Midway through the season Spartans in position for back-to-back region titles

The wins keep coming. The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team is in the ideal position midway through their season. With four of their 10 region games under their belt, they are currently ranked first in Region 2-AA and second in the state. Last week, the Spartans took on region rivals Memorial Day School and Frederica Academy and remained undefeated in […]

Spartan golfers drive past Jaguars, Eagles

Thomson slips by Burke County

Burke County High School’s tennis team suffered a region loss to Thomson last week despite a close match among the girls teams. The Lady Bears were defeated 3-2, with Burke County’s wins courtesy of Lena Burke County’s wins courtesy of Lena Scott and doubles partners Sade Williams and Jeanisha Osbourne. The Bears lost 4-1, with a lone victory from Brett […]

Burke County winter sports banquet

Burke County High School honored athletes recently at the annual winter sports banquet.

Burke County players tapped for all-region basketball honors

Several Burke County High School basketball players have been recognized among the top in Region 3-AAA. Junior Jacquez Rozier and senior Martaveous Smith both made first team all-region. Smith was also an all-state honorable mention for Class AAA, recognizing him as one of the top 15 players in the state. Senior Curtis Barber was named second team all-region. For the […]

School days

Parents, students have chance to choose school calendar

Students and parents who want a say in the school calendar have their chance this week. Burke County Public Schools are giving the school community a say in when the 2010-2011 term begins and ends as well as the length of a few vacations. Three possible options for the 2010-2011 calendar are posted on the system’s website, www.burke.k12.ga.us. By selecting […]

BOE updated on plan to revamp high school

Burke County High School is set to undergo drastic change next year, and a plan to pull it off must be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education by next Thursday, April 15. If not, the school could miss out on up to $6 million in federal money through a school improvement grant program initiated by the Obama Administration. The […]

Dixie Divas


I visited a woman, old and gray, her journey of life nearing its winter’s end. She settled into an armless rocker and moved gently, slowly back and fro, looking from her view on the porch past the towering magnolia trees that spread the full length of her yard. “Oh, isn’t life wonderful?” she asked, her sweet voice full of Southern […]

Green art

The artwork of Burke County resident Beth Ann Johnson will be featured at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville this week. The “Wear is Recycling Show” opened Monday in the Wooten-Garner building, across from the old governor’s mansion, and will run through Friday. Beth Ann, whose work has been also been shown at the Liberty Art show in Waynesboro, […]

Town & Country plants dogwoods

Native white dogwood trees were recently planted by the Town and Country Women’s Club Conservation Department to pay tribute to three past members who were dedicated to the betterment of the community. A memorial tree for Judge Mildred Ann Palmer was planted on the grounds of the Burke County Courthouse where Judge Palmer served as Magistrate Judge for 14 years. […]