January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A Lake at Last?

Gov. Sonny Perdue wants to spend $2.5 million to build a public fishing area at Yuchi WMA, but will the project get nixed again?

After a decade of trolling for state support, plans for a public fishing area in Burke County have bobbed back to the surface. Last week, Gov. More...

News

Burke Medical Center receives accreditation

Burke Medical Center has once again been awarded a three-year term of Accreditation in Mammography. This accreditation comes after a recent survey conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

County supports trials

The Georgia Field Trial Association can rest assured that the community supports its endeavor. Burke commissioners pledged to contribute $15,000 to the GFTA during their meeting Tuesday, Jan. More...

Brinson named Midville Mayor

Midville has a new mayor. City council tapped Marion E. "Butch" Brinson to serve as their new mayor after a brief discussion behind closed doors last Thursday night. Brinson will replace former mayor Bruce Anderson, who resigned last month. More...

For The Record

Policeman jailed in Statesboro

A newly hired Waynesboro police officer was arrested in Statesboro on a family violence charge. Edgar Miller, a 39-year-old who'd been on the force since late 2006, was released on bond following his arrest Monday night. More...

Mother, child hurt in attack

A Waynesboro man was arrested for severely beating his ex-girlfriend and injuring her 15-month old son in the process. More...

Callers help bust 'liquor house'

Complaints about noise, drugs and illegal alcohol sales landed a local man in jail. More...

Obituaries

William A. "Billy" Holland Jr.

Mr. William Aaron "Billy" Holland Jr., 68, of Sardis died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Ken Nichols and Mark Joyner officiating. More...

Ronald Frank Melton Sr.

Ronald Frank Melton, Sr., age 50, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, 853 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Ga. with Dr. G. More...

Mrs. Gladys Rhodes Jenkins

Mrs. Gladys Rhodes Jenkins, 88, of Waynesboro entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at Brentwood T e r r a c e Health Center. Graveside services were held 3 p.m. S a t u r d a y, Jan. 13, at M a g n o l i a Cemetery in Waynesboro with Dr. G. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Free Food Distribution Burke County Middle School will be the site of a free food distribution for families in need on Friday, January 26, from noon until 2:00 p.m. More...

People

Jurors drawn for Superior Court Criminal Session

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2006 Term of Superior Court Criminal Session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report Monday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. The list of jurors includes Stephanie L. More...

S.G.A. Class of '66

Members of the 1966 class of S.G.A. High School celebrated their 40th class reunion at Frank's Restaurant recently. The class, which consisted of 22 members, graduated on June 6, 1966. More...

S.G.A. Character Cubs for December

"Generosity" was the character word at S.G.A. Elementary School for the month of December. More...

Celebrating Dr. King's legacy

"I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things in life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that's all I want to say. More...

DUI/Drug Court

Participants banned from bars, lounges

If you're enrolled in Burke County's DUI/Drug Court program and feel like you're being watched, chances are you aren't just being paranoid. More...

Editorial

Déjà vu, all over again

A protest song from the 1960s had a refrain that went like this: Lyndon Johnson told the nation Have no fear of escalation I am trying everyone to please. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 15, 1997 Ellis Godbee was re-elected chairman of the Burke County Commission, and Johnny Jenkins was given another term as school board chairman. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears dunk Lakeside in slam-fest

Burke County went on a slam-fest Saturday night. Maurice Doyle had five dunks on the night while Julius Patterson and Bobby Burum each had one. The Bears mauled Lakeside 68-27 to move to 12- 2 on the season and remain undefeated in region play. More...

Lady Bears continue struggle

Burke County took a 1-point lead with a handful of seconds on the clock, but a foul with less than four seconds put a Lakeside shooter on the line. She hit a free throw to tie the game and force overtime. The Lady Bears lost 35-32 in overtime. More...

Bucs trample Spartans 70-37

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans' record plummeted to 0-9 after two losses last week. They're on the road again this week for three games, two of those being region match-ups. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Report from the Beltwide Cotton Conference

It sure feels good to be back in Burke County after attending the Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans, L o u i s i a n a last week. 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

Controlling wild onions and garlic in the yard

An attractive lawn makes an ideal setting for a home and adds beauty to the area. It also reduces dust, helps prevent erosion and surface runoff and provides a good play area. It can also increase the value of your property. More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill Red Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its Deacons and Trustee Appreciation 7 p.m. Jan. 27. The Rev. Judson Scott of Ward Grove and 1st McCoy Baptist churches will be the guest pastor. The public is invited. The Rev. More...

School News

If I Were Mayor

6th grade contest underway

Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone wants to get an earful from local sixth graders. The annual "If I Were Mayor" essay contest is underway, providing students a chance to tell city officials what the community would be like if they were elected mayor. More...