May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A day to remember

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News

New regulations for mobile homes entering the county

Mobile homes being moved into Burke County will have to meet new standards. More...

New rec. dept. facilities get the green light

The bid is in. Last Thursday, Burke County Recreation Committee members accepted a bid to give Jonathan Broxton Park a new concession building with restrooms and the Citizens Park Tennis Center a much needed pro shop with restrooms. More...

Sports

Spartans deliver again; advance to semifinals

EBA to play Tiftarea for a shot at the state championship

It was a battle among the pitchers in game one. Freshman sensation Brandon Sharpe pitched arguably his best game of the season. The energetic 15- year old struck out two batters in each of the first five innings. More...

Bear collects another honor

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

A Burke County High School athlete has capped off his high school career with yet another sports honor. Bobby Burum was recently named first team all-state in basketball by the Georgia Coaches Association. More...

Lady Bear medals at state meet

Burke County High School had a presence on the podium at the Class AAA girls track and field champ ionship thanks to a strong- armed Lady Bear. CharDe Washington powered her way into the top five in the state after hurling the shot 37 feet. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Emily Elizabeth Dunn McBride Nasworthy

Emily Elizabeth Dunn McBride Nasworthy, 89, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, May 17, 2009. She was born in Sparta, Ga., on Nov. 10, 1919, to the late James Oswald Dunn and Eva Lott Dunn. More...

Mr. Clarence T. Overstreet

Clarence Travis Overstreet, 56, of Perkins, died Wednesday, May 14, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Jenkins County, a retired heavy equipment operator for Burke County after 30 years and he was a Baptist. Funeral Services were held 11 a. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHNNY P. JONES, JR.

December 22, 1985 - May 20, 2008 If tears could build a stairway, And memories were a lane. We would walk right up to heaven, To bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive Shepeard Community Blood Center will be host for a Burke County Community Blood Drive Tuesday, May 26 from 1- 6 p.m. at the Wardlow Community Building at the corner of Seventh Street and Academy Avenue. More...

People

Musical marathon

Trumpet player to perform across the nation this summer

Courtney Westman won't be catching up on her sleep this summer. In fact, she may be ready to return to school in August just to catch her breath. The Burke County High School junior leaves this weekend to travel the U.S. More...

BCHS Celebrates Law Day

In celebration of Law Day, probation officer Mike Popplewell and assistant district attorney for Augusta judicial circuit and former Burke County High graduate Adam King spoke to freshman citizenship classes at BCHS. More...

Tea party

Recently, the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls from Faith Christian Academy were honored with a tea party held in the garden at Mr. Ernest Gough's home. More...

Final Four!

By Tres Bragg tresbragg@bellsouth.net

And then there were four. For the first time in more than two decades, Edmund Burke Academy is among the top four teams in the state. More...

Exchange student makes the most of her stay here

As an American teen

In South Korea, the number of people attending her church was more than twice the population of Burke County. But Hyesoo "Soo" Lim said the size of the town she lived in didn't matter to her - she just wanted to experience something different. More...

Editorial

A real milestone

The significance of the listing of Waynesboro in the National Register of Historic Places may be lost on those who are not history buffs. But, take it from us, what happened here last week was big news for our community. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

The Grease performance by the Burke County High School Fine Arts Department last Friday and Saturday night was excellent. More...

For The Record

Pregnant driver arrested after 5-year-old takes the wheel

An intoxicated pregnant woman was arrested after her 5- year-old tried to take the steering wheel from her. More...

Ten more break-ins reported

Burglars are on the prowl again. In the past two weeks, 10 more break-ins have been reported everywhere from rural churches to Hephzibah homes. More...

From the Blotter

Code orange If your car got an unwanted paint job, the Waynesboro police need to talk. Investigators are trying to track down all the residents whose cars were vandalized with orange spray paint earlier this month. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Thrips Management in Cotton

I am sure that most are very thankful for the rains that we have had so far this year. It is making planting crops a little challenging. However, it is better to be delayed by rain than dry weather! More...

Home & Garden Tips

I have received several phone calls about something digging in the yard. Is it a mole cricket? Look at your diggings. Does the mystery lawn guest leave little piles of granulated soil? Does it look like a small ant mound without an entrance? More...

Ag Briefs

Chambliss and Isakson receive Farm Bureau award Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman recently presented U.S. More...

Church News

Church News

Palmer Grove Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 142nd church anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24. The Rev. Martris Mims and Thankful Baptist Church of Blythe will be special guests. The Rev. J.J. More...

School News

Burke County marks progress in math

Graduation test results for Burke County High School show continued strength in mathematics but setbacks in other areas. More...

City of champs

Waynesboro officials honored Burke County High School's champion golf team Monday with a proclamation drawn up in their honor. "You've made us proud," Mayor George DeLoach, seated in center, said. More...

School system asks parents to weigh in

The Burke County Public School System wants to know what parents think about local schools. More...