September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

A HARD DAY ON THE FARM

The Waynesboro Shrine Club's annual Farm Fest was too much fun for 2-year-old Luke Morris, who tuckered out on a shaded golf cart by the day's end. More...

News

OPC plans for biomassplants to supply EMCs

Burke County residentscould be major consumers ofalternative energy in just afew years.Oglethorpe Power Corpora-tion (OPC) announced planslast week to build as many asthree biomass electric gener-ating facilities in Georgia. More...

NRC offers chance to argueagainst Vogtle expansion

Opponents to new reactors atVogtle Electric Generating Planthave a chance to speak up.The U.S. Nuclear RegulatoryCommission (NRC) announcedlast week the opportunity to re-quest a hearing as it considers Southern Nuclear Company More...

New law passed

No excuse needed to vote absentee

Georgia's absentee voting rules have been overhauled. Beginning this week, the early voting period is open to all registered voters. More...

Sports

Bears to face final AAAA opponent

After two tough losses in a row, the Burke County Bears look to even out their record this weekend. Burke County High School's football team (1-2) will travel to the coast on Saturday to take on Brunswick High School. The Bears had last week off. More...

Lady Bears struggle on the diamond

Lady Bear Morgan Bell hurls a pitch down the middle during Burke County High School's 15-6 loss to Washington County last Thursday. More...

Lady Bear runners take third in Ray Miller Invitational

Burke County High School's girls cross country team ran down a third place finish at the annual Ray Miller Invitational held at Magnolia Springs last weekend. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Linwood 'Carl' Jenkins

Linwood "Carl" Jenkins, 45, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at his home. Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home in Hephzibah, with the Rev. More...

Mr. Gerald Dwayne Hutto

Gerald Dwayne Hutto, 42, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Jerry was born Dec. 6, 1965. He was the loving son of Patsy R. Larkin (Steve) of Evans, and John P. Hutto of Augusta. More...

Mrs. Alice P. Lively

Mrs. Alice Aileen Perry Lively of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest at Trinity Hospital, Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 18, 2008. A celebration of life service was conducted Monday Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. from Robertson's Heritage Chapel, 220 E. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR The Edmund Burke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Burke County Library. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin immediately after. More...

Church News

Church News

Bethany Methodist Bethany Methodist Church will hold annual Homecoming services 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. The Rev. Hugh Shirah will be guest speaker. A covered dish lunch will follow in the social hall. The public is invited. More...

School News

There's more after graduation

Todd Lane, Burke County High School automotive technology teacher, recently invited a college representative to speak to students. Lane's goal was to motivate and encourage students to attend college. More...

Planters EMC members help local students appreciate ag

When children eat peanut butter sandwiches, they aren't usually thinking about the farmer who made it possible. More...

Clerk bound with shoestring during hold-up

Gunmen tied up a Dollar General clerk with shoestrings, then forced the manager to open the safe. Two unidentified black males held up the Shadrack Street store just before closing Sunday in an armed robbery officers are calling"extremely violent. More...

BCSO joins Metal Task Force, makes first arrest

Joining the Metal Task Force paid off quickly for the Burke County Sheriff's Office. More...

Editorial

Trust me

Reprinted from The New York Times The nation's financial mess was caused to a great degree by a culture of lax regulation and even less oversight, in which ordinary Americans were told to trust the government and Wall Street to do the right thing More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mrs. Alice Aileen Perry Lively, mother of one of my classmates Jackie Lively Willis died on Sept. 18. I had not seen Mrs. Lively around town for some time, but did not realize she was sick. More...

For The Record

Third woman dumped on Greiner Circle

Could be the same guy. Could be the same car. But the story of a third Richmond County woman dumped out on Greiner Circle is quite different from those told by two other women who recently claimed they were raped there. More...

Dog complaints pour in to sheriff 's office

Five dog complaints were filed at the sheriff's office in four days, including four about aggressive dogs. It began last Wednesday when a teenager was attacked by a pit bull as he walked along Ridge Road in Shell Bluff. More...

From the Blotter

In his dreams A burglary suspect tried to sleep away his neighbor's accusations but ended up making his own bed. Last Wednesday, a Hephzibah man came home from work unexpectedly and arrived just in time to hear a window shatter. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Sample Your Hay to Avoid Nitrate Problems

Hay and forage production is very important to the beef and dairy producers in Burke County. Hay is the basis of the winter feeding program especially for beef cattle producers. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Fall Management of Large Patch Disease in Turfgrass

Large patch disease of turfgrass is most common in the fall and in the spring as warm seasograssesare entering or leaving dormancy. Large patch is caused by the funguRhizoctonia solani. It can affect zoysia grass, Centipede grass, St. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

September is Food Safety Month

Did you know that in the United States each year, 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur, and that 5,000 people will die from foodborne illness? Food safety handling risks are more common than most people think. More...

People

Honoring grandparents

Faith Christian Academy students recently invited their grandparents to school. More...

Joshua Ervin

Air Force Airman Joshua E. Ervin recently graduated from training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Tasha Barber

Army Reserve Pvt. Tasha D. Barber recently graduated from the Dental Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. More...