May 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

American Legion to host Memorial Day service

A Memorial Day service will be held on the Burke County Court House square, Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Barr of Fort Gordon will be the keynote speaker. The service is hosted by American Legion Post 120. More...

News

Beach Blast numbers bring new problems

'Boro Beach Blast organizers are rethinking next year's event after getting more teens than they could handle Friday night. More...

Local summer lunch program starts Tuesday

Students may be out for the summer, but school nutrition staff won't miss a beat. The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program kicks in next Tuesday to make sure that all children in the county under the age of 19 eat a good meal Monday through Friday. More...

Seamless Summer Nutrition Program Sites

10 a.m.: Burke County Middle School, S.G.A. More...

Sports

A year to remember

High school coach sees his students to success

A couple of fishing rods stand in the corner of his office, but they're just collecting dust. Purvis Dukes hasn't had time to go after any trophy bass these last few months, though he's been aching to get in a boat. More...

BCHS hoopster to play in USA Junior Nationals

One of Burke County's own will be representing Georgia at the USA Junior Nationals. More...

BCHS Spring Sports Banquet

Burke County High School honored its spring athletes at a ceremony last Monday. Outstanding athletes in each sport were recognized, along with scholar athletes, seniors and scholarship recipients. More...

Fields & Yields

Pay attention to cotton seedlings

In the Furrow&

One of the last things I wanted, or even like to discuss is dry conditions and issues that arise when conditions are on the dry side. The bulk of the cotton planting has been taking place since the first week of May. More...

Plan now for the perfect pumpkin

Home & Garden Tips

Pumpkins have become the Christmas trees of fall festivals, and Easter bunnies of Halloween. From Jack-olanterns to the formal centerpiece, pumpkins are a focal point of autumn. More...

Barbecue Safety

Family & Consumer Science News

What's better than a steak right off the grill? Barbecuing is a popular pastime during the spring and s u m m e r months. It's important to prevent food borne illness during preparation, grilling, serving and storing. More...

Church News

Church News

Asbury Asbury United Methodist Church will hold its Men and Women's Day program 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27. The public is invited. The Rev. Tanisha Haynes is pastor. More...

People

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character" for the month of April. These students exemplified the character traits of cooperation, integrity and respect for the environment. More...

Ella Chance

Ella Ree Chance, a resident of Syl-View Health Care Center in Sylvania, was second runner-up in the Ms. Georgia Nursing Home Pageant held in Stone Mountain. More...

Megan Register

Megan Register, right, recently had the opportunity to go on the tour bus of country music star Taylor Swift after missing her concert in Statesboro. She received a private concert from the star and also met country singer Jack Ingram. More...

Walker found guilty of murder

Judgment day came for Ricardo Orlando Walker last Thursday when a Jenkins County jury found him guilty of the April 2006 murder of Steven Harley. He was also found guilty of criminal attempt to commit murder and tampering with evidence. More...

Local hospital burglary could be work of 'wet bandits'

A burglary at Burke Medical Center could be linked to three others in adjoining counties. More...

Farmers hope moisture monitors will save money

While the lack of rainfall this spring has caused local farmers to rely heavily on irrigation, the cost of using the systems is draining their wallets. Several Burke County farmers are turning to technology to help them save money. More...

Editorial

Memorial Day

Too many people celebrate Memorial Day as the beginning of summer rather than a day of solemn observance. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 21, 1997 The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that acquisition of right of way for the Savannah River Parkway would begin in a few weeks. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY FOR MRS. MINNIE L. LYNCH JONES Sunrise - March 26, 1935 Sunset - May 21, 2006 It's been a year Mom, since we've seen your smiling face. But we know that God has taken you to a better place. We will always love and miss you. More...

Queensborough robbers arrested

A Waynesboro teen and his lookout were arrested for the robbery at the Queensborough Bank drive-through Friday afternoon. More...

Deputies break burglary string

Two alleged burglars were jailed when a deputy pulled over their jewelry strewn car. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Josie Sikes Durden

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro announces the death of Josie Sikes Durden of Midville at University Hospital in Augusta after an extended illness. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Mr. Nathaniel Turner

Mr. Nathaniel Turner of Girard died Monday, May 21, 2007. His funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, May 26, at Burke County High School with Bishop Oprie Jeffries officiating. Interment will be in True Church of God in Christ Cemetery. More...

Mr. Cortez Everett Jones Jr.

Mr. Cortez Everett Jones Jr. died Tuesday, May 22, 2007. His funeral service is incomplete. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Youth Explosion 2007 Youth Explosion 2007 will be held at Padgett's Farm 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. More...

Saxon performs in Japan

Courtland Saxon recently performed in Japan with the Gospel Voices of Jackson, Miss. The multi-ethnic choir consists of 18 members and were featured in a two-week concert circuit from May 16-29. More...

Garden Club elects officers

The Burkeland Garden Club's new officers were installed at the club's recent meeting. More...