July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Four of five Burke schools make AYP

All of Burke County's schools met state standards this year with the exception of Burke County High School. More...

News

July 20th Dog Day

Heat prompts parade change

The Dog Day of Summer event will be held this Thursday, July 20 at the Waynesboro Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Manau Lane. More...

Local teens design websites for small businesses at low cost

Earlier this year, Burke Community Partnership received a grant from the Department of Human Resources for a Summer Learning Program. Twenty area teens were chosen to be a part of the six-week program which began in mid-June. More...

City pays for damage to home

The city of Waynesboro will foot the $1,900 bill for a front porch workers are accused of knocking down and attempting to repair on the sly. 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...

Physicals required for tryouts

Burke County softball players are reminded to have physicals and parental permission forms turned in to the high school or Coach Don Wheeler before tryouts on August 1. More...

Bridgers reels in an 8-pounder

Tyler Bridgers of Waynesboro caught this 8-pound bass in the lake at Magnolia Springs More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Dry weather hampering crops

Managing crops during dry periods often calls for difficult management decisions. Through the month of June, Burke County was fortunate to have adequate moisture. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 4 - Melon Workshop, Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Trees under insect attack

From the mountains to the sea, Georgia's forests are facing environment calamities that could forever change our natural More...

People

My Ride

2003 Red Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Michael MacDonald, a newcomer to Waynesboro, is a 17 year old with a lot of talent. More...

Births

Jacklyn Dale Roe Steve and Kelly Roe announce the birth of their daughter, Jacklyn Dale, born June 16, 2006 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. More...

Thanks for the tour

Mike Jewell, plant manager for Evercare, received a gift from Communities in Schools last week. The CIS summer More...

Two drunk drivers charged for deaths

Two Waynesboro residents face vehicular homicide charges for their roles in fatal wrecks. More...

Primary Election Unofficial* Results

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Juan Ivey sentenced to five years in jail

Convicted child molester and former Burke County Sheriff's deputy Randal Juan Ivey will spend the next five years in jail for violating More...

Editorial

We miss the old days

With many of the statewide primary races settled, the radio and television channels will once again be available to the pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers and other commercial advertisers. More...

RFD

Our receptionist Deb Kitchens and her husband, John, are the proud grandparents of twin boys, Seth Jacob and Cohen Luke born Thursday, July 6, at Burke Medical Center. More...

Steven Rice

IT'S YOU

I visited my parents' home this weekend to find some of our childhood toys to sell on Ebay (we've been watching Oprah's More...

For The Record

Suicide leads to meth discovery

A Keysville woman was arrested for meth possession after her boyfriend committed suicide last Tuesday - and three days later, task force agents uncovered the makings of a meth lab in Hephzibah. More...

From the Blotter

No hablo espaol An officer responded to complaints of a drunken man wandering around North Liberty Street on July 14. More...

Burglar shoots at Hephzibah man

Deputies are looking for a burglar who opened fire on a Hephzibah man who had him cornered. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Miller Martin

Jerry Miller Martin of Waynesboro, beloved husband for 67 years of Estelle Barton Martin, entered into rest Monday, July 17, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. More...

James P. Bonnell

James P. Bonnell of Waynesboro, 86, died on Monday, July 17, 2006 at Burke Medical Center. More...

Henrietta M. Boyce

Henrietta M. Boyce of Blythe, 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2006 at her home. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '98 The Burke County High School class of 1998 will hold its first meeting to begin making plans for the 10-year class reunion 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

Church News

Clear Spring Clear Spring Baptist Church will continue revival services through Friday, July 21, at 7:30 nightly. More...

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

Board of Education whittles away at vacant teaching, staff positions

As local children enjoy their summer vacation, Burke County Board of Education members and officials are busy trying to make sure they find qualified teachers in the classroom come August. More...