September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Storms hurry corn harvest

Tropical Storm Hanna has local farmers hustling to bring in their corn crops. Farmers don't want to risk the heavy rains and high winds that could head this way and damage their grain. More...

News

Burke not likely a shelter for hurricane evacuees

Even if worsening weather sends Georgia's coastal residents inland, they won't likely head to Burke County. More...

Program targets uninsured children in schools

A new initiative in Burke County Public Schools aims to make sure children have health coverage. More...

Dove season may have soggy open Saturday

Dove hunters who have plenty of birds in their fields may not see them come Saturday when the season opens statewide. More...

Sports

A NICE START

Bears edge by Effingham County

It all came down to the last seconds in Burke County's 16- 14 win over Effingham County last Friday night. More...

THURSDAY'S FOE

Next stop: Ware County High School, home of last year's AAAA state runner-up. Burke County High School will tackle perhaps the toughest team on its schedule Thursday night when they travel to Waycross. More...

HURRICANE HAVOC

Burke County vs. Ware County 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 @ Ware County High Though forecasters are not yet sure what areas will be affected by Hurricane Hanna, school officials opted to play it safe and reschedule the game for Thursday. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries Mr. Jack L. Sasser

Mr. Jack L. Sasser, 75, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Screven County to the late Rupert and Ruby Edenfield Sasser. More...

Deacon James 'Bobby' Roundtree Sr.

Deacon James E. Roundtree Sr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. Homegoing services will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Doreen Faith Horst (Infant)

Doreen Faith Horst of Millen, Ga., was born Aug. 28, 2008, and after a few hours passed into the arms of Jesus. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Client council The Burke County Georgia Client Council will meet 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Forest Ridge meeting room. All members are asked to attend. Contact Isabelle Harper at 706-437-9816 for more information. More...

People

Miss Black Burke County

Regina White, center, was crowned Miss Black Burke County 2008 at the annual pageant. Caleesha Crockett, left, was first runner-up, and second runner up was Brittney Johnson, right. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 2, 1998 The Burke County Development Authority announced it would spend up to $1.5 million to construct a new "spec" industrial building. More...

People in the News

April McDaniel April Elizabeth McDaniel was recently selected to receive the Southern States Cooperative Scholarship and the Pineywoods Farm Memorial Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scienc More...

Wave of weekend robberies reported

Three robberies were reported within 30 hours of each other last weekend. It began just before 5 p.m. Friday when a 66-year-old Waynesboro woman was accosted as she walked toward CVS with cash in hand. More...

Waynesboro woman killed in jet ski accident

A Waynesboro mother died Labor Day weekend when her jet ski went over the Savannah River dam. Johnna Reid, 46, was pronounced dead at MCGHealth Saturday afternoon shortly after she plunged off the 50-foot dam on a Waverunner. More...

Editorial

Healthcare for Kids

One of the best ideas we've heard in a long time is the plan by some local agencies and the Burke County Public Schools to identify students with no health insurance and educate their parents about affordable healthcare programs. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I had the honor of attending Mr. Jack Sasser's funeral last Sunday. I say "honor," for it was an honor to know him. When I first learned about his death, I knew his earthly suffering was over. More...

For The Record

Second rape reported in northern Burke

A second Richmond County woman says she was raped in Burke County. More...

Teens arrested for consensual sex

Two teenagers were arrested for what appears to have been consensual sex. A Waynesboro mother took her 13-year-old daughter to the emergency room Aug. 23 after learning she'd had sex with a 17-year-old. More...

Mother of neglected children could face charges, bond denied for father

While Christine Long, 38, wasn't charged when authorities found her and her 11 children living in fetid conditions on July 31, the grand jury now has the power to say whether she should have been ... and she could still face indictment. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Scout for Army Worms in Pastures and Hayfields

is pretty straight forward. It just seems that they always seem to hit your fields at the most inopportune time! Reports of armyworm hits have begun coming in to the Extension office. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Plant This Fall and Save Water

Most of us are aware of the importance of conserving water, both inside and outside of the home. In the landscape, a great way to save water is by planting during the cooler fall season. More...

Recipes From Louise

It stands true that Americans need to reduce the amount of calories they consume to stem the obesity epidemic. More...

Church News

Church News

Bottsford Spring The ushers of Bottsford Spring Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. General Jennings is pastor. More...

School News

School Menu

BURKE COUNTY • Sept. 8-12

Monday - Red Beans & Rice w/Cornbread, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Packaged Salad, Green Beans, Vegetable Sticks, Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Pear Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie. More...