July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sardis arrest turns violent; officers, GSP respond

An arrest in Sardis turned violent when the suspect refused to go down without a fight. Officers from Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers were called to Sardis last Wednesday after Officer More...

News

Injury keeps Broxton out of All-Star game

By Tres Bragg tresbragg@bellsouth.net A resurfaced injury left Jonathan Broxton out of the All- Star game Tuesday night. More...

Coming soon

Construction has begun for the new multi-purpose building at the Burke County Recreation Department's tennis complex and soccer fields. More...

Bear signs to play basketball, football

Burke County High School graduate Alvin Jordan Jr., center, signed Tuesday with Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla. to play basketball and football. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Frances Aleen Payton Wren

Mrs. Frances Aleen Payton Wren of Ponderosa Road in Waynesboro died on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She was 77 years old. Her funeral service was conducted on Friday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Morningside Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mr. O.D. 'Red' Calvert

O.D. "Red" Calvert, 77, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, July 8, 2009. He was born on May 13, 1932 in Flomot, Texas, to the late Ottie Dewie Calvert and Viola Blackshear Calvert. He served in the U.S. More...

Mrs. Helen Allen Henderson

Mrs. Helen Allen Henderson of Wadley, Ga., died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. Born in Burke County, Mrs. Henderson live in Wadley many years. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NAACP The Burke County branch of the NAACP will have its monthly meeting 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located at 527 West Seventh Street in Waynesboro. Blakeney Class Reunion The R.E. More...

Church News

Church News

Phillip Grove Baptist Pastor Elliott R. Bing and the Mission Ministry at Phillip Grove Baptist Church invite the public to attend their 15th Missionary Anniversary, 2 p.m., Sunday, July 19. The Rev. More...

People

Kearson, Hickman to marry

Marian Wallace Kearson of Waynesboro and W.H. "Bill" Kearson, Jr. of Homerville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee of Waynesboro, to Robert "Lawton" Hickman, Jr. More...

Births

Aubrey Olivia Marvin Jim and Olivia (DuMars) Marvin announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Olivia, born June 25, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 9 pounds and was 22 ½ inches long. More...

Rotary awards and officers

Three Waynesboro Rotarians were recently honored for their hard work while nine more took the helm as the club's 2009-2010 officers. More...

Hundreds have money waiting

At a time when many are strapped for cash, several hundred Burke County residents have some waiting just a phone call away. More...

Escapee captured during hospital visit

An escaped inmate has been captured at a North Carolina hospital. More...

Editorial

Tax credits for families

One way the government hopes its 2009 economic stimulus plan will help jumpstart the economy is by investing billions of dollars in industries that support energy efficiency - everything from electric car battery technology to wind turbines to mod More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Can you believe Jill and Scott DuMars are grandparents? It seems impossible! It seems only a few short years ago their daughter, Livy, was born. Livy looks so much like her mother. More...

For The Record

Long case could near end

Charges against a mother accused of depriving her 11 children could be resolved by the month's end. The 39-year-old mother, Christine Long, has been moved from jury trial status in Burke County Superior Court to a sentencing calendar set for More...

Gunfire exchanged on Wallace St.

Bursts of gunfire summoned Waynesboro police to the Wallace Street neighborhood two times in less than five hours. The first shots rang out around 1:45 p.m. More...

From the Blotter

Bad girls A Pecan Grove resident called for back-up after three girls pounded her home with sticks, trash and bottles, then followed suit with cooked collard greens and other food items. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Stink Bug Thresholds in Cotton

There are numerous pests that have the potential to affect the cotton crop each year in Burke County. This year will be no different. It remains to be seen which insect pests will thrive and which pest conditions will be favorable for. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

July 20 - Parent Night - Burke Co. Office Park - 6 p.m. July 30 - Stockering Beef Cattle - Thomas County EMS - 1202 Remington Ave., Thomasville - 5:30 P.M. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

July 17 - Senior Meeting/Portfolio Workshop - Burke Co. Office Park - 3 p.m. July 21-24 - State Congress - Atlanta More...

School News

Burke students spend a week learning conservation

McDaniel awarded $6,000 scholarship

Three Burke County teens spent last week learning how to take better care of the environment and focusing on our natural resources. More...

Donations needed for school supply drive

Stuff The Bus

Its time to Stuff The Bus for Burke County. Stuff The Bus is a school supply drive that is sponsored by United Way and designed to help at-risk children around the CSRA get much needed supplies for the upcoming school year. More...

Little Sluggers

Marchman Extra Innings Summer Baseball Camp sponsored by the Burke County Recreation Department was recently held at the recreation department ball fields, Monday- Thursday, June 22-25, and was directed by Burke County Middle School baseball head coa More...