August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

BEARS BEAT THE HEAT

The Burke County Bears found ways to beat the heat while they endured temperatures topping the 100 degree mark during football camp last week. According to head coach Steve Summers, over 70 young men attended the camp. More...

News

Teens trade summer break for jobs

When we think of summer, certain things come to mind ... cookouts, swimming pools and road trips. For many youth in the area, those summer activities have become only fond memories and summer jobs have begun to fill the void. More...

Members opt not to designate bus stops for sex offender law

In light of the recent turmoil surrounding Georgia's new sex offender law, the Burke County Board of Education decided there was no reason to throw their hats into the legal ring. More...

Teens attend CIS leadership camp

Exactly how much work goes into building a brick wall? Well, it isn't as easy as it sounds. First, a plan for construction must be made and a strong foundation has to be laid. More...

Sports

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight is a series featuring the senior football players of Edmund Burke Academy. The boys hit the field last week for their first week of practice but have been weight training throughout the summer to get ready for the 2006 season. More...

Lady Spartans hit the diamond

The Lady Spartans softball team kicked off the season with practice last week, and they head to Louisville for their first game of the season on Thursday. More...

Bears battle heat but are ready to play

"We have a long way to go, but this has definitely been a good start," Burke County head football coach Steve Summers said about the Bears' football camp last Wednesday through Saturday. More...

Obituaries

The Rev. Charlie Collins

The Rev. Charlie James Collins, 102, of Waynesboro entered into rest Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM

August 11, 1919 When we die and leave these bodies we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forever, made for us by God Himself and not by human hands. More...

Cards of Thanks

In an effort to support the youth of the community we the members of the Sportsmen Social Club would like to thank Best Office Solutions and the employees of Farmers Furniture store for their donations on behalf of our annual Back-to-School drive hel 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...

People

Rocking into retirement

During the annual Burke County school bus safety meeting, Willie J. Norman was presented More...

School News

Back the books

Burke County High School Principal Dr. Wayne Hickman talks to students and parents at the school's open house. Burke County Schools held open house Sunday afternoon and welcomed more than 4,500 students back for the 2006-07 school term Monday. More...

BURKE COUNTY + AUGUST 14-18

Monday Chicken Filet Sandwich, Bologna & Cheese Sandwich, Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples, Mixed Vegetables, Raw Vegetables w/Dip, Fruit Mallow, Blueberry Muffins. More...

Facility could see growth after sale

Employees at Waynesboro's Ritz plant shouldn't fear for their jobs after its recent sale to French company AREVA. On the contrary, the local facility could see some serious growth in the next couple of years. More...

Pushing the limit

Pushing Watson Mobley rolls through life in a perpetual wheelie. More...

ASK OUR BROKER

I Have a Chance to Invest in Second Trust Notes. Is it Something I Should Consider?

Q: Is investing in second trusts a good idea? I have an More...

Editorial

Veterans honored

The dedication of Burke Veterans Parkway yesterday marked the culmination of several years of diligent work by a small handful of local citizens. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug. 8, 1996 More than 4,000 voters returned to the polls to elect several new area officials. Alma Young Tuff won the Democratic nomination for Chief Magistrate. Preston B. More...

RFD

It has been a long time since I have done any real estate research at the Burke County Clerk's office, probably 20 years or so. More...

For The Record

In 'box of rocks' case

Police investigator hit by van

Three Hephzibah residents were arrested for trying to return a box of rocks to Wal-Mart, then hitting an investigator with their van. More...

Sex offenders' whereabouts unknown

Deputies are on the hunt for two registered sex offenders who aren't living where they're supposed to be. More...

Goodson appears on family violence charges

A man who attempted to flee from a sentencing trial in June appeared in court again last week with a more subdued demeanor. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Pull out the rope wick bars

The rope wick or wick bar applicator is a tool that has been used on the farm for many years. The purpose of a rope wick applicator is to apply a herbicide onto weeds that More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 10 - Cotton Variety Meeting - Chris Mallard Farm, 6:30 p.m., Creek Rd., Girard. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Overcup Oak gold medal winner

Bulletproof is a term for plants that thrive with very little care in many soils and growing conditions. The overcup oak fits the d e f i n i t i o n perfectly. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Baptist Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its eighth pastoral anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. More...

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...

Take Courage

At one time or another, we all have been in situations that require us to muster up courage and face our fears. Simply stated, courage is rising above our fears and taking charge of our lives during difficult times. More...