July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Pilot makes emergency landing in near Girard

Two Screven County men lucked out when they made an emergency landing in Girard. According to reports from the Burke County Sherriff's Office, the plane, a Cessna 172 occupied by Warren Deveuo Sr. More...

News

Teen curfew gets preliminary 'yes'

A teen curfew is one vote away from reality. Monday night, Waynesboro City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would send minors home by 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. More...

CRCT retests send students to next grade

More than 100 Burke County students who could have been held back a grade due to standardized test scores have been promoted following a retest this summer. More...

AYP: CRCT retest scores won't help middle school

Despite a special provision this year that allows schools to count retest scores on standardized tests, Burke County Middle School will not meet federal standards progress this year. More...

Sports

Season tickets on sale for Burke County sports

Football fans can reserve their spots now to watch the defending region champions try for a repeat performance in the Bear Den. More...

Local heart recipients attend Transplant Games

Two Burke County heart transplant recipients celebrated their second chance at life last week at the U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh. More...

Evans named to All-Nation team

Georgia Lightning not only took the state champion title in USSSA 13 and under baseball. They finished the season as runner-up in the World Series held in Johnson County, Tenn. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Christian Daniel Giles

Mrs. Christian Daniel Giles, 24, of Evans, Ga., daughter, sister, and wife, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday July 16, 2008. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday July 21, at Warren Baptist Church with Dr. More...

Mr. Louie Lanier Reddick Sr.

Mr. Louie Lanier Reddick Sr., 83, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 23, (today) at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Verilla Davis

The funeral service for Mrs. Verilla Davis of Midville, Ga., who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 17, 2008, was 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Third Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. L.E. Jones officiating. More...

People

People in the News

Barrett Wimberly Barrett Wimberly was recently promoted to Test Manager for Areva T & D in Waynesboro. He has served as a Test Engineer since 1992. More...

50 years of service

Burke County Department of Family and Children Services recently recognized the above employees for their years of dedicated service to the State of Georgia. More...

Green publishes his fifth book

Author Bob Green of Register has been published for the fifth time. "Casting Out a Little Deeper: A Devotional to Deepen the Faith of Fishermen" was recently published by PublishAmerica. More...

Woman killed in Story Mill wreck

Richmond County authorities believe the woman who died in a fiery wreck Tuesday morning was a Burke County mother. More...

Fraud uncovered at local bank

A longtime bookkeeper was fired from First National Bank of Waynesboro after a series of thefts were exposed. The former employee, whose name has not been released, came forward voluntarily last Monday. More...

Bennett named Georgia DARE Officer of the Year

Waynesboro Police Department's Maj. Mary Bennett has been selected as Georgia's top Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer of the year. The announcement came last week at the annual state conference in Dalton. More...

Editorial

T. Boone Pickens Rides the Wind

T. Boone Pickens, the legendary wildcatter and corporate raider, has decided that drilling for more oil is not the answer to the nation's energy problems. President Bush should listen to his fellow Texan and longtime political ally. More...

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RFD

Boy, was I out of line when I wrote last week's RFD. I mentioned about all the business changes since Burke-oploy was introduced. In the column I said Marchman Insurance Agency is no longer located in Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Pit bulls attack elderly woman

An elderly woman was attacked by two dogs as she tried to take a walk on Ward Street. Thursday morning, Josie Herrington, 79, was bitten on her wrist and both legs by two pit bulls. More...

Metal thieves strike church, homes

Thieves did heavy damage when they hit a Burke County church and two homes. More...

From the Blotter

A waste Vandals struck the City of Waynesboro's sewer system. The damage was recently done at a lift station that moves waste from the Larry Drive and Quaker Road area to the treatment plant. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Oxygen Depletion in Ponds

If you own or manage a pond, one of the worst nightmares is to wake up one morning to buzzards circling a pond ringed with dead fish. A fish kill not only eliminates many of the fish in a pond, it also creates a mess to clean up. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Tips for Selecting and Sanitizing Cutting Boards

A rule of thumb in safe food preparation is to be sure you don't cut raw meat, poultry or fish on the same surface without thoro ughly cleaning it between uses. More...

Recipes from Louise

No other fruit says summer like the thirst quenching watermelon. Watermelons are fun to eat and are good for you. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold annual revival services Monday-Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Clary M. Dishmond Jr., pastor of Brown Grove Baptist Church, will be guest minister. More...