2022-01-26 E-Edition

Maintaining the Bird Dog Capital status

Retaining the status of Bird Dog Capital requires a host of habitat management techniques. Ryan Meckel has been managing the habitat at Di-Lane Plantation, the site of the Georgia Field Trial Association’s annual competition for many years. He is a wildlife technician with the Game Management Section of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). The WRD is a division of […]

Court denies Sheriff’s petition: County retains control

In an order filed in the Superior Court Tuesday, Judge Jesse Stone denied Sheriff Alfonzo Williams’ mandamus petition against the Burke County Board of Commissioners asking that the BOC turn over payroll administration and funding to his department. Stone pointed to the lack of a clear legal duty for the Board to turnover payroll administration, the reasonable exercise of the […]

Threat to public schools received on Tuesday

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for an email threat sent to the Burke County Public Schools Tuesday. The threat was sent to the BCPS Public Information Office and read as follows: “At 10:30 am a car will drive into as many students as possible as […]

300 COVID cases here in the last two weeks

The Georgia Department of Public Health reports an all-time high of 300 new COVID cases throughout the county for the 2-week period prior to January 25. The Omicron variant, which is prevalent across the country, appears to have milder symptoms than earlier variants, although hospitalizations and serious cases are still being reported. The county’s vaccination rate finally hit the 50% […]

Effort underway to Revitalize neighborhood

Two local ladies’ curiosity has grown into a movement to welcome people back to their hometown. Rose Bell and Vivian Rozier grew up in the Jones Avenue area. The women began reminiscing about childhood friends and families who lived on the street. Their discussions evolved into talk about wanting to do something for the neighborhood. They progressed into conducting research […]

Defining priorities

Archway Professional Aaron Redman will soon present the list of priorities the community will tackle. Redman expects to soon receive a list from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, naming the priorities of which Burke County will focus. The Fanning Institute is a unit of Public Service and Outreach through the University of Georgia. Information gathered from community listening […]

13 years of service

Judge Jackson Cox presented Danny Meeks with a plaque Jan. 11 during the Board of Commissioner’s meeting, commemorating Meeks’ 13 years of service with the DUI Court.

Learning outside of the textbook

A local partnership will empower students with simulated experience in the electrical industry. The Burke County Board of Education approved the implementation of an outdoor learning and training center Jan. 11 to be located behind the practice football field. Charged with excitement, CTAE Director Sean Middleton said the simulated lab will provide students with a strong foundation and help create […]

Burke County Public Schools release principal’s list and honor roll for first quarter

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S LIST Twelfth Grade: Sarah Atwell, Jaylen Ayers, Ryleigh Baker, J’den Bell, Heath Buckley, Heath Buckley, Terrez Bunyon, Ethan Chancey, Taylor Clark, Jaylen Coward, Jacob Curtis, Nancy Daniel, Adam Davis, Arlesia Davis, Ashlee Gay, Isabella Grant, Lisa Hester, David Hunt, Shemar Mack, Heaven Medlock, A’Mijah Marshall, Tanashia McBride, Danielle McClendon, Keegan McDonald, Heaven Medlock, Ethan Mooneyham, […]