February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor declares Boss Hog state championship

Boss Hog is getting fatter. Burke County's May 9-10 cook-off has become an official state championship, thanks to a proclamation just penned by Gov. Sonny Perdue. More...

News

Lydia Project encourages women with cancer

It's not just a bag full of goodies - it's a tote of hope ... stitched together with love and delivered with a faith that's never-ending. The women who have been blessed through the Lydia Project Inc. More...

Board approves school calendar

Students will head back to school a few days earlier next year. The Burke County Board of Education approved the 2008-2009 school calendar last week after letting students, parents and school employees vote for their favorite of four options. More...

Volunteers needed for bird flu drill

The call for volunteers is still on. While the response from community members to help with Burke County's mass immunization drill has been good, more are still needed, according to Burke County Health Department director Gina Richardson. More...

Sports

Bulldogs dash Bears' playoff hopes

It all came down to the last five minutes. The final half of the final quarter meant the difference for the Bears in the second round of the region playoffs last Wednesday night. More...

Lady Bears end season in first playoff round

The Washington County High School Lady Hawks cut short the Lady Bears' dance in the playoffs. Burke County High School fell to Washington County 37- 35 in a heartbreaking loss last Tuesday night. More...

Bears wrestle their way to state

Above, Marcus Stephens topples South Effingham's Jason Screen at the Region 3- AAA Area Invitational. Stephens went on to win the 135-pound weight class and claim his second straight region title. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Why did my Fruit Tree Die?

Each year many of us purchase fruit trees from the local nursery or mail order catalog. We have visions of harvesting tree ripe peaches, apples or pears and enjoying the fruits of our labor. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Feb. 20 - 2008 Georgia Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting, Georgia Farm Bureau State Headquarters, Macon Georgia, 1 p.m. Feb. 20 - Corn/Soybean Maximum Economic Yield Workshop - 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Healthy Cleaning

Researchers have found that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. This means that you should be conscious of the quality of the air inside your home. More...

People

Fowler, Brady to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas Fowler Sr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Bain, to Thomas Christopher Brady, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas Brady of Columbus, Ohio. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Good News on the Move

Eleven young men will be spreading good news in Burke County March 3-9. The guys, who range in age from 17 to 21 and come from as far as California and Wisconsin, are all members of a traveling evangelistic group, "Good News on the Move. More...

The Specks perform at FBC

The Specks will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro (FBC) on February 27, 6 p.m. They come to the area having just completed a cycle of appearances at the Bailey Smith Real Evangelism Conferences, More...

Burke County athletes make school history

Nine wrestlers compete at state

When Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven Farmer found out he would be deployed to Iraq in May, he gave each of his children three wishes for him to fulfill before he left. His son Daniel told him he had only one. More...

Pedestrian killed on Highway 305

A Gough man was killed when he stepped in front of an oncoming pick-up. Martin Moore Jr., 64, of Keysville was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. More...

Editorial

Child Sex Slavery in Georgia

Child sex slavery is a real problem. Like weak gazelles on the African savannah, vulnerable girls of 13, 14, and 15 years old and younger are being targeted by adult predators and forced or induced into the sex industry. More...

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RFD

A speedy recovery is extended to Randy Robertson, co-owner of Robertson's Heritage Chapel. Randy is recuperating from a blood clot in his leg. ****** To all of you who have been plagued with the Burke County "crud," I extend my condolences. More...

For The Record

Two arrested in drug sting

A surprise search of a north Waynesboro home landed two local men in jail. Alfonzo Shondell Green, 34, was arrested inside his Westgate Drive residence after Burke County deputies knocked on his door with a warrant late Thursday afternoon. More...

From the Blotter

Love hurts A Waynesboro man was hit where it hurts. On Valentine's Day, he called police to report that 15 suits and approximately 50 ties were stolen from his bedroom closet. More...

Truck driver sent to jail for fatal wreck

A Waynesboro truck driver was sent to jail last week for an accident on Highway 56 North that claimed a Richmond County deputy's life. Marshall Jordan Jr., 56, was sentenced to 12 months in jail by Superior Court Judge Duncan D. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Martin Moore Jr.

Mr. Martin Moore Jr., age 64 years, of Gough, Ga. (formerly of Newark, N.J.), entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Mr. Tannie Smith Sr.

The funeral service for Mr. Tannie Smith Sr. who entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Marion Baptist Church in Girard, Ga. with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. More...

Mrs. Bobbie Moye

Mrs. Bobbie Moye of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCV The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 207 will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Mobley's Cafeteria. The public is invited for an evening of reflection on Southern heritage and the men who fought to preserve it. More...

Church News

Church News

Seed of Faith Seed of Faith Deliverance Church will hold the ordination and dedication licensing service for Sammy Green, pastor, Sunday, Feb. 24. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by worship services at 11:40. More...