October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New homebuyer workshop planned

First-time homebuyers are invited to a free workshop to help them better understand the process. On Saturday, Oct. 27, CSRA Economic Opportunity will facilitate the workshop at the Waynesboro City Hall from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More...

Absentee voting begins

The race for mayor is on. Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 election will begin as early as this Wednesday afternoon, if all goes according to plan. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 8, 1997 An average of 15 false emergency calls were causing problems for the Burke County Emergency Management Agency. A spokesman for the agency said most were caused by children playing with the phone. More...

Sports

Third Time's A Charm

Bears pull out triple overtime win

The Burke County High School Bears (3-2) turned a botched handoff into a winning play in their triple over time victory at Harlem High School Friday night. More...

BCHS beats Josey, falls to Cross Creek on court

The Burke County High School volleyball team took the good with the bad last Thursday afternoon. More...

Spartans hope to end 0-5 drought as region play begins

As the first region game of the season nears, the Spartans are still looking to turn around their 0-5 record. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Preparing for wheat planting

Some of the most important decisions in wheat production are made before a seed is sown. The planting season for wheat and other small grains is right around the corner. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Planting bulbs in the fall for spring color

Now that soil temperatures have fallen, it is time to plant the bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, etc.) that will make beautiful flowers in the spring. Bulbs need a well-pre- pared soil bed in which to grow. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft, the fastest growing form of fraud in America, has now reached epidemic prop ortions. More...

Church News

Church News

First United First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro will hold Homecoming services Sunday, Oct. 14, and will also celebrate 300 years of Methodism in Georgia. The Rev. Jim McIlrath, a former pastor of the church, will deliver the sermon. More...

Barks and blessings

Beagles Cuian, Durin and Dain were all ears Saturday when they were blessed by Father Steve Rice. St. Michael's Episcopal Church hosted the annual Blessing of the Animals for the feast of St. More...

School News

Fast fingers

Morika Grubbs shows off how fast she can pull peanuts from the vine during her class's visit to the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville last Wednesday. More...

Third-graders visit GSU Wildlife Center

Edmund Burke Academy third-graders recently took a field trip to the Georgia Southern University Wildlife Center in Statesboro. More...

"F" is for football

Waynesboro Primary preschoolers scored big Friday when their teachers, Cindy Rhodes and Deborah Wallish, helped them have a little fun with the "F." The preschoolers celebrated learning the sixth letter of the alphabet with "Football Friday Fun with More...

Generating Approval

NRC to recommend approval of Plant Vogtle application

Burke County is a good place to build new nuclear reactors, according to a review team from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Valid concerns

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held its latest public hearing on the proposed new units at Plant Vogtle last week. There has been a lot said, both pro and con. More...

RFD

Well, I have done it, again! I don't know if you noticed or not but the headline on Marshall Singletary's column on this page last week was incorrect. More...

For The Record

Weekend assaults may be connected

Two men were severely beaten over the weekend - and investigators say the attacks could be connected. It began around 11 p.m. More...

Local man survives rattlesnake bites

A Burke County man was bitten twice by a rattlesnake he mistook for a toy. Curtis McCook, 51, was inside his Greiner Circle home last Thursday night when he saw a small snake on the floor and thought it was a rubber toy, More...

Argument between friends leads to stabbing

A Hephzibah man was stabbed Thursday night when an argument with a drinking buddy turned ugly. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Lillian H. Reeves

Mrs. Lillian H. Reeves, 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at her home in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Chapel of DeLoach- Kennedy Funeral Home in Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Cards of Thanks

The family of the late Alton Griffin, Sr., would like to take a moment just to say thanks to each and everyone for your prayers, visits, flowers, kind words, food, drinks, thoughtfulness and other acts of kindness you did in out time of sorrow. More...

In Memoriam

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "DAMIAN WRIGHT" October 11, 1990 - August 5, 2007 Even though our hearts still ache We know you're in a better place. Your beautiful smile will always be remembered You're Missed Always, Forgotten Never and LOVED FOREVER. More...

Burke Happenings

Frightful Fun

Sardis is where the scare is

Spiders and witches and blood, oh my! That's exactly what you'll find as you creep through the dark hallways of the fourth annual Frog Wallow Fright Nights haunted house. The ghouls make their first appearance this Friday, Oct. More...

Fair rolls into town Oct. 16

Those familiar sounds and lights will soon fill and brighten the skies when the 48th annual Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair comes to town next week. Opening night will take place on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Burke Happenings

Edmund Burke DAR The Edmund Burke National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a membership luncheon 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Meeting Place. Dress is casual. More...

People

People in the News

Amy Bunn Amy Bunn has been named to the dean's list for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia in recognition of her high academic achievement during the summer semester. More...

Work-Training Supervisor of the Year

Melinda Kelly, owner and director of Kozy Kids Child Care Center, has been named as Burke County High School Cooperative Business Education (CBE) Work-Training Supervisor of the Year. More...