Lady Spartans nearing end of season with 9-12 record

EBA started their week hosting region foe Frederica Academy of St. Simons on Tuesday, February 2 and the Lady Spartans seemed to be the ones who were suffering from travel lag as they fell behind the Knights 19-6 in the first quarter and 30- 10 at the half. “We came out flat,” said Coach Larry Keller. “I just didn’t have […]

Faith Christian Academy Announces Q2 Honor Roll

1st grade-All A Honor Roll: Mallery Wyrick and Fayth Christy. A/B Honor Roll: Zia Wike, Taleah Lakes and Jodi Grubaugh. 2nd grade-All A Honor Roll: Brooke Allen, Madeline Kendrick, David Grubb, Joyin Roberson, J.W. Grubaugh and Dawson Holley. A/B Honor Roll: Haven Brannen and Sailor Norton. 3rd grade- All A Honor Roll: Noah Dixon, Bryan Bruce and Izzy Martin. A/B […]

Avary Evans Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

Avary Evans, a sophomore at Burke County High School of Waynesboro is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016. The Congress is an honorsonly program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and […]

Bears Honor Former Teammate

Burke County High School celebrated Senior Night at Bear Cave on Saturday, February 6. There they honored Senior Andrel Harden who was a member of the basketball team, but involved in a serious accident that took the life of fellow student De’Arius Marques Lambert back in May. Harden was given the game ball at halftime and recognized by Coach Dukes. […]

Lady Bears head to tourney as number two seed

The Lady Bears (12-9, 6-4) defeated Thomson in overtime on Saturday night at Bear Cave 60-57. The girls then fell to Wayne County on Friday night in Jesup, Ga 49-42. “We played hard from beginning to end,” Head Coach Leslie Lawrence said about Friday night’s game. “We came up short in a tough environment on the road.” In Friday night’s […]

Bears begin Region tourney on Thursday

The Burke County Bears (15- 6, 7-3) celebrated senior night on Saturday as they moved into second seed of Region 3-AAAA after defeating Thomson 66-62. The Bears defeated Wayne County in Jesup, Ga on Friday night 63-51. They will begin competing in the Region 3-AAAA tourney on Thursday. Head Coach Purvis Dukes said Wayne County came out and played very […]

Juvenile case uncovers arsenal

A convicted felon was found in possession of a small arsenal when Burke County deputies went to his home under a court order to remove a juvenile. On Wednesday, Feb. 3 officers escorted Hudson Bell, a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem for the Juvenile Court, to assist him in the removal of an endangered juvenile from a home on Hancock […]

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 1-7


You can pick your nose, but… A Hephzibah man found out there are limits when it comes to your in-laws. When deputies arrived at his home on Lazy Acres Drive, he told them he wanted them to remove his highly intoxicated father-in-law from the residence. He was informed that couldn’t be done in as much as the father-in-law resided there. […]


The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Quentin Griffin et al to Robert D. Hazell; Dec. 18, 2015; parcel 041-024; 2.00 acres;$115,000 Barbara Ann Hammett to Mark L. Phillips; Dec. 16, 2015; parcel W06-067; 0.20 acre;$125,000 Ann B. Harden Trust Dated Nov. 25, 1072 to Mark Daryl Long & Jimmy Carol Long;Oct. […]