September 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Giving back

They turned back the clock then celebrated the future. More...

News

Farmers get early start on harvest

The cotton pickers and peanut diggers are already hard at work in fields across Burke County. More...

Scam artists prey on elderly

Waynesboro police are asking for the public’s help identifying two scam artists who stole thousands of dollars from an elderly man. More...

Burke’s workforce shrinks

Burke County’s labor force shrank by more than 175 workers in August – but Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) officials say the trend is statewide. More...

For The Record

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Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, Sept. 14   • Jessica Garcia, 27, of Blakeney Street, Waynesboro, was charged with disorderly conduct. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Thursday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Deacon Fred Evans Sr.

Deacon Fred Evans Sr., 63 of Seven Oaks Road, Waynesboro, Ga., answered the call of His Master Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after a courageous battle with cancer.   Funeral services will   More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Georgia REA President Dorothy Wilson of Savannah will be the guest speaker. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray   Tabernacle   McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its 110th anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3.   The Rev. Walter Dukes will be the guest evangelist. More...

People

Kivette releases debut album

A homegrown gospel musician has released a new album through Tate Music Group. According to a press release, Kivette Clinton Bell’s debut project, “Testimony,” is a collection of inspirational songs. More...

Bethune, Berry unite in marriage

Summer Carol Bethune and Jeffrey Scott Berry were joined in marriage on May 29, 2010, at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C. with the Rev. John Cook officiating.   More...

Blakeney celebrates Backpack Awareness Day

Complaining about getting too much homework almost seems like a rite of passage for most kids in school. But complaining about back pain because their backpacks are too heavy doesn’t have to be. More...

Gun incident prompts school to up security

Public school officials are beefing up security at home football games after a suspended football player was arrested with a gun. More...

UAB quarterback has local ties

If you’re a college football fan, chances are you saw the ending to the Tennessee vs. University of Alabama at Birmingham game last Saturday. More...

Editorial

First full day of fall

Before noon, I had worked up a sweat. How? Sitting on my shady screened porch reading the newspapers.   It’s hot here where I live. More...

RFD

I guess we will finally see residents using the new sidewalks on Manau Lane soon. The Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair is set for Oct. 19-23, and fair-goers will likely use the new sidewalk   on their way to the event entrance. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: September 27, 2000   The Bank of Burke County announced it would relocate its Waynesboro office from East Sixth Street to 855 North Liberty Street, the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Rowland.   More...

Sports

Burke County mauls Westside

Westside’s win on the coin toss was the only upper hand they had last Friday night in Burke County.   It all went south from there for the Patriots from Augusta. More...

Bears to celebrate homecoming Friday

Burke County High School will mark its 24th Homecoming this Friday.   Following a week packed full of festivities, the Bears will welcome the Glenn Hills Spartans as their opponent for the big game. More...

Burke County 2010 Homecoming Court

Burke County High School will crown the queen of its 24th Homecoming during half time at Friday night’s game. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Plant Winter Cover Crops to Improve Next Year’s Garden

Fall is here and many gardeners just let the plants die out and leave the soil exposed. You should consider planting a winter cover crop. Cover crops are an economical way to both protect and build the soil.   More...

Irrigated grazing

Until this weekend most of the pastures in Burke County were too dry and the armyworms had attacked them. Recently pasture grass has declined rapidly except on irrigated pastures. More...

Recipes from Louise

With the arrival of fall comes the bounty of fresh autumn produce — apples, pears, squash and pumpkin to name a few. Try these delicious recipes featuring the vibrant flavors of the fall season. More...

School News

BOE to adopt code of ethics

Burke County Board of Education members must develop a code of ethics, thanks to requirements by a state law passed this year. More...

AYP update: Middle, high schools fall short

Despite improvements during summer school and the filing of two appeals, Burke County Middle and High schools will not meet federal standards for progress this year. More...

Stone endorsed by educators

Georgia Senate District 23 candidate Jesse Stone has picked up the support of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE). More...

Legals

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