November 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputy resigns following allegations

A Burke County deputy resigned last week following alleged misconduct involving a 17-year-old girl. More...

Developers tour Burke County

Close to 250 community and state leaders mingled last Thursday for Burke County More...

News

Security breach jeopardizes state employees’ information

Georgia state employees and teachers need to watch their bank accounts a little more closely after a security breach of state computer records. More...

BOE concerned about athletes

At their monthly meeting last week, the Burke County Board of Education voiced their concern for student athletes who stay too late for practices during the week. More...

Developers Day

Close to 250 community and state leaders mingled last Thursday for Burke County More...

Sports

Spartans lose 41-6 in State Quarter Finals

The Spartans (4-9) traveled to Chula to compete in the State Quarter Finals against the Tift Area Panthers Friday, Nov. 11, losing 41-6. More...

Bears return nine players

Coach has high hopes for season

Burke County could have a stellar year on the basketball court. More...

Sixth hole in one

Scott Gay Jr. sunk his sixth hole in one Saturday, Oct. 29. This feat was accomplished on the seventh hole at the Waynesboro Country Club (WCC). Gay used a 7-wood for the 167-yard drive. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Report from the SE Dairy Conference

This past week I had the opportunity to attend several sessions of the Southeast Dairy Herd Management Conference held at the Georgia Farm Bureau More...

Application deadline extended for EQIP, WHIP in Georgia

From Staff Reports Local farmers and landowners should take advantage of the deadline extension for two incentive programs More...

Home & Garden Tips

Seeding tall fescue lawns

Tall fescue is one of the most popular grasses in the mountain and upper piedmont areas More...

Church News

Late Church News

Church anniversary Portersville Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 36th annual Men and Women More...

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the 51st anniversary of its gospel choir 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. More...

School News

BES Students Build Communities

Blakeney Elementary School students Gabe Bailey and Laurie Askew are pictured with the communities they each built for a school project. More...

BCHS Band rated superior at marching championships

From Staff Reports The More...

BES Character Students for October

BES Character Students for the month of October are, from left, Takeyla White for the third grade, Jonathan Guerrero for the fifth grade and Zhenni Lui for the fourth grade. More...

Hearings scheduled Burke commissioners propose tax increase

From Staff Reports The Burke County Board of Commissioners has scheduled several public hearings to set millage rates for 2005 property taxes. More...

No increase in school taxes for sixth straight year

For the sixth straight year, Burke County residents will not pay higher property taxes set by the Board of Education. More...

Transit rates to hike

Even with the price of fuel declining, the Burke County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to raise the rates for Burke Transit and Burke County EMA ambulance service at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 8. More...

Al-Anon at St. Michael’s

From Staff Reports Al-Anon, a support group for persons who have been affected by the alcoholism of family members and friends, is now available at St. Michael More...

Editorial

New Medicare plan

Enrollment began this week for the new Medicare prescription benefit. From all we have read about it, we wish good luck and patience to all those who will attempt to sign up for one of the more than forty programs being offered. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: Nov. 16, 1995 For the third time in a row, the Burke County Bears would face the Thomson Bulldogs in the first game of the region AAA football playoffs. More...

RFD

St. Michael More...

For The Record

Five arrested Deputies seize marijuana,crack, cocaine in Sardis

Large quantities of marijuana, crack and powder cocaine were recently seized in a Sardis drug sweep. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department last week: More...

Teens arrested for Sardis robbery

Investigators arrested two teens who allegedly snatched a money bag from an elderly Sardis businessman Nov. 1. More...

Obituaries

William Tyndale Cox

William Tyndale Cox, a preborn baby, of Burke County, Georgia, passed away recently. He is the beloved son of Jackson Elliott Cox II and Karen McDowell Cox of Waynesboro. More...

Early William “E. W.” Clark

Early William More...

Mrs. Daisy Allen Parnell

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mrs. Daisy Allen Parnell, 76, of Hephzibah passed away at home Sunday Nov. 13, 2005. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Bake Sale The Spanish Class of the Waynesboro Mennonite School will sponsor a bake sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Hwy. 25 North. More...

People

Day, Batzig unite in marriage

Miss Anna Graham Day became the bride of Mr. Nicholas Timothy Batzig 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta. More...

Miss Dixon to wed Mr. Broxton Jan. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dorroh Harrison of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Brynn Dixon, also the daughter of the late David Mills Dixon of Girard, to Mr. Jonathan Roy Broxton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Miss Knight weds Mr. Hines

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dean Huff of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Whitney Susanne Knight, to David Kevin Hines II of Thomasville. Whitney is also the daughter of the late Otis More...