August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Four-lane completed Tuesday

After more than five years of orange barrels, detours and delays, all four lanes of the Savannah River Parkway are open clear across the county. More...

Midville siblings injured in Highway 56 wreck; one critical

The community is rallying around three Midville siblings who were injured in a violent wreck on their way to school Monday. More...

News

On the campaign trail

Austin Scott strolled his way through Burke County last week on a 1,000-mile walk across Georgia. The veteran legislator is one of six candidates vying for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination. More...

Frazier, Barrow plan town hall meetings in Waynesboro

Burke County residents can talk shop with local and state officials during two separate town hall meetings on tap for next week. Health Care Reform Forum On Thursday, Aug. More...

Qaulifing begins for November elections

The political arena will open up for Burke County's five cities this November. Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, qualifying begins for 14 public offices, including slots for mayor in Sardis, Girard and Keysville. More...

For The Record

Two more hold-ups reported

In Waynesboro

Two convenience store clerks and a Texas man have been added to the recent list of armed robbery victims. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, two clerks at Race-In Convenience Store reported they were held up by a pair of masked gunmen. More...

Car break-ins continue in Waynesboro

Waynesboro police are looking for the culprits behind another rash of car break-ins. Last week, thieves broke into approximately 10 more vehicles, mostly in the Pecan Grove area. More...

From the Blotter

Give me justice … or jail A Waynesboro man screaming for justice got jail instead. Around 1:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Gerald Wayne 'Jerry' Bell

Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Bell, 32, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at DeLoach FuneraH o m e with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery. More...

Mr. Clayton DeLaigle

Mr. Clayton DeLaigle, 80, of Waynesboro, Ga., husband of Betty Coleman DeLaigle for over 59 years, entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Clayton was born in Lyons, Ga., in 1929 and lived most of his life in Waynesboro. More...

Mr. John Edward DuBose

Mr. John Edward DuBose, 89, of Waynesboro, Ga., died on Aug. 11, 2009 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. A graveside service was held on Friday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Botsford Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCMS school council The Burke County Middle School school council will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the BCMS conference room. Class of 80 Waynesboro High School Class of 1980 will have its monthly meeting 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

Thankful Thankful Missionary Baptist Church will have a Men In Black, Women In White program sponsored by the deacons 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The Rev. Diane Hicklin Coleman will be the guest speaker. The Rev. More...

School News

East Georgia recruits Burke students

With a location confirmed and plenty of support from the community, East Georgia College is moving forward with plans to open a site in Waynesboro come January. More...

Summer school boosts graduation rate

Summer school success pushed Burke County High School's graduation rate over the 70 percent mark for the first time. More...

Wreck ends crime spree for escaped teens

Two teenagers escaped from a local detention center, then set off on a crime spree that ended with a wrecked patrol car in Emanuel County. It began just after 2 a.m. More...

Local man shot in Augusta home

Died Monday

A Burke County man is dead, and Augusta investigators are trying to determine who pulled the trigger. "It could be an accident, a suicide or murder," Lt. More...

Rising costs threaten Burke Transit system

By Tres Bragg tresbragg@bellsouth.net

County Commissioners must decide whether to give Burke Transit a green light for future operation. More...

Editorial

Finally complete

The bankruptcy last year of the Douglas Asphalt Company caused a significant delay in the completion of the Savannah River Parkway, along with other projects the firm was involved in across the state. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug. 18, 1999 The Burke County Ministerial Association sponsored a community prayer service because of the local drought. Farmers faced a potential loss of over $22 million unless the county received increased rainfall. More...

Sports

Bears break in players with scrimmage

The Bears' first contest of the season raised some eyebrows last week. More...

Starting off the season

Senior Morgan Bell hurls a pitch down the middle in Burke County High School's first softball contest of the season. The Lady Bears played a scrimmage against Jefferson County last Thursday but lost 13-8. More...

Lady Spartans look to repeat last year's performance

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans started the season off right. After capturing the co-region championship last year for the first time in 20 years, the Lady Spartans began 2009 with a win on Monday. More...

Fields & Yields

Mr. James L. Pepper Culpepper

Mr. James L. "Pepper" Culpepper, 51, of Atomic Road, Aiken, S.C., entered into rest Aug. 11, 2009. A private family service will be conducted. Mr. Culpepper was a native of Macon, Ga., having made Aiken County his home for the past 36 years. More...

In the Furrow

Varying Soil Conditions Affect Peanut Nodulation

Burke County peanut growers have faced quite a few challenging situations this year. Varying rainfall amounts have been one of the challenges. More...

Home & Garden

Muscadine Season is Here Again

Muscadine ripening signals the start of a new season. Before the last muscadine is ripe, the frost will be on the pumpkin. Muscadine time has arrived. These grapes, which herald the end of summer, are one of the great treats of life. More...

People

Westminster plans for chuck wagon dinner

Educational film on bullying

Westminster Presbyterian Church is hosting an old timey dinner on the grounds Sunday, Aug. 30, complete with a cowboy chuck wagon. More...

Class of '64

Waynesboro High & Industrial School Class of 1964 held their 45th reunion at The Coradell's Wedding Chapel in Waynesboro on July 2 and 3. The class was honored by its teachers, Mrs. Mary Phinazee, Ms. Ida Dowers, Ms. Azalene Young and Ms. More...

COC members attend convention in Orlando

Members of the Col. John James Jones #939 Children of the Confederacy of Waynesboro recently attended the 55th annual General Convention in Orlando. More...