March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New Christian school to open

Thanks to the dedication of teachers and parents and to the kindness of one local citizen, a new Christian school will open its doors for the 2007-2008 school year. More...

News

A Bunch of Losers

Friendly competition helps church members, co-workers drop pounds

A box of glazed doughnuts sits on the counter at Burke Medical Center growing scaly in its own sugar. More...

Womanless pageant set for Friday

Caramel, Black Diamond, Rasputia and other local beautyqueen hopefuls will strut across the stage Friday evening for a good cause. More...

For comprehensive plan

Burke residents provide input

Trash, lack of recreation activities and crime were among the major concerns expressed by residents at four separate community workshops held last week to discuss the development of Burke County's comprehensive plan. More...

For The Record

Drugs, cash seized during roadblock

More than 900 drivers were checked during a Highway 56 roadblock Friday afternoon, including two Wadley men who had more than five ounces of cocaine and $2,120 in cash in their pick-up truck. More...

Three teens hurt in Chappel Road wreck

Three teenagers were transported to the Medical College of Georgia after their Ford Mustang slammed into a tree off Chappel Road. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the teens wrecked around 9 a.m. More...

In February

Troopers issue 251 citations and warnings

Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Sylvania Post investigated five accidents in Burke County last month. According to SFC S.D. Young, those accidents resulted in seven injuries, but no deaths. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Field corn planting, herbicide options

Residents and other folks traveling through Burke County will see a dramatic increase in the number of corn fields this year. This is in response to a demand for corn used for ethanol production, animal feed, and for exports. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

March 22 - Master Gardener's Meeting - Conference Room, Burke Co. Office Park, Waynesboro. March 26 - Beekeeper's Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park. March 27 - Cattlemen's Meeting, 7 p.m. - Burke Co. Office Park. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Getting a good-looking lawn

To have a good-looking lawn, do one thing before you do anything else. First, choose the kind of grass that will give you the look you want. It sounds simple enough, but there is more to it than that. More...

School News

BES Character Students for February

Blakeney Elementary School Character Students for the month of February are, from left, Nicholas Foley, fifth grade; Royrecia Walker, fourth grade; and George Hudson, third grade. More...

January Character Champs

Chandler Ansley, Landon Smith, Garrett Dixon and Colin Lambert were recently selected as Character Champions of the third grade class at Edmund Burke Academy for the month of January. More...

Good hygiene

Edmund Burke Academy kindergarten students in Phyllis Jenkins and Jill Syms' class recently toured the Center for Pediatric Dentistry in Augusta, where they learned about good dental health. February is Dental Health Month. One of Dr. More...

In mailbox bombing

Step-mom cleared, teenagers sentenced

A local parent will not be charged for providing the household products her teenage stepson and his four friends allegedly used to assemble a bottle bomb. More...

Florida driver dies in rollover

A Florida woman was killed when she apparently fell asleep behind the wheel of her SUV on Hancock Landing Road. More...

Woman stabbed by ex-boyfriend, son comes to rescue

An 11-year-old may have saved his mother's life when he took his younger siblings and fled from their Highway 23 home where she was being beaten and stabbed by an ex-boyfriend. According to Capt. More...

Editorial

Jekyll Island Redevelopment: What Are They Hyding?

Contrary to popular belief, the clash over Jekyll Island is not about altering the existing agreement to develop only 35 percent of its area - it's about how that 35 percent will be redeveloped. Not "all developed areas" are the same. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 12, 1997 A stray white German shepherd was attracting the attention of motorists on Highway 25 near Burke County Airport. A number of people were feeding the dog, which refused to be captured. More...

Sports

Burke County High School to host TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational

Golfers from across Georgia will head to the Bird Dog Capitol this weekend for the largest tournament ever hosted by Burke County High School. BCHS will play host to the TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational Golf Tournament Saturday. More...

Bears improve to 5-3 on the diamond

The Bears are hoping for a repeat of last week's performance against Screven County when they face the Gamecocks again today (Wednesday). Burke County High School defeated Screven County 6-2 last Wednesday. More...

Applewood to host amateur golf tour

Applewood Golf Course will play host to the Amateur Golf Tour's debut in the Augusta area March 24. The tour, which provides amateurs an opportunity for competitive stroke-play golf, will host a 10-event local schedule for 2007. More...

Obituaries

Warren H. "Doc" Bargeron, Sr.

Warren H. "Doc" Bargeron, Sr., 79, of Sardis entered into rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Sirmons and the Rev. Mark Joyner officiating. More...

Mr. H. Grady Godbee

Mr. H. Grady Godbee, 70, husband of Doris Parker Godbee of Nottingham Drive entered into rest Friday, March 9, 2007 in Augusta. Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Feed-A-Kid The Burke County Board of Education will again be operating the Summer School Nutrition (Feed-A-Kid) Program. The dates of operation will be May 28- July 27. More...

Church News

Church News

Midville Baptist Midville Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming services 11 a.m. Sunday, March 25. The Rev. Leonard Quick of Midville will be guest speaker, and special music will be provided. Dinner will be served. More...

People

Civic club makes donation, challenge

At a recent meeting, the Waynesboro Exchange Club donated $350 to the Wimberly House Ministries Inc. The contribution made the club a corporate sponsor for the Wimberly Gala, which will be held this Saturday, March 17, from 7-11 p.m. More...

Jones honored by UGA, GMA

Waynesboro City Councilman James "Chick" Jones, center, was recently recognized by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association for completing the Leadership Institute for Elected Officials. More...

Engagement

Swan, Fleming to marry June 9

Mr. and Mrs. Alex T. Swan of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth, to Jeffrey Donovan Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fleming of Lawrenceville. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...