April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Why Not Me?

Transplant recipient doesn't question God's plan for him

Cautious footsteps and a hearty, "I'm coming," precede the big man in Dale Earnhardt Jr. pajama pants. If not for the "wound VAC" at his side, no one would ever know he'd just had a kidney transplant. More...

News

That's a Wrap!

Burke schools featured for creative cuisine

Burke County students will soon be a model for others when it comes to eating healthy. Next month, students will appear in a new video series that teaches methods for making healthy meals for children. More...

Schools build on to reduce class sizes, expand offerings

Burke County's middle and high schools just got a little bigger. Building additions at both schools were recently completed, adding much-needed classroom, lab and training spaces. More...

Where Are the Bees?

Local fruit farmer worries about decline

The buzz of honeybees hard at work is music to Dick Byne's ears. The blueberry farmer depends on hundreds of the busy insects to pollinate his 13-acre farm each spring. But this year, the volume has been turned down on his favorite song. More...

For The Record

Two charged with sex crimes

Two Augusta area men have been charged with alleged sex crimes in Waynesboro. More...

Blythe teen arrested for faking theft

A Blythe teen was arrested for falsely accusing a fellow student of stealing. The 15-year-old was arrested for false report of a crime and unruly juvenile last week after his parents found the "stolen" items and called deputies. More...

Sex offender found in Richmond County Jail

An absconded sex offender was returned to Burke County Monday after Richmond County deputies picked him up on unrelated charges. Patrick Wayne Coker, 29, was extradited and arrested on a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

The Pine Webworm

The pine webworm occurs in southern Canada and throughout most of the eastern half of the United States. It attacks pitch, Virginia, white, shortl eaf, longleaf, loblolly, and slash pines. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

April 24 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park April 25 - Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale - Southern Bank Pavilion - 3-6 p.m. April 29 - Cattlemen's Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 7:30 p.m. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Smart Shopping in the Grocery Aisles

Is your pocketbook feeling pinched? Do you feel like everywhere you turn, prices are increasing, whether at the gas pump or the grocery store? It may be time to take control of at least one segment of your budget. More...

Church News

Church News

Squire Parsons Trio Squire Parsons Trio will present inspirational and Southern gospel music at Botsford Baptist Church 11 a.m. Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11. Everyone is invited and a nursery will be provided. More...

School News

Prom parameters helped quiet event

Prom night was a bit less crowded at Burke County High School this year. Plenty of students still attended the annual junior-senor held, but the throng of spectators who came to watch the grand march thinned out considerably. More...

Burke County High School PROM 2008

Elegant dresses, handsome tuxedos, glittering jewelry, flowers, pictures, candelit dinner, dancing, A magical night ...

Staff - Anne Marie Kyzer More...

Edmund Burke Academy PROM 2008

Staff- Tres Bragg & Elizabeth Billips More...

Speeding citations cease in Midville

No one is accusing Midville of being a speed trap these days. Not one speeding ticket has been written by the town's police department in the past eight months, according to city records. More...

CYCLING THROUGH SARDIS

One-hundred fifty cyclists pedaled their way through Burke County yesterday (Tuesday) as spectators lined the streets to watch. More...

Editorial

Hope for Revival

The First National Bank of Waynesboro recently purchased several lots on West Sixth Street with plans to demolish existing dilapidated structures and beautify the property. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 22, 1998 The cost for a new 16-inch water line that would surround the perimeter of the City of Waynesboro was estimated at $1.2 million. More...

RFD

I thought I had heard it all for the number of excuses of being late for work, not coming into work, late columns. Many have been legitimate. Some have been down right ridiculous and so unbelievable that the truth was a much better excuse. More...

Sports

Lady Bears send three to state

Three Burke County High girls earned their spot to compete at the state track meet in Albany next weekend. More...

Playoffs in sight for Bears baseball

It all comes down to this Friday. The Burke County High School baseball team will face Benedictine Military School for their last region game of the regular season. If they win, they'll make the playoffs. More...

Lady Bears swing into spot at state tournament

The Lady Bears must play better under pressure ... much better. More...

Obituaries

Obituary - George Lloyd

George Lloyd, age 66, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. His funeral service will be held Thursday, May 1 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Highway 25 South in... More...

Obituary - John Bussey Smith Sr.

LINCOLNTON, GA. - Mr. John Bussey Smith, Sr. of 409 North Peachtree St. entered into rest on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta, Ga. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. More...

Obituary - Carl Clayton Drake

Blythe, GA More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Dinner and dance The Sportsmen Social Club will have a dinner sale 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in front of Rowell Electric Company. Also, the club will hold a dance that evening 10 p.m.-until, at the American Legion on Highway 80. More...

People

City of Waynesboro awards contest winner

The City of Waynesboro's annual "If I Were Mayor" essay contest provides local sixth graders a chance to tell city officials what Waynesboro would be like if they were elected mayor. More...

Sweet Rewards

It's that time of year again, and Tim and Bonita Myers, owners of The Strawberry Patch, have already seen the traffic. More...

Sylvester heads Georgia Oilmen

Waynesboro businessman Chris Sylvester has been elected chairman of the Georgia Oilmen's Association board of directors. More...