September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deer collision kills driver

A Sylvania man died after his car collided with a deer. More...

News

Five vie for mayor in Sardis, Keysville

Two contested council races

The race for mayor is on in two Burke County cities. Qualifying ended last week with a total of 22 political hopefuls signing on to run in the Nov. 3 election. Sardis voters will make the most decisions. Former mayor J. More...

Tax sale nets nearly $12,000

Only six delinquent properties were auctioned to investors at last week's tax sale. More...

Archery season opens Saturday

Archers will celebrate the start of deer season come Saturday. Bow season opens up statewide Saturday and runs through Oct. 9. Firearms season doesn't begin until Oct. 17. Hunters may continue to use bows during firearms season as well. More...

Sports

Burke County takes down Ware

The Bears proved Friday night they will be a serious threat this season. With the home side of the stadium packed full, Burke County (2-0) took down AAAA powerhouse Ware County 19- 14 in the Bear Den. More...

AAA John Milledge no match for Spartans

The two-hour trek to Milledgeville was well worth the drive for Spartans fans Friday night. Edmund Burke defeated AAA John Milledge Academy 27-13 and remained undefeated at 2-0 for the season. More...

Burke County runners take off for cross country season

And they're off. Burke County High School cross country team members have kicked off the season with their first two meets. In the first, the boys team finished first in a meet hosted by Screven County High. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Isiah 'Ike' Hodge Jr.

On Aug. 31, 2009 Isaiah 'Ike' Hodge Jr. entered into rest. After 77 years of a full life Isaiah left this world for eternal life with our Heavenly Father. His homegoing celebration of life service was 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Mt. Olive A.M.E. More...

Mrs. Abbie Barr

Mrs. Abbie Barr of New York City, N.Y., died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. More...

Mr. Marcus Young

Mr. Marcus Young of Albany, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554- 5500. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Bynes Second Bynes Grove Missionary Baptist Church will continue its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly though Thursday, Sept. 10; at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Willie James Evans, of the Porterville Baptist Church will be guest Evangelist. More...

People in the News

Sharice Wade recently won a gold medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Wade competed in the Chapter Showcase category. More...

School News

Federal officials to visit schools

State and federal officials from Washington, DC and Atlanta will head to Burke County Thursday to recognize three local schools. Waynesboro Primary, SGA Elementary and Blakeney Elementary will receive awards from the U.S. More...

Lincolnton logger accused of huge timber thefts

A Lincolnton logger has been arrested for stealing more than 162 tons of timber, thanks to a consulting forester who turned suspicion into evidence. More...

Schools give teachers option to show President's speech

The controversy surrounding President Obama's speech to school children didn't escape Burke County. More...

Editorial

So much for trying

Last year the voters in this country overwhelmingly elected Barack Obama President of the United States. They also gave him solid Democratic majorities in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Make plans to attend the annual Waynesboro Shrine Club Farm Fest Saturday, Sept. 19 in the Southern Bank Pavilion located at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets. It is in honor of our farmers ... the largest employer in Burke County. More...

For The Record

Blotter

Nearly naked A Waynesboro woman who went clubbing was in for an ugly surprise. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the woman went into Club Paradise around 11 p.m. More...

Burglary count nears 300

Ten more burglaries were reported over the past week, bringing the 2009 tally to nearly 290. More...

Foul play ruled out in shooting death

Foul play has been ruled out in the fatal shooting of Burke County resident Keith Newton. "We have found no evidence to support any theory that anyone other than Mr. Newton was holding the gun when it fired," said Lt. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden

Controlling Armadillos

The armadillo's diet generally consists of earthworms, insect larvae, and tender roots and shoots. On rare occasions, they will find a ground nesting bird's nest and eat the eggs. More...

Recipes from Louise

If you are feeling rushed in the kitchen, then count to 10 and relax. These flavorful recipes can be prepared for your family to enjoy in just 10 minutes. No-Fuss Meatballs pkg. (14 oz. 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...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Food distribution The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. will hold a stimulus food distribution at eh Waynesboro Senior Center, 717 West Sixth Street, on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will begin and 10 a.m. More...

People

That's a wrap

Burke County Relay for Life volunteers wrapped up this year's fundraising season with nearly $70,000 banked for cancer research and a recognition program at the Burke County Public Library. More...

4-H Forestry Team sweeps District contest

The Burke County 4-H Forestry Team travelled to Reidsville to compete in the Southeast District Forestry Field Day competition held at Gordonia Altamaha State Park. More...

Registration underway for Bird Dog Breakaway

If you can walk or run, you can be part of the Bird Dog Breakaway. On Saturday, Sept. More...