August 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Midville councilman resigns, cites frustrations

A Midville city councilman called it quits last week, citing a number of complaints about city operations. More...

Graduation coach works to boost rates

Teen pregnancy, dysfunctional homes and below average reading skills - they all have one thing in common: There's a good chance that students in these situations won't graduate from high school. More...

FIAMM on track with spur

The City of Waynesboro is now aboard with FIAMM's expansion efforts. More...

Sports

Senior Spotlight

At 6'1" and 230 lbs. this senior linebacker and fullback squats an impressive 550 lbs. while benching 280 and cleaning 270. More...

Spartans dominate in scrimmage

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans dominated both Piedmont and Curtis Baptist in a controlled scrimmage game last Friday, Aug. 18. More...

Bears get final tune-up Friday against ARC

The time has come. After months of summer weight training workouts and long hot practices, the Burke County Bears get to take to the field against a real opponent. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Another pest in peanuts

Peanut production has been extremely difficult thus far in 2006. It seems we have been on a see-saw with the weather and pest pressure. The beneficial rainfall that some areas received a More...

Home & Garden Tips

Georgia pecan harvest could be smallest in years

Georgia pecan harvest this year could be the smallest it has been in more than a decade, says Lenny Wells, the UGA Cooperative Extension State Pecan Specialist. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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

Church News

Church News

Jobe Spring Jobe Spring Missionary Baptist Church will hold its second anniversary for the Rev. Timothy H. Gilmore Sr. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. More...

Are We Good Stewards of God's Gifts?

It is sadly ironic that almost all of the major causes of death today are related to lifestyle or behavior choices. More...

School News

Chamber welcomes new teachers

Burke County Board of Education member Barrett Wimberly chats with Waynesboro Primary School second-grade teacher Michelle Chavous, right, and her paraprofessional Mandy Holtzclaw at the Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event Thursday. More...

BURKE COUNTY + AUGUST 28-SEPT. 1

Monday Cheeseburger, Chef Salad w/Ham & Cheese & Crackers, Potato Rounds, Baked Beans, Lettuce/Tomatoes, Pickle Spears, Pineapple Cherries. More...

Citizens protest nonexistent ordinance

Sardis residents are protesting a zoning ordinance that doesn't even exist. More...

Man injured in drive-by shooting

A Waynesboro man was shot as he drove home from school last Thursday. More...

Profits drry up

USDA declares disaster in Burke County

Burke County farmers that see big losses come harvest will now be eligible for assistance, and it looks like some may need the help. More...

Editorial

Grin and bear it

Sardis City Council has given new meaning to the term "grin and bear it." More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug. 22, 1996 Democrat David Bell and Republican Charlie Norwood, both candidates for the newly-formed 10th Congressional District, visited the Waynesboro area. More...

RFD

When my co-workers and I get together for lunch, we talk about all kinds of stuff ... reminisce a lot, too. More...

For The Record

Driver backs into pedestrian

Investigators are looking for the driver who left a pedestrian on the side of the road after intentionally backing into her. More...

Arrest made in marijuana case

A Blythe man was arrested last week after a Governor's Task Force helicopter crew spotted marijuana growing in his yard. More...

Woman arrested in stabbing attempt

A Waynesboro woman was arrested for trying to stab another woman in a fight over an inmate. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas W. Lewis

Thomas "Tommy" W. Lewis, 65, of Waynesboro won the race and crossed the finish line into heaven on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. More...

Dallas Alexander Hege

God's garden needed little flowers so Dallas Alexander Hege went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006. More...

Mrs. Ruth E. Will

Ruth E. Will, 88, of Vidette passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Burke Happenings

Alzheimer's Caregivers

The Alzheimer's Association will present a free caregiver seminar "Daily Living Care: Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers" 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center located at 1901 Central Ave., Augusta. More...

Exchange students

United Studies, a non-profit program, is looking for host families for international exchange students. More...

Band boosters

The Burke County Band Booster Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Burke County High School band room. More...

People

Beth Bartlett

Beth Bartlett graduated with her master's degree from the University of Georgia Aug. 5, 2006. More...

Jason Prophet

Air Force Airman Jason A. Prophet recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Birth

River Kincade Campbell

Rodney K. and April D. Campbell of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, River Kincade, born 9:01 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...