Lady Spartans defeat TJA in season opener

The Lady Spartans, coached by Larry Keller and assisted by Ashleigh Jaquess, began their season on Nov. 17. Coming off a winning season with a record of 13-11, the Lady Spartans hoped to continue to be successful this season. The Lady Spartans played Thomas Jefferson Lady Jaguars for their season-opener. The Lady Spartans struggled to make baskets in the first […]

Book It!

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, students of Waynesboro Primary School and their principal, Sam Adkins, participated in the “Book It! Principal’s Challenge.” Adkins was seated on hay bales all day long as students joined him in a trailer to hear him read a story. The mission of Book It! is to encourage reading in schools nationwide and to foster a desire […]

4-H Wildlife Team headed to nationals

On Oct. 21, a group of Burke County 4-H’ers competed in the State 4-H Wildlife Judging contest in Hampton. In the months leading up to the contest, the junior and senior teams were coached by Dr. Dee McKinney and Buck Marchington. The 4-H’ers were trained in wildlife ID, wildlife management practices, general wildlife knowledge and aerial photo interpretation. They were […]


Editor: As we all enter “The Week Of Thanksgiving” I can’t give sufficient or enough “Thanks” to all those who helped me on Wednesday night, November 15, 2017 when I was involved in a one vehicle accident on Highway 80 North about 7 miles outside of Waynesboro. Approximately 10 private citizens stopped to offer assistance and to make sure I […]


Harvest Revival Mills Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Harvest Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly, Nov. 20-22. Guest ministers for the week will include: (Mon.) the Rev. Hayward Dock of Mt. Sinai; (Tues.) Eunice Dock of New Creation; (Wed.) the Rev. John Saunders of Tabernacle. Mills Grove will celebrate its Harvest Day 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. The Rev. Clinton […]

Bears win round two of state

The Burke County Bears (12-0) defeated the Cairo Syrupmakers 41-23 in round two of the State AAAA Playoffs Friday night in Burke County. It was a brisk night at Bear Den, but fans filled the stands. The Bears received the ball, and began a drive with four first downs and 46 yards, 21 in the air. They made it all […]

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The April 2017 Term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during the Oct. 26, 2017 session with Judge Daniel J. Craig, presiding:  Micahel Lawerence Beasley Jr.: fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, a felony; possession of methamphetamine, a felony; driving while license is suspended, a misdemeanor; obstruction of a law enforcement officer, a […]

State Patrol urges caution during holiday travels

The Georgia State Patrol says it is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holidays. This year’s travel period is 102 hours long and begins at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 22, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 26. In 2016, during a similar travel period, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 648 traffic crashes that resulted in 347 injuries […]

MACEC celebrates eight years

The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee (MACEC) recently celebrated its eighth anniversary in Magnolia Gardens. “It certainly was a pleasure for Mayor Greg Carswell to attend and support this occasion. The MACEC appreciates the time the mayor gave to the children, allowing them to ask him questions. He encouraged them to do good in school and to keep up their […]

Spartans clench win against Jaguars

The Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy, led by second year head coach Chance Cofield, began their season this past week hoping to improve from their previous season record of 7-15. The Spartans faced the Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy for their season opener on Friday, Nov. 17. Although the Jaguars came out with a very strong start, the Spartans stayed […]