April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Calories for a cause

Ice cream lovers now have a good excuse to grab a spoon and dig in. Every time they pick up a carton of Blue Bell Creameries' newest flavor, Centennial Cupcake, they'll be helping the 4-H Club. More...

Frog Wallow set for April 26

Start looking for a fast hopping green friend - the fourth annual Frog Wallow Fun Fest is just a few weeks away. Plans for the event are still underway, but organizers say they are doubling the fun this year. More...

ON STRIKE:

Local trucker parks big rig in hopes of relief

When Richard Inglett's big rig is parked, so is his paycheck. But last week, the Sardis trucker turned off the ignition, made a homemade sign and joined a shutdown staged by independent drivers across the country. More...

For The Record

Three shot in Friday night drive-by

Three cousins were shot Friday night when someone opened fire on their van with an assault rifle. According to Police Chief Karl E. Allen, the most seriously injured was 20-year-old Coleman Hankerson who was shot in the back. More...

GSP releases March stats

Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Sylvania Post investigated eight accidents in Burke County last month. According to SFC S.D. Young, those accidents resulted in 15 injuries and one death. More...

Text message ends hostage situation

A text message may have saved a young mother's life. Waynesboro police arrested the woman's estranged husband Friday morning after she sent a text to her father indicating her life was in danger. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Planning is Key to Container Gardening

Container gardening has been practiced by different cultures for thousands of years. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all realized the benefits of planting in containers. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

What's in Your Cleaning Products?

Have you ever wondered what is in the products you buy? You can go on line to the Household Products Database and learn more about many of the prod- ucts you use in and around your home. More...

Recipes From Louise

Breakfast is necessary to start your day off right. And ringing that breakfast bell has never been easier when you serve your family one of these delicious dishes. More...

Church News

Church News

Johnson Grove The S&B Deacon Brotherhood Union of Johnson Grove Baptist Church in Hiltonia will celebrate its 20th anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The public is invited. More...

People

Miss Clarke to wed Mr. Brackin

Kenny Clarke and Pam Herrington of Millen and Marie Lank of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tami Christine Clarke, to Craig Allen Brackin, son of Harold and Joy Brackin of Millen. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Birth

Layla Marie Nunnally

Travis and Amy Nunnally of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Marie, born March 25, 2008, at 3:06 p.m. at University Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

Georgia Power commits to new reactors at Vogtle

It's finally official. Georgia Power has decided to build two new nuclear reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, according to company spokesperson Carol Boatright. More...

Trailblazing judge honored in Burke County

It was standing room only in Burke County's courtroom last Thursday as judges, attorneys and government and business leaders piled in to observe a historic moment. Judge John H. "Jack" Ruffin Jr. More...

Editorial

Honoring Judge Ruffin

Last week's event honoring Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John H. Ruffin, Jr. produced a gathering of legal firepower unprecedented in this county. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: April 8, 1998 Augusta attorney Duncan Wheale announced his candidacy for Superior Court Judge in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. He was the first candidate to seek the post being vacated by Judge Bernard Mulherin. More...

Sports

Lady Cubs take region track title

THREE IN A ROW

The Lady Cubs have done it again. For the third straight year, the Burke County Middle School girls track team won the Coastal Empire Region championship, beating out nine other schools for the title. More...

A WEEK OF WINS

The Burke County High School Bears (10-5, 2-2) picked up three wins last week, including one over region foe Richmond Hill High School. They edged by the Wildcats 4-3 last Friday. More...

Cubs finish third on diamond

They didn't win the title, but they won more than any other Cubs baseball team in the school's history. The Burke County Middle School baseball team finished up the season third in the region with 12 wins, six losses and one tie. More...

Obituaries

Mr.W.H.”PeeWee” Harper, Sr.

Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Mr. David Eugene Clayton Sr.

David Eugene Clayton Sr., 54, of Alexander, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia after an extended illness. More...

Mr. Earl Clifton "Tippy" Hickman

Mr. Earl C. "Tippy" Hickman, age 76, of Waynesboro,Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Brentwood Terrace, Waynesboro. He was born on Jan. More...

Burke Happenings

Diners to putt for New Beginnings

First National Bank and Good Day Café are teaming up to support the Center for New Beginnings. More...

Making a splash for cash

Waynesboro Wal-Mart manager Steve Moss recently took a dip in cold water to earn cold, hard cash for children. More...

BCP conference: Parents Listen Up

Burke Community Partnership wants to help parents wake up and smell the coffee. On Saturday, April 26, the non-profit organization will host "The Parents Listen Up Conference" at Burke County Middle School. More...

School News

Give me an 'R'!

Local Relay for Life teams gave youngsters something to cheer about recently. More...

BCMS students tour Vogtle

During a unit on energy, sixth grade students on Team 6R were asked about Plant Vogtle. Students cited that Vogtle was in Burke County, but few of them were able to make the connection between nuclear power and our own community. More...

S.G.A. students honor troops with song

The students of S.G.A. Elementary School displayed their support for our troops in an interesting way this year - by singing their way to Iraq. Anna Herrington beamed as she watched in excitement the fifth grade class bring her idea to life. More...