February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Grant provides laptops for ambulances

Burke County’s ambulances will soon get an upgrade. More...

Commission approves beer, wine license increase

After remaining at $200 for nearly 20 years, the beer and wine license fees in Burke County will now go up.   More...

Federal legislators back loan guarantees for Vogtle

Regardless of political party, federal legislators who represent Burke County are backing loan guarantees for expansion at Plant Vogtle.   More...

Sports

Basketball season ends for Burke County teams

Last Thursday’s opening round in the Region 3-AAA basketball tournament yielded only a somber bus ride home for the Bears and Lady Bears. More...

Burke Co. tees off this weekend

Burke County High School will swing into golf season this week with several events including the Lady Bear Golf Classic. More...

Bear nominated for all-American team

Burke County High School senior Martaveous Smith was recently nominated for the McDonald’s All- American Basketball Team, which brings together many of the nation’s top players. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Josephine Radford Fowler

Mrs. Josephine Radford Fowler, 84, of Waynesboro, Ga., died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Dwight D. Eisenhower Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb.23, at 11 a.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church on Winter Road. More...

Mrs. Juanita Phillips Butler

Juanita Phillips Butler, 82, of Gough, Ga., entered into rest Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center in Waynesboro, Ga.   Her funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor F. L. More...

Mrs. Louise Ramsey Joiner

Louise Ramsey Joiner, 83, of AugustaGa.,entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at UPAC of North Augusta. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. More...

People

Births

Evan Kennedy Lubembe Muranga Ben and Mikkal Hart Murunga of Atlanta announce the birth of their son, Evan Kennedy Lubembe Murunga, who made his debut at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Jan. More...

Capital City Bank donates for good cause

Valerie Crawford, Marketing Leader at Capital City Bank, presented a check for over $1,000 to Sarah Ashe from the Center for New Beginnings. More...

The next level

Some of Waynesboro’s Jade Tigers earned belts for the next level at their recent promotion test. More...

Fourth grader points police to stolen guns

It could have been bad. Really bad.   But when 9-year-old Ben Farrow found two loaded rifles at the Waynesboro city park Monday afternoon, he knew exactly what to do.   More...

Program to bring services, jobs to Burke

A new $3.5 million project is poised to bring a number of benefits to Burke County, jobs and additional family services among them. More...

Editorial

Political hypocrisy

Republican Congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia’s 11th District recently presented one of those oversized checks to the City of Cedartown for $625,000 for landscape and street improvements. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: February 23, 2000   There was a critical shortage of personnel at the Burke County Emergency Management Agency. One of the ambulances at the headquarters station had not been staffed for six months. More...

For The Record

At high school Deputies say evidence not there in alleged rape

Burke County investigators are looking into a 16-yearold’s claims that she was raped in the boys’ locker room at Burke County High School, but say the allegations appear doubtful at this point. More...

From the Blotter

Slow rider   A drunk driver was arrested for holding up traffic on Sixth Street Friday night.   Jacinto Mendez, 22, was charged with DUI and driving without a license after he failed six portions of his sobriety test.   More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Saturday, Feb. More...

Fields & Yields

Deadlines approaching for two conservation programs

USDA-NRCS accepting applications for EQIP programs for hoop house study and organic farming initiative

The deadline is approaching for two programs administered under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). More...

Home & Garden Tips

Choose the Right Shade Tree for Fast Growth

Planting trees for shade is a high priority on new or renovated landscapes. Without shade, patios and decks may be less useful during the heat of summer. When you need shade, you need it now. More...

Recipes from Louise

February is Heart Month and it’s no secret that all of us need to keep our hearts strong by reducing our intake of calories, fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. These recipes are good for your heart and your taste buds. More...

Church News

Church News

Corinth Christian   Evangelist Jimmy Napier of Augusta will be the guest speaker at the Corinth Christian Church Revival services Sunday, Feb. 28-Tuesday, March 2.   Corinth is located at 3174 Stoney Bluff Road near Girard.   More...

School News

Burke County high and middle school students achieve goals through Future Famers of America

Burke County FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 20-27, 2010.   Lead Out Loud is the theme this year as members pledge to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More...

Students get State FFA Degrees

The following students will receive their State FFA Degree which is the highest honor bestowed on the State Level to any FFA member. More...

Burke County FFA won the 2009 FFA Week

Receiving the State FFA Award on behalf of Burke County High School is Zack Quick. More...