March 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fruit producers escape damage from weekend frost

Good crop expected for strawberry, blueberry growers

Locals will still be able to pick up a bucket of juicy, red strawberries soon or enjoy plenty of locally grown blueberries this spring even though a frost threatened local crops over the weekend. More...

News

Tedrick Kelly releases first album

Not a Game'

A homegrown singer and songwriter is getting his shot at stardom. More...

Plant Vogtle conducts safety response drill

In the case of an emergency at Plant Vogtle, surrounding citizens can rest assured knowing that the plant%27s response plan was found to be "more than adequate." More...

They mean business

Local entrepreneurs got a business lesson last week at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce%27s Resource Seminar. More...

For The Record

Eskew accused of child molestation

A local mechanic was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old. More...

Woman cited for dog attack on child

A local woman was cited last week after her dog attacked an 11-year-old boy who was playing near his grandmother%27s Leslie Drive home. More...

More meth

Local police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents turned a tip into a bust at this methamphetamine lab in Augusta. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas C. Ward

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mr. Thomas Clary Ward, 59, died Thursday March 23, 2006 at the VA Hospital downtown Augusta, GA. More...

Marcia Elizabeth Ward Mr. Preston L. Purvis

Mr. Preston L. Purvis, 74, died Saturday March 25, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia after a short illness. More...

William D. Laseter

Mr. William D. Laseter, 71, of Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly of Waynesboro, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at his residence. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Weekly Story Time The Burke County Library holds weekly story times each Friday in Waynesboro (preschool) at 10:30 a.m.; in Midville at 4:30 p.m., and in Sardis at 3:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Murphy Ebenezer Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church will hold its Annual Family and Friends Day program Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. More...

School News

Kindergarten registration set

From Staff Reports Waynesboro Primary School and SGA Elementary School will register students for kindergarten April 12-14. Registration will be held noon-4 p.m., Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday. More...

Exchange Club hosts Students of the Month

Scholarship committee member Jennifer Posey, left, and Waynesboro Exchange Club president Robert Parrish, right, stand with Drew Hammett, Shelby Jackson, Ariana Youmans, Jami Hargrove and Aaron Matthews, who were all selected as students of the month More...

Project Bluebird Underway

Thirteen students from Edmund Burke Academy have been actively working the past few months constructing bluebird houses for Project Bluebird. Project members have built ten bluebird houses and placed the first two at the Burke County Library. More...

Masters guests filling local hotels, B&Bs

Several hundred expected to stay here

Thousands of golf fans will spend their days in Augusta next week ... but hundreds will spend their nights in Burke County. More...

Chambers win ag family of the year

Fred Chambers was speechless when he and his wife, Martha, stood to receive their award for Agricultural Family of the Year last Thursday night, but the broad grin on his face said it all. More...

DAR Mad Hatter's Brunch is Saturday

Grab your favorite hat, whether it%27s silly, sassy or simply pretty, and join the Edmund Burke DAR for the Mad Hatter%27s Brunch Saturday, April 1. More...

Editorial

Raise the minimum wage

Congressman John Barrow is leading efforts in the House of Representatives to raise the national minimum wage from its current level of $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over a two-year period. More...

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RFD

I was away for a long weekend and of course when I return I always check the Augusta newspaper obituaries to see if anyone from Burke County has died. I was shocked to see Thomas Ward had died. More...

Sports

Golden Gloves

Georgia has a new Golden Gloves champ, and he%27s from Waynesboro. Michael Ward, 14, swept the 120 lb. division with unanimous decisions over fighters from Savannah and Columbus. More...

You get a line...I'll get a pole...

Anglers now have a place to buy their bait and tackle in Midville. Adam Hopkins held a grand opening Saturday for his new shop, Jacob%27s Bait and Tackle, in downtown Midville next to Midville Hardware and Auto Supply. More...

Ladies Golf Championship

Dale Tinley and Dale Ward were winners of the 2005 Waynesboro Country Club Ladies Golf Association%27s Championship. Dale Tinley, right, won the Championship trophy and Dale Ward, left, won the Handicap trophy. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

ISSUES IN PEANUT PRODUCTION

Peanuts are one of the most important farm commodities grown in Georgia. In fact, Georgia is the #1 peanut producing More...

Home & Garden Tips

TIMING CRUCIAL FOR DISEASE CONTROL IN LAWNS

C OOUMTE IUNR A As any trapeze artist knows, timing is everything. Getting the timing right to control disease in lawns isn%27t easy. As homeowners swing from winter to spring to summer, a healthy More...

People

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adams Sr. March 26, 2006

The Lord has blessed you with one beautiful year. I hope He continues to bless you with many more happy years in the future. May God bless you on your anniversary. More...

People in the News

Troy E. Hutcheson Troy E. Hutcheson of Waynesboro was named to the Dean%27s List for the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences for Fall 2005. More...

EBA students particiapte in GSU tourney

Fourteen students from Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) recently participated in the 18th annual Georgia Southern University Mathematics Tournament in the varsity and junior varsity divisions. More...