April 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Ogeechee River Redbreast Festival set Saturday

Pack up the family, the fishing poles and a healthy appetite and head to Midville this Saturday for the 22nd annual Ogeechee Redbreast Festival. More...

Dilapidated housing project reaches half-way mark

Efforts to wipe out substandard housing in Waynesboro have reached the half-way point. More...

News

'If I Were Mayor' 2006 Essay Contest Winner for City of Waynesboro named

If I were mayor, I would work to provide better services and strengthen the community of Waynesboro. I would work to beautify and improve the appearance of the town. More...

Down home

Monday, April 24, Max Burns arrived in Waynesboro to the tune of "Down Home." He traveled to the Waynesboro Park as part of his four-day, twenty two county "Down Home" bus tour. More...

Noah's Ark to dedicate new sanctuary Sunday

From Staff Reports Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville will hold its final service in its old church building this Sunday. More...

Sports

Bears handed two tough sub-region losses

Burke County tried to wrap up the home part of its schedule last week, but Saturday's rains soured the plans. Last week, the Bears lost Region 3S-AAA games to South Effingham and Benedictine. More...

Lady Bears win region, nine head to state

Nine Burke County Lady Bear tracksters are headed to state competition after winning the Region 3-AAA track title over the weekend. The nine ladies will compete in 10 events at the state meet in Albany May 4-6. More...

Chris Rainey and Cornelius work out Monday in preparation for Friday's Region 3-AAA track meet. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

WEATHER PATTERNS THIS SPRING

The climate in the southeastern U.S. provides a good growing condition for many crops such as cotton, peanuts, and vegetables. The most integral component during any year is More...

Barrow talks to farmers

United States Congressman John Barrow stopped in Midville last Thursday during his second annual Rural Listening Tour, which included eight counties in the 12th Congressional District. More...

Home & Garden Tips

CONTROLLING MOLE CRICKETS

It is not uncommon for mole crickets to destroy a lawn in one season. The pesky insects damage turf grasses in the coastal plain and occasionally in piedmont areas of Georgia. They're active from early spring to late fall. They damage More...

School News

Carolina Cattlemen tour Burke County

Cattlemen from Saluda County, S.C. traveled to Burke County recently to observe the operations at a few local cattle farms. More...

Got Caught Reading!

Caroline Cates, a first grader in Mrs. Harrison's class at Edmund Burke Academy, "Got Caught Reading" during March by Headmaster Brent Cribb. More...

Zeta Iota Sorority

Members of Zeta Iota Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority Inc. recently attended the Georgia State Council Annual Meeting held at the Fairmont Restaurant in Savannah. State Council President Pearl C. Oliphant of Augusta, Georgia presided. More...

Murder of local coach shocks community

The Tuesday morning murder of a recreation department coach has left grieving friends and family members searching for answers. More...

64 more homes coming Pecan Grove to finally take off

Nearly three years into the stalled-out construction of the Pecan Grove housing development, an Atlanta firm says it's here to "pick up the pieces." More...

A hoppin' good time

The streets of Sardis were packed on Saturday as hundreds came out to support the second annual Frog Wallow Fun Fest. A parade kicked off the events for the day which included activities for the entire family. More...

Lucy the Love Dog

"Lucy's here ... Lucy's here," Marie Weddon calls across the hallway at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. More...

Editorial

Back on track

Affordable workforce housing is one of those ingredients that separates economically successful communities from all the rest. More...

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RFD

Well, I did it again! Father Steve Rice received partial credit for Marshall Singletary's column last week, thanks to me. More...

For The Record

Drug charges dismissed; evidence never analyzed

A Burke County man was cleared of drug charges last Wednesday because the suspected marijuana taken as evidence was never analyzed. More...

From the Blotter when it is offered

Never mind! A local man was attacked with a box cutter when he asked for a cigarette last Wednesday, according to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Vera Irby Boren

Mrs. Vera Irby Boren, 84, of Waynesboro entered into rest Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at University Hospital. More...

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNIE L. CHANCE

You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide And though we cannot see you, Our family chain is broken and Nothing seems the same, When God calls us, Our chain will link again. More...

IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVING MOTHER MRS. LUCILLE T. SELLO

December 24, 1923 April 30, 2005 We thought of you with love today, More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '98 The Burke County High School class of 1998 is making plans for their 10 year class reunion. More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Men and Women's Day Program on the 4th Sunday, May 28th at 11 a.m. The public is invited. More...

People

Miss Kay H. Stefansen to marry Mr. Beal

Jerry and Marcia Stefansen of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kay Helene, to Joshua Allen Beal of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, son of David and Elizabeth Beal of Centralia, Illinois. More...

Burke Health Fair is next Saturday

From Staff Reports A county-wide health fair and family fun day will be held at Blakeney Elementary School next Saturday, May 6. More...

Girl Scout leader recognized

The Girl Scouts Central Savannah River Council recently awarded Waynesboro resident and long-time Girl Scout leader Earnestine Patterson with its Appreciation Pin. More...