January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Public meeting at UGA research center

Officials to present options and ask for input about Midville facility's fate

For all those concerned about the fate of the agricultural research facility near Midville, now is the time to speak up. Officials from the University of Georgia will travel to the center Tuesday, Jan. More...

Retirement community

Developer withdraws zoning change request

A young entrepreneur scrapped his current plan for a retirement community after residents living near the proposed site claimed it would ruin their quiet neighborhoods. More...

News

Field trial event second largest in nation's history

The 136 bird dogs that ran across Di-Lane Plantation chasing top prize in the Georgia Open Shooting Dog Championship made field trial history this week. More...

New kid on the circle

Williams Circle has a new resident - a kid. Major Larry Lewis of the Burke County Sheriff's Office was helping with the field trials earlier this month when he noticed a goat in the pasture giving birth. More...

Moving on …

EBA athletic director Beau Johnson resigns

He says the best way to describe his reasoning is to quote Paul "Bear" Bryant: When Mama calls, you go home. More...

For The Record

Seven arrested in drug busts

Seven people were arrested in three separate drug busts last week, including two outside local night clubs. More...

Weekend roadblock leads to arrests

Five people were arrested in a Friday afternoon roadblock, including four wanted on outstanding warrants. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Monday, Jan. 15 + A 15-year-old Waynesboro boy was charged with disorderly conduct. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Wheat Management Update

Burke County farmers whom produce small grains are urged to keep a close watch on plant growth. Bas i c a l l y , plants are ahead of schedule and upcoming inputs need to be applied on a timely basis. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 30 - March 13, 2007 Southeast Georgia Master Cattlemen's Program, Tuesdays, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Screven County Extension Office. Registration due to Screven Extension office by Jan. 26. Jan. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Pine Bark Beetles

Pine bark beetles are small insects that kill pines by boring beneath the bark. Five common species are found in Georgia. These are southern pine beetles, black t u r p e n t i n e beetles and three species of Ips engraver beetles. More...

People

Cobb, Thomas to marry in June

Renseiabell and Lillie Cobb of Midville announce the engagement of their son, Jamel Cobb, to Melissa Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Lisa Carswell-Grant and Mr. Willie "Tony" Thomas. The wedding is planned for June 2007. More...

Miss Mobley to wed Mr. Thomas Aug. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sapp of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Marnie Lea Mobley, to Charles Hillis Thomas, son of Charles L. and Patsey Thomas of Augusta. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Marvin E. Mobley. More...

People in the News

Shawn Lanier T. Shawn Lanier has been selected as a Georgia Trend 2006 Legal Elite lawyer. This is a roster of the state's top lawyers who are selected by their peers in different practice areas. More...

KIDS WEIGH IN

Michael Pierce, 10th grade Top pick: #1 "Because of all the breaks. You get out every month." More...

In home invasion

River Road resident held hostage

Armed assailants tied up a River Road woman with a phone cord before pistol whipping and robbing her. Channel White, 23, opened her front door just after midnight Friday, believing the person knocking was her brother. More...

Woman killed in 56 wreck

A Midville woman was killed when she flipped her SUV near the EMA station on Highway 56 South. More...

Editorial

Robert E. Lee

No less a person than Winston Churchill described Gen. Robert E. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 22, 1997 Plans were unveiled for a multi-purpose recreation facility for the county. The building would provide opportunities for basketball, volleyball and other indoor activities, plus new tennis courts. More...

Sports

Bears slam home big win

Record first loss later in the week

Mike Simpson tossed the ball at the basket as Maurice Doyle came from nowhere to slam the ball through the rim to start the game against Liberty County Friday night. More...

Davis scores 29 in losing effort

Jessica Davis put up 22 points in the second half but the Burke County Lady Bears still lost 61-49 to the Jenkins County Lady Bears last Tuesday. They lost to Liberty County 68-35 Friday. More...

Spartans still look for a win

Edmund Burke Academy dropped three games last week, but head coach Todd Layton said, despite the team's 0-12 record, they are continuously improving and working toward a win. More...

Obituaries

Ms. Catherine Marie Wilkins

Ms. Catherine Marie Wilkins, better known as Catie, of Guyton was welcomed into Heaven Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at the tender age of 4 after a long battle with cancer. Her celebration of life service was held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Mrs. Shirley Lowe Gay

Mrs. Shirley Lowe Gay, 74 of Millen died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Elam Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Mrs. Gay was born in Dallas County, Alabama. More...

Mrs. Corrine Scott

A celebration of life service for Mrs. Corrine Scott of Midville will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Clear Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Minnie Pitts officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Friends of the Library The Friends of the Burke County Library will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Feb 5, at the library. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Church News

Corinth Christian The Miracle Baptist Choir will perform at Corinth Christian Church in Girard 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. The choir covers a range of styles including spiritual, traditional and contemporary praise. More...

School News

Burke County honor roll

BURKE COUNTY HIGH Principal's List 12th grade: Shanieca Bush, Jeffrey Chandler, Jessica Dixon, Heather Ellis, Alisha Hartley, Jessica Hunter, Brittany Jordan, Tammar McCoy, Yolanda Newsome and Ashley Utley. More...

EBA honor roll

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll list for the second nine weeks. A student must have an 89.5 to 94.5 to be named to the "A" honor roll and a 94.5 to 100 average to be named to the "A+" honor roll. More...