March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

April McDaniel named county-wide STAR student

Two of Burke County's brightest students were honored Thursday night at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) awards banquet. The Waynesboro Jaycees sponsor the local competition each year. More...

News

Clerk of Courts

Duties are tough, diverse

She'll tell you the job is tough, but you won't hear her or "her ladies" complain about the work; in fact, you'd probably never guess just how busy the Burke County Clerk of Courts office is. More...

Wimberly Gala set for March 17

A third helping of a Taste of Waynesboro will be presented at the Wimberly Gala 7-11 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at First Liberty Market. More...

Tribunals held for bottle bomb case

Two of the boys accused of putting a toilet-bowl cleaner bomb in their principal's mailbox were expelled from school while the other three will be allowed to finish out the year at Burke County Alternative School. More...

For The Record

Student threatened with knife

A warrant was issued for the arrest of a Burke County High School student who reportedly held a knife to another student's throat and threatened to cut her. More...

Local teen accuses uncle of rape

A Waynesboro man was arrested for raping his 16-yearold niece after she dropped by to give him a ride to work. More...

Thieves sentenced in Sardis money-bag snatch

A judge sentenced two thieves who robbed an 80-year-old man in Sardis to probation last week. Michael Anthony Lewis and LaJames LaFayette Cochran pleaded guilty to theft by taking in Burke County Superior Court. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James 'Tiny' Lovett

The home going celebration for Mr. James "Tiny" Lovett of Waynesboro was at noon Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church. He died Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at his residence. More...

Mrs. Mary Phyllis Gresham Lambert

Mary Phyllis Gresham Lambert, 69, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Monday, March 5, 2007 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Pansy Rollins Burke

Mrs. Pansy Rollins Burke, 83, of Waynesboro, mother of Hugh and Mike Burke, entered into rest Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Keysville Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 5, at 2 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Pre-k registration Pre-k registration for Burke County schools will be Saturday, March 17. Registration will begin 8:30 a.m. at both S.G.A. Elementary and Waynesboro Primary schools, and enrollment will be on a first-come firstserved basis. More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Explosions Gospel Explosions Outreach Ministry will hold a Women Empowerment Conference Sunday-Saturday, March 11- 17, at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. More...

School News

High School band director resigns

The Pride of Burke County will be looking for a new leader. Kenneth Brown, band director for Burke County High School, has turned in his resignation. More...

Waynesboro book distributor cuts jobs

A longtime Christian book distributor announced Tuesday a cutback that will eliminate 22 local jobs. Send the Light, Inc. More...

Authorities continue to investigate alleged rape

GBI agents and deputies are still trying to determine whether a 16-year-girl was raped in a high school restroom in September. "We're sure something happened in that bathroom, but we're not sure what," Sgt. More...

Editorial

Healthcare Nightmare

Tuesday the President announced the formation of a commission to investigate the treatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center and in the overall military healthcare delivery system. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 5, 1997 Waynesboro Elementary School was recognized as having the state's best reading program by the International Reading Association. More...

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Sports

Bears sweep Diamond Day tournament

The Bears had a good day on the diamond Saturday. Burke County High School's baseball team (2-2) walked away from Diamond Day with wins over Cross Creek High School of Augusta and Jenkins County High School. More...

Lady golfers add another win

The Burke County High School girls' golf team recorded another win Monday for a 2-0 record. They shot 105 to defeat Jefferson County High School, who tallied a 124. Lauren Pavao and Mallorie Shaw shot 52 and 53, respectively, for the win. More...

Lady Bears serve Bulldogs a loss

The Burke County High School girls' tennis team pulled a win over Harlem High School last Tuesday 3- 2. In singles, Mollie Mitchell won 8-4, while AnnNell Byne was defeated 8-5. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Control weeds after sprigging Bermudagrass

The time has come to finish sprigging new bermudagrass fields. Sprigging bermudagrass is the process by p l a n t i n g pieces of exi s t i n g bermudagrass stolons into a field for hay or pasture production. More...

Home & Garden Tips

It's time to fertilize pecan trees

The pecan tree makes 99 percent of its growth during the latter part of April and first of May, so the timing for fertilizer application is really crucial. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Safe use and storage of household cleaning products

As we fight the ongoing battle against germs, it's important to remember that household cleaning p r o d u c t s should be used and stored with care. More...

People

Engagement

Stone, Simpson to marry March 17

Patricia Tyner of Louisville announces the engagement of her daughter, Krishayla Stone of Hephzibah, to Eric Simpson, son of Annie Simpson and the late Bryant "Pig" Simpson of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. More...

Muffins with Mom

As a part of the Reading Is Fundamental program, Burke Community Partnership (BCP) recently sponsored "Muffins with Moms. More...

African art exhibit

The first grade classes of Waynesboro Primary School put together an art exhibit to display during the PTA program on Feb. 15. The exhibit featured art activities based on an African American theme in honor of Black History Month. More...