August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke County declared a disaster area

Farmers chalking up big losses could qualify for emergency loans By Anne Marie Kyzer Staff Writer

The lack of rainfall prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare Burke and 148 other Georgia counties disaster areas last week. More...

News

FBC opens heat shelter

First Baptist Church is offering relief from the summer heat. With forecasts topping the 100s, church members have decided to turn their fellowship hall into a short term heat shelter for residents without air conditioning. More...

Underage beer sales

Store gets reprimand instead of suspension

Waynesboro City Council came close to suspending the beer and wine license of a gas station where a teenager bought beer - but decided, instead, on a reprimand. More...

City worker injured in freak accident with voting machine

Waynesboro's water plant operator was seriously injured last week when he took a spill with a voting machine. Reginal Hanton was unloading the 500-pound machine from a pick-up bed when he was knocked to the pavement with the machine on top of him. More...

Sports

Burke hoops stars travel the map

Basketball players compete in national competitions

Burke County basketball players are earning a name for themselves on the national level. Three hoops stars from Burke County High School traveled to competitions last month to contend with players from across the country. More...

Football season tickets go on sale

Burke County fans can reserve their seats to cheer on the Bears this football season. Season ticket packages are now on sale. More...

Mells awarded scholarship to Alabama State

Burke County High School track and field star Shaniece Mells has been awarded a full scholarship to Alabama State University in Montgomery. More...

Fields & Yields

Burke Happenings

Genealogical society The Burke County Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Burke County Library. The speaker will be Peggy G. Hargis, professor of sociology at Georgia Southern University. More...

In the Furrow

Will Fall Armyworms Attack the Hay Crop?

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in Burke County. Female moths lay eggs and in 5 days small caterpillars will be feeding on a variety of forage crops, but they seem to prefer lush, green bermudagrass. More...

Home & Garden Tips

How to Protect Turf Durng Wet and Dry Times

The recent drought has stressed our lawns. It's like, when we ourselves do not get enough rest or eat well, this can lead to problems. Dry weather followed by wet weather can be especially hard on lawns. More...

Reward offered for information

Teen murdered with assault rifle

A Waynesboro teenager was shot to death with an assault rifle. Damian Antwion Wright, 16, was murdered in the front yard of a Westgate home Sunday night following what Police Chief Karl E. More...

Palmer retrial to begin Monday

The retrial of a Burke County man convicted of murdering his wife and stepdaughter is set to begin Monday. Willie W. Palmer will stand trial at the Burke County Court House before Superior Court Judge William Fleming. More...

Editorial

CHAMP Act

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that takes major steps toward fixing our health care system for Georgians and all Americans. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

The public is cordially invited to a reception of "Mama Sarah Hart," "the Jewel of Jones Avenue," on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. Social hour is 7-9 p.m. More...

For The Record

Three arrested

Narcotics found in stolen car

When police saw a small child in a woman's lap instead of a car seat, they planned on writing a ticket - but that was before they discovered the car was stolen and had a suspected drug dealer inside. More...

Daycare provider's widower sentenced for sexual battery

A retired tractor mechanic was sentenced Monday for fondling two young girls his late wife provided childcare for in their home. More...

Midville police chief resigns

Midville officials are looking for a new chief of police. Former chief Brian McDuffie turned in his resignation last Monday and was gone by the end of the week. More...

Obituaries

Edward Eugene Weaver Jr.

Edward Eugene Weaver Jr., 44, of Sylvania, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. His funeral service was Tuesday, July 31 at 4 p.m. at Thompson Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Rev. George Pevey officiating. More...

Mrs. Barbara Whitfield Walker

Mrs. Barbara Whitfield Walker of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Aug. 6, 2007. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Girard with the Rev. Walter Dukes Sr. officiating. More...

Mrs. Jennie Heath Gardner

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Heath Gardner, who entered into eternal rest on Aug. 2, 2007, in Charleston, S.C., was 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Rex Wright president and the Rev. Johnny Toby, eulogist. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate the ninth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Charles Shipman 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The Rev. James Kendricks and members of Hale Street Baptist Church will be in charge of services. More...

People

Waynesboro native featured in art shows

When Jami Hargrove graduated from high school, she followed her dreams - and with the first year of college now behind her, she's beginning to see those dreams come to fruition. More...

Miss Smith to wed Mr. Miller Aug. 18

Allen and Sherry Smith of Grovetown announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie, to Ken Miller of Waynesboro, son of Patricia DeLaigle and the late Kenneth Miller. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Miss Black Burke County to be crowned

DIVAS OF EXCELLENCE

The Divas of Excellence will be presented during the 29th annual Miss Black Burke County Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the J.D. Smith Auditorium at Burke County High School. More...