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Sardis police on hunt for suspected dealer

Sardis police are searching for a suspected meth dealer who slipped his cuffs.  Jack Woodrow Myers, 36, has been on the lam since Feb. More...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Lunch menu makes the grade in DC

The beloved Congo Chicken served in Burke County Public Schools was recently dished out to Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill, along with a healthy helping of the broccoli salad.  More...

Commissioners at the Capitol

Burke County Commissioners Lucious Abrams and George Deloach were in Atlanta March 4 for an annual meeting with local legislators and other commissioners from across Georgia. More...

The season finale

It’s Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series’ final concert of the season. More...

Sports

EBA shows promise despite opening loss

In their first game of the season, the Spartans faced off against the Augusta Prep Cavaliers and lost the close 2-1 match-up.  The young Spartan team, which includes six freshmen and two eighth graders, put forth a great effort and held the lead More...

Spartans tee off season

The Spartan golf team is in full swing.  The season began with The Championship at Champions on Feb. 21.  The tournament field consisted of state champions and runners-up from regions 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A. More...

FCA Eagles swing into tennis season

Faith Christian Academy made history by picking up its first varsity tennis and region win in GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association) Division 1.  The Eagles have been working to build the school’s tennis program since 2 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly through Easter. More...

School News

FCA STUDENTS HEAD TO REGIONAL BEE IN ATLANTA

Twelve students from Faith Christian Academy competed at the American Christian Schools International District Spelling Bee at Vidalia Heritage Academy in Vidalia.  More...

THREE TIMES THE SMARTS

Burke County High School has been recognized as a National Beta Club School of Distinction for more than doubling its membership in the club. The school’s Beta Club membership shot up from 68 members last year to 158 members this year.  More...

BCHS freshman nominated for Boston medical program

Lane Corum, a freshman at Burke County High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston this summer.  The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go i More...

WANT TO PAY LESS?

Tax relief available for senior citizens

Apply by April 1 to exempt school taxes   Burke County’s senior citizens can reduce their 2015 property tax bills.  Regardless of income, homeowners who were 65 as of Jan. More...

$14,248,368.82

That’s how much the check was for when Oglethorpe Power Company paid its property tax bill in Burke County.  Officials from Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Oglethorpe Power Corporation recen More...

Editorial

ON THE ROAD ONCE AGAIN

She's a woman on whose counsel I rely but on one point she couldn't get me to budge.  “You can have your books shipped to you for less that it will cost you to drive there and pick them up.”  More...

AMERICA NEEDS HEROES

We all need heroes in our lives: Someone who acts in an unselfish manner to help us or someone else. We hear about people who run into a burning house to save a child or who jump into a lake to save a person who is drowning. More...

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For The Record

Bond denied for BFE murder suspect

An accused murderer is behind bars at Burke County Jail following his release from the hospital on March 3. More...

Armed robbers get 20-year sentences

Four robbers who were apprehended in Sardis were slapped with 20-year sentences for their roles in the hold-up of a Sylvania gas station.  The sentence was handed down in a Screven County Superior courtroom last week, following guilty pleas from More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Know when to fold them   More...

Obituaries

Julia Rowell Bailey

Julia Rowell Bailey of Waynesboro, 80, entered into rest Wednesday, March 4, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  More...

Henry Berry “Uncle Hank” Crees

Henry Berry “Uncle Hank” Crees of Augusta, Ga., 87, husband of Mary Ann Crees, went home to be with his personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.   Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. More...

John Thomas Parrish

John Thomas Parrish, 41 of Brusly, Louisiana departed this life on Sunday, March 01, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. More...

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