October 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Lady Spartans finish third in region play

Despite a slew of heart-breaking losses along the way, the Lady Spartans softball team (3- 9) pulled through the remainder of the season managing third place region finish and positive outlook for state semifinals. More...

News

Health department will hold flu clinics in October

Time to prepare for flu season

It's that time again. Though it doesn't quite feel like fall yet, flu season will soon be here. Getting vaccinated now could make all the difference. More...

Zoning ordinance may get makeover to include salons

Waynesboro hair stylists may be allowed to open shop in professional districts again. More...

Will town lose popular boat ramp in process?

Midville needs new bridge over the Ogeechee

Fans of fishing on the Ogeechee River have taken advantage of the boat ramp next to the bridge in Midville for years. More...

Sports

Bears to face Harlem for first time

Fresh from their 14-6 win over Glenn Hills, the Burke County Bears host Harlem Friday night. This will be the first meeting between the Bulldogs and Bears. More...

Burke speedway releases results

Burke County Speedway results for Sept. 22 are as follows: More...

EBA's Jr. Pro suffers first loss

Edmund Burke Academy's Jr. Pro Spartans swallowed their first loss of the season and the first loss in the program's More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Sampling for Nematodes

Burke County farmers produce an array of crops from cotton and hay, to beef and dairy More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Oct. 12 - Small Grain Meeting with Jenkins and Emanuel Counties, 6:30 p.m., Southeast Research and Education Center, Midville. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Oct. 1-7 - National 4-H Week. Oct. 6 - Dealine for Entries in 4-H Foundation Holiday Card Contest. More...

Burke Happenings

Blood drive to benefit two local cancer patients

Blood drive organizers hope the community will step up to the plate Monday to help two local women battling cancer. More...

Domestic violence roadblock

The Burke County Against Family Violence Committee will hold a roadblock 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 7. A fundraiser cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs will be at Southern Bank in Waynesboro from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Blythe Fever

The City of Blythe will hold its annual Blythe Fever Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. More...

School News

BCHS school day to see big change next year

Burke County High School students will see quite a few changes to their class schedules next school term. More...

Man revived in Waynesboro, killed in shootout

Suspected in three murders

A man who was resuscitated, then arrested, in Waynesboro last November was shot to death by police in St. Augustine, Fla., Monday. More...

Unruly teens causing uproar in Waynesboro

Mobs of yelling, cursing and disorderly teenagers are sabotaging Burke County's image and pocketbook after every home football game, local business leaders say. More...

Former Bears standout killed in bypass wreck

A former Burke County football star died following a Saturday night accident along one of the most dangerous stretches of Burke Veterans Parkway. More...

Editorial

300 new home sites

The development of new housing opportunities in Burke County has long been a weak element in the growth of the local economy. Now, we are seeing dramatic changes in the housing picture in this area. More...

RFD

Christine Gray, who has spent several weeks at MCG recuperating from injuries received in a car accident, has been moved to the Burke Medical Center. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 3, 1996 The Burke County Board of Education appointed Doug Day to a three-year term as school superintendent. More...

For The Record

Police investigate weekend shootings

Stray bullets ripped through four Magnolia Acres apartments in Waynesboro last weekend, piercing one man in the chest and grazing a bystander. More...

From the Blotter

Short peepers Two men were spotted taking turns standing on top of a flower pot to peek inside someone's bathroom. More...

Waynesboro Police

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

Obituaries

Mr. Ronald Edward Young

Ronald Edward Young, 43, of West Palm Beach, Fla., passed More...

Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Hughes

Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Hughes, 93, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of Valdosta, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at the Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Va., from complications due to pneumonia. More...

Mr. Joe Wheeler Quick

Joe Wheeler Quick, 71, of Odom died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 after an extended illness. More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Hill Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 61st deaconess anniversary Sunday, Oct. 15. More...

People

Brownies give sweet donation

Old Fella was the center of attention at the Edmund Burke Academy Brownie Troop More...

Highlights from Burke County 4-H Clubs

Burke 4-H'ers have 31 clubs in local schools with more than 500 members

Georgia 4-H, a partner in public education, is youth and adults learning, growing and working More...

Give Your Utility Room a Makeover

Most utility rooms are drab, cluttered pits somewhere in the darkest corner of a home. More...