September 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vogtle partner calls for cap on costs

The owners of Plant Vogtle voted Monday to continue the project, but with an added provision that would shift more of the risk of future cost overruns to the Southern Company.  Oglethorpe Power, which owns 30 percent of the entire project, said More...

News

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 91 patients' calls during the week ending Sept. 23. Of those, 63 were transported, including 32 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. More...

Two arrested after burglarizing neighbor

A man and woman are in custody after cleaning out a neighbor’s home in a burglary last week.  On Thursday, Sept. More...

Parolee arrested for more drug charges

A Burke County man who was already on parole for drugrelated offenses has been arrested again.  On Friday, Sept. More...

Sports

Burke County brings Rebels down in Bear Den

After beginning the season losing their first two games by 1 point each, Burke County (3-2) has roared back, outscoring their last three opponents 125 to 33.  The Bears’ latest victim was the Effingham County Rebels, who fell 31-14 last Fr More...

Lady Spartans lose two on the road

The Lady Spartans varsity softball team (3-9) dropped two on the diamond last week, falling to Briarwood on Tuesday, 11-0, and to Brentwood on Thursday, 8-1.  Head coach Darrell Johnson says that while the team consists of mostly young underclas More...

Memorial Day takes momentum out of Spartans

Edmund Burke’s Spartans (3-3) were pummeled in Pooler on Friday night as the Memorial Day School Matadors dealt them a 46-7 loss.  Head coach Aaron Phillips said it was a good old-fashioned tail whooping.  More...

Burke Happenings

WHAT'S NEXT?

GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR   The Georgia National Fair will raffle a family-pack of four tickets to attend the event, which will be held in Perry Oct. 4-14. To enter the drawing, stop by the Burke County Public Library now through Sept. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Fall Revival   Phillip Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Revival 7 p.m. Sept. 26, with the Rev. John Harmon and Johnson Grove Baptist Church family. The public is invited.  Choir Rehearsal   More...

School News

EBA Class of 2020

The members of the junior class of Edmund Burke Academy reached a milestone of their high school career. More...

‘Road rage’ may have caused accident

One of the drivers involved in a potentially deadly accident Monday cited “road rage” as a possible cause, and law enforcement officers appeared to agree when they issued a citation for “aggressive driving.”  More...

Crash leads to power outage, DUI arrest

Residents across the county reported a brief power outage Monday night, but those few moments of darkness had nothing to do with the evening showers.  More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  We want to let the public know that we are extremely proud of our team at Burke Medical Center and its Rural Health Clinic. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 1, 2008   A Hinesville man was killed when he drifted over the center line into an oncoming oil tanker. More...

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Obituaries

Jewel Gwendolyn Watkins Sapp

Jewel Gwendolyn Watkins Sapp, age 89, of Keysville, Ga. passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Keysville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  More...

Shayna Usry Redd

Shayna Usry Redd 48, entered into rest on Friday, September 21, 2018. Shayna was a native and lifelong resident of Richmond County. She was a 1987 graduate from Butler High School and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. More...

Rosa Mae Gilchrist

Hephzibah, GA- Mrs. Rosa Mae Gilchrist, age 80, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 20, 2018. More...

People

FROM BARNEY TO BOSTON

Burke graduate building career in opera

His mama knew he was extra special when he taught himself how to play piano before he ever set foot inside a classroom. More...

Legals

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