2022-10-19 E-Edition


The Center for New Beginnings is adding to the excitement of the 15th annual Bird dog Breakaway 5K by bringing 13 artisan vendors to the annual event. Guests and participants of this year’s event will have the opportunity to stroll through the grounds and do a little bit of early Christmas shopping. Vendors’ displays will encompass everything from woodworking, personalized […]

BCSO makes arrests during Exchange Club Fair

Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies working special duty during the Exchange Club Fair Saturday, October 8 responded to a shooting threat. The BCSO received information, along with a photo, of several people who were searching for someone to shoot and intended to use the fair as their hunting ground. The people in the photo were wearing identifiable clothing and holding […]

Let the fueling begin

Georgia Power announced Friday, October 14 that fuel load into the Vogtle Unit 3 reactor core has begun at Plant Vogtle. The fuel load process marks a historic and pivotal milestone toward startup and commercial operation of the first new nuclear units to be built in the U.S. in more than three decades. “The Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear units […]


Early voting for the November 8 General Election began Monday, Oct. 17. Any registered Burke County voter may vote early in-person at the Board of Elections and Registration Office in the Historic Courthouse at 602 N. Liberty St. The office will be open for voting Monday through Saturday, October 17-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as October […]

BOC pushes roller rink/bowling alley plans forward

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Scott and Jaquelyn Telgren’s zoning request October 11, paving the way for the couple to raise the funds they need to bring a family fun center to Burke County. Although the Planning Commission voted unanimously last month to recommend the BOC deny the request, the BOC’s decision came without much discussion. Only Commissioner Art […]

Hospital acquires new surgical robotics technology

Burke Health announced the purchase of new robotics technology for use during spine surgical procedures last week. The Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ is a revolutionary robotic navigation platform system designed to be intuitive and streamline the surgical workflow. Real-time tracking of instruments and implants, along with audible, visual and tactile feedback, enables confidence throughout the procedure by providing visualization of instrument and […]

County center wins senior trike

Local seniors now have access to an adult tricycle. Director Kimberly Mathis attended the “Move Augusta Senior Expo and Bike Rodeo” sponsored by Augusta Urban Ministries October 8. The event, held at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, was aimed at people over 50 years old, and included resources and health screenings. “They were teaching seniors how to ride a trike,” […]

4-H Food Challenge Team takes State

For the first time, Burke County 4-H decided to put together a junior food challenge team this summer. Teams are compromised of 2-4 students in the 6th-8th grades. This competition is very competitive and teams must advance to state after the district competition. Our team started practicing weekly in July and competed in the district competition in August. Once advancing […]

County rehashes trash problem

“I am bringing up the trash again,” Commissioner Evans Martin said during the October 11 meeting. “We have to do something about the trash.” Martin asked that the record show that he wants to do something about the county’s dumpster sites. He made a suggestion that eliminating 10 sites would be a good place to start. Using roll offs at […]