August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Drag strip racer killed in wreck

A well-known Burke County drag strip racer died last week when his personal truck hydroplaned on Mike Padgett Highway. More...

News

Plant Vogtle construction may affect bills sooner

Phasing in cost of new reactors may lower toll on customers

If electric bills go up sooner rather than later, customers may ultimately be less burdened by the cost of new reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. More...

GraphicSmith buys First Edition

GraphicSmith Studios and First Edition Custom Printing will soon be under one roof. Last Thursday, GraphicSmith owner Allen Smith bought out the neighboring business and will soon move his Liberty Street studio three doors down. More...

Storm stalls school release on first day

Severe thunderstorms turned the first day of school into a long one. Driving rain, heavy winds and lightning hit Waynesboro just as schools were set to release around 3 p.m. Monday. More...

Sports

Off to camp

Edmund Burke Academy's junior varsity cheerleaders recently headed off to cheerleading camp at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Melissa Story serves as cheer coach. The middle school football season begins Thursday, Sept. More...

Junior golfers compete at state tournament

Two Waynesboro junior golfers made appearances at the Georgia State Golf Association's statewide junior tournament last week. More...

Player of the Year

Ten-year-old Riley Marchman of Waynesboro was recently honored as regional Player of the Year for her age group by U.S. Kids Golf. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Donnie James 'Jamie' Walker

Donnie James "Jamie" Walker, 37, of Waynesboro, Ga., beloved husband, father and friend, resident of 1024 Saxon Rd., husband of Julie Amalia Alvarez Walker, died July 31, 2008, in Augusta, Ga., from injuries sustained in a car accident. More...

Mr. Harold Douglas Quick Sr.

Mr. Harold D. Quick Sr. age 77, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Aug. 1, 2008 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mr. Quick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mrs. Grace Crockett Quick. Mr. More...

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Cobb Evans

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Cobb Evans, 60, entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Genealogical society The Burke County Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Burke County Library. The speaker will be Jesse C. Stone, whose presentation will be about the early Burke County naturalist John Abbott. More...

People

Miss Edmonds marries Mr. Harper

Marjorie Rose Edmonds and Richard Thomas Harper were united in marriage 3 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at United Methodist Church of Norwood. The groom's grandfather, the Rev. Randy Carnley, officiated at the ceremony. More...

Chamber seeks donations for teachers

Local businesses can help welcome new teachers to Burke County. More...

Recipes from Louise

Once again school bells are ringing! These tasty lunch and snack recipes will provide energy for your hungry students and hopefully boost their brainpower. More...

THE BIG DAY

Ashlynn Sapp, 6, gets a few last words of encouragement over the phone from her father as her older sister, Altwanette, walks her into Waynesboro Primary School for her first day of first grade Monday morning. More...

Store manager bound, beaten by gunman

Police are looking for the armed robber who tied up and pistol whipped a convenience store manager. Last Wednesday morning, a masked gunman accosted the manager of DJ Petro when she arrived at work around 5:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

Sagging

There's been a lot of talk about the Waynesboro Police Department's recent crackdown on, well … crack. Several weeks ago, investigators announced they'll no longer tolerate "sagging" pants. More...

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RFD

The staff at Hawkins Whitaker Real Estate will be hosts for a "come and see" Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at Ridge Pointe off Hadden Pond Road. There will be coffee and sweets. Ridge Pointe is one of Waynesboro's newest subdivisions. More...

For The Record

Mother leaves baby in hot car

A Burke County mother was arrested for leaving her baby in a parked car at Wal-Mart. More...

Driver backs into toddler, leaves scene

A Keysville man was arrested after he backed into a toddler at a convenience store. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, 53-year-old Charlie Broxton was arrested for hit and run last Thursday. More...

Deputies recover $6,000 in stolen coins

Around $6,000 worth of stolen coins were recovered when a teen tried to spend one on a soda. Burke County deputies were called to Del-Mac last Friday when the 17-year-old produced a gold Liberty coin worth about $1,000. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Herbicide Resistant Pigweed a Continuing Problem

No one knows better than farmers that herbicide resistant pigweed continues to be one of the most probl ematic weeds we have ever seen. The herbicide resistance issue did not pop up overnight, nor will we get rid of the problem in short order. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 9 - Washington County Wildlife Trade Show & Extravaganza, Washington Co. Farm Bureau Ag Center, Tennille. For more information contact the Washington Co. Extension office at 478-552-2011. Aug. More...

Home & Garden Tips

It's Chinch Bugs Time Again in the County

Our lawns are having a tough time these days. Many have seen beautiful, green lawns give way to large dead patches. There are several things that may be causing these problems. More...

Church News

Church News

Bottsford Spring Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 143rd church anniversary Sunday, Aug. 10. Sunday School begins 9:45 a.m. followed by devotional service at 11. More...