Tennis team finishes season

On Tuesday April 22, the girls tennis team of Edmund Burke Academy competed in the team state event with a number of individuals excelling in their events. For girls doubles, seniors Caroline Cates and Taylor Boswell won both of their matches 6-0. Also senior Ginny Lane Crawford and junior Sydney Quick won both of their matches 6-2. “I’m sad to […]


“Celebrating life through music.” That’s the theme of a workshop and concert being held at the Burke County High School May 31 through June 3. Marcellus Hannah, who teaches at BCHS, is the facilitator of the event. He said this week its purpose is “to bring people together – all ages, all nationalities, all cultures – to celebrate life through […]

Bass Slam Gives Anglers a chance to show skills

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam! The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has introduced the Georgia Bass Slam to recognize anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the conservation and management of […]

Ribbon cutting for new funeral home

More than 200 attended the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for Waynesboro’s newest funeral home: Chavous B. Johnson & Reid Funeral Service. Owner/director Chavous Johnson said he was elated by the support. “I am honored and humbled to see such a great turnout,” he said. “I am looking forward to serving my hometown families in their time of need.”Among […]

Field day set for quail habitat study

Local hunters and landowners who are interested in improving habitat for bobwhite quail will want to attend Wild Quail Restoration Field Day at Di-Lane Wildlife Management Area. The event will occur on Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. with signin and registration packets. The event will end around 2 p.m. Hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the field […]

FCA boys tennis team second in state

Faith Christian Academy’s boys tennis team finished their season with a second place finish in the GICAA State Championship in Jonesboro on April 25. All players from the team advanced to the semi final round. The boys doubles teams of Clay Anderson and Jackson Corbit and Ben Chamberlain and Hunter Via defeated their opponents from Killian Hills in the semi […]

Spartan track team finishes up season

The Edmund Burke Academy track team competed in the state meet April 26-28 in Albany. The Spartans took 11 athletes and three of the 11 finished in the top eight. Sophomore Sally Kate Blackburn finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.2 seconds and sixth in the 300-m hurdles with a time of 53.1. Seniors Nathan Mulling […]

10 Bears selected for the 2017 All-Region baseball team

Burke County had 10 students selected for the 2017 4AAAA Region 3 Baseball All Region Teams last week. This honor is based strictly on stats. All 10 head coaches meet and make these selections as a region to give accolades to the guys that performed at a high level during the season. Those selected include: Bill Knight, Defensive Player of […]

Fire Department incident reports

In the two months beginning March 1, and ending on April 30, the Waynesboro Fire Department responded to 45 incidents. They included one building fire, two confined cooking fires, three passenger vehicle fires, seven brush, grass or rubbish fires, three gas leaks, two downed power lines, seven vehicle accidents, seven public service and assistance calls, five unintentional smoke or fire […]

Bears end season at state playoffs

The Burke County High School Bears ended their season last Saturday at round one of the state playoffs. They won game one on Friday against Hardaway 3-0 but lost game two with a score of 7-0 and in Saturday’s final game, they lost 10-6. Head coach Billy Marchman said that in game one, senior Bill Knight and junior Preston Price […]