November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

River dredging becomes issue in Vogtle permitting process

A panel of judges has decided that plans to dredge the Savannah River to accommodate two new nuclear reactors at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant need a closer look. More...

County adopts budget

The county's $43 million budget was recently approved but not before the commission made one final change. More...

Here we go!

A Halloween reception for Burke County's Relay For Life was held last week to get team captains fired up for the upcoming event. So far, 15 teams have already signed up to participate, and money has already been turned in. More...

Sports

Bears bury Bulldogs in Brickyard

Old teammates paced the sidelines shouting out encouragement to the Bears who were mere freshmen the last time they all played together. More...

BCMS Cubs bring home region runner-up trophy

It all came down to the last 20 seconds of the game. Those last moments cost the Burke County Middle School Cubs a chance to claim another Coastal Empire Region Championship in eighth grade football. More...

First kill

Jacob Elliott, 8, was thrilled when he shot his first deer. He bagged the spike, which weighed approximately 130 pounds, while hunting with his father on Oct. 20. He is the son of Wren and Linda Elliott of Sardis and brother to Lindsey. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ora Victory Roberts

Ora Victory Roberts, 82, of Macon, Ga. passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. Services were held in the Mausoleum Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park, with visitation from noon-12:50 p.m., in the main building. More...

Ms. Bertha Mae Kelly

Ms. Bertha Mae Kelly 71, of 276 Blount Chapel Rd., Louisville, Ga., died Thurs. Oct. 30, 2008. Funeraserviceswill be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Rosier Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery in Rosier. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR The Edmund Burke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Nov. 8, at The Meeting Place starting with lunch at 12 p.m. A program on Indian Heritage Month will follow. More...

People

CANDY CALL

SCENES FROM HALLOWEEN

- Amy J. Nunnally More...

Cards of Thanks

GARY LYNCH FUND RAISER

We would like to thank everyone, family, friends and relatives, that came out to support Gary. The Lynch Family More...

Retired educators recognized

State Rep. Gloria Frazier was special guest at the Burke County Retired Educators Association October meeting where she reviewed the 2008 legislation passed in the General Assembly related to the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia. More...

Webster upsets White, BOE goes to run-off

Coursey, Tinley, DeLaigle, Chandler win

While Senator John McCain was expected to get Georgia's 15 electoral votes, Burke County voters backed Senator Barack Obama. He carried the county 5,231 to 4,342. At 12:45 a.m. More...

One arrested, two wanted

Pregnant woman murdered

The body of a murdered pregnant woman was found near a peanut field in rural Burke County. GBI agents say Alajandra Canche, 32, was shot once in the head and left in the backseat of her parked car. More...

Editorial

Veterans Day

This coming Tuesday our nation will once again observe Veteran's Day. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

I received a phone call from Calvin Raley Sunday night notifying me that Linda Horton, wife of Mickey Horton, was in surgery getting a new liver. More...

For The Record

Two homes, building burn over weekend

Burke County firefighters spent the weekend battling blazes. According to Chief Rusty Sanders, three structure fires were reported in three days. It began around 2:30 p.m. More...

Student arrested for bringing bomb components to school

A Burke County High School student has been arrested for bringing to class what deputies are calling a partially assembled bomb. More...

From the Blotter

Big bang theory A boom that shook downtown Waynesboro last Wednesday was caused by a dry cleaning machine. According to Waynesboro firefighters, a small explosion at Superior Cleaners blew out a front window and damaged clothes in the machine. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Feeder Design Affects Hay Wastage

Harvested feed is the largest single expense for a beef cattle operation. Large round bales are the primary winter feed for most operations. Hay is expensive to produce and waste needs to be kept to a minimum. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Nov. 18 - Ag in the Classroom Appreciation Dinner - Burke Co. Office Park Nov. 20 - Master Gardener Meeting - 6 p.m. - Burke Co. Office Park Nov. 25 - 2009 Crop Production Economics Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Burke Co. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

November Portfolio Workshops - Call Mrs. Cope to set up appointment Nov. 8-9 - Junior Conference - Rock Eagle 4-H Center Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

Asbury Asbury United Methodist Church will hold its annual Harvest Day program 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Nedenia Barber, pastor, invites the public. St. John St. More...

School News

High school students prepare for course tests

Burke County High School students are sharpening their pencils. Hundreds of them will prepare this month for state-mandated tests required for students across Georgia who are completing certain courses this semester. More...