October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

HOW CAN YOU CONSERVE?

• Water outdoor plants once a week, doing so at night or in the early morning. • Indoors, residents should take shorter showers, turn off faucets when brushing their teeth or washing dishes and use low flow toilets. More...

News

School board opts to not raise taxes

The school tax rate won't be any higher this year if all goes as planned by the Burke County Board of Education. More...

For Waynesboro races Advance voting begins Monday

Waynesboro voters will have five days to cast their ballots early. Advance voting will be held at the Burke County Court House Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The pre-Election Day voting period is open to all registered voters, as a matter of convenience. More...

Waynesboro native wins Miss Augusta

Maybe it was the Toccata Khachaturian that wowed the Miss Augusta judges ... that, or her determination to get a service learning curriculum in every Georgia classroom. Twentyyear old Laura Stone isn't sure. More...

For The Record

Fire Marshal investigates blaze

The state fire marshal will investigate a blaze that destroyed two mobile homes last week. More...

Murder suspect still at large

Nearly three months have passed since 16-year-old Damian Wright was gunned down in the Westgate neighborhood - but investigators are no closer to finding his killer. More...

Man injured from deer stand fall

A Burke County man was injured when he fell from his deer stand last weekend. According to DNR rangers, 77-year-old Robert Jenkins Sr. was repositioning a ladder stand near his Winter Road home when it twisted away from the tree. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jettie Palmer Owen

Mrs. Jettie Palmer Owen, a resident of Wesley Woods in Newnan, Ga., passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Warm Springs, Ga. Memorial services will be private. She was born in 1926, the daughter of the late Jesse C. More...

Mrs. Ruth Manau White

Ruth Manau White, 77, formerly of Waynesboro and who currently resided in Fripp Island, S.C., entered into rest Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of the late Herschel Harley "Zip" White Jr. Mrs. More...

Mr. Harmon Elwood Meeker II

Mr. Harmon Elwood Meeker II, age 71, of Belvedere, S.C., entered eternal rest on Oct. 20, 2007 at Heartland IPU, Augusta, Ga., after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Discovery referrals The two time periods for gifted referrals will be Nov. 5- 9, and March 3-7, at Waynesboro Primary School. Referrals to Discovery are automatic for students who score in the 90th percentile or above on a norm referenced test. More...

People

Miss Bryan to wed Mr. Elliott Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blaine Bryan of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amie Elizabeth, to Stephen Craig Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Alvin Perkins III and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donald Elliott, all of Waynesboro. More...

Garvin, Brown to unite in marriage

Darrell and Tina Garvin of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Marie, to Joshua Eric Brown, son of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Tim and Rhonda Brown of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Simpson, Talley to marry

Bishop and Vincent Simpson announce the engagement of their mother, Melissa Ann Simpson, to Curtis S. Talley. Ms. Simpson is the daughter of Jimmy W. Jenkins of Sardis and Beatrice Doyle of Sylvania. More...

Tax bills will be earlier, higher

Tax notices should be in the mail by mid-November, thanks to the state's timeliness in providing property values for Georgia Power and Oglethorpe Power. More...

Burke dry but better than most

Despite withering cotton and parched lawns, Burke County is still not suffering the same fate as most of Georgia when it comes to the disastrous drought plaguing the southeast, according to the Georgia Climatologist's Office. More...

Candy Call

TRICK OR TREAT ON LIBERTY STREET 3-5 p.m. in downtown Waynesboro For costumed kids ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult NEIGHBORHOOD TRICK-OR-TREATING 5-8 p.m. More...

Editorial

The water crisis

Atlanta is about to run out of water. According to some estimates, the city's main water reservoir, Lake Lanier, could run dry within three months. More...

RFD

Congratulations to Laura Stone of Waynesboro who was crowned Miss Augusta last weekend. Laura is the daughter of Jesse and Amanda Stone of Waynesboro. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Bears to take on only other undefeated team in sub-region

The stakes will be high on the gridiron in Guyton this Friday night. Burke County High School (5-2, 2-0) will travel there to face South Effingham High School (6-1, 2-0). More...

Cubs claw for title

BCMS heads to region playoffs

The Burke County Middle School Cubs begin post-season play this week as they head to Richmond Hill for the first round of the region playoffs. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 24). More...

CRUSHED Larger team dominates Spartans in another shutout

The Spartans (0-7, 0-2) suffered their second straight 42-0 shutout last Friday at the hands of Windsor Academy. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Cotton Harvest & Cattle

The sight of defoliated cotton ready for harvest is a true sign of fall in Burke County. The importance of cotton on the agricultural industry is significant. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Weed Control in Lawns

questions. What are these assorted broadleaf, winter weeds? What can I do about them? One way to control winter weeds is with the application of a pre-emergence herbicide. More...

Recipes from Louise

Pumpkins are the symbols of fall harvest and Halloween. They are most plentiful during the months of October, November, and December. They are used not only to make Halloween jack-o-lanterns, but also to make nutritious additions to our fall meals. More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a two-night pre-anniversary revival Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 and 25, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. W. F. More...

School News

First graders get caught

Three first graders got caught. Paul Billips and Caitlin McDonald, above, and Cole Lewis, right, were the first winners in Edmund Burke Academy's "Get Caught Reading" contest for first graders. More...

Students named to honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll. Students named to the A honor roll include: First grade: Jackson Corbitt, Rhett Lever, Cole Nasworthy, Ceara Reid, Aaron Snipes, Sierra Vickrey and Ka-Lyn Waldrop; Second grade: More...