August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Ag research center reopening celebrated

Burke County is officially back on the map for major agricultural research. More...

Barbeque, free health fair slated for Aug. 30-31

Local residents have a chance this weekend to help themselves and families across the ocean at the same time. The second annual Burke County Labor Day Benefit Barbeque and Health Fair is scheduled for Aug. 30-31 in Gough. More...

Celebrity Waiter Night to wage battle between sexes

This year's Celebrity Waiter Night could be the brawl of the century. Tickets for the fundraiser went on sale Friday, and genders are already taking sides. All the hype is over this year's theme, "Battle of the Sexes. More...

For The Record

'Catfish' wanted by police

Waynesboro police need the public's help netting a man they call "Catfish." Arthur "Catfish" Tolbert is wanted on a felony arrest warrant for allegedly stealing numerous tools from a local woodworker and pastor earlier this summer. More...

Teen injured in accidental shooting

A Waynesboro teen has been hospitalized after an accidental shotgun blast went straight through his foot. The 14-year-old, who was in- jured just after 1 a.m. More...

Augusta robbery tied to Burke residents

Two Burke County residents have been arrested for robbing a Richmond County convenience store. Maurice Marcel Ward, 23, and Yolanda Tucker Crockett, 24, both of Waynesboro, were jailed for the Aug. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Peanut Water Requirements

A lot of the local peanut crop is in the very critical water requirement stage during the month of August. The recent rains have helped improve crop conditions. Most have welcomed the rain and look forward to more. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Now-Sept. 14 - Walk Georgia Registration Aug. 28 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke County Office Park Kitchen - 6 p.m. Aug. 28 - 2008 Southeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course, Laurens Co. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Shade Tree Decline

Many trees around the county are showing dieback and decline symptoms. Twig or branch dieback is initiated in the tree as a response to poor growth conditions and pest attack. More...

Church News

Church News

Noah Ebenezer Noah Ebenezer Central Baptist Association will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jones Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. James Strowbridge is the moderator, and the Rev. Melvin Habersham is pastor. More...

School employees to take fewer trips

BOE conflicts on cuts

Burke County Public Schools officials are putting the brakes on discretionary travel this year, but expenses may still increase. More...

Biofuel research growing in Burke County

Research in Burke County could help local farmers cash in on the green energy revolution. The University of Georgia is studying crops for biofuel production at its research center outside of Midville. More...

Editorial

Governor takes gold in the blame game

If finger pointing were an Olympic sport, Georgia has a serious gold medal contender under the Capitol's gold dome. More...

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RFD

Local attorney Jack Cox sent me an email about his 8-year-old daughter, Emily. "Emily and I were dining in Augusta recently when Emily spotted a bandaged soldier walk in the door. More...

Sports

Bears open season against Effingham County Friday

The Bears need to toughen up Friday night. Burke County High School will play the season opener against the Effingham County Rebels, and head coach Eric Parker said his team needs to get physical if they want to beat the AAAA school. More...

Spartans prepare for battle

The Spartans are ready to settle the score. This week marks the Backyard Battle, and what better way to get football season started than to finally snatch a win in the third annual event against Briarwood Academy's Buccaneers. More...

One-point disappointers

Burke County's Lady Bears suffered three losses on the diamond last week, two of them by just one point. Burke County fell to Aquinas 4-1, Westside 6-5 and Jefferson County 7-6. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas B. Cates, Jr.

Mr. Thomas B. Cates, Jr., age 71, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest at his residence on Aug. 19, 2008. Mr. Cates was a native of Burke County, the son of the late Kathleen Chaplin Cates and Thomas Burton Cates Sr. More...

Mrs. Mary Cline

Mary Cline, age 75, of St. Simons Island, Ga., died Sunday Aug. 17, 2008. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. More...

Mr. Richard T. Harper

Mr. Richard Thomas Harper, age 23, husband of Mrs. Marjorie Edmonds Harper of Macon Highway died Saturday Aug. 16, 2008. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at Warrenton First Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Bake sale The women's group of Vidette Methodist Church will hold a bake sale 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Harveys Supermarkets. Items include cakes, pies, brownies and more. Proceeds benefit Linda Horton, who is in need of a liver transplant. More...

People

Jameson Inn continues to satisfy customers

The Jameson Inn hotel brand was once again ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction nationwide in its segment through the second quarter of 2008, according to the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI). More...

Delivering students more than 45 years

The Burke County Public Schools Transportation Department recently attended their annual bus driver safety meeting. More...

Books, buses, business

Lots of locals turned out last Thursday for the Burke County Chamber of Commerce's annul Business After Hours. More...