March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Vogtle opponents, supporters offer opinions to judges

Another round of hearings on Plant Vogtle expansion brought another round of arguments for and against the project this week. More...

Retirement complex, dollar store

Variances granted for developers

Two developers were granted the variances they need to move forward with construction plans. More...

American hero honored

The late Capt. Lonnie Dales was recently inducted into the National Maritime Hall of Fame. More...

Sports

Bears open track season with win

The Bears were quick to pick up a win in track and field this season. Burke County High School's boys claimed the top spot at their first meet with a score of 161. More...

Burke boys top Greenbrier in golf

Lady Bears tie program's best round

The Bears had a good day on the golf course at Bartram Trail. The Burke County High School boys golf team defeated Greenbrier High School by four strokes last Tuesday. Senior John Keller led the Bears with his 37. More...

Spartans shutout No. 1 Piedmont

Sharpe pitches no hitter

The Spartans dealt with their first loss of the season by taking it out on the No. 1 team in the state. After a disappointing loss to Frederica Academy last Thursday, Edmund Burke Academy traveled to Monticello for a round robin style match-up. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Training to be Held

Who needs erosion and sediment control certification? Erosion and sedimentation control training and certification is included in an amendment to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act in 2007. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Ladybugs Fast Becoming Pests in Homeowner's Eyes

Lady beetles have been viewed as good bugs. Most people aren't scared of them, and very few want to kill them with insect spray. But that's quickly changing. More...

Recipes from Louise

There's nothing like the color and sweetness of fresh strawberries added to a lovely salad to make a perfect springtime dish for your family and friends. More...

School News

Wishful thinking

SGA Elementary School student Michael Thompson Jr. was shocked when his greatest wish was granted Friday afternoon by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Volunteers surprised him in his classroom with the news that he would travel to Knoxville, Tenn. More...

Pre-K slots still available for fall

Burke County parents who thought their children might have to sit out pre-K next year still have a chance. Burke County Public Schools will continue to register students for pre-kindergarten at Waynesboro Primary and S.G.A. More...

High notes

The Burke County High School chamber and concert choirs hit all the right notes at their large group performance evaluations this month. More...

Driver gets 13 years for two deaths

On Nov. 19, 2006, Williams swerved into the path of Lavender's oncoming pick-up on Highway 80. Officers described a tragic scene in which a bystander was attempting to pull Lavender's body from his burning truck. More...

Grand jury indicts two men for Jones murder

Two Waynesboro men have been indicted for murdering Johnny Paul Jones Jr. and shooting his girlfriend in the neck. More...

Editorial

Expanding national service

The nation is close to a major civic breakthrough. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

My friend, Frank Griffin, shared the following from Country Extra magazine. More Dos and Don'ts for Schoolteachers: Here's a list from 1872 for schoolteachers in Casey County, Ky. 1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys. 2. More...

For The Record

Former Sardis policeman sentenced

A former Sardis policeman was sentenced to probation Monday for a crime he concocted while on the force. Micah A. Leach was accused of making up a story about chasing off prowlers at a fellow officer's home in September 2007. More...

Tougher courthouse security put in place

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey says residents will see new security measures in place at the courthouse beginning April 1. For starters, all courthouse doors except the two side breezeway entrances will be locked. More...

From the Blotter

Stage fright A Waynesboro woman trying to vote for her favorite American Idol got guest appearances from the police and fire station instead. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James Burton Davis

James Burton Davis, age 80, of Sylvania, Ga. passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Funeral services were Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Rev. More...

Mr. David Mobley

David Mobley, age 56, of Waynebsoro, Ga., passed away on Friday, March 20, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Sharpe officiating. More...

Mrs. Betty Wade Daniel Cooley

Betty Wade Daniel Cooley, age 86, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Burke Medical Center. Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Pre-Prom Fashion Show Burke County High School in conjunction with David's Bridal & Men's Warehouse will host a pre-prom fashion show on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m., in the J.D. Smith Auditorium at BCHS. More...

Church News

Church News

Elim Praise Elim Praise Tabernacle will have its revival 7:30 nightly Tuesday-Friday, March 31- April 3. The Rev. Mark S. Pierson of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Augusta will be the guest evangelist. More...

People

Miss Coleman to marry Mr. Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Coleman of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Shonda Coleman, to Marcus Crawford, son of Mrs. Mary Crawford of Waynesboro and the late Levi Crawford. More...

Saxon places first in speaking contest

Carly Saxon recently represented Burke County at the district competition in Statesboro for the Rotary Interact Club Speaking Contest. More...

Board of Education members honored

During their March meeting, the Burke County Board of Education members were honored with certificates and gift bags for Georgia's School Board Member Appreciation Week. More...