July 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Stores, residents prepare for tax-free holiday

Store employees and parents alike are readying themselves for the upcoming tax-free shopping holiday. More...

News

My Ride

1978 Candy Apple Red Chevrolet Corvette

The vehicle featured in this week's "My Ride" is a 1978 candy red Chevrolet Corvette, More...

Cotton big business for Burke last year

According to a report released by the Georgia Ports Authority, cotton was big business for Burke County last year in terms of exports through Georgia deepwater ports. More...

$10 a meal

Commissioners concerned about cost of seniors' meals

High costs may drive Burke commissioners to localizing the county's senior citizens meal program. 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...

Midget Boys

The Burke County Recreation Department Midget Boys All-Stars won 3rd in the Firecracker More...

Offensive line training

Burke County's Bears continue to prep for the upcoming season. In addition to regular More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Status of Soybean Rust

Every crop year some disease, insect, or weed comes along that draws a lot of interest. Well as More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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

Home & Garden Tips

Asian Ambrosia Beetles

Getting less attention is the widespread loss of native red bay trees in the coastal forests due to a fungus spread by the exotic Asian Ambrosia Beetle. Red bays in the Okefenokee More...

People

Davis, Geahr unite in marriage

Miss Tabitha Rebecca Davis became the bride of Mr. George Franklin Geahr III 6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens. More...

New youth director hired at FUMC

"I'd like to see more youth get involved," said Julie Cunningham, newly hired youth director at First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. More...

New fitness facility to open downtown

Locals wanting to shape up will no longer have to drive past the county line to do it. More...

Police catch crook snoozing at scene

A burglar spoiled his own getaway when he fell asleep at the crime scene Saturday. More...

Pacific Pooch

Area pooches like "Tank" had something to howl about at last Thursday's first-ever Dog Day of Summer. Tank, formally known as "Lord Tankersly of Kassel," won $100 for owner Jason Estep of Augusta in the owner/pet lookalike contest. More...

Editorial

Economic blow

This area suffered an economic blow last week when Jockey International announced it is phasing out the sewing operations at its Millen plant. More...

Marshall Singletary

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

I remember hearing about "dog days" as a child. I was curious about the name, but I never received much of an explanation when I asked what it meant. About all the explanation I received More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: July 25, 1996 A hearing to discuss the four-laning of Highway 25 North of Waynesboro was set for the spring of 1997. More...

For The Record

Missing firefighter found dead

The search for a missing firefighter ended when he was found dead last Thursday night. More...

Two veteran thieves are off the streets

"Foots" and "Buster" are off the street ... but police want to know where to find all their stolen loot. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department last week: More...

Obituaries

Mr. Roger Godbee

Roger Godbee, 88, of Girard entered into rest at Burke Medical Center on Thursday, July 20, 2006. More...

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Dwight Mogel II

Ron Mogel, 26, of Waynesboro died Friday, July 21, 2006 in Burke County. More...

Mrs. Mattie Daniels

Mattie Daniels, 97, of Waycross entered into rest on Monday, July 24, 2006, at Baptist Village in Waycross, GA. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

S.G.A. reunion The 1956 graduating class of S.G.A. High School will celebrate its 50 year class reunion 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, with dinner at Our Family Caf. The classes of 1954 and 1957 are also invited, as well as any teachers. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will continue summer revival services through Friday, July 28, 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...

WHY ARE YOU SO FRIGHTENED?

In the Bible, there is a story about Jesus and His dis ciples being in a boat on a lake when a fierce storm suddenly arrives, and their boat is in danger of sink More...

School News

BCMS receives funds for a new way to learn

Middle school students may get a chance to learn history, science and other subjects in a whole new way-one that enhances the community at the same time. More...