Drivers Mathis and Crumbley

Drag racers charged with deaths of two bystanders

The second driver has been identified in a Sunday night drag race that killed two bystanders. Waynesboro resident Michael Mathis, 38, was implicated within hours after his Sunday race ended with the deaths of 15-year-old KeShon Burdette and 27-year-old Kevin Lamar Johnson. But tracking down the second driver in the illegal street race turned out to be more daunting than […]

Parachuting pilot arrested in Texas

A pilot under investigation for parachuting out of his crashing plane in Burke County is in deeper trouble in Texas. Barrington Carl Slack, 33, was apprehended on drug charges Monday as he was leaving an Italian restaurant in East Humble, Texas. According to a report by the newsroom, deputies and Homeland Security officers had been looking for him since […]

Driver crashes during chase

A Waynesboro man was critically injured after he tried to outrun state troopers. William Edenfield, 20, was hospitalized Saturday night after he led officers on a two-mile chase down Highway 56 South. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol Office in Sylvania, the trooper initially tried to stop Edenfield after he ran a stop sign near Lovers Lane. […]

Countdown to the Dome

Bears make a run in Final Four

Most of these players have been here before. Only this time, the Bears intend to take their season a step further. Burke County High School (12-1) will play in the Final Four of the Class AAA state football playoffs this Friday for the second year in a row. Kick off is set for 7: 30 p. m. in Gainesville, where […]

Burke County advances over Allatoona

The Bears earned their spot in the Final Four by ousting Allatoona in the quarterfinals last weekend. In what turned out to be a fourth quarter showdown, Burke County High School defeated the Buccaneers 32- 28. The Buccaneers were a much tougher team than the previous opponents the Bears were able to breeze by in the first two rounds, but […]


State title slips from Spartans in final seconds of game

They entered the game as a long shot to win it all but came out nearly shocking the number one team in the state. The Edmund Burke Academy football team saved its best performance of the season for last Friday night’s state championship game. The Spartans took on powerhouse and favorite to win the state title, Piedmont Academy, who already […]

Spartans to hit courts Thursday

The Spartans and Lady Spartans will take to the basketball court this week to try and improve on disappointing seasons last year. The Spartans will be coached by newcomer Drew Bailey, while the Lady Spartans will be led by head coach Ray Miller. The Spartans failed to pick up a region win last season, while the Lady Spartans tallied just […]

Producers consider 2012 cotton varieties

A number of farmers have finished harvesting their cotton crop for 2011 and others are not very far behind. The dry conditions during harvest have helped speed up harvest. As harvest time draws to a close, farmers are deciding what varieties will be planted in 2012. Since the elimination of single-gene Bt seed technology from the market after the 2009 […]

Burke County 4-H’ers attend leadership conference

Burke County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26 hour statewide event for 7th and 8th grade 4-H’ers filled with community service projects, classes, workshops, and fun activities. There was a total of 715 4-H Youth that attended from across the state. Participants from Burke County were Savanna Bradham, […]

Handling the Holidays

Tips may help avoid stress

As Christmas songs, decorating, shopping, and cooking hit full pitch, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the bustle and forget to enjoy the season and its reason. Stress and financial worry take over, and suddenly, Christmas is no longer a time set apart to enjoy family and friends. How do we handle the stress of the holidays and maintain […]