September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Willing hearts

African minister on mission to help Sudanese children

A Sudan minister has come to Burke County with a story of suffering and a plea for help. Caleb Okullo Okello, 39, landed in Georgia September 10 on a mission to help the children of his homeland. More...

News

Smithsonian food exhibit opens Saturday

The Smithsonian is coming to Burke County. The national institution's Key Ingredients: America by Food exhibit will only make a dozen stops in Georgia - and the Burke County Library is one of the chosen. More...

Downtown Hoedown to fund family events

On October 1

Local celebrities are kicking up dust for a Downtown Hoedown … and it's not too late to slip on your cowboy boots and join in the fun. More...

Plans for concrete plant rouse residents

A group of residents in the River Road area are all for development in Burke County but not when it comes close to their property lines. More...

Sports

Spartans destroy Eagles

Now ranked No. 1 Spartans

The Spartans sent the Eagles flying back to Stillmore Friday night and became the No. 1 team in the state. Edmund Burke Academy improved to 4-0 this season after shutting out David Emanuel Academy 41-0. More...

Lady Spartans beat Jags, lose to Gators

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans (4-6, 1-4) beat the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars last week in a game that came down to the last inning. With the Spartans ahead by one run, the Jags threatened to tie the ballgame with a runner on second. More...

Bears take on Brunswick in last AAAA contest

The Bears are looking to log a 4-0 record against AAAA schools this season. Come Friday, they'll find out if they can make it happen. Burke County High School will host Brunswick High in the Bear Den at 7:30 p.m. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Asian Soybean Rust Found in Burke County

This past Friday Asian Soybean Rust was found on soybean leaves in sentinel plots at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville. This fact may scare some and cause others to just shrug their shoulders. More...

Home & Garden

Gardeners Must Plan Ahead

Summer is just coming to an end and most of the summer vegetables in our gardens are gone. Just because our plants have stopped producing does not mean that we are through with the garden until next spring. More...

Recipes from Louise

Who doesn't love apples? Apples are high in dietary fiber, low in sodium and contain no cholesterol. A medium-sized apple contains only 80 calories. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist - Waynesboro First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will host a presentation entitled "The Gospel in the Jewish Fall Feasts" by Murray Tilles of Atlanta's Light of Messiah Ministries. More...

School News

McDaniel awarded scholarship at University of Georgia

April Elizabeth McDaniel has been selected to receive the Southern States Cooperative Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) for the 2009-2010 academic year. More...

FFA members place in area FFA event

Burke County High School FFA members, from left, Jennifer Faulk and Emily Murphy recently placed second in the Area 4 FFA Floral Design Career Development Event. Murphy and Faulk will advance to the state competition in March. More...

Burglar guilty in shooting of elderly woman

A Burke County jury returned a guilty verdict for a burglar charged with shooting an elderly woman in the stomach with a 12-guage shotgun. More...

Convicted murderer jailed for sexual battery on child

The man who served 24 years in prison for the 1973 murder of Waynesboro businessman J. Allen DeLoach has been arrested for sexual battery on a child. More...

Editorial

Budget woes

Burke County Commissioners are struggling with the harsh realities of the economic recession and a budget shortfall in excess of $1.1 million. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

The rain held off for last Saturday's Farm Fest at the Southern Bank Pavilion. It was a great festival honoring our farmers. Many thanks to the Waynesboro Shrine Club for continuing to sponsor this event. More...

For The Record

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff's Office for the past week: Wednesday, Sept. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Friday, Sept. More...

Stone's murder preceded by crime spree

Felon behind bars again

A yellow shirt led investigators to the Augusta man they say murdered a Burke County trucker. When Robert Lee Stone Jr., 45, was shot to death Sept. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Moates Ellison

Mary Moates Ellison, of Victory Drive in Waynesboro, died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. She was 62 years old. The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 until 7 p.m. at The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta. More...

Mr. Herbert R. Thomas

Mr. Herbert R. Thomas of Augusta, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at Trinity Hospital. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Hudson Memorial C.M.E. Church with Dr. Gwendolyn Smith officiating. More...

The Rev. Ray Charles Griffin

The Rev. Ray Charles Griffin of Girard, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

EBA Class of 1979 Edmund Burke Academy's class of 1979 will have its 30th class reunion weekend October 23-24. Dinner at Camino Real Mexican Restaurant in Waynesboro will be 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

People

Come Home to Keysville scheduled for Oct. 10

Keysville will celebrate its leaders, past and present, at the annual Come Home to Keysville Day Saturday, Oct. 10. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a parade. More...

People in the News

Derrick D. Vaughn Navy Seaman Recruit Derrick D. Vaughn, son of Marilyn M. and Lindsey Vaughn of Midville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

COC celebrates

The Col. John James Jones Chapter Children of the Confederacy (COC) recently participated in an inter-chapter meeting at Magnolia Springs State Park. Several other chapters, including Mildred Rutherford, John B. More...