August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former officer indicted for fabricating crime

A Superior Court grand jury has indicted a former Sardis policeman who played the hero in a bogus crime story, then lied to GBI agents about it. More...

Welcome Home Charlie

The men and women of Charlie Battery are coming home. This weekend, the community is asked to celebrate the homecoming of Georgia Army National Guard Battery C 1/214th Field Artillery. "The more public support, the better they'd like it," Sgt. More...

News

Another hurdle crossed

NRC issues final report on environmental impact of new reactors and recommends approval

One more milestone has been reached in the expected expansion of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. U.S. More...

Open house at Ridge Pointe

Hawkins Whitaker Real Estate and the Burke County Chamber of Commerce were hosts for an open house at Ridge Pointe Subdivision Thursday, Aug. 14. The new subdivision, located off Hadden Pond Road, has 65 lots from 1 to 1. More...

Former politician questions employee use of city vehicles

A former state representative says City of Waynesboro employees are misusing their takehome vehicles. More...

Sports

Bears fall to rival in scrimmage

It was bad news for the Bears in Louisville Friday night. Burke County High School took on their rivals in neighboring Jefferson County for a preseason scrimmage and fell 30-14 to the Warriors. More...

March-A-Thon planned for Friday night

The Pride of Burke County will be marching until the sun comes up this weekend. A march-a-thon fundraiser is scheduled to begin this Friday at 6 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. on Saturday in the Burke County High School football stadium. More...

Lady Bears start solid on the diamond

The Lady Bears are off to a good start. Burke County High School's softball team collected two wins in their first tournament of the season and will go on to play in the championship game. More...

Obituaries

Judge Alvin A. Bell

Judge Alvin Albert Bell of Waynesboro, Ga., born July 11, 1946, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 12, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. More...

Mrs. Janie Pitzer

Mrs. Janie Pitzer of Waynesboro, Ga., affectionately known as "Granny," 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at University Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. More...

Mrs. Vera Heatwole dies at age 102

Vera Marie Early Heatwole, 102, of 1418 Hinton Road, Dayton, Va., was born Feb. 5, 1906 in Rockingham County, Va. She passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Vera Rose and Eldwin Campbell. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Children of Confederacy The Col. John James Jones Chapter Children of the Confederacy #939 will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Meeting Place. All officers, members and guests are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Coleman, Johnson exchange marriage vows

Katherine Green Coleman of Augusta became the bride of Jay Brown Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., in a beautiful doublering candlelight ceremony Saturday, June 28, 2008 at seven o'clock in the evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta. More...

Apa, Goodhew unite in marriage

Jillian Apa and Daniel Goodhew were united in marriage 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, New Jersey. Dr. David Joynt, pastor, officiated at the ceremony. More...

Three Burke County teens set to graduate from National Guard's YCA

Three Burke County teens are among 200 teens set to graduate from the National Guardsponsored Youth Challenge Academy (YCA) at graduation ceremonies 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. Charles E. More...

Rehab worker arrested for assault on teen

An employee at a local rehabilitation center has been arrested for assaulting a teenager in his care. More...

Man run over in parking lot

A convicted felon was jailed after he ran over a man, then ran from police. Last Tuesday night, police were called to the Stop 'N' Shop parking lot to break up a fight. More...

BCHS praised for rise in ACT scores

Burke County High School was recognized last week as one of the top 25 schools in the state for improved ACT scores. More...

Editorial

Who Has The Answer?

Burke County and the state of Georgia followed the rest of the nation with rising unemployment numbers for the month of July. More...

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RFD

Mrs. Vera Heatwole, age 102, of Dayton, Va., died Saturday, Aug. 9. She is the mother of Byard Heatwole and Doris Landis of Waynesboro. She was a remarkable woman, according to her daughter-inlaw, Rose Mary Heatwole. More...

For The Record

Local DUI/Drug court receives additional funding

Burke County's DUI/Drug Court is getting more funding, and this time it's nearly $25,000. More...

Five-vehicle accident on Sixth Street

An Augusta woman was rushed to MCGHealth last Wednesday after she was involved in a five-car accident on Sixth Street. More...

From the Blotter

Filthy find A Burke County landlord called deputies after a renter moved out of his trailer, but left behind a lot of nastiness. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Covering Your Hay Production Costs

Whether a business makes money or loses money depends on more than just what the business sells their product for. I think most people would agree with that. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Muscadine Season is Here

The last couple of months have been hot with high humidity. As the shower swept through the countryside last week, it left a slight coolness in the air. Muscadine time has arrived. Muscadine ripening signals the start of a new season. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 20- Southeast Research & Education Center Field Day, Southeast Research & Education Center, Midville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served. GRAND REOPENING CEREMONY AT 1 P.M. Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

Antioch Antioch Rock Creek Missionary Baptist Church will continue annual revival services through Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Tracy Wheeler, pastor of Buckeye Baptist Church in Dublin, will be guest minister. More...