November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

$10,000 in rewards now offered

Burke County commissioners hope hard cash will staunch the surge of property crimes. More...

News

Money saved by dismissing summer school

Students in kindergarten through eighth grades won't be the only ones catching a break next year when summer school is eliminated. Taxpayers may like the change as well. More...

Retired Educators Day

Sunday was Retired Educators Day, thanks to a proclamation signed by Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach, seated, at a recent city council meeting. More...

Heating grants available to seniors

Some Burke County senior citizens will get help paying their heating costs this winter. Beginning this week, residents 65 and older may apply for federal energy assistance grants. More...

Sports

Bears topple Thomson in chase for playoff spot

The Bears are still contenders for a spot in the playoffs. Burke County High School pounded Thomson 28-7 in the Bear Den on senior night last Friday for their second region win and another year of bragging rights over a longtime rival. More...

Cubs capture region football title

Burke County Middle School claimed the region trophy for the Coastal Empire last week in the Bear Den. The Cubs defeated Southeast Bulloch 22-6 in the region championship game to take the title. More...

Burke sends two runners to state meet

Two Burke County High School runners will head to the state cross country meet this weekend. Alaytra Carswell and Darius Lakes qualified for the state meet, which will be held in Carrolton, by turning in leading times at the region meet last week. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Nell Mulling Allmond

Mrs. Nell Mulling Allmond, age 88 of Vidalia, GA died Thursday morning, Oct. 29, 2009, in the Bethany Nursing Center of Vidalia after an extended illness. Mrs. Allmond was a native of Midville, Ga. The funeral services for Mrs. More...

Debra Ellissa Dent Thornton

Debra Ellissa Dent Thornton of Stone Mountain, Ga., passed on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. A celebration of the life will be held Tuesday, Nov.10, 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), 841 Jones Avenue, Waynesboro, Ga., with the Rev. More...

Mr. James Dukes

Mr. James "J-Bird" Dukes entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bush officiating. More...

Church News

Church News

Mount Olive Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 122nd church anniversary, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, with the Anointed Fuller Gospel Singers of Savannah, in concert. More...

School News

EBA releases honor roll

Edmund Burke Academy has named the following students to the honor roll for the first nine weeks: 7th Grade A+: Amber Hendrix, Emily Hill Neely Mann, Maggie Nehsen and Henry Sherrod A: Chelsey Adams, Ryan Kent, Cal Lee, Joshua Livingston, C More...

Gangs blamed for shootings

Police say a night club shoot-out and pistol whipped teenager were both the results of feuding gangs. More...

Trainer rides colt to elite title

Zippo's Answer was just what the judges were looking for in Fort Worth. The 2-year-old colt strode his way to the top ranks at the Appaloosa World Championship Show last week with local trainer Terri Layer in the saddle. More...

Veterans Day ceremony set for next Wednesday

A ceremony to honor our nation's veterans will be held at 11 a.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11, at American Legion Post 120. More...

Editorial

Veterans Day

This coming Tuesday our nation will once again observe Veterans Day. More...

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RFD

Our high school football teams are playing well this season. If Burke County High School wins this Friday night against West Laurens, they are state playoff bound! More...

For The Record

Police need help locating burglary suspect

Waynesboro police are asking for the public's help finding Andrew Farmer, who is wanted for burglary. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Claude Wade at 706-554-8029. More...

Absentee landlord says pastor put squatters in her houses

An Augusta landlord called police after finding two groups of people living in her vacant Waynesboro houses. The story got more interesting when two of the "squatters" told police a local preacher had given them permission to stay there. More...

Two more arrested for thefts

Burke County investigators have arrested a man they say pawned at least 72 pieces of jewelry - all believed to be stolen. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Be Ware of Prussic Acid Poisoning

Some areas of Burke County have seen a little frost already. As I am writing this article, the sun is out and it is around 78 degrees so it is hard to think about frost. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Preventive Measures of Ornamental Plants

The best way to prevent cold damage is to select a plant that can tolerate cold temperatures in this area. It is important to select plants that meet the minimum cold hardy requirements. More...

Recipes from Louise

Crisp fall weekends bring on hearty appetites. These dishes are delicious, satisfying and easy to prepare. They will help you warm up on cool fall evenings. Beef 'n' Chili Beans 3 lbs. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Program guest is Terri Black of Burke County Extension Service. More...

People

National Donor Sabbath to be celebrated next weekend

Congregations and houses of worship across the nation will recognize the life-saving benefits of organ donation. More...

Kay Bailey Stevens

Kay Bailey Stevens of Augusta, recently returned to her hometown Waynesboro and has joined the firm of Mike Smith Realty. She has nearly 20 years experience in the real estate business. More...

Ella Rhodes

Ella Rhodes of Beulah Chapter No. 116, Millen District No. 16, Order of the Eastern Star won first place in the bronze category at Lillian E. Blake's Queen Extravaganza in Savannah during Grand Session. More...