December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Torek named teacher of the year

French teacher chosen second time in four years

As Tonya Torek moves around her advanced French class, all eyes are on her. She talks with her students at Burke County High School in a tone that sounds more like they are friends than pupils. They seem interested in every word. More...

News

SMALL HANDS, BIG HEARTS

PTA helps youngsters learn the spirit of the season

Local elementary school students in Burke County are learning about the gift of giving, thanks to their PTA organizations. Gift shops at Waynesboro Primary and S.G.A. More...

Senate passes farm bill

The U.S. Senate passed their version of the farm bill last Friday, but it will be after the New Year before a final version is signed. More...

Local property owner hopes to avoid property taxes

A Georgia timber mogul has found a loophole in legislation, and he plans to use that to avoid paying property taxes in Burke County. More...

Sports

Bears claw back for wins

The Bears were back on their game last weekend. The Burke County High School basketball team (5-2) chalked up wins over Greenbrier High School and neighboring rival Jefferson County High School. More...

Lady Bears maul Jefferson County

It was a long bus ride home to Jefferson County Friday night for the Lady Warriors. The Burke County High School girls basketball team (5-2) trounced Jefferson County High School girls 73- 28 Saturday night for their largest margin of victory More...

Bears pitcher signs with Mercer

Burke County High School pitcher Brandon Love will still be a Bear when he heads off to college next year. The 6'2", left-handed hurler signed with Mercer University last week to play for the Bears. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Farm Budgeting

Building a farm budget is a time consuming and tedious process. The winter months bring on the anticipation of planning a new crop. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Lady Beetles Coming Inside

A roaring fire in the hearth, coats and mittens hanging in the foyer and windblown leaves racing around outside are all signs that winter has arrived. You may want to add lady beetles on that list. More...

Recipes From Louise

All across the world folks come together at Christmastime to celebrate the birth of our Savior - Jesus Christ. In cozy homes, traditions are preserved and exciting new ones are introduced. More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold Christmas services Sunday, Dec. 23. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by worship services at 11. Holly Communion will follow services. The public is invited. More...

Church Service Directory

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

The Best Christmas Ever

Hi. I'm Demonica. I'm an elf! You know, Santa's Helpers. Elves! Don't you people know anything? Okay, now you know. Anyway, I have to tell you a story about my adventures with my friends (who are also elves): Kelsey, Tiara and Dominque. More...

Lost!

My only hope was to follow the tracks through the snow. But I kept thinking, Christmas is coming so soon. And then I fell asleep in the snow. The next thing I knew, I heard a sound. But it was not a friendly sound. It was a very scary sound. More...

Where are you Santa?

On Christmas day I woke up at 4 a.m., trying to hurry myself down the stairs. I was in such a hurry to get to those presents! On my way down the stairs I stopped by my brother's room and woke him up. More...

School system, high school honored for excellence

The Burke County Public Schools are celebrating two recent accolades that put them among the best in the state. The first honor came from U.S. More...

The Real Christmas Gift

There was nothing under the Christmas tree. My mom works very hard, but since my dad chose not to be a part of our family anymore, things have not been easy. More...

2007 Empty Stocking Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: In memory of Lee Carter Jr., $50 Willing Workers Garden Club, $25 In memory of Bubba W., $25 Clifford Lewis family, $25 Glenn Cody, $25 Waynesboro Exchange Club, $1,000 Harvey and Martha Jane Sanders, $1,000 More...

Editorial

The Little Christmas Tree That Decorated Itself

(Editor's note: The following Christmas story was written many years ago by the late Roy F. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Can you believe Christmas is next Tuesday? Where has the year gone? I have not put up a Christmas tree as of yet. I purchased a phylodendrom at Kathleen's in Sardis. More...

For The Record

Clarification issued in sex offender ruling

A one-word clarification in a Superior Court sex offender ruling has lowered the 1,000-foot buffer back down on thousands of sex offenders who hoped they might be exempt from Georgia's residency requirements. More...

Arm broken in jailhouse fight

A female inmate has a broken arm, following a jailhouse fight that started when another inmate told her to take a bath. More...

Child attacked by bulldog

Deputies are looking for the owner of a bulldog that attacked a five-year-old last Thursday. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, More...

Obituaries

Ms. Carrie Habersham & Julius Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Carrie Habersham and Julius Thomas Jr. will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Burke County High School auditorium with the Rev. Lee Edward Jones officiating. More...

Mr. Fred Nelson Petrea Sr.

Fred Nelson Petrea Sr., 51 years old of Waynesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 in Waynesboro. Funeral services were held at Robertson's Heritage Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Dixon and the Rev. More...

In Memoriam

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Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Christmas party Enterprise Community Healthy Start will hold its Christmas party 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Burke County Senior Center, located behind the office park. Children may have their photos taken with Santa. More...

People

Birth

Brylie Lane Mallard

Brantley and Jamie Mallard of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Brylie Lane, born Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19¾ inches long. More...

People in the News

Dillon Askew Dillon Cutter Askew was the top fund-raiser in Marie's Creative Kids Kindergarten's trike-a-thon for St. Jude Hospital. He raised $198, contributing to the $704 total that was collected from the event. More...