March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Coursey may get raise

If the act is approved, Burke County taxpayers may have to foot the more than $10,000 bill to compensate the county's sheriff. Sen. J. B. More...

News

Drivers warned of equipment on roads

Planting season is here, and farmers are revving up their tractor engines. Drivers may have already noticed farming equipment taking to the roads. These slow-moving machines will often have large pieces of equipment in tow. More...

Pucker up!

Carolyn Mosher, a fourth-grade teacher at S.G.A. Elementary School, planted a smooch on a goat in front of a room full of students and faculty as part of one of the school's fundraisers for Relay For Life. More...

Waynesboro chosen for historic preservation grant

Waynesboro is $9,600 richer when it comes to historic preservation. The city is one of seven picked to receive a 2007 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. More...

For The Record

Dogs track down burglary suspect

An alleged burglar is in jail despite his attempt to foil the manhunt with his cell phone. Anthony Lamar Brown, 18, was arrested Thursday after running from deputies for nearly two hours. More...

Husband stabbed, wife is arrested

A domestic dispute over a tax refund ended with a kitchen knife. James Edward Gadson, 66, of Waynesboro was taken to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) early Thursday after his wife allegedly stabbed him in the chest. More...

Drive-through

The driver behind the wheel of a stolen car tried to drive though Thomas Grocery on Sunday. Deputies arrived to find the running vehicle about three and half feet inside the Thompson Bridge Road store with no driver to be found. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Shirley Ann Herndon Eskew

Mrs. Shirley Ann Herndon Eskew, age 67, beloved wife of Mr. Julian Eskew of Steiner Place Road, Waynesboro, died Wednesday March 21, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

Mrs. Christine Tanner

Christine Tanner of Conyers died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Rockdale Medical Center at the age of 82. Funeral services for Mrs. Tanner were held Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. More...

Mr. Robert 'Mr. Bob' Scott Jr.

Mr. Robert "Mr. Bob" Scott, Jr., of Waynesboro 84, entered into rest Friday, March 23, 2007 at University Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 26, at Botsford B a p t i s t C h u r c h with the R e v . More...

Burke Happenings

Bake sale

St. Michael's Episcopal Church will hold a bake sale 9- 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 515 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The sale will include treats made from scratch such as cakes, pies, cookies, Mrs. More...

Scholarship

The Burke County Women in Business Council is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship. The $800 scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior who excels academically and is a leader in her school and community. More...

Domestic Violence Committee

Burke County Against Family Violence will hold its annual roadblock, Friday, March 30, to raise funds for the victims of violence in Burke County. More...

People

People in the News

Amber Burke The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently selected Amber S. Burke of Midville for membership. More...

Asphalt company declared in default

New contractor to take over highway project

There's hope that progress will soon be apparent on the long stretch of U.S. Highway 25 that remains unfinished in Burke County. More...

Master -minding the local economy

Business owners brace for influx of visitors

While hundreds of Masters guests spend their nights in Burke County, dozens of business owners will feel the economic ripple. More...

Fatal wrecks claim two

A Richmond County deputy and an elderly Sardis man died last week following two unrelated wrecks. More...

Editorial

Farming in the Spotlight

Two Burke County families have put agriculture on the front page over the last two weeks. The Wayne Crockett family was named 2007 Agricultural Family of the Year by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. More...

The True Citizen

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RFD

It is nice to know you are missed. I was down in the back and not much fun to be around. I missed so much while I was out, especially the Friends of Wimberly House Gala on March 17. More...

Sports

Love throws Bears to first region win

Brandon Love's arm proved too much for the Panthers last Friday. Love threw the Bears (8-4) to victory in their first region game of the season. They defeated Liberty County High School 3- 2 on the Panthers' home field. More...

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

                   BCHS @ Lakeside High School                   More...

Golfers top Hephzibah, Greenbrier

Burke County High School tucked a few more wins under their belt last week on the golf course. The girls and boys saw wins against Hephzibah and Greenbrier high schools. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

The Sounds of Spring

The season of spring brings the outdoors to life in Burke County. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Stop lawn diseases before they start

Lawn care is about the only chore in which you work like crazy in the spring to get something to grow, and then spend the rest of the summer wishing it didn't need m o w i n g again. Lawn care is a never-ending job. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Easter Egg Safety Tips

What would Easter be without decorated eggs? Many family traditions involve coloring, decorating, h i d i n g , h u n t i n g and ultimately eating these c o l o r f u l symbols of spring. More...

Church News

Church News

Williams Grove Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a three-night Family Enrichment Revival Tuesday Thursday, March 27-29, at 7 nightly. More...

Luck o' the Irish

Preschoolers from First United Methodist Church were surprised to see a leprechaun as they marched through the doors of First National Bank last Friday. More...

School News

Middle school students learn to give back to the community

Several Burke County Middle School students participated in reading to pre-school children at the Burke County Library Saturdays, Feb. More...

Ag awareness program back for local students

Burke County elementary school students will get a firsthand look at farming this growing season, thanks to the revival of a popular local program. More...

Little chefs

Kindergarten students of Edmund Burke Academy recently went to Papa's Pizza for a field trip. They were given a tour of the restaurant and then made their own pizzas. Teachers are Maggie McDonald and Lynne Meadows. More...