March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Unemployment rate rises to 11.3 percent

154 counties report more jobless

Burke is among 154 Georgia counties with a growing pool of jobless residents. More...

School not ‘accountable’ charity

BBB issues report

A South Dakota school soliciting funds in Burke County has a “wise giving report” issued against it by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).   Last week, a number of residents received packages from St. More...

Reed named director of Early Head Start

Allene Reed has been hired as the director of Burke County’s newly established Early Head Start program. More...

Sports

Sharpe shuts out No. 1 team in the state

Sophomore Brandon Sharpe pitched Edmund Burke past the No. 1 team in GISA baseball last Saturday to give the Spartans an impressive 2-0 victory.   More...

Burke County swings to 2-0 in region

Burke County High School’s tennis team began region play last week with two wins.   The Bears and Lady Bears defeated Washington County last Tuesday in Swainsboro and beat Baldwin Monday.   More...

EBA Golfers win third straight match

Mobley earns low-medalist honors

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team has started the season off right.   More...

Obituaries

Benjamin Franklin Hill

Benjamin Franklin Hill, 65, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at University Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12, at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Sirmons officiating. More...

Neloise Herrington Long

Neloise Herrington Long, 90, of Sardis, Ga., died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Burke Medical Center.   She was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County.   Mrs. More...

Dale E. Wilkinson

Dale E. Wilkinson, 84 of Waynesboro, Ga., died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta, Ga. He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Tiffin, Ohio (Seneca County) to the late Leonard and Sarah (Lawrence) Wilkinson of Tiffin, Ohio.   More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove   Jones Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 37th Usher’s Anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 21.   Minister Jeanette Harden will deliver the message. More...

People

Exchange Club honors high achievers

The Waynesboro Exchange Club welcomed outstanding students from Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy to their meetings over the past couple of weeks. More...

FNB awards grants

Four Burke County educators were chosen for the Education First Fund from First National Bank for this fall. All A+ Account holders are given the opportunity to apply for a grant in the fall and spring. More...

Miss Parker to wed Mr. Martin March 20

Donald and Patty Parker of Martinez announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Shea, to Christopher Alan Martin of Augusta, son of Luther and Sue Martin of Hephzibah. More...

Hickman replaced at BCHS helm

Burke County High School will have a new principal next year.   Sam Adkins, currently principal of SGA Elementary School, will replace Wayne Hickman as the top administrator at the high school. More...

Gunman kills cow, tries to flee on tractor

A Burke County man has been jailed for killing a cow, then trying to make his getaway on a tractor. More...

Editorial

Census makes ‘cents’ for Burke

With over $400 billion in federal aid distributed throughout the country based on census counts, Burke County has a lot to gain.   More...

RFD

It's that time of year again ... St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Bake Sale ... Saturday, March 27, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall of the church.   In case you do not know where St. More...

A WORTHY WOMAN

The article was short. Not an article at all really, more like blurb in a local information column. “Miss Katie Bateman is visiting Miss Annie Hatcher.”   More...

For The Record

Inmate attempts shoestring hanging

A Burke County Jail inmate survived an attempted hanging by shoestring.   Thomas Alexander Walker, 21, was rushed to MCGHealth Medical Center last Wednesday after- noon after his cellmate found him and called for jailers.   More...

Brother is suspect in near-fatal shooting

Police are calling a Twelfth Street shooting a case of Cain and Abel.   Last Wednesday night, 27- year-old Maurice Hughes was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to each leg and a third one to his groin. More...

Two burglars get jail time for Burke crimes

Two more burglars have been sentenced in connection with property crimes committed in Burke County last year.   More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Mistletoe in Landscape Trees

Again this year I am receiving calls on Mistletoe damage in landscape trees. Although mistletoe has green leaves and manufactures part of its own food supply, it does depend on its host (the tree) for water and nutrients.  More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Smart Grocery Shopping: Making a List

One of the best ways to control spending and avoid impulse buying is to make a list of the items that you need. If you have already planned your menus, the rest is easy. Read further for some helpful hints for making a shopping list.   More...

Recipes from Louise

Agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, generating more than $5.1 billion per year in cash receipts to the state’s economy. Despite all the changes in society, farming remains the foundation of our state’s economic well-being. More...

Burke Happenings

From the heart

More help is on its way, thanks to Burke Black Churches. In less than two months, the more than 75 churches in the organization have raised in excess of $200,000 to help Haitians in the aftermath of the Jan. More...

Census Workshop

Blakeney Elementary School will host a 2010 Census Bureau Workshop 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18.   The 2010 Census is our voice to let others know we count. By participating, we speak for our generation and our voice will be heard. 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...

School News

EBA adopts drug testing policy

Edmund Burke Academy students have a new test in store for them.   More...

Students advance in Rotary speech competition

Carly Saxon, an Edmund Burke Academy senior, won first place in the Waynesboro Rotary Speech Contest held last week. Lillie Broom of EBA placed second and Jacoby Carpenter of Burke County High School took third. More...

Blakeney Elementary Winter Math Winners

Blakeney Elementary School students recently competed in the Winter Math Competition. Students were chosen to compete by their classroom teacher based on their mathematical knowledge and ability. More...