May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Teenage burglars indicted for River Road shooting

The Burke County Superior Court Grand Jury has indicted two teenagers accused of burglarizing a River Road residence and shooting the homeowner. More...

News

Law to create more K-12 private school scholarships

A new law may make it easier for students in public schools to transfer to private schools. House Bill 1133, signed into law last week by Gov. More...

Habitat funding available for right-of-way property

Landowners or renters who want to attract more wildlife could get help paying for habitat development. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Project WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Nongame and Game Species). More...

Movies Under the Stars begins next weekend

School's almost out for summer, and youngsters can celebrate with the Downtown Organization of Retailers' (DOOR) first outdoor flick. Movies Under the Stars will kick off at the city park Friday, June 6, with a box office smash for all ages. More...

Sports

Bears pick up the pace

Fans who come to watch the Bears on the gridiron this fall had better pay attention. Coaches have pushed fastforward on the offense. More...

Bears bow out of state tournament

The Bears called it a season last Wednesday. The Burke County High School baseball team headed home from Columbus after two consecutive losses in the second round of the state tournament to Shaw High School. More...

EBA ends spring practice with scrimmage win

Spring practice ended on a happy note for the Spartans, who defeated Bethesda Day School last Friday 12-0 during a football scrimmage in Savannah. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Weed Control

I'm not sure of the proper term for this weed, sandbur or sandspur, said the caller that called me the other day. My yard is covered with them and they are certainly miserable. Is there any way to eliminate them? More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Barbeque Safety

What's better than a steak right off the grill? Barbecuing is a popular pastime during the spring and summer months. It's important to prevent food borne illness during prepar ation, grilling, serving and storing. More...

Recipes From Louise

When it comes to cooking, I believe the simpler the better. And these easy-to-prepare dishes are sure to become family favorites. Taco Bake 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni & cheese dinner 1 lb. ground beef 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz. More...

Church News

Church News

Jobe Spring Jobe Spring Baptist Church will hold spring revival services Wednesday-Friday, May 21-23, at 7:30 nightly. Claude Howard will be guest minister. Also, the church will celebrate its 129th church anniversary Sunday, May 25. More...

Aiming High

Burke County graduate receives $500,000 scholarship to attend U.S. Air Force Academy

He is literally shooting for the stars. While local seniors are making their plans for college and beyond, Burke County High School senior Derek Cobb is packing his bags to report to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. More...

Memorial Day service to be at Legion Post 120

A Memorial Day service will be held May 26, at 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 120, across from Bi-Lo in Waynesboro. Lt. Col. Wayne Mosley of Vidalia will be the keynote speaker. More...

Editorial

Memorial Day

Too many people celebrate Memorial Day as the beginning of summer rather than a day of solemn observance. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 20, 1998 It was announced that Michael Haddle would become the new administrator at the Burke County Hospital. According to Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Violent crimes may be connected

Armed robbery, carjacking

Police are looking for links between an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred within minutes of each other last Thursday. The first call came in around 10:20 p.m. More...

Mistrial declared in robbery case

A mistrial was declared last week when a jury could not agree on the guilt or innocence of a Waynesboro teen charged with holding up a Liberty Street convenience store. More...

DUI/Drug Court continues success

National Drug Court Month

While the implementation of DUI/Drug Courts continues to increase, the staff members of Burke County's own program are recognizing National Drug Court Month with their own impressive record. More...

Obituaries

Mr. C. James "Dimsey" Holland

C. James "Dimsey" Holland, age 91, of Sardis, Ga., died Monday, May 19, 2008 at his residence under the care of Trinity Hospice. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. More...

Mrs. Elna G. Yarbrough Harris

Mrs. Elna G. Yarbrough Harris, 66, of Hephzibah, Ga., died at Select Services Hospital on May 17, 2008. Her husband of 15 years, Louis Harris preceded her in death. Elna was the daughter of the late Otto and Ruby Grimstead of Augusta. More...

Mr. Charles W. Robey Jr.

Charles W. Robey, Jr., 85, of Atlanta, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Cemetery in Sardis, with full military honors. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Alzheimer's support team The Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 841 Jones Ave., Waynesboro, will hold a free Alzheimer's support team training session 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 31. More...

People

Debutante/Debonair Society

The Burke County Debutante/Debonair Society celebrated the "Beauty Within" last Saturday, at Burke County High School. More...

Dancing up a donation

The Blakeney Elementary School Dance Ensemble was taken to the hospital last week- not for treatment but to provide some relief instead. More...

Colleges recruit BCHS band members

Colleges across the state have been eyeing a few Burke County High School band members. Four members of The Pride of Burke County have been offered music scholarships, including Kimber Bell, Stephanie Cobb, Eboni Evans and Brittany Moss. More...