In murder case

Plea of denial entered by 10-year-old

The 10-year-old Midville boy accused of shooting his father’s fiancée, Jennifer Albright, entered a plea of denial yesterday. With his black sneakers dangling three inches above the floor, the fifth grader sat and listened as Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders explained the purpose of the arraignment and asked if he had any questions. Having none, the boy signed the petition […]

grave hunters


I t begins with the end. “The last place a person lies is the first place you look,” Marsha Miller says as she picks up a stick to rake leaves off a sunken grave. After years of volunteering at the Burke County Archives Center, she knows how a single headstone can open new worlds to a person searching for family […]

Hospital faces financial woes

Economic hurdles plaguing rural hospitals across the country have caught up with Burke Medical Center. Changing regulations and declining reimbursements have lowered profits and created challenges for the Burke County Hospital Authority and HealthSpan LLC, the private company that manages the hospital. For the past 14 years, the Burke County Hospital Authority has leased the hospital to HealthSpan, which consists […]

Dome to Dome

Bears honored at State Capitol

Even though they knocked his hometown team out of the running for a state title, Gov. Nathan Deal was all smiles while welcoming the Bears football team to the state capitol. And his grin broadened even more when the boys, along with head coach Eric Parker, presented him with his very own Burke County jersey, complete with his last name […]

Lady Bears still putting up a fight

Despite a rough week of losses, the Lady Bears are still improving on the basketball court. “We are getting better defensively and rebounding,” the girls head coach Leslie Cooper said, following Saturday’s game that ended with Greenbrier slipping by with a 46-41 win. “Overall, the girls are playing hard,” Coach Cooper said, adding that they would continue to look ahead […]

Bears gain one, lose two on court

The Bears topped off a week that began with a pair of devastating losses with a big win over Greenbrier Saturday night. The boys hit the home court running and never looked back as they gained the 68-38 victory. Head coach Purvis Dukes said the Bears (12-2) had a season high, sinking 9 three-pointers. Brandon Quarterman led the points effort […]

EBA wraps up regular season play

The Edmund Burke Academy basketball teams will finish their regular season games against three straight region opponents. The Spartans are likely to maintain the fifth seed heading into the region tournament, while the Lady Spartans’ seeding is still undecided. Their chance of earning the no. 1 seed for the tournament is still possible. However, the results from these last three […]

Wrestlers bring home title

Southern Sting has openings

The Southern Sting 10 and under baseball team has positions available for the upcoming season. Players must be 9 or 10 years old and cannot turn 11 prior to April 29. Sponsors are also being sought to help with equipment, uniform costs and tournament fees. Anyone interested in trying out or contributing is asked to contact J.R. Alley at 706-871-0076 […]

Dalton Missionary

Dalton Missionary Baptist Church will have its Youth Corner Gospel Blast 2012 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. Special guests include The Walker, Brothers of Athens, Tyrone and The Starlites of Sylvania, New Gospellettes of Elberton, New Life of Sylvania and Carol Walker and the Determined Spirits of Athens. Admission is free and food will be served. McElmurray Tabernacle McElmurray Tabernacle […]