February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Evictions, civil cases skyrocket

Hard times have hit the housing market here. Since Jan. 2, Burke County deputies have delivered 59 eviction notices to renters who have fallen behind on their payments. More...

News

Commissioners hire new attorney

An Augusta attorney has been hired to serve as the county's legal aide. More...

Grading practices better aligned than surrounding systems

Burke stacks up well:

Burke County may be doing a better job than most area school systems when it comes to grading fairly. More...

Rep. Jon Burns

The 2009 General Assembly session has slowed down due to the current economic crisis and the looming $2 billion revenue to the state. More...

Sports

Bears upset two top-10 teams

Coach Purvis Dukes hoped his Bears would peak at the right time, and it looks like they won't disappoint him. The Burke County boys (13- 6, 6-4) toppled two teams ranked among the state's top 10 in the AAA coaches poll. More...

Lady Bears bash Baldwin

The Lady Bears claimed their first comfortable win last Friday night. In their only big blowout of the season, the Burke County girls (5- 14, 4-7) downed the Lady Wildcats of Liberty County 56-32 in front of a home crowd. More...

Wrestlers advance past area tournament

All 13 Burke County wrestlers who competed in the area tournament last weekend are one step closer to state. They all qualified for the sectional tournament set for this weekend, and three Bears grabbed first place finishes in the region. More...

Fields & Yields

Head of the herd

The Burke County Cattlemen More...

Home & Garden Tips

Planting Fruit Trees

It's been said before, but it still needs emphasizing. If you can't plant fruit plants when they arrive from the nursery, they need to be checked carefully for adequate moisture then stored properly until they can be planted in More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Salmonell-what? Getting the Facts Straight

Recently, Salmonella has received equal billing with the economy in the headlines. As you are acutely aware, that is no small feat these days! More...

People

IN MEMORY OF TONY BELL

February 13, 1973 - February 22, 2001

It's the 13th of February, the day you were born, It's been eight years since you left us, can you believe we're still torn? Apart that is, because you were always here, But a place in my heart tells me you're always near. More...

Miss Barnhart marries Mr. Hege

Miss Bethany Sue Barnhart and Jason Henry Hege were married 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at the Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church. A meditation was given by Glendon Eshleman, and the ceremony was performed by Timothy Myers. More...

UDC Officers

The Margaret Jones #27 United Daughters of the Confederacy officers for this year are from left, treasurer Betty Bargeron, president Dot Cauley, recorder of military awards Nell Headley, second vice president Betty Trenter, More...

Two shot, two cut in nightclub brawl

At least two gunmen opened fire during a big fight at the Social Club in Sardis. More...

Jones murderer sentenced to life

The man who murdered Edmund Burke Academy's former headmaster will probably die behind bars. After a five-day trial in Richmond County Superior Court, Paul F. Blevins was found guilty last week of the 2007 murder of educator Danny L. Jones. More...

Editorial

Burke doubles state pass rate on advanced placement exams

While Georgia education officials are celebrating progress on advanced placement exams, Burke County students have nearly doubled the state's pass rate. More...

Peanut scare publicity

As I sat eating my peanut butter and jelly sandwich today, I was reflecting on the recent "peanut scare." I have had numerous conversations with peanut producers, Georgia Peanut Commission representatives, and other individuals about the affects of More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Women arrested for fighting

With box cutter, hammer

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com Two Waynesboro women were jailed following a street fight involving a hammer and box cutter. More...

From the Blotter

Rapid refund A Waynesboro teen could face criminal charges for holding a tax service employee against her will in hopes of quick cash. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Monday, Feb. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James L. Hamilton

Mr. James L. Hamilton of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at MCG in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Palmer Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. More...

Mr. James M. Williams Sr.

Mr. James M. Williams Sr. of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. More...

Mrs. Rosa Lee Hougabook

Mrs. Rosa Lee Hougabook of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Phinazee and Son Chapel with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood drive The Shepeard Community Blood Center bloodmobile will be at the Wardlow building Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 1-6 p.m. Donors should bring their donor card or picture ID. Visit www.shepeardblood.org for more information. More...

Church News

Church News

Bark Camp Bark Camp Baptist Church will hold a Celebration of Love, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The public is invited, and babysitters will be available for all children. 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

School buses running cleaner

Filters installed on Burke County school buses last week should help residents breathe a little easier. More...

Application available for ag scholarship

Students pursuing an education in agriculture have a shot at some money to help them pay for it. Applications are now available for the annual Burke County Cattlemen's Association scholarship. More...

BCHS Career Fair

Burke County students got a glimpse at what could be their futures. Last Thursday, high school seniors and eighth graders met with representatives from 43 businesses and organizations during a career fair at the high school. More...