2017-03-29

Don’t fall victim to bogus ‘tech support’ calls



Many residents are still reporting to your Better Business Bureau (BBB) that they have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be with tech support from well-known software companies. Microsoft and Apple have been very popular claims, but there have been others as well – and even some claiming to be with federal law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI. […]

Spartan baseball team takes first region win against Gators




The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team had its first region win of the season, beating the Bulloch Academy Gators with a final score of 5-4 on Tuesday, March 21, in Waynesboro. Junior Kyler Deason led his team in batting and went 2-2 with 2 runs. Freshman Mason Boswell was 2-3 with 1 run. Sophomore Jaylon Glisson pitched six innings and […]

CHURCH NEWS



Lenten Services The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. March 29: Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Smith of Palmer Grove Baptist Church April 5: Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist […]

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Burke EMA responded to 111 calls



The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 24 fire calls the week of March 17-March 26. They included three brush fires, one controlled burn, one false alarm, one outside trash fire, 7 rescues, one unauthorized burning, 2 vehicle fires, two woods fires and 6 public service calls. The agency also answered 87 medical calls during the week, 73 of […]

Johnnie Mae Mosley



Mrs. Johnnie Mae Mosley of Waynesboro, Ga., 81, entered into eternal rest on March 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist Church, 549 Barron Street, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will be in Pines Cemetery. Her loving and devoted family will cherish her memory. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home 706-554-5500 […]

Rachel Jenkins



Mrs. Rachel Jenkins of Paterson, N.J., 91, entered into eternal rest on March 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church, 508 McCullough Church Road, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12 noon – 2 […]

Dave Council



Mr. Dave Council of Sardis, Ga., 64, entered into eternal rest on March 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1966 Ebenezer Church Road, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will be in the church cemetery. His loving and devoted family will cherish his memory. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home 706-554-5500 […]

Spartan tracksters finish strong




On March 22, the Edmund Burke Academy track team traveled to Sandersville, and while they did not have their best meet, several posted notable finishes. Senior Nathan Mulling placed second in the shot put with a throw of 41’0. Senior Carlos Bargeron placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:39. Freshman Tripp Parker placed third in 300-meter […]

BCSO awarded $20,000 traffic enforcement grant



The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s East Central Traffic Enforcement Network. There are 16 traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns. “This […]