April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

NRC to have bigger presence at Vogtle

As site preparation continues for Plant Vogtle’s expansion, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to add more onsite staff to oversee construction. More...

Earth Day celebration slated for April 22

Preparations are underway for an Earth Day celebration in downtown Waynesboro. More...

After protests from voters Yard waste ordinance on hold

A move to require all Waynesboro residents to bag their yard waste was put on hold after city council listened to nearly an hour of protest. More...

Sports

Midway through the season Spartans in position for back-to-back region titles

The wins keep coming.   The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team is in the ideal position midway through their season. With four of their 10 region games under their belt, they are currently ranked first in Region 2-AA and second in the state. More...

Spartan golfers drive past Jaguars, Eagles

The Edmund Burke golfers won their eighth match in a row last Thursday as they took down the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars and Brentwood Eagles. More...

Thomson slips by Burke County

Burke County High School’s tennis team suffered a region loss to Thomson last week despite a close match among the girls teams. More...

Burke Happenings

Genealogical Society

The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 7 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the Burke County Library. 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 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22. More...

Vidette School 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...

Church News

Second Hopeful

Second Hopeful Baptist Church will have its first Deacons & Deaconess program 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25.   The Rev. Tinsley Wilcher, pastor of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the special guest.   More...

Ward Grove

Ward Grove Baptist Church will have its deacon ordination service 6 p.m., Saturday, April 10.   The Rev. Judson Scott, pastor, and Sam Smith, deacon chairman, invite the public.   More...

S&B Deacon and Brotherhood Union

The 22nd anniversary service of the S&B Deacon and Brotherhood Union will be held 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.   The theme will be “Still Standing United For the Lord.”   More...

School News

School days

Parents, students have chance to choose school calendar

Students and parents who want a say in the school calendar have their chance this week.   Burke County Public Schools are giving the school community a say in when the 2010-2011 term begins and ends as well as the length of a few vacations. More...

BOE updated on plan to revamp high school

Burke County High School is set to undergo drastic change next year, and a plan to pull it off must be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education by next Thursday, April 15. More...

A Heavy Coat

Pollen is “worst ever”

It’s covering cars, porches, sidewalks and streets. You can sweep, rinse or wash but it only clears the way for another coat to be dusted on within hours.   The pollen is thick this year and even visible in the air at times. More...

In Burke County Weather notification system will warn residents by phone

If a tornado heads toward Burke County in the middle of the night, residents can get a wake-up call, thanks to the new CodeRed Emergency Notification System the EMA is now utilizing.   More...

Editorial

Change (and pollen) is in the air

Everything seems to have hit at once. More...

RFD

Spring has sprung and in a hurry, too! We went from winter to summer temperatures in a week's time.   I remember last year's Easter Sunrise Service and the temperatures were very chilly ... it was down right cold! More...

THE WAY AROUND HERE

If you’re from around Dixie there are certain things that are just understood to be a part of our civilization. More...

For The Record

Jurors to report for October Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2009 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge C. Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding.   Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, April 12. More...

Plea for help leads to bust

A call for help ended with two people arrested for dealing drugs and another still wanted by Waynesboro police. More...

Missing child report launches investigation

Police located a five-yearold who went missing early Saturday morning but are now looking into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.   More...

Obituaries

Lucille Royal Minor

Lucille Royal Minor, 93, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at her home.   The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, (today) at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home, Waynesboro. More...

Johnny C. Whisnant

Johnny C. Whisnant, 59, of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into rest Monday, April 5, 2010.   Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, (today) at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Inez McGee Givens

Mrs. Inez McGee Givens of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 2, 2010.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at Straightgate Overcoming Church of God with Elder Dock McKenzie officiating. More...

People

Dixie Divas

A BLESSED LIFE DESPITE THE HEARTACHES

I visited a woman, old and gray, her journey of life nearing its winter’s end. More...

Green art

The artwork of Burke County resident Beth Ann Johnson will be featured at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville this week. More...

Town & Country plants dogwoods

Native white dogwood trees were recently planted by the Town and Country Women’s Club Conservation Department to pay tribute to three past members who were dedicated to the betterment of the community. More...