October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DAYLIGHTSAVING TIME

Don't forget to set your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Daylightsaving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. More...

News

Simply Daisies burns

Simply Daisies went up in flames Wednesday night, but Waynesboro firefighters aren't sure what sparked it. More...

State holds hearings on new Vogtle units

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) will kick off hearings next week as part of the certification process for two new nuclear units at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. More...

Emergency room expansion begins

Burke Medical Center held its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday to begin construction on the new emergency room. More...

Sports

Bears ground high flying Hawks

This is exactly what they've been trying to prove. The Bears didn't just give a top-notch team a good run - they gave them a good reason to run. More...

Cubs vie for region title

The Burke County Middle School football team will head to Statesboro this afternoon (Wednesday) to play for the Coastal Empire Region Championship. The Cubs take on William James Middle at 5 p.m. in Womack Stadium. More...

Burke County volleyball makes program history

The Burke County High School volleyball team made a first-ever appearance in the state tournament last Saturday. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Prussic Acid Poisoning

The recent frosts have created conditions favorable for prussic acid poisoning in cattle. Prussic acid poisoning may occur when livestock consume certain forages or wild plants that have been damaged. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Now is the time to Control Florida Betony

Florida betony or rattlesnake weed (Stachys floridana) is a problem weed in both turf and ornamentals. Florida betony or rattlesnake weed is a winter perennial. It is dormant during the hot, humid summers of the South. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Deer, Please Handle Your Venison Safely

Deer hunting is a popular sport and a source for meat for the freezer. Venison can be frozen and stored for future use when handled properly. More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its harvest revival Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 4-6, at 7:30 nightly. The speaker will be the Rev. Minnie Davis, pastor of Mt. Zion and Neeler AME churches. The Rev. More...

School News

Charter school officials hope for 2010 opening

Some local education leaders still plan to open the doors of a charter school in Burke County and hope to begin classes in August 2010. More...

Burke County band collects more accolades

The Pride of Burke County lived up to its name at the final contest of the season. The Burke County High School marching band placed fourth among 23 bands at the Sound of Silver marching contest in Blackshear last weekend. More...

Applications available for Exchange Club scholarships

The Waynesboro Exchange Club has thousands of dollars to give to local students. Applications are now available at Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy for the annual scholarships awarded by the Ex- change Club. More...

Two attempted muggings

Woman pulls gun, scares off robbers

The owner of a local seafood restaurant thwarted a robbery when she opened fire on three would-be muggers. More...

Trial underway for drug dealer's murder

A Waynesboro man is standing trial this week for the murder of a drug dealer who smuggled in several hundred thousand dollars worth of cocaine. More...

Vote early through Oct. 31; polls open Tuesday

Burke County voters will have their say next Tuesday. Polls at all 15 local precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for residents to weigh in on 14 contested races, from President of the United States to sheriff. More...

Editorial

Re-elect Sheriff Coursey

In 1980, 33 year-old Greg Coursey emerged from a crowded field of candidates to become Sheriff of Burke County, succeeding 12-year veteran Sheriff Ralph Elliott. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Scott and Jill DuMars's son, U.S. Marine PFC Josh DuMars, is home in the United States after completing his second tour of duty in Iraq. I can't begin to tell you the relief his parents and family feel now that he is home. More...

For The Record

At middle school

Boys arrested for bomb threat

Two Burke County Middle School students were arrested for calling 911 and reporting a bomb at their school. The boys, both 14, used a cell phone to place the call from a school restroom around 11:40 a.m. Thursday. According to Sgt. More...

Dad shoots dogs after attack on son

A Hephzibah man shot two pit bulls after his teenage son was attacked. More...

From the Blotter

Between neighbors A Saxon Road man called deputies after he trailed a burglary to a neighbor's house. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Kathryn Self Withrow

Kathryn Self Withrow, 86, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services were held at p.m. on Sunday, Oc. More...

Mrs. Jeanette Holmes

Mrs. Jeanette Holmes, 43, of Augusta, Ga., wife of Billy Holmes, entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be held at Noah's Ark Miss ionary Baptist Church in Keysville, Ga. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MRS. EXIE M. GREEN

Sunrise - January 1, 1920 Sunset - October 29, 2006 My dear mother it has been two years since you answered your call, but your memories are still fresh with me everyday. I know you are at peace with the Lord. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetics course A diabetics course will be held at Burke Medical Center 6- 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. The class is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Call the dietary department at 706-554-4435 to sign up. More...

People

Native vies for Miss Georgia USA title

If you ask Ava Pittman, the hardest thing about preparing for a pageant is missing out on your favorite foods. More...

When I grow up…

A myriad of career choices were evident during Waynesboro Primary School's career parade. The annual parade is the culminating activity to a week of career studies at the school. More...

Westerman named agent of the month

Owner-broker Larry Miller recently recognized newcomer Marie Westerman as the CENTURY 21 Larry Miller Realty overall Agent of the Month for September. More...