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In Waynesboro

Utilities to go up; millage rate holds

Waynesboro officials are keeping their fingers crossed when they send out tax notices in mid-December. The bottom line for property owners is hinged on whether state lawmakers keep or cut the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant. More...

Shop downtown this weekend

Shop locally this holiday season, and get it done early! This Sunday, downtown merchants will have deals and steals on all their holiday goods, and the public won't want to miss this one-day event. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Nov. 18, 1998 Dr. J. Miller Byne Jr. died at the age of 93. He had served this community as a family physician for 50 years until his retirement in 1979. More...

Sports

Burke County breezes past first round

The hour-long lightning delay before last Friday's game was the only break Mary Persons High School got all night. Burke County put Mary Persons away 42-14 in a game that was practically over by halftime. More...

Bears receive all-region honors

Several Burke County players have been recognized as standouts in the region. The all-region list released last week for 3-AAA included 10 Burke County High School players, most of them on offense. More...

Burke boys place first in fall league

A team of Burke County boys traveled to Augusta to play in the fall baseball league and claimed first place for the second year in a row. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Is tillage important for small grains?

Farmers are always looking for more efficient and effective ways to produce crops. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Nov. 20 - Master Gardener Meeting - 6 p.m. - Burke Co. Office Park Nov. 25 - 2009 Crop Production Economics Meeting - Noon. - Southeast Research & Education Center - Midville Dec. 1 - Herbicide Resistant Weed Control Meeting - 6:30 p.m. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Upcoming Master Gardener Program for 2009

You should consider the following questions. Do you enjoy gardening? Would you be interested in expanding your gardening knowledge through an intensive course taught by University of Georgia Specialists, extension agents and local experts? More...

People

Farm Bureau seeks contestants

The Burke County Farm Bureau encourages area students to enter two upcoming contests. Sixth-, seventh- and eightgraders can enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest, with the topic, "Georgia farmers are my heroes because ... More...

Dreams do come true

Jayne Brinson leapt into the chair she dreamed of winning just hours before her name was drawn. More...

Scurry gets scholarship from ATC

Priscilla Scurry, center, a dental assisting student at Augusta Technical College, recently received the Barbara Williams Scholarship from the Augusta Tech Foundation to assist in her studies. More...

Mobley named Burke's best teacher this year

Burke County Public School officials named their top teacher last week, and she's a product of their own system. Katie Parker Mobley, a second grade teacher at S.G.A. More...

Forest amendment gets mixed reviews

A constitutional amendment that changes the way some property values are assessed passed overwhelmingly among Georgia and Burke County voters earlier this month. More...

Editorial

Local governments beware

While we all know that numbers can be deceiving, as far as Georgia's state budget is concerned, there is good news and bad news. More...

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RFD

Girl Scout Troop 20748 was busy taking donations of nonperishable food items Saturday at the entrance of Harveys Supermarket. The girls and a few of their moms greeted shoppers and encouraged them to give donations. More...

For The Record

Stray dogs terrorize neighborhood

She says they are terrorizing the neighborhood, and she doesn't have a clue what to do about it. It's 4 p.m. and the pack of dogs has been pacing the length of Rays Bridge Lane nearly all day. More...

From the Blotter

Bad sign Police were called to the Mr. Golf Carts warehouse Sunday after an employee spotted five juveniles hiding inside. The kids got away, but had already left their mark. More...

Police need public to identify gunman

Waynesboro police need the public's help identifying a shooting suspect known only as "Bongo." According to Chief Investigator Gene Boseman, Bongo is wanted in connection to the Nov. 15 shooting of John Oliver Jenkins Jr., 25. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Bessie B. Scharnitzky

Mrs. Bessie Broxton Scharnitzky, 94, of Martinez, Ga., entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at her residence. Memorial services were held on Monday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

We are never quite prepared to face the departure of a loved one to eternal rest. The thoughtful expressions of family and friends in so many ways made the transition easier. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF DEMOND JACKSON, SR. Nov. 16, 1975 - Nov.27, 2007 THIS ISN'T GOODBYE Laughter filled this room many times again and again. We'd sit for hours not saying anything at all. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Breakfast with Santa The Citizens of Georgia Power, Waynesboro group, will hold Breakfast with Santa, 9- 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Waynesboro First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. More...

Church News

Church News

Antioch Rock Creek The ushers of Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church will celebrate their 20th anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. The public is invited. The Rev. David Kemp Sr. is pastor. More...

School News

School tax rate won't increase

The school tax rate won't go up this year, but employees shouldn't be looking for big raises any time soon. More...

Schools find faster way to contact parents

Burke County parents will soon be notified immediately by the school system if an emergency situation arises. More...

Burke County Teachers of the Year

School level teachers of the year for Burke County Public Schools included Steven Moore of Burke County Middle, Rashad Carter of Burke County Alternative, Katie Mobley of S.G.A. More...