January 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Making the map

Small towns get a second chance

Alexander is going back on the map, and Jackie Lovett is sure glad to see it. Lovett, who owns a trucking company and sells horse trailers in Alexander, was sorely disappointed when the town lost its spot on the official state map. More...

News

At first CARE clean-up

Residents urged to help neighbors

City of Waynesboro employees are calling on the community's help in tackling an 88-acre clean-up. On Feb. More...

2006 property taxes

Commissioners set millage rates

After three public hearings with little participation, the Burke County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates for 2006 property taxes. More...

In Waynesboro

YouthBuild could be win-win program

If Waynesboro gets a YouthBuild grant, the city will have up to $700,000 to improve housing and employ young adults. Last week, city council voted to apply for one of HUD's "best kept secrets" with hopes of becoming the first recipient in the CSRA. More...

For The Record

Tip leads police to armed robber

An armed robber who inadvertently lifted his mask in front of an old schoolmate has been arrested. Police followed up on an anonymous tip last Wednesday and found Johnny Price, 23, at Windy Hill Apartments. More...

Road slick

Anthony Todd Oglesby, 33, escaped serious injury Monday when he lost control of his truck on Highway 24 East, just outside of Waynesboro, and crashed into a tree. More...

From the Blotter

By-poler A Burke County woman who reported a hit and run was arrested when deputies went to her house to assess the damage. Last Wednesday, Peggy Jones, 42, told deputies someone hit her car while it was broken down along Hwy. 80. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Beulah McMillian Hillis

Mrs. Beulah McMillian Hillis, 80, of Sardis entered into rest Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at University Hospital. Graveside assemble services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Alexander with the Rev. More...

Mr. Moncie Riley Johns

Moncie Riley Johns, 80, of Nahunta died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Bachlott Church of God with the Revs. More...

Mr. John Isaac Mulling

John Isaac Mulling, 72, of Midville, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2007 as a result of complications from Parkinson's disease which he was diagnosed in 1988. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Discovery testing Blakeney Elementary School is now accepting referrals for the gifted program, Discovery. Referrals for students in thirdfifth grade will be accepted through Feb. 2. Testing will begin in February. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will host its annual Family and Friends Program, "A Family Reunion," 6 p.m., Jan. 13. The Rev. Jimmy McCullough, pastor of Ways Grove Baptist Church, will deliver the message. The public is invited. More...

School News

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character" for the month of December. These students exemplified the character traits of graciousness, compassion and generosity. More...

Lucky to be alive

All three drivers survived this violent wreck on Highway 56 Monday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. More...

22nd national observance

Community to honor MLK

The community will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with observances Jan. 13, 14 and 15. On Saturday, Jan. 13, Burke County's NAACP branch will hold its MLK Ecumenical Prayer Service at Mt. More...

Editorial

DOT backtracks

The movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" put the Georgia community of Juliette "on the map". The discovery of more than 300 corpses at a crematory put the town of Noble "on the map". More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 8, 1997 State legislators representing Burke County expected $6.1 million to be approved for construction of a branch of Augusta Technical College in Waynesboro. Suzanne Railey was named Burke County Teacher of the Year. More...

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Sports

Bears win first region game in squeaker

After a tough win Friday night and another hard-fought game Saturday, the Burke County Bears are 11-2 on the season and face off with Richmond Hill and Lakeside this weekend. More...

Lady Bears suffer pair of losses

Burke County's Lady Bears scored two points in the second period as their 3-point lead turned into a 15-point deficit against Greenbrier Saturday night. Burke County lost 67-39. In the loss, Jessica Davis scored 16 points and Yasma Lynch put up 10. More...

Spartans handed two more losses

The Spartans dropped to a 0-7 record last week, with defeats coming from David Emanuel Academy and Trinity Christian Schools. Edmund Burke is on the road this week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Georgia Corn Short Course

The 2007 Corn Short Course and Annual Meeting of The Georgia Corn Growers Association Program are scheduled for Tuesday, January 23 at the Rural Development Center in Tifton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 18 - Peanut Farm Show, Albany Civic Center, Albany, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23, - 2007 Corn Short Course & Annual Meeting of The Georgia Corn Growers Association Program, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, I-75, Exit 64 and Highway 41 N. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Home Grown Small Fruit

A variety of small fruits are well adapted to East Central Georgia, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, figs and muscadine grapes. More...