2021-12-08 E-Edition

Santa spotted in Sardis

A child sits on Santa’s lap during the Sardis Christmas Tree lighting event held Saturday, Dec. 4.

BCHS closed Friday after threat

A Tenth grade student at Burke County High School is under arrest in connection with threats to “shoot up” Cross Creek High School in Hephzibah. No connection to similar threats to BCHS has yet been established. Sixteen-year-old Garrett Liles has been chared with making terroristic threats and disrupting public school and is being held in Richmond County. The Burke County […]

Sen.Burns pledges support for Medicaid expansion

Approximately 50 community leaders attended the Burke County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Coffee & Conversation Tuesday at Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro campus. Sponsored by AT&T and Oglethorpe Power, the event featured debatetype conversations with Representative Gloria Frazier and Senator Max Burns. A special appearance was made by Moore Hallmark, Vice- President and Managing Director of Regional Government Affairs for the […]

Mayor Sam Cummings of Midville has died

Samuel Cummings, who served as Mayor of Midville for the past nine years, has died at age 74 after a long illness. On Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, more than 200 people packed into the Midville Community House to celebrate Cummings’ swearing in by Superior Court Judge Danny Craig. The long-time Midville resident was the first African-American to hold the office. […]

Incentivizing people to stay

Some of Burke County’s movers and shakers met to discuss issues they hope will be resolved in the upcoming years. Approximately 30 community leaders gathered Thursday, December 2 for the University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership morning listening session at Augusta Technical College. They sat in groups and brainstormed their ideas of the critical issues and opportunities that will impact Burke […]

Tommy Nix recognized for academic achievement

ACCG, the state’s county association, recently awarded Burke County Commissioner Tommy Nix with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Nix was honored during the ACCG County Reconnect Conference at the Savannah Convention in Chatham County. Formed in 1914, ACCG works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and […]

Elasticity sets the stage for a great holiday season

Licensed marital and family therapist Maxwell Kennedy draws on his personal experiences and clientele encounters, combined with what he calls the “mythology” of holidays, when he gives advice on managing holiday emotions. Expectations play a huge part in why disappointments occur. Those anticipations can be formed by childhood experiences, frame of references, or by the media. A preconceived idea forms […]

Tag office will get upgrades

Burke County Tax Commissioner Marian Jackson said this week that some vehicle-related services normally provided by her office won’t be available for a brief time at the end of December. Beginning Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 7 p.m., the Georgia Department of Revenue will begin a system upgrade to the state’s DRIVES system (Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System) […]


Editor: It’s in the record books, we did it! The first ever Christmas Laser Light Show in Burke County is history! There are a lot of people to thank for making this event happen, so let us begin. First, I want to thank my bride of 37+ years, for two months all she heard was laser show, laser show, laser […]