August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Officers search for skeletal remains

Officers began a morbid mission this morning. They're searching for the skeletal remains of a 1990s murder victim. More...

News

Georgia Power officials discuss new reactors

If all goes well, Plant Vogtle could break ground on two new nuclear reactors by the end of next year. More...

Roundup-resistant pigweed could be in Burke County

Local farmers having trouble ridding their fields of pigweed need to take a closer look at the nuisance plants. More...

Grillers get ready for Farm Fest's Racks by the Tracks

Sept. 15

Participants in the first ever Racks by the Tracks Rib Cook-off will heat up their grills on Saturday, Sept. 15. More...

For The Record

Clerks robbed at gunpoint

A masked gunman robbed two Keysville clerks at gunpoint. The clerks were preparing to close Keysville Community Store around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when a thin black male came in pointing a revolver. More...

MySpace.com lands teen in jail

A posting on MySpace.com has caught up with a Sardis teen. Dusty Belk, 18, was arrested for interference with government property after Sardis Police Chief John Finley followed a tip to Belk's online profile. More...

Second clerk sentenced for underage beer sale

A second convenience store clerk was slapped with a $1,000 fine and 12 months probation for selling beer to a 17-yearold. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James Lloyd "Jimmy" Jenkins

Mr. James Lloyd "Jimmy" Jenkins, age 67, of Townsend, Ga., beloved husband of Carolyn Morgan Jenkins entered into rest at the Veterans Adm inistration Hospital in Augusta on Aug. 10, 2007 after a brief illness. More...

Mrs. Minnie Lou Rogers Hill

Mrs. Minnie Lou Rogers Hill, widow of the late James M. Hill, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Aug. 9, 2007. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, at Robertson's Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Steve Rice officiating. More...

Mr. Damian Antwoine Wright

A celebration of life service for Damian A.Wright was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church with Pastor Johnny Toby officiating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery. A loving and devoted family will cherish his memories. More...

Church News

Church News

New Springfield New Springfield Baptist Church will continue revival services through Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Dr. Macie B. King of Paine College will be guest minister. More...

In Waynesboro

Mayor, vice-mayor will not seek reelection

Waynesboro is going to need a new mayor and vice-mayor. In interviews Tuesday, both Mayor Jesse Stone and Vice- Mayor Neal Leonard Sr. said their names won't be on the Nov. 6 ballots. In fact, when qualifications begin Aug. More...

DANGERS RISE WITH SOARING TEMPS

Heat blamed for death

Soaring temperatures took the life of a Burke County woman. Constance Hull, 69, was found dead in her Hometract Road mobile home Saturday. Heat exhaustion was the cause of death, according to Burke County Coroner Betty White. More...

Burke stumbles in graduation rate progress

After making steady strides for the past three years in the graduation rate, Burke County students took a step back in 2007. More...

Editorial

Graduation Rates

School officials are as unhappy with high school graduation rates as anyone else. More...

RFD

I had the pleasure of attending the open house for Robertson's Heritage Chapel Sunday. The facility is exquisite. More...

HOMECOMING

This Sunday night I am returning to my roots. In a former life I was United Methodist. I like to tell Marshall that I was United Methodist before I became a Christian. I'm kidding, of course, and Marshall puts up with me or at least he pretends. More...

Sports

Bears get ready for the season

Senior Tyler Hammett dodges members of the Burke County Bears defense during an intersquad scrimmage at the high school last Friday night. More...

Lady Bears tame Laney Wildcats in season opener

What a way to start the season. The Lady Bears softball team beat Lucy Laney High School 17-5 Monday afternoon in their first game of the season. More...

Boxing champ

Julius Thomas, 14, won the Rosa Jackson Boxing Tournament in Macon. According to OJ Frazier, head coach of the Waynesboro Boxing Club, Julian worked his way to the title through three tough fights. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Status of Soybean Crop

Where in Burke County could you find thousands of insects in a single location? Well, take a stop in one of the many soybean fields in Burke County. Soybeans tend to be a haven for a multitude of insect life. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 7 - NPRL Field Day and Peanut Biodiesel Refinery Tour - Terrell County 4-H Pavilion - 9 a.m. To RSVP or for more information contact Staci Ingram (229) 995-7400. Aug. 21 - Georgia Cotton Research Tour, Tifton - 8:30 a.m. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Sept. 1 - Deadline for Georgia 4-H Jingle Contest. Sept. 5 - District Forestry Competition - Reidsville. Sept. 15 - Farm Fest - Waynesboro. Sept. 22 - State Forestry Competition - Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Domestic Violence Committee Burke County Against Family Violence will meet 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Waynesboro Police Department courtroom. Members are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Miss Morgan Franks becomes bride of Mr. Edenfield in candlelight ceremony

Miss Virginia Morgan Franks became the bride of Robert Bradham Edenfield in a candlelight ceremony Saturday, July 28, 2007 at six o'clock in the evening at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta with the Rev. Marvin Simpson of Elon, N.C. More...

Burke County youth travel to Tennessee

Twenty youth in Burke Community Partnership's Summer Learning program traveled to Tennessee as a part of a regional trip with students from Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, Richmond and Columbia counties. More...

Look, mom - I'm not scared

Burke Community Partnership's Reading Camp participants recently visited the Wild Animal Safari in LaGrange. The campers closed out camp for the summer by studying and reading books about wild animals and going on a safari. More...