June 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Good men down

Former Charleston firefighter remembers the fallen, thanks the living

Raymond Bosher stands stock still as the television camera pans the row of caskets. He watches the service from a state away, wishing there'd been time for goodbyes. More...

News

Local committee administers federal farm programs

It's time to nominate area farmers and landowners for the local Farm Service Agency committee. The three people on the Burke County committee locally administer federal programs passed by Congress. Currently, Lucious Abrams Jr. More...

Public invited to brainstorm Friday

Waynesboro officials want to hear from the public this Friday. More...

New real estate agency opens

There is a new real estate agency in Waynesboro. Local brokers, Kathy Hawkins and Glenn Whitaker have opened Hawkins and Whitaker Real Estate, LLC. More...

Sports

Second place finish

The Burke County Recreation Department Mite Boys All-Star team placed second in the Firecracker Tournament recently. The tournament was held to prepare teams for the district tournament in Statesboro. More...

Quick Tennis Camp

A group of local youngsters spent their mornings on the tennis courts. Tennis instructor Jane Quick recently held a weeklong tennis camp for children ages 4 to 16 at Citizens Park. More...

Camp champs

The 2007-08 Edmund Burke Academy Competition Cheer Squad was the champion at the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleading camp held at Kennesaw State University recently. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Monitor Crops for Corn Earworms

Over the past couple of weeks I have been visiting corn fields across Burke County. The main purpose of these recent field visits is to scout for potential yield robbing diseases. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

In the garden, you see the perfect shape of a red ripe tomato, and your mouth starts to water. But everything changes when you see a large dry brown to black, and often depressed, leathery area at the blossom end of the fruit. More...

Recipes from Louise

Whether you're looking for something quick for every day or a dinner when you really want to stir up some great taste, you'll find one of these recipes just right for you. Easy Cheesecake ¾ cup milk 2 tsp. More...

People

Thanks, Dr. Murray

More than 125 well-wishers turned out for the 50th anniversary celebration for Dr. B. Lamar Murray last Saturday at the Augusta Technical College Community Room. Pictured with Dr. Murray are organizers of the event. Dr. More...

Miss Cain becomes bride of Michael Bradley Mobley

Miss Nancy Olivia Cain became the bride of Michael Bradley Mobley 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Sardis Baptist Church. Dr. William King officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Curtis and Nancy Cain of Girard. More...

Miss Alana Gayle Kirkland weds Joshua Ira Holland

Miss Alana Gayle Kirkland became the bride of Joshua Ira Holland 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Bethany Farms Bed and Breakfast in Wadley. The Rev. Earl Saxon officiated at the ceremony. More...

Three shot at Legion party

Two Waynesboro men and a teenager were shot outside the American Legion. Gunfire broke out in the Highway 80 parking lot around 3 a.m. Sunday while a party was being held inside. More...

Jaycees' fireworks next Wednesday at dark thirty

The skies overlooking Burke County will once again be filled with bright lights come this Fourth of July - thanks to the Waynesboro Jaycees' annual fireworks extravaganza. More...

Cats, filth prompt DFACS investigation

A Burke County mother is being investigated after her children were found living in filth. Last week, Burke County deputies were dispatched to her Highway 56 North home to deal with a fight involving two juveniles. More...

Editorial

No headlines here

Last week, a group from the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) released a study claiming a 58.5 percent increase in cancer deaths in the 11 counties surrounding Plant Vogtle. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I heard a voice from across the restaurant in a chuckling voice saying, "You'd better be with your husband!" There were only a few couples in the restaurant in Darien, so I looked across the room and saw that it was Nancy Cates, and her husband, More...

For The Record

Former bus driver convicted of child molestation

A former Burke County school bus driver was sentenced Monday for impregnating a 15-year-old passenger on his route. More...

Sardis police get raises; fines set for water violations

Sardis police will see an increase on their checks come their next payday. More...

Driver escapes serious injury

The driver of this mangled Buick sedan escaped serious injury after another vehicle struck him from behind on North LIberty Street and caused his vehicle to crash into a road sign and overturn. More...

Obituaries

Cards of Thanks

During the tragic events that happened at Virginia Tech, DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home had register books at both of their locations in Waynesboro and Hephzibah so the local community could share their condolences; henceforth, the President of Virgi More...

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DOROTHY ANN COLEMAN June 26, 1956 - March 23, 2004 HAPPY BIRTHDAY June the 26th will be your birthday. You will be celebrating your birthday with Jesus in Heaven. We all love you and miss you so much. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold a planning workshop 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Burke County Library. All officers and committee chairs are asked to bring their 2006-07 handbooks. More...

Church News

Church News

Palmer Grove Palmer Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual students banquet 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The Rev. Elliott Bing and members of Phillip Grove Baptist Church will be guests. The public is invited. The Rev. J.J. Smith is pastor. More...

School News

BOE budget increases to $41 million next school term

School board members are hoping the tax digest goes up next year. The Burke County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a $41.1 million budget for the coming year. More...

Standardized tests send fewer students to summer school

Fewer Burke County students are sitting in summer school due to their performance on standardized tests this year. More...

Blakeney students excelling academically are honored

Blakeney Elementary School's 29th annual Honors Day programs were held May 15-16, honoring students who excelled this school term in areas such as leadership, scholarship, attendance, citizenship and service to the school. More...