June 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Standardized tests land many local children in summer school

While a majority of Burke County students faired well on standardized tests this spring, unsatisfactory results landed many in summer school. More...

Katrina brings new home owners to Burke County

Last August, Hurricane Katrina's destruction displaced hundreds of families. More...

News

Commissioners want to 're-school' department heads on salary step plan

Burke County Commissioners say they want employees to fully understand the salary step plan put into place earlier this year. More...

Practice precaution with fireworks

With the Fourth of July comes family cookouts and celebrations often times involving fireworks, and the Waynesboro Fire Department is asking citizens to help prevent disastrous results for this holiday. More...

Burke BOE gives budget final nod

The Burke County Board of Education gave final approval to the 2006-07 budget at $37.9 million Tuesday. More...

Sports

Under the Helmet

Under the Helmet is a series of player profiles for the 2006 Burke County Bears football team. The kids we pull for every Friday night in the Fall are all too often known for their accomplishments or failures on the field. More...

EBA says goodbye to coach, welcomes three new ones

As a well-liked coach moves on to a new school, Edmund Burke Academy has welcomed three new members to its coaching staff for the 20062007 school year. More...

Cowart wins division at state clay shoot

Don Cowart took first place in his division at the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Georgia State Shoot last weekend. More...

Obituaries

IN LOVING MEMORIES OF OUR SWEET MOTHER MRS. CLARA "SYRUP" SAPP

"Syrup, seven years have passed and gone but in our hearts it feels only like yesterday. We love you and miss your smiles and laughter. God saw that He needed another good solider, and He called upon you and you answered to His calling with a smile. More...

Ann Dixon Caraway

Ann Dixon Caraway of Augusta, beloved wife of Arthur F. Caraway, entered into rest Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. More...

Elder Charles Lloyd Sr.

Elder Charles Lloyd Sr., 87, of Macon, passed away June 23, 2006. More...

Burke Happenings

Fashion show

Healthy Start will hold the first Lil' King and Queen Fashion Show 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the old Blakeney Elementary School. More...

Student records

The Burke County Board of Education will destroy all student records relating to special education services for individuals who attained the age of 22 during the period of July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006. More...

Diabetic Teaching

A public service of Diabetic Teaching will be available at Burke Medical Center Thursday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. Limited space is available so you must call the hospital for classes (706) 554-4435. Ask for Pansy Agerton in the Dietary Department. More...

People

Waynesboro becomes 'Certified Local Government'

The City of Waynesboro recently became Georgia's 72nd Certified Local Government (CLG), according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Noel Holcomb with confirmation from the National Park Service, U.S. More...

Exchange Club swears in new officers, presents awards

The Waynesboro Exchange Club held its annual installation banquet recently to swear in new officers and present its yearly awards. More...

Homemade handprints

To celebrate Father's Day, area children got a chance to spread a little love to their dads. Cynthia Dixon, teacher at Blakeney Elementary, held story time for children visiting the Burke County Library last week. More...

Woman murders neighbor with butcher knife

A Thursday night fight between neighbors was ended with a butcher knife. More...

New state law will banish sex offenders from Waynesboro, much of Burke

This Saturday, officers will begin arresting sex offenders living within the Waynesboro city limits, as well as other parts of the county. More...

Midville neighbors die in unrelated incidents

The bodies of two Midville men were sent to the crime lab for autopsies after sudden deaths last week. More...

Burke County Students Not Meeting Expectations in Reading and Math on CRCT (percent)

Reading Math 3rd grade (Blakeney) 15.1% 7.2% 3rd grade (S.G.A.) 28.6% 5.7% More...

Ceremony set to unveil Herman Lodge Boulevard

A special ceremony for the dedication of Herman Lodge Boulevard is set for next Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m. More...

Council to write zoning ordinance specific to Sardis

"Let's just throw this one out and start over," Jeff Oliver suggested to Sardis City Council during a public hearing to discuss the city's zoning ordinance. More...

Editorial

Hot potato

Georgia's sheriffs have been handed a very hot potato. More...

RFD

Inquiring minds want to know? I understand, I am one of those who wants to know. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: June 27, 1996 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Guy Millner visited Waynesboro as part of his "American Dream" bus tour across Georgia. More...

For The Record

Man attempts to flee police again

A truck driver who led officers on a chase that ended in a wreck in Waynesboro is in more trouble after trying to escape during his trial last week. More...

Car and tractor collide on Highway 80

An accident involving a Mercury Grand Marquis and a Model: 8120 John Deere tractor occurred last Wednesday, June 21. The driver of the Mercury, Carrie Tauber struck the John Deere tractor driven by Gaines Story. More...

Charges reduced against juveniles who beat woman with a stick

Two Waynesboro teens arrested for beating a woman with a stick will now face only misdemeanor charges. More...

Fields & Yields

Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year

Burke County Alternative School teacher Mary Robbins, left, is pictured receiving the WalMart 2006 Teacher of the Year Award from store manager Virginia Marhanka, right, and Principal Johnnie Stephens accepts a check for the school. More...

In the Furrow

By Will Duffie County Extension Coordinator Every year insects cause damage to crops in Burke County and across the world. More...

Growing grass in shady locations

Shade is a wonderful benefit of trees but a major challenge for growing turfgrass. Although growing grass under trees is difficult, there are some important tree and t u r f g r a s s management principles involved in successful coexistence. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 127th church anniversary 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 2. More...