January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Honoring MLK

Several community events are slated in remembrance of Civil Rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All of the observances are open to the public. • Thursday, Jan. 17: MLK Memorial Service 7 p.m. More...

News

Schools could let in, get out later next year

Some Burke County students might get to sleep in a little next school term. A proposal made to the Burke County Board of Education at its meeting last week would adjust school times, starting and ending the school day later, to save cash. More...

Extension Service will 'absolutely' fill county coordinator opening

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service does not have any plans to leave Burke County without a local Extension Coordinator. More...

6th-grade contest underway

If I Were Mayor

Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach wants to get an earful from local sixth-graders. The annual "If I Were Mayor" essay contest is underway, providing students a chance to tell city officials what Waynesboro would be like if they were elected mayor. More...

Sports

Bears tack on two subregion wins

The Bears evened out their subregion record last week. Burke County High School (10-4, 2-2) walked over South Effingham High School 75-42 last Tuesday and took down Richmond Hill High School 64- 47 last Friday night. More...

Lady Bears tame Wildcats, break Mustangs

The Lady Bears bounced back last week. The Burke County High School girls (9-5, 2-2) recorded wins on the basketball court over South Effingham and Richmond Hill high schools. More...

EBA hires new head football coach, athletic director

He has two simple guidelines when it comes to coaching - don't make excuses and do right. More...

Fields & Yields

Janisse Ray On Nature

Landscaping for a Song

Winter is the time to plant native trees and shrubs that will turn your yard into a wildlife sanctuary. Large or small, your yard can be habitat for wildlife. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Home Grown Small Fruit

A variety of small fruits are well adapted to East Central Georgia, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, figs and musc adine grapes. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

How to Avoid Spreading Germs at Work

The cold and flu season is in full swing. If you haven't had your first "achoo!" attack, consider yourself lucky. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

We, the family of Irene P. Broadus, would like to express sincere appreciation to our friends and loved ones for the countless moments of comfort extended to us during our time of bereavement. More...

Births

Leila Claire Eastmead Jay and Amy Eastmead of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Leila Claire, born Nov. 30, 2007, at 8:36 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18½ inches long. More...

Court clerk gets probation; teens to serve 20 years

Two high profile cases have been put to rest at the Burke County Court House. Nichole Hammock, a former Magistrate Court deputy clerk, was sentenced to five years probation and a nearly $4,000 fine by Superior Court Judge Michael M. More...

Gambling machines seized from two local stores

Two convenience store owners took a gamble and lost. Waynesboro police and GBI agents seized seven illegal poker machines from their stores last Wednesday. According to Police Chief Karl E. More...

Is Burke County ready?

Pandemic influenza could make thousands fall sick

Thirty percent of Georgia's population would fall ill and more than 6,000 would die. Some 7,000 people from Burke County are expected to be among the sick. Around 15 wouldn't make it. More...

Editorial

Standing Firm with our Kids

That's what I'm talking about! Here we are in January and we may have already found a candidate for mother of the year. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Jesse and Louise Burke of Midville will mark their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 18. Congratulations! ****** Have you heard about the menu at Avery's Country Store? More...

For The Record

Green thumbs sentenced to garden club labor

Two plant thieves will keep clean records in exchange for assisting a local garden club. More...

From the Blotter

Noted thief Officers are on the hunt for a former carwash employee accused of stealing $100 and punching an officer. Vertis "Zep" Strickland, 40, went to a local dentist's office offering to wash cars for $12. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Saturday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Robbie Newton Sego

Robbie Newton Sego, 84, of Guyton died Jan. 9, 2008 at Effingham Extended Care Facility. Her funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Entombment was at Hillcrest Abbey East. More...

Miss Benessa S. Young

Funeral services for Miss Benessa S. Young, 13, of Waynesboro, who entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, were 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Summerstand Outreach Evangelistic Church in Midville. The Rev. Jerome Prophet officiated. More...

In Memoriam

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Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Parent University S.G.A. Elementary School will hold its eighth annual Parent University Thursday, Jan. 31. Registration will begin 4:50 p.m. and will conclude with dinner at 7. More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill Red Hill Baptist Church will hold its 13th deacon and third trustee appreciation programs 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The Rev. Dr. John W. More...

Church Service Directory

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

Scholarships available through Planters EMC

Each year, Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) accepts applications for the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship. This year, nine scholarships will be awarded to students throughout Georgia. More...

Campaign offers scholarships

Got milk? Get cash

Wearing a milk mustache could help fund your college education. More...

WPS Character Students for November

Waynesboro Primary School Character Students for the month of November are, from left, Fa'shuna Hughes, pre-k; Sakshi Shan, kindergarten; Miracle Carter, first grade; and Kyle Knight, second grade. More...