August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Army’s famous band to give free Labor Day concert

From Washington D.C. to Waynesboro, Ga., the U.S. Army’s famous field band is headed to town this Monday. The Jazz Ambassadors will be on stage at 6 p.m. at the Waynesboro City Park. More...

News

Corn crop poised for record yields amid plummeting prices

A record corn crop won’t likely help farmers bank extra profits. Farmers across the country are poised to bring in recordhigh yields, according to USDA forecasts. More...

WAYNESBORO, GIRARD

Cities awarded $1.3 million in grants

Girard and Waynesboro are getting a big slice of this year’s $39.7 million CDBG pie. The cities are among 82 Georgia communities tapped for sizable Community Development Block Grants. More...

DELINQUENT TAX SALE

21 properties to be auctioned Tuesday

The clock is ticking for 21 Burke County property owners with overdue taxes. If they don’t settle up by Tuesday morning, their parcels will be auctioned on the courthouse lawn. Nearly 70 properties were initially tagged for the 9 a.m. More...

Sports

Lady Bears pick up win over Grovetown

A strong showing in the first inning was enough to help the Lady Bears defeat Grovetown 3-2 on Monday. More...

Briarwood slips by Spartans in Backyard Battle

After six consecutive victories in the Backyard Battle, the Spartans’ winning streak came to an end Friday night. More...

Lady Spartans’ hot bats not enough against Bulloch Academy

The Lady Spartans suffered tough losses on the diamond this past week. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Hiltonia Christian Hiltonia Christian Church will hold a revival, 7 p.m. nightly, Wednesday, Aug. 27-Friday, Aug. 29. Special speaker will be Bro. Mede Still, the district Elder from Macon. The church will also hold its Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. More...

People

Miss Newton to wed Mr. Meister

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Smith of Bartow and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Newton of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Michelle Newton, to Joshua Kelley Meister of Moultrie. More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Meridith Franks Meridith Franks has been recognized among the top students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for summer semester. More...

MACEC CELEBRATES GRADUATES

The (MACEC) Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee recognized three siblings, and also members of MACEC, who have earned their college degrees. More...

No military gear for Burke Co. law enforcement

HUMVEES SENT AWAY

If you’re looking for a small army, don’t go to Burke County’s law enforcement agencies. More...

Band Music

‘Once it's in your blood it never leaves...’

Elvis Presley had the number one hit for the year, “Suspicious Minds.” Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was number one at the box office. And with millions of Americans tuning in, The Brady Bunch became the most popular TV show. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A LEAP BACK

Don Lively

We all do it, at least the ones of us who have made more than a few trips around the sun. In fact, the older I get the more I engage in it. I’ll bet many of you do too. Remembering. Reminiscing. Pondering. More...

“LORD HAVE MERCY!”

Jim Shumard

I apologize ahead of time for writing about the following for I usually do not like to address such blatant evil in the world in print and I usually like to look at the lighter side of life. More...

For The Record

SCRAP METAL

Two arrested in tech college thefts

Two Augusta men were jailed for tri-county metal thefts when they went back for thirds. More...

FOR BUSINESS & CHURCH LEADERS

Police breakfast examines “Safe Carry Protection Act”

Next Wednesday morning, Waynesboro police will break bread and talk guns. Business and church leaders are invited to join them for a free 8 a.m. More...

From the Blotter

FIVE-CAR FLATS More...

Obituaries

Betty Flakes Oglesby

Betty Flakes Oglesby 76, devoted mother and caregiver, entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her Evans, Georgia home with her family by her side. Betty was born March 9, 1938 in Waynesboro to JL and Eva Maria Flakes. More...

Janeth Foreman

Mrs. Janeth Foreman of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Her funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Thomas Grove Baptist Church. More...

Raymond J. Shubert, Sr.

Mr. Raymond J. Shubert, Sr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

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