February 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mizell Ford honored as Small Business of the Year

They’ve devoted countless hours and substantial funding to youth development, fighting cancer, ministry and community events in Burke County for almost two decades. More...

News

Charter passes in split-decision

Rejection likely

After more than 20 months of arguments and delays, the Waynesboro City Council has finally signed off on their new charter. More...

Historian urges attendance of Tuskegee Airmen event

Some of the very men who destroyed racial stereotypes as pilots during World War II will arrive in Waynesboro this week, and a local historian says residents shouldn’t miss the rare opportunity to meet them.   More...

Workforce shows slow gains

In Burke

Burke County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in December, closing out 2009 just below the state median. More...

Sports

Lady Cubs grab region title

Burke County Middle School has another trophy to add to its case.   The Lady Cubs have nabbed the Coastal Empire Region Championship title on the basketball court. More...

Bears bounce two more region teams

The Bears are on fire and hope it spreads into the weekend.   Burke County High School’s boys basketball team (12-3) picked up two more region wins last week against Baldwin and Richmond Hill. More...

Wrestling: Bears head to region traditional

Burke County High School’s wrestlers will try to make state for a second time this season.   The Bears (33-5) will compete this weekend against wrestlers from across Region 3-AAA for a shot at the next level as individuals. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Local dairy receives award

Burke County is well known for producing cotton, peanuts, corn and other row crops. More recently attention is being drawn to dairy production in the area. More...

4-H News

Burke County 4-Her’s compete in Elbert County Commercial Dairy Show

Three Burke County 4-H members participated in the ninth annual Elbert County Commercial Dairy Heifer Show on Jan. 23. This year’s show saw 115 youth entering 153 dairy heifers. More...

Recipes from Louise

Tangerines are favorite fruits for children and adults. They are fun to eat because they are easy to peel and separate into segments. Perfect for lunch boxes and snacks, tangerines are also used in preparing main dish meals, salads, and desserts. More...

Church News

Church News

Ward Grove   Ward Grove will have its Black History program 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 7.   Mary Robinson of Fellowship Baptist Church will be the worship leader.   Devotional leaders will be Ike Hodge and John Mack. More...

School News

EBA Math-A-Thon raises money for St. Jude’s Hospital

Students at Edmund Burke Academy recently raised nearly $6,000 for cancer research and children at St. Jude’s Hospital. More...

BCHS FFA Team places in area event

The BCHS FFA Ag Communication team recently placed second in the Area 4 FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event. More...

Victorious… V.I.C.T.O.R.I.O.U.S… Victorious

For the first time Edmund Burke Academy will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Grade-level winners and runners-up participated in the final school-wide bee, which was held Thursday, Jan. 21. More...

Former jailer arrested for supplying marijuana

A former jailer was arrested after allegedly trying to supply inmates with marijuana, but will only be charged with a misdemeanor. More...

Judge, civil rights leader from Burke dies

A trailblazing lawyer, judge and civil rights pioneer from Burke County, John H. “Jack” Ruffin Jr., died Friday after collapsing at his home in Atlanta.   More...

Ashe named Citizen of the Year

She would prefer to quietly help children with special needs and their families without the recognition.   But Sarah Ashe couldn’t escape the limelight last Thursday at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

Judge Ruffin

As a young lawyer, John H. “Jack” Ruffin had to practice 10 years before he was invited to join the Augusta Bar Association. It’s the way things were in those days. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: February 2, 2000   Jesse and Carol Palmer were named Citizens of the Year by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. They were recognized for their work as the driving force behind the downtown beautification project.   More...

For The Record

Real Estate Transactions

Burke County property transfers for July-August 2010. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • Estate of Naomi E.Delbec aka Naomi H. Delbec Nail to Virginia L. More...

Armed robber gets 30 years for Burke County crimes

An armed robber who held up two Burke County homeowners had another 30 years tacked onto an already lengthy prison term. More...

Lost jewels

Waynesboro Police are searching for the rightful owner of this jewelry box. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Benjamin Frederick “Fred” Story

Benjamin Frederick “Fred” Story, passed away Jan. 26, 2010 in San Jose, Costa Rica.   A memorial service was held in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday, Jan. 28. More...

Mrs. Agnes Ivey Rogers

Agnes Ivey Rogers, 83, of Wrens, Ga., loving wife to the late Earl Rogers Sr., entered into rest Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were to be More...

Mr. Robert Lynwood Jenkins

Mr. Robert Lynwood Jenkins, age 66, of Keysville, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.   Memorial services were held Monday, Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet 3 p. m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center.   All members are encouraged to be present to celebrate Heart Month. More...

People

Dana Ashleigh Allen to wed George Philip Rhodes April 17

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Millians of Hiawassee and Mrs. Janet Green Allen and the late Tommy J. Allen Sr. of Hephzibah announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Ashleigh Allen, to George Philip Rhodes, son of Mrs. More...

Birth

James Edward Herrinton   Amy and Britt Herrington of Augusta announce the birth of their son, James Edward Herrington, born Jan. 9, 2010 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta.   He made his debut at 10:59 p.m. More...

People in the News

Deirdre W. Roberson   Deirdre W. Roberson of Waynesboro made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the fall 2009 semester. More...