September 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County employees to see hike in health care cost

Burke County employees will pay for a 12.5 percent increase for health care cost this year. More...

News

For Boss Hog

People's Choice tickets on sale Friday

Thirty ribs-lovers can buy their way into the Boss Hog limelight, beginning Friday. More...

Star Search returns to Exchange Club Fair

Get your vocal chords ready ... you might just be the next $1,000 winner of the CSRA Star Search. More...

BURKE Outdoors

Deer season kicks off Bow season opens Saturday

The most popular hunting season in Georgia will kick off this weekend when hunters take to the woods with their bows. More...

Sports

Quarterback injured in loss to Jefferson County

Hammett to start against Gamecocks

Despite it's quick start Friday night, the Burke County Bears failed to capitalize on several turnovers and lost 20-10 to Jefferson County. Moreover, the Bears lost starting quarterback Michael Simpson. More...

Rotary Champs

Kyle Bradley and Jack Fulghum went into sudden death and emerged as winners of the More...

Spartans tie Buccaneers in season opener

Although their season opener ended in a 14-14 tie, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans managed to keep the number two state ranked team to just two touchdowns. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Defoliating cotton has begun

Proper defoliation and harvest timeliness is critical in getting the most from your crop. Currently less than 250 acres have been defoliated in More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Sept. 7 - Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center Fall Field Day, Blackville, S.C., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Muscadine season is here

The last couple of months have been like months in Death Valley with high humidity. As the shower swept through the countryside last week, it left a slight coolness in the air. Muscadine time has arrived. More...

Suspicious box falls from sky

The bomb squad came to Burke County for the second time in three days - this time, to check out a white box that fell from the sky. More...

Mule, barking dog cause mayhem

Two men, a mule and two cars took a licking in a series of events set off by a barking bulldog. More...

Memorial service to be held Sept. 11

From Staff Reports A memorial service for 9/11 will be held at the city park Monday, Sept. 11, at noon. More...

Editorial

Time for action

It looks like public officials will have to step in and attempt to solve a problem that should have already been handled by private citizens. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 5, 1996 Burke County High School football coach Mike Falleur challenged Bears' fans to come out in large numbers to cheer for their team against the Screven County Gamecocks who were ranked fifth in the state. More...

RFD

I want to congratulate Olivia Sturgeon Cannon for the accomplishment of being on the dean's list at Augusta State University. She is a sophomore pre-med majoring in biology. More...

For The Record

Midville councilman accused of pulling gun

Midville's mayor pro tem could face charges after a teenager accused him of pulling a shotgun during an argument in the middle of town last week. More...

Officer injured in arrest attempt

A Waynesboro police officer was pinned between two vehicles as he attempted to serve felony warrants Thursday. More...

Waynesboro Police

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

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Grace McNorrill

Mary Grace McNorrill, 93, of Waynesboro entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. More...

Mrs. Helen Melinda Lewis Jiles

Helen Melinda Lewis Jiles, 87, of Sardis entered into rest at her residence Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. More...

Mrs. Alma Waddell Griffin

Mrs. Alma Waddell Griffin of Midville entered into rest Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired educators meet Ann Patterson, president of the Burke County Retired Educators, invites all members and prospective members to attend the initial meeting 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Senior Citizens Center. More...

Church News

Ward Grove Ward Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 24th ushers anniversary 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. More...

School News

BCHS develops heat guidelines for outdoor activity

By Anne Marie Kyzer Staff Writer Burke County athletes know one thing for sure right now- it's hot outside. More...

Burke County SAT scores below state average

Burke County scores on the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) fell short of the state average and those in surrounding counties. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named their "Cubs with Character" for the month of August. These students exemplified the character traits of punctuality, respect for self and respect for others. More...