February 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Job Well Done

93-year-old honored for service to black community

Annie Lee Fluellen looks outside the doors of Brentwood Terrace nursing home and sees a world she helped change. More...

News

Hospital in trouble?

Officials say policy changes could impact services

Burke Medical Center could be headed for troubled times, according to administrator Jennifer Royal. More...

Back with the barbershop

Waynesboro resident Bob Slager didn't know he'd be centerstage Sunday. The former barbershop singer was pulled onstage for old-times sake during the Big Chicken Chorus' performance, "Poultry in Motion. More...

EOA owes county nearly $10,000 in unpaid bills

The CSRA EOA will be without discounted fuel prices if they can't pay their bill. At last Tuesday's county commission meeting, the commissioners voted to temporarily cut the group off from purchasing fuel from the county for lack of payment. More...

For The Record

Fender bender leads to chase, five injured

Five women were injured Sunday when they crashed into a tree on Middleground Road. More...

From the Blotter

Funny money A Blythe convenience store is out $100, compliments of a quick-thinking counterfeiter. More...

Fire in the hole

Waynesboro firefighters had to wait for a tow after their truck got stuck in a Jones Avenue yard last week. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James Walter 'J.W.' Bowles

James Walter Bowles, (J. W.), 58 of Grovetown entered into rest Monday, Feb. 25, 2008. The funeral will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Platt's Funeral Home on Bel Air Road in Augusta. The visitation will follow the funeral. More...

Mrs. Sylvia B. Lane

Mrs. Sylvia B. Lane of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at Beech Branch Baptist Church in Sardis. More...

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 were at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Ways Grove Baptist Church in Stellaville, Ga., with the Rev. More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill Red Hill Baptist Church will hold a church conference 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. All members are asked to attend. Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its deacons and trustees anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2. More...

Victim chases down stolen pickup trucks

Three arrested

An Augusta man and two teens were arrested after they wrecked the two stolen trucks they were running from police in. Reginald Hughes, 25, and two teens, ages 14 and 15, were taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. More...

Silver Oak estate sells

One of Burke County's finest hunting estates, and certainly one of the priciest, has a new owner. Last week, AgGeorgia Farm Credit sold Silver Oak Lodge on Old Waynesboro Road to Silver Oak Plantation LLC. More...

Editorial

A New Voice

Generally speaking, governmental bodies don't much care for "watchdog" groups looking over their shoulders while they work on the people's behalf. More...

Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Feb. 25, 1998

The Knox Foundation of Augusta gave the Wimberly House a $10,000 grant which funded the starting of an after-school program for children. Jill MacDonald, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Spartans fall in first-round of state playoffs

The Gatewood Gators ended Edmund Burke Academy's season with a 57-38 win during the first round of state playoffs last Thursday. More...

Burke County wrestlers disappointed at state

Although the Bears were disappointed in their showing at the state wrestling tournament, most of them will get another shot next year. More...

Burke midget girls place second in district

The young lady hoopsters of Burke County's Recreation Department dribbled their way to a second place finish in the district last week. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Hay Production School to be held

There will be a Hay Production School held here in Burke County on Saturday, March 8, with registration starting at 8 a.m. The training will be held in the auditorium at the Burke County Office Park Complex. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

February is Heart Month

A recent article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology gives some very specific recommend ations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. More...

Recipes From Louise

February is Heart Month and it's no secret that all of us need to keep our hearts strong by reducing our intake of calories, fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. These recipes are good for your heart and your taste buds. More...

People

Sanders, O'Dell to marry May 3

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Judson Sanders Jr. of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Alexander, to William Chando O'Dell, son of Dr. and Mrs. Norris Lee O'Dell of Augusta. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

FBLA week observed

Burke County High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members celebrated FBLA Week Feb. 11- 15. More...

BCMS holds career fair

Burke County Middle School eighth-graders had the opportunity to interview representatives from various businesses and agencies to get ideas on a variety of career options. More...