April 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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More Tornado Photos

1. Dozens of volunteers showed up to help clear debris at A&A Minit Mart, which was blown to pieces. Only the drink coolers remained after the tornado touched down. Workers had left the store just minutes before the storm hit. More...

Frazier targets Sickle Cell awareness

It's been one of her pet issues since she was elected to the General Assembly in 2007. Now, State Representative Gloria Frazier, who represents most of Burke County, has marked the first victory in her war on sickle cell anemia. More...

A Story to Tell

Waynesboro celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Waynesboro will celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 19- 25 with a full slate of community events centered around this year's theme, "A Story to Tell." The story will actually begin two days early with a Friday Night Flick in downtown Waynesboro to More...

Sports

Spartan sluggers turn heads

Edmund Burke ranked second in state for first time

Edmund Burke has hit the polls hard this season. The Spartans (9-2, 3-1) have positioned themselves first in Region 2-AA and are flirting with the top spot in the state, according to the latest coach's poll. More...

Bears bury Baldwin for region win

The Bears made the bus ride back to Milledgeville a long one for the Braves last Friday night. Burke County (1-6, 3-12) crushed the Baldwin Braves (3- 4, 9-8) on the baseball diamond for 10-3 region win. More...

Burke County hoopster earns all-state honor

After standing out as a playmaking wide receiver on the gridiron last fall, Burke County senior Bobby Burum has earned a statewide reputation as a powerful point guard on the hardwood as well. More...

Fields & Yields

Chambers grabs to gobblers

Amber Chambers, 12, bagged two turkeys in Burke County on her first hunt of the season. She is the daughter of Carlton and Yvonne Chambers. More...

In the Furrow

Hay Moisture

I see quite a bit of ryegrass that will be cut for hay soon. Also, there are plenty of Bermuda hayfields beginning to green up. Hay season is upon us again. I have had a number of questions about moisture testing before hay is baled. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Upcoming Master Gardener Plant Sale

Master Gardeners in Burke County donates their time to help fellow gardeners in this area. The Burke County Extension agents consider their time priceless and recognize the fact that you cannot put a dollar value on it. More...

People

Miss Parrish, Mr. Good to wed

Michael and Carolyn Bragg of Sylvania and Walter Parrish of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeni Amanda Parrish of Sylvania, to Michael William-Thomas Good of Girard, son of Terry and Melba Good of North Augusta, S.C. More...

Renaissance to 'Sing a New Song'

Renaissance, a premier choral ensemble from Charlotte, North Carolina will present "Sing a New Song" at First United Methodist Church this Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Pritchard and accompanied on piano and organ by Dr. J. More...

Cub Scouts participate in Derby

Cub Scout Pack 414 of Waynesboro recently participated in the district Pinewood Derby in Swainsboro. Some of the boys went on to participate in the Georgia-Carolina Council Pinewood Derby at the Aiken Mall. More...

Toddler, teen die in weekend tragedies

A Burke County toddler and teenager died in unrelated Easter weekend tragedies. Two-year-old Travon White was killed outside his River Road home during a Sunday afternoon Easter party. According to Sgt. More...

Editorial

Friends and neighbors in need

Anyone who has personally viewed the destruction caused by last week's tornados cannot help but be struck by both the awesome power of the violent storms and the bewildering randomness of where they touch down and do their damage. More...

Photo

Crews and heavy equipment compliments of Ellis Wood Contracting of Statesboro were a large help to property owners in the clean-up along Cohen Road. More...

RFD

Friday night's tornadoes prove again the force of mother nature and how helpless we can be. My husband and I went to bed knowing there was a tornado watch in effect. More...

For The Record

For information about fires

$10,000 reward still unclaimed

Four months have passed, and authorities still don't know who burned three buildings to the ground on Wade and Millhaven plantations. "We interviewed a bunch of folks," said Gary Nicholson, special agent in charge of the Thomson GBI office. More...

From the Blotter

Terrible teens A 13-year-old mother was arrested after she slugged an officer in the face. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Monday, April 6 • Tyronica Patterson, 20, of 3380 Thames Place, Hephzibah, was arrested for disorderly conduct. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Paul W. Purkey Jr.

Paul W. Purkey, Jr., 65, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest suddenly on Friday, April 10, 2009 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Graveside funeral services were held at 4 p.m. More...

Mr. J. W. Edmonds

J. W. Edmonds of Sardis, Ga., retired principal of Sardis- Girard-Alexander High School, died on April 13, 2009 in his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. More...

In Memoriam

MISSING YOU (DUDE) RUSSELL DONNATE SHEPHARD August 1, 1981 - April 15, 2000 Another year has come and it still hurts. I think about you every day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Sometimes the pain hurts so bad like it just happened. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Edmund Burke DAR The Edmund Burke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at The Meeting Place. For more information, call Sara Carter at 706- 554-3560. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove The Brown Grove Church family invites the public to fellowship, 2 p.m., Sunday, April 19, as they honor the Rev. Clary Dishmond on his 11th anniversary. Guest minister will be the Rev. More...

School News

Burke teachers spared so far

Job security for teachers in Burke County is looking better than in other systems across Georgia. Declining revenues and massive cuts in state funding have forced many school districts to lay off dozens of teachers. More...

Burke County principal's list, honor roll

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Principal's List Twelfth Grade: Brittany Burke, Jonathan Bush, Charles Circo, Hillary Cobb, Grant Herring, Evans Horton, Amber Johnson, Alexandria Lovett, Zachary Quick, Amelia Rhodes, April Snipes, Jessica Thigpen Oma More...