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Riverkeeper to sue Kaolin facility

The Savannah Riverkeeper isn’t going to watch and wait. After two industrial spills in 11 weeks, the non-profit group has filed a notice of intent to sue KaMin – the Macon-based kaolin company responsible for the Dec. 31 discharge of 187,000 gallons of slurry into Reedy Creek. The 700-plus member group has given KaMin 60 days to remedy the problems […]

Driver dies in Hwy. 80 wreck

A Burke County man was killed when his Honda overturned on Highway 80 West. Eric Deangelo Williams, 28, died early Sunday morning after he lost control of his Accord about a half-mile east of Coursey Road and drove into an embankment. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol Office, the car then overturned and Williams was ejected. Two […]

School superintendent

Linda Bailey to retire

After 35 years in education, Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Linda Bailey will retire June 1. Bailey made the unexpected announcement at last week’s Board of Education meeting after handing a letter stating as much to BOE members. Most of the 50-plus in attendance seemed shocked by her decision. BOE members have not begun their search for a new superintendent, […]

Spartans struggle for first region win

The Edmund Burke Academy boy’s basketball team is still searching for their first region win of the season. They dropped three straight region match-ups last week, all to top 10 teams in the state. Ben Murray continues to lead the Spartan offense, scoring in double digit figures nearly every game. Edmund Burke will have four more chances at a region […]

Young Spartans dominate on the court

By Tres Bragg [email protected] They’re 9-1 so far this season, and one of the favorites to win it all. The Edmund Burke Academy middle school boy’s basketball team has been on a roll. They haven’t lost since Dec. 16, when they came up just 5 points shy to rival Bulloch Academy. During that game, the Spartans were down 20- 3 […]

Lady Spartans on hunt for region title

Their chances of winning EBA’s fourth region girl’s basketball title are within reach. The Lady Spartans improved their region record to 3-1 last week after defeating Curtis Baptist 37-26 and First Presbyterian Christian Academy 50-48. The Lady Spartans have now played every team in their region, losing only to Frederica Academy 23-32. They will play each of these teams again, […]

Church News

St. Mary’s St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Girard will celebrate its first pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Edward Lyles 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22. The guest minister will be from Second Arnold Baptist Church in Savannah. Gospel Explosions Gospel Explosions Ministries will hold a men’s conference Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 19-21, at 7:30 nightly. Speakers for each night will be: Thursday – […]

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