September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Hundreds come together to help build church

Workers milled around the site as the scent of sawdust and barbeque wafted through the half built church. Hundreds of volunteers from across the state were working steadily to assemble Burke County's newest church. More...

Couple prays for transplant

If they ever needed an answered prayer, the Hortons could use one now. More...

Around Town

A shift in lanes leading to the bypass north and south of Waynesboro now lead drivers around town instead of through it. Drivers who want to travel through downtown must make a turn off of the by-pass. More...

For The Record

Do you know these robbers?

Waynesboro police need the public's help identifying these two masked gunmen who walked into Burke Haven Corner Store around 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 and held up two cashiers. The photos are still-shots taken from the store's security camera. More...

Waynesboro man shot in back

A Waynesboro man was shot in the back, and police want to know who pulled the trigger. Madison Antonio Lewis, 23, was taken to the Burke Medical Center emergency room just before 5 a.m. Thursday. More...

Hephzibah man goes to prison for armed robbery in Burke

A Hephzibah man will go to prison for holding up a store clerk in Waynesboro. Steven Allen Aldrich, 54, pleaded guilty to armed robbery last week and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Michael N. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Rust, Peanuts and Stink Bugs: 'Too Much to Cover!'

I feel like I have been experiencing the diversity of Burke County agriculture over the past couple weeks. There are a number of topics worth covering this week. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Bees and Pesticides

Many insects visit flowers to collect pollen and nectar as food. As they forage, these insects spread pollen grains among flowers, accomplishing poll ination. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Keep Your Clothes Looking Like New

With the economic climate putting a strain on disposable dollars, it's more important than ever to make sure you get the most for your money. Making wise purchases is one part of this strategy. More...

Church News

Church News

Ward Grove Ward Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 26th ushers anniversary 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. Judson Scott is pastor. More...

School News

State awards grant to school system for struggling students

Burke County Public Schools will soon begin an extensive after-school program to help struggling students. More...

RANKED NINTH

State awards S.G.A. for improvement in reading

S.G.A. Elementary School has made the state's top 10 for improvement in third-grade reading. More...

Editorial

Mr. Bush's Blue Legacy

Reprinted from The New York Times President Bush may be on the brink of doing something stunningly at odds with his record as one of the worst environmental stewards ever to inhabit the White House. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Normally, I do not use my column for a soap box, but I need to express my opinion about this issue. There has been a lot in the news lately about the "drinking age debate." The legal age for alcohol consumption was changed from 18 to 21 in 1984. More...

Sports

Bears give Gators a fight in Waycross

The Bears proved last Thursday that they are a team to reckon with this season. Burke County High School's football team (1-1) took on AAAA powerhouse Ware County High School in The Swamp and took many by surprise. More...

BEARS HOST BLUE DEVILS FRIDAY

The Bears won't get a break this week when they welcome Statesboro High School (2- 0) to town. The Blue Devils, of Region 2-AAAA, are ranked number 5 in the state in the AAAA coaches' poll. More...

Close call

Lady Bear Myeka Whitfield leans in to catch the ball and tag a Lady Wildcat from Richmond Hill in Burke County's softball game last Friday. The Lady Bears lost the game 11-2. They take on Aquinas at home today (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sara Page Glass Brunson

Mrs. Sara Page Glass Brunson, age 92, of Statesboro, Ga., died at her home, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 while under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice of Statesboro. The funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. More...

Ms. Sudie "Sue" M. Hall

Ms. Sudie "Sue" M. Hall entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home in Opelika, Ala. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

John Howell Daniel Jr.

John Howell Daniel, Jr., 68, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1939, in Burke County to the late John H. Daniel Sr. and Mary Pearl Holland Daniel. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

School council The Burke County Middle School school council will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the BCMS conference room. Old Fella Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Burke County Library. More...

People

Wedding

Miss Fowler, Mr. Boyce exchange vows

Miss Mary Catherine Fowler and Mr. Brian Joshua Boyce were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. The Revs. Dr. G. Al Wright and George William Robertson officiated at the ceremony. More...

Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Cheeks celebrate 50 years

Lucile and Eugene Cheeks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church in Waynesboro where they are members. More...

Birth

Wyatt Lee Wade

Will and Olivia Wade announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Lee, born 2:17 p.m. July 16, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3½ ounces, and was 20¾ inches long. More...