July 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Plant Vogtle recruits future employees early

Plant Vogtle officials are looking for the next generation of workers. As a growing number of the plant's employees approach retirement age, company leaders are searching for new recruits, according to Georgia Power's Ellie Daniel. More...

BCP youth get star treatment

Chartering a bus from Heavenly Charters ... $350. Dinner at Justin's Restaurant ... $700. Positively impacting the lives of 35 young men ... priceless. More...

DOT says old oaks must go

Say goodbye to the old oaks on North Liberty. The Department of Transportation (DOT) says five of them must come down. More...

Sports

EBA athletes make All-Area team

Two Edmund Burke Academy baseball players were named to the Augusta Chronicle's All-Area team. More...

Third place finish

The 2007 Midget Boys All- Star team of the Burke County Recreation Department placed third in the Firecracker Tournament. More...

A wet one

More than a dozen teams braved the steady showers throughout the day to participate in the Burke County Women in Business (WIB) Scholarship Golf Classic held recently at the Waynesboro Country Club. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Sampling Hay Offers Important Info

Grass hay plays a vital role in the production of livestock in Burke County, and we are fortunate to have numerous acres to support beef cattle production. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

July 4 - Independence Day, Extension office closed. July 10 - Sunbelt Expo Field Day. July 26 - Conservation Tillage Workshop, East Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance, Southeast Research & Education Center, Midville. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Harvest Vegetables at the Right Time

Today we are celebrating Independence Day and Georgia watermelon growers have been busy getting their crop to the market in time for us to enjoy during our Fourth of July festivities. Watermelons are well adapted to Georgia's climatic conditions. More...

School News

CIS awards

Communities In Schools of Burke County (CIS) recently held its annual awards banquet at Blakeney Elementary School to honor the students that participated in its mentoring, tutoring, teen leadership, More...

Plant Vogtle makes plans for reactors

Southern Nuclear wants to renew operating licenses for 20 more years

Plant Vogtle's reactors could have another 20 years tacked onto their operating licenses. More...

Walgreens wants store in Waynesboro

Walgreens wants to come to Waynesboro, but the plans will have to pass the zoning and historic preservation boards first. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Normandy

During my recent economic development mission to Europe, I had the opportunity to visit the beaches of Normandy. More...

RFD

DOOR's (Downtown Organization of Retailers) Celebrity Waiter is Thursday, September 20. This is an event you will not want to miss. ****** Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. May Samuels. Mrs. More...

For The Record

No Child Left Behind:

Three schools make adequate progress this year

Three of Burke County's five public schools met federal standards for progress this year. More...

Woman, infant escape bullets on Hwy. 56

A Waynesboro woman reported being shot at five times as she drove along Highway 56 North. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the woman was driving past Windy Hills Apartments around 1 a.m. More...

Reward offered for bank burglary info

Police are offering a "substantial" reward for help in cracking a bank break-in. Last Monday, tellers went to work at First National Bank's Sixth Street drive-through to discover that someone tried to chop open the safe. More...

Obituaries

Mr. William Melvin Oliver

William Melvin Oliver, 89, of Sardis entered into rest Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Nichols officiating. More...

Mrs. Bertha "May" Allen Samuels

Mrs. Bertha "May" Allen Samuels, 85, of Waynesboro, beloved wife of the late William I. Samuels, entered into rest Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Library programs Several activities have been scheduled for the Vacation Reading Program at Burke County libraries. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Bynes Second Bynes Grove Baptist Church will hold its 34th Men and Women Day 10:15 a.m. Sunday, July 8. The Sunday School Mass meeting will begin at 11. The Rev. James F. Lewis, pastor, invites the public. More...

People

Honored for service

A crowd of more than 400 showed up to pay tribute to Dr. B. Lamar Murray as he celebrated his 50th year of practicing medicine in Burke County. A reception was held in his honor on Saturday, June 23, to mark his golden anniversary. Dr. More...

Wills, Pendley unite in marriage

Adrienne Sims Wills of Thomson became the bride of Robert Stuart Pendley of Waycross in a beautiful candlelight ceremony on Saturday, June 2, at seven o'clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Thomson. The Reverend Doctor James M. More...

Hart, Murunga to marry Aug. 11

Bettieanne Childers Hart of Atlanta announces the engagement of her daughter, Mikkal Annette, to Benedict Lubembe Murunga of Nairobi, Kenya East Africa, son of Chris Murunga and the late Elizabeth Nyarosto Nakhale. More...