November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke County soul food chef to appear on Food Network Monday

As Louise Holmes learned from her mama how to prepare a good spread in their Girard home some 50 years ago, she had no idea that one day people would watch her do so on television. But on Monday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 p.m. More...

News

Downtown Christmas Open House slated for Sunday

Waynesboro shoppers are in for a treat this Sunday when downtown businesses open up shop for the Downtown Christmas Open House. Merchants will be open 1-5 p.m., and they'll have special sales and events, and many will have door prizes as well. More...

Tax bills headed to the Post Office

Burke County residents will probably receive their tax bills by next week. The bills are expected to be mailed out by this Friday, according to county administrator Merv Waldrop. More...

BOE, Waynesboro, Sardis keep millage rate the same

BOE: The Burke County school board unanimously approved a rate of 12.75, the same as the rate has been for the past eight years. More...

Sports

Bears take region title with win over Cadets

The Burke County High School Bears weren't ready to sacrifice an eight-game winning streak last Friday night, especially when it was the ticket to a region title. More...

Trinity shuts out EBA in season ender

Trinity Christian School stomped the Spartans 63-0 last Friday night, ending Edmund Burke's 2007 football season. More...

Hogan wins tennis tourney

Davison Hogan competed in the annual Junior Satellite Tennis Tournament held at Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez recently, picking up a first place win in the boys 18-year-old division. More...

Obituaries

Rep. Emory Bargeron, dedicated House member, dies at age 80

Mr. Emory E. Bargeron, age 80 of Louisville, died Sunday Nov. 11, 2007, in the University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Louisville First Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Edna Mae Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Mae Nelson of Elizabeth, N.J., who entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, was Monday, Nov. 12 at Bark Camp Baptist Church in Midville with the Rev. Chavas Boyd officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mr.Van Harris III

Funeral services for Mr. Van Harris III of Waynesboro who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. John Baptist Church in Girard with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. More...

People

CIS staff lunches with First Lady

Local educators had lunch with the First Lady. A group of Burke County's Community in Schools (CIS) staff and board members, along with Board of Education representatives, recently met Laura Bush at the CIS National Conference in Atlanta. More...

People in the News

Christopher Walker Air Force Airman Christopher L. Walker recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Springer home to be on tour

Doug and Lori Springer 811 North Liberty St.

The home of Doug and Lori Springer was built between 1923 and 1925 for John and Susan Mills. After their deaths, their grandson, Millard Myer Green, Jr. lived there until his own death in 1974. More...

Policeman busted for bogus story

A former Sardis policeman has been arrested for fabricating a crime, then lying to GBI agents about it. It all began Sept. 29 when a part-time Sardis officer received a call from newly-hired Micah Leach. More...

Seven businesses cited for selling alcohol to minor

The Department of Revenue sent an underage operative to buy beer at 13 Burke County stores - and more than half failed miserably. More...

THANKING THEM FOR FREEDOM

Some of America's greatest heroes were honored at Burke County's Veterans' Day ceremony held Monday at the American Legion Post 120. Above, Luther Robinson places his hand over his heart as the colors are retired at the closing of the ceremony. More...

Editorial

The Plight of the American Veteran

Reprinted from The New York Times As an unpopular, ill-planned war in Iraq grinds on inconclusively, it can be a bleak time to be a veteran. More...

RFD

I want to say, "welcome" to Hope Bandy, new real estate agent with Mike Smith Forestry and Realty. Hope is the daughter of Joe Mobley and Gail and Charlie Brayer of Waynesboro. More...

Marshall Singletary

MR. ROGERS

A surprise package arrived in the mail last week. I noticed it when Marie placed a stack of letters, church advertisements, a manila envelope and other assorted items on my desk. More...

For The Record

Burke deputies make another cocaine bust

Two more Burke County men were jailed Saturday night when deputies seized more than an ounce of cocaine. According to Sgt. More...

Deputies seek public's help solving burglaries

Burke County deputies want the public's help identifying four people suspected of burglary and credit card fraud. According to Capt. Frankie Parker, two burglaries and two attempted break-ins were reported in the Quaker Road area last Friday. More...

Robbery solved

A Uvalda man has been arrested for the Oct. 29 armed robbery of McTeer Food and Fuel in Millen. Don Eddie Galbreath, 42, was taken into custody at his father's Bulloch County residence last weekend and is being held in the Jenkins County Jail. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Let the Wheat Planting Begin

Wheat production has historically been a standard practice for many growers in Burke County. While wheat tends to be the majority of winter small grain acres, other grains planted in Burke County include rye and oats. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Nov. 15 - Master Gardener Thanksgiving/Christmas Meeting - 6 p.m. - Burke County Office Park kitchen Nov. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Nov. 22-23 - Thanksgiving Holidays - 4-H Office closed Nov. 23- 27 - National 4-H Congress Nov. 30 - Peanutrition Recipes due in 4-H Office More...

School News

They got caught

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