October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Handel on elections

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel made a stop in Waynesboro last week for a small gathering at Waynesboro attorney and former mayor Jesse Stone's office. More...

Midville council approves budget

Midville City Council gave the final nod of approval to the 2009 budget. Council held its third and final hearing last Thursday before voting unanimously on the motion to approve made by Scotty Womack and seconded by Jack McLendon. More...

Culprits still sought in bomb scare

Investigators are still trying to identify who is responsible for sending Burke County High School into panic mode two weeks ago. According to Sgt. More...

Sports

Bears route Wildcats on homecoming

The only break Richmond Hill got Friday night was the half hour lightning delay just after the game started. Burke County High School (3- 3, 1-1) routed the Richmond Hill Wildcats 41-0 in front of a Homecoming crowd in The Bear Den. More...

GOING THE DISTANCE

The Bears will take a long road trip Friday to Liberty County High School for their third region match-up. Liberty County (2-5, 1-2) is coming off a 27-26 overtime win over West Laurens last weekend. More...

On the court

The 10 and under junior tennis team from Petersburg Racquet Club represented Georgia in the annual Georgia/ Florida Team Tennis Challenge held in Jacksonville, Fla., recently. More...

Fields & Yields

Beefing up ag awareness

Edmund Burke Academy students Madison Dickey, from left, and Ragan Bailey give "Miss Blackbird" a pat at the annual Ag in the Classroom event hosted last week by the Burke County Extension Service. More...

In the Furrow

Soybean Production Efficiency

Peanut harvest is well underway and cotton is being defoliated. One grower has even harvested a soybean field that drought had hit hard early on shut maturity down early. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Oct. 23 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park Conference Room - 6 p.m. Oct. 28 - Burke Co. Cattlemen's Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park Aud. - 7:30 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Alzheimer's group Alzheimer's Association's Burke County support group will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Pineview Gardens, located at 4255 Highway 25 North in Hephzibah. More...

People

Native American study

Steve Burke recently visited Waynesboro Primary School's second grade classes to tell them how it was growing up on the Ogeechee River and to share his passion Native American history. More...

Sweet!

Emma and Jon Williams of Waynesboro were surprised to return home from vacation and find their first attempt at gardening hadn't been a flop. More...

Miss Gay, Mr. Ide unite in marriage

Miss Tracy Nicole Gay became the bride of Mr. Shane Alan Ide 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. The outdoor wedding became part of the history of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church as the first one at the Highway 25 north campus. The Revs. More...

School board members plan trip to Califor nia

While Burke County Board of Education member Barrett Wimberly plans to pay his own way to California, two other BOE members may go there at taxpayers' expense. More...

Burglars choose wrong homeowner

A Burke County homeowner took matters into his own hands when he walked in on a burglary. Thursday morning, deputies arrested Malcolm Kelly, 18, and charged him with the burglary. More...

Editorial

A huge challenge

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are being affected by the global economic crisis. In the United States, more than 750,000 people who were working at the beginning of the year have lost their jobs. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Steve Link, owner of Link Automotive in Waynesboro, will be closing in a few days. He is selling off what is left of more than 10 years in business here in Burke. It saddens me to see what was once a thriving business close. We will miss Steve! More...

For The Record

Missing 3-year-old found in Tennessee

The hunt for a missing Midville boy ended in Tennessee. More...

From the Blotter

Flip and zip Deputies are looking for a driver who rolled his Eclipse three times on Farmers Bridge Road, then ran away. More...

Pedestrian injured in Liberty Street accident

A pedestrian continues to recover after she was hit by a car on North Liberty Street. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, Martha Ann Scott, 52, of Waynesboro, More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Margaret Reeves McCollum

Margaret Reeves McCollum blessed her family with her birth on July 28,1959, in Richmond County, Ga. She lived in Waynesboro Ga., in her younger years, making many friends. She died on Oct. More...

Mr. Gerald Grafton "Sonny" Wheat

Gerald Grafton "Sonny" Wheat, 83, of Evans, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Knob Hill Assisted Living in Evans. He was born in Miami, Fla., on May 28, 1925, to the late George Grafton Wheat and Minnie Holston Wheat. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DORIS V. DUKES

On October 14, 1930 God placed a special Mother on this earth. During your life you've touched many lives, made us smile and fed more than we can count. Mama, you always worked hard, lived hard and prayed even harder. More...

Church News

Church News

Barrett Grove Barrett Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual fall revival Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24, at 7:30 nightly. Guest speaker for the week will be the Rev. John H. Bush, pastor of Saulters Grove and Carswell Grove Baptist churches. More...

School News

GRIN & BEAR IT

Scenes from Burke County's Homecoming

Clockwise from top left: Senior Yasma Lynch reacts as she is announced as the 2008 Burke County High School Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by her father, Bernard Lynch. More...