GIFTED TESTING Burke County Public Schools gifted referrals for current kindergarten through eighth grade will be Feb. 21-28. A student may be referred for consideration for gifted education services by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents/ guardians, peers, self and other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities. To be eligible, a student must qualify through a multiple-criteria assessment process by meeting […]


Community leaders tour Textron’s student work program

A group of community and business leaders recently toured Textron to learn about their new student work/school program, RPM – Reaching Potential through Manufacturing. Through the program, 75 at-risk students are earning up to $9 per hour for working at Textron four hours a day while taking coursework to graduate. The group from Burke County toured the Augusta manufacturing facilities, […]

Following the pathway to engineering

Five Burke County High School students, who are following the engineering pathway, visited Georgia Power recently, where they spent the day with distribution engineers Zach Bartlett and Justin Lee and distribution supervisor Paul Vaught. The three men spent time sharing their work experiences and also gave the students the opportunity to ask questions. Students learned what a distribution engineer does […]


Editor: On behalf of the Georgia Field Trial Association I want to thank our individuals and businesses who contributed to the success of our field trials this season. For fear that I will overlook someone, I will not attempt to call any names. You know who you are! The 2017 season concluded on Sunday, Feb. 12, with the running of […]

Field Days Provide Students “Next Step”:

Turkey Info included in Some Spring Field Days

Students with a completed hunter education course “under their belt” are eligible to attend a Hunter Education Field Day. These “hands-on” learning experiences give students a chance to build on the knowledge and skills gained in their initial hunter education course. “While all of the hunter education courses available to Georgia students provide a beginning knowledge of hunting safety, firearms […]

Burke County 4-H’ers Succeed in Project Achievement

Public speaking is known to be the number one fear of adults in America. The thought of standing in front of a group of people who are staring and listening to every word is somewhat disconcerting. But there are 16 young people from Burke County who have faced the butterflies and succeeded in public speaking. 4-H Project Achievement gives students […]

Lady Spartans go 2-0 in final week of regular season

The Lady Spartans traveled to Bellville on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to face the Lady Patriots of Pinewood Christian in a Region 2-AAA contest. Edmund Burke Academy earned an exciting 28-27 victory to even their region record to 4-4 and 12-10 for the season. The Lady Spartans led after every quarter and survived a late flurry by Pinewood to finish region […]

Bears baseball team begins season with Hit-a-Thon

The Burke County Bears baseball team had their annual Hit-a-Thon fundraiser this past weekend to help provide the baseball program with money for team expenses. Head Coach Billy Marchman said that they have eight new freshmen who joined the Bears this season, and two of them will see a lot of playing time on the varsity team. “The guys competed […]

Spartans begin region tournament

On Tuesday Feb. 7, the Spartans played the Patriots of Pinewood Christian Academy hoping for a big region win, yet they fell short with a score of 51-35. Sophomore Trent Harris was the leading scorer, putting up 15 points, followed by senior Nathan Mulling with 8. Leading the Spartans on defense was sophomore Collier Smith, who pulled down 8 rebounds. […]


Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools: MONDAY: NO SCHOOL TUESDAY: Hamburger Steak w/ roll, or Hummus w/chips, Peanut Butter & Graham Crackers Choices: Steamed Broccoli, Okra & Tomatoes, Seasoned Brown Rice, Apple Wedges, Chilled Peaches WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger or Ham & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Collard Greens, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans, Chilled Peaches, Banana THURSDAY: Ham, […]