September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clunker program brings big bucks to Burke

William Mizell Ford has a lot loaded with clunkers to contend with ... but nobody's complaining. Thirty-five gas guzzlers were traded in toward new rides during the federal Cash for Clunkers program. More...

News

Ready to grow

Friends and families of Edmund Burke Academy gathered Sunday to celebrate progress. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in anticipation of a new kindergarten/primary school complex for which construction will begin September 8. More...

Unemployment shoots to 13.5 percent

Burke County

More than 160 Burke County residents lost their jobs this summer, pushing July's preliminary unemployment rate to 13.5 percent. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 1, 1999 Local residents voiced their support for a new library at a public meeting held here. More...

Sports

Dove season opens Saturday

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon on Saturday. Long-awaited opening day is traditionally considered the beginning of fall hunting season. More...

Bears bombard Effingham 39-21

Bear fans who traveled to Springfield last Friday night got even more of a reason to be excited about the 2009 season. In their first regular season game, Burke County took down Effingham County (Region 2- AAAA) 39-21 on the Rebels' home field. More...

EBA's second half charge leads to victory

Senior's injury spurs teammates

Senior Brent Rothenberg yelled "Y'all better win," as paramedics loaded him on the stretcher after breaking his femur during Edmund Burke's first football game of the season. And, that's exactly what the Spartans did. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden

Creating Wildlife Habitats

Urbanization and paving over of wildlife habitats has become a big issue in many counties in Georgia. As malls and subdivisions replace pastures, meadows and woods, birds, butterflies, deer and other animals are displaced. More...

Recipes from Louise

September is National Cholesterol Month. Research has shown that lowering cholesterol can reduce the risk of developing heart disease. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

Sept. 9 - Peanut/Cotton Field Day - UGA Tifton Campus, Tifton Sept. 11-12 - 3rd Annual Washington County Wildlife Trade Show, Washington Co. Farm Bureau Ag Center-882 Grady Mertz Rd., Tennille, Friday, Sept. More...

Church News

Church News

Noah's Ark Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville wil1 celebrate its 45th Church Anniversary, 1L45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6. The Rev. Al Wright of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will be the guest minister. Pastor Karlton L. More...

School News

SAT scores dip slightly in 2009

College readiness scores at Burke County High School remained somewhat steady this year. The College Board released last week a report of the scores logged by 2009 graduates. The average total score among Burke County students was 1,348. More...

Students praise alternative option for high school

It doesn't look anything like a high school. The sign on the glass storefront doesn't even mention the word, and the absolute quiet on the inside is a stark contrast to the bustling halls of Burke County High School. More...

County programs face deep cuts

Even though county commissioners have pledged no millage rate increase, Burke County homeowners will still feel the effects of the economic recession when their property tax bills come. More...

Major permit issued for Vogtle expansion

Only one more approval remains before major construction begins

One of two major regulatory hurdles for Plant Vogtle's expansion has been crossed. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the early site permit for the Vogtle project last Wednesday, approving the plant as a good place for new reactors. More...

Editorial

Why not?

We recently read some interesting observations by Dr. Lawrence Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. More...

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RFD

I attended the homegoing celebration of Mr. Joe Edenfield on Monday. It truly was a celebration of his life and he had a long life ... 83 plus years! I have known Mr. More...

For The Record

Jail time given to burglar

Another teenage burglar will spend time behind bars. Freddie Jones Jr., 19, pleaded guilty to burglary in Burke County Superior Court Monday. More...

Teenager arrested for hitting teacher with brick

A River Quest student was arrested after she hurled a brick through a window, injuring a teacher and classmate. More...

From the Blotter

Hands on Foots Now that Waynesboro police have their hands on "Foots," they want to know who bought all the stuff he's accused of stealing. More...

Obituaries

Mr. John Henry Daniel Sr.

Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Henry Daniel Sr., age 77 of 1103 Roosevelt St., Vidalia, Ga., formerly of 703 Cates Ave., Waynesboro, Ga., who passed away on Monday, Aug. More...

Mr. Joseph Albert 'Joe' Edenfield

Joseph Albert "Joe" Edenfield, 83, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into the Lord's presence on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home after an extended illness. A native of Screven County, he was born Nov. More...

Mrs. Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams, 91, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2009, at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, Ga. A native of Birmingham, Ala., she was born Oct. 23, 1917, to the late Eugene Thomason and Pearl Downey Thomason. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center on West Sixth Street in Waynesboro. More...

People

Miss Black Burke County speaks to Optimist Club

Miss Black Burke County 2009, Alexandria Michelle Preston, was the guest speaker at the Waynesboro Optimist Club meeting. More...

Girard sharpshooter bests Turkey Federation competition

Girard resident Stanton Hillis has won two events at the National Wild Turkey Federation's 16th Annual Turkey Shoot. More...

For Kelsey

Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) sixth graders are rallying around a classmate who was critically injured in a wreck. More...