March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Reactors won’t be rolling on the river

The Savannah River will not be used for transporting new reactor components to Plant Vogtle for the construction of units 3 and 4.   Instead, Southern Company officials said railroad has become the most viable option.   More...

News

Georgia Amateur Celebration

The Georgia Amateur Celebration was held at Di-Lane Plantation Wildlife Management Area, attracting dog owners from Georgia, the Carolinas, Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island and New York. More...

PSC approves Vogtle costs outlined in first report

The first semi-annual report on the cost of expansion at Plant Vogtle was approved last week and reflects a reduction of about $300 million in the estsimated cost of the two new reactors.   More...

MEAG Power announces bond program to fund portion of Plant Vogtle expansion

MEAG Power plans to issue approximately $2.48 billion Build America Bonds and $54 million tax-exempt bonds to fund a significant portion of its expenses in expansion at Plant Vogtle. The bonds are expected to amortize 2017 through 2057. More...

Sports

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Spartans set sights on state title

The Spartans have some business to settle on the diamond this year…defending their region championship and claiming the school’s first ever state title.   More...

Bears pick up wins over Portal, Hephzibah

The Bears started off the baseball schedule with a couple of wins last week. More...

EBA headmaster named GISA State Athletic Chairman

Edmund Burke Academy headmaster and former coach, Brent Cribb, has been chosen as the GISA State Athletic Chairman.   More...

Fields & Yields

In Furrow

Bt Corn for Georgia

As corn planting time approaches producers in Burke County are making preparations. Most producers are aware of the potential benefits that can come with using hybrid varieties of corn. What do you know about Bt corn and how it can be used? More...

Home & Garden Tips

Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear

It is particularly frustrating when trees fail to bear fruit, often for no apparent reason. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Refund Anticipation Loans Are a Bad Idea

Looking forward to a tax refund this year? If you pay a service to prepare your tax return for you, beware of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs). With a RAL, you will get your money faster. But fees and interest make RALs a very expensive option. More...

Church News

Second Mt. Zion

Second Mt. Zion Association will have its annual Women’s Conference Saturday, March 6, at Johnson Grove Baptist in Sylvania.   Guest speakers will be the Rev. Branda Iglehart-Eddings and Eulisa Stewart. More...

St. Mary

St. Mary Baptist Church of Girard will have an appreciation service honoring deacons Linwood Preston and Douglas Nelson 4 p.m., Saturday, March 6.   The Rev. More...

Antioch Rock Creek

Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church will have a Women’s Day 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. More...

School News

EBA freshman complete D.A.R.E. program

The freshman class at Edmund Burke Academy recently completed an alcohol and drug awareness program given by Major Mary Bennett from the Waynesboro Police Department. More...

FCA releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll list. More...

Chili Cook-Off slated for Saturday

Sardis school benefit

This hill of beans should really add up for the Old Sardis School Restoration Committee.   At 11 a.m. More...

Budget cuts threaten state’s 4-H program

Georgia 4-H could be a program of the past. More...

Hospital limits emergency room policy

Burke Medical Center is putting the brakes on patients using the emergency room as a clinic. More...

Reeves named county STAR

Katie Reeves, a senior at Edmund Burke Academy, was named the countywide STAR student last Thursday at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition banquet sponsored by the Waynesboro Jaycees. More...

Editorial

Cigarette tax

I’m a proud Republican and a fiscal conservative. I’m also the lead sponsor on a bill that would raise an estimated $350 million in new state taxes and attract another billion dollars in federal health care funds to Georgia . More...

RFD

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series will present the Augusta Children’s Chorale “Chorale and Da Capo” this Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. More...

JUST DON’T DO IT

People should know their limitations. Years ago, legendary Clemson University football coach Frank Howard was asked by an interviewer about even more legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. More...

For The Record

Stolen hair nets lead to chase

A Sardis shoplifter was slapped with 11 charges for stealing a car and nearly hitting an officer and a number of pedestrians during a pursuit through Waynesboro.   More...

Arrest made in Keysville break-in

A Keysville man was arrested for burglary after a neighbor caught him in the act and called deputies. More...

From the Blotter

Mystery bullet   A Burke County homeowner got a shocker Saturday morning.   The Bartlett Road woman was talking on the telephone in her bedroom when she heard a loud noise accompanied by a bullet hole right through the bedroom wall. More...

Obituaries

Ms. Betty Carolyn Claxton

Betty Carolyn Claxton, 76, of Tifton, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3 (today) at Tifton’s First United Methodist Church. The Rev. More...

Mr. Sidney Sapp

Sidney Sapp 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at Burke Medical Center.   Mr. Sapp was the son of the late Dennis and Mary Ward Sapp.   More...

Ms. Mary Bishop ‘Nanny’ Allmond

Mary Bishop Allmond, “Nanny”, age 90, of Vidette, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Jefferson County Hospital, Louisville, Ga.   Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Bethel A.R.P. More...

Burke Happenings

Chili Cook-off

The Old Sardis School Restoration Committee, Inc. will host the Frog Wallow Chili Cook-Off Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 6, at the Old SGA School grounds on the corner of Burke Street and Ellison Bridge Road. More...

Discovery Testing

The Burke County Public Schools are now accepting referrals for the gifted program, Discovery.   More...

Genealogical Society

The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 7 p.m., Monday, March 8, at the Burke County Library. More...

People

Shubert, Chance to marry April 9

Miss Venus Latosha Shubert of Waynesboro and Mr. Neiley Donell Chance of Sardis, together with their parents and children and expected bundle of joy, announce their engagement.   The wedding is planned for 1 p.m. More...

Sweet surprise

Thanks to the patrons of Harveys Supermarkets, residents at Brentwood Health and Rehabilitation had a sweet Valentine’s Day. More...