June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Expanding, but still preserving

A new gym and youth facility will give kids somewhere to go. On Tuesday evening Waynesboro's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) unanimously approved plans for an expansion at First United Methodist Church. More...

Sardis City Council to appoint new member

Sardis City Council will choose who fills the late Donna Robinson's position. In a called meeting Monday, Sardis Mayor John Hamilton explained that city council, not the public, will decide who finishes Robinson's term. More...

Medical waste facility planned

An Augusta businessman is looking to expand his Sardis facility. More...

Sports

All Star camp accepting applications

Final applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only for boys and girls ages 10- 19. More...

Spartan cheerleaders steal spotlight at camp

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity cheerleaders went to the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders Camp in Waleska June 2-5. More...

All-star midget boys snag second in tourney

The all-star midget boys team (12 and under) representing the Burke County Recreation Department brought home a second place finish from a pre-season tournament held in Lyons last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Celebrate Dairy Month All Summer Long: Eat More Ice Cream!

Having spent thirteen years as a county agent in what is considered "Georgia's Dairy Capitol," I could not let the month of June go by without writing about Dairy Month. I wondered how much you know about Burke County's dairy industry. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Make Habitats Unattractive to Snakes

When it comes to snakes, some people hold to the philosophy shoot first and ask questions later. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

June 25 - Master Gardener Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 6 p.m. June 30 - Cattlemen's Association Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 7:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Harvest Harvest Baptist Church will have its Jubilee 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26. The Marksman Quartet from Murrayville will perform, and Mark Wheeler will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served following the event. More...

School News

Administration changes in schools coming next week

A shuffle among administrators in Burke County schools will become effective when the new fiscal year begins July 1. More...

When I grow up

Students in the Communities in School's (CIS) summer camp displayed what they want to be when they grow up. Last week while some CIS campers talked about their life aspirations, others performed their career goals in live action. More...

Southern Nuclear prepares for possible shortage of workers

At a time when local unemployment figures are in doubledigits, an industry concerned about a shortage of workers may sound odd. More...

The Family Man:

UGA star linebacker balances family with football

"So what's up between me and you?" That was the line that started it all. Marcus Washington, a fifthyear senior linebacker at the University of Georgia, has a different story to tell than most football players on the team. More...

Editorial

Whose Lake is it anyway?

In this week's "Over the Fence" an anonymous reader has volunteered to assume ownership of Jones Lake, if the city council wants to give it away. The only suggestion we have for the reader is, be careful what you wish for. More...

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RFD

Have you noticed all the summer flowers on display throughout Waynesboro? Burkeland Garden at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets gets more and more beautiful each year. More...

For The Record

Mistrial declared in rape case

The trial of a man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl ended without a verdict last week. More...

Decision pending in security scam

The District Attorney will soon decide whether to seek criminal charges against a former police officer accused of cheating a local grocery store out of thousands of dollars in unearned wages. More...

From the Blotter

Details, details A Blythe father called deputies with claims that a reckless driver threatened him with a gun. The father told officers the offender nearly hit his young son when he came tearing down his road last Friday. More...

Obituaries

Aniston Ruth Zipperer (Infant)

Aniston Ruth Zipperer, age 27 days, of Girard, Ga., passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Graveside Services were 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, at the Hurst Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Patricia 'Pat' Holley

Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Holley entered into rest on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. There will be a gathering of friends at Applewood Golf Course on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m. More...

Mrs. Johnie Lou Evans Terrell

Mrs. Johnie Lou Terrell was born on Jan. 11, 1924 in Keysville, Ga., to the parents of the late John and Lizzie Evans. On June 2, 2009 she was called home to be with the Lord. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold a planning workshop, 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, at the Burke County Library. Members are asked to bring their handbooks. More...

People

All dressed up with some place to go

Teens in Communities in School's summer leadership camp danced the day away. The campers received ballroom dancing and etiquette lessons and were put to the test during a formal dinner and dance at Coradell's Wedding Chapel. More...

In the neighborhood

Academy Avenue got a facelift Saturday when neighbors turned out to weed, edge, mow and pick up trash. According to residents, several area homes will be on the Christmas tour of homes, and Saturday's clean-up was the first of many. More...

June celebrated as home ownership month

USDA Rural Development specialist Eugene Love, right, looks on as Burke County Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett signs a proclamation declaring June as National Home Ownership Month. More...