A crown regained


A sixth generation handler, Ike Todd credits birds with helping develop his love for dogs. At five years old, Todd took to the vast fields that spread across Montana and has been wild bird hunting ever since. Now, at 35, he’s one of the youngest professional trainers in the circuit and is consistently capturing field trial championships. In fact, his […]

BCSO recovers more stolen equipment

A Burke County man was arrested last week after he was found farming with a stolen tractor. On Jan. 2, Steven Michael Dixon, 39, of Black Road in Sardis, was arrested and charged with felony theft of receiving stolen property and felony probation violation. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the narcotics division received a tip that morning that […]

MLK celebrations this week

The annual parade is just one way the Burke County community is celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Co-sponsored by Burke County Improvement Association and Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association, the event will take place this Saturday, Jan. 13. This year’s theme is “Dreamers: Stay Woke, Stay Focused.” The march/parade will start along Brentwood Drive at 1 […]

Development authority hosts statewide partners

The Development Authority of Burke County (DABC) recently hosted statewide economic development partners from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power and Electric Cities of Georgia to showcase tourism, economic development and quality of life opportunities in Burke County. The 2018 Community Showcase included tours of existing industrial buildings and sites, a live duck dog demonstration by Major League […]

Relay For Life

Burke County’s Relay For Life is having new life breathed into it, and organizers are hopeful this will bring in more teams and more money for cancer research. Jessica Posey, who serves as the event lead, said the planning committee has talked it over with themselves, with previous teams and community members, and the consensus was to change the date. […]

Taste of Burke

Tickets on sale now

It’s time to get dressed up and attend a gala unlike any before. Tickets for the 2018 Taste of Burke are on sale now, and this year’s Wimberly House gala has a Mardi Gras theme. Nancy Minyard, who serves as executive director of Wimberly House Ministries, said, “We thought we would change it up a little bit this year, add […]


The decision to do something even when the naysayers say you can’t: That’s what Dr. Karen Osburn, a Canadian coach and podcaster of “Women Wanting More,” (don’t go there if you’re offended by foul language) calls your purple rain moment. The Purple Rain album and movie from Prince from 1984 are her reference points. For those who are too young […]

What’s Next?

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 Free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m. The course is designed to help diabetics learn how to better control their diabetes through healthy eating. Participants should eat before they come and are encouraged to bring along their partners or anyone who helps with food preparation. Please enter through Emergency Room […]


Jennifer Naas Jennifer Naas of Waynesboro was named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2017 at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. In order to receive the honor, a student must earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester. Naas is a freshman majoring in piano pedagogy. David Mead David Mead of Waynesboro graduated from Georgia College in […]

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