January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

USDA extends Conservation Stewardship Program sign-up

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Cread Brown today announced that the cut-off date for the current Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ranking period has been extended to January 27, 2012. More...

Evaluate your cattle mineral program

Since I have been in Burke County I have seen many different “mineral programs” on cattle farms. A sound mineral program needs to be built around your total farm management. More...

Soil test your garden plots now

We have had a couple of hard frosts and manybackyard gardens have stopped producing. With less to do in the garden this time of year, you can get ahead of the game for next year’s vegetable garden by taking a soil sample now.  More...

Sports

Dome to Dome

Bears honored at State Capitol

Even though they knocked his hometown team out of the running for a state title, Gov. Nathan Deal was all smiles while welcoming the Bears football team to the state capitol.  More...

Lady Bears still putting up a fight

Despite a rough week of losses, the Lady Bears are still improving on the basketball court. More...

Bears gain one, lose two on court

The Bears topped off a week that began with a pair of devastating losses with a big win over Greenbrier Saturday night.  The boys hit the home court running and never looked back as they gained the 68-38 victory.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Substitute training   More...

Burke Happenings

The following are Burke County property transfers. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   DeKalb Steel Inc. to Catalami Properties LLC, Nov. More...

Church News

Dalton Missionary

Dalton Missionary Baptist Church will have its Youth Corner Gospel Blast 2012 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. More...

School News

Spellbound

Taylor Boswell, right, capped off Edmund Burke Academy’s spelling bee as the 2012 champion. The seventh grader correctly spelled “echoed” to win a spot in the Jan. More...

Duke Talent Search Participants

Some 34 Blakeney Elementary School students qualified to participate in the Talent Identification Program (TIP) sponsored by Duke University. More...

WPS Character Students for December

Waynesboro Primary School’s Character Students of the Month for December are, from left, Robrionna Roberts from Leslie Hathcoat’s second grade class, Jerrel Hanton from Deedra Lewis&rsquo More...

In murder case

Plea of denial entered by 10-year-old

The 10-year-old Midville boy accused of shooting his father’s fiancée, Jennifer Albright, entered a plea of denial yesterday.  More...

Hospital faces financial woes

Economic hurdles plaguing rural hospitals across the country have caught up with Burke Medical Center.  Changing regulations and declining reimbursements have lowered profits and created challenges for the Burke County Hospital Authority and Hea More...

$2.4 million

Development authority closes land purchase

The Burke County Development Authority sealed the deal on a land purchase to expand the industrial park.  Chairman William H. “Dub” Harper Jr. More...

Editorial

Sen. Jesse Stone

SEN. STONE: 2012 SESSION SUMMARY

The 2012 Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened on January 9 with senators departing from the ceremonial first day and immediately getting down to business. More...

Other Voices

SANDLOT BASEBALL

Some time ago, I wrote a piece about my 10 year old grandson playing baseball. During the regular season, he played on the Jenkins’ IGA Team. They were runnersup for the title. More...

Praise for Chief Williams

Editor:  As a law enforcement professional, certainly I appreciate the support and confidence of the public; however I would discourage any such letters to the editor implying that the City of Waynesboro should have hired me rather than Chief Al More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 16   Cynthia Elaine Ellison, 45, of Bridge Taylor Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for shoplifting.   Tuesday, Jan. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 16   Matthew Jenkins McBride, 29, of Highway 23 South, Girard, was arrested for probation violation. More...

From the Blotter

Helping hands   A woman seeking help from a Waynesboro church was arrested after she helped herself.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas Daniel Sharpe

Thomas Daniel Sharpe of Waynesboro, Ga., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. More...

Mary Sybil Holland

Mary Sybil Holland, 78, of Sardis, Ga., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Ga. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, Jan. More...

Josephine Griffin

Ms. Josephine Griffin of Waynesboro, Ga., enterned into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Georgia Health Sciences Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. More...

People

People in the News

Shannon Saulsberry  Shannon Saulsberry graduated from Armstrong Atlantic University Dec. 10, 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is the granddaughter of Mary A. More...

Thankful to host hat contest

Thankful Baptist Church members are looking for the best hats around. The church will host its Baddest hat Contest on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m.  Rev. More...

Legals

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