June 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission says pay plan still needs some tweaking

The Burke County Board of Commissioners met in closed session to discuss an employee's resignation only to emerge and grant a different employee a raise. More...

News

Summer lunch program feeds more than 2,500 daily

Children - running, biking and riding in cars - swarm a Burke County school bus as it pulls to a stop. The kids aren't looking to be hauled to school; they're looking for lunch. More...

Summer Lunch Program Sites

All children under the age of 19 are eligible to receive More...

DOOR plans dog-friendly recreation downtown

Downtown Waynesboro is going to the dogs. Plans are in the making for the first ever "Dog Day of Summer" - a feisty evening designed especially for local pooches and their owners. More...

Sports

Community tennis tournament a success

Forty tennis players from Burke County, Augusta and Sylvania sweated it out at the Summer Burke County Community Tennis Organization Tournament last weekend from Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11. More...

Tennis tournament photos by Michael Griffin

Channing Beauman concentrates on his next move. More...

Bears attend quarterback, receiver camp June 4-8

Four Burke County football players recently attended the Mike Hodges Quarterbacks/Receivers Football Camp at Middle Georgia College in Cochran. More...

Fields & Yields

Moss management

You may have noticed when cutting your grass that what was once your nice, thick, green lawn has turned into a not-sonice, green something else. What is this stuff that is taking over the lawn? Can it More...

Recipes From Louise

Most people entertain at dinnertime, but having guests over for a weekend brunch is especially popular. And these hearty recipes will easily keep them satisfied until dinner. More...

In the Furrow

Cleaning sprayer tanks

Over the past couple of weeks I have visited 3 cotton fields in Burke County that have received chemical injury. More...

School News

Lowe's scholarship awarded

Tina Hensley, an accounting student at Augusta Technical College Waynesboro/Burke campus, was recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Lowe's through the Lowe's Scholars Program. Hensley was one of 10 students to be recognized with a scholarship. More...

First Baptist VBS

Nine-year-old Thomas Griffin, left, meticulously applies glue to his craft project as Gabriel Veldboom, 9, examines his own handiwork. More...

Wimberly House Summer Camp

Left, from top, Isabel Casarez, 6, Omaris Skipper, More...

Waynesboro police officer fired

A Waynesboro Police officer was fired Thursday after investigators found evidence he exposed himself to a local woman. More...

BOE tentatively approves $37.9 million budget

The Burke County Board of Education tentatively approved their 2006-2007 budget at nearly $37.9 million in a called meeting last week. More...

Burke landowners may see more favorable pulpwood prices

With the construction of a new oriented strand board (OSB) plant in Allendale County, S.C., local landowners may see more favorable prices for their pulpwood. More...

Homeowners charged with selling illegal liquor

Police pulled the cork on two liquor houses last weekend and confiscated a trunk-load of illegal spirits. More...

Editorial

Good ol' boys?

While our county commissioners claim they do not want to operate under the "good ol' boy system," we find ourselves questioning how much they actually support their "new" way of doing things. More...

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John Morgan (LTC USA Ret.) of Austin, Texas, is on a quest to find the owner of a woman's class ring from Blakeney High and Industrial School Class of 1965 with the initials "DW." More...

For The Record

Stray bullets penetrate local apartments, graze teenager

Stray bullets punched into two apartments last Thursday morning, grazing a teenager and lodging into the bedroom wall of a sleeping 7-year-old. More...

From the Blotter

Recipe for disaster A woman who had reported her car as stolen woke up to find it parked outside her house the morning of Friday, June 9. More...

Drugs, $8,053 seized in arrest at local hotel

Waynesboro police confiscated more than $8,000 from an Augusta man who was loitering at a local hotel. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ruth Carter Wedden

Ruth Carter Wedden of Waynesboro, 86, entered into rest at her residence on Saturday, June 10, 2006. More...

Mrs. Joyce Agerton Greiner

Joyce Agerton Greiner of Waynesboro, 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Mrs. Patricia Kulju

Patricia Kulju of Sardis, 56, entered into rest on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Family reunion The Reagan, Ivey, Cooper and Griffin family reunion will be held Saturday, June 24, at Magnolia Springs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Franklin Covenant Franklin Covenant Baptist Church located in Hephzibah will hold a summer revival, June 26-30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speaker will be the Rev. B. J. Martin of Soperton. The Rev. James O. Strowbridge is pastor. More...

People

Parkers celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jimmy Milton and Janie Davis Parker of Sylvania will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, June 16, 2006. More...