October 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke County chosen for Smithsonian food exhibit

The Smithsonian is coming to town ... with food on the brain. Burke County Library is one of just a dozen stops for the national institution's traveling exhibit about Georgia's food culture. More...

News

The main event

Downtown Waynesboro did it. Last week, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) put its stamp of approval on a two-year effort to make the core commercial district a Main Street community. More...

Sagging pants ordinance gets council's support

Council approved the first reading of a new ordinance that will ban sagging pants from the city of Waynesboro. More...

Note-worthy

The Pride of Burke County put to the test

Perfection is the goal. That's what Burke County High School band director Charles Westman says it takes to win. More...

For The Record

Neighborhood asks for police help

Residents in the new Pecan Grove subdivision are trying to put the brakes on a growing crime problem. Monday night, a room full of residents with toddlers and children in tow pleaded to Waynesboro City Council for help. More...

From the Blotter

Fair to foul A game operator summoned deputies after a foul-mouthed fair patron tried to make off with his bunny. More...

Thieves damage Burke businesses

Deputies are looking for suspects in two unrelated thefts at area businesses last weekend. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

White Grubs in Pastures and Hayfields

Green June beetles can be quite troublesome in pastures, hayfields and on temporary winter grazing. They typically cause damage in fields where broiler litter or other organic matter has been applied. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Winter Cover Crops Improve Next Year's Garden

Fall is here and many gardeners just let the plants die out and leave the soil exposed. You should consider planting a winter cover crop. Cover crops are an economical way to both protect and build the soil. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Apple Season Is Here!

If you are planning a fall trip to the mountains it's bound to include a stop to purchase apples. It might just be the reason for your trip! But do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sight of so many varieties? More...

People

Churches begin 'Christmas in Burke'

Applicants sought

A group of Burke County churches wants to make Christmas a little happier for area children. More...

Burke native returns home to serve

The Reverend has come home. After years away from her native Burke County, Kit Herrington Brinson has returned to St. Michael's Episcopal Church to serve as Interim Rector. "My return feels like I have come full circle," the Rev. More...

Miss Drawdy to wed Mr. Boring Oct. 25

Richard and Lavonna Drawdy of Waynesboro and Karen Drawdy of Savannah announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Drawdy, to Gary Lee Boring Jr., son of Lorena Boring of Tyrone, Penn., and the late Gary L. Boring Sr. More...

Deputies probe Midville attacks

A Midville man was brutally beaten with a pecan limb when he opened his door for an unknown attacker early Saturday morning. More...

BCHS wins Governor's Cup

Even if Burke County High School doesn't win the region football championship, the school will still have one region title under its belt this fall. This one's for academics. More...

Editorial

Don't miss the good stuff

We're in the news business and, more often than not, the news these days is not so good. Washington and Wall Street continue to report dramatic events in the national and global economy, not many of which have been encouraging. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bill Shipp

THE CHUMP TEST

Look out. Our friends in the General Assembly have quietly plugged a few words into the Nov. 4 ballot to test voters. They want to know if we are still chumps. More...

Sports

Bears pound Panthers for region win

It was a game the Bears couldn't give up, and they weren't about to either. Burke County High School pulled off a fourth quarter comeback to beat Liberty County 24- 14 in Hinesville last Friday night. More...

Cubs earn trip to playoffs

The Burke County Middle School Cubs will take the field this afternoon (Wednesday) against South Effingham for the region playoffs. The Cubs (4-2) earned their spot by defeating Ebenezer and Screven County Middle last week. More...

Spartans prepare for Homecoming

On paper, the two teams are evenly keeled, but on the field Saturday, the Matadors did something the Spartans couldn't manage - they found the end zone. More...

Obituaries

Lorrie Ray Morris (Infant)

Lorrie Ray Morris, the infant daughter of Ron and Angel Morris of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2008, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, Ga. Graveside services were held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. More...

Riley Mae Flakes (Infant)

Riley Mae Flakes, infant daughter of Selena Owens and Larry Scott Flakes of Augusta, Ga., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Graveside services were held Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4:30 p.m. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF REV. DAVE NELSON

February 8, 1918 - October 25, 2005 I cannot say and I will not say That he is dead, he is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

The Lydia Project The Lydia Project Sewing Day will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Tote bags will be made for women undergoing cancer treatments. More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Baptist Church will hold a two-night pre-anniversary revival Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-23, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. More...