November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Young mother indicted for leaving baby in hot car

A young mother who was arrested for leaving her baby in a parked car has been indicted by the Burke County Grand Jury. Tabatha Gail Skinner, 20, was indicted on a single felony count of cruelty to children in the second degree. More...

News

Developer fined for violations on river front

A developer selling lots on the Ogeechee River in Midville faces a stiff penalty for clearing land too close to the water. More...

Early voting up in air

Dec. 2 run-off to decide BOE and state races

Burke County voters will head back to the polls Dec. 2 to weigh in on one local race and as many as three statewide ones. The heated race for the District 3 seat on the Burke County Board of Education will have to be decided in a run-off. More...

And the winner is …

William Mizell Ford made one customer a happy lady when she walked away with $500 for gas after a recent drawing. Donna McNeely, center, is pictured with Mizell employees John Bowers and JD Collins. More...

Sports

Bears host first round of state Friday

And the chase is on. Burke County High School will play host for the first round of the state playoffs Friday when they welcome Mary Persons High School from north Macon. Both teams will try to better their playoff records from last year. More...

Bears finish regular season in style

The Bears (7-3, 5-1) defeated West Laurens 40-15 last Friday to finish the regular season. Though the win had no effect on Burke County's region standing, it sends them into the playoffs with momentum. The win marked the Bear's fifth straight. More...

Spartans end season with 53-14 loss

The Knights demonstrated just why they are ranked second in GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) AA football when they crushed the Spartans 53-14 in the first round of state playoffs in Macon last Friday. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Grain Crop Insect Control

With the declining wheat prices reducing interest in wheat, there should be a good supply of resistant wheat varieties to plant this fall. 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 - Noon. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

November Portfolio Workshops - Call Mrs. Cope to set up appointment Nov. 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving Holidays - 4-H Office Closed Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 - National 4-H Congress Dec. More...

Church News

Church News

Fellowship Fellowship Baptist Church will hold its annual Harvest Day Sunday, Nov. 16. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11. The public is invited. The Rev. Dr. James E. Thomas Sr. is pastor. More...

Nov. 14-16 designated for Donor Sabbath

Organ donation promoters are asking local congregations to get involved this month. National Donor Sabbath Weekend will be observed Nov. More...

School News

It all adds up

A number of Waynesboro Primary School students were chosen from their classrooms based on teacher recommendations to participate in a Math Challenge Competition. More...

S.G.A. celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Lt. Wanda Wells of the Burke County Sheriff's Office hangs red ribbons on the front doors of the school while surrounded by S.G.A. Elementary School fifth-graders. The ribbons signify Red Ribbon week at S.G.A. Elementary School. More...

Using magic to encourage reading

On Oct. 28, Burke County High School students received a spooky but educational performance just in time for Halloween. Chad Crews, former BCHS graduate and teacher, presented his "Authors of Mystery and Horror" show for BCHS English classes. More...

Brothers wanted for murder

Federal agents join hunt for fugitives

Federal agents have joined the hunt for two Burke County farmhands wanted for murder. More...

Biker injured in deer collision

A Waynesboro man was critically injured after his motorcycle collided with a deer. Ronald M. Beard, 57, was riding on Stoney Bluff Road around 7 p.m. Friday when a deer stepped into his path. More...

Editorial

Wake up, Congressman!

Newly re-elected Georgia Congressman Paul Broun of Athens is embarrassing himself and the entire state by calling President-elect Barack Obama a "Marxist" and warning that the new President might promote a "philosophy of radical socialism. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

The women of St. Michael's Episcopal Church will hold their pre-holiday bake sale 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 515 Liberty St., Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Sardis man shot in chest

A fight over a woman ended with shots fired in Sardis. More...

Teens arrested at dog fight

Two Sardis teenagers have been arrested for fighting dogs. Gary Lassiter and Christopher Whitfield, both 18, were taken into custody Monday after a city worker saw them forcing two dogs to fight behind Whitfield's Bargeron Road home. More...

Man gets two years for meth conviction

An Augusta man went to prison last week on methamphetamine charges he picked up while diving in a Keysville dumpster. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Arthur Forte Evans, Jr.

Arthur Forte Evans, Jr., 86, beloved husband, father and follower of Jesus Christ, died in his home on Nov. 9, 2008, after a valiant battle with cancer. More...

Mrs. Ethelyn B. Bargeron

Mrs. Ethelyn B. Bargeron, of Martinez, Ga., formerly of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Westwood Nursing Home in Evans, Ga. She was born Sept. 16, 1915 in Millen, Ga., to the late Tate Butler and Mary Williams Butler. More...

Mr. William Robert Hillis

William Robert Hillis, 85, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at St. Marks Methodist Church Cemetery in Sardis with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '90 The Burke County Comprehensive High School Class of 1990 will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Burke County Library. Call or email Pamala Bell Williams at 706-799-6290 or amethyste_p@yahoo.com for more information. More...

People

EBA actors earn first place in region

From the first "Yo Rapunzel" to the last "I'm just jazzed to be in the show," Edmund Burke Academy's One-Act Play cast dazzled as they portrayed an array of characters in The Brothers Grimm: Out of Order. More...

Forestry team takes third place

Five Senior 4-H'ers represented Burke County well in the State Forestry competition Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Scouts' food drive

Scouts' food drive Members of the Cub Scout Pack #414 recently held a food drive. The goods collected will be donated to First United Methodist Church in order to help them provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. More...