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Two creeks contaminated in Sardis

Former public works director charged with falsifying water reports

Sardis' recently resigned public works director could go to jail. More...

News

Take-home policy stays 'as is' for now

In Waynesboro

When it comes to what to do with the City of Waynesboro's take-home vehicle policy, councilmen have decided not to decide … for now. More...

Hospital loses money in 2009

Running Burke County's hospital was a losing venture in fiscal year 2009. More...

Movies Under the Stars

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Sports

Bears host Jefferson Co. for scrimmage

The Bears will get their first taste of competition tomorrow night. Burke County High School will host Jefferson County for a scrimmage game that pits two longtime rivals against one another. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. More...

Burke Co. football ticket packages on sale

Bear fans can reserve their seats now for the entire 2009 season. Burke County High School (BCHS) football ticket packages are on sale and must be purchased by Friday, Aug. 28. More...

Rock Solid

Amber Bowman, a rising junior at Edmund Burke Academy, recently helped her Georgia Rockers traveling team finish fourth in the nation in the United States Fast Pitch Association World Series. More...

Fields & Yields

Ag research field day set for Aug. 19

Some of the latest developments in agricultural production research will be showcased in Burke County next week. The Southeast Georgia Education and Research Center near Midville will host its annual field day next Wednesday, Aug. 19. More...

In the Furrow

What Affects Hay Quality?

Here in the extension office we regularly get questions about hay quality. It seems that everyone has their own specific definition of quality hay. More...

Recipes from Louise

Light and naturally refreshing - that's the cucumber! Cool and crisp, cucumbers taste great on warm summer days. Marinated Cucumbers ¼ cup vinegar 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 tsp. More...

School News

First Day

Bonita Hankerson helps first-grade students and sisters Gabriella and Zoe Maass find their classrooms on the first day of school at Waynesboro Primary School last Wednesday. BOE - Amy J. Nunnally More...

National honors go to Burke schools

WPS, BES and SGA recognized for combating obesity among children

Officials from Washington, D.C. are planning a trip to Burke County to present three local schools with national honors for nutrition. Waynesboro Primary, SGA Elementary and Blakeney Elementary schools will receive one of the U.S. More...

No swine flu reported

Officials say it's probably already here

Burke County still hasn't had any confirmed cases of the swine flu ... but that doesn't mean it's not here. "In all likelihood it's probably everywhere," said Emmitt L. More...

Keysville fights financial woes

Just after marking 20 years as a reactivated city, Keysville is struggling. More...

Editorial

Town hall hysteria

It's a shame that the discussions about health care reform have been reduced to shouting matches at socalled "town hall" meetings across the country. More...

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RFD

I had the pleasure of meeting Norma Woods, marketing and community relations director for East Georgia College (EGC). As many of you are aware, EGC plans to open classes in Waynesboro beginning in January. More...

For The Record

Burglary count tops 235

Eleven more homes have been burglarized. In the past week, the Waynesboro Police Department was called to four burglaries and Burke County Sheriff's Office deputies re- sponded to another six. More...

Women robbed by masked gunmen

Two women were held up and robbed in Waynesboro last week. More...

From the Blotter

Crackdown Two Waynesboro teens were arrested for showing their behinds at Wal-Mart. More...

Obituaries

Thomas James Dixon Sr.

Thomas James Dixon Sr., age 82, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Aug. 1, 2009. His funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Lucerne Baptist Church in Lilburn, Ga. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happening

NAACP The Burke County Branch of the NAACP will have its monthly meeting 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located at 527 W. Seventh Street in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will have the First Gadson Fest, an afternoon of fun, food and enjoymen, 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, on the church grounds. Festivities include a rib cookoff, praise dancers, singers and comedians. More...

People

Growing strong

The Burke County Middle School agriculture program received a boost with the addition of a new greenhouse to be used by horticulture classes. More...

4-H News

4-H Summer Camp - It's Worth It

On July 6, a group of young people and adults left for a week of summer camp at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. Georgia has one of the largest and most respected 4-H camping programs in the country. More...

Children attend COC conference

Several local youngsters recently attended the 2009 Children of the Confederacy, Georgia Division Convention in Culloden. More...