September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools spared debilitating absentee rates

Though the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has likely made its debut in Burke County, public schools are not reporting an unusually high rate of absences these days. More...

News

Georgia Power names new area manager

Georgia Power has named a new area manager. Lisa Smith began Monday at the helm of the Waynesboro office. More...

New funeral home opens

A new funeral home has opened its doors in Waynesboro. Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home and Crematory has purchased the 10,000 squarefoot facility on East Sixth Street. More...

Exchange Club Fair to celebrate 50th anniversary

It's going to be golden. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Waynesboro Exchange Club's annual fair, and everyone is invited to celebrate. The 2009 fair, set for Oct. More...

For The Record

Two sought in Midville robbery

Two Midville men were held up by one robber wielding a shotgun and another with a knife. The pair told Burke County deputies they were sitting on the back steps of their Madison Street home when they were ordered back inside by two More...

Burglar gets 15 years in prison

A burglar convicted of shooting an elderly woman through the backdoor of her home was sent to prison for 15 years. More...

Sheriff says burglaries are top priority

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey said last week that his department was aggressively attacking the burglary problem in the county. More...

Obituaries

MSG Cecil E. McCollum Sr. (U.S. Army, Ret.)

MSG Cecil E. McCollum, Sr., U.S. Army Retired, 77, of Augusta, Ga., husband of 54 years to Margie James McCollum, of Westbrook Road, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Eisenhower Medical Center. More...

Mrs. Judy Sharpe Crews

Mrs. Judy Sharpe Crews, 66, of Sylvania, passed Sept. 26, 2009, at her residence. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Greenhill Baptist Church, with the Rev. H.G. Ridgdill and Dr. Charlie Cooper officiating. Mrs. More...

Mrs. Lila Skinner Erwin

Mrs. Lila Skinner Erwin, 86, of Waynesboro, Ga., wife of the Rev. Henry K. Erwin, entered into rest, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the residence, surrounded by family. Memorial services will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Attention parents Parents of Burke County High School Work-Based Learning students are asked to attend a meeting in the BCHS Media Center on 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. More...

People

Burke County student headed to Washington

A Burke County High School sophomore will travel to the nation's capital next week to develop his leadership skills. Jeffrey Gilchrist II will attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. More...

People in the News

Brandon Brooks Brandon Brooks, a student at Polo Road Elementary School in Columbia, SC, recently attended the People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, DC. More...

Miss Myers to marry Mr. Martin

Tim and Bonita Myers of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Deonne, to Steven Craig Martin, son of Orleon and Eileen Martin of Drayton, Ontario, Canada. More...

Armed robbery suspect captured

Attempts suicide in jail

An armed robbery suspect tried to drown himself in a jail toilet. EMTs were called to the Burke County Jail Monday afternoon after a jailer found Joshua Lee Phillips, 21, in a holding cell with his head underwater. More...

Hire here

More than 100 members of the Augusta Building Construction Trades Council gathered outside the gates of Plant Vogtle last Friday to hold up signs and pass out flyers to rally for jobs for Georgia workers. More...

Editorial

Friday Night Lights

It's been a long time since we've seen this much local excitement about high school football. Right now the varsity teams of both Burke County and Edmund Burke Academy are undefeated. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: September 22, 1959 Governor Roy Barnes participated in ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Keysville Human Resource Building. Also attending were state senators Don Cheeks and Charles Walker along with Mayor Emma Gresham. More...

Sports

Bears go 4-0 in pre-region play

They're 4-0 and have yet to pick on an opponent their own size. The Burke County High School Bears (Region 3-AAA) are off to their best start since 1991, and every team they've played so far has been from the larger AAAA classification. More...

Lady Bears celebrate seniors

Burke County High School's fast pitch softball team paid tribute to their senior players last Thursday before their game against Thomson. Each senior was presented with a picture and a softball signed by their teammates. More...

Lady Bears take down West Laurens in volleyball

The Lady Bears pounded West Laurens on the volleyball court last week. Both the junior varsity and the varsity Burke County teams recorded victories over the Lady Raiders. "The girls were on fire," Lady Bears coach Cristina Zdroba said. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Peanut Maturity Progression

This year's peanut crop seems to be shaping up as one of the latest Burke County has seen. In Georgia, peanut planting time has gradually been pushed back to minimize tomato spotted wilt virus infection. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Clean Hands for Better Health

If ever there was a time to recognize the importance of the connection between handwashing and good health, the time is now! Each year, influenza kills more than 36,000 people and hospitalizes 200,000 in the United States. More...

Recipes from Louise

Fewer ingredients mean quicker meals for busy cooks like us. These delicious dishes are examples of many recipes available that call for five ingredients are less. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its 109th church anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4. The Rev. Nero will be the guest evangelist. More...