June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

BOE to approve $41 million budget

Hefty budget would outspend revenue by $5 million

Burke County school board members tentatively approved a $41.1 million budget for 2007-2008 at a called meeting last week. But it didn't pass without serious hesitation. More...

Excellence in education

Dr. Deena McKinney, a professor at East Georgia College (EGC), was recently nominated for the Regents' Teaching Excellence Award. More...

Let it rain

Welcomed showers settled in last weekend as slow, steady rain fell over much of the county. More...

For The Record

Sex offender sentenced for relationship with teens

A local man has pleaded guilty to having sexual relationships with two underage girls as young as 13, one of whom has since given birth to his baby. More...

From the Blotter

Go to sleep! A Waynesboro woman called the sheriff's office on Saturday because her husband wouldn't stop talking. According to the report, the woman said her husband was intoxicated and talking so loudly that she couldn't sleep. More...

Argument leads to stabbing

Police responded to Burke Medical Center after a Waynesboro man said his girlfriend stabbed him in the back with a knife. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Johnson Cross

Sarah Johnson Cross, 67, of Midville entered into rest on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at University Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Byrd officiating. More...

Mrs. Betty J. Mahaffey

Mrs. Betty J. Mahaffey, 76, of Waynesboro, entered into rest, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. A memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Brian Allen Keith Ransom

Brian Ransom, 5 months old, of Hephzibah entered into rest Sunday, May 27, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31 at the chapel of DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with the Rev. Phillip Barnhart officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Divas of Excellence The Miss Black Burke County steering committee will hold a Divas of Excellence Tea noon Saturday, June 9, at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

Church News

Thankful Missionary Thankful Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 129th church anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The Rev. Tracy Brown will deliver the message. The CSRA Youth Mass Choir will be the special guest. The public is invited. More...

People

Hill, Barefield to unite in marriage

Clint Hill of Martinez and Robin Hill of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, April Lena Hill of Evans, to John Ashton Barefield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Barefield of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. More...

Kendra Durrence

She has spent the last two years as an administrative assistant for the secondary mortgage market in the Statesboro office of AgSouth. More...

John Garner

This summer, Waynesboro native and 1970 graduate of Blakeney High School, John D. Garner, will attend a summer institute at Brown University. He will join a select group of 20 educators from across the United States. More...

Governor vetoes raise for sheriff

Gov. Sonny Perdue rejected a bill last week that would have tacked $10,000 on to the salary of the Burke County Sheriff. The veto of SB 311 was one of 41 bills already passed by the General Assembly that got the ax last Thursday. More...

Sardis officers get Taser training

He could feel the electrical pulse and his muscles locked up. Chief John Finley was the first of the Sardis Police Department to know what it feels like to be hit with the Taser. More...

Editorial

Veto hits home

Gov. Sonny Perdue really stirred things up last week when he vetoed 41 bills that had been passed in the last session of the Georgia General Assembly. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 4, 1997 One-hundred thirty-thousand dollars was raised toward a goal of a half-million dollars for the new Augusta Tech campus to be built here. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Wrestlers tackle Waynesboro

Organizers offer different take on traditional events

Hulking wrestlers will take to the ring Saturday night to duke it out and deliver a message to their audience. More...

Hunters must apply now for alligator, deer, waterfowl, turkey quota hunts

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) reminds hunters that quota hunt applications are now being accepted for the 2007-2008 seasons. More...

Good game

At right, Bobby Gay hurls a pitch from the mound for the team of J.R. Johnson Construction during the last game of the regular season for the Burke County Recreation Department. More...

Fields & Yields

Corn disease outlok & management

In the Furrow

Tropical weather this past weekend has brought much relief to cropland across Burke County. Was this rainfall too late for the dryland corn crop? We'll have to wait and see. More...

Be on the lookout for mole crickets

Home & Garden Tips

When mole crickets get together on grass you don't want it to be your ground. The pesky insects damage turf grasses in the coastal plain and occasionally in Piedmont area of Georgia. More...

How much does it cost to buy a home?

Family & Consumer Science News

Buying a home can be a very overwhelming process, both financially and emotionally. From the paperwork to the fees and the furnish- ings, you will probably wind up spending more than you first anticipated. More...

School News

Students awarded at WPS program

Waynesboro Primary School honored its students during an awards programs on May 17. Certificates of recognition were given in several areas. More...

Senior luncheon

Parents held a graduation luncheon honoring the girls of the Edmund Burke Academy Class of 2007 on Saturday, May 5, at Wisteria Hall. The group shared a meal prepared by Mrs. Ralph Lynn as they reflected on school memories. More...