January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Commemorating MLK

A number of events will be held in Burke County this week in conjunction with the commemoration of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They are:   • Thursday, Jan. More...

News

Mead Cattle Enterprises named Conservationist of the Year

Mead Cattle Enterprises in Burke County has received the 2009 Conservationist of the Year award from the Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District.   More...

Gas heating bills on rise

Grants still available

Cold weather has arrived early in Georgia this year, and with it comes higher natural gas bills. More...

Flu vaccines available at local health department

H1N1, seasonal

Burke County Health Department is urging are residents who fall into the priority groups to get vaccinated for the H1N1 virus. More...

For The Record

EMT accused of fraud

12 felonies

A Burke County EMT has been arrested for using federal tax ID numbers, including the board of commissioners’, to open illegal charge accounts to buy tools and fuel. More...

Woman arrested for human trafficking

A Waynesboro woman has been arrested for human trafficking.   Burke County deputies took Tomasa Ramirez-Garcia, 26, into custody last Wednesday on a federal arrest warrant issued through Texas authorities.   More...

Car not stolen; couple charged in wreck

A Waynesboro couple was charged in connection with a Highway 56 wreck after police determined a car reported stolen had not been.   Nikeidra Vishon White, 31, had been under the microscope since Jan. More...

Fields & Yields

USDA implements new crop disaster assistance programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Georgia has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

Jan. 20 – Corn Short Course & GA Corn Growers Annual Meeting – Tifton Campus Conference Center at the RDC – Tifton, GA – To Register contact the Conference Center at 229-386-3416. Jan. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Jan. 15 – Cloverleaf Project Achievement Sign-up – Begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 – MLK Holiday – 4-H Office Closed   Jan. 29-31 – Jr.-Sr. More...

Church News

Church News

Millen Baptist   The Nashville-based “Blackwood Legacy” gospel group, featuring former Blackwood Brothers Quartet lead singer and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Rick Price, will perform 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. More...

Bears head to state in wrestling

After starting the season with the best record in the school’s history, Burke County High School’s wrestling team has qualified for the state tournament.   More...

Ancient Indian site plundered

Midville man sentenced

Two looters were caught waist deep, sifting through human remains in an attempt to recover Native American artifacts.   More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

A most appropriate honor

Anyone who is familiar with the history of the Georgia Field Trial Association, which has held trials here for over a century, knows that the annual event has had its ups and downs.   More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: January 12, 2000   It was reported that 12 people were killed in traffic accidents in the county in 1999.   Former Waynesboro First Methodist Church pastor Roy McTier died at the age of 100. More...

Sports

Bears run over Richmond Hill

Liberty Co. delivers first region loss

After running all over Richmond Hill Friday night, the Bears suffered their first region loss of the season Saturday.   Burke County High School’s boys basketball team (8-2) defeated Richmond Hill 55-34.   More...

Lady Spartans pick up two big wins

McDaniel beats buzzer with game-winning three

After a tough loss to non-region opponent Briarwood Academy last week the Lady Spartans recovered with back to back region victories.   More...

Bears named all-area in football

A few Burke County High School players were among the all-area team named by The Augusta Chronicle.   More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Katherine Victoria Glisson Lively

Katherine Victoria Glisson Lively, 83, of Waynesboro, Ga., went to be with Jesus Jan. 11, 2010, in University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after a brief illness. More...

Mr. Robert T. Collins

Robert T. Collins, 74, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at University Hospital in Augusta.   Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. More...

Dr. Samuel Edward “Doc” Milhous Jr.

Dr. Samuel Edward “Doc” Milhous Jr., DC, 66, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Satu rday, Jan. 9, at the fun eral home with Pastor Bob Wilson officiating. More...

People

People in the News

Travis Zipperer   Travis Zipperer of Waynesboro was named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2009 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. More...

Happy 50th anniversary!

Judy and Leslie Padgett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2009.   More...