April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

If I were Mayor ...

If I Were Mayor ... By Oakley Gibson Sixth Grader, Burke County Middle School If I were mayor I would do all I could to make Waynesboro a better place. This little town has so much potential that no one notices! More...

News

Queen of the Wing & Mutton Bustin'

Register now for Boss Hog contests

Registration has begun for men to wear wigs and kids to ride sheep. The first ever Queen of the Wing womanless beauty pageant and second annual Mutton Bustin' contest are both slated for the May 8-Boss Hog state championship cook-off at Mr. More...

ASTA welcomes top officials to Waynesboro

Progress at Waynesboro's newest industry was marked by a visit from the global company's leader. The local ASTA plant, which is owned by Malaysian-based Metrod, started production of specialized copper wiring last month. More...

Greenway gets green from feds

Waynesboro will see some green for its long awaited greenway project. More...

For The Record

Shooting was 'act of revenge'

Police say a shooting outside a Davis Road apartment was an act of revenge. Last Thursday night, 29- year-old Robert Dunham Jr. More...

Pursuit leads to injured officer

A Waynesboro man has been arrested following a stunt at Club Paradise that led to several wrecked cars and an investigator with a fractured ankle. According to deputies, trouble began around 1:30 a.m. More...

From the Blotter

Mr. Clean Someone took advantage of Keysville's annual clean-up day. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Using Organic Fertilizers

Many gardening enthusiasts seem to prefer "organic" gardening. Organic gardening is used as a relatively broad term to describe the use of naturally occurring substances to grow and fertilize plants. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Making the Best Choices for Lawn Grass

Coaches say that the best offense is a good defense. That pretty much applies to your lawn too. What I mean is the best herbicide for a lawn is a healthy lawn. A thick, healthy lawn does not allow weeds to get started. More...

Recipes from Louise

Although we serve pasta to our families all year long for its nutritional value, taste and convenience, it's especially tasty in these delicious springtime recipes. Fruity Pasta Salad 3 oz. More...

People

Burke musicians wow judges in Atlanta

Music students from Burke County High School hit a high note while competing against schools across the southeast. More...

Miss Palmer, Mr. Hughes to wed

Ted and Cookie Palmer of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura, to Jason Hughes of Lawrenceville, son of Steve and Lisa Hughes of Lawrenceville. The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. More...

Gresham places second out of 500

Burke County native, Jayron Gresham, ran in the 30th Annual Sickle Cell 7K Road Race, RRCA Regional Championship, Saturday April 11, placing second in a field of 500 runners. More...

Stepping Back In Time

G eneva Carswell can still clearly picture the black pot-belly stove in the center of the room. She remembers the boys cutting wood to keep everyone warm during winter. More...

ATC nursing program marks perfect pass rate

Nursing students at Augusta Technical College's Waynesboro campus have set the record straight. More...

Editorial

Coordination needed

More than a dozen Burke County families who lost their homes to the April 10 tornado have felt an outpouring of love and support from friends, relatives and neighbors as well as total strangers. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Mark your calendars for May 2 ... a lot is going on in Waynesboro on that date. Burkeland Garden Club in cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. More...

Sports

Bears bag trophy at region tourney

Keller earns low medalist honor

Burke County's boys golf team won't have far to travel when competing in the state AAA golf tournament. The Bears earned their spot in the state tourney yesterday (Tuesday) after shooting their way to second place in Region 3-AAA. More...

Burke track athletes dominate

Burke County's track and field teams sailed past the competition last Thursday and collected first place team finishes for the boys and girls. More...

Burke swings into state tennis tourney

The Bears and the Lady Bears will be on the road this week in the first round of the state AAA tennis tournament. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Inman "Cooter" Miller

Inman "Cooter" Miller, died peacefully at home on April 19, after a very long illness. The home going and celebration of life service was Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Screven Chapel of Joiner Anderson Funeral Home with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Lottie Leetrell Johnson Waters

Lottie Leetrell Johnson Waters, 91, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, April 20, 2009, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. She was born in Liberty County, GA on Dec. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Host families sought International Fellowship, a nonprofit exchange student program in business for more than 50 years with headquarters in Western New York, is looking for families or individuals to host foreign exchange students during the comin More...

Church News

Church News

Noah's Ark Missionary The Ushers Ministry of Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville will present an Usher's Musical 5 p.m., Saturday, April 25. More...

School News

Having a say

A new crop of young adults will have their say in the next election, thanks to a month-long voter registration drive at Burke County High School. More...

Alternative education changes may prove budget-friendly

A new way of handling alternative education in Burke County may save the school system money. More...

FCA releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy (FCA) has released its honor roll list for the fifth six weeks grading period. More...