May 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fuel prices trigger changes in agriculture practices

As farmers come to grips with high fuel prices this planting season, many are looking at alternate practices as a means of saving money. More...

On reserve

The already cramped parking lot at the Burke County Court House has just become a little less available to the public. More...

News

State BOE revisions can help students earn diplomas

While Burke County High School posted the largest graduating class in three years at its commencement last week, the school also recorded a larger percentage of students receiving Certificates of Performance rather than diplomas. More...

Woman's club sponsors reception Author at library Friday

Novelist Jim Daher will be visiting the Burke County Library on Friday, June 2 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Daher will be signing books and speaking about his debut novel, More...

Dine Out for Kids is June 8

Hungry patrons will pick up their forks next Thursday for a good cause. More...

Sports

BCMS honors its athletes at annual banquet

BOARD OF EDUCATION PHOTOS Burke County Middle School recently honored its fall, winter and spring athletes at the annual Sports Program. The final awards of the night went to the Lady Cubs Track team named the Coastal Empire Region Champs. More...

Having a ball !

Hundreds of Burke County youngsters and adults are having a ball at the recreation department this summer. According to athletic coordinator Corey Dent, nearly 600 athletes, ages three to adult, are playing in 10 leagues. More...

First fish Veldboom, 4, recently caught

Makenzy Veldboom, 4, recently caught her first fish. She caught the bluegill brim, which weighed 1 pound, while fishing with her granddaddy, David Royal, on their family's pond in Girard. She caught a total of nine fish that day. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Homeschooling Burke County home educators are hosting an open house Monday, June 12, 5-8 p.m., at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF JOSHUA T. HUDSON

It seems like only yesterday. The hurt in our hearts is so deep. But we can only remember the love that we once shared. We miss you, Mom, Dad, Fran, Lloyd, Jr., Timothy, Sharon, Kathan and Cynthia Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents More...

Church News

First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, located at Myrick and Williams streets, will hold its Vacation Bible School (VBS) 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. MondayThursday, June 5-8. More...

School News

MCG benefits from EBA students obsession for cans

First-graders at Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) left for summer vacation having learned an important life lesson - you can get a warm and fuzzy feeling from a can. More...

WPS announces award winners at honors day

From Staff Reports Waynesboro Primary School honored its students during awards programs May 19. Certificates of recognition were given in several areas. More...

BES holds 27th annual Honors Day Programs

From Staff Reports Blakeney Elementary School's 27th annual Honors Day Programs were held May 16 and 17. More...

Some gave all

Crosses lined Liberty Street to memorialize local heroes who fought for our country. The crosses are displayed by American Legion members each year to commemorate Memorial Day. More...

Vandalism of county property costs taxpayers big bucks

Vandalism and the stealing of road signs costs the county thousands of dollars every year, and county commissioners are hoping to put a stop to it once and for all. More...

Motorgrader purchase tabled for approval by full commission

Three meetings have been held but Burke County commissioners still can't decide which new motorgrader to buy. More...

Surveying the damage

Rumors spread that a tornado swept through Waynesboro Saturday afternoon, but the National Weather Service confirmed a severe thunderstorm was the culprit behind the damage. More...

Editorial

Thanks, Sandi!

By all accounts, the Communities In Schools program in Burke County is a role model for similar programs all over the state. More...

RFD

My husband, Eddie, and I took a couple of days off last week to visit my brother, Sam, and his family at Lake Keowee. More...

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For The Record

Regions robbers must go to prison, repay bank

The Regions Bank robbers will collectively spend 181 months in the state penitentiary More...

Under investigation Woman says policeman exposed himself

A Waynesboro Police officer was suspended last week in response to an accusation that he exposed himself. More...

Seniors should beware Medicare card scam

Crooks have tried a new method of swindling funds out of seniors on at least one local resident. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

PEGGING ZONE SAMPLES FOR PEANUTS

Calcium is the most important fertilizer nutrient for producing quality peanuts. Peanuts fix or make their own nitrogen and are great scavengers of phosphorus and potassium. More...

DISEASES DON'T ATTACK HEALTHY LAWNS

Home & Garden Tips

Every time you do anything to your lawn, you either protect it or make it more susceptible to pests. Any lawn care or lack of it will either help or hurt your lawn. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Burke County 4-H Calendar Wednesday, May 31 Last Day to Sign Up for Summer More...

People

Robinson, Roberson to marry June 24

Mr. William "Bill" Robinson III and Ms. Portia M. Roberson announce their engagement. More...

Master Gardeners graduate

The Burke/Jefferson County Master Gardener graduation dinner was held Thursday, May 25. Participants heard from Master Gardener Association President Jane McDaniel as well as Paul Karrh and State Representative Alberta Anderson. More...

Commissioner receives certification

receives certification Burke County Commissioner Alphonso Andrews was recently honored for completing the nationally recognized County Commissioners Training Program held in Savannah. More...