March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Andrews appointed to state judicial panel

Burke County Commissioner Alphonso Andrews has a new role.   Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed him to the state’s Public Defender Supervisory Panel.   More...

Don’t be a $2,913 oversight

U.S. Census questionnaires will arrive in Burke County mailboxes any day now, and officials want to make sure every single resident is counted. More...

Burke students compete in regional spelling bee

Cynthia Elberly has discovered a new talent.   More...

Sports

Spartans dominate in opening tourney

Sharpe pitches no-hitter; Taylor homers in back-to-back games

The Spartan baseball team entered the 2010 season with high pressure from opponents to prove themselves as a top ranked team in the state. More...

EBA boys’ tennis team remains undefeated

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartan tennis team improved to 3-0 Monday afternoon after winning their first region match of the year against the Bulloch Academy Gators.   More...

Burke Co. picks up wins on the course

Burke County High School’s golf team picked up a few more wins last week. More...

Obituaries

Teresa Wood

Teresa Banks Mobley Wood, 83, of Waynesboro, Ga., peacefully entered into rest Friday, March 5, 2010, at her home.   She was a daughter of the late Julian and Neva Banks. More...

Mary E. McElhannon

Mary E. McElhannon, 70, of Gough, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center in Waynesboro, Ga.   She was born in Lexington, Ga., on Sept. 21, 1939, to the late Tom W. and Leila Saxon McElhannon. More...

Billie Frances Holcomb

Hephzibah, GA – Billie Frances Holcomb, 65, entered into rest Thursday, March 4, 2010.   She was born in Canton, Texas, on May 16, 1944 to the late Jesse Travis Huddleston and Audie Mae Oldfield Huddleston. More...

Burke Happenings

Discovery testing

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

Blood Drive

The Shepeard Community Bloodmobile will be in Waynesboro Tuesday, March 30 from 1-6 p.m., at the Wardlow Building, located at the corner of Seventh and Academy.   Donate and register for a chance to win a $2,500 VISA gift card. More...

GED testing

Augusta Technical College will hold GED testing at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Burke County Alternative School beginning March 18.   Pre-registration is required. More...

School News

JUST A ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

How times have changed. In less than a century, we have gone from one room schools to sprawling centers of learning. One wonders about the teaching efficiency of the huge schools in use today. More...

School Menu

Monday - Chicken Strips w/Biscuit, Deli Sandwich on WW Bread, Packaged Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Grape Tomatoes, Potato Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Jell-O w/Fruit. More...

EBA students inducted into FLAIR honor society

Nineteen Edmund Burke Academy students have qualified to be inducted into the FLAIR foreign language honors society. More...

Father shot in home invasion

Gunmen in white SUV

Two masked men forced themselves into a Waynesboro home where three small children were getting ready for school, then shot their father as he came down the hallway.   More...

Preparing for Vogtle: construction training program taking shape

Hundreds of industrial construction jobs are coming to this area, and an event in Waynesboro tomorrow (Thursday) will provide information on what might help land one.   More...

Judge to decide fate of Long children

Next week

A hearing is scheduled next week for a judge to decide if Jeremy and Christine Long’s parental rights should be terminated for their nine minor children.   Juvenile Judge Thomas B. More...

Editorial

Creating jobs here at home

We’ve been hearing a lot from the experts lately that the economy’s turning around. That’s certainly welcome news. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Have you gotten your ticket for the Dinner Theater featuring Burke County High School’ “The Little Theater Showcase" and Edmund Burke Academy’s “Ransom of Emily James”? More...

For The Record

6 charged in Sardis night club beatings

At least six people are facing criminal charges after two men were jumped and beaten outside Big Daddy’s Club in Sardis. More...

Neighbor arrested for county gas thefts

The mystery of the disappearing gas has been solved.   For two months, county workers have been reporting to their shop off Highway 24 South to find their gas tanks lower than they left them. More...

Boyfriend stabbed with broken bottle

A Burke County woman has been jailed after stabbing her boyfriend with a broken beer bottle.   Shirley Reid, 36, was charged with aggravated assault last Wednesday after an early morning fight ended with an ambulance and handcuffs.   More...

Fields & Yields

High (Quality) Cotton

A Burke County agribusinessman has been honored in the 2009 Georgia Cotton Quality Awards program. More...

Real Estate Transactions

Burke County property transfers for December, 2009. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • James R. Womack Jr. to TomCat Timber, LLC, 253.85 acres in 72nd GM District, Dec. More...

FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers

The Georgia State Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $9.5 million in direct loan funds for Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2010. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist – Gough   First Baptist Church of Gough will have its spring revival 7:30 nighlty, Wednesday-Friday, March 10-12.   Speakers each evening are as follows:   Wednesday, March 10 – the Rev. W.F. More...

Big laughs, life lessons

Nearly 100 young adults gathered at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church Monday evening for the Annual Steak-Out. More...

People

Birth

Brandon David Williams

Emily and Ryan Williams announce the birth of their son, Brandon David, born 3:42 p.m., February 14, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds, 8.3 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. More...