February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent search

Applications come in from a dozen prospects

Burke County’s next Superintendent could come from within the school system or move here from as far away as Michigan.  More...

News

Answering the Call

Burke graduates gives back through military service

When the USS Port Royal neared the pier at Pearl Harbor, Lt. j.g. Daniel Fowler could see his family waiting in the distance. More...

Hydroponically Speaking

Farm family moves from dirt to deck

They have acres and acres, but they won’t be planting them this year. Sprawling gardens are a thing of the past for Leslie Padgett and his son Bobby. In fact, when they plant their kitchen crops this year, they won’t use an ounce of dirt. More...

Polls open March 6 for Super Tuesday

Burke County’s 15 voting precincts will be open Tuesday for the Presidential Preference Election.  Good voter turnout is predicted among Republicans who will help decide which candidate takes on President Barack Obama in November.  More...

For The Record

Three accused of thefts at Burke businesses

Three men have been charged with felony thefts at Burke County businesses.  A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jesse Shane Garcia, 27, after he was implicated in a propane tank rip-off at Keysville Community Store.  More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Saturday, Feb. 20   Diamante Alonzo Seymour, 18, of Waters Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for theft of services. More...

Burke County Sheriff

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

Fields & Yields

Aeration of Pastures and Hayfields

Recently aeration of pastures and hayfields has been a topic of discussion. Many have called to ask “…when should I aerate my pasture…?” The short answer is that studies done on aeration show mixed results.  More...

Refund Anticipation Loans Are a Bad Idea

Looking forward to a tax refund this year? If you pay a service to prepare your tax return for you, beware of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs). With a RAL, you will get your money faster, but fees and interest make RALs a very expensive option.  More...

Burke County 4-H’ers succeed in Project Achievement

Public speaking is known to be the number one fear of adults in America. The thought of standing in front of a group of people who are staring and listening to every word is somewhat disconcerting. More...

School News

Burke County Public Schools Spelling Champion

Blakeney Elementary School fifth grader Rosemary Durant won the county-wide Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word “alcove.” The top two spellers from Burke County Middle, SGA Elementary and Blakeney Elementary School participated in More...

SGA “ Math Mania”

SGA Elementary School participated in a “Math Mania” competition Feb. 2-3. Every student in grades K-5 participated in their grade level competition.  More...

BCHS Chorus alumni chosen for 2012 All-College Choir

Two former Burke County High chorus members were chosen for the 2012 All-College Choir and performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference and In-Service in Savannah.  More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2012 3:46 PM

Killer gets life without parole for Gordon murders - Free Access

The burglar who brutally beat and stabbed an elderly Waynesboro couple to death in their home in the summer of 2010 has been sentenced to two consecutive terms of life without parole plus 40 years. More...

Reactors components arrive from overseas

The largest components have already begun to arrive in Burke County.  The first rail shipments were delivered recently at the Plant Vogtle expansion site, where workers are steadily making progress on two new nuclear reactors.  More...

McClain named countywide STAR

Cannon McClain of Burke County High School was recognized as the countywide STAR student last Thursday at the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition banquet, sponsored locally by the Waynesboro Jaycees. More...

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RFD

The annual Taste of Burke County to benefit Wimberly House Ministries was a an overwhelming success!  Thanks to our platinum sponsors, corporate corporate sponsors, patrons and all the Friends of Wimberly House, we raised more than $50,000!  More...

Other Voices

A HUMAN BEING BEING A HUMAN

Since the beginning of the existence of the human race, since our fall from grace by the wrong doings of the Serpent, Eve and Adam, we have been at odds with God.  More...

Sports

Bears 2-2 on the diamond

Baseball season is in full swing in Burke County, and the Bears have started off with a 2- 2 record on the diamond.  They defeated Jenkins County last week 9-6, with Justin Thigpen picking up the win. More...

Burke County golfers tee off

Burke County golfers have hit the green – literally.  Both the varsity and junior varsity girls have started their seasons off with remarkable finishes.  The varsity team defeated Westside High School last Wednesday, shooting 101 betw More...

Bears, Lady Bears finish on the court

Hard work.  That’s what the coaches asked for, and that’s what they got.  Basketball has wrapped up for the Bears and Lady Bears, and the teams’ head coaches now reflect on their players’ performances throughout the More...

Obituaries

Sara Lillian Joyner

Sara Lillian Joyner 84, of Sardis, Ga., passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Bethany of Millen.  Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb.27, at the Hiltonia Christian Church with burial in the Sardis Baptist Cemetery.  More...

Bruce Self

Mr. Bruce Self, of Hephzibah, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. He was 69 years old.  More...

Cards of Thanks and In Memory

Deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for 50 words or less; with photo, $17.50; additional words are 25 cents each. Call Marianne Smith at 706-554-2111, ext. 214.   More...

People

Season of Lent

Churches across Burke County celebrated the beginning of Lent, which began last Wednesday and will continue until Easter. Above, Rev. More...

Legals

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