Recipes From Louise

When school starts so does our busy schedules. And when we are in a hurry to get supper on the table, there’s no better way than to prepare a dish that includes canned soup. Nutritious and readily available, canned soups can help make your meals Mm! Mm! better. Chicken Pot Pie 1 can condensed 98 percent fat free cream of […]

Man wanted for questioning in burglary cases

Waynesboro police are looking for a local man who may have information about some recent burglaries. James “Buster” Cobb Jr., 40, is wanted for questioning in connection to the July 4th burglary of the Habitat for Humanity project behind Kentucky Fried Chicken. According to the original incident report, a load of lumber was stolen from the construction site, along with […]

Lady Spartans lose two, prepare for Brentwood

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans (3-3) competed in two home games last week, losing both. Tuesday, Aug. 23, the team lost to Curtis Baptist 11-6; they lost to Briarwood Academy 11-3 Thursday, Aug. 25. “The girls played hard like they always do in Thursday’s game. I think they’ve got a lot of potential, and if they keep up the […]

TJA hands Spartans second loss of season

“I believe everybody on that football field tonight gave me 180 percent effort. I believe we played as hard as we possibly could. I believe every time they scored we tried to fight back, and I’m extremely proud of you,” said head coach Beau Johnson in his post-game speech after the Spartans lost to longtime rival T h o m […]

Lady Bears win one, lose four over weekend

Burke County’s Lady Bears dropped four games over the weekend at the Battle of the ‘Boro held at Mill Creek in Statesboro. The Lady Bears are 4-7 on the season following the tournament. Burke County started the tournament with a 5-2 win over Statesboro Friday night. They lost to Screven County 9-2 in the second game of the evening. On […]

Bears get costly win over Lincoln County

Prepare to battle the Razorbacks this week

“I’m real proud of how the kids regained their composure at halftime and came out and won the game,” Burke County football coach Steve Summers said of the 15-7 win over Lincoln County last week. “It was a tough, hard fought ballgame.” As the team prepares for this week’s game at Cross Creek, they must contend with replacing two starters […]

Family & Consumer Science News

When diabetes pills are no longer enough

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Does your medical team want you to take insulin? Are you resisting? You are not alone. Many people don’t want to take insulin. Most of us remember having painful shots at the doctor’s office as children, so it’s natural to feel this way. You may also think that starting insulin means  You have […]

Other Voices


Finally, after many fits and false starts, President Bush has given us a good reason to support the war in Iraq. We must fight the war in Iraq, he says, to honor the soldiers who already have been killed fighting the war in Iraq. In a speech to a VFW convention in Utah, he mentioned that we have lost more […]

Steven Rice

YOU CAN’T SPELL DIET WITHOUT ‘DIE’ You would never guess the guy in the picture at the top of this column was once voted “Most Athletic Male” in school. “Not with those chipmunk cheeks and dual chins,” you say. But it’s true. A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was once an athlete. There was […]

Bill Shipp

EDUCATION: A DEAD ISSUE? Education improvement has gone out of style as a political issue, right at a time when it really hurts. To be sure, you hear plenty of debate about extending the school year, rescuing property owners from education taxes, inserting creationism into the science curriculum and giving teachers additional benefits. Few elected officials go beyond vague discussions […]