March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Jobless rate surges

More Burke County residents are out of work. According to the Georgia Department of Labor's latest figures, the county's unemployment rate topped out at 11.5 percent in January 2009. More...

Health department may be even more valuable in tough economy

With each economic report, unemployment figures continue to rise. With many of those job losses comes the loss of health benefits as well. More...

Seniors, disabled to get $250 each

People receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive $250 each, according to a press release issued by Social Security Regional Commissioner Paul Barnes. More...

Sports

TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational in Waynesboro this weekend

Local golf enthusiasts don't have far to go to see some of the state's top juniors in action. More than 100 of Georgia's best high school golfers will tee off at the Waynesboro Country Club this weekend for the TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational. More...

Burke County bows out in Columbus

A long bus ride home seemed even longer after the Burke County Bears lost their Sweet Sixteen game in Columbus last Wednesday. More...

Lady Bears bring home trophy; Keller shines at Jekyll tourney

The Lady Bears nearly walked aways with a first place finish at the Red Terror Invitational in Jekyll Island last weekend, but a tie breaker rule didn't go their way. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Bermudagrass Decline

Prolonged and extreme drought in successive seasons, late spring freezes and uncontrolled weed problems have made the past few years inc redibly stressful on our perennial forages. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Proper Pruning Pays Off

Almost all shrubs in your yard require some pruning from time to time. If your landscape is gifted with much shrubbery or fruit trees, then you should take time to learn the whys, whens, and hows of proper pruning. More...

Recipes from Louise

You can make all eyes shine around your table when you serve these delicious dishes on St. Patrick's Day. Irish Stew 1½ lbs. lamb stew meat 2 tsp. More...

People

Former resident receives honor for leadership, community service

Dale Lewis, a 1974 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy, has been awarded the Silver Beaver by the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. More...

Over Coffee

Coffee Before Hours was held last Friday at The Lake Restaurant. Guests were treated to an array of breakfast and finger foods prepared especially for them by the employees. More...

Burke County won't foot bill for Palmer trial

Burke County taxpayers have dodged a nearly $70,000 legal bill. The Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday that the county was not liable for paying defense attorneys who represented Willie Palmer during his latest capital murder trial. More...

Sex offender registry reaches historic high

More convicted sex offenders are living in Burke County than ever. Right now, an all time high of 67 offenders are listed on the official registry. More...

Editorial

The "Just Say No" party

It has become virtually impossible to avoid the unending flow of bad news about the economy. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

There will be a golf tournament Saturday, March 28, at the Waynesboro Country Club with proceeds benefiting Karis DeLaigle Medical Fund. Trophies will be awarded to winners in each tee time. More...

For The Record

Teen arrested for 2007 shooting

A Waynesboro teen has been arrested for the Dec. 2007 shooting of his mother's boyfriend. Donald Cooper, 18, was arrested last Tuesday after dodging law enforcement officers for 15 months. More...

From the Blotter

Mr. Pockets A Sardis man with a penchant for hiding loot in his pants was handed a three-year jail term. Mingyarrtus Herrington, 23, appeared in Burke County State Court last Wednesday for three criminal charges accrued in nine months time. More...

Recovery and Reinvestment

Federal aid could help local law enforcement

Burke County law enforcement agencies could get a shot in the arm from the newly passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to U.S. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Peggy J. Dotson

Peggy J. Dotson, 59, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at Hebron Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Bertie Ruth Mooneyham,

Bertie Ruth Mooneyham, 93, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Burke Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Screven County to the late Joseph Carlton Edenfield and Ethel Aileen Zeigler Edenfield. More...

Mr. Curlie Walker

Mr. Curlie Walker of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 in the Florida Medical Center. Funeral services were Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive Shepeard Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in town 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Wardlow Building, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Academy Avenue. All donors will be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 36th Usher's Anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 15. The Rev. Chavas Boyd, pastor of Bark Camp Baptist Church, will deliver the message. Bark Camp's ushers will be the special guests. More...

School News

Early birds get more than worms

Burke County Public Schools celebrated National School Breakfast Week with all the fixings. More...

Students compete in regional bee

Two young students from Burke County were among the mix at the 2009 Scripps Howard Spelling Bee regional competition held last week in Augusta. More...

Local students present to members of Congress

A handful of Burke County students showed U.S. Congressmen one way federal dollars are being well spent. Five students in Mrs. Lynda Moore's advanced placement calculus class traveled to Washington, D.C. More...