October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The Attack of the Werewolves

Spooky Story Winner

One night late my little brother, my mom and I were in our car on our way home. All of a sudden my little brother got scared as he could tell my mom was starting to get nervous and upset. But he wasn't sure why just yet. More...

News

Georgia Power, PSC in tug-of-war over rates

Up or down?

Georgia Power customers who think their electric bills are too high aren't alone. Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff think so, too, according to testimony filed last week. More...

Senior earns money, credit during the school day

While most of her classmates are listening to lectures, Jennifer Tyson is busy setting up an operating room for a cesarean section. The 17-year-old senior leaves school everyday after first period and heads to work. More...

Judgeship bypasses Burke, again

Burke County won't have a judge on the Augusta Judicial Circuit, once again. More...

Sports

ONE STEP CLOSER ...

Bears break Mustangs in 22-20 win

The seniors on the team haven't thrown their helmets into the post-season ring since they started at Burke County High School. More...

Fan Club Cubs

Christopher Glisson, 6, Breanna Glisson, 6, and Ashlyn Sapp, 5, showed their support for senior Alton Sapp Friday night. More...

Burke County runners claim top spots

Burke County High School's cross country teams ran down top finishes last week. Burke County hosted Screven County and Jenkins County high schools for the meet. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Impact of Weather Patterns

Over the past few years, scientists have been studying how the Pacific Ocean temperature affects the climate in the U.S. The weather patterns are categorized into 3 predictions: El Nino, La Nina, and a neutral pattern. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Trees Impact our Community in Many Ways

What do trees really do for people and the environment? Trees provide many economic, ecological and social benefits. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Healthy Snacking Grows Healthy Kids

Kids love to snack, and the good news is that snacking is important to a child's well being. Children are growing and developing rapidly. More...

School News

BCHS students win at Georgia National Fair

Students from Burke County High and Middle schools competed in the small and large display booths at the Georgia National Fair in Perry recently. More...

They got caught

Four more first graders got caught. Claudia Crawford and Lindy Hurst, above, and Trent Harris and Caitlin McDonald, below, are the latest winners in Edmund Burke Academy's "Get Caught Reading" contest for first graders. More...

School Lunch Menu

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Samsons to cease manufacturing

Waynesboro's oldest and longest- running manufacturing company will cease production by early next year. More...

Polls open Tuesday

The race for Waynesboro's new mayor will be decided next Tuesday. With absentee and advance voting in full swing through Friday, 156 Waynesboro residents had already cast their ballots yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. More...

Editorial

Trick or Treat for Georgians

Want a new scary story to tell this Halloween? More...

RFD

The economic outlook for our Jenkins County neighbors is looking bleak. The announcement of MI Industries closing its doors and the loss of nearly 200 jobs is devastating for their community. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Pregnant woman thrown from car

A Waynesboro man was jailed for throwing a pregnant woman from a moving vehicle. Michael Turner, 26, was arrested by GBI agents Tuesday. More...

From the Blotter

Taking the bait Police are trying to figure out who made off with a gazillion worms. Last Thursday, a Waynesboro woman reported that someone stole an old refrigerator from outside her Dowell Street home. More...

Do you know this robber?

Millen police want the public's help identifying the man who robbed McTeer Food Store Monday night. He was last seen heading toward Waynesboro around 10:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mr. John Henry Blume Jr.

Mr. John H. Blume Jr, 64, of Hephzibah beloved husband of Mrs. Deborah Blume entered into rest Monday, Oct. 22, 2007. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, from the Chapel of DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF MRS. EXIE MAE GREEN Sunrise - January 1, 1920 Sunset - October 29, 2006 Mama, one year has passed and each and every day it's a refreshing when I look in your room. I try to think about the good times we had together. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Fall Festival Everyone is invited to a Fall Festival at Botsford Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be activities and entertainment for young and old alike. Baked goods are still needed for the cake walk. More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its eighth church anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The public is invited, and dinner will be served. The Rev. Anthony F. Gadson is pastor. More...

People

People in the News

April McDaniel April Elizabeth McDaniel has been selected to receive two separate schola rships awarded by the Univer- sity of Georgia College of Agric ultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2007-2008 academic year. More...

Steadman, Burkhalter marry

The marriage of Miss Julia Marsh Steadman to Mr. Stuart Alexander Burkhalter took place Aug. 4, 2007, at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va. The Rev. Dr. George C. Anderson officiated. More...

Miss Chance weds Mr. Hamilton

Ms. Shantier Chance and Mr. Evereese "Reese" Hamilton II were united in marriage in a surprise ceremony Sept. 1, 2007 at The Club at Glencrest Park in Lawrenceville. The Rev. Patricia Boyd Wilson officiated at the ceremony. More...