June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring rains prolong planting season

Abundant rains have brought plenty of moisture but unexpected obstacles for farmers this planting season. More...

News

Waynesboro council to consider RV parks

RV parks in the City of Waynesboro? It could happen. Monday night, city council considered changing the city's zoning ordinance to allow RVs on a "conditional basis. More...

Laura Stone competes for Miss Georgia crown

Burke County could be home to Miss Georgia. Next week, Waynesboro native Laura Stone will represent her hometown in the Miss Georgia Pageant, June 24-27, Columbus. If she wins, it'll be Laura's ticket to Miss America. More...

Technology means better treatment for stroke victims in Burke County

Thanks to a recently-formed partnership between Burke Medical Center and MCGHealth, stroke patients in Burke County have access to a new level of treatment. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court, report June 23

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2009 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23. More...

Turning up the heat

Waynesboro police and Burke County deputies teamed up Friday night for a five-and-a-half hour roadblock that netted nine arrests and 28 citations. Five of those arrests were for unlicensed drivers, and four were arrested for DUI or drug possession. More...

Wreck caused by heart attack

What appeared to be a fatal wreck was actually a fatal heart attack. Wrens resident Jeffrey Holmes Parrish, 53, was driving on Farmers Bridge Road near Keysville last Wednesday morning when he lost control of his car and drove into a ditch. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Applying Fungicides to Corn

The corn crop in Burke County is progressing nicely. There have been a few problems with nematodes, cool weather and fertility. For the most part, however, the crop looks alright. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Mowing Properly

When you mow your lawn right, it can be the single greatest contributor to a good looking lawn. Mowing affects a turf's density, texture, color and uniformity. But few of us understand its real benefits. More...

Burke County Agricultural & Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

June 18 - Salsa Making Class - Burke Co. Office Park - 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Call the Extension office to register. June 18 - Cotton Scout School - Southeast Research & Education Center - Midville - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...

School News

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character" for the month of May. These students exemplified the character traits of sportsmanship and cheerfulness. More...

BES Character Students for May

BES Character Students for the month of May are, from left, Nyerika Goodwin for the fifth grade, Tariq Washington for the fourth grade and Tytionna McGee for the third grade. More...

Heart heroes

Blakeney Elementary students participated in Jump Rope for Heart. More...

Man shot three times in hold-up

A Waynesboro man was set up, robbed and shot three times. Just after midnight Saturday, Waynesboro police responding to reports of gunfire found Demario Lewis, 29, crawling along East 6th Street in blood soaked clothing. More...

Sizzlin' Summer

Local youngsters found a fun way to beat the heat last week in the city park. Temperatures reached the upper 90s and are expected to approach 100 degrees by this week's end. Saturday, June 21, marks the first official day of summer. More...

Editorial

Our own 'Green Shoots'

Economists and commentators have been watching for what they call "green shoots" on the economic landscape - signs that might indicate a turnaround in jobs, retail sales and manufacturing. We certainly see positive signs in the local economy. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: June 16, 1999 Mayor Martin Dolin announced he would be a candidate for re-election in November. The Burke County Commission purchased the former Georgia Power office on Liberty Street for use as the Tax Commissioner's office. More...

Sports

In the Game

Young tennis enthusiasts honed their skills last week at Jane Quick's tennis camp. Kids still have lots of opportunities to take advantage of area sports camps. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Donna Kay Robinson

Donna Kay Robinson, 54, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at her home after an extended illness. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at Sardis United Methodist Church. The Rev. More...

Ms. Lynn Harper

Lynn H. Harper, 43 of Cherokee Drive, Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Medical College Of Georgia. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 16, at 11 a.m. in Burke Memorial Gardens with Dr. Al Wright officiating. More...

Mrs. Emily J. Green

Emily J. Green, 69, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on her 52nd wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Burke Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Records to be destroyed The Burke County Board of Education will destroy all student records relating to Special Education Services for individuals who attained the age of 22 during the period July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009. More...

Church News

Church News

Fairfield Fairfield Baptist Church of Waynesboro will continue its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday, June 17- Friday, June 19. Guest evangelist is the Rev. Moses Mims, pastor of First Ebenezer Baptist Church. More...

People

456+ Years

The May meeting of the Burke County Board of Education honored more than 456 years of experience when retiring educators and Hubert Reddick, maintenance department, were recognized. Reddick retired with more than 22 years experience. More...

People in the News

Elijah G. Bradham Army Pvt. Elijah G. Bradham graduated from basic military training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC. More...

The great outdoors

The Wimberly House Cub Scouts Troop 220 went on their annual week-long camping trip, where they learned about reptiles, orienteering, astrology and wildnerness survival and took three, four and five mile hikes each day. More...