Burke County Jail Bookings February 24-March 3

EBA Spartans swing into golf

EBA golf season is officially underway, and the Spartans have one thing on their minds, a state championship. After three consecutive years of finishing as state runner-up, they hope this is the year they will bring the championship trophy back to EBA. “I really think we have a great opportunity to finish the year off with a state championship,” said […]


TV host and former pro attends annual tourney

By this time next month, he’ll be getting ready to provide commentary at the Masters Tournament in Augusta. But last weekend, Tripp Isenhour, a former player on the PGA Tour and now analyst for The Golf Channel, offered his insight to more than 100 wide-eyed teenagers at the Waynesboro Country Club. Isenhour’s visit was part of the eighth annual TaylorMade […]


Faith Christian Academy’s Eagles closed out a second season of middle school basketball at a tournament at Bulloch Academy. The players will be recognized at a sports banquet next week. The middle school boys team members were Adam Grubb, Hunter Woods, Clay Anderson , Jackson Corbitt, Christopher Egan, Ben Chamberlin, Hunter Via, Peyton Rabun, Christopher Ramey, Jackson Oliver, and Caleb […]

BCHS basketball players garner honors

Five Burke County High School basketball players were named among the top players in the region. The 3- AAAA all- region teams were released this week based on votes from coaches across the region. Lady Bear Kaidea Phillips and Bear Jermaine Baxley were both selected for firstteam honors, while Lady Bear Amber McGee and Bear Kamario Walker received second team […]

BCHS students earn athletic recognition

Burke County High School announced two students Bailee Michelle Adkins and Untorrey Cornelius Thomas were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s ® High School Heisman® Award. Adkins and Thomas were chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership, and they will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted national award. […]

From the Blotter

Place to squat A Macon investor found a surprise inside an old nursing home she purchased. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, when she checked her property in mid-February, the locks had been changed and a woman and three children were living there with no utilities. The investor told the woman, who apparently had a verbal agreement […]

Store employee arrested for sex with child in restroom

A Waynesboro man has been jailed for having sex with a 13-year-old. Cortavious Johnson, 23, is being held without bond at the Burke County Jail for aggravated child molestation. According to Lt. Teddy Jackson of the Waynesboro Police Department, the single alleged act took place Jan. 18 at the Dollar Tree in the Hopkins Corner shopping center. Johnson was an […]

Stepfather in custody for sex crimes against child

FLED IN 2011

Deputies finally have cuffs on a former resident accused of trying to pay his young stepdaughter to have sex with him. Felipe Consteno Sanchez, 38, fled Burke County in September 2011 when his wife became suspicious and questioned her 10-year-old daughter. She called authorities when the young girl told her what the money was for. At the time, investigators said […]

Bears begin region baseball

The Bears are battling back from a tough week on the diamond. Burke County High School’s baseball teams dropped their first region game last Monday, falling to Richmond Academy 6-5. Despite a solid performance on the mound by Kris Skinner, two fielding errors cost the Bears 4 runs they couldn’t overcome, Head Coach Billy Marchman said. Skinner pitched 6 innings, […]