May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

VOGTLE MEETING REMINDER

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold two public meetings in Waynesboro next week concerning operating licenses for Plant Vogtle's existing two units. More...

News

Peanuts produce publicity for local family, MCG

It all started with a simple snack of peanuts for 2-yearold Grant Mobley. Then he began to choke. Twenty-four hours later he aspirated a peanut, and it became lodged in his lungs. Grant's mother, Jamie, feared the worst. More...

Georgia Power rates rise again

Georgia Power customers will add a little extra to their payments next month. The average monthly bill will go up about $2.93 for the typical household starting June 1. More...

BOE approves $44.4 million tentative budget

The Burke County Board of Education approved a tentative budget last week that will likely either raid the reserve fund or taxpayers' pockets to cover projected costs. More...

Sports

Keller collects tournament win

Burke County golfer John Keller is turning heads in junior golf. He recently collected his first win of the year and third career Southeastern Junior Golf Tour victory at the Dublin Junior Classic. More...

A big check

Edmund Burke Academy can add several thousand dollars to its bank account - thanks to yet another successful Spring Swing golf tournament. More...

Tough competition

Sydney Quick, 7, of Waynesboro received first place in the 8 and under coed division at the Aiken Southside Pediatrics Junior Challenger Tennis Tournament at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken, S.C. in April. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Golf tournament The Burke County Women in Business Council will hold their annual golf tournament to raise scholarship funds on Saturday, June 7, at the Waynesboro Country Club. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th church anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The Rev. John Harmon and members of Johnson Baptist Church in Hiltonia will be in charge of services. The Rev. More...

People

Miss Slater weds Mr. Dixon

Wedding

Miss Stephanie Christina Slater became the bride of Mr. Alan Percy Dixon 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. The Rev. Wayne Dixon officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Volunteers honored

Each year Burke Community Partnership (BCP) honors the volunteers who assist them with the programs it provides to the Burke County community, and this year was no exception. More...

Jones, Neely to marry June 21

Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones and Sonya H. Jones of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Joyce, to Charles Goodrich Neely Jr., son of Charles G. Neely Sr. of Waynesboro and Lisa N. Roberson of Savannah. More...

Clerk shot twice during hardware store hold-up

A Midville man was shot when a masked robber held up the Railroad Street hardware store where he was working Saturday. More...

Cast your votes for Best of Burke

It's time for Burke County residents to have their say. Between now and July 7, readers can acknowledge their favorite businesses, professionals and volunteers in the annual "Best of Burke" contest. More...

Burke County students follow state trend on tests

Burke County students didn't escape the standardized test woes that are sweeping Georgia this year. More...

Editorial

CRCT Mess

State school officials have been scrambling to explain the dismal showing by Georgia students on the math and social studies sections of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. More...

RFD

When Marshall and Margaret Singletary leave at the end of this month, our community will have lost two families who have been very important to many of us. Father Steve Rice, rector of St. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 27, 1998 Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus said that more than 5,200 taxpayers owe back taxes totaling more than $1 million. She said plans were underway to publish the names of those delinquent taxpayers. More...

For The Record

Irate prisoner lights up cell

An angry prisoner started a fire inside his cell at Burke County Jail. The fire alarm sounded around 2 a.m. Friday when inmate Robert Louis Moore, 29, set fire to a pillow case, broom, toilet tissue and numerous pieces of paper. More...

Police seek leads in Jones' murder

Investigators are still trying to find out who killed Johnny Paul Jones Jr. The 22-year-old was shot dead inside his aunt's Fuller Street home last Tuesday morning, and his friend, 19-year-old Chaquita Ellison, was shot in the neck. More...

From the Blotter

Black box Police may be able to track down two burglars, thanks to evidence they dropped on their way out. Last Wednesday, a Pilgrim Way resident came home to find two men inside it. More...

Obituaries

Mr. H. Ray Martin

H. Ray Martin, 61, of 11 Ruth Lane, Mill Hall, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away, Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Services were held Friday, May 23, at 10 a.m. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Reducing Irrigation Requirements in the Landscape

As you analyze the water use patterns of a landscape, you might discover that you cannot significantly reduce irrigation frequency in a particular area without also sacrificing quality. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Your Credit Report: The Basics

Your credit record is one of the most important factors in maintaining financial fitness. More...

Recipes from Louise

You can celebrate your graduate's achievements by having them a graduation party. And no party is complete without food. You'll bring your party to life with these fantastic recipes. Taco Appetizer Platter 1½ lbs. More...

School News

Burke County High School Honors Day

During Burke County High School's Annual Honors Program, over 108 scholars were recognized for excelling in individual subject areas and 42 scholarships were awarded. Hailey Larmour and Tyler Hammett were presented with the Wendy's Heisman Award. More...

Edmund Burke Academy Honors Day

Students at Edmund Burke Academy were recognized during the school's annual Honors Day program Friday, May 9, for their work throughout the school year, and several seniors received scholarship awards. More...