May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

Burke County veterans want the public to help them remember their fallen comrades at a Memorial Day service, 11 a.m. Monday, May 31 at the American Legion Post 120, located on Liberty Street in Waynesboro. Guest Speaker will be retired Lt. Col. More...

News

Etc. fills downtown storefront

Downtown Waynesboro’s newest store wants to make it personal. More...

Candidate for governor visits

Gubernatorial candidate DuBose Porter got a lesson in roast beef carving from a local master. More...

Fight Night

Burke County deputy goes into the ring to help youth

It’s fight night in Burke County.   On Saturday June 5, Charles “The Punisher” Prescott will take on Rob “Superfoot” Ludgate in a martial arts showdown to raise money for the Jade Tigers.   More...

For The Record

Public’s help needed to solve violent robbery

Reward offered

Waynesboro police are offering a “substantial reward” for help solving the violent robbery and assault of an elderly woman. More...

Waynesboro woman accused of prostituting disabled sister

A Burke County woman has been accused of prostituting her mentally disabled sister in order to buy drugs. More...

From the Blotter

Slasher film   A woman who took out her frustrations on her ex-boyfriend’s tires probably didn’t know she was being watched and filmed. More...

Obituaries

Timothy D. ‘Turkey Hunter’ Barefield

Timothy D. “Turkey Hunter” Barefield, 64, of Alexander, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, May 19, 2010.   A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Bessie Clayton Robinson

Mrs. Bessie Clayton Robinson, 74, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest May 22, 2010 at her residence.   Mrs. Robinson was born April 5, 1936 in Millen, Ga. She was a daughter of the late Willie and Etta Landing.   More...

David N. McFeely Jr.

Mr. David N. McFeely Jr. entered into rest Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, Ga., the widower of Mrs. Judy Bagwell McFeely. Family members are a son, M. Shon (Deana) McFeely of Martinez, Ga.; a daughter, Alisa M.  More...

Church News

Church News

Second Bynes Grove   Second Bynes Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its third pastoral anniversary for the Rev. James F. Lewis 11 a.m., Sunday, June 13.   Robert L. More...

THEY DID IT

Nearly 300 graduates crossed the stage at commencement ceremonies at Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy Sunday and Monday. At right, BCHS graduates Ashley Habersham and Shermonica Griffin wait to be escorted into the auditorium. More...

BOE looks at possible cuts

Reducing staff, increasing class sizes and scaling back the number of days in the school year are all on the table for Burke County Public Schools.   More...

Editorial

Memorial Day

Too many people celebrate Memorial Day as the beginning of summer rather than a day of solemn observance. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

It has been a week of sadness for many Burke County families. Tim Barefield, son of our own Mrs. Ruby Barefield, died following complications of stroke. More...

Sports

Phillips pegged coach of the year

Edmund Burke’s head baseball coach Aaron Phillips can add another accomplishment to his resume. More...

Burke County golfer named to all-state team

A Burke County High School golfer has been recognized as one of the state’s best.   More...

AAU team established in Burke County

Longtime community basketball coach Willie Dukes has established Burke County’s first AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) girls basketball team. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Pegging Zone Samples and Calcium for Peanuts

The official recommendation for when to take a pegging zone soil sample for calcium is “shortly after the peanut emergence”. Soil samples taken in the Fall or Winter do not represent the current calcium levels in the soil today. More...

Recipes from Louise

Summertime is on the way and there’s no better way to welcome the warmer days of summer than by getting outdoors and firing up the grill. More...

Agriculture Briefs

Wildlife grants available for landowners or leasers More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 1981   Class meetings are being held every last Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be Saturday, May 29, at the Waynesboro City Park beginning at 2 p.m. More...

School News

Schools, Plant Vogtle officials collaborate on bus safety

Officials are going the extra mile to ensure safety at school bus stops near Plant Vogtle.   Leaders at the plant and Burke County Public Schools are collaborating to promote safe traffic conditions during the morning commute.   More...

311+ Years

The May meeting of the Burke County Board of Education honored 311+ years of experience when retiring educators were recognized. More...

Burke student receives agricultural award

Jesse D. Boland of Burke County High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.   More...