March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Waynesboro wins another historic grant

Waynesboro is one of a dozen Georgia communities selected for the latest Federal Historic Preservation Grant award. The $6,000 grant will fund a new publication: A Guide to Waynesboro Historic Preservation. More...

Icy morning risky for blueberry crop

Icy morning risky for blueberry crop Freezing temperatures kept one local farmer up all night eyeing the thermometer. Dick Byne kept his sprinklers pumping water onto his delicate blueberry blooms to protect them from frost damage. More...

Volunteers still needed for emergency response

Though Burke County's pandemic influenza drill is over, the call for volunteers is not. More...

For The Record

Shotgun, drugs seized from injured drivers

A loaded shotgun and a cache of drugs were found after a violent wreck in downtown Waynesboro. According to Trooper Bruce Rowell of the Georgia State Patrol Office, the head-on collision occurred just after 4 a.m. More...

Animal cruelty cases

Couple slapped with 70 charges

A Richmond County couple was jailed after hiding 12 malnourished dogs on their Burke County home site. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Tuesday, March 18 • Neisheena Kiera Griffin, 20, of 720 Briarwood Court, Waynesboro, was arrested for shoplifting. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Stop Lawn Diseases Before They Start

Lawn care is about the only chore in which you work like crazy in the spring to get something to grow, and then spend the rest of the summer wishing it didn't need mowing again. Lawn care is a never-ending job. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

What You Should Know about Refund Anticipation Loans

Have you ever needed cash and you are due a tax refund? While you may welcome this refund with open arms, make sure you remain patient. More...

Recipes From Louise

March is National Noodle Month. Noodles are a versatile food as well as a comfort food. They can play a major role in your meal planning, because they are used in main dishes, salads, soups, appetizers, and desserts. More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill Red Hill Baptist Church will hold its fifth Sunday service March 31. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11. The public is invited. The Rev. Eddie Walker is pastor. More...

School News

What goes in…

Local youngsters laughed hysterically as they learned what does a body good last week. Professional actors playing the parts of Janey Junkfood and her coach on the National Junior Juggling Team used magic, music and, of course, juggling, More...

A Reason for HOPE

Church members pick up the pieces after storm

The sanctuary was a total loss. The baptismal pool where Nebraska Roberson was gently lowered beneath the water more than 50 years ago lies beneath a pile of rubble. More...

President declares disaster in Burke

Burke County has been declared a federal disaster area. President George W. Bush issued the declaration Saturday after Gov. Sonny Perdue requested aid for areas hit hard by tornados and thunderstorms nearly two weeks ago. More...

Editorial

A Positive Step

The City of Waynesboro, Burke County and the Chamber of Commerce all took a very positive step last week when the three entities agreed to merge their internet websites. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 25, 1998 Fifty-one-year-old Terri Conrad of Hephzibah died after a fall at Plant Vogtle. A pipe fitter, Conrad suffered several chest injuries when she fell more than 20 feet during refueling operations. More...

Sports

Bears to take on top AAA team Friday

Burke County High School (6-4) is gearing up for what may be its biggest battle in region play. They'll travel to South Effingham High School Friday to take on the Mustangs (8-4), who were ranked the best AAA team in the state as of last week. More...

Burke fares well against competition

The Bears didn't back down against serious competition on the track last weekend. The Burke County High School boys track team placed second in the Greenbrier Relays, which included 12 teams from around the area. More...

BCHS serves Hephzibah loss

Burke County High School's girls and boys tennis teams handed region losses to Hephzibah High School last week. The Burke County girls put away the Lady Rebels 4-1 on the court. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Prom fashion show Burke County High School, in conjunction with David's Bridal and After Hours tuxedos, will hold its annual Pre-Prom Fashion Show 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the J.D. Smith Auditorium. More...

People

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Good news travels fast For her 19th birthday, Kayla Smith enlisted friends and family to help her celebrate in a big way - by jumping 14,000 feet from an airplane. More...

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Head-turning heifers Burke County 4-H members recently hauled a bushel of ribbons home from the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show. More...

Engagement Miss Coleman to wed Mr. Johnson

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton Coleman Jr. of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Green, to Jay Brown Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Laurie Johnson Jr. of Birmingham, Ala. More...