February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

'If I Were Mayor' contest underway

For sixth-graders

Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach wants local sixthgraders to tell it like it is. More...

National curator to research in Burke

The curator of the "Barbecue Nation" museum exhibition will be taking notes in Waynesboro Saturday. More...

Dollar General opens in Sardis

Shoppers in Sardis have a new place to browse with the addition of a Dollar General store just outside of town. A grand opening was held last weekend at the recently constructed 9,014-square-foot store just across from SGA Elementary School. More...

Sports

Bears win rematch against Braves

They didn't let them get away with it this time. Burke County's boys (10-6, 4- 4) traded the lead with the Baldwin Braves throughout the game last Friday, but they held it firmly when it mattered most - at the buzzer. More...

Lady Bears give up two

The Lady Bears suffered two region losses last weekend. Burke County's girls (3-13, 2- 6) fell to Baldwin 81-55 Friday night and Richmond Hill 60-51 Saturday. More...

Spartans win two, struggle in region

The Spartans haven't had trouble defeating non-region opponents this season, going 11-4 in non-region play. However, their struggles against powerful region opponents continue. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Winter Grain Mites

Last year in February 2008, I was helping farmers in my previous county deal with an infestation of winter grain mites in small grains (wheat, oats, etc.) and pastures over-seeded with ryeg rass. More...

Crop Disaster Program deadline is February 27

Producers who want to sign up for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) need to do so by Feb. 27, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter. The deadline of Feb. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Feb. 5 - Cotton Production Meeting - McKinney's Pond - 7 p.m. Feb. 10-13 - NutraSweet Grower Panel Tour Feb. 17 - Master Gardener Classes Begin - Deadline to register Feb. 24 - Cattlemen's Association Meeting - Burke Co. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

Rhes, Angela, Rhesa, and Sean Reeves and their families thank all of the following for their kindness in regard to their recent fire: Teresa Overstreet and Junior Spencer for seeking help, Lucille and Clarence Overstreet for saving Rhes, Wade Ward More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF EZUMER (SHORTY) PALMER

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN It's been two years now since you went away, you now live with God, He wanted it that way. O, yes we miss you each and everyday, the tears still fall, our hearts still ache, missing you in every way. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF SHELTON AND HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY

We will always love you. Your Family More...

More teens charged in burglary rash

Arrest count nears 20

Waynesboro police have arrested two more teenagers in connection with recent burglaries. Last week, 19-year-old Freddie Lee Jones Jr. was arrested for the Jan. More...

"... this car is systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic ...

Why, it could be Greased Lightnin'!"

The old Clipper looks rough right now with flattened tires and cracked windows. But when David Keefer runs his hand across the bulky bumper and scans the length of the rusted factory original, he sees what will be after he's finished with her. More...

Editorial

The high price of cheap gasoline

Just a few months ago, you could not find gasoline at $4.25 a gallon. If lucky enough to find it, many of us driving larger vehicles were cut off at $100, the credit card limit at many stores, whether your tank was filled or not. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mickey and Linda Horton came by our office last week and I was amazed at how well Linda was doing. She does not look like the same woman she was several months ago. Linda underwent a liver transplant last year and her recovery is remarkable. More...

For The Record

Game night fights cause injury, unrest

Basketball season is causing concern for local law enforcement officers following four post-game fights. The trouble began last Wednesday outside the recreation department gym. More...

Woman jailed for cutting man's face

A Waynesboro woman was jailed for slicing a man's face. Mary Julia Griffin, 55, was arrested for aggravated assault shortly after she sought help from police. More...

From the Blotter

Bye-bye birdies A Twin City quail producer got his feathers ruffled after a Burke County plantation stopped payment on a check. More...

Obituaries

George James Fulghum

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announce the death of George James Fulghum age 85 of Midville, Ga., who passed away Jan. 30, 2009 in Macon, Ga., after an extended illness. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 11a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Sweetheart pageant The Burke County High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) will hold a Miss Burke County High School Sweetheart Pageant 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the BCHS J.D. Smith Auditorium. More...

Church News

Church

Elim Elim Praise Tabernacle Church of the Living God Inc. will hold a three-day service Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8. Friday's service will begin 7 p.m. at the church with Clarence L. Parks delivering the message. More...

Church Service Directory

Bethel Baptist Church . Bethel Baptist is located off Hwy. 24 in Alexander. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. BBI at 5:45 p.m. & evening services at 7. Wed. prayer meetings & mission studies are at 6:45 p.m. More...

School News

Students learn business lessons firsthand

Front row seat

Instead of simply learning the definition of a profit, they're trying to turn one. Students at Burke County High School are putting business lessons to a real test by running a store they planned as a class project. More...

Burke County releases honor roll

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Principal's List Twelfth Grade: Michael Blackburn, Brittany Burke, Charles Circo, Belinda Clark, Hillary Cobb, Eric Davis, DeSherra Gilchrist, Marquisha Golphin, Grant Herring, Amber Johnson, Shinae' Jones, Rodney Moye More...

BCMS Spelling Bee Winners

Ben Ford, left, took first place in Burke County Middle School's Spelling Bee and Janell Williams, right, came in second. Both students competed in the county-wide bee held at Blakeney Elementary Jan. 9. More...