February 27, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Family Y closer to completion, membership drive launched - Free Access

In just a few short months, the doors to the Family YMCA will officially be open, and residents from Burke County and surrounding areas will join in on the fun. More...

News

EBA: Generations of tradition

A house is like any other building. It has walls, a roof on top and many rooms. What makes your home unique, though, are the people who live inside it. The same thing could be said about the school you attend. More...

Parrish earns master’s degree

Denise Hendrix Parrish graduated Dec. 14, 2018, with a master’s degree in public administration from Augusta University, where she was also inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for public administration professionals.  More...

Spartan Rock is Friday

Edmund Burke Academy students are bringing their talents to the stage in an effort to help raise money for their school.  This Friday, March 1, EBA will hold its annual Spartan Rock Auction and Talent Show at the Burke County Office Park Auditor More...

Sports

Bears drop two, win one

Burke County’s Bears suffered two losses last week but managed to finish off the weekend with a victory.  First, the boys fell short in their Feb. 18 game against Greenbrier in which the Wolfpack defeated them 4-3.  More...

Season ends for Lady Bears

The sweet 16 was their final stopping point, but the Burke County High School Lady Bears played a season to be proud of.  On Thursday night, their hopes for a state title were crushed as Henry County defeated them 65-56 in the second round of st More...

Final four finish for Lady Spartans

They may not have made it to the very end, but the Lady Spartans’ visit to the GISA AA final four is something they have not achieved in three decades. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

MONDAY, MARCH 4  Burke County High School is inviting current eighth-11th grade students and their parents to learn more about dual enrollment, honors courses, advanced placement and more during the Bears: Options Expo. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Spring Revival  McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church continues its annual Spring Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly through Feb. 28. Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Jimmie McCullough. The public is invited.  Black History Program  More...

$1.3 million drug bust results in five arrests - Free Access

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office assisted in a two-year long operation that uncovered more than $1.3 million in marijuana and resulted in the arrest of five drug manufacturers and dealers. More...

Blueberries & BBQ, a new local product - Free Access

Local restaurant owners have helped put Byne’s blueberries on the map again. They’ve found a way to pair the crop with chicken wings for quite the dynamic duo. More...

Editorial

BULLYING: AN ENORMOUS PROBLEM…PART TWO

Bullying has always been around. I’m not referring to the occasional spat or the teasing or taunting we’ve all experienced sometimes between K-5 and 12th grade. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR REAL

On a recent Friday night I couldn't help but notice the young woman in the seat in front of me at a concert by an legendary rock band.  She watched the renowned singers and musicians, all now in their 70s but still working hard playing their ico More...

For The Record

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 98 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 68 resulted in transports, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 18-24

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Obituaries

Meagan Elizabeth Margery Ryan

Meagan Elizabeth Margery Ryan, 28, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, February 22, 2019, with her family at her side. She graduated from Mercer University in 2012 with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. More...

Totsie Belle Walker

Mrs. Totsie Belle Walker, 102, wife of the late John B. Walker, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. More...

Tracey Harris

Mr. Tracey Harris, age 45 of Girard, GA. entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2019. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Tracey Harris will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00 p.m. in our Chapel. More...