June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Boating accident leaves man severely injured

An annual river trip had a terrible ending when a passenger was thrown overboard and hit by a boat propeller. More...

News

Qualifying begins Monday for State Court, BOE seats

Anyone interested in running for State Court Judge or the Burke County Board of Education (BOE) must put it in writing next week. Qualifying begins Monday for the non-partisan judgeship and two of the county's five BOE seats. More...

Plant Vogtle to be drilled on emergency readiness

Federal officials want to know how Plant Vogtle would handle a disaster that resulted in radiation releases. More...

Later start could help schools

If Georgia schools started the year a couple of weeks later, their ability to meet federal standards could improve. More...

Sports

All-star team prepares for district tourney

The Burke County Recreation Department's Midget Boys All- Star team is gearing up for the district tournament this weekend. More...

Gone fishin'

Austin Daniel, 13, is pictured receiving the Striped Bass Conservation Coalition Youth Angler of the Year award. More...

DNR accepts applications for quota hunts

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), reminds hunters that applications for quota hunts in Georgia are now being accepted. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Holly Thornton,UGA specialist, to conduct turf disease workshop

Many lawns in Georgia are infected with Take-All Root Rot. This fungus disease affects centipede, St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns, though we are mainly seeing it now on centipede and St. Augustine. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Storing Kitchen Staples

Are you ever afraid to open your cupboard doors and look too closely? Do you wonder if that flour, sugar, baking powder or baking soda should be thrown out even if they look okay? Do they ever get too old to use? More...

Recipes From Louise

Lucky is the kitchen with a wellstocked cookie jar. Cookies can do marvelous things. They can satisfy a hungry after-school appetite, provide a quick dessert, and heal everything from hurt feelings to a skinned knee. More...

Church News

Church News

Revealing Word Revealing Word Fellowship Church will honor its pastor, Carlos Newton Jr. and his wife, Angelina, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the American Legion, across from the Bi-Lo shopping center. Darren Newton Sr. More...

County may have to pay $70,000 legal bill

Palmer retrial

Will Burke County now have to foot the $70,000 bill for a murder retrial the state already agreed to pay for? It could happen. More...

Officer accused of supplying drugs to inmates

A corrections officer and dispatcher have both been fired, and the sheriff says drugs are the reason. Last Tuesday, officer Carlton Whitehead was fired for allegedly supplying inmates with marijuana. More...

Editorial

Internet rumors

Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn't mention an e-mail they've received with some damning information about some public figure, usually a political candidate. More...

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RFD

The horrific news about Cale Odom's boating accident Sunday has circulated throughout our community. He and friends were boating on the Savannah River. He was thrown from the front of the boat when it hit a hidden sand bar. More...

For The Record

Operation Falcon nets 36 felons

Waynesboro police helped Operation Falcon round up three dozen wanted felons. More...

Apartment rammed with stolen golf cart

Reward offered for tips

Two stolen golf carts were recovered when one was crashed into the back door of a Waynesboro apartment. According to police, a number of carts were taken during two separate thefts at Mr. Golf Carts last week. More...

Local finance company burglarized during lunch

Employees at Waynesboro Finance Company might want to think twice about going out to lunch. It happened last Tuesday when employees went out for their lunch break. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Debra Register

Mrs. Debra Register, 47, of Hephzibah, Ga., beloved wife of Leon Register for 32 years, was called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at her home with her family surrounding her. More...

Mrs. Naomi Leonard

Mrs. Naomi Leonard, 91, of 833 Blakeney St., Waynes-boro, entered into rest Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. More...

Mr. Diaz Lamont Gore Sr.

The funeral service for Mr. Diaz Lamont Gore Sr. who entered into eternal rest on May 26, 2008, was 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church, Waynesboro, Ga., with the Rev. Allen Griffin officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Fish fry Burke County Against Domestic Violence will hold a fish fry Saturday, June 21, at the Georgia Army National Guard. Pickup begins at 8 a.m. More...

People

Fowler, Boyce to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas Fowler Sr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Brian Joshua Boyce, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Boyce of Atlanta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

People in the News

Sam Franklin Samuel George Franklin of Midville graduated from the University of the South. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology and Spanish. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jerome Franklin. More...

Confederate soldiers to be remembered

Twelve Confederate soldiers will be honored in a grave marker and memorial service on June 21. The Margaret Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be honoring these men who served as More...