January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mystery wreck at the rec.

Someone went for a ride over the weekend - literally. A mystery vehicle sailed nearly 100 feet after going airborne on the bypass, striking the Burke County Recreation Department's sign and causing thousands of dollars in damage. More...

Mobley honored for field trial work

She's been at it for 28 years. Folks across the nation know Nell Mobley for her dedication to the field trials in Burke County. Many of them showed their appreciation for her last Tuesday when Mobley was honored by some of the best in the sport. More...

AT&T investigating Alexander outage

Lots of folks in Alexander had to live without landlines last week. According to Drew Giblin, spokesperson for AT&T Corporate Communications, the area experienced a two-day outage after lines were damaged Tuesday morning. More...

For The Record

Three arrested

Burglaries continue in Burke

Burglaries continue to blight Burke County, but officers have arrested three suspects in two unrelated break-ins. More...

Officer loses Perkins home in fire

Waynesboro police are collecting donations for a fellow officer who lost her home in a fire Friday. More...

From the Blotter

Imposter pants Two men were arrested after bringing pot to State Court last week, and one blamed it on the pants he was wearing. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Myrtie Bell Barefield Rogers

Myrtie Bell Barefield Rogers, 66, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mr. Harold W. Hendrickson

Harold W. Hendrickson of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A memorial visitation was held Saturday, Jan. 10, from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. More...

Burke Happenings

School council

The school council of Burke County Middle School will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the BCMS conference room. More...

Concert series

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series will present The Mantini Sisters in "The Ladies of Broadway" 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Burke County Office Park. More...

Free fishing

Graystone Ranch Wildlife Education Center will offer free fishing days Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 17 and 18, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

People

Williams, Williams exchange vows

Miss Jenna Juel Williams became the bride of Mr. Brett Gregory Williams 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Greens Cut United Methodist Church of Waynesboro. Dr. Todd Ware officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Julie Babb

Julie Babb recently received the Faithful Service Award for 15 years of service to the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Babb has been employed by the Burke County Department of Family and Children Services since July 1993. More...

Jessie Walker

Pvt. Jessie L. Walker recently completed Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island, S.C. He is a 2008 graduate of Burke County High School. More...

Ride of a Lifetime

T he bottom line is freedom. That's what 60-year-old Jeff Brown says as he pivots on his heels and takes a long look at American Dream and Soaring Eagle. More...

MLK Day events planned in Burke

The 24th national celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday honoring the American civil rights leader will get underway in Burke County with the theme, "Yes, We Can Achieve." The NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Editorial

Nell Mobley's honor

We join the members of the Georgia Field Trial Association in expressing appreciation to Nell Mobley for almost three decades of service to the venerable group. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mark your calendars! The Friends of the Wimberly House will present the 2009 Gala Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Liberty Square Market from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and a sponsorship is $350. More...

Sports

In 2009 World Baseball Classic

Broxton named to Team USA

No. 51 will be on the diamond again before baseball season gets underway. LA Dodgers' pitcher and Waynesboro native Jonathan Broxton was named to the tentative roster for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic set to begin in March. More...

Bears split weekend games

The Panthers clawed a little harder than the Wildcats. The Burke County Bears (7- 4) put the Richmond Hill Wildcats away 75-65 Friday night but weren't able to repeat Saturday against the other cats south of Savannah. More...

Overtime games end in losses

It was deja vu for the Lady Bears last weekend. A tie after four quarters brought a four-minute overtime shot at taking home the win. But both Friday and Saturday nights, the buzzer sounded with the Lady Bears behind in the end. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

How to Select and Plant Pecan Trees

Selecting pecan trees is very important when you are trying to decide what to put in the yard. You must consider how much management can be given to the tree and how much disease resistance the tree has. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 28 - Georgia Cotton Conference - Tifton Jan. 29 - Peanut Production Meeting - Breakfast Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 8 a.m. Feb. 5 - Cotton Production Meeting - McKinney's Pond - 7 p.m. Feb. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Jan. 1 - Feb. 4 - Home Fruit Promotion Fundraiser - Deadline for ordering is Noon on Feb. 4. Jan. 15 - Cloverleaf PA Sign Up - 4-H Office - BCOP - 8 a.m. Jan. 24 - Elbert Co. Commercial Dairy Heifer Show - Elberton Feb. More...

Church News

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Baptist Church will hold the Gospel Travelers Choir Extravaganza 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Choirs from surrounding areas will participate, and proceeds benefit the church's building fund. The public is invited. The Rev. More...

Thankful

Thankful Baptist Church will hold an appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Berry Rogers, Sunday, Jan. 25, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and followed by mass meeting at 11. The Rev. More...

Watkinsville

Watkinsville Baptist Church will honor its senior citizens 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Dinner will be served. Pastor Peter Sparks will deliver the message. The public is invited. More...

School News

Teachers secure despite budget cuts

Several teaching positions in Burke County Public Schools could be eliminated next term, but officials say current employees aren't likely to get a pink slip in the process. More...

Cold drinks promote better classrooms

They used to give out gold stars. These days, cold drinks seem to do the trick. More...

Burke native trains officers at Augusta Technical College

A Burke County native is training law enforcement officers in a new program at Augusta Technical College. Alfonzo Williams has been hired as an instructor for the new law enforcement academy there. More...