July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Graduation rate jumps 10 points at BCHS

More students are leaving Burke County High School with diplomas these days. The high school's graduation rate jumped more than 10 percentage points this year, increasing from 50.1 to 60.3 percent. More...

News

Charter school group withdraws petition

Members plan to resubmit application 'very soon'

A local organization has withdrawn its petition to establish a charter school for atrisk youth in Burke County, but organizers say the move is only temporary. More...

Preliminary AYP report: 3 of 5 Burke schools meet criteria

Though the numbers aren't final at the state level, Burke County data shows three of the five local schools made adequate progress this year. More...

New Wal-Mart entrance

Waynesboro shoppers will have to get use to the new entrance to Wal-Mart. The entrance, located on Burke Veterans Parkway, has a traffic light replacing the former light that was located on Highway 25 by Murphy USA. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Marilyn 'Lynn' Ward

Mrs. Marilyn "Lynn" Ward, age 72, of Hephzibah, Ga., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., left her tabernacle of clay and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 8, 2008. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. More...

Mr. Olden 'Pop' Evans Jr.

Olden Evans Jr. (Pop), 60, was born on Feb. 24, 1948. On Thursday, July 10, 2008, Olden peacefully made this journey from his earthly life into his eternal rest until his transition to the presence of God, who he lovingly trusted. More...

Mr. Clinton Edward Stanford

Mr. Clinton Edward Stanford, age 82, died July 13, 2008 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services for Mr. Stanford, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, (today) at the Chapel of Murchison Funeral Home with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '88 The Class of 1988 reunion has been rescheduled for Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2008. Contact Wendell C. Smith for more information and for cost at 706-437-6845. More...

Church News

Church News

Asbury Asbury United Methodist Church will hold annual summer revival services Wednesday Friday, July 23-25, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Bobby Hankerson of Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry in North Augusta, will be guest pastor. More...

People

Henry, Jenkins to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. James Luther Henry of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Lara Henry, to Matthew Dufft Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Stanley Jenkins of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Local Rotary Club continues to give

The Waynesboro Rotary Club just keeps getting better, according to this past year's president, Billy Joe Johnson. More...

Cochran receives certification as Clerk of Superior Court

Sherri J. Cochran was recently recognized as a Certified Clerk of Superior Court in Georgia after completing the requirements of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. More...

Officers nab second suspect in bank heist

Officers surrounded a local law office and apprehended an armed robbery suspect who was seeking legal advice. Last Thursday morning, 18-year-old Kellington Chandler was arrested for the July 7 hold-up at Southern Bank in Waynesboro. More...

Swainsboro man dies in Highway 305 wreck

A retired judge died on Burke County roadways last week after falling asleep at the wheel. According to state troopers, the Rev. More...

City council to vote on curfew for teenagers

Waynesboro teens may have to call it a night a little earlier. On Monday, city council will decide whether to pass the first reading of a citywide curfew that would force minors to head home by 11 p.m. More...

Editorial

Confidence

The first round of voting in this election year is now over. Primary runoffs and the General Election in November will complete the cycle. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: July 15, 1998 Candidates on the ballot for the general primary included Lewis Massey and Roy Barnes for governor (Democrat); Guy Millner and Mike Bowers for governor (Republican); and Duncan Wheale and Mike Annis faced each other fo More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Masked man takes shot at resident

Deputies are looking for a masked man who shot at a Seven Oaks resident in an apparent robbery attempt. According to Sgt. More...

Augusta men arrested for sex with teenager

Two Augusta men were jailed for taking a 13-year-old across county lines for sex. Robert Edward Brown and Peter Alexander Kendrick, both 21, were both arrested last Wednesday after a search for a missing Waynesboro teen led straight to them. More...

One shot, one arrested following argument

A Waynesboro man has been arrested for shooting another man in the leg during an argument. Just after midnight last Tuesday, police were called to Burke Medical Center where 46-yearold Joseph Ellison was being treated for a through-and- More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Warm Welcome to Burke County

I have been working in Burke County for one week and have been warmly received. I can already say I appreciate the support that you show for the Cooperative Extension program. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips for the Landscape and Garden

Well-decomposed compost is an excellent soil amendment. One to three inches of compost applied to the soil surface and incorporated into the top 10 inches will result in a 10 percent to 30 percent increase in organic matter. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Beware of Unsafe Food Preservation Information

Each summer, I receive a number of calls regarding home food preservation, commonly just referred to as "canning" or "putting up food." Many calls are made in preparation for canning, but the really tough questions come after canning when someone More...