May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New ER opens Monday

Burke Medical Center will unveil a $1.9 million shot in the arm next week. The hospital's renovated and expanded emergency room will open for business Monday following a ribbon cutting scheduled for 11:30 a.m. More...

News

A couple helping many

What does it take to become the Foster Parents of the Year? You can start with two beef roasts, five pounds of potatoes, four pounds of corn, four pounds of green beans, and an entire loaf of bread. More...

CRCT summer school numbers decrease

Fewer students will sit through summer school to deal with problems on state standardized tests. More...

SGA recognized for defeating odds

A Burke County school is being recognized for high academic achievement in the face of poverty. More...

Sports

Burke County High School honored its athletes at the school's spring awards banquet last week.

TENNIS Tennis players who received awards include, front row: AnnNell Byne, Most Valuable Player; and Hillary Cobb, Coach's Award; and back row: Michel Thigpen, Most Valuable Player; Joseph Ham, Coach's Award; and Lawton Rhodes, Most Improved. More...

Edmund Burke Academy honored its athletes at the school's annual awards banquet last week.

TRACK Track awards were presented to Kyle Wilson, Best Male Runner and 1600-meter region champ; Ashley Bowman, Best Female Runner; Ross Daniel, Best Field Event and region pole vault champion; and Amber Bowman, Coach's Award. More...

Storms delays state play-offs

Spartans trailing but still in game

Thunderstorms delayed the opening game of GISA 2-AA semifinals, opening up a chance for Edmund Burke to regroup against Tiftarea Academy. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Azalea Lace Bug Control a Matter of Timing

Azaleas are among the most abundant and colorful plants used in the landscapes, and the azalea lace bug is the major pest of cultivated azaleas. It can badly damage the looks of a plant in a short time. More...

Recipes from Louise

You can celebrate your graduate's achievements by having them a graduation party. And no party is complete without food. You'll bring your party to life with these fantastic recipes. Taco Appetizer Platter 1½ lbs. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

May 28 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park Kitchen - 6 p.m. May 29 - Pesticide Use, Safety, & Handling Training - Houston Co. Ext. More...

Church News

Church News

First McCanaan Baptist First McCanaan Baptist Church will hold its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday June 3, through Friday June 5. Guest minister will be Dr. Sam Davis, pastor of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Augusta. More...

School News

At last

Burke County High School Teacher of the Year Pat Johnson, above at right, says goodbye to her former students as they prepare to cross the stage at graduation Sunday afternoon. More...

BOE extends contracts for superintendent, attorney

The top job in the Burke County Public Schools has been filled for another two years. The Burke County Board of Education narrowly approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Linda Bailey at a called meeting last Thursday. More...

Lowe's donates tools to BCHS

Lowe's and Kobalt Tools in partnership with Skills USA are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at Burke County High School through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program. More...

Georgia's largetst RC raceway opens near Midville

Cars race around the dirt track speeding into hairpin turns, kicking up clouds of dust and hitting jumps that send them flying as far as 35 feet. The drivers aren't professionals. They don't even need a license for that matter. More...

Expansion activity steady at Vogtle

Progress at Plant Vogtle has been marked by the naming of a site vice president to run units 3 and 4. More...

Editorial

Hard times embolden identity thieves

Unfortunately, as people become increasingly desperate during tough economic times, crime rates rise. What's worse - those being targeted are often in dire financial straits themselves. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

At the time I was writing this column the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans were on their way to Tiftarea for the Final Four. More...

For The Record

Teens charged with gun burglary

Ten more break-ins were reported last week, including one involving juveniles and guns. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, a Salem Circle man came home to find two boys climbing out the window of his backyard shop. More...

From the Blotter

Just helping A Hephzibah teen was taken into custody after a neighbor caught him at the back door of his Pine Needle Road home with a Wii game system in his clutches. More...

Bond denied for accused gunman

A Waynesboro man accused of shooting an elderly woman during an attempted burglary has been denied bond again. Deandre Demetrive Wesby was denied release by Superior Court Judge Michael N. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery Stephens

Elizabeth Montgomery Stephens, 94, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Funeral services were Saturday, May 23, at 3 p.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church in Waynesboro. The Rev. More...

Mrs. Geneva S. Young

Mrs. Geneva S. Young entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be (today) Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church in Rosier, Ga., with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Vivian M. Burns

Mrs. Vivian M. Burns, 76, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Friday, May 22, 2009. She was born in Pough- keepsie, N.Y., on July 10, 1932. Mrs. Burns lived in Waynesboro with Eddie and Margie Wells. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Genealogical & Historical Society The Burke Genealogical & Historical Society will hold its annual meeting, 6 p.m., Monday, June 8 at Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 4466 Highway 80 West. More...

People

Skimming in the rain

Tinley Jenkins and her little brother Will didn't let a big downpour get in the way of big fun. The pair pulled out their skim boards and took advantage of the small lake on their lawn. More...

Alexander native hosts book signing Saturday

The experiences of a young girl growing up in rural Burke County have been chronicled in the pages of a recently published book. More...

Burke native named to IHEA Hall of Fame

The International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) recently honored Capt. James Bell, Burke County native and Georgia Hunter Safety Coordinator, with a Hall of Fame award. More...