April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Seeing red

Charles and Cheryl Jurceka, left, were seeing red when they made a detour at the Strawberry Patch. More...

News

Building inspector threatens to resign

Waynesboro Building Inspector Ronnie Baxley says he'll resign if city council passes a new amendment that allows more wiggle room for historic buildings. "I don't agree with the ordinance or the way it is written," Baxley said on Tuesday. More...

City seeks borrowers

Waynesboro has eight weeks to loan or lose $90-K

Waynesboro officials want to loan out $90,000 … and fast. "The state says, 'if we don't use it, we lose it,'" Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone said, referring to revolving loan funds that must be disbursed by May 30. More...

Gobblers abound in Burke County

Local woman going for lifetime grand slam

Waynesboro resident Stacy Jackson has taken down gobblers in Wyoming, Montana, Texas and Florida, but she has yet to bag a bird in Burke County. More...

Sports

Bears sail past two more teams on the track

The Burke County High School boys' and girls' track and field teams left Evans and Jefferson County high schools in the dust last week. The Bears' opponents would have needed to double their scores for a chance to win. More...

Bears chalk up region win on court

The Burke County High School tennis team added another region win to their record on the tennis court last week. The boys and girls defeated Hephzibah High School's teams Tuesday, March 27. Girls: 3-2 #1 Singles: S. More...

Bears move to 9-5 on the diamond

Despite a shut out against the Hephzibah High School Rebels early last week, the Bears (9-5) suffered the same treatment from the defending region champions Friday. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Growers need to visit wheat fields

Pest activity has begun to increase in wheat fields from Vidette to Girard. Now is an excellent time for small grain producers to evaluate the condition of their wheat crop for insect pests and leaf diseases. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Fireblight

Fireblight is a destructive, highly infectious and widespread disease cause by the bacterium E r w i n i a amylovora. Fireblight can be a problem in Georgia and is particularly prevalent in some count i e s . More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Carving up the facts on ham

Hams are the centerpiece of many Easter celebrations. They can be fresh, cured, fully-cooked, picnic, and c o u n t r y. There are so many kinds, and their storage times and cooking times can be quite confusing. More...

People

Miss Brown to wed Mr. Dixon May 26

Remer and Denise Brown of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brown, to James Dixon of Waynesboro, son of Ester Dixon of Waynesboro and the late Bobby Dixon of Girard. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Sanders, Haskins to marry May 12

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Judson Sanders Jr. of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Elizabeth, to Brian Samuel Haskins of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dowdy and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Haskins. The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. More...

Miss Booth to wed Mr. Sasser May 27

Douglas Reid Sasser Jr. and Deena Nell Booth announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 27, 2007 in Port Wentworth at Port Wentworth United Methodist Church. More...

JELLY BEANS AND BELLY LAUGHS

Kindergartners Caden Deason and Collier Smith were all giggles at their class Easter egg hunt and picnic. With Easter falling this Sunday, most grade-schoolers celebrated together last week before classes were released for spring break. More...

DUI/Drug Court

Commissioners grant request, program gets $50,000 plus

For the past several months he's lobbied for money from the county, and now State Court Judge Jerry Daniel will finally see some funding for his DUI/Drug Court program. More...

Editorial

RFD

Happy Easter! It 's that time of year when we "pause" to remember Christ's resurrection. "Pause," I believe is very fitting. Thank goodness for the true believers who have put together a Holy Week schedule leading up to Easter Sunday. More...

Guest Editorial

Why Was Jesus Killed?

In the time of Jesus, religious preachers and selfproclaimed prophets were not summarily arrested and executed. Nor were nonviolent protesters. More...

Marshall Singletary

HAPPY EASTER

The long season of Lent is almost past. The season of preparation and self-denial will soon be over, and we shall join with Christians around the world in the great Resurrection celebration. More...

For The Record

Local man wanted for assaulting mother

Deputies are looking for a man they say beat up and fired a rifle at his 63-year-old mother. More...

From the Blotter

IOU, whew! Sardis police surrounded the house of a local man who fired a shotgun across South Hill Street. The gunman, 20-yearold Christopher Marsh, reportedly shot two rounds at someone who owed him $20. More...

Burke County Sheriff's Office

The following arrests were reported last week by the Burke County Sheriff's Office: Tuesday, March 20 + Mary Helen Walden, 51, of 602-A Hadden Pond Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the secon More...

Obituaries

Mr. Avery William Salter

Mr. Avery William Salter, 77, beloved husband of Joyce T. Salter, was escorted into Heaven on March 28, 2007. Mr. Salter was born in Tattnall County, Georgia, but had lived in Waynesboro for most of his adult life. More...

Mrs. Helena L. Jenkins

Mrs. Helena L. Jenkins, 91, of Sardis entered into rest Friday, March 30, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1, at Sardis United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Sirmons officiating. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF ELNORA (COOT) LIGHTFOOT JACKSON       Sunrise - September 6, 1910           Sunset - April 7, 2002 She's gone but still remembered We'll see her fa More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Poetry Group The Poetry Group will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Burke County Public Library. The subject will be spring. Credit workshop A "Building Your Credit" workshop will be held 3:15-4:15 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Marys St. Marys Baptist Church of Girard will hold its annual Family and Friends Day 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8. Dwayne Davis of Beech Branch Baptist Church will be master of ceremony, and Bob Wimberly Sr. More...

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

Children take to technology at S.G.A

Teachers at S.G.A. Elementary School are trading in their chalkboards for high-tech teaching aids, and principal Sam Adkins says students love the change. More...

Excited about school

Lara Nichols, center, talks with Wanda Chance (standing) as she and her daughter, Leah, register for school at the new Faith Christian Academy. More...

Scholarship applications due soon

The deadline to turn in applications for First National Bank's 2007 Leadership scholarships is Monday, April 23. Applications are available at the bank's main branch on Liberty Street and in local guidance offices. More...