Burke Happenings

NAACP The Burke County Branch of the NAACP will have its monthly meeting 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located at 537 West Seventh Street in Waynesboro.

Church News

Bark Camp The annual Christmas service will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, at Bark Camp Church, located off Highway 56 north of Midville. Michael Bright will be featured in concert, and the Rev. Ray Jenkins will deliver the message. Refreshments will be served following the program. McElmurray McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will have Watch Night Services 10 p.m., […]


Don Lively


It was creepy. Not scary exactly, just sort of unsettling. After all, I’m just a simple Southern boy who still doesn’t understand how you can send a written document through a phone line, i.e., a fax, so the story disturbed me a mite. The mainframe computer that once ran pretty much the entire city that I worked for was only […]

Looking Back

10 years ago: December 13, 2000 George W. Fryhofer was honored for his 37 years of service as Judge of the State Court of Burke County. He was scheduled to retire at the end of the month. The Burke County Hospital underwent a name change. Healthspan, which managed the facility, announced the new name would be Burke Medical Center. Sheriff […]

Dixie Divas


I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anyt hing you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe. Mama was Queen Know-It-All when she was alive. She was so good that you could count on her for any kind of medical or […]

Thanks, Bears!

Editor: We would like to thank Burke County Head Coach Eric Parker and his coaching staff for the most exciting and electrifying season in this area. The money we paid to watch their team was worth every penny. The Augusta media tried to hide you but it was their loss. Bears, you guys brought a lot of smiles to your […]

Tragedy preventable

Editor: If Charles and Eleanor Strother’s story is accurate, and one chained female dog eventually led to an over population, then the horrendous situation of 19 dogs found dead near Midville was totally preventable. Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue strives to educate the public about the spaying and neutering of companion animals. According to The Humane Society of the […]

Other Voices


Recently I wrote a piece about Nothing, since I could think of Nothing to write about. In the column, I asked that anyone with an idea of something for me to write about should inform me. Well, my good friend, John Thomas Wynne, approached me and suggested the above title. He suggested I write about Sardis the way it was […]

Teen charged with statutory rape

A 15-year-old Midville boy has been charged with statutory rape following the death of a prematurely born infant. According to Sgt. Dan Lowe, an investigator for the Burke County Sheriff ’s Office, the case was opened after a 14-year-old girl was taken to Burke Medical Center with abdominal pains. Physicians determined the girl was approximately 20 weeks pregnant and in […]