September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge grants bond to father of abandoned children

Jeremy Long was granted bond in Superior Court last week, but even if the hefty sum is posted, he'll still be seeing a lot of the Burke County Jail. Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. More...

News

Farm fest is Saturday

You don't have to go far for some old-fashioned fun. This Saturday, the Waynesboro Shrine Club will hold its annual Farm Fest, complete with cloggers, cow patty Bingo and turtle races. The fun kicks off at Southern Bank in Waynesboro at 9 a.m. More...

Racks by the Tracks

Rib cook-off fires up Farm Fest

Barbeque enthusiasts will fire up their grills this Saturday to compete for the 2008 Racks by the Tracks title. Seven teams are signed up for the second annual cook-off so far, but organizers will continue registration through 2 p.m. Friday. More...

Redbreast Festival reeled in this year

There won't be an Ogeechee River Redbreast Festival this year. After 23 years, the Midville event that celebrates the city's heritage on the river has been called off. More...

Sports

Lady Bears tally wins on the diamond

The Lady Bears played pay back last week, burying an opponent who beat them earlier in the season. Burke County High School's softball team beat Aquinas High School 9-1 last Wednesday. The Lady Irish won an earlier contest 4-1. More...

Repeat performance

Bears fall fall short against Statesboro

It was another disappointing loss to another top ranked AAAA team. Burke County High School (1-2) fell 28-19 to Statesboro High School (3-0) last Friday night in the Bear Den. More...

Lady Spartans win road games

The Lady Spartans (7-2, 3-1) continue to dominate on the diamond. They picked up three wins on the road last week, including an 8-0 victory over region opponent Curtis Baptist with senior Ashley Bowman pitching a shutout, with 10 strikeouts. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Early Evaluations of Peanut Cultivars and Maturity Profiling

John Beasley, Georgia Extension Agronomist, Tifton, Ga. has evaluated many of the recent cultivar releases on the Hull-Scrape Maturity Profile Board. He shared some of these initial evaluations during our Peanut Harvest Clinic last week. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Sept. 17 - Growing Opportunities in a Changing Georgia - 2nd Georgia SARE Educational Farm Tour - Bulloch Co. Agricultural Center - Pre-registration is required. Contact the Extension office for more information. Sept. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Sept. 20 - Farm Fest - Southern Bank Pavilion - Waynesboro Sept. 20-22 - Georgia Youth Summit - Rock Eagle 4-H Center Sept. 20 - State Forestry Contest - Rock Eagle Sept. 22 - Signup for Fair Mini-Booths Sept. More...

People

Liberty Art seeks applicants

Organizers for the 6th Annual Liberty Art show are now taking applications from local and regional artists. The two-day show with sales will be held Nov. 22 and 23 at First Liberty Market in downtown Waynesboro. More...

EBA class celebrates 30 years

Members of Edmund Burke Academy's Class of 1978 recently met for their 30th reunion. Twenty-one members attended as well as numerous spouses and children. More...

Grandparent's Day celebration at WPS

Cindy Huddleston's kindergarten class invited their grandparents to come to school to celebrate Grandparents Day by having a special breakfast. More...

At Best Western

Pregnant clerks robbed at gunpoint

Investigators are looking for a pair of gunmen who held up two pregnant women at Best Western. "Both women were in their last trimester," said chief investigator Gene Boseman of the Waynesboro Police Department. More...

Missing man died in motorcycle wreck

The search for a missing Waynesboro man ended Saturday morning when a pedestrian spotted his body and wrecked motorcycle in a ditch. According to Burke County deputies, family members began searching for 42-year-old Isaiah Lockhart Jr. More...

In schools

Authorities plan stiffer searches for drugs

Law enforcement and school officials plan to dig deeper for drugs in local public schools. More...

Editorial

A Giant First Step

Jones Lake is a little over 50 years old. It started out as a popular recreational lake that was the site of fishing rodeos and even a statewide water skiing contest. Fishing was enjoyed by young and old from both boats and the shore. More...

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RFD

The rumors about Link Automotive going out of business is true. Steve Link, owner of the dealership has a full page advertisement in this week's newspaper to begin the liquidation. More...

For The Record

Two men shot in five hours

Two Waynesboro men were shot within five hours of each other. It began around 10 p.m. Saturday when 48-year-old Linwood Kent, the man who was shot in the mouth and back outside The Hole Aug. 5, took another bullet. More...

Wanted for robbery

Police think they know who robbed an elderly woman in front of CVS Aug. 29, but aren't sure where to find him. John Henry Nair, 24, became a person of interest five days after the robbery when he was caught shoplifting at Wal- Mart. More...

Two arrested for tying baby to bed

A teenage mother and her boyfriend have been jailed for abusing her 10-month-old son. Last Tuesday, Sommer Alexis Franklin, 18, of Waynesboro, and Jeffrey Octavious Cain, 20, of Graniteville, S.C. More...

Obituaries

Lt. Col. Judson Holmes Wynne

(U.S. Army Retired)

Lt. Col., U.S. Army Retired Judson Holmes Wynne, 88, a resident of St. Simons Island, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 in the St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Mr. Thomas Vernon Elmore

Mr. Thomas Vernon Elmore, 56, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008. Tommy was born Sept. 26, 1951 to Marjorie Burns Elmore and the late John Dennis Elmore. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m Friday, Sept. More...

Mr. George Mack Counts Jr.

Mr. George Mack Counts Jr., 66, of Waynesboro died Friday at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services for Mr. Counts were held on Monday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Thompson Strickland-Waters Funeral Home of Sylvania with the Rev. G. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Survivor registration Survivor and caregiver registration for Burke County's Relay For Life will be held this Friday, Sept. 19, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Burke County Library. For more information, contact Byron King at 706-551-0833. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist (Sardis) First Baptist Church of Sardis will hold annual revival services Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 23-25, at 7:30 nightly. Pastor for the week will be the Rev. Rosa Williams of Ever Faithful Church in Augusta. The Rev. More...

School News

Burke County maintains past progress on SAT

Burke County High School's 2008 seniors held steady on SAT performance. More...

Sardis city council to repair old school's gymnasium

The Old Sardis School Restoration Committee issued a public apology after city council voted to fix the roof on the old school's gymnasium (see Letters to the Editor, page 5). More...

Calmer crowd at Burke County football game

The football players were the only ones getting physical at Burke County High School's football game Friday night, thanks to additional law enforcement. More...