July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New book finds heart of Georgia high school football

Waynesboro native Carson Wiggins may have a big seller on his hands. He has just released his first book, "Where Football is Life," and the coffee table style hardback is becoming a hit with pigskin fans all over the state. More...

Burke's unemployment rate shoots to 12.3 percent

Burke County's unemployment rate shot to 12.3 percent during the month of June. More...

Georgia Power area manager takes new position

Georgia Power's area manager is expanding his area. William Edwards, who has served as the area manager for Burke, Jefferson and Jenkins counties for the past five years, More...

For The Record

Three arrested for burglaries

Three burglars are now behind bars. Sardis police have jailed two suspects in connection with a recent Dollar General break-in, and Burke County deputies have closed a Mead Farm Road burglary with another arrest. More...

Troopers arrest 12 impaired drivers and net $35,910 cash

State troopers arrested 12 drunk drivers in 10 hours and confiscated nearly $36,000 in cash. Friday night through early Saturday morning, Georgia State Patrol troopers checked drivers at five roadblocks positioned throughout Burke County. More...

From the Blotter

Scissorhands An Augusta man called the cops after his Waynesboro girlfriend took scissors to his wardrobe. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

In the garden, you see the perfect shape of a red ripe tomato, and your mouth starts to water. But everything changes when you see a large dry brown to black, and often dep ressed, leathery area at the blossom end of the fruit. More...

Field day scheduled at ag research center

Farmers, mark your calendars. The annual field day for the Southeast Georgia Agricultural Research and Education Center near Midville has been scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

July 30, 2009 - Stockering Beef Cattle - Thomas County EMS - 1202 Remington Ave., Thomasville - 5:30 P.M. More...

People

Miss Meredith marries Mr. Wright

Crystal Renee Meredith and Jonathan Mark Wright were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Dr. G. Al Wright, Jr., father of the groom, and Rev. Brad Hambrick officiated. More...

Volunteers needed to help cancer patients in Burke

The American Cancer Society wants to establish a Road to Recovery program to provide transportation for Burke County cancer patients to and from medical appointments. More...

Miss Black Burke County to be held this Saturday

Five young ladies will vie for the title of Miss Black Burke County 2009 this Saturday, Aug. 1. Beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Murder suspect captured

The man accused of gunning down a teenager with an assault rifle nearly two years ago has finally been arrested. More...

East Georgia College settles on a site

Junior college hopes to begin offering classes here in January

Waynesboro could have a junior college in six months. East Georgia College officials have announced they hope to begin offering classes at a newly established Waynesboro site in January. More...

Editorial

Welcome East Georgia College

Mayor George DeLoach said he "cannot think of anything better for this town than to have a junior college here." That also much sums up our reaction to the news that East Georgia College will very likely be offering classes here by January. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Can you believe it is almost time for school to begin the 2009- 10 session? Where did the summer go? Don't panic, summer still here! We have Dog Days yet to come! More...

Sports

Minor league team to hold tryouts in Waynesboro

A minor league football team is offering men in Waynesboro a chance to play. The Georgia Pirates will hold tryouts at the Burke County Recreation Department Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. More...

Free Throw

Last week Coach Mary Robbins hosted a free basketball clinic for local girls to give them tips to improve their skills on the court. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Peterson "Pete" Franklin Henderson

Mr. Peterson "Pete" Franklin Henderson, age 84, of Wadley, Ga., died Tuesday evening July 21, 2009, at Glendale Nursing Home. Mr. Henderson, a lifelong resident of Wadley, was a retired "Country" Bookkeeper/Office Manager. More...

John Thomas Isom, Sr.

John Thomas Isom Sr., born Oct. 22, 1953, in Jasper, Tenn., to Tom and Pauline Isom, has passed peacefully with his family at his side, on July 24, 2009 in Dayton, Texas. More...

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kissam Evans

Mary Elizabeth Kissam Evans entered into the Lord's rest on Thursday morning, July 23, 2009, in her beloved hometown of Waynesboro, Ga. A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 25, at Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Huntington Disease Support MCGHealth's Huntington Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 6, at the MCGHealth Movement Disorders Clinic in the Marks Building at 1429 Harper St. in Augusta. More...

Church News

Church News

True Foundation True Foundation Ministries, located at 704 Highway 25 South, will celebrate its fifth church anniversary 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Pastor Jerome Herrington of 21st Century Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. More...

School News

Schools face furloughs, more cuts

Burke County Public Schools have taken another budget blow. Gov. More...

Poverty rate in schools increases

Burke County High designated as Title One

A new way of calculating poverty rates for public schools will mean a change for Burke County. Poverty counts, which are taken each year as required by the U.S. More...

New alternative school program kicks off

A new alternative education program will begin serving students when the term begins next Wednesday. More...