2015-02-04

FROM THE BLOTTER



CYBER BULLY A middle school student was caught cyber-bullying an 11-year-old girl after he posted gang-related threats on her Facebook page. Deputies reported that the offender, who is also 11, sent the girl graphically violent content, including photos of himself holding weapons and flashing gang signs. He also sent the child messages about taking guns to school and shooting her. […]

Jurors drawn for Superior Court; report Feb. 9



Jurors have been drawn for the October 2014 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. The list includes seven deferred jurors and is as follows: Tony Washington, Waynesboro; Stephen Andrew Innes, Waynesboro; Charles Franklin Eskew, Waynesboro; Lynn B. […]

What’s Next?



NOW Tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Burke County, to be held at First Liberty Market on Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Corporate sponsorships are $350. The food-focused gala will feature signature dishes from area restaurants and caterers, and all proceeds benefit Wimberly House Ministries, which offers numerous free […]

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MOVE TO 20-2, 7-1

Bears pound out more wins


The Bears just keep them coming. Burke County High School’s boys basketball team moved to a 20-2 overall record and 7-1 in the region after picking up two more wins last weekend. They overwhelmed Windsor Forest 85-56 last Friday. “The kids played a really good game especially in the second half,” Bears Head Coach Purvis Dukes said, noting they outscored […]

REGION PLAY

Lady Bears smother Savannah school


The Lady Bears swept their region competition from Savannah last weekend. Burke County High School’s girls basketball team (16-6, 7-1) started by shutting down Windsor Forest 77-13 in front of a home crowd on Friday. From tip off, Burke County commanded the floor. “The Lady Bears opened the game with a 21-4 run in the first quarter and never looked […]

Spartans pummel Thomas Jefferson




The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans hosted the Jaguars from Thomas Jefferson Academy last Tuesday and jumped out to a commanding 24-2 lead early in the first quarter. The Spartans were running on all cylinders as they led 27-11 at the end of one quarter of play. A good press by the Spartans caused TJA turnovers and hot shooting by the […]

Cold shooting curbs Lady Spartans




Edmund Burke’s girls basketball team dropped a home game to the Lady Jaguars last Tuesday. The Lady Spartans struggled, scoring only 10 points in the first half and never generating any offense in the 40-24 loss. According to Head Coach Larry Keller, turnovers and missed opportunities plagued the Lady Spartans all night. “I just didn’t have us ready to play,” […]

TOP OF THEIR GAME

EBA gridiron stars make All-Area First Team

Two Edmund Burke Academy football standouts were honored at the All-Area Football Banquet, sponsored by the Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Sports Council. Junior defensive end Tyler Jenkins and junior linebacker Ellis Sherrod were tapped for the First Team for Area Independent Schools. Jenkins and Sherrod were chosen from among 4,000 athletes who competed in football this past fall in the […]

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