October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Blakeney students win big in Subway's Fresh Fit contest

It's a good thing Elizabeth McKinney loves to eat at Subway, because she'll be eating free meals there for a while. More...

News

Election Day is Tuesday

Polls will open Tuesday, Nov. 3 for elections in three Burke County cities. More...

Set clocks back Sunday, Nov. 1

Trick-or-treaters will get an extra hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight Savings begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, and clocks will be turned back one hour to Standard time. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. More...

Candy Call

It's almost candy time. This little Snow White got an early start at Saturday's Pumpkin Party in the Park but plenty more festivities are on tap throughout the week. More...

Sports

Bears recovering from road trip to WACO

A game that Burke County seemed to dominate for three quarters swung the other way in the fourth quarter last Friday night. Burke County High School (5- 3, 1-3) fell 44-31to Washington County High (8-0, 4-0) in a region battle of big plays. More...

Discount on tickets given for food donation

The Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) of BCHS are joining together for "A Night with the Bears." Bring five nonperishable food items to Burke County High School and receive admission to the football game for $5. More...

EBA's Kyle Wilson wins region cross country meet

Edmund Burke Academy's Kyle Wilson won the Region 2-AA cross country meet held at Bulloch Academy Monday afternoon. Kyle finished in a time of 17:36 to take the title. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden

Fall is the Best Time to Soil Test

Soil tests can be done at any time of the year but the best time to soil test is in the fall. This is when the nutrient levels in the soil are at their lowest. More...

Recipes from Louise

Fall is a wonderful time to gather friends and family around a warm fire and comfort them with a delicious meal after a hard day at work, at school, or at play. Crock-Pot Potato and Corn Chowder 1 bag (16 oz. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

Oct. 27 - Burke Co. Cattlemen's Association Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 7:30 p.m. Nov. More...

School News

Schools receive free computers

Burke County Public Schools picked up 700 computers but didn't have to pick up the tab. More...

Miss Keysville crowned

Elanora Del'Shawn Neely, center, was recently crowned 2009 Miss Keysville. She presented an essay that answered the question, "What could turn my dreams into realities?" The pageant held Oct. More...

Pet dog killed during break-in

A pet Labrador retriever was shot to death by burglars. Saturday night, a Keysville-Boggs Road homeowner came home to find his dog dead and his house ransacked. More...

Six charged in burglaries

Burke County deputies and Waynesboro police say they've solved eight more burglary cases. Five suspects have been charged in connection with re- cent burglaries, and evidence has been gathered with plans to indict two more. More...

Editorial

Swine Flu and you

Now that President Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency and manufacturers are warning that vaccine production is running far behind schedule, is it time to panic? Almost certainly not. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

I want to extend condolences to the families of Catherine Pate, Jean-Claude Vandenbulcke and Lovett Mead. Catherine moved to Wadley many years ago. Many of you will remember her from the Taylor Drug Store days. More...

For The Record

Man catches on fire in suspected meth lab blaze

A Burke County man was severely burned last Wednesday in what deputies believe was a methamphetamine lab accident. Sgt. More...

Pit bull stolen from shelter

After attack on toddler

The pit bull that mauled a Waynesboro toddler last month has been stolen from the city's animal shelter. More...

From the Blotter

Hair today, gone tomorrow Deputies are combing through a "suspicious hair incident." Saturday, they were contacted by a Burke County woman who was a bit frazzled by a recent hair styling session. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Lovett E. Mead

Lovett E. Mead, 75, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his home. He was born in Girard on Sept. 8, 1934 to the late John Gordon Mead and Martha Etta Lovett Mead. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Burke Medical Center. Those participating are encouraged to bring a partner or any person who helps with food preparation. More...

Church News

Church News

Second McCoy The Rev. Levi Sapp and Second McCoy Baptist Church family invite the public to attend their annual Harvest Day program Sunday, Nov. 1. The guest speaker will be Minister Sally Whitehead. Ladies should wear bonnets and long dresses. More...

People

Relay volunteers win ACS awards

Burke County Relay For Life volunteers David Skinner, Jennifer Neville and Thaddeus Shubert recently attended the American Cancer Society's 2009 Relay Leadership Conference in metro Atlanta where they represented local volunteers and accepted the Per More...

Georgia Power presents teacher grant

Walter Dukes, region vice president for Georgia Power, presented a $1,000 check to Rebecca Whitley, an American Literature teacher at Burke County High School. More...

Water bugs

A group of local boy scouts and their leaders have learned a few lessons from a good paddling. Waynesboro's Boy Scout Troop 25 spent recent weekends at Magnolia Springs and on the Savannah River learning proper techniques and safety for canoeing. More...