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Goodness S-n-a-k-e-s

It's all fun and games for Beaver Sapp. The just-retired Georgia Power winch truck operator couldn't sit still for more than a week. So he now spends his days building sets of the outdoor game "Snake" he's grown to love. More...

Job seekers may be rewarded

Those looking for work have a chance to be rewarded for their efforts and possibly improve their odds. Gov. More...

The open road

Motorists who approach Waynesboro on Highway 25 North no longer have to navigate makeshift lanes to drive the final five-mile stretch. The new southbound lanes opened last Thursday, making the drive into town much smoother. More...

For The Record

Burglars hit 15 more homes

The rash of burglaries in Burke County continues. More than a dozen home and business owners reported burglaries in Waynesboro and across the county last week. More...

From the Blotter

Concrete evidence Two Sardis residents were startled out of their sleep last Monday. One woman woke up just before 2 a.m. when a cinder block was hurled through her bedroom window. More...

Deputy suspended for alleged battery

A Burke County deputy has been suspended following an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat. Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Billy Way Sr.

Mr. Billy Way Sr., a resident of Perkins, Ga., died on Sunday, May 31, 2009. He was 77 years old. Billy was preceded in death by is loving wife, Beverly Blanos Way, in October of 2008. More...

Ms. Laura Allison Pullen

Ms. Laura Allison Pullen, age 34, of Summerville, Ga.,passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2009, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 3, (today) at 2 p.m. More...

Mrs. Lottie S. Lovett

Mrs. Lottie S. Lovett of Society Hill, S.C., enterted into rest on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at Allen Chapel Baptist with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Girl Scout Camp Burke County girls are invited to spend a week at summer camp, June 8-12, June 15-19 or June 22-26.The camp, located at Camp Tanglewood in Columbia County, is open to girls ages 5-17. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Baptist Jones Grove Baptist Church will be hold Part 1 of their Father's Day program, 11:30 a.m., Sunday June 7. Minister Jeanette Harden will be the guest speaker. More...

School News

Literacy program revives after funding slashed

A program that helps local parents earn their GEDs is back in business following a six month hiatus due to a lack of funds. Last June, Burke County's Even Start stopped offering classes when the U.S. More...

BOE takes up smaller spending plan

The Burke County Board of Education is reversing course this go-round. BOE members are expected to tentatively adopt a 2009-2010 budget next week that substantially scales back school spending. More...

FCA releases honor roll list

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll list for the fifth sixth weeks grading period. More...

Programs cut

Teen center may close

Burke County's sole teen center is on the verge of closing. When federal funding for all abstinence-based education was slashed that included a $62,000 grant that's been footing the bills for Communities in School's Teen Scene on Davis Road. More...

Jobless rate in Burke finally drops

Burke County's unemployment rate dipped for the first time in months. Preliminary April figures show the county's jobless at 1,024 residents, or 10.3 percent. More...

Editorial

A program worth saving

It will be a shame if some combination of funding and volunteer help doesn't result in the continued operation of Communities in School's Teen Scene on Davis Road. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Our longtime columnist Bill Shipp has retired. He notified us he would discontinue his weekly column effective May 19. I know many of our readers will miss him. More...

Sports

Spartan's record season ends

After winning their region and posting the best baseball record in school history, the Spartans fell one series short of advancing to the state championship. More...

Three Spartans named All-State

Three Edmund Burke Academy standouts earned spots on the GISA AA all-state team this season. Michael Weaver, Brandon Sharpe and Hamp Wade all received honors for their achievements on the diamond. More...

Burke golfers earn more state honors

After claiming the top spot in Georgia's AAA golf, Burke County High School's golf program continues to attract statewide attention. John Keller was named first team all-state by the coaches association last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Sprout Damaged Wheat

I have not heard any real complaints about the recent rains we have had around the county. Hopefully we will have continued showers throughout the growing season. The rains did bring some troubles beyond flooded fields and planting challenges. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

June 5 - Pasture-Based Dairying: A Research Update & Discussion - Burke Co. Office Park - 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Moss Management

You may have noticed when cutting your grass that what was once your nice, thick, green lawn has turned into a not-sonice, green something else. What is this stuff that is taking over the lawn? More...

People

'Huddling' around a stronger community connection

Georgia entrepreneur purchases Waynesboro Huddle House

Waynesboro's Huddle House has a new owner. More...

Magical educator promotes reading

Magical Educator Chad Crews will perform his "Creative Reading Extravaganza" at the Burke County Library at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 5, at Midville Library at 2 p.m. and Sardis Library at 4 p.m. More...

Miss Pryor to wed Mr. Jackson

Alexis Shamekia Pryor and Andrew Nemar Jackson IV announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at the Jullian Smith Gazebo in Augusta. More...