March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Man held-up at county dumpster

A Burke County man was robbed and shot at while taking his garbage to a county dumpster. More...

News

Garbage service to change hands April 1

City employees are in the process of delivering more than 2,000 new polycarts and dumpsters to Waynesboro homes and businesses in preparation for the April 1 changeover.   More...

Boss Hog is first stop on Georgia BBQ Championship

Boss Hog is the first pit stop on the 2010 Georgia BBQ Championship trail. More...

EPD to host hearing on Vogtle’s air quality permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a public meeting in Waynesboro Tuesday, April 6 regarding possible changes to Plant Vogtle’s air quality permit.   More...

Sports

Lewis defeats Richmond Hill’s top Lady Wildcat on the court

Richmond Hill may be a common contender for the state championship in tennis, but their top girl was no contender for Jasmine Lewis last Friday. More...

Spartans take region openers

Evans hits first homer at Spartan Field

The first two region games of the season were no trouble for the Spartan baseball team. More...

EBA Tennis Results

Edmund Burke vs. Curtis Baptist   Lady Spartans – Won 5-0 No. 1 Singles – Katie Reeves won 6-4, 1-6, 10-4 No. 2 Singles – Jessi Jenkins won 6-4, 6-3 No. 3 Singles – Forfeited by Curtis No. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

“Start Clean” When Planting Peanuts

Peanut planting is around the corner. Farmers may be tired of hearing Extension Agents’ and Specialists’ message of “starting clean” however, the message is worth repeating. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Proper Pruning Pays Off

Almost all shrubs in your yard require some pruning from time to time. If your landscape is gifted with much shrubbery or fruit trees, then you should take time to learn the whys, the whens, and hows of proper pruning. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Play it Safe with Easter Eggs

If Easter egg decorating is on your list of activities this spring, play it safe when handling fresh and hard cooked eggs! To avoid the possibility of foodborne illness, fresh eggs must be handled and stored correctly. More...

Burke Happenings

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. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, April 15. Pre-registration is required. More...

Dinner Theater

All Burke County Public School parents and employees are invited to attend an evening of entertainment and information. The event will be held at Burke County Middle School on 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22. More...

Vidette reunion

A reunion for former students of Vidette School is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Vidette. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will include lunch catered by Frank’s Restaurant. More...

People

Madalynn June Zittrouer

Birth

Jamie and Raddie O. Zittrouer Jr. of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Madalynn June, born 9:55 a.m., December 17, 2010 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.   She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 ½ inches long. More...

Life in prison

Teen found guilty in Cates murder

A Burke County teenager was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of murder. More...

Positive energy

Burke County students blow by competition with their electric car

Loaded with 48 volts and one lightweight teenager, a race car built by Burke County High School students took top honors at the Georgia Electric Vehicle Rally in Commerce.   More...

Editorial

Tilting at windmills

We’re glad Governor Sonny Perdue doesn’t intend to waste too much of the state’s already depleted treasury on a lawsuit challenging the healthcare reform act. More...

RFD

I want to wish Rickie Blackburn a happy belated 50th birthday. You sure do not look like 50 to me! But, I am not sure what 50 is supposed to look like!   I can tell you one thing, friend, 50 does not sound old anymore. More...

BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE

Home is where the heart is. I’m not sure that saying is true. Big chunks of my heart, my children to be more precise, reside on Colorado, Texas and California, but the rest of me lives a bit Southeast of all those locales. More...

For The Record

Two wanted for Eighth Street beating

Police are looking for two offenders who beat a Waynesboro man to unconsciousness. More...

Mother arrested for school bus disruptions

A Burke County mother has been arrested for a series of 2009 incidents in which she allegedly blocked a school bus, screamed profanities in the presence of children and harassed numerous school personnel.   More...

From the Blotter

Smashed   An Augusta woman was attacked with a board then arrested for drunk driving.   More...

Obituaries

Harold Loyd Chavis

Harold Loyd Chavis, age 73, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away March 30, 2010, after a long illness under the care of his loving wife and hospice.   Harold was born May 28, 1936, in Hartford, Ala. More...

Lee Ernest ‘Bill’ Givens

Mr. Lee Ernest (Bill) Givens of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the age of 63 at the Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga. His funeral was Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. at Smalls Funeral Home Chapel in Guyton, Ga. More...

Wheeler Mae Brown

Mrs. Wheeler Mae Brown of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Brentwood Health Care Facility in Waynesboro.   Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 3, at 11 a.m. More...

Church News

Second Springfield

Second Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its choir anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, April 4.   The Rev. Willie Givens is pastor.   The public is invited to attend.   More...

Roberson Grove

Roberson Grove Church of Midville will celebrate its usher anniversary 11:30 a.m., Sunday, April 11. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m.   Roy Gaines is pastor.   More...

Everlasting Life

Everlasting Life Christian Empowerment Center will have its “Family Affair” Easter service 11 a.m., Sunday, April 4. More...

School News

Scholarships available to high school seniors

The price for higher education is getting more expensive each year, but Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) can help defray the cost of college tuition by offering scholarships exclusively to high school seniors who are children of cooper More...

Saxon wins speech contest

Carly Saxon of Edmund Burke Academy won the Rotary District 6920 high school speech contest last Saturday in Sandersville. More...

Two students make the Sonic Honor Roll

Spencer Southerland, Blakeney Elementary fifth-grade student, and Makinizi Hoover, Burke County Middle School eighth-grade student, were recently recognized for their achievement in and out of the classroom. The students More...