April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Vidette flowing with GSU support

With an outdated water distribution system that has deteriorated through nearly a century of use, the town of Vidette was on the verge of drying up. More...

Real Estate News

Burke County property transfers for January 2010. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • Rosa M. Gilchrist to Jamie L. Sanders, Jan. More...

Tax credit helps small employers provide health insurance coverage

Many small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that provide health insurance coverage to their employees now qualify for a special tax credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service.   More...

Sports

Spartan golfers continue to chip away competition

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team shot a 337 during their first match after spring break to beat region rivals Robert Toombs and Bulloch Academy Monday afternoon.   More...

Blanchard, Gandy advance to state

The Edmund Burke Academy tennis teams competed in the Region 2-AA tournament Monday and had two members advance to state.   More...

Spartans, Gators tied for first in region

It wasn’t what Spartan fans hoped for, but the season isn’t over.   Last Friday the Bulloch Academy Gators traveled to Spartan Field and delivered Edmund Burke Academy their first region loss of the season. More...

Obituaries

Marley Miller Martin

Mrs. Marley Miller Martin, 22, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at MCG due to injuries received in an automobile accident.   Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 11, at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home. More...

Sylvia L. Gay

Sylvia L. Gay 73, of Waynesboro,Ga., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at her residence.   She was a native of Royston, Ga., and a resident of Waynesboro for the past 50 years.   She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Zephine Leard. More...

Julius Pugh Jr.

Mr. Julius Pugh Jr. of Augusta, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Cochran Grove   Cochran Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 81st Ushers’ Anniversary, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 18. Special guest will be the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, pastor of Oak Grove UMC and Nannie Williams, UMC. More...

People

Dixie Divas

THE MORAL OF THE STORY

During those gray, cloudfilled days, figuratively and literally, I wasn’t exactly imprisoned but two years of consented captivity in the unfamiliar North was one of the greatest burdens my Southern soul has ever carried. More...

Recipes from Louise

Spring is a wonderful time of the year. There’s no better time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm sunshine with family and friends at a backyard get-together. More...

People in the News

Bobby A. Williams The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Burke County High School student Bobbie A. Williams of Perkins has been selected for membership. More...

Five arrested for burglaries

One attempts suicide

Four suspects are in jail and another is at Georgia Regional Hospital following two separate spring break burglaries.   More...

‘What on Earth’ festival is April 22

Downtown Waynesboro will be the hub for a huge Earth Day festival on Thursday, April 22. More...

Editorial

Policy or politics?

John Oxendine, Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner who is also a Republican candidate for Governor, has announced that the state will not participate in the first phase of the new federal health care law. More...

RFD

My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Scott Gay and his sons, Paul and Scott, on the death of his wife and their mother, Sylvia.   Sylvia died Sunday night.   Many will remember her a as a public school teacher for more than 30 years. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 12, 2000   Construction was underway on the 133,000 square foot building which would house the Helmac Products manufacturing facility in Waynesboro. Total cost of the building was estimated at $2.3 million.   More...

For The Record

Taylor gets probation, fine

Sardis Wastewater Plant

Sardis’ former Public Works Director has received five years probation for violating the Clean Water Act. More...

Man sentenced for headbutting teen

A Burke County man who head butted and choked his girlfriend’s 13-year-old son was sentenced to probation Monday. More...

From the Blotter

Free to good Home   A Quaker Road resident nearly got a free pair of wheels.   More...

Fields & Yields

Vote for your favorite in Cow Milking Contest

Holy cow ... somebody’s gonna have to milk one! More...

In the Furrow

Farmers Protect Your Investment

As the weather is continuing to warm up, most farmers are getting anxious to plant cotton. There are several considerations to be made when planting this year’s crop. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Timing is Crucial for Disease Control in Lawns

As any trapeze artist knows, timing is everything. Getting the timing right to control disease in lawns isn’t easy. As homeowners swing from winter to spring to summer, a healthy lawn keeps slipping out of your grasp.   More...

Burke Happenings

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...

DAR

Edmund Burke Chapter NSDAR will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Burke County Archives building on Old Herndon Road. Lunch will be served at noon at a cost of $5 per person. More...

School News

Outstanding Educator Award

June M. More...

Celebrate Library Week

Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the Burke County Library holds story time for preschoolers that includes stories, songs, interactive story-telling encouraging listening, thinking, participation and social skills while fostering the love of books. More...

BURKE COUNTY • APRIL 19-23

BURKE COUNTY • APRIL 19-23

Monday - Cheeseburger on Bun, Combo Sub, Packaged Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked Beans, Lettuce & Tomato, Pickle Spears, Pineapple & Cherries. More...