July 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Maybe, maybe not...

Photo ID requirement in limbo just days before the primary election

Unless a judge's restraining order on Georgia's voter ID bill is overturned before next week's primary, voters won't be required to show a photo ID at the polls. More...

Voters head to polls for primaries Tuesday, July 18

Burke County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday for the primary elections, but they won't have many decisions to make when casting votes for area offices. More...

STATEWIDE OFFICES

REPUBLICAN Governor Ray McBerry and Sonny Perdue (Incumbent) 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...

BCHS football preview meeting to be held

Parents, booster club members and anyone interested in the Burke County High School 2006 football program is invited to a meeting with head coach Steve Summers and his coaching staff for a preview of the upcoming season. More...

Obituaries

Asa "Buddy" Farrer, Jr.

Asa "Buddy" Farrer Jr., 75, entered into rest at University Hospital Saturday, July 8, 2006. More...

Travis Warren Hamrick

Travis Warren Hamrick, 84, entered into rest Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at his residence in Girard. More...

Todd Eric Dixon

Todd Eric Dixon, 41, of Waynesboro passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his residence. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Marriage enrichment Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church will hold a marriage enrichment fellowship, "Encouragement for Spiritually Unbalanced Marriages," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15. More...

Library News

The Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, received the following new books: More...

Church News

Church News

Thompson Bridge Thompson Bridge Missionary Baptist Church will continue annual revival services through Friday, July 14, at 7:30 nightly. More...

Burke County High graduation rate increases for third straight year

Preliminary figures for high school graduation rates are in, and Burke County High School showed a marked increase for the third straight year. More...

Adequate Yearly Progress reports for Burke County schools

The Georgia Department of Education released the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports for all Georgia schools yesterday, showing that all Burke County schools met state requirements with the exception of Burke County High School. More...

BCHS Junior commits to UGA

Few can say they were handpicked to play college football during their senior year of high school. Cornelius Washington, who barely has his driver's license, has already earned those bragging rights as a junior. More...

Editorial

Guest editorial

Sex offender law too extreme

When activist courts intervene to overturn the will of the people as expressed through the legislature, we're almost always on the side of the people. Moreover, we have no sympathy for rapists or child molesters. More...

RFD

Former Congressman Max Burns will judge the Dog Day of Summer competition presented by DOOR, Downtown Organization of Retailers, Thursday, July 20, at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. More...

Marshall Singletary

HERE'S ONE FOR THE DREAMERS

Have you ever found one of your old report cards? I have, and it is a little disconcerting. More...

For The Record

Sketch released after rape attempt

Investigators now have a face to go with the crime. More...

City administrator upholds firing of cop

Former Waynesboro police officer Timothy Atkins has three days to try to get his job back. More...

Real Estate Transactions

Burke County property transfers for June 8-15. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the Burke County clerk's office. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Bollworms in cotton

Insects have always been a limiting factor in cotton production. A wide range of insects enjoy eating cotton. A few of these insect pests include aphids, More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

July 8 - Public Open House - The Gardens at UGA, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., More...

Home & Garden Tips

Ground Bees

There are many common species of solitary bees which More...

People

Mead wins at hereford show

Tommie Lynn Mead of Midville won the grand champion cow-calf pair at the Southeastern Regional Junior Hereford Show, "Herefords in the Heartland of Dixie." More...

Local teacher participates in Project BESST

Burke County Middle School social studies teacher Jena Collins recently participated in Project BESST at Georgia Southern University. More...

Birth

SARAH FULTON BAREFIELD

Mike and Tina Barefield of Savannah announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Fulton, born June 20, 2006 at 4:09 p.m. at Candler Hospital in Savannah. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...