June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Three indicted in farm copper thefts

Three Burke County men have been indicted in copper thefts involving equipment owned by several Burke County farmers. Bobby Tremaine Douse, Ernest Lamont Abrams Jr. More...

News

The Road to Miss Georgia

A small town girl could have a big-time title come this Saturday. Waynesboro resident Laura Stone, the reigning Miss Augusta, will compete against 37 other girls at the Miss Georgia pageant in Columbus. More...

FEMA to grade Vogtle on disaster readiness

This week, federal officials will find out how employees of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant would handle a disaster at the nuclear facility. More...

Candidates qualify for State Court judge, BOE seats

As of last night, five candidates had qualified for Burke County's non-partisan races. Incumbent Judge Jerry Daniel is the lone contender so far for Judge of State Court. More...

Sports

Ballin' for a Cause

Family and friends of a Burke County High alumnus will gather this weekend to remember him on the courts. The first ever "Ballin' for a Cause" basketball tournament, benefiting the Demond Jackson Sr. More...

Flying high

Burke County High School cheerleader Kayla Howell catches some air while other members of the squad wait with open arms to catch her. More...

Baseball camp set for July

If local baseball players missed the first Marchman Extra Innings Summer Baseball Camp, they have their chance to sign up for round two. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Powdering Mildew in the Landscape

Powdery mildew is a wellknown disease in most landscapes. Generally, this disease causes little harm to the plants it infects and rarely causes death to plants. More...

Sign up began Monday for crop disaster program

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quality losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Take inventory of freezer packaging

Gardening season is here and it is time to inventory and purchase packaging mat erials needed for home freezing. More...

People

Callan-Williams rites solemnized

Miss Jessica Marie Callan became the bride of Mr. Mark Allan Williams Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Tybee Island. The Rev. Chad Crews officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Richard and Debbie Callan of Evans. More...

Crossroads welcomes new pastor

Crossroads Baptist Church welcomed their new minister, Joshua Williams, on June 14 with a special church service followed by an ordination ceremony and dinner. Dean McNeese presided over the service and ceremony. More...

Jackson,Smith unite in marriage

Suzann Elizabeth Jackson and Scott Anthony Smith were married 4 p.m. Saturday May 24, 2008, at Big Spring Park in Cedartown. The bride is the daughter of Ann Hill Jackson Simmons of Rockmart, formerly of Augusta, and the late Thomas Jackson. More...

Accused officer resigns from post

A State Court law enforcement officer resigned from his duties Monday, just days after deputies backtracked a mix of alcohol, drugs and minors to a "party shed" behind his Burke County home. More...

Davis new BCP head

The Burke Community Partnership (BCP) will soon have a new leader. Last week, the board of directors approved DeAndre Davis as executive director to replace Deena Sams. More...

No arrests in stolen trucks, wire

Burke County investigators are still looking for suspects after their discovery of two stolen and partially dismantled 18-wheelers last Tuesday. More...

Editorial

Thanks for the funding

Often our Congressmen find themselves under attack for their efforts when working to secure funding for meaningful programs for the citizens of Georgia. I want to present the human side of this story. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Plans are underway for the Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 6. More...

For The Record

Man wanted for questioning in Fuller Street murder

Investigators are searching for a man who may have information about a recent murder but say he is avoiding them. More...

Chase ends in patrol car crash

A Waynesboro man who allegedly stole his girlfriend's car ended his afternoon with a crash involving a police cruiser. More...

Frying for families

Members of the Burke County Against Domestic Violence committee gathered over the weekend and held a fish fry. The funds from the event will be used to support the committee's annual candlelight vigil to be held in October. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Peggy Bargeron Harris

Peggy Bargeron Harris, 68, of Crawford, Ga., died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Lexington Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Waller officiating. Burial followed at Clark Cemetery. More...

Mr. Spencer Angelo Smith

Spencer Angelo Smith, 83, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his home. Funeral services will be private. A native of Savannah, he was born Dec. 5, 1924, to the late Clarence Allen and Carrie Brooks Smith. More...

Crystasia Prescott (Infant)

Crystasia Prescott, of Sardis GA, entered into rest Thursday June 19, 2008. A graveside service was held on June 22, 2008, 2 p.m. at Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministry, with Bishop Willie Jones and Dr. Mae Loretta Jones, officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Family reunion The annual Kettles-Kirkland family reunion will be held 1 p.m.-until Saturday, July 5, at Magnolia Springs State Park, Group Shelter 3. A family business meeting under the direction of Willie Parker will begin at 2 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Jobe Spring Jobe Spring Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Women's Day program 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29. The Rev Clinton Bates and members of Mills Grove Baptist Church will be in charge of services. More...