Paroled prisoner arrested in robberies

A twice-convicted burglar had been out of prison for two days when he allegedly robbed Taylor’s Barbecue at gunpoint. Kamorrow Colbert, 21, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. last Friday, several hours after police learned that Burkehaven Corner Store had also been robbed. According to Waynesboro police investigator Bobbie Jockel, an anonymous tip about the Burkehaven robbery led officers to the […]

On Parade

At least 2,000 spectators helped ring in the holiday season Saturday afternoon at the 2007 Waynesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade. According to Jaycees president Travis Jenkins, 45 churches, clubs, schools, businesses and other organizations took part in the parade. He said trophies were awarded to 10 winners in four different categories.

Programs aim to increase quail numbers

Once upon a time, the clear whistle of a Bobwhite quail could be heard all around Burke County and much of Georgia. The state was even once known as the Bobwhite Quail Capital of the World. But since the 1960s, the population has declined by more than 70 percent, according to Buck Marchinton of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. […]

Cousins indicted in Molotov bombing

Two cousins have been indicted for hurling a Molotov bomb into the bedroom of a Waynesboro residence. Last Thursday, a Superior Court Grand Jury indicted Joseph Bates and Terrell Hughes for arson in the first degree, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the first degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. […]

2007 Empty Stocking Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week’s contributions include: Frank and Christine Carter and family, $875 Mr. W. A. Brannen, $25 Edward and Rose Kozinsky, $150 American Legion Post 270, $25 In memory of Gail Hillis Wilson, $25 Queensborough National Bank and Trust, $75 Eugene and Glenda Humphrey, $50 1st United Methodist Lilian Powell Class, $100 Burke County Retired Teachers, $100 Mobley’s/Superior Dry Cleaners, […]

Burke residents sue county over landfill

Three Clark Place Road residents are suing the county. Harry Coleman, Willie Bell and Rose Bell have filed a lawsuit, citing Burke County for not operating its landfill “in compliance with applicable legal requirements.” In the 20-plus page complaint, the landfill is said to emit hazardous gases to the plaintiffs’ properties. In addition, the complaint states that hazardous wastes have […]

Center for New Beginnings gets $10,000 to help youth

The Center for New Beginnings was among 32 “deserving organizations” in the CSRA to receive grants for “meeting the pressing and changing community needs” and “improving the quality of life for the individuals they serve.” The center received a $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area to help provide counseling, tutor- ing and support for […]

Danny Jones installed as president of Georgia Recreation and Parks Association

Danny T. Jones, Executive Director of Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Authority, was recently installed as President of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association for the upcoming year at the annual GRPA conference installation banquet in Jekyll Island. Prior to accepting his present position as DLCRA Executive Director in 1999, Jones served in both rural and metropolitan areas in Georgia, including the […]

Georgia Power tweaks cost of new reactors

Company remains uncommitted to building at Vogtle

Georgia Power wants to get a better handle on the price tag for new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The company asked the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Monday for more time to determine the costs before they submit a bid for electricity generation. Georgia Power and competitors must submit bids to the PSC to see who can produce electricity […]

Southern Bank could benefit from merger

Southern Bank customers may have five branches to choose from by next spring. According to CEO and chairman Preston Conner, Sardis Bankshares Inc., the bank’s holding company, has entered a tentative agreement to merge with Heritage Banc Group. “Basically, a new holding company is being formed,” Conner said, noting that very little would change for customers, save the convenience of […]