April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Students to get health checkups at local school

A new initiative for Burke County children may save parents a trip to the doctor. The local health department is teaming up with the school system to make sure that students receive their annual health checkups. More...

Former Florida State, USC chaplain to speak locally

Football coaches herald Rev. Ken Smith as a great communicator, and others call him an inspiration. Rev. More...

News

Midville ex-mayor Scott Cochran publishes book

A former Midville mayor has written a book and says he relied on his experiences growing up in rural Burke County for much of his material. More...

New tag available to support agriculture

A new tag is available to support Burke County's oldest industry…agriculture. The "Support Georgia Agriculture" tag raises funds to support youth agriculture programs in Georgia. It may be ordered at the county tag office. More...

Burke voters deleted from records

Inactivity in the voting booth prompted the secretary of state's office to delete more than 500 Burke County voters from their registry. More...

Sports

Bears prepare for gridiron

Hibernation is over for the Bears. Workouts for potential football players started several weeks ago and have intensified over the past couple of weeks, according to head coach Eric Parker. More...

Coach envisions more than Friday night fever

Spring football is fast-approaching. The players are already running drills and working out three days a week. Before long, they'll be donning pads and passing footballs. More...

Bears crippled by fearsome fourth inning

Half an inning can change everything. Just ask the Bears. In Burke County High School's (9-6) match up against Richmond Hill High School Friday, the Wildcats scored all of their eight runs in one inning. They defeated the Bears 8-2. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Crop vandals cause losses

The unseasonable low temperatures this past weekend has caused much concern for small grain and corn growers across B u r k e C o u n t y . U n f o r t u - nately, this is not the only crop injury observed during this time frame. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Ornamental ivy - friend or foe?

In Georgia, English Ivy represents most of the ornamental ivies that you will encounter. Algerian Ivy and Persian Ivy are two others that you might encounter in southern or coastal Georgia. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Preserve your sanity during canning season

If you've preserved any type of food before, you know how easy it can be to lose your sanity during the ordeal. More...

School News

What a week!

Employees at local hotels and restaurants are recovering from a week slammed with Masters' guests. More...

EBA releases honor roll list for third nine weeks

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll list for the third nine weeks. A student must have a 94.5 to 100 average to be named to the "A+" honor roll and an 89.5 to 94.5 to be named to the "A" honor roll. More...

More houses coming to Pecan Grove

Sixty-four more families could make their homes in Pecan Grove next year. Next month, construction of phase two will begin, including a much-needed access road onto Lovers Lane. More...

EASTER FREEZE

Frigid temperatures over Easter weekend left local producers concerned for the ripening fruit in their fields. Temperatures plummeted over the weekend reaching the freezing point or below Saturday and Sunday nights. More...

Waynesboro horsewoman makes hall of fame

From the time she received her first pony as a toddler, Betty Bailey Trenter has loved her Pinto horses. That love affair has endured through decades of breeding, raising, training and judging her four-legged favorites. More...

Editorial

Danny L. Jones

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of former Edmund Burke Academy headmaster Danny L. Jones. The long-time educator was found murdered near his home in Richmond County last week, possibly the victim of a burglary gone bad. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

I watched Daniel Cates make his maiden voyage on his new four wheeler right into Jones Lake behind his parents house last week. I could hardly believe my eyes. More...

For The Record

Molotov cocktail fails to explode

A root beer bottle may have spared the home of a Waynesboro man. He escaped injury when a burning Molotov cocktail was tossed through the bedroom window of his West Seventh Street trailer early Sunday morning. More...

NY police track fugitive to Burke

A Waynesboro man will be extradited to New York where he is wanted for sodomizing a juvenile. More...

Pedestrian beaten, robbed by teenager

A local man was beaten and robbed as he walked home from the grocery store last Sunday. Residents called police when they saw a bleeding man, later identified as Bennie Walker, 48, walking down West Seventh Street. According to Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ruth White Hillis

Mrs. Ruth White Hillis, 84, of Girard beloved wife of the late Henry C. Hillis, Sr., entered into rest Saturday, April 7, 2007 at her son's home. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Burke Memorial Gardens with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Vera Goodwin Umpleby

Vera Goodwin Umpleby, 82, of Waynesboro entered into rest Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, GA. Memorial services were held Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Waynesboro, GA with Fr. More...

Miss Annie Laurie Hargrove

Miss Annie Laurie Hargrove of Waynesboro entered into rest Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. Graveside services were held Monday April 9, at 11 a.m. in Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching A free diabetic teaching course will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Burke Medical Center. Patients are encouraged to bring a partner or any person who helps with food preparation. More...

Church News

Church News

S&B Deacons The S&B Deacons and Brotherhood Union will celebrate their 19th anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Lovett Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. S. D. Bing will be speaker. The public is invited. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

On behalf of the 25 men of Burke County, I would like to thank all of the merchants who gave donations toward the annual Easter egg hunt at Davis Park. Also thanks to the Waynesboro Police Department for providing security for the event. Willie H. More...

Recipes From Louise

You may be wondering what to do with those leftover boiled eggs from Easter. Here are some delicious ways to make using those eggs easier and tastier.     Creamy Potato Salad 1 lb. More...

Miss Waters, Mr. Melton unite in marriage

Miss Summer M. Waters became the bride of Mr. Gary W. Melton 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Green Fork Baptist Church with Brad Boynton officiating. More...