Burke County Jail Bookings August 19-25

Retired Educators attend area meeting

Member delegates of the Burke County Retired Educators Association recently attended the Georgia Retired Educators Association Area Meeting in Augusta. They also talked shop with GREA President Rita Marable, Area 12 Director Dr. Beverly Roberts and executive director Dr. William Sloan, Jr. Burke County delegates included, seated: Azalene Young, Loretta Brinson and Jackie Payton; and standing: Cynthia B. Mobley, Judge […]

Talk about Yale

Burke County native Kierra Collins recently got a taste of medicine.The Georgia Regents University nursing major was among a select group of college students invited to a free summer enrichment program at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She was among fellow freshmen and sophomore college students from all over the world who are interested in the […]

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Burke Co. Grand Jury returns True Bills

The April 2013 Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictment during an Aug. 8 session with Judge Albert M. Pickett presiding. · Thomas Andrews: use of communication facility in facilitating the commission of a violation of the Controlled Substances Act · Alyson Rebecca Barry: use of communication facility in facilitating the commission of a violation of the Controlled […]

Jurors drawn for State Court

Jurors have been drawn for the September 2013 quarterly term of State Court criminal session with Judge Jerry M. Daniel presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. Jurors are: Patricia D. Lee, Waynesboro; Stephanie Lynn Carswell, Hephzibah; James R. Keen, Sardis; Mary Bynes Henderson, Millen; Gregory Shane Hawkins, Waynesboro; Roger […]

From the Blotter

Backfire A Hephzibah driver found himself in a hotspot. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office Sunday, he was traveling down Winter Road when he decided to toss a lit cigarette. The butt flew into his truck bed and landed on a roll of carpet and padding. That went up in flames, and then the whole truck caught […]

Church News

Noah’s Ark Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4466 Hwy. 80 West in Keysville, will celebrate its 149th Church Anniversary with the following programs: 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30- Praise and Prayer; 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31- Reflective Prayer Brunch; and 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 1- Spirit Filled Worship Service. First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, located at 810 Myrick […]

Details released in fatal collision

A Midville man was killed when a load of logs impaled the entire length of this pick-up. Bennie George Taylor, 50, died around 6 a.m. Friday when he slammed into the back of a log truck on Highway 25 North. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol, the log truck had just turned south onto the highway off […]

Lightning strikes… SCORING ACTION

On and off the field

They may have asked for divine intervention. In any case, the Bulldogs got it in the form of lightning. After more than an hour of delay, officials called an early end to the Bears’ offensive onslought in The Brickyard last Friday night. Burke County High School’s football team had already run up a 21-0 lead when players were asked to […]