May 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Smoking habit

Grill construction business is grown from love of barbeque

“We like smelling barbeque smoke,” Mike Small says as it billows from the crookneck smokestack behind his Waynesboro home. More...

Waynesboro ice plant project is a go

The City of Waynesboro will cut a few corners and cough up at least $200,000 to see the long awaited ice plant project come to fruition. More...

Library News

The Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, has received the following books:   More...

Sports

A Date with State

Spartans to host first round of state playoffs

The Spartan baseball team achieved the first of two goals set for them at the beginning of the season, defending their region title. Now, the focus is on winning the school’s first ever state championship.   More...

Six EBA tracksters place at state

The Edmund Burke Academy track team had six members step on the podium after last week’s state meet in Albany.   More...

Baseball season ends for the Bears

Sophomore Malcolm Aldridge was congratulated at home plate after hitting a two-run homer in the Bears’ last home game of the season. More...

Obituaries

Windy Hill legend, Betty Bailey, dies

On April 27, 2010, Myrtis Elizabeth Stone Bailey of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into the presence of her Savior at her home on Windy Hill Ranch in Burke County.   F u - neral serv ices were held Saturday, May 1, at 3 p.m. More...

Mrs. Sarah B. Harvey

Mrs. Sarah Bell Harvey of Gough, Ga., wife of the late Mr. Woodrow Harvey Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 30, 2010, at her residence.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 11 a.m. More...

Norman A. Elliott

Norman A. Elliott 81, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   Funeral services were Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at the Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Sirmons officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

UDC

Margaret Jones #27 United Daughters of the Confederacy will have a volunteer curator, Angela Canty, at the Old Freight Museum Confederate Section, located on Cotton Avenue in Millen, the first Saturday of each month, beginning May 1, from 9 a.m.-2 p More...

Yard Sale

A yard sale to benefit Free Indeed Ministries Inc. will be held 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 8. There will be furniture, appliances, clothes and more.   More...

Buckhead Academy Reunion

A school-wide reunion is planned for Jenkins County’s former Buckhead Academy students (who attended or graduated), parents and staff members. The reunion will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12 at Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...

School News

STAR scholarship to honor Burke Co. teacher

Barbara Tinley’s legacy as an educator in Burke County will be carried on through a scholarship. More...

Vidette native heads up water project

Last month, Georgia Southern University officials told us how their engineering and construction management students redesigned a water system for the city of Vidette. More...

Local students take honors at 4-H event

Twenty-eight Burke County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Swainsboro to participate in District Project Achievement Saturday March 27, and 17 of them came back winners. More...

Area unions inundated with calls

Agree to build it, and they will come.   Job seekers have bombarded local trade unions with interest since a labor agreement was signed for building new reactors at Plant Vogtle. More...

Stone seeks Senate seat

Burke County’s representative in the State Senate could be a local for the first time in decades.   Waynesboro attorney Jesse Stone III qualified last week to run for the District 23 seat currently held by J.B. More...

Editorial

Too good to be true

Radio and television channels are overrun with ads for companies that promise to “make your debt go away.”   More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 3, 2000   Joanne Dixon, Greg Chandler, Clinton Bates, Fred Beauman and Rayborne Lane all qualified to run for the District 4 Board of Education see.   More...

FAMILIES, MINE AND YOURS

Just admit it, you have relatives. You have kinfolk. You weren’t hatched, you were born, and by that very fact there has to be at least a few people on the planet who you are kin to, no matter how much you wish it wasn’t so.   More...

For The Record

Three burglaries solved

Burke County deputies solved three burglaries, arrested two suspects and are looking for three more.   Markeith Golphin, 18, had been wanted since April 23 when he fled from officers while driving a vehicle stolen out of Sylvania.   More...

Middle school students detained in rape case

Two middle school students are accused of raping a 12- year-old girl. More...

Church hit, man hurt after ‘bad drug deal’

When Waynesboro police arrived, a man was down and the front end of a Dodge Durango was inside El Bethel Apostolic Church. More...

Fields & Yields

Getting the dirt on blueberry production

Byne hosts farm tour for Whole Foods

The dirt, the bugs, the big pile of yard waste piled high in the distance … this is Dick Byne’s paradise. More...

In the Furrow

Cogongrass now in 38 Georgia counties

Burke County farmers pay close attention when it comes to invasive plants like palmer amaranth “pigweed.” There is a new threat that the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and others are working to educate landowners about. More...

Home & Garden Tips

TSWV-Resistant Tomatoes, Peppers

Among the things that keep gardening interesting is each season’s new challenges. Tomato spotted wilt virus has become the plaque of many gardeners over the past few years. More...

Church News

Church News

First McCanaan   First McCanaan Baptist Church will have its annual Spring Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 1.   The festival will consist of professional workshops on health and legal issues that affect our daily lives. More...

People

Georgia Power selects Eavenson as region VP

Truitt Eavenson has been selected to succeed Walter Dukes as vice president over Georgia Power’s East Region. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Let’s Read a Story

Many research studies have shown that children whose parents regularly read to them during the preschool years will later tend to do better in school. That’s why parents are continu-ally encouraged to read aloud to their children. More...

Recipes from Louise

“M” is for the many meals she made for me. And you can make this Mother’s Day a grand affair for your Mom by preparing these delicious dishes to serve on her “special” day.   Happy Mother’s Day! More...