June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Rising costs put school food budget in the red

The bottom line on next year's school nutrition budget has turned as red as strawberry Jell-O. More...

News

Progress in schools indicated in report

A national report released last week on graduation rates shows that Burke County has made major progress but still lags behind state and national figures. More...

Children's Miracle Network raises $925,000 for MCGHealth

The Children's Miracle Network has done it again. The organization raised $925,000 during its recent telethon on NBC Augusta. More...

The buzz on summer movies

Sawyer Roberts, 9 months, and her big sister Mackezie Long, 8, got the buzz on summer movies Saturday night with a little help from Amy Lively, co-chair of the Downtown Organization of Retailers and mascot for Bee Movie - the More...

For The Record

Deputy fired following second alcohol offense

A veteran deputy was fired when he showed up for duty under the influence of alcohol. Sgt. More...

Arson suspected in Keysville blaze

The state fire marshal was called to Keysville after firefighters put out a blaze on St. Clair Road. More...

Tips still sought in Midville shooting

Deputies are still searching for clues in the May 25 armed robbery and shooting at Midville Hardware and Auto Supply. During the holdup, Dean Hendrix, the 49-year-old clerk at the Railroad Avenue store, was shot twice in the hip. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Making the Best Choices for Lawn Grass

Coaches say that the best offense is a good defense. That pretty much applies to your lawn too. What I mean is the best herbicide for a lawn is a healthy lawn. A thick, healthy lawn does not allow weeds to get started. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

June 21 - Quail Habitat Management Field Day - DiLane WMA - Pre-Registration is required. To preregister, call 478-296-6176 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. prior to June 13. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

June 16-20 - Junior Camp - Jekyll Island 4-H Center June 20-22 - State Council - Rock Eagle 4-H Center June 30-July 4 - Cloverleaf Camp, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton July 18 - 4-H Movie Night - Burke Co. More...

Church News

Church News

Williams Grove Williams Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its church anniversary with a program on Sunday, June 22. The public is invited. The Rev. Howard Cheatham is pastor. More...

Pot users to get half a year in jail

If you get caught with marijuana in Burke County, the price you'll pay is no slap on the wrist. More...

Bond revoked for suspect in shooting of elderly woman

A teen accused in the shooting of a 71-year-old Burke County woman was sent back to jail last week when his bond was revoked. More...

Editorial

The high cost of politics

Any political candidate or public office holder can tell you about the cost of waging a campaign. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 10, 1998 The Ric Lichtenberg family donated $25,000 to the campaign for the local campus of Augusta Tech. It was the largest personal donation made to the fund. More...

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Sports

Realignment pits Bears against tough region foes

The Bears may have a tough time delivering a repeat performance on the gridiron this fall. More...

WIB reschedules golf tourney to June 21

It's not too late to get out your golf clubs for a good cause. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Burke County Women in Business Council has rescheduled its annual golf tournament for Saturday, June 21. More...

Rec. Dept. holds dance classes

There's a new type of dance class coming to the area, and participants have until this Friday to sign up. Ferneasa Cutno-Booker of Cutno Dance Center in Augusta will hold two sessions at the Burke County Recreation Department during the summer. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. April Outlaw Brown

April Yvette Outlaw Brown of Augusta, Ga., was called home on Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11 (today), at 1 p.m. at Burke County High School with the Rev. Darren K. Newton Sr. More...

Mrs. Mildred DeLoach, owner Rose Shoppe Florist, dies

Mrs. Mildred Hayman DeLoach, 93, of 844 Liberty St., Waynesboro entered into rest, Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. More...

Mrs. Virginia Sue Burke Rayburn

Virginia Sue Burke Rayburn formerly of Greensboro, Ga., passed away on June 4, 2008. Sue was born in Wrens, Ga., May 22, 1941, to Mildred Jernigan Burke and the late Roy F. Burke Sr. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Free will seminar There will be a free Last Will and Testament seminar 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at 602 Myrick St., Waynesboro (next door to H&R Block). The service is sponsored by Pre-Paid Legal. More...

People

Miss Mashburn to marry Mr. Jenkins

Kent and Wendy Applegate of Peachtree City and Lynn Mashburn of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Ann Mashburn, to Daniel Glynn Jenkins, son of Gary and Jennifer Jenkins of Alexander. More...

Local sorority chapter hosts state meeting

The Zeta Iota Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority Inc. was host for the 2008 annual meeting of the Georgia State Council held recently in Waynesboro. More...

Wimberly House Summer Camp tees off

Local kids got in the game at Wimberly House Ministries last week at their second annual summer camp for kids. More...