July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 34, clears one

Arson, rape, child molestation

Three suspected arsonists have been indicted by the grand jury. Brandon Atkinson and Tara Renee Norton, both of Blythe, and Anthony Carl Hobbs of Matthews were each indicted on July 12 for three counts of arson in the second degree. More...

News

Georgia Power's plan for expanding nuclear power approved

Energy needs must be put out for bid first

Georgia Power is banking on new reactors at Plant Vogtle to meet future energy demand, but now they must see if someone else could provide the energy at a lower cost. More...

BCHS to offer freshman orientation next week

Burke County High School will hold orientation for incoming freshmen next week. The session will be held 8:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the school. Rising freshmen and their parents are encouraged to attend. More...

Minimum wage to increase

Some Burke County employees will see a slight increase on their paychecks when the new minimum wage goes into effect July 24. Currently, minimum wage is set at $5.15 per hour, and Congress has increased that rate to $5.85. More...

Sports

Cousins aspire to be golf pros

When most kids were ditching the training wheels and learning to ride a bike, these guys were learning to swing golf clubs. More...

Vandals damage community tennis courts

Vandals struck at Citizens Park in Waynesboro last week, causing several hundred dollars worth of damage to the tennis courts. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Frank D. Mathis Sr.

Frank D. Mathis, Sr., 59, of Hephzibah entered into rest Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Medical College of Georgia. A native of Seneca, S.C., he was born July 27, 1947 to the late Bentley Andrew Mathis and Willie Mary Morgan Mathis. More...

In Memory

IN LOVING MEMORY OF NELLIE ANN CARPENTER (MCBRIDE) "NAN" Happy Birthday July 22, 1953 - April 18, 2003 You're gone, but never forgotten. We miss your loving smile, your sweet personality, your caring heart and your undying love. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Music Voice of Praise, a nine-member men's group from South Boston, Va., will perform at the Hephzibah Mennonite Church on Rheney Road 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Church News

Youth musical Area One Missionary Ministry of Burke County and the 10th District Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia will hold a youth musical program 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Church Service Directory

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenting this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

Dive into Splash Kingdom

More than 40 kids attended a music camp at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church last week. "Dive in at Splash Kingdom" was the camp's theme and also the title of a musical about Jesus Christ. More...

Walgreens gets green light

Waynesboro City Council approves zoning change, but plans must pass HPC

Walgreens is one step closer to locating on South Liberty Street. Monday night, Waynesboro City Council approved a zoning change in the historic dis- trict with a 4-1 vote. More...

Law requires new vaccinations for children

Health department to hold clinic next week

Parents may need to update their children's immunizations before they head to daycare or back to school this fall. More...

Editorial

Signs of growth

We'd just like to call attention to several recent items of good news for the county. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Many of my readers will remember Mrs. Inez Watson, wife of the late Holder Watson of Waynesboro. Mrs. Watson died last Thursday. She was a very nice lady, who, in her older age has probably been forgotten by many throughout the community. More...

For The Record

Sibling shot during fight over towels

A Waynesboro man was sent to surgery while his sister was sent to jail. Jimmie Lee Ellison, 42, was shot in the arm Monday during an argument over towels. More...

Driver arrested in football star's death

A Brooklyn woman has been arrested for the death of a Burke County football star. Tashina Jenkins, 21, was jailed Monday on charges of homicide by vehicle in the second degree and failure to maintain lane. More...

Teen critically injured in Highway 23 wreck

A Sunday morning accident sent three local teens to the hospital. According to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson, James A. Fitts Jr., 18, of Waynesboro, was traveling north on Georgia Highway 23 when his GMC truck veered off the road. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Cotton Insect Management

Insect pests are a major limiting factor in producing cotton in Burke County. Hundreds of species of insects may be found in a cotton field, but only about 20 of those species are capable of producing economically important damage. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Crabgrass in the Garden

At this time of year it is hard not to notice the myriad of annual grasses that have invaded our garden. A large portion of the annual grass is crabgrass. The genus Digitaria constitute all crabgrass. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

July 26 - Conservation Tillage Workshop, East Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance - Southeast Research & Education Center, Midville. More...

People

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas recently attended football camp at the University of Georgia in Athens and was able to meet the Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt. More...

Mary Cooper

On June 29, 2007, Mary Cooper retired from Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services with more than 34 years of service. Staff members say she was a dedicated, dependable and loyal employee who cared immensely for the people that were in her care. More...

Robert Davis

An installation banquet for the Rev. Robert Davis will be held at Hill Chapel Baptist Church in Higgston 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Davis will be the new pastor of the church. He and his wife, Diane, are Burke County residents. More...