October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Crime "Summit" brings Burke leaders to table

More deputies, more jail cells, more courtrooms, more money for juvenile court - all are suggested possible solutions to fight the unprecedented number of burglaries in the county. More...

News

Reactor design changes shouldn't delay construction

Southern Nuclear officials say that overcoming a safetyrelated flaw in the reactor design chosen for new units at Plant Vogtle should not delay the project's completion. More...

Celebrating a century

City and county officials helped Rhina Lee Jones Crawford celebrate a century. The recently-turned 100-year-old Waynesboro resident was recognized with proclamations from both government bodies declaring the day in her honor. More...

Training opportunity being planned to give local workers advantage

Vogtle construction jobs

A training program is being designed to help local residents land a job in new construction at Plant Vogtle. More...

Sports

Bears fall to Panthers in overtime

A gutsy call by a visiting team took Bear fans by surprise Friday night. A successful two-point conversion by Liberty County in overtime cost Burke County High School a 22-21 loss in their third region game of the season. More...

2009 Homecoming Queen

Burke County's 2009 Homecoming Queen Morgan Bell, right, hugs last year's queen Yasma Lynch after being crowned during halftime. Bell is the daughter Jon and Cheryl Hollingsworth. More...

Marching band hits high note at contest

The Pride of Burke County bested several of the region's top marching bands in a competition last weekend. Burke County High School's marching band placed sixth at the Washington County Golden Hawk Invitational. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Rainy Cold Weather Slows Peanut Harvest

Rainy weather has been hampering peanut harvest for the past couple of weeks. Now cold temperatures are here and could affect harvest as well. It is Monday, October 19 and we are getting calls and emails this morning reporting frost! More...

Home & Garden

Controlling Scale on Ornamentals

To control scale insects most effectively, you need to know how to identify them, when in their life cycle to treat them, and what methods and chemicals work best for the various species. More...

Recipes from Louise

Pumpkins are the symbols of fall harvest and Halloween. They are most plentiful during the months of October, November, and December. They are used not only to make Halloween jack-olanterns, but also to make nutritious additions to our fall meals. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church of Keysville will continue its annual youth revival services, 7 p.m. nightly, Wednesday Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 22. Guest Revivalist will be the Rev. More...

Burglaries now top 380

Two arrested

Nineteen more burglaries were reported over the past week, including one at a county commissioner's business and another at the home of a board of education member. That brings the collective count in Burke County to more than 380 since Jan. More...

Summer school to be eliminated for lower grades

School will truly be out for summer for Burke County students in lower grades come next year. Burke County Public Schools are eliminating summer school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. More...

Editorial

Choose the long view

Burke County Commissioners are facing a dilemma. They have been working for several months to find a way to trim the county's budget to accommodate a $1.1 million revenue shortfall. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 20, 1999 The Burke County Development Authority unveiled drawings of a planned 101,207-square-foot speculative industrial building. Construction was scheduled to begin along with the new Helmac Corporation facility. More...

For The Record

Group questions alleged plot to fire police chief

Waynesboro City Council is trying to sort out allegations that some of its members are trying to oust the Chief of Police. More...

Ex-girlfriend pleads guilty for burglary

A Waynesboro teenager was sentenced to probation for breaking into her ex-boyfriend's apartment. Jennifer Tyson, 19, pleaded guilty last Thursday to one count of burglary. Superior Court Judge Carl C. More...

House guest sent to jail for abusing teenager

A Waynesboro man was sentenced to five years in prison for molesting a teenage girl when he spent the night in her mother's home. William Delaney Barr, 36, pleaded guilty last week to one count of cruelty to children in the first degree. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Catherine Pate

Mrs. Catherine Pate of Wadley, Ga., died Sunday Oct. 18, 2009, at Specialty Select Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Pate was born in Waynesboro, Ga., but had lived in Wadley since 1995. She worked at Taylor's Drug Store in Waynesboro for many years. More...

Mr. Franklin O. Hill

Mr. Franklin O. Hill, age 78, a 45 year resident of Berkley, Mich. , passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Franklin was born Jan. 16, 1931 in Augusta, Ga., to the late Marion and Alice Hill. More...

Mr. Jean-Claude Andre Vandenbulcke

Jean-Claude Andre Vandenbulcke, 64, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his home. He was born in France on May 1, 1945. He was the owner of a construction company. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 1980 Waynesboro High School Class of 1980 will have a class reunion meeting 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at CIS on Sixth Street. Classmates are asked to attend. More...

People

Applications sought for food, toy drive

Congregations of six local churches are partnering with nonprofit groups to make sure families and senior citizens have a happy Christmas. More...

First Franklin opens new location

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BCMS FFA Wildlife team wins

The Burke County High and Burke County Middle School's FFA wildlife teams recently competed at Bleckley County High. The BCMS wildlife team won first place, which advances them to the state competition in November. More...