February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber names Citizen, Small Business of the year

Jimmy Allen, Salter Building Supply

A Waynesboro Shriner who'd rather stay out of the spotlight and a local business whose owners are on a firstname basis with the majority of the community received high praises at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet last week. More...

News

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Vogtle safe site for new reactors

A major milestone has been marked in the federal approval process for additions at Plant Vogtle. More...

Nuclear financing bill passes Senate

The Georgia Senate passed legislation last week that would allow Georgia Power to begin charging customers during construction to pay for expansion at Plant Vogtle. More...

BOE encourages retirement

To avoid cuts

In light of a looming deficit, the Burke County Board of Education is encouraging some educators to retire. More...

Sports

Burke County hosts region playoffs

Tourney time

Burke County fans don't have far to go to see their home teams battle for a bid in the state tournament. The Region 3-AAA playoffs began last night at Burke County High School, where games will be played every day through Saturday. More...

Burke County grabs two wins

Burke County's basketball players made senior night one to remember. Both the Bears and Lady Bears scored wins over longtime rival Thomson High School. The Bears beat the Bulldogs 67-61 in a game that was stacked against the home team early on. More...

Burke County wrestler headed to state

He was the underdog when he showed up. But he was the underclassman everyone was asking about by the time he left. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Small Grain Management Issues

Wheat and other small grains are in various stages of development. In most parts of the county dry weather is negatively affecting development. This has kept disease pressure low but yields could also be lower. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Wild Onions and Garlic in the Yard

An attractive lawn makes an ideal setting for a home and adds beauty to the area. It also reduces dust, helps prevent erosion and surface runoff and provides a good play area. It can also increase the value of your property. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Feb. 23 - Area Pecan Meeting - Varner 4-H Center - Swainsboro - 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24 - Cattlemen's Association Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 7 p.m. Feb. More...

Church News

Church News

William Grove William Grove Baptist Church will hold an honor program for the Rev. Howard Cheatham Sunday, Feb. 22. Sunday School will begin 10:30 a.m. followed by the program at 11:30. The Rev. 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...

Abuse detailed in Long divorce action

Ramen Noodles. That's the only thing Jeremy Long allegedly provided for his family on a regular basis. Not beds, warm clothes or an education - but rather a packet of flimsy noodles with a seasoning pouch. More...

Girard man killed in nightclub shooting

A Girard man is dead following a shooting at a Screven County nightclub. Jermaine Milquell Scurry, 20, was killed early Sunday morning after gunfire broke out inside the Space Ship Lounge off Burtons Ferry Highway near Sylvania. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Senate approves nuclear financing proposal

The Senate voted Feb. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Feb. 17, 1999 Burke County STAR students were Jon Crockett of Edmund Burke Academy and Wesley Tinley of Burke County High School. The J. C. Mallard farm was recognized as a Centennial Family Farm. More...

For The Record

Dog attacks continue in county

Another child has been attacked by a dog. Last Tuesday afternoon, a 7- year-old was attacked by a neighbor's dog while she played in her own front yard on Layne Street, just outside of Waynesboro. More...

More break-ins reported in Burke

Burke County deputies were called to seven burglaries in five days. More...

One shot, one stabbed over the weekend

Two Waynesboro men were hospitalized Friday the 13th after being shot and stabbed in unrelated incidents. Just before 6 p.m. Nicholas Bernard Gresham, 28, was shot near The Hole on Cherry Street. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Lewis A. Perry

Mr. Lewis A. Perry, 74, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. He was born April 3, 1934 in Girard, Ga., to the late Fred Perry and Marion Perry. Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Mr. Virgil Black

Virgil Howard Black, 84, of Millen, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta. His funeral was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Fairhaven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sue Diebolt officiating. More...

Mr. Jermaine Micquell Scurry

Jermaine Micquell Scurry, 20, of Girard, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2009. His funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Andrews Chapel A . M . E . Church in Girard with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '94 The Burke County Comprehensive High School Class of 1994 will hold its 15-year class reunion planning meeting Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. in the meeting room at Diamond Lakes Community Center. More...

People

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF RUSSELL ANDERSON

October 21, 1968 - February 16, 2008 "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land". More...

School News

School calendar set for 2009-'10

Just 10 votes made all the difference. More...

Substitutes to see more green

Substitute teachers can expect more money this year. The Burke County Board of Education approved a $10 increase last week in the pay scale for substitute teachers to keep in line with minimum wage. More...

Twice as nice

Hagen Wade got double the kisses when cupids Ashley Bowman, left, and Jessica Brookins hand-delivered his valentines last Friday. More...