May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jus-Fer-Fun wins Boss Hog

There's a new boss in town, and they call her Dianne. The retired school teacher from McDonough teamed up with her husband Sam Grogan to steal Waynesboro's Boss Hog Cook-off and the state title that came with it. More...

News

Historic cemetery trashed

Burke County continues to have problems with packed dumpsters and litter-covered roads, and now trash is piling up on private property. More...

Absentee ballots now available

For July, November elections

Secretary of State Karen Handel is encouraging Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the July 15 General Primary Election and the Nov. 4 Election. "We will likely see a high turnout in this year's (elections). More...

Chamber to host legislative breakfast

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Waynesboro Campus of Augusta Technical College. More...

For The Record

Teen arrested after assaulting grandmother

A 16-year-old Hephzibah boy was arrested Saturday after he pushed his grandmother down and stole her prescription medication. More...

Governor goes after identity thieves

Governor Sonny Perdue signed three pieces of legislation yesterday (Tuesday) to protect Georgia consumers and prosecute identity thieves. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Monday, May 5 • Lashawn Laqunia Dukes, 33, of 512 East 7th St., Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Cathryn Schmitt Rodriguez

Mrs. Cathryn Schmitt Rodriguez, 50, of Sardis, Ga., beloved wife of the late Franc isco Rodriguez, entered into rest Monday, May 12, 2008 at her home. She was born on Dec. More...

Mrs. Shirley S. White

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley S. White of Waynesboro will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Parker officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Mrs. Norma Jeanette Callan

Norma Jeanette Callan, 82, of Milford, Kan., entered into rest on Monday, April 28, 2008. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 10, at Westover Gardens at 11 a.m. She was the daughter of Dr. Earl and Alice Cunningham of Norfolk, Va.. More...

Burke Happenings

Kaleidoscope

Burke County High School will present its 17th annual Kaleidoscope Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the BCHS J.D. Smith Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Baby shower

Amerigroup and Enterprise Community Healthy Start will hold a community baby shower 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Burke County Senior Center, located at 717 W. 6th St., Waynesboro. More...

NAACP

The Burke County Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Mt. Olive AME Church, 527 W. 7th St., Waynesboro. More...

Voters to decide on animal control

Burke County residents can now be the voice for the voiceless - if they want to be. More...

Burke man sentenced to life for murder

A Burke County man was sent to prison for life plus 20 years for the murder of a suspected Athens drug dealer. More...

Editorial

Test scores take a big leap

We learned this week that 71 percent of BCHS juniors who took the Georgia High School Graduation Test passed it on the first try. That compares to only 59 percent last year. More...

Boss Hog Made the Big Leagues

Competitors, sponsors, vendors and attendees are already looking forward to next year's Boss Hog Cookoff. That's because, by all accounts, this year's event was extremely well planned and carried out. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 13, 1998 The Burke County Chamber of Commerce named the Henry Hopkins III family "Farm Family of the Year" at its annual Agricultural Appreciation Dinner. More...

Sports

Bears advance to second round in state baseball

The Bears needed a solid performance from their leading right-hander, and he didn't disappoint. More...

Golfers swing into top 10 at state

Both the boys and girls golf teams at Burke County High School claimed top 10 finishes at the Georgia High School Association's AAA state tourna- ment last week. More...

Bears bring home medals from state track meet

Every Bear that Burke County sent to the state meet came home with at least one medal dangling from his neck. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Growing Sunflowers

As a garden plant, the sunflower is valuable for forming a background screen. A rapid grower, it reaches a height of 8- 12 feet in rich soil. This rapid growth could cause competition with other garden plants, especially by shading. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Each year local, national and international organizations join together to increase public understanding of asthma and the environmental factors that can trigger an attack. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

May 17 - 4-H Rabies Clinic - County Sites June 13 - 4-H Awards Banquet - Burke Co. Office Park June 16- June 20 - Junior Camp - Jekyll Island 4-H Center June 20-June 22 - State Council - Rock Eagle 4-H Center More...

Church News

Church News

Faith Evangelistic Faith Evangelistic Bible Church will hold the Armed Forces Day Gospel Hymn celebration with the SHOFAR Group Saturday, May 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. More...

People

Waynesboro native honored for dedication to education

Rosa M. Standford, formerly of Waynesboro, will be honored at a luncheon at Chicago State Univ ersity May 18 for her 47 years of service in education. Thirty- five of her 47 teaching years were in Chicago public schools. In 1908, Ms. More...

Bird dogs to blueberries

Travel writers got a taste of Burke County at an outdoor exhibition sponsored by Classic South Travel Association of the Georgia Department of Economic Development tourism division. More...

Honoring their heritage

Members of the honor guard fire a salute to their forefathers during the Confederate Memorial Day service held recently at the historic Waynesboro Confederate Memorial Cemetery by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 207. More...