March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Johnson is Burke County's STAR

Burke County has a new star, and they call her Krys. Burke County High School senior Krystina Johnson has been recognized as the county's 2008-2009 STAR student. More...

News

Blueberry farmer earns statewide award

Five minutes into a conversation with Dick Byne, his passion is obvious. Standing among the rows of Rabbiteye blueberry bushes, he holds a delicate pink bloom between his thumb and forefinger and wonders aloud what harm a cold night might do. More...

A big check

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) general manager Matt Brinson presents a check for $9,614,992.94 to Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus. More...

First Friday coming to Waynesboro

Waynesboro businesses are fighting the failing economy ... one Friday at a time. This week, they're holding their first ever First Friday and are busy gathering ideas to make the monthly event bigger and better as the weather More...

For The Record

Burglary count surpasses 80

The roster of burglarized homes and businesses keeps growing. While the City of Waynesboro was spared last week, Burke County deputies logged six burglaries in two days' time. More...

Do you know these shoplifters?

Waynesboro police need the public's help identifying these three women who were videotaped shoplifting at Bi-Lo last week. According to investigator Claude Wade they appear to have stolen baby formula and cosmetics. More...

Mother accosted by gunman

A gunman tried to push his way into a Larry Drive home but didn't get past the Waynesboro mother on the other side of the door. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Gloria Jean Finch Hayman

Gloria Jean Finch Hayman, age 60, of Girard, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Rev. Dr. More...

Mr. Clifford Walker Sherrod

Clifford Walker Sherrod, age 85, of Sardis, Ga., passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 8, in the Habersham United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF MALYNDA ASHLEY HEATH March 3, 1988 - October 24, 2003 Happy 21st Birthday Ashley! We love and miss you. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Republican party The Burke County Republican Party will convene precinct or other political subdivision) mass meetings 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Burke County Republican Party Convention. More...

People

Engagement

Miss Newton to marry Mr. Preston

Ken and Ann Smith of Bartow, Ga. and John C. Newton III of Perkins, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann Newton of Atlanta, to David Lee Preston of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Preston of Philadelphia, Penn. and Ms. More...

Triplets!

Erica Lane Jenkins of Augusta and Jermaine J. Cross Sr. of Swainsboro announce the birth of their triplets, Jermelyn Ny'Essie Cross, 5 pounds, 8 oz.; Jermilyn La'Rosa Cross, 5 pounds, 2 ounces; and Jermaine Juan Cross Jr., 5 pounds. More...

FFA students tour capital

Burke County FFA members Haley Bowen and Heather Flake rubbed elbows with some of the state's most powerful politicians during FFA Day at the Capital. The pair talked shop with Gov. More...

Waynesboro man shot in ambush

A Waynesboro man was ambushed by gunmen who hid in the bushes outside a home on Martin Luther King Drive. Johnathon Terell Hughes, 23, was shot twice Monday night as he got out of his vehicle in front of the residence. More...

Two men die in weekend accidents

Two men are dead following isolated electrical and motor vehicle accidents. More...

Editorial

Mid-year budget passes

As the sixth week (24th legislative day) of Georgia's legislative session wraps up, many necessary items on the agenda were accomplished. The Georgia House passed out the mid-year budget this week, which was a sigh of relief for some. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I want to extend condolences to Tanis Mobley and family. Tanis' mother, Mrs. Maisie Chandler Ritchie, 96, died Feb.16, in Wellingborough, England. Memorial services for Mrs. Ritchie will be held Friday, March 13, in Kettering England. More...

Sports

Burke County golfers swing into season with big wins

Burke County High School's golf teams are starting the season off right. The varsity girls and junior varsity boys played their first matches of the season last week, and both recorded wins at Applewood Golf Course. More...

Spartans spring into action

Nearly 75 athletes have kicked off the spring sports season at Edmund Burke Academy. The boys and girls tennis teams will host five matches at home this season. More...

Amateur Celebration

Georgia Amateur Shooting Dog 1st: Crouch's Prerogative: pointer female owned/ handled by Jeff Crouch 2nd: Crouch's Serendipity: pointer female owned/ handled by Ray Pinson 3rd: Buddy: More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Temperature Can Affect Calf Birth Weight

Calf birth weight is the primary cause of calving difficulty. Temperature has been shown to have a significant impact on calf birth weight. Certainly, using sires with low birth weight EPD's can avoid some calving problems. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Why did my Fruit Tree Die?

Each year many of us purchase fruit trees from the local nursery or mail order catalog. We have visions of harvesting ripe peaches, apples or pears and enjoying the fruits of our labor. More...

Recipes from Louise

Winter afternoons don't have to be dull and dreary. Invite some friends over and enjoy a hot cup of tea with these delicious cakes, scones, bars and sandwiches. More...

Church News

Church News

Piney Grove The Missionary Society of Piney Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8. The Rev. Dr. David Kemp and Brinson Hill and Rock Creek Baptist churches will be special guests. The Rev. More...

School News

Students visit Papa's

Kindergarten students in Maggie McDonald and Joy Osborn's class took a field trip to Papa's Pizza after a week of lessons on the type of work people do, why they work, what they do with their money and the difference between needs and wants. More...

Faith Christian releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll list for the fourth six weeks grading period. More...

BCMS Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History month, Nikkia Moore's sixth-grade classes at Burke County Middle School created realistic cutouts of famous Black Americans. After each student drew a name, they spent a day researching their famous person. More...