the spring 2014 show season.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, DEC. 5   A Taste of Blythe will be held, 6 p.m., in the community room at Blythe City Hall. Specialty items from area cooks and chefs will be served, and a silent auction will be held. More...

Church News

Church News

Third Chapel  Third Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its 61st Choir Anniversary, 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7.  Fellowship Missionary   More...

People

WPS donates to SOLDIERS

A small request turned into a big donation to American soldiers. More...

HAVING A BALL (FOR 35 YEARS)

Two longtime employees of the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department have been recognized for their service.  More...

Midville Garden Club ATTENDS DISTRICT MEETING

Members of Midville Garden Club attended the 55th annual Azalea District Garden Club meeting held at the Kroc Center in Augusta. Members include Carol Sherrod, seated, Winnie Bunn, Nell Holloway, Frances Johnson and Val Saxon.   More...

BURKE UNEMPLOYMENT:

Lowest in five years

Burke County’s unemployment rate has fallen out of double digits for the first time in nearly five years.  After years of posting some of the state’s bleakest labor reports, Burke County’s economy is finally looking brighter.&n More...

Away from home for the holidays

The touchdowns bring the fans in the packed stadium to their feet but the kicks are what she watches so intently. More...

Editorial

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STILL GOING STRONG

Don Lively

It looks a lot different than it did all those decades ago.  Back then it was just one building with a wide porch and two front doors. I don’t remember a back door. It was whitewashed and rickety and it sat in the middle of the cemetery. More...

ONE MORE PLAYFUL SOLUTION TO THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS OR AT LEAST OURS

Jim Shumard

Okay I too often think I have a solution for every problem or at least I believe a solution can be found for every problem or sometimes I simply bang my head against the wall to unconsciousness to find the solution.  More...

For The Record

Waynesboro woman stabbed four times

A blood-covered woman told deputies she’d been stabbed – but officers couldn’t find a single cut on her.  What they did find, however, was the woman she had accused. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  The jury lists includes:  More...

From the Blotter

Leaks   A Hephzibah homeowner isn’t happy about the holes. She came home last week to find that her above-ground pool wasn’t holding water. On closer inspection, she realized there were small holes in the sides. More...

Obituaries

Howard. H. Quick

Howard H. Quick went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2013. He was 90 years old. He had been residing with his daughter in Citrus Springs, Fl. for almost twoyears and those moments together will always be treasured by his family. More...

Belva Wesby

Mrs. Belva Wesby of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 29, 2013. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. More...

Bessie Mae Hughes

Mrs. Bessie Mae Hughes of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Gordon Hill Baptist Church. More...

School News

Burke County students attend Healthy Schools Leadership Summit

Nineteen students from Burke, Emanuel and Jenkins counties participated in the 2013 Healthy Schools Leadership Summit at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Center in Swainsboro.  More...

SGA STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR DUKE TIP

Six SGA Elementary students have qualified to participate in the Talent Search Program sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...