February 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Road closings will affect school traffic

From Staff reports Two major Burke County roadways will soon be closing while Norfolk Southern Railroad completes upgrades along its route. More...

Community gains voice in school calendar

For the first time, parents, students and community members get to cast their vote in deciding when students More...

Proposed School Calendars

Draft #1 August 14 May 25 (first semester exams before More...

News

Development Authority approves new building to attract industry

Burke County More...

Celebrating Doug Day’s service

Doug Day speaks with guests who came to honor him at a retirement reception celebrating his 42 years of service in Georgia public education. More...

Effects of voter ID bill not yet clear for Burke

While Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the hotly contested voter identification bill law last Thursday, the changes for Burke County are not yet clear. More...

For The Record

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff More...

Waynesboro Police

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

From the Blotter

Serious case of the munchies An alleged potato chip thief was arrested last week after leading police on a bicycle chase. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Hilda Vining Hawkins

Mrs. Hilda Vining Hawkins, 87, of 314 Oglethorpe Way, Thomaston, formerly of Burke County, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the home of her son in Macon. More...

Charles Thomas Bargeron Jr.

Charles Thomas Bargeron Jr., 84, of Tifton, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at his home following a short battle with cancer. More...

Susan Gassaway Dorn

Mrs. Susan Geraldine Gassaway Dorn, 58, of Waynesboro entered into rest Friday Jan. 27, 2006 at the residence. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will have its annual Men & Women Day program 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. More...

People

Ms. Thomas, Mr. Cooper to marry on March 25

Mrs. Bettye Ann Catron of Atlanta announces the engagement of her daughter, Christi C. Thomas, of Waynesboro to David Y. Cooper Jr., son of J.R. and Betsy Keen of Sardis and David Y. Cooper Sr. of Waynesboro. More...

Little Mr. and Ms. Keysville

The City of Keysville held its annual Little Mr. and Ms. Keysville pageant Saturday, December 17, 2005 at the Keysville Municipal Building. The contest included a talent show, fashion show, and fundraising. More...

At library Poet, folk artist to be featured

The February exhibit at the Burke County Library will feature the art and books of Jan R. Whyllson of Greensboro, Georgia. More...

2 dead, 2 injured in Augusta Local family in violent crash

A Midville family was devastated Sunday when two of its members were killed in a violent crash on the Bobby Jones Expressway. More...

City residents will get their say

Waynesboro residents can put in their two cents next Monday when city council members decide how to spend nearly $8.7 million of their tax and utility dollars. More...

BCHS Super Glue prank 7 charged in school vandalism

Seven local teenagers were slapped with felony charges following a super glue prank that caused more than $3,000 in damage at Burke County High School. More...

What do students say?

Mollie Mitchell, Junior First choice: August 14-May 25 More...

Plant Vogtle readying for new reactor

Another small but vital step toward the potential construction of new reactors at Plant Vogtle was taken this week when Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear Operating Company announced the selection of the Westinghouse AP1000 as the nuclear reactor tec More...

Editorial

School calendar

We think it More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: February 1, 1996 Tucker High School More...

RFD

It%27s a girl, Avery Grace,8 pounds, 15 ounces born yesterday at the University Hospital in Augusta. Avery is the firstborn of our own Lisa Chance. We have been waiting on pins and needles for Avery More...

Sports

Rhett Smith signs with Andrew College

Rhett Smith will soon be a Tiger. The senior shortstop for the Burke County Bears signed a scholarship to play for Andrew College in Cuthbert. He signed January 27 as family, friends and teammates watched. More...

Lady Bears take beating as end approaches

Shanice Mells fights for a rebound on a free throw. More...

Rhett Smith signs a scholarship with Andrew College. Left to right, seated are Dylan Smith, Kay Smtih, Rhett Smith and Troy Smith; standing is Coach Todd Booker. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

WINTER GRAZING

Winter grazing producers currently need to be making management decisions for fertilization and weed control. Over this past week I have been getting More...

Home & Garden Tips

BIRDS HAVE MADE CHINESE PRIVET TOO FAMILIAR

In years past, at least six species of Chinese privet were used in U.S. hedges and other landscape plantings. Native birds More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Now-Feb. 8 4-H Fruit Tree Promotion Fundraiser More...

School News

Burke County public schools honor roll

been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks: More...