May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Waynesboro to lose Rural Development Office

Unless an unforeseen change comes about, the USDA Rural Development office in Waynesboro will be closed by this time next year. More...

News

Relay kicks off Friday

Burke Countains have once again raised funds to help find a cure for cancer, and they will take to their luminary-lit track this Friday, May 11, in the 2007 Burke County Relay For Life. More...

Cotillion/ Beautillion will honor 16 seniors

Sixteen high achieving seniors will be honored Saturday at the Debutante/Debonair Society's annual Cotillion/ Beautillion. The program will be held in the J.D. Smith Auditorium at Burke County High School, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Jones Lake

City heeds weed woes

Jones Lake will finally get some weed relief. The City of Waynesboro will contribute $3,000 of the $7,000 needed to get the coontails and filamentous algae under control. The difference will come from property owners living around the lake. More...

For The Record

Officer struck in teen fracas

A fight in the Westgate subdivision ended with charges against four teenage girls, including one who allegedly hit an officer. More...

10 stolen golf carts recovered

Police have recovered a fleet of stolen golf carts. It began last Monday when an officer noticed a cart hidden in some bushes along Railroad Avenue. The engine was still hot and the front end had been damaged. More...

From the Blotter

I scream for beer A Waynesboro man called police after a local convenience store clerk threw an ice cream cone at him. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Barbara Caudle Tinley

Mrs. Barbara Caudle Tinley of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2007 at Trinity Hospital of Augusta. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Alderman and the Rev. More...

Mrs. Audrey R. Syms

Mrs. Audrey R. Syms, 83, of Waynesboro died Friday, May 4, 2007 at Brentwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Nevil Smith officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Children of Confederacy The Col. John James Jones Chapter of Children of the Confederacy will meet 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Magnolia Springs State Park. There will be a fishing rodeo, video tour of the fort and a picnic lunch. More...

Church News

Church News

Beech Branch Beech Branch Baptist Church will celebrate its 138th anniversary 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. The public is invited. McBean McBean Baptist Church will celebrate its 25th Silver Anniversary Homecoming Sunday, May 20. More...

School News

Edmund Burke Academy kindergartners met a not-so-average horse during their recent field trip to Smith Farm in Shell Bluff. More...

Open house held

There was a full house at Augusta Technical College's open house at the Waynesboro/Burke Campus last Thursday. More...

Honors picnic

On Thursday, April 26, Burke County Schools held their annual Honor Roll Picnic in Waynesboro City Park. More...

Building inspector resigns

By Elizabeth Billips Associate Editor

The City of Waynesboro needs a new building inspector. Veteran inspector Ronnie Baxley tendered his resignation Tuesday morning, just 14 hours after city council adopted a new building code ordinance. More...

FUN ON THE FARM

Above, Quintus Williams lights up as he scratches an appreciative Skittles, the fouryear old Brown Swiss cow that helped local dairy farmer Jimmy Franks educate school children about milk production. More...

Editorial

City council takes a positive step

The Waynesboro City Council did the absolutely right thing Monday night when it adopted a new, more flexible, building ordinance for the city. The second reading of the ordinance passed easily with little debate and only one negative vote. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 7, 1997 A 25-year-old Jenkins County woman was found shot to death in her car on Highway 25 near the county line. She had been on her way home from her job as a customer service manager at the North Augusta Wal-Mart. More...

Sports

Bears battle winds in state AAA golf tourney

High winds swept through just in time for the state AAA golf tournament held in Burke County Monday. Players and parents broke out pullovers and long pants as they walked the courses in unseasonably cool temperatures and whipping wind. More...

State AAA golf held in Burke

Burke County's debut as a host for the Georgia High School Association AAA state tournament was a success, according to Burke County High School athletic director and golf coach Wade Marchman. More...

Reebok running camp accepting applications

Reebok's Mountain High Running Camp will again offer middle and high school cross country runners the chance to live and train with elite Kenyan distance runners. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Okra is Great in the Garden

Time has come for gardeners across Burke County to plant okra in the home garden. Okra is a plant that likes warm air and soil temp e r a t u r e s . More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

May 10 - Lunch & Learn about Horticulture - Weed ID & Control for the Home Landscape - Burke Co. Office Park Kitchen - 12:15-12:45 p.m. May 24 - Lunch & Learn about Horticulture - Turf & Ornamental Insects - Burke Co. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Reducing irrigation requirements in the landscape

As you analyze the water use patterns of a landscape, you might discover that you can not significantly reduce irrigation frequency in a particular area without also sacrificing quality. More...

People

Pizza with Chuck E. Cheese

Daisies from Girl Scout Troop #734 recently visited Chuck E. Cheese's. Pictured are, from left, front row: Ton'ya Blockett, Cordaijah McBride and MacKenzie McCafferty; middle row: Taylor Herrington, Sekheem Scott, More...

Hospital volunteers honored

Burke Medical Center recently held an awards banquet to honor a few of their most valuable assets, their volunteers. Approximately 30 volunteers donated more than 4,000 hours over the past year. More...

Rocky Mims

Rocky Joenathan Mims, Fort Stewart, deployed on Saturday, May 5, to Iraq for 18 months. He arrived back in the United States recently after being at Camp Stanley, South Korea, for 12 months. More...