July 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Something to look forward to

Volunteer brightens life at nursing home

Under the big red hats are little ladies eating cold watermelon and shooting the breeze. It's the weekly Red Hat meeting of the women at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Center, and more than 20 of them wouldn't miss it for the world. More...

Power bills could surge again

Electric bills could increase for Georgia Power customers next year. The company has asked the Georgia Public Service Commission for permission to increase its base rates. More...

'Think Music!' ticket drive underway

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series' 2007-2008 season begins in September and the "Think Music!" ticket drive is currently underway. Performances for the season include: "Let the Good Times Roll" on Saturday, Sept. More...

For The Record

Drugs, filth prompt removal of children

A Waynesboro mother will face criminal charges after police found her three children living in filth. More...

Mom asks for help finding runaway teen

A Waynesboro mother wants help finding her teenage daughter. Vernelle Davis, 18, has been missing since June 29, according to her mother Stephanie Davis. While Ms. More...

From the Blotter

Bop-corn A Midville motorist called police after he was hit with a flying object. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest

Estimating grain yield for many growers brings excitement on what potential yields may be, while others use estimates for potential marketing. The process is often difficult and variable. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

July 23 - Forestry Practice, Burke Co. Office Park kitchen. July 24-27 - State Congress, Atlanta. More...

Church News

Church News

First Bynes First Bynes Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 93rd anniversary Sunday, July 15. Sunday School will begin 9 a.m., followed by worship service at 10. Jerome LaFavor is pastor. The public is invited. More...

80 pounds of pot send two to jail

Cash, guns

A huge stash of marijuana and cash was seized after federal drug agents followed a trafficking suspect into Burke County. More...

Midville bridge floats to top of DOT project list

Midville motorists could see a new bridge over the Ogeechee River sooner than expected. More...

Editorial

Bells and whistles

Last week's release of the iPhone may make some wonder - if we're not too busy scanning the Internet with our phones - if we haven't become a society obsessed with bells and whistles. More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: July 9, 1997 Sunlite Casual Furniture Inc. (formerly Sunbeam) closed, leaving 568 employees jobless. The company consolidated its Waynesboro plant with a plant in Paragould, Ark. More...

Sports

Big finish!

The 2007 Burke County Recreation Department Midget Boys All-Star team scored a second place finish in the district tournament held in Effingham, June 22-27. More...

Burke Outdoors

Great catch! Preston Taylor, 6, caught this whopper recently while fishing at Lake Thurmond with his grandparents. His mother said he was "the proudest little boy" when he came home that night. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Essie Renee Gresham Bray

Essie Renee Gresham Bray, 36, entered into rest Tuesday, June 12, 2007. A home going celebration was held Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Roberson Grove Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Mrs. Mary McDonald Bingham

Mrs. Mary McDonald Bingham, 72, of Hephzibah entered into rest Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at University Hospital. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Seneca, S.C. More...

Mr. L.J. Johnson

Mr. L.J. Johnson of Waynesboro died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home. Funeral arrangments are in- complete. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Old Fella The Burke County Old Fella Rescue Mission will meet Thursday, July 12, at the Burke County Library. Board members will meet 6 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7. More...

People

Exchange Club elects new officers, presents awards

The Waynesboro Exchange Club held its annual banquet Thursday, June 28, to swear in new officers and present special recognition awards. More...

182 years and counting

Six longtime employees were honored at the City of Waynesboro's annual luncheon Monday for their collective 182 years on the job. Pictured from left are Fire Chief Ronnie Baxley, 32 years, Lt. More...

BES Character Students for May

Blakeney Elementary School Character Students for the month of May are, from left, Tiquaze Bonner, third grade; Haile Dietz, fifth grade; and William Moore, fourth grade. More...