May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ranger warns of fire danger in Burke

No burn' issued George Glenn snaps a twig from a dying pine and worries about forest fires. The chief ranger is still coughing from the two weeks he spent fighting the Sweat Farm Road fire in Waycross. More...

News

'A Place of Elegance'

As people strolled through Coradell's Wedding Chapel during its grand opening on Saturday, many echoed the same sentiment - "I cannot believe this is in Burke County." The chapel, which features a balcony, gazebo, deluxe honeymoon suites with Jacuzz More...

Extra help pays for students at risk

Sometimes a child just needs a little something extra ... a little extra nurturing, a little extra care. That's what Sam Adkins thinks, and apparently he's right. During his first year as principal at S.G.A. More...

Test continues to plague graduates

Some 224 graduation candidates were recognized at Burke County High School's graduation ceremony last week. While 180 graduates received diplomas, 44 were awarded certificates of performance instead, according to data from the school system. More...

For The Record

IN MEMORY OF JOSHUA T. HUDSON

MISS ME, BUT LET ME GO It's been two years now It's so hard to let go. I still hear your voice I still can feel your touch. This is how I know you are the angel that watches over us. More...

IN MEMORY OF BRYANT (PIG) SIMPSON

June 1, 1952 - April 8, 2002 Words can not explain how much I miss you, it seems like yesterday. But I thank God for the 30 years He gave me with you and our three children and grandchildren. We love you. Your Wife and Children and Grandchildren More...

Community mourns deaths of two children

Two Burke County families are mourning the deaths of their young children. Friday afternoon, Matthew Mogel, who would have turned two in July, drowned in his family's swimming pool. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Louise Godbee McGhan

Louise Godbee McGhan, 92, of Girard, Ga. passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 in Baltimore, Md. Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Burke Memorial Gardens. The Rev. John Raborn will officiate. More...

Mrs. Joie 'Emma' Allen

Mrs. Joie "Emma" Allen, 89, died Saturday May 26, 2007, in Dublin, Ga. Her funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at Lakeland United Methodist Church in Lakeland. She is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Eugene Allen. More...

Lt. McArthur Abrams

Lt. McArthur Abrams of Waynesboro entered into rest on Saturday May 26, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 2, at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. David Kemp, pastor, will officiate. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Midville reunion All former students or teachers of Midville schools are invited to the Midville reunion Friday, June 8, at McKinney's Pond. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

June 14 - Cotton Scout School - Southeast Research & Education Center, Midville, 8:30 a.m. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

May 30 - Dean's Award Applications Due May 31 - Deadline for sign up for Summer Programs - Call the 4-H office at 706-554-2119 to sign up for the following classes. June 7 - 4-H Paint Class - Noon-5 p.m. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

With sincere hearts and deep appreciation, we extend to each of you a loving "Thank You" for all the love and generosity you have shown to our family during this time of loss. May God continue to bless you. The Bush Family Lottie Bush - Ruth Rev. More...

People in the News

GSU Several area students have been named to the president's list at Georgia Southern University for the spring 2007 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. More...

Getting better every day

Burke County's STAR student April McDaniel piled on even more honors this week. More...

Jury to rule in jail hanging

Next Friday, a jury will determine whether inmate Ezumer "Shorty" Palmer committed suicide in the Burke County Jail. More...

Burke declared disaster area due to Easter freeze

Burke County has been included in a disaster declaration due to freezing temperatures that struck Easter weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's declaration makes producers in 158 counties in Georgia eligible for low-interest emergency loans. More...

Editorial

Welcome change

There are many of us who have felt from the beginning that the invasion of Iraq was a blunder of monumental proportions. More...

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RFD

Megan Elizabeth Chalker, daughter of our publisher, Roy Chalker Jr., and Kim Chalker graduated with a juris doctor degree with a certificate in environmental law from Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. More...

Sports

Athletes honored at banquet

Edmund Burke Academy held its annual spring sports banquet last Tuesday to honor athletes participating in baseball, track, golf and tennis. More...

Grab and go

Running back Akmid Cohen receives a hand off from quarterback Tyler Hammett during the Bears' first mini-camp at Burke County High School last week. Hammett is one of several quarterbacks that BCHS Head Coach Eric Parker is eyeing for the position. More...

Batter, batter … swing

Burke County youngsters finished their season of BATS (Basic Athletic Training Sessions) recently. BATS, a program offered through the Burke County Recreation Department, teaches 3- and 4-year-olds the basics of baseball. More...

Fields & Yields

Cotton prevented planting situation

In the Furrow

Dry soil conditions across Georgia have cotton growers in a pickle. It is recommended that cotton be planted by May 31 in the Coastal Plain of Georgia. More...

Mosquito life cycle

Home & Garden Tips

From dawn to dusk you may be attacked by mosquitoes. Different types fly at different times, making control difficult. There are over 150 types of mosquitoes in the United States with about 50 here in Georgia. More...

Skin-Safe Fun in the Sun Family & Consumer Science News

Overexposure to the sun's invisible rays - ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) - can cause skin damage. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, June 4-8, from 6-8:30 nightly. The public is invited. More...

School News

Little grads

The children enrolled in the Burke County High School Preschool Laboratory completed their studies and will advance to school in the fall. The children celebrated with a graduation program Thursday, May 3, in the childcare lab. More...

Middle school students honored

Burke County Middle School's annual awards program on May 14 honored those students who had made outstanding academic achievements during the school year. Leading the program were the highest academic average achievers. More...