May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Unions, Shaw pledge community support

Officials overseeing the union agreement for expansion at Plant Vogtle have voiced their commitment to Burke and surrounding counties as they supply workers for the project.   More...

News

ATC degree program designed for nuclear jobs

A $50,000 salary sounds pretty good to most graduates after four years of college.   But it sounds even better after two. More...

Plant Vogtle Exercise Critique open to pubic

Area residents have a chance to see how Plant Vogtle would handle a radiological emergency.   Plant Vogtle will conduct a radiological emergency preparedness exercise next week. More...

Chamber to host business seminar

For Internet/social media marketing

Burke County business leaders can learn how to market their companies using the Internet and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.   More...

Sports

Spartans make a date in elite eight

Cowart delivers big in first round of playoffs

Edmund Burke ended Arlington Christian’s chance of a state title run during the first round of the playoffs last Friday afternoon.   More...

EBA golfers place second at region, fourth at state

Mobley wins low medalist honors at region tourney

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team wrapped up their season after nabbing the runner-up trophy for Region 2-AA and taking fourth at the state tournament.   More...

Lady Bears make the podium at state meet

Two Lady Bears proved they are among the top in the state in track and field.   Char’De Washington threw her way to a fourth place finish in the shot put at the Class AAA meet held in Albany. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden

Keep Poison Ivy Out of Your Landscape

Everyone who works outdoors with plants or goes hiking, camping, picnicking or who does other outdoor activities should be able to identify poison ivy. Failing to know it when you see it can lead to severe allergic reactions.   More...

4-H’ers score well at District Poultry Competition

For the first time in many years, Burke County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to participate in District 4-H Poultry Judging. Seven 4-Her’s met the challenge as they travelled to Georgia Southern in Statesboro to compete on April 15.  More...

Hog heaven: Scenes from the Boss Hog Cook-Off

Full Story

Church News

Church News

New Springfield   New Springfield Baptist Church in Alexander will celebrate its 143rd church anniversary 11 a.m., Sunday, May 16.   The guest speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. A. J. More...

People

Dixie Divas

BACK IN 1937

When she talked about those tribulations back in 1937, her feeble voice crackled with both age and emotion. With over seventy years separating then from now, the grief still lingered but wisdom had covered it like moss on a riverbank. More...

Recipes from Louise

Warmer weather and sunny days makes us want to enjoy lighter, cooler foods - especially desserts. These desserts make a delicious ending to any meal, and your family and guests won’t realize they are eating “light.”   More...

4-H Shotgun Team attends district competition

The Burke County 4-H shotgun team competed at the District 4-H Target Challenge Competition at the Bay Gall Sporting Clays in Screven County on April 17. More...

Tips lead to arrest

Suspect bragged of burglary, killing dogs

A burglary suspect has been jailed after bragging about breaking into a Hickson Road home and shooting the owners’ pet Labrador retrievers. More...

Ready, Set, Relay!

Relay for Life will kick off in Burke County Friday evening and continue through the night.   More...

Editorial

It’s (TEA) Party Time!

A funny thing happened to U.S. Senator Bob Bennett on his way to re-election last weekend. The three term legislator was ousted by his own party at its convention in Salt Lake City.   More...

RFD

The 2010 Boss Hog Cook-Off was a tremendous success, thanks to all who were involved! More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 10, 2000   The Burke County Chamber of Commerce presented the “Ag Family of the Year” award to the Percy Dixon family. More...

For The Record

Real Estate News

Burke County property transfers for April 2010. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • Brannen & Son, Inc. to Robert C. More...

Police dog finds six grams of crack

Cash, truck seized

Waynesboro Police Department’s drug sniffing canine did it again.   Bruce Edward Brihm Jr., 22, was arrested after “Po Po” led officers to six grams of cocaine last Tuesday night.   More...

Thieves on hunt for unlocked cars

Lock your cars.   The Waynesboro Police Department has been flooded with complaints of guns, GPS units and checkbooks stolen from parked vehicles – and nearly all of them were unlocked.   More...

Obituaries

Linzy Wesby, 100 years old, dies on May 5 here

Linzy Wesby, 100, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro.   His funeral service will be Sunday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church. More...

Harvey Loren Jr.

Harvey Loren Jr., 64, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, May 6, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.   The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Mary Kikos Beckmann

On May 5, 2010, Mary Kikos Beckmann of Burke County, Ga., went to be with our LORD.   More...

Burke Happenings

BCHS Kaleidoscope Concert

Burke County High School will hold its 18th annual Kaleidoscope Concert 7 p.m., Thursday, May 13, at the school. More...

Class of ’82 meeting

The Class of 1982 will have a class celebration meeting 4 p.m., Sunday, May 16, at 214 Crestridge Drive.   All class members are encouraged to attend.   More...

All Class Reunion

All class reunion will be held for the former students of Midville Jr. High or SR Dinkins Jr. High 6 p.m., September 4, at Burke County Middle School in Waynesboro. More...