August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman buried two years after death

Two years after her death, Mildred Pawnouise Allen has finally been laid to rest. More...

News

City hires Stein as downtown director

The City of Waynesboro's two-year search for a downtown director has finally ended. More...

Gov. Perdue: Burke could get disaster aid

If the U.S. Department of Agriculture grants a request from Georgia officials, Burke County farmers could be eligible for disaster aid this growing season. More...

CPR, First Aid classes free to local citizens

Local citizens will soon be able to learn how to save the lives of others, thanks to the Waynesboro Fire Department. More...

Sports

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight is a series featuring the senior football players of Edmund Burke Academy. More...

Happy 18th Birthday!

CORY DIMMICK GO #69!

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Edmund Burke Academy

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans lost their first game of the season, 12-6, against Thomas Jefferson last Thursday. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Armyworm pressure building in pastures

Every year brings different challenges to crop producers and this year has been a hand full thus far. On the other hand, there are annual events crop managers can go ahead and mark on the c a l e n d a r. One prime example of a normal occurrence More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 24 - Midville Field Day, 9 a.m., lunch provided, More...

Home & Garden Tips

Brown Patch in turf

Turf problem diagnosis can be tricky. Symptoms can look like a variety of different diseases or non-diseases. The problem usually is cultural or environmental. Often diseases are a result of improper care. More...

Church News

Church News

Asbury Asbury United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. More...

Do You Respect the Earth?

There is a curious idea in medieval theology, sometimes referred to as God's "sensorium", that considers the universe to be the body of God. More...

School News

BURKE COUNTY + AUGUST 21-25

Monday Taco Meat/Cheese & Chips, Deli Sandwich, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Lettuce/Tomatoes, Raw Vegetables w/Dip, Chilled Peaches. More...

Substitute teacher training scheduled for Aug.23

The Burke County Board of Education will offer substitute teacher training on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Burke County Board of Education Central Office, 789 Perimeter Road, Waynesboro. More...

Man shot at Legion party

Investigators are looking for witnesses in a weekend shooting outside the American Legion post on Highway 80. More...

Teen sentenced for molesting 1-year-old girl

A Waynesboro teenager was handed an 18year sentence last week for molesting an infant. More...

Board denies Sheriff's request to designate school bus stops

Despite a request from Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey, the Burke County Board of Education opted to stand their ground on not designating bus stops. More...

Editorial

OPINIONS Industrial job growth

Burke County seems to be avoiding the economic woes affecting some of our neighbors. While the threat of cheap foreign labor continues to loom over manufacturing facilities throughout the country, so far this area has been relatively fortunate. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug. 15, 1996 Burke County Museum Director Angie Lee-Ford resigned after four years on the job because she was moving to Savannah. More...

RFD

The girls at Best Office Solutions are moving their office next door to Curves. More...

For The Record

Drivers sentenced in accident that killed 7-year-old

The unlicensed driver who hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in Midville last year has been sentenced to one year in jail and two years probation. More...

Teens arrested on drug charges

Four Richmond County teens were arrested on drug charges outside a Farmers Bridge Road club Saturday. More...

'The Hole' boarded up following drug bust

"The Hole" has been boarded up and vacated following a drug bust there two weeks ago. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Robert Harold Zimmerman Sr.

The Rev. Robert Harold Zimmerman Sr., 77, of Hephzibah, entered into rest Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. More...

Mrs. Shirley Gnann Whitley

Shirley Gnann Whitley, 70, of Shreveport, La., entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 following a fight with cancer. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF ROY EVANS

November 14, 1944 August 16, 2004 It seems like yesterday when my dear husband, Roy Evans, was called home by our Lord. The reality is this is the second anniversary of his departure to heaven. More...

Burke Happenings

Farm Fest

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will sponsor Farm Fest 2006 on Sept. 16. More...

Summer Collegia III

The local Society for Creative Anachronism group, The Incipient Shire of Drakenmere, will hold its third annual Summer Collegia 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Citizens Park Gym and St. Michaels Episcopal Church. More...

Small business meet

A small business grassroots meeting (Small-Business Legislative and Election Update) will be held noon-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Cotton Patch on the Riverwalk in Augusta. More...

People

Flakes receives black belt

T.J. Flakes recently received his black belt in Kenpo Karate after a seven-hour test. A panel of five black belt judges administered the test, including head instructor, Tyrone Tablada, and assistant instructor, Charles Prescott Jr. More...

Troy Hutcheson

Troy E. Hutcheson graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Georgia May 12, 2006 and was also on the Dean's List for the spring semester. He received a Bachelor of Science degree - physician assistant. More...

Gregory Coursey

Gregory Tebow Coursey of Waynesboro qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the spring 2006 semester. More...