June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment dips to 9.9 percent in Burke

Burke County’s unemployment rate has dipped below double digits for the first time in months. More...

News

Old jail gets new mission

Creating a family tree just got a little easier.   More...

Summer nutrition program begins

Buses are roaming the county again this summer to deliver lunches to thousands of Burke County children.   The Summer Food Service Program kicked off yesterday (Tuesday) and will run through Friday, Aug. 6. More...

Free shingles vaccine available

The Burke County Health Department is offering the shingles vaccine free to adults over the age of 60.   Regardless of insurance status, the cost of the vaccine will be waived. More...

Sports

EBA Spring Sports Banquet

Edmund Burke Academy honored students who participated in spring sports including basketball, baseball, golf, track and tennis recently at Murray Gym. The following awards were handed out. More...

The fight

Waynesboro fighters Shannon Burke and T.J. Flakes were busy this week preparing for their matches during Saturday night’s Clash of the Titans Karate           More...

Obituaries

Margaret Usher Rhodes

Margaret Usher Rhodes, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday, Many 16, 2010.   She was a native of Burke County, Ga., growing up in the Greens Cut Community.   She was the daughter of the late William E. More...

Arnold Kincade Campbell

Arnold Kincade Campbell, age 76, of Sardis, Ga. died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Brentwood Nursing Home in Waynesboro.   Graveside services were held Friday, May 28, at 4 p.m. at the Sardis Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. More...

Robert Lee Chandler

Mr. Robert Lee Chandler entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. More...

People

Deputy’s son to be featured in Miracle Network Celebration

The problems would begin with his first breath outside the womb.   With only one chamber doing the job of two in his tiny heart, little Jacob Rodriquez needed surgery just two days after his birth to help him survive.   More...

Dixie Divas

THE JOY OF SIMPLE BUT GREAT DAYS

My friend, Michelle, emailed me one day after we had run into each other at trunk showing of new clothes where we shared ent husiasm over the pretty fashions and helped each other decide what we should buy or shouldn’t. More...

Waynesboro women donate to training program

Waynesboro’s Progressive Women Social Club donated $200 to Augusta Technical College’s Peace Officer Training Academy. More...

Police chief clears handler

Hephzibah veterinarian says Po Po had epilepsy

The veterinarian who first treated Po Po has answers about what spurred the drug dog’s strange behavior. More...

‘A grateful nation’

The rain held off just long enough Monday to allow for Burke County’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, which was held on the lawn of American Legion Post 120. Keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel John M. More...

Editorial

Taking on Big Oil

We believe it’s fair to say that most Americans appreciate the pain and frustration being felt by residents of the Gulf coast near the huge BP oil leak. More...

RFD

I believe my niece, Maria Kelly, has set a record for selecting a wedding dress in 20 minutes. I know it sounds crazy, but she did! A couple of weeks ago my brother's family visited us and we were talking about Maria's upcoming November wedding. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 31, 2000   Packs of stray dogs were wandering the City of Waynesboro in “epidemic” numbers. Twelve dog bites had been reported since January.   The unemployment rate in the county was 7.8 percent. 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.   • Carlton Bryant to Walter Mortgage Co. More...

Club Paradise owner was not carding teens

A Burke County club owner could face criminal charges after minors were found inside his establishment. More...

Mother warns jailers of suicide attempt

An inmate tried to commit suicide at Burke County Jail after finding pills in the facility’s kitchen. More...

Fields & Yields

Salter tapped to represent South Carolina Quarter Horse Assoc.

Tara Salter is living the life of a queen and she has the crown to boot.   Tara has been crowned the South Carolina Quarter Horse Association Queen and will vie for a national title in October.   More...

Burke Happenings

Genealogical Society

The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will have its annual meeting 6 p.m., Monday, June 7, at the Burke Jail Archives on Old Herndon Road.   There will be a covered dish supper.   More...

Church News

Church News

Good Hope   Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church will have its Youth Revival 5 p.m., Sunday, June 6.   The Rev. Paul Little of St. Paul Baptist in Savannah will be the guest lecturer and the Rev. Benjamin Martin of Mt. More...

School News

More diplomas awarded at Burke County High

The number of students earning diplomas at Burke County High School continues to rise.   Some 251, or about 92 percent, of the 274 graduates earned diplomas this year.   More...