April 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

More than a week after an Easter weekend freeze, Dick Byne continues to survey the damage to his devastated blueberry crop. At this point, the local berry-producer is dealing with a 95 percent loss. More...

News

NRC cites 'minor' issues at plant

Annual performance assessment at Vogtle

A faulty valve and too much caution kept Plant Vogtle from a spotless performance inspection for 2006. More...

Frog Wallow slated for Saturday

Sardis will be hopping with activity this Saturday as the third annual Frog Wallow Fun Fest gets underway. Vendors will be on site at the Old S.G.A. More...

Wicked winds

High winds were to blame for downed trees and damaged property over the weekend, including this caved-in carport at the Wallace Street home of Sam and Josetta Green of Waynesboro. More...

Sports

BCHS girls host region track meet

Burke County High School will host the region meet this weekend for girls' track and field events, and the host school has shown plenty of promise for a region title this season. More...

Bears prepare for region championship on home course

The Bears are gearing up for the region golf tournaments to be held at Waynesboro Country Club next week. More...

Bears hang up their rackets

Burke County High School's tennis teams concluded their season last week, finishing up fourth in sub-region standings. The top three teams in each subregion will play in the region tournament today (Wednesday). More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Controlling weeds in hay fields and pastures

Weed control is one of the most time consuming and difficult tasks on crop fields in the southeast. The time has come to check pastures and hay fields for undesirable summer weeds. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

April 19 - Precision Systems in Agriculture Field Day, 10 a.m. at Joe Boddiford's Farm in Screven County. April 24 - Burke County Cattlemen's Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 7:30 p.m. April 26 - Farmer/Rancher Outreach Meeting, Burke Co. More...

Home & Garden Tips

What to expect after a freeze

It was an extremely warm March this year followed by a twoday dip last w e e k e n d Many plants had made substantial new growth before the cold snap. More...

Church News

THE CROW ON THE PRESBYTERIAN STEEPLE

Once again this morning, the crow on the Presbyterian steeple said, "Good morning!" as I made my way into the office. More...

Church News

First Baptist (Wadley) The ordination service for Robert Vincent Davis Jr. will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First B a p t i s Church in Wadley. The public is invited. More...

School News

School day gets a makeover

New scheduling format offers more classes and chances to earn credits

It's the end of the school day as they know it. Students at Burke County High School will see a completely different class schedule next school term. More...

Waynesboro teen arrested for Augusta murder

A 17-year-old has admitted to killing an Augusta man who stopped to give him a ride. Deandre Holmes, a Waynesboro teen, was arrested Sunday for the murder of 21-year-old Corey Joseph. More...

Five-month-old Robert Alan Wade Jr. gets one last hug before his dad, Robert Wade Sr., is deployed for Iraq. More...

Editorial

Eight Years After Columbine

Yesterday's mass shooting at Virginia Tech - the worst in American history - is another horrifying reminder that some of the gravest dangers Americans face come from killers at home armed with guns that are frighteningly easy to obtain. More...

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RFD

I want to extend a hearty congratulations to Mike and Kathleen Rogers on the grand opening of RSI Garden Center in Sardis. I had the pleasure of attending their grand opening last Thursday. More...

For The Record

Green thumbs go to jail

Two Georgia men who spend weekends collecting native plant species got to collect jail stories after they brought their shovels to Burke County. More...

Cousins charged in Molotov bombing

Arrest warrants were issued for two cousins accused of tossing a gasoline bomb through a bedroom window. More...

BCHS student threatens violence in note

A Burke County Middle School student is facing disciplinary action after penning a note foretell- ing a shooting at the school. More...

Obituaries

Harry Thomas Jenkins Jr.

Harry Thomas Jenkins Jr., 71, of 306 Nunn St., Commerce, Ga., died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. More...

Miss Wendy Marie McNorrill

Wendy Marie McNorrill, 35, of 111 Brookstone Court, Macon, Ga., died Monday, April 9, 2007. Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. David Franklin and David Mosely and Dr. More...

Mrs. Molly Jean Thomas

Mrs. Molly Jean Thomas, age 69, of Vidette, beloved wife of Mr. John S. Thomas, Jr. of Vidette died Tuesday April 10, 2007 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.. Friday April 13, at the Bethel A.R. P. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Relay For Life A community yard sale will be held at the Waynesboro Exchange Club Fairgrounds 8 a.m.- noon Saturday, April 21, to help raise funds for the Burke County Relay For Life. More...

Grand jurors drawn for April 2007 term of Superior Court

Grand jurors have been drawn for the April 2007 term of Superior Court with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report Tuesday, April 24, at 9 a.m. The list includes three deferred jurors. The list of jurors includes Jannie L. More...

Library News

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People

Dixie Divas

CLAUDETTE WANTS TO DIE

Claudette, one of my favorite divas, summoned me to lunch. "We have something to discuss," she announced firmly. More...

Black, Williams to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Black of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ann, to Ryan David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Miss Cain to wed Mr. Mobley June 2

Curtis Cain and Nancy Cain, both of Girard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Olivia Cain, to Michael Bradley Mobley, son of Mike and Rachel Mobley of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. More...