April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Medicaid cuts spared in budget

Local doctors and hospital officials are breathing a sigh of relief following the adoption of Georgia's 2010 budget in the General Assembly last Thursday night. More...

Officials pass bill to restructure DHR

The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill last Friday overhauling a state agency that affects thousands of local residents. More...

Old Fella and Fox

Animal rescue hero Richard Daniels got to plug his message to the multitudes. Monday morning, Fox News aired a Good Day Atlanta interview with the Waynesboro resident about the Old Fella rescue group and the upcoming April 30 memorial More...

Sports

Spartans take third in Lyons

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team captured a thirdplace finish last week in Lyons. The match included six GISA teams including David Emanuel Academy, Valwood, Robert Toombs, Curtis Baptist and Bulloch Academy. More...

2008-09 Burke County High School Winter Sports Banquet

BOYS BASKETBALL Burke County Bears honored for basketball included, from left: Curtis Barber, Most Improved; Bobby Burum, Best Offensive Player; Cedric Maple, Hustle Award; Jacquez Rozier, Coach's Award; Jahana Harden, Future Bear Award; and Paul Atw More...

Spartans pound Matadors

Edmund Burke Academy improved to 7-2 for the season after defeating Memorial Day School 15-3 last week. Brandon Sharpe nearly pitched his second no-hitter of the season but gave up 2 hits in the bottom of the sixth inning. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Fly Control Strategies for Beef Cattle

Warmer weather means that cattle producers can expect grass to green up and hopefully an end to feeding hay. Warmer weather also brings the challenge of controlling fly infestations in your herds. There are many reasons to provide fly control. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Lawn Diseases

How can you stop brown patch in your lawn? Management plays the most important role in brown patch control. You should not apply excessive nitrogen and use only enough to maintain a reasonably green, attractive lawn. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Planning for Canning

When planning for canning, we tend to ignore the details until we begin the process. Planning ahead can prevent problems down the road. The first thing to consider is the safety and operating condition of canning equipment. More...

People

Chalker, Taylor to wed May 30

Kimberly Gladin Chalker of Wadley and Harry Edward Taylor Jr. will be united in marriage 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Wadley Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Audrey S. Gladin of Wadley and the late Jack H. Gladin. More...

Birthday Bash

More than 100 local students helped Dr. Seuss celebrate his birthday in style. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character" for the month of March. These students exemplified the character traits of diligence, perseverance, consideration and courtesy. More...

BOE approves new alternative school plan

Beginning next school term, Burke County Alternative School will no longer serve high school students. More...

Teen burglar charged with hotel hold-up

A teenager jailed for burglary has now been charged with holding up two pregnant clerks at a Waynesboro hotel. James Byron Martin Jr. More...

Editorial

Session ends with no transportation funding plan

In the final week of the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly, lawmakers approved an $18.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2010 and passed a package of tax cuts designed to spur the economy. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mrs. Hazel Ammerman, affectionately known as Granny to many, died April 1 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. She was 93. For many, many years she was a member of the breakfast group at The Lake Restaurant. More...

For The Record

Arson suspected in mobile home blaze

Arson is suspected in a Saturday night blaze that consumed a doublewide in Keysville. More...

Meteorite hunters banished from Burke

The two meteorite hunters caught trespassing in Burke County won't be coming back. They've been banished. More...

From the Blotter

Hot chicks Deputies are looking for a thief with lots of chicks. Earlier this week, a Hephzibah resident reported someone accessed his property by cutting out two sections of his fence. Among the missing items were an egg incubator and brooder. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Hazel Cooper Ammerman

Lillian Hazel Cooper Ammerman, 93, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro on Saturday, April 4, at 3 p.m. with Dr. G. More...

Mr. John Cates Scott

Dublin… Funeral services for Mr. John Cates Scott, age 82, of Dublin, Ga., was held at 11a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009 at Marie Baptist Church, with interment following at 2:30 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Genealogical and Historical Society Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Burke County Library. The public is invited. More...

Church News

SUNRISE SERVICES

Easter Sunrise Services will be observed at two area churches this Sunday at 7 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Botsford Baptist Church will be host for sunrise services in the cemetery across from the church. More...

Church News

Fellowship Fellowship Baptist Church will have its Easter program, "Lives That Touched Jesus," 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Sunday School begins at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Thomas Sr., pastor, invites the public. More...

School News

To Capitol Hill

Eight students from Communities in Schools of Burke County's Teen Scene and Future Force program along with 13 students from the Hope House of Savannah took their concerns straight to Capitol Hill. More...

Schools receive stimulus dollars

Burke County Public Schools should soon receive its first chunk of federal stimulus dollars. U.S. More...

Gentlemen show class in community

They pound out a beat by slapping their hands against their legs and stomping their feet on the hard floor. There is not a single instrument in the room, but the guys begin to smile as they find perfect rhythm. More...