May 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Man sentenced for shooting his wife

A Burke County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for shooting his wife in the face and arm last year. More...

Regional HUD Director visits Keysville to talk housing

Bob Young, right, Regional Director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, met with officials and citizens in Keysville Monday to talk about the city's housing needs. More...

Grand Jury indicts 38

A Superior Court Grand Jury found sufficient evidence to indict each of the 38 defendants they heard cases on April 28, including one man accused of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and threatening to set her afire. More...

Sports

Gridiron Bears field 96 for spring workouts

Spring football practice is in full swing and coach Steve Summers and his staff are looking forward to the upcoming season. The Bears will hold their spring game Friday at 6:30 in the football stadium. More...

Bears end season with 7-5 loss

"This group this year was one of the hardest playing groups," Burke County Bears baseball coach Todd Booker said. "Once they were on the field, they gave it all they had. That's all you can ask for." More...

Jade Tigers compete

The Team Jade Tigers recently traveled to Evans to compete in the Shamrock spectacular. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

WHAT'S IN YOUR HAY?

Hay production is an integral sector of agriculture in Burke County. The production of hay in Burke County supports over 10,000 animals such as beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, goats, More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Monday, May 22 Beekeeper's Meeting - 7 p.m. Burke County Office Park Thursday, May 25 Master Gardener Meeting & More...

Home & Garden Tips

KEEP POISON IVY OUT OF YOUR LANDSCAPE

Everyone who works o u t d o o r s with plants or goes hiking, camping, picnicking or other outdoor act More...

People

Debutante/Debonairs to be presented this Saturday

From Staff Reports Spring is in the air ... and some of Burke County's finest youth will be in full bloom at the Debutante/Debonair Society's annual Cotillion/Beautillion this Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the J.D. More...

Ms. Carroll, Mr. Jenkins marry April 28 in Millen

Ms. Sharon Carroll of Millen became the bride of David E. Jenkins, Sr. of Millen Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Grant funding available

From Staff Reports The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area is accepting applications for 2006 unrestricted grant funding from all 501(c)(3) organizations serving any of the following six counties: Columbia, Burke, Richmond and M More...

35 sex offenders registered in Burke County

Thirteen sex offenders have been added to Burke County's registry in the past year, including three men convicted of child molestation and another convicted of rape. More...

Editorial

Congratulations!

A joint effort by the Burkeland Garden Club and the City of Waynesboro, along with a significant contribution from the Waynesboro Rotary Club, has resulted in a distinguished honor from the Georgia Garden Club. More...

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RFD

Did you know the earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. More...

For The Record

Man killed in tractor accident

A Burke County man was killed in a freak tractor accident off River Road Thursday. More...

Ruling made in drug case

After a week of consideration, State Court Judge Jerry Daniel stuck to his guns about not allowing unanalyzed marijuana to be submitted as evidence. More...

Seventh Street accident

This automobile accident occurred on East Seventh Street and Cates Avenue Monday, May 1. The accident involved Robert Hicks, Jr. of Davisboro and Ricardo Lavinski Gibbons of Millen. Hicks reportedly ran into the rear of Gibbon's vehicle. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James Lawton Thigpen

Mr. James Lawton Thigpen, 90, formerly of Savannah, Ga., went home to be with Jesus on April 27, 2006 at University Hospital. More...

Agnes Leola Strange

Agnes Leola Strange, 92, entered into rest on May 2, 2006 at her residence in Charleston, S C. More...

Anthony "Tony" Basilicato

Anthony "Tony" Basilicato, 71, of Augusta passed away on Friday, May 5, 2006 at University Hospital. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Master Gardeners The Master Gardeners will meet at the Burke County Library Thursdays, May 11, 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. More...

School News

Students tour Ezekiel Harris' home

The fifth and sixth grade classes of EBA recently took a field trip to Ezekiel Harris' house in the Harrisburg section of Augusta. The group also took a canal ride at the Interpretive Center at the Augusta Canal. More...

Brentwood Terrace Fish Fry

A fish fry was held on April 11, at Brentwood Terrace for the residents and their families. Members of the Retired Teachers Association did the cooking and a good time was had by all. More...

Brentwood hosts events for National Nursing Home Week

From Staff Reports In observance of National Nursing Home Week, which runs May 14-20, Brentwood Terrace will host a series of events designed to enrich the relationships and contacts between residents, youth community members, family and staff. More...