February 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Ga-Lina Amateur Field Trials

Racecar owners, industrial developers, CEOs, doctors and lawyers from 15 states spent last week at Smith Farms in Shell Bluff, running their English Setters and English Pointers in the Ga-Lina Amateur Field Trials. More...

A perfect day for the park

Above, Trentavious Walker, 8, raced against the wind in an effort to keep his kite afloat in the city park Thursday. More...

Public to plan future of Burke County at workshops

Burke Countians will have a chance to speak out about the county's future in a series of public meetings to be held next week. More...

For The Record

Purse snatcher chased by witness in pick-up truck

A witness to a purse snatching was determined not to let the culprit get away last Thursday. The perpetrator, a teen from Augusta, knocked a woman down in the Wal-Mart parking lot and grabbed her purse. More...

From the Blotter

Blue's clues A stolen SUV mystery was partially solved Monday when a juvenile driver slammed into a car at a red light then fled the scene. More...

No injuries

Girard resident Shaykendira Prescott and her 11-year-old son both escaped injury after colliding with a tractor trailer Saturday afternoon. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Bruce Dale Milam

Mr. Bruce Dale Milam, 46, of Waynesboro beloved husband of Kathyren McGee Milam, entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. J. D. More...

Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Hoffman Dillon

Elizabeth Ellen Hoffman Dillon, 67, of Keysville entered into rest Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at Doctors Hospital. Per Mrs. Dillon's request, there will be no funeral services. She was born Nov. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Yard sale The Citizens of Georgia Power will hold a yard sale at Southern Bank Pavilion 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3. All proceeds will go toward the Burke County Relay For Life. More...

Church News

Church News

Trinity Temple Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ will hold its annual 100 Women in White program 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Pamela Chenevert of Healing Springs Church of God in Christ in Hinesville will be the guest speaker. More...

School News

County schools implement safety plan

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) recognized Linda Bailey, superintendent of the Burke County School System, and her staff last week for adopting an approved safety plan. More...

Character Students for January

BES Character Students for the month of January are, from left, Malik Washington, fifth grade; Gabrielle Wright, fourth grade; and Tyrone Brihm; the third grade. More...

School officials fail to report alleged rape

A 16-year-old claims she was raped inside a high school restroom in September, but deputies say school officials never reported it. Sgt. More...

Abrams, Reed to run for commission

Two men have announced their candidacies for the vacant spot on the Burke County Board of Commissioners. Lucious Abrams Jr. and S. Ronald Reed will both run for the District 1 seat in a special election tentatively scheduled for June 19. More...

Editorial

New jobs

More often than not, the news these days is full of stories of factory closings, layoffs and cutbacks. That's why the announcement this week of expansion and new jobs at the Areva T&D plant in Waynesboro is especially welcome news. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

It has been amazing the vehicle tags I have seen on Fourth Street headed toward Di-Lane for the field trials ... New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri and many out-of-county from Georgia. More...

Sports

Bears lose in first round

After a tough-fought battle, the Burke County Bears saw their season and run at the state championship end Saturday night. Northside Columbus defeated the Bears 69-62. "This has been a great group of guys," head coach Purvis Dukes said. More...

Lady Spartans lose 53-29 in season ender

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans (7-13) ended their 2006-2007 basketball season last Wednesday, Feb. 21, with a loss to Pinecrest Academy in the first round of state playoffs. More...

Spartans face Curtis Baptist Monday in season opener

Edmund Burke Academy will kickoff its 2007 baseball season in Augusta against Curtis Baptist on Monday, March 5 at 4 p.m. This year, the team consists of 15 players, 13 of whom are freshmen and sophomores. More...

Fields & Yields

Recipes from Louise

Nothing's more pleasing to my family's taste buds than a pot of homemade chili on a cold winter's night. Chili can be prepared many different ways and served with variations to suit every family's budget, taste and preference. More...

In the Furrow

Notice of Hay & Pasture Meeting

A Hay & Pasture Management workshop is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. The meeting will be held at the B u r k e County Auditorium located at the B u r k e County Office Park on West Sixth Street in Waynesboro. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

March 5 - Cotton Production Meeting - Burke County Office Park, Waynesboro, noon. March 8 - NRCS Irrigation Workshop - Burke County Office Park, Waynesboro, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. More...

People

4-H'ers attend Jr./Sr. DPA

Burke County 4-Hers Jennifer McDaniel, Aimee Dixon, Brendan McManus, Devan Dixon and Deon Williams attended Jr./Sr. DPA on Feb.9-11 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Jane McDaniel served as the volunteer leader and April McDaniel was a teen leader. More...

Great day to be in Georgia

According to Jerry Paddock, far right, of Evansville, Ind., it was "a great day to be in Georgia." He and dozens of other field trial enthusiasts from across the states recently gathered at Di-Lane Plantation WMA (Wildlife Management More...

Foster named Miss UGA 2007

Ashley Foster, a junior cellular biology pre-med student, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2007 on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Fine Arts Auditorium in Athens. She was crowned by Jana Gay, Miss UGA 2006. More...