July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

THE ROAD TO A DECISION

The Burke County Board of Education took several votes before approving a recommendation for Blakeney's principal. More...

News

New county Extension coordinator on the job

Burke County has a new Extension agent sorting through cattle and scouting cotton fields. Peyton Sapp started work yest erday (Tuesday) as the new County Extension Coordinator. More...

Dog that spawned local rescue movement dies

The four-legged celebrity who turned animal rescue and adoption into a local mission has made his way to dog heaven. More...

Candidates qualify for BOE seats; no competition for State Court Judge

The race is officially on for the two Burke County Board of Education seats up for grabs this year. Qualifying ended Friday for local non-partisan races, including those for the BOE and State Court Judge. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Lois Sharpe Heath

Lois Sharpe Heath, 81, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro, with the Rev. More...

Mr. Lester Terry Jr.

Mr. Lester Terry Jr., retired brick mason, of Augusta, Ga., wnet home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2008. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel with elder Robert Lynch officiating. More...

Mr. Hoover Utley

Mr. Hoover Utley of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 1, 2208. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706- 554-5500. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Taking Care of Bees Key Part of Gardening

Do you remember when you had to worry walking barefoot through a clover patch? More often than not, the trip would cost you a bee sting on the foot. That risk has become smaller in recent years, but it's not good news. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

The Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday takes place July 31 hrough August 4, 2008. Certain purc hases made over the holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax. More...

Recipes From Louise

There's always a special excitement at a barbecue on July 4. More...

GO FOURTH & CELEBRATE

Jaycees plan bigger bang for this year

This Fourth of July marks the largest fireworks extravaganza for the Waynesboro Jaycees. The annual event will take place this Friday at the Burke County Recreation Department. More...

Williams named BES principal

Roberts opts out; school board split on candidates for the job

After serious debate and a summer in limbo, Blakeney Elementary School finally has a new principal. Angela Williams was approved by the Burke County Board of Education Monday after a recommendation from Superintendent Linda Bailey. More...

Editorial

Freedom to Vote

This community, along with the rest of the country, is in the midst of a political campaign. It is a presidential election year. And along with it are contests for the United States Congress and state and local races of all descriptions. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: July 1, 1998 Amy Swan was named Miss Burke County in a pageant sponsored by the Waynesboro Chapter of Citizens of Georgia Power. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Local man gets life for ex-girlfriend's murder

A Waynesboro man will spend the rest of his life in jail. More...

Nurse arrested for narcotics theft

A Burke Medical Center nurse was fired and arrested after 22 vials of medication went missing. David Paul Goodrich, a 37- year-old registered nurse who commuted to Waynes- boro from Martinez, More...

Teen accused of molesting cousin

A 14-year-old boy faces charges after allegedly molesting his 8-year-old cousin. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Country beach blast The Rhes Reeves Band will hold a benefit concert at Graystone Ranch Wildlife Education Center on Sunday, July 13. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the concert beginning at 4:30. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Paul St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Girard will celebrate its 132nd church anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, July 6. The public is invited. The Rev. Henry Holt III is pastor. More...

People

Walker, Williams to marry July 12

Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon and Willie Meriweather announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Bonita Walker, to David O'Neal Williams, son of Rosa Lee Williams and the late Leroy Williams. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. More...

Sanctuary to be built by the hands of one

Several months ago Elder Jimmy Bowman had a near devastating experience when he had thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen from him. More...

School starts early for new teachers

New teachers recently learned a thing or two from Blakeney Elementary's veterans. Newly hired teachers from all over the school system observed Blakeney classrooms as a part of their four-block training. More...