February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

2010 Black Beacon awards presented

The Burke County Black Coalition presented its 2010 Black Beacon Awards program Saturday, Feb. 13, commemorating the 85th African American History Month with the theme “The History of Black Empowerment: National Urban League 1910-2010”. More...

Retirement complex will create local jobs

Construction will begin on the Academy Avenue retirement complex as early as August, and developers say local tradesmen will be in on the job.   More...

Congress on the Corner at Taylor’s

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be at Taylor’s Barbecue this Saturday to talk about what’s going on in Washington.  More...

Sports

Bears gear up for region tourney

It’s tournament time, and the Bears are going for their third consecutive appearance in the state playoffs.   The Region 3-AAA basketball tournament begins today (Wednesday) at West Laurens High School near Dublin.   More...

Lady Bears to begin region tourney play Wednesday

It’s win or go home for the Lady Bears today (Wednesday).   Burke County High School’s girls will play West Laurens in the first round of the Region 3-AAA basketball tournament for a chance to progress. More...

EBA basketball teams knocked out of region tourney

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans and Lady Spartans were eliminated from the GISA Region 2-AA basketball tournament last Tuesday night in Statesboro. More...

Obituaries

Luther Robinson, former POW, dies

Mr. Luther Oxyner Robinson, 84, of Waynesboro, Ga., died on Feb. 14, 2010, at MCG Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   The family will receive friends at a visitation on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6 until 8 p.m. More...

Mrs. Shirley Ann Morgan

Mrs. Shirley Ann Morgan, 84, of Hwy 25, Hephzibah was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at her home. F u neral serv   icew e r 11:30a.m. More...

Reverend Dr. Byron C. Williams

The Rev. Dr. Byron C. Williams of Crown Mill Drive, Martinez, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove   Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 22nd missionary anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28.   The president of the 10th District Missionary Convention of the GMBC Inc. the Rev. More...

School News

BCMS Math Challenge

Burke County Middle School students recently participated in a Math Challenge Competition. The students with the highest math average in each homeroom were chosen as competitors. More...

SGA Math Mania

SGA Elementary School students participated in a “Math Mania” competition. Every student participated in their grade level competition. More...

WPS Math Competition

Waynesboro Primary School Students participated in the second annual Math Challenge Jan. 26 and 27. Students were chose by their classroom teacher based on mathematical knowledge, ability and citizenship.  More...

President announces loan guarantee for Vogtle

President Barack Obama’s plan to expand the nation’s nuclear power industry has worldwide attention focused on Burke County this week. More...

Sentences handed down for burglary, theft cases

Four men were sentenced last week for their roles in burglaries in Burke County and received mostly probation.   Meanwhile a man charged with theft by receiving stolen property was handed a lengthier jail sentence by another judge. More...

Burke teachers to take only two furlough days

Burke County teachers will only take two furlough days this semester instead of the three called for by Gov. Sonny Purdue.   More...

Editorial

Bad news no deterrent

Our neighbors in Jenkins County got some bad news this week when it was announced that a 1,000 bed privately operated prison would be built in Milledgeville rather than Millen. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Many would say he was just a good ole' fella ... Mr. Luther Robinson.   Mr. Luther died Sunday morning. He served his country and his community well. In November, 2004, our Elizabeth Billips wrote a story about Mr. More...

For The Record

Second gunman arrested in McDonald’s hold-up

A second suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 10 hold-up at McDonalds.   Last Wednesday, Waynesboro police took out warrants for Kadeem Leonard Wilkerson, 20, of Waynesboro, who is already in jail on other charges.   More...

Drug dog sniffs out another bust

Po Po has done it again. More...

Details released in Mr. G’s bust

Department of Revenue agents have released new information about what they found at Mr. G’s Bar and Que earlier this month. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Calculating the Cost of Weed Control

To some people it may seem a little early for farmers to be thinking about weed control. After all, not even one corn, cotton or soybean seed has been planted yet. The cost of weed control can be quite high in some cases. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Now is the Prime Time to Prune Some Plants

Winter doesn’t offer a total break from garden chores. Now is a good time to prune plants, but only if you need to. Not everything needs to be pruned. More...

Recipes from Louise

February is National Potato Lover’s Month. A time to celebrate the potato – a vegetable all Americans love. We like potatoes fried, mashed, roasted, boiled or baked. More...

People

‘Taste of Burke’ is Saturday

This weekend, residents will be pleasing their palates for a good cause.   Wimberly House Ministries’ sixth annual “A Taste of Burke County” gala kicks off Saturday, Feb. 20, and tickets are still available.   More...

Super food at NFL Media Day

The Mobley’s Cafeteria staff got to know Miss Florida at the Super Extravaganza Tailgate Party recently in Miami for the National Football League Media Day. More...

Harvey’s bagger finishes second in national competition

Next time you buy groceries in Burke County, you may have one of the nation’s top five grocery baggers sorting your items.   More...