Historic commission approves request to demolish property

First Baptist Church has taken a baby step toward their ultimate plans for building a new sanctuary and education center. After nearly 90 minutes of questions and comments at Friday night’s called meeting, the city of Waynesboro’s Historic Preservation Commission approved the church’s request to demolish their historic property located at 834 Shadrack Street. The cleared lot will be used […]

Sweets for the sweet

Xavion was just one of the Burke County sweeties who got lots of love on Valentine’s Day yesterday. Xavion and his classmates in Burke County High School’s childcare and education program made their own valentines which they exchanged with friends, teachers and student teachers. They topped off the fun with a Valentine’s Day party which included Xavion’s favorite … cake!

Trial continues for man accused of sexual assault

Witnesses began testimony yesterday for the jury trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Burke County in 2004. Chastin Betron Moore stands trial for aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, terroristic threats and robbery for the attack of a woman on Highway 56. The victim testified that Moore forced her from the road with […]

Midville passes balanced ’06 budget

Midville council members call for change when it comes to city spending. After extensive planning for spending cuts, city council passed the nearly $350,000 budget for 2006 at their monthly meeting last Monday. Norma Thorne and Larry Williams voted to approve the plan and Sam Cummings abstained from the vote. Scotty Womack was absent. While council held a planning session […]

Two students injured in fourwheeler accident Saturday

Edmund Burke Academy students and faculty are rallying around an eighth grader who was critically injured in a fourwheeler accident Saturday. Watson Mobley, 14, and Boyd Lively, 13, also an EBA student, were both transported to the Medical College of Georgia Saturday night following an accident on Boyd’s family farm. Boyd, who suffered a concussion, was released from the hospital […]

Hard Knock Life Local boxer to fight for Golden Glove

Miya Ward knows how to take punches. She knows how to give them too, favoring the “old one-two” and popping off shots like a string of firecrackers. “It makes me feel strong,” she says as she runs a hand along her newly defined biceps. “I guess you could say it gives me something to brag about.” The 134-lb. ninth grader […]

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Services available for families raising children of relatives

Herman and Virginia Walden love their family. That love shows when they tell the stories behind countless photographs of their four daughters, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren covering the walls in their home. So, almost nine years ago when the Waldens were told that someone needed to adopt two of their great-grandchildren or they would enter foster care, they welcomed […]

Late bloomer

Waynesboro resident Gladys Dickey says her Christmas cactus is old and slow, just like her – but it won’t give up. The plant was a gift from her sister-in-law more than 30 years ago and has seedlings, great-seedlings and established descendents in the homes of countless Dickey relatives all over the country. Although the cactus quit blooming at Christmas time […]

5.37 miles of Burke roads to be resurfaced

Eight Burke County roadways will be resurfaced, thanks to funding through Gov. Sonny Perdue’s “Paving the Way Home” transportation initiative. Approximately $234 million will be spent in Georgia’s 159 counties through the Local Assistance Road Program (LARP). Collectively, the program will pay for 5.37 miles of road improvements in Burke County. In Keysville, the funds will be for the resurfacing […]