FCA picks up wins on the tennis court

Faith Christian Academy visited Bulloch Academy on Tuesday, Mar. 11. In boys singles, Christopher Egan defeated Matthew Chandler 8-3. Hunter Via defeated Phillip Brennen 8-3 and Hunter Woods defeated Leo Mendez 8-1. In boys’ doubles, Christopher Egan and Adam Grubb won their set 8-5 and Hunter Via and Hunter Woods won their set 8-2. In girls’ singles, Taylor Oliver defeated […]


The following are property transfers, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Estate of Mary Patrick Fields to Daniel A. Wiersma; Nov. 14, 2013; map/parcel 088-002; 384.95 acres; $80,750  Leonard D. Hill to Benjamin Wesley Knight; Aug. 23, 2013; map/parcel 046- 003A; 223.26 acres; $357,216  Hopkins Corner Limited Partnership to BT Waynesboro Associates LLC; Sept. […]

Georgia’s School Boards honored

The Burke County Public School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 17-21 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. “Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on […]


The Burke County Retired Educators Association presented its annual Service Award to Rita Marable, president of the Georgia Retired Educators Association. Above, BCREA president Emanuel Larkin Jr. reads her the inscription on the award, which honors her distinguished service to BCREA and initiation of the statewide “Dream Dimes,” a community service project that benefits local charities. As part of that […]

A Shot of Wild Turkey

It’s almost time for a shot at wild turkey. This Saturday, Burke County hunters will start bagging their three-gobbler limits for the season, which runs through May 15. With an estimated 335,000 wild turkeys in Georgia, the population in our parts isn’t great … but it’s certainly stable. “Productivity has been down … the “why” is the million-dollar question,” said […]


Burke County High School senior Jermaine Baxley was selected to play in the CSRA All-Star Basketball Classic. He is one of 15 players selected from Augusta and surrounding areas to participate in the event, which will be played on April 19 in Augusta. Kamario Walker, a former Burke County High School basketball player, was named to the SSAC All- Freshman […]


In Burke County High School’s first home meet of the season, both the girls and boys track and field teams breezed by the visiting teams. The Bears collected 65 points to top Grovetown’s 46 and Evans’ 23 points. The Lady Bears totaled 55 points to come out ahead of Grovetown and Evans, which collected 47 and 33 points, respectively. The […]

Spartans win baseball season opener

After a couple of cancelled games, Spartan baseball is finally underway, and what better way to start off the season than with a win. The Spartans faced Bulloch Academy in their first game and got the 5-4 win. Leading hitters for EBA were Bill Knight, who went 2 for 2 at the plate with 1 RBI, and Bo Goodin. Goodin, […]

EBA golfers host Augusta schools

The Spartans picked up a second place finish Thursday when they hosted Augusta Prep and Westminster. The region AAA schools always put pressure on EBA to play their best golf, and, while the Spartans turned in a solid performance, they came up just a few strokes short of Augusta Prep. Battling the cold and windy conditions, Jay Mobley and Ragan […]

Samuel Alton Black

John and Terri Black of Millen announce the birth of their son, Samuel Alton Black, born December 4, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 ¼ inches long. Grandparents are Roger and Sandra Black of Millen and Elaine Cameron of Winder. Great-grandparents are the late Tom and Juanita Black of Millen, the […]