March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Exchange Club to host Spring Music Fest Saturday

The hits will keep on coming Saturday evening in Waynesboro.  The second annual Spring Music Fest, hosted by the Waynesboro Exchange Club, will bring three popular bands to the stage at the club’s fairgrounds including The Drifters, The Ta More...

Jazzing it up

Wycliffe Gordon, Signal Corps Band perform in Burke

The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Wycliffe Gordon raised the tempo in the Burke County High School auditorium last Thursday.  More...

Electric bills will rise next week

Georgia Power customers will see their bills bumped up next week.  An increase in the base rate is set to go into effect in April and will amount to about $2.46 for the average residential customer using about 1,000 kilowatt hours, according to More...

Sports

bears post nine first place finishes

RESULTS Burke County vs. Statesboro More...

BC golfers on hunt for a title

If they continue to play as they have been, the Bears should have no problems bringing home some titles from the golf course.  Competitors were no match for the girls varsity team, as they won in both Swainsboro and Metter in recent matches.&nbs More...

One match remains before region

Burke County tennis

The Bears tennis teams have one more match before the region tournament begins next month. They face Josey today (Wednesday) in a home match at 4 p.m.  More...

Fields & Yields

Options offered for cotton weed control

Farmers know how important weed control is for your cotton crop. Palmer Amaranth continues to make growers sharpen their skills and look for more effective ways to control weeds. This plant continues to amaze us. Dr.  More...

Time to harden off tender transplants

If you’ve ever purchased pretty, flowering plants from a greenhouse, only to have those plants suffer (wilt) and/or eventually die after you’ve planted them in your garden, then those plants may not have been ”hardened off.” H More...

Should you have a beef with “pink slime?”

The most recent food technology to make headlines is the process of separating lean meat from the fat in beef trimmings to create lean finely textured beef (LFTB). More...

Church News

Church News

Saint Mary’s   Saint Mary’s Baptist Church in Girard will have its Family and Friends Day 11 a.m., Sunday, April 8. The public is invited.  Thankful Baptist   More...

Seeds from the Sower

A tourist visiting a castle in Scotland told the owner that he had just seen a ghost in an upstairs corridor. “Did it give you a start?” he asked. “No, sir,” he confessed. More...

People

DAR honors veterans

The Edmund Burke Chapter NSDAR recently honored World War II and Korean veterans with a luncheon at the American Legion on Liberty Street. Fifty-four guests attended and entertainment was provided by Katy Lively Powell. More...

Exchange Club honors Youth of Month

The Waynesboro Exchange Club honored students from Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy who were selected for the club’s Youth of the Month awards. More...

Literary team collects another trophy

For the second year in a row, the Edmund Burke Academy Literary Team claimed the GISA Class-AA Region Runner-Up trophy. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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Death row inmate seeks new trial

Twice convicted already

A convicted murderer sitting on death row for killing his wife and stepdaughter is asking for a fourth trial.  Willie Palmer has filed a motion for a new trial and is scheduled to appear in Burke County Superior Court in May before Judge James G More...

Brier Creek back in danger zone

Third spill since October

Residents living along Brier Creek are exasperated.  They watched in October as 12,500 dead fish washed onto shores and floated through Keysville.  They shook their heads in January when 678 tons of kaolin slurry turned the waters white and More...

Editorial

Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 27, 2002  Ten-year-old Joe Shepherd of Waynesboro won an all expensepaid trip to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.  Work was nearing completion to repair the drainage gate to the spillway of Jones Lake in Way More...

RFD

Sylvia Griffin has good things to say about the Waynesboro Walmart. While shopping there last week, she left her purse in her cart but didn’t realize it until she had driven all the way home to the Cates Place Farm.  More...

For The Record

A&W One-stop robbed

Waynesboro police are looking for a lone robber who held up A&W One-stop Saturday night.  The clerk was refilling the coffee makers at the South Liberty Street gas station just before 10 p.m. More...

Man stabbed by sister

A Waynesboro man was hospitalized after his sister stabbed him with a kitchen knife.  He also faces criminal charges after Waynesboro police investigators determined it was a case of self defense.  More...

Sardis club shut down

Shots fired at officers

Sardis police pulled the license of a Sapp Street club for illegally serving liquor.  The Social Club, which was doing business as Club Extreme, was shut down Saturday night after officers found employees serving mixed drinks to customers.  More...

Obituaries

Lillie Mae Hatcher

Ms. Lillie Mae Hatcher, 94, of Rochelle, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at her home. She was born on Nov. 1, 1917 in Burke County, Georgia.  More...

Willie Jones Jr.

Mr. Willie Jones Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 23, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services will be held in Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at Watkinsville Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Ernest L. Green

Mr. Ernest L. Green of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 23, 2012, at his residence.  Funeral services will be held in Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Easter Egg Hunt

Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South in Waynesboro, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 6. More than 1,000 eggs will be hidden for children ages 12 and under. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Spring Fling

Graystone Ranch Wildlife Education Center is hosting its annual Spring Fling through April 30. The event offers children a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt eggs and more. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. More...

BCHS Plant Sale

The Burke County High School FFA will hold its annual Plant Sale at the high school greenhouse 7 a.m.-5 p.m., now through March 30. They have ferns, begonias, petunias, impatiens, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more.   More...

School News

Hit a Home Run for Reading

March is National Reading Month. More...

BCMS implements Peer Counseling Program

Burke County Middle School is implementing the Peer Counseling Program. More...

Twice upon at time

Communities In Schools of Burke County recently held its “Twice Upon A Time Family Reading Challenge” at Waynesboro Primary and SGA Elementary Schools, challenging students and their families to read at least two books per day for two wee More...