September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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News

Local couple earns wildlife certification

Burke County residents James R. and Jennifer Morris got a big thank you from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) after turning their property on Hancock Landing Road into a certified wildlife habitat. More...

Old Fella gets place to grow

Old Fella volunteers are one step closer to their dream of opening a no-kill animal shelter. Last Thursday, retired Dunwoody businessman Grattan Rowland handed them the deed for 3.25 acres off Highway 25, just south of Waynesboro. More...

Seeing green

Above, farmers observe the effects of several different plant growth regulator (PGR) treatments on cotton at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center's annual field day last Wednesday. More...

For The Record

North Liberty businesses burglarized, robbed

Two North Liberty Street businesses were the targets of crime last Wednesday. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, a masked robber stuck a gun into the face of a Best Western clerk around 3:30 a.m. and demanded money. More...

Blood leads police to burglar

Police followed a burglar's trail straight to the hospital. More...

From the Blotter

Butt and bolt A Waynesboro man is on the lam after damaging a patrol car and attempting to head-butt an officer. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Russell

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Russell of Waynesboro, 78, wife of the late Billy Russell, entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at University Hospital. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Mr. Gene Austeen McMillan

Mr. Gene Austeen McMillan, Retired U.S. Army CW02 of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Aug. 29, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Cards of Thanks

A SPECIAL THANKS The family of the late Gus Abrams is grateful for the many acts of kindness demonstrated to them during the illness and the demise of their loved one. Your calls, cards, visits and words of encouragement have sustained us. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold a youth revival Tuesday Thursday, Sept. 11-13, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Harold Moore Jr. of Kingdom Life Fellowship Ministries will be guest minister. More...

People

Jerry Jones

EN3 Jerry Jones was recently featured as the "Sailor in the Spotlight" in The Guardian, a publication for sailors serving aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73). More...

I'Tiyana Cooper

I'Tiyana Cooper was crowned winner of the Phillip Grove Baptist Church baby/toddler contest held recently. More...

GA Teacher of the Year speaks to BOE

2008 Georgia Teacher of the Year Emily Jennette recently visited with the Burke County Board of Education. More...

Deputies find more evidence of dog fighting

Burke County deputies may have another case of dog fighting on their hands. An anonymous caller pointed them to a clearing off River Road Saturday where they found one chained pit bull and the decomposing body of another. According to Sgt. More...

Who will be mayor?

Six qualify for Waynesboro mayor and council seats

Three days of qualifying brought no new faces to the Nov. 6 mayor's race in Waynesboro. As expected, the race comes down to two political veterans - former mayor George DeLoach and former vice-mayor Pauline Jenkins. More...

BCHS seniors improve SAT scores

Burke County High School's 2007 seniors recorded a nearly 20 point surge in SAT scores this year. The average score on the standardized test for college admissions in 2007 was 1,353, while last year the average score was 1,334. More...

Editorial

Good news for Friends of Old Fella

Thanks to the generosity of a retired Atlanta-area businessman, the Old Fella Animal Rescue organization is the owner of what they hope will become the site of a new no-kill animal shelter. More...

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RFD

Congratulations to Ben and Ashley Roberts on the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn "Sawyer," born Monday, Aug. 27 at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. More...

Sports

Bears wounded by Warriors in season opener

Burke County's hopes for a big win to open the season were washed away in Jefferson County Friday night. The Bears (0-1) fell to the Jefferson County High School Warriors 27-17 after battling it out in the rain that poured down most of the game. More...

Spartans lose to Bucs by one

The Spartans can chalk up their 9-8 loss to the Briarwood Academy Bucaneers last Thursday to typical first game mistakes. But it's those errors they'll need to correct when they face Brentwood Academy for their home-opener Friday night. More...

Lady Bears record win on the court

The Lady Bears topped Butler High School on the volleyball court last Thursday. In two games against the Lady Bulldogs, Burke County High School came out on top, 25-22 and 25-13. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

A Final Push for Worms in Summer Crops?

Insects are interesting creatures in how they play a beneficial role in nature, and on the other hand how they can seemingly destroy a crop overnight. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Upcoming Events

There will be a Landscape Design for the Do-it-Yourself Homeowner on Sept. 13 & 14. It will be held at the Georgia Experiment Station in the Stuckey Auditorium in Griffin. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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. both days, Stuckey Auditorium, UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin. Sept. More...