Parks and recreation celebrated in Burke County this month

Burke County Recreation Department is challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation during the month of July, which has been designated as National Park and Recreation Month. The National Parks and Recreation Association’s theme “OUT is IN” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside every day that they would normally do inside. […]


Gunfire ends Highway 56 party

Deputies are looking for a Burke County man who may have been shot in the head. Around 1 a.m. Sunday, officers were summoned by residents living near Jordan’s Store off Highway 56 North. They said a large party had ended in gunshots and a “suspicious” male with injuries had been trying to use their phones. Deputies had no luck finding […]


Burglary suspects identified, wanted

Three burglars are still on the run from a June 19 home invasion … but deputies have identified two of them. Warrants have been issued for the arrests of Augusta residents Timothy Glisper, 35, and Tyrell Antwon Rhodes, 26, on charges of burglary. The pair, along with their unidentified getaway driver, tried to loot a home on Poole Melton Road […]

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2014 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, July 21, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. The list includes one deferred jurors and is as follows: Thomas Henry Jackson, Hephzibah; Jeffery W. Oliver, Sardis; Theresa Lynn Martin, Hephzibah; Richard Thomas […]

Burke County Jail Bookings July 7-14


Deer dumped on Mill House Road

Department of Natural Resources rangers want to know who dumped seven dead deer. Tuesday morning, Burke County Road Department employee Ray Sapp happened upon the grisly scene on Mill House Road between Girard and Sardis. “The deer were all shot,” he said. “Somebody slaughtered them and just left them on the side of the road … this is ridiculous.” The […]

Motorcycle, car collide on bypass

A Tattnall County motorcycle driver was critically injured when a car turned in front of her on Veterans Memorial Bypass. The collision happened Friday afternoon and was so violent that the front wheel was actually cleaved off the woman’s bike. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol, it happened around noon when Collins resident Teresa Jackson, 48, was […]


Endtime Faith The Endtime Faith Deliverance Church of Midville will continue its 25th Church Anniversary celebration, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Friday, July 18 with a different guest speaker each night. The celebration will climax, 11 a.m., Sunday, July 2, with a service led by Bishop Walter Oree of House of God Miracle Temple of Adams Run, S.C. Dinner will be […]

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High school girls learn about career opportunities in construction industry

For 21 girls in Burke County, the foundation’s been laid. While they may not have known their opportunities before, they all know now there are plenty of career options in the construction industry that aren’t just for men. Last week, the high school girls attended MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Camp, which was hosted at Burke County High School, […]