February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

… And a good time was had by all!

Friends of the Wimberly House were hosts for A Taste of Burke at the annual gala last Saturday night at First Liberty Market. Nearly 300 corporate sponsors and patrons showed their support of the local ministry. More...

Landfill could go green

Burke County could soon be on the cutting edge of landfill technology. The Public Works Committee met last Wednesday to hear a proposal by Hilo Group on a new method to harness methane gas from the Burke County Landfill. More...

Southern gentleman

Former Burke County attorney Preston B. Lewis Jr., left, was honored last week for 32 years of service. Lewis served the county from September 1, 1976 to January 31, 2009, when he retired. More...

For The Record

Deputies seize bulldogs

Ten English bulldogs were seized after deputies happened upon their small cages in some woods near Keysville. More...

Suspect hits deer during police chase

A high speed pursuit has Sardis Council members examining their city's chase policy. At last Tuesday's regular meeting, officer Rusty Pate questioned council members about how officers should handle drivers that refuse to stop. More...

Another child bitten by pit bull

The fourth child in five months has been attacked by a dog. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office on Sunday afternoon, a pit bull bit an 8-year-old boy on the hand outside a Moxleyville Road home near Keysville. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Nell Bartlett

Mrs. Nell Bartlett, 47, of Keysville, Ga., wife of David Bartlett, entered into rest Thursday, February 19, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. More...

Mrs. Maisie Chandler Ritchie

Mrs. Maisie Chandler Ritchie, 96, died Feb.16, 2009, in Wellingborough, England. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 13, in Kettering England. Survivors include a daughter, Tanis Mobley of Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Mr. Don Cedric McBride, Jr.

Mr. Don Cedric McBride Jr., 34, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 (today) at 11 a.m. 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. The meeting will be 1-3 p.m. in the meeting room at Diamond Lakes Community Center. More...

Church News

Church News

Neely Grove CME Neely Grove CME Church will hold its annual Black History Program, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Javon Jackson of Raise Bridge CME Church. The Rev. Ralph E. Moore, pastor, invites the public to attend. More...

School News

BOE considers alternative school options

The Burke County Board of Education is looking at an alternative to the Burke County Alternative School. More...

Duke Talent search participants

Fifty-seven Burke County students have qualified to participate in the Talent Search program sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...

BCHS FBLA competitive events program

FBLA Regional Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. More...

Retirement incentive saves school system over $1 million

A voluntary retirement incentive should save Burke County Public Schools more than $1 million next year. More...

Sardis man dies in Richmond County Jail

A Sardis man was found dead in the Richmond County Jail. "It was an apparent suicide," said Pat Morgan, Assistant Special Agent in charge of the Thomson GBI office. More...

Editorial

What Part of 'Stimulus' Don't They Get?

Imagine yourself jobless and struggling to feed your family while the governor of your state threatens to reject tens of millions of dollars in federal aid earmarked for the unemployed. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I want to congratulate Jerry and Greg Salter and Al Perkins, owners of Salter Building Supply, for being named the Small Buiness of the Year at the annual Burke County Chamber of Commerce Banquet recently. More...

Sports

Bears headed to state

For the second time in three years, the Bears are after a state title. The Burke County High School boys basketball team ended the season third in Region 3-AAA to secure their spot in the state tournament. More...

Play ball!

Senior Zach Eubanks hurls a pitch during Burke County High School's first game of the season Monday. The Bears lost to Harlem 4-0. More...

Lady Bears disappointed in first round of region

The Lady Bears were on the brink of a state playoff birth, but Richmond Hill snatched away their hopes with less than a second left on the clock. More...

Fields & Yields

Future Farmers of America 500-plus strong at Burke high, middle schools

Burke County students celebrate National FFA Week

Burke County FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 23- 28, 2009. More...

Young people in agriculture

The title of this article may not be truly representative of our state's population of farmers at this time. That is if you believe what statistics say. Of course, my perception of young and old is changing with every passing day! More...

Home & Garden Tips

Persimmons: A Tasty Treat for Wildlife

With beautiful fruit and attractive foliage, a persimmon tree provides a tasty treat for birds and other wildlife. From chickadees, sparrows and robins to possum and deer, virtually all types of wildlife enjoy persimmons. More...

People

Miss Ide to marry Mr. Munshi

Deborah Reeves Ide of Midville announces the engagement of her daughter Caliope Marie Ide to Keyur Pradeep Munshi of Woodbury, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Pradeep Munshi of Surat, India. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Timmerman, Cooper to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond David Timmerman of North Augusta, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leigh, to Derek Wayne Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny R. Fincher of North Augusta, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Cooper Jr. More...

Miss Georgia visits Burke

Miss Georgia and Miss America first runner-up Chasity Hardman made several appearances in Burke County last week. More...