June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lake Yuchi scratched from state budget

Stable funds cut

Plans for Lake Yuchi have been drained. For the second time in eight years, state lawmakers pulled the plug on the proposed 110-acre public fishing area along the northeast shoulder of Burke County. More...

News

Gator attacks dog

In Savannah River

A six-month old golden retriever was reunited with her owner Tuesday after surviving an alligator attack and three days lost in the swamp. More...

Fines imposed for watering violations

As citizens adjust to outdoor watering schedules required by the state, some cities are giving them an extra incentive to do so quickly. More...

Saturday's movie rescheduled; to be shown June 23

This weekend's rainy forecast has prompted organizers to postpone Saturday night's Movies Under the Stars at the City Park The flick will now be shown on June 23. More...

For The Record

Driver injured in motorcycle wreck

A motorcycle driver was seriously injured when he hit an embankment and sailed nearly 300 yards before crashing. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, Charlie McCollough Jr. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Sunday, June 3 + Justin William Joyner, 19, of 1694 Girard Ave., Sardis, was arrested for disorderly conduct. More...

Burke County Sheriff's Office

The following arrests were reported last week by the Burke County Sheriff's Office: Friday, May 18 + Nathanael Alexzander Cook, 19, of 2709 Fair Oak Court, Hephzibah, was arrested for simple battery and disorderly conduct. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Peanuts & Pegging Zone Samples

Calcium is an essential nutrient for producing quality peanuts. Peanuts produce their own nitrogen and are great scavengers of phosphorus and potassium. But peanuts do have a high requirement for calcium. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Making the Best Choices for Lawn Grass

Coaches say that the best offense is a good defense. That pretty much applies to your lawn too. What I mean is the best herbicide for a lawn is a healthy lawn. A thick, healthy lawn does not allow weeds to get started. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Easy Ways to Be Water Wise

Even with the recent rains, it is easy to see that we are in the midst of a drought. Although we've had a few inches of rain in some areas, there is still a critical need to conserve water. More...

School News

Standardized test results have improved statewide

Burke County results soon to be released

As Georgia teachers implement new curriculum standards, preliminary results show that students are making gains on standardized tests. More...

Burke County Schools honor roll

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL **There was a technical problem at the high school, and the honor roll and principal's lists were not able to be retrieved for publication. More...

DADDY MAKES ME PROUD

The buses pulled away last night, carrying a sea of camouflaged men with them as family members stood back to say goodbye, sporting yellow ribbons and waving American flags in tribute. More...

Election to be held Tuesday

For commission seat

Two men will be up for election of the District 1 seat on the Burke County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday, June 19. Lucious Abrams Jr., 53, a businessman and farmer, and S. More...

Sex offender registry grows in Burke

Twenty-four new sex offenders are living in Burke County. In just over a year, the county's registry has swelled to 54 offenders, with the newest including six convicted child molesters. According to Sgt. More...

Editorial

The Right Perspective

Last week, as U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was announcing changes at the very top of the American military chain of command, some of the cable news networks cut away from Gates to cover the latest in the Paris Hilton saga. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 11, 1997 Residents completing the Certified Manufacturing Specialist class taught at Augusta Tech included Josephine Roberts, Stephanie Lodge, Aaron Grier, Alfred McBride and Michael Hamilton. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mrs. Pauline Long Oliver

Pauline Long Oliver, 92, of Sardis entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, with a joyous end to this earthly world. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Mr. Huey R. "Robbie" Holland

Mr. Huey Robert "Robbie" Holland, 49, of Panama City, Fla., entered into rest Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Graveside services were held at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Botsford Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Mr. Harry Sheppard Jr.

Mr. Harry Sheppard Jr. of Waynesboro was called home to eternal rest on Sunday, June 10, 2007. His memorial service will be held Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at Watkinsville Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Student records The Burke County Board of Education will destroy all student records relating to special education services for individuals who attained the age of 22 during the period of July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007. More...

Church News

Church News

First Bynes Grove First Bynes Grove Baptist Church will continue revival services through Thursday, June 14, at 7 nightly. The Rev. L.E. Jones is the speaker. The Rev. Jerome Lafavor is pastor. More...

People

Ready, set…SPIT!

Lillian Parham, 8, won the seed-spitting contest Saturday night at D.O.O.R.'s (Downtown Organization of Retailers) Movies Under the Stars. More...

Alive for a reason

After hearing the amazing story of 22-year-old A.J. Reed, one might say he's alive for a reason. Reed was the keynote speaker for Youth Explosion 2007 held at Padgett's Farm on Friday and Saturday. More...

Mitchell, Blackstone to marry June 23

Kimberly Mitchell and Josh Blackstone Jr. announce their forthcoming marriage. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the Wardlow Building in Waynesboro. No invitations have been sent. More...