May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear brings home three state titles from Georgia Olympics

Damion Johnson felt good going into the Class AAA track and field championship last Thursday, but he had no way of knowing how good he would feel coming home on Saturday. More...

News

Program to help families raising relatives' children

Rosa Davis has been rearing children for more than a half-century. The Waynesboro greatgrandmother began her own family with the birth of her oldest son in 1955. More...

Burke WMAs spared in downsizing

Burke County's state-run wildlife management areas have been spared in a budgetcutting measure within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. More...

Burke native authors book

Burke County native Louis Lodge has written a book about the federal government's treatment of America's veterans. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Tailgating A Waynesboro man called police when he discovered someone had lifted his tailgate. The Martin Luther King Drive resident went out to his carport last Monday morning to find the tailgate missing from his 1987 Chevrolet S-10. More...

Waynesboro man wanted for night club shooting

Deputies need the public's help apprehending a convicted felon wanted for shooting two men at Club Midnight May 2. Alphonzo Burley, 27, is wanted on a number of charges including two felony counts of aggravated assault. More...

Sardis man gets 70 years for Screven robberies

A Sardis man who was charged with robbing three Screven County convenience stores at gunpoint has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Oxygen Depletion in Ponds

We often think of oxygen depletion in ponds when we have drought conditions. This is the time of year when we can see dissolved oxygen problems whether there is dry weather or not. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Protect Yourself against Mosquitoes

After years of drought, Georgia came into this spring with a backlog of unhatched mosquito eggs. Mosquito eggs lie dormant until they're immersed in water, which signals them to hatch. More...

Ag Briefs

USDA extends certain CRP Contracts David F. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '64 reunion Waynesboro High & Industrial School Alumni Class of 1964 will have a final organizational meeting for their reunion 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Coradell's Wedding Chapel. More...

People

Annual Cotillion/Beautillion held

The Burke County Debutante/ Debonair Society held its annual Cotillion/Beautillion Saturday, May 9, at Burke County High School. More...

Hoover, Walden to marry June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Joy Hoover of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie, to Kevin Charles Walden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Kaye Walden of Augusta. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Davis, Stang to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Walker Brown Davis of Warrenton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Nell, to Robert Charles Stang, son of Mr. Bobby Lee Stang of Lowell, Ind. and Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Slack of Valparaiso, Ind. More...

For teens, young adults

Authority offers 100 summer jobs

A hundred or more summer jobs will soon be opening up for Burke County teens and young adults. According to Al Chandler, acting executive director of the Richmond-Burke Job Training Authority, jobs will be available to residents ages 14-24. More...

Midville man dies in rollover

A Midville man was killed in a Sunday morning wreck in south Richmond County. More...

Editorial

Super speeder law

By now, most Georgians are aware of the great need for trauma care in our state and of the importance of the "golden hour," that first hour after a traumatic injury that is so vitally important for survival. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Don't forget about the Burke County High School Fine Arts Department Grease performance this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the James D. Smith Auditorium. Admission is $5. More...

Sports

Burke County football shows added strength for next year

The thunderous clashes heard in the hallway at Burke County High School aren't coming from the sky. They're coming from the dungeon downstairs, where the Bears are getting ready for football season. More...

Cleaning up for company

Several community members and groups pitched in to help make the state golf tournaments hosted last week by Burke County High School a success. More...

Five Bears collect all-region baseball honors

Several members of Burke County High School's baseball team were honored among Region 3-AAA's best. More...

Obituaries

Mother of Retired State Rep. Alberta Anderson, Willie Mae Anderson, Passes In Seattle, Washington

Veteran's Day Nov. 11, 1923, was a very special day for the Bennett family. More...

Mrs. Mary M. Sikes

Mary M. Sikes, 79, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Eisenhower Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 13) at DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro. More...

Mr. John Anthony Karnes, Sr.

John Anthony Karnes, Sr., 84, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, at Green's Cut United Methodist Church with Dr. More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth Missionary New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor its annual God's Rainbow program 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16. More...

School News

It's Showtime!

Turn back the clock and turn up the show tunes. Grease will grace the stage in Waynesboro this weekend. Burke County High School students will present the fun and favored 1950s musical Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named its "Cubs with Character" for the month of April. These students exemplified the character traits of trustworthiness, respect for environment, cooperation and integrity. More...

Ladies and gentlemen

Arianna Walker and Kersten Dixon showed off their good table manners at the Good Day Café last Thursday. More...