July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

True Colors

Kitty Lewis, Carter Petitt and his brother, Mitchell, showed off their red, white and blue in a miniparade around the First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro last week. More...

News

Broadband access to be studied in Burke

A new study will look at the possibility of providing more high-speed Internet access to Burke County residents. More...

Working Dogs

L ocal canine handlers held a practice session for up and coming drug dogs, and invited the public to come watch. Last Tuesday, Burkehaven Corner Store hosted the training inside its warehouse where officers stashed an array of drug samples. More...

No RVs in Waynesboro

RV's will not be making a permanent mark on Waynesboro. Monday night, city council members voted 5-1 not to change the zoning ordinance to allow RVs in the city limits on a conditional basis. More...

Sports

Veteran coach to offer free clinic

Longtime Burke County basketball coach Mary Robbins will offer a free basketball clinic for girls beginning Monday at the Burke County Alternative School. More...

All Star camp is 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...

Obituaries

Mrs. Clara Ellene Portwood Provost

Mrs. Clara Ellene Portwood Provost, 72, of Bates Road, Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at her home after an extended illness. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

HMC Joseph Upton Cochran Sr.

HMC Joseph Upton Cochran, Sr., USNA (Ret.), 87, of Keysville, Ga., loving husband of 59 years to Hassie Margaret Padgett Cochran, entered into rest Friday, July 3, 2009, at his residence. More...

The Rev. Ronald Leon Davidson

The Rev. Ronald Leon Davidson died unexpectedly on Sunday July 5, 2009. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of St. John and St. Mark on Holly Drive in Radium Springs, Albany, Ga., on Wednesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 1980 Waynesboro High School Class of 1980 will have a planning/fundraising meeting 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Communities In Schools, located at 229 East Sixth Street in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 141st church anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, July 12. Pastor Larry Boyd invites the public. Dinner will be served. More...

People

Season tickets now on sale

Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series

Live entertainment is on its way. The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series kicks off the 2009- 2010 season in October, and tickets are now on sale. More...

People in the News

Kasey Land Kasey Michelle Land of Waynesboro has been named to the spring 2009 dean's list at Valdosta State University. More...

Jenkins, Woods to marry

Mr. Art Jenkins and Mrs. Martha Chalker are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Jenkins, to Mike Woods, son of Mr. Willie Woods and Ms. Julie Woods. Leslie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Physician attacked by wild hog

It was his last cartridge and his last hope. The 192-pound wild boar had already gored Dr. Joseph "Larry" Jackson Sr. twice and had him right where it wanted him. It had all happened in a whirlwind ... More...

Cell phones banned from public schools

Burke County students will have to leave their cell phones at home when they return to school this fall. The Burke County Board of Education passed a policy last banning cell phones and pagers from campus during the school day. More...

Editorial

Going wireless - maybe

Some years back we floated the idea of wireless access to the Internet provided as a service by local government. At the time, it generated no interest whatsoever. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

My friend Jean Stanford's sister, Carol, of Augusta, is looking for a loving home for Jackie. Jackie is a five-year-old pure bred female rat terrier. The dog is starved for attention, loves adults, children, cats and other dogs. More...

For The Record

Escaped trustee still at large

Deputies are still on the hunt for an escaped inmate. Last Tuesday, trustee Jerry Lee Jones, 44, walked away from a custodial work detail at the Burke County Jail. More...

Rooftop thieves strip 10 AC units

An Athens businessman wants to know who stripped 10 air conditioning units at the South Liberty Street shopping center he manages. More...

Burglaries, car break-ins continue

Nine more burglaries were reported last week, bringing the county's total to more than 210 since mid-December. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Peanut "Pegging Zone" Samples

Pegging zone samples for peanuts continue to come in to the Extension office. It is important for farmers to take these samples in order to det ermine whether there is adequate calcium for pod development, improved grades or increased yields. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Tree Damage by Lightning

A lightning flash is made up of a number of individual high voltage strokes averaging four strokes per flash. Each stroke can last many milliseconds. The duration of the whole flash of lightning is usually one-half second. More...

Recipes from Louise

Cooking shouldn't keep you from enjoying outdoor, summertime activities. The following recipes will help you prepare those meals but in less time, so that you can enjoy the summer with your family. More...

School News

Elementary schools to make AYP this year

Middle, high schools still working to meet requirements

Burke County's elementary schools will mark another year of meeting federal standards, while the middle and high schools continue to work toward the same success. More...

Special attention pays off in test results

An after-school program designed to help at-risk students at Burke County Middle School paid off on standardized tests this year. More...

Local students attend RYLA

Fifty students attended this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program June 11-14 at South Georgia College in Douglas. Four local students, Darren Cobb Jr., Lawton Rhodes, Brooke Hargrove and Lauren Chancey, attended the conference. More...