August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Dove season opens Saturday

Sunflowers, corn acreage attracting birds

Hoards of hunters will head to fields across Burke County this weekend to celebrate the opening of dove season. The season opens at noon on Saturday, and local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say there should be plenty of birds. More...

News

Public invited to comment on license renewal for Vogtle

Those who want to weigh in on the possible license renewal for Plant Vogtle's existing nuclear reactors have about two months to make their feelings known. More...

Burke County escapes wave of FSA closures

Burke County has been passed over…in a good way. Despite the recent approval of a plan to close 16 USDA Farm Service Agency offices statewide, the Waynesboro office will remain open. More...

Health fair and barbeque scheduled for this weekend

A health fair and barbeque will be held this weekend in memory of a longtime Gough farmer. The health fair will offer prevention and treatment information for heart-related diseases, according to organizer Dr. Gladys Twyman. More...

Sports

Bears quiet Screaming Devils in scrimmage

The Burke County High School Bears tested the waters last week in a pre-season match-up against Warren County and came out on top, 20-13. More...

Burke County opens season Friday night in Jefferson County

The Bears will travel to neighboring Jefferson County Friday night to kick off football season. Head Coach Eric Parker is ready. "We're excited," he said. More...

Lady Bears shut down Lady Spartans in 17-0 win

The Glenn Hills High School softball team packed up and went home after the third inning last Thursday. Burke County High School defeated the Lady Spartans 17-0, pulling off their second big win of the season. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Marjorie Johnson Marchman

Mrs. Marjorie Johnson Marchman of Waynesboro, 87, beloved wife of the late Roy H. Marchman, entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Mrs. Joyce Hinson Briele

Mrs. Joyce Hinson Briele of Blythe, 66, entered into rest Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, from the chapel of DeLoach- Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah. The Rev. Donald C. More...

Mr. Alton J. Griffin Sr.

Mr. Alton J. Griffin Sr., 51, of Farmers Bridge Road., Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at his residence. His funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Springhill Baptist Church in Hephzibah with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

WIB conference The 14th annual conference of the Women in Business Council will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Burke County Office Park. Tickets are available in advance and include a wine reception, catered dinner and fashion show. More...

People

Miss Quick to wed Mr. Oglesby Oct. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Douglas Quick of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kaye, to Patrick Brandon Oglesby, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chandler Oglesby Jr. of Sardis. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Blakeney loves to read!

Blakeney Elementary School kicked off its Accelerated Reader Program with an interactive educational magic show called "I Love to Read! More...

Birth

Rachel Lynn

Jay Hollingsworth and Laura Hogan announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Lynn, born 1 p.m. July 24, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds and was 19¾ inches long. More...

Palmer sentenced to death

More than a decade after the bodies of Brenda Jenkins Palmer and her daughter Christine Jenkins were discovered in their Vidette home, family members saw justice served again. More...

For mayor, council

Qualifying begins

Political hopefuls have three days to put their names on the ballot for Waynesboro mayor and city council. Qualifying for the Nov. 6 election begins at the Burke County Courthouse at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Tax reform, a good idea - the great plan is not

Like Speaker Glenn Richardson, city officials believe that tax reform is needed. A recent Georgia Municipal Association survey shows that 72 percent of city officials believe the state's tax structure needs reforming. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

The Willie Palmer trial is finally over again for the third time. I can't begin to imagine the anguish of the victim's family having to go through all of the horrible testimony again. More...

For The Record

Gunman sought

Local man shot in stomach

A Waynesboro man was shot in the stomach while he chased an SUV with a car jack. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, Tracey Attaway, 35, was arguing with an unknown man in a dark SUV on College Street around 8:20 p.m. More...

Robber holds clerk at gunpoint

Police want to know who robbed a Hispanic grocery store Sunday. According to Waynesboro police investigator Claude Wade, an unidentified man walked up to the counter at Mi Carmalita's just before 8 p.m. under the pretense of purchasing a coke. More...

Roadside bomb injures soldier

Another Waynesboro soldier has been injured in Iraq. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Faulk was hospitalized Saturday after his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Knowing nitrate levels, avoiding problems

The production of hay for livestock plays an integral part in Burke County agriculture. This summer has proven to be a difficult growing season for area and statewide hay producers. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Georgia pecan crop may be better than we expected

Despite a late, damaging spring freeze and a summertime drought, or maybe because of it, Georgia's pecan crop is on target to be better than we expected. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 30 - 2007 Southeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course, 8:30 a.m., Wayne County. Sept. 6 - Edisto Fall Field Day, Blackville, S.C. Sept.13 & 14 - Landscape Design for the Do-it-Yourself Homeowner, 1-5:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

New & Living New & Living Way Worship Center will hold revival services Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 29-31, at 7:30 nightly. The theme is "Women of Power Moving Within the Holy Ghost." Guests include Wednesday, Aug. More...

School News

Help children prevent, conquer illnesses in school

Students bring home more than books as school goes into full swing.

Whether a child's been back at school three weeks, three days or three hours, germs are multiplying. And with the added stress of a new school year, children are more likely to get sick. More...