August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver dies in motorcycle wreck

An Augusta man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a tree. According to state troopers, Larry D. Northdurft Jr., 33, was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. More...

News

Magistrate Judge Al Bell dies

Burke County's Senior Magistrate Judge Al Bell lost his fight against cancer Tuesday morning. "He may not have won his earthly battle, but he won the one going to heaven," his wife, Gwynne, said just after his death. More...

Low-show election costs county big bucks

Last Tuesday's senate race cost Burke County nearly $26 per vote. Of the county's 11,072 qualified voters, only 454 cast ballots in the Democratic runoff between Vernon Jones and Jim Martin. More...

Local students could have statewide voice

Burke County students could have a chance to weigh in on how state policies are affecting them and their peers. More...

Sports

Bears take on Jefferson County

In Friday's scrimmage

The Bears' first match up of the year is scheduled for this Friday night, but head coach Eric Parker is not so worried about the competition. He's more concerned about how his own players perform when the pressure is on. More...

Players learn to beat the heat

As first kickoff nears

Last Thursday, as the mercury climbed above the 100-degree mark, Burke County High School head football coach Eric Parker eyed his players while they ran passing drills and battled blocking sleds. More...

Parker selected as coach for All-star team

Burke County's head football coach won't get much of a break over the holidays come December. Instead, Eric Parker will be coaching some of the best high school football players in the state. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Predicting Peanut Maturity

Determining the optimum time to dig peanuts can be critical for a producer. Some experts say timing of harvest can account for as much as a 500 pound per acre swing in yield. Optimizing grade and yield seems even more critical than ever nowadays. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 13 - Agrosecurity Awareness Training - Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This training is free but pre-registration is required. Please call 706-554- 2119 for more information. Aug. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Bagworms

The bagworm is a festive little caterpillar that has decided to act as a year round Christmas ornament. As I traveled the county the last few weeks, I have seen them on Leyland Cypress and other trees. More...

Church News

Church News

Blount Chapel The ushers of Blount Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate their fourth anniversary Sunday, Aug. 24. Sunday School begins 10:30 a.m. followed by mass meeting at 11:30. Earnestine Patterson will serve as worship leader, and the Rev. More...

People

Miss Lively, Mr. Miller unite in marriage

Miss Abigail Layne Lively became the bride of Jeremiah Miller 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 2007, at The House Plantation in Houston, Texas. Wayne Law officiated at the ceremony. More...

Dixon, Watts wed in private ceremony

Jillian Dixon became the bride of Steve Watts 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Mountain Meadows in Cleveland, Ga. The Rev. John W. Ayers officiated at the private ceremony. More...

Miss Larkin, Mr. Bush exchange vows

Miss Edith Francelia Larkin became the bride of Mr. Karl Tyrone Bush 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel of Paine College in Augusta. The Rev. Willie B. Tomlin officiated at the ceremony. More...

Still Standing

Three years after demo plans, a cluster of abandoned houses called The Hole is still attracting criminal activity. Last week, a Waynesboro man was shot in the back and face there.

A Waynesboro man was shot in the back and mouth at a Cherry Street hangout the former District Attorney tried to demolish three years ago. More...

Father of neglected children surrenders

The father of the 11 children found on Spring Hill Church Road turned himself in to authorities last week. More...

Editorial

Passages

Burke County has lost three citizens who made distinctly different contributions to our community. On July 26, Inez Smith died at the age of 98. More...

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RFD

Juanita Mobley, who paved the way for women in business in Burke County, died last Wednesday at her home in Waynesboro. Juanita owned and operated restaurants in Waynesboro for more than 50 years. More...

For The Record

Mother sentenced for using cocaine while pregnant

A Waynesboro mother whose newborn tested positive for cocaine must serve the next 10 years on probation and has been forbidden from having sex outside of marriage. More...

Missing cashier charged with theft

A dollar store cashier who was feared abducted is now charged with emptying the store's safe. It began Aug. 1 when a truck driver summoned police to Dollar General on Shadrack Street. More...

Deputies search for missing sex offender

Burke County deputies say a convicted sex offender isn't living where he's supposed to. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Tracy Bernard Fleming, 34, after he went missing Aug. 8 According to Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Ms. Juanita Mobley

Ms. Juanita Mobley, 81, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at her home. Graveside memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Satu rday, Aug. 9, at Burke Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Judge Alvin A. Bell

Judge Alvin A. Bell, age 62, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 12, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Anne Gwynne Bell. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. More...

Mr. Roger Corbitt Kight

On Aug. 5, 2008, while working in Ft. Myers, Fla., The Master Carpenter called home his builder, Roger Corbitt Kight, 66 years old of Blythe, Ga. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

FBC to hold special service for people involved in education

First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will hold an event this Sunday that church members are calling "What a Night!" This special service, which begins at 6 p.m. More...

Local accounting practice partners with UGA small business development center

Angela Mantlow and Lindsai Mobley Gentry, both of Mantlow & Mobley, Inc., recently partnered with the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center to bring a "Tax Tips for Small Businesses" course to the CSRA. More...

Movies Under the Stars airs Friday

Burke County kids are back in school, and Movies Under the Stars are back at the park. More...