2018-04-04

Spartan teams finish in top five at track meet




Edmund Burke Academy’s track team competed on Wednesday, March 28, against stiff competition at Augusta Preparatory Day School. Several Spartans made remarkable finishes, and overall, the boys team finished in third place and the girls took fourth. Senior Ashley Clark placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 23 seconds. Freshman Carson Woods finished fifth in […]

Burke County announces honor roll students for the third nine weeks



The Burke County Public School System has released the names of honor roll students for the third nine weeks. Students named to the honor roll include: BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S LIST 12th grade: MaKajia Anthony, Devon Bowers, Analise Breckenridge, Jessica Burrow, Justin Colebrooke, Tri’anna Cooper, Hollie Crook, Christopher Egan, Jalen Evans, Benjamin Farrow, Dawson Fields, Mallory Flowers, Elijah Franklin, […]

Local teams finish well in tourneys



The Burke County Pride and Lady Pride travel basketball teams performed well in recent tournaments, with the boys teams most recently winning the USBA Magic Show in Statesboro. The middle schoolers also played in the St. Patrick’s Day Shootout held in Grovetown. The team consists of, from left, front row: Danielle McClendon, Corniyah Free, Shaniyah Lawson, Destinee Smith, Brooke Jordan, […]

BEAR BASEBALL



The Burke County High School varsity baseball team will celebrate Senior Night on Monday, April 9, beginning at 5 p.m. During the game, which is against Lincoln County, there will be face painting and the Bear mascot will make rounds greeting the crowd. Following the game, recreation department players will join the Bears for an activity on the field. Last […]

Liles sinks hole- in-one



On Thursday, March 15, an Edmund Burke Academy senior Grant Liles made a hole-in-one in a match against Briarwood Academy at Bellmead Country Club. The hole was a 265-yard par four, and Liles used a driver.

Spartan tennis team struggles on the court




On Tuesday, March 27, the Spartan tennis team hosted the Frederica Academy Knights and managed only a few wins in the matchup. Senior Hunter Woods, in the #3 singles spot, defeated his opponent in a close match of 8-5. Senior Ashley Clark and freshman Andrew Meeks, the Spartans #1 doubles team, fought hard to win their first match 8-5 and […]

New technology comes to Waynesboro farm




For the first time in Georgia, a new technology is being introduced to Hart farms in Waynesboro in order to optimize agriculture. Connecterra and TensorFlow have paired together to come out with a collar made especially for cows to wear to track their movement, feeding and breeding habits. Farmer Richard Hart says “This is very important because if you ask […]

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•MARCH 19-25



Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills



The October 2017 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the March, 29, 2018 session. Murray Cates: theft by taking. Marquis Tyrell Staten: burglary in the first degree. Jareem Rader Lamont Heath: Burglary in the first degree. Jonathan Charles Pye: possession of cocaine; possession of methamphetamine. James Craig Cook: possession of methamphetamine. Fred Houstan Mobley: possession […]

DOT meeting for Sardis bridge replacements next week




Construction has begun on a 19-mile stretch of State Highway 23 in Burke County. ATC Site Construction began patching activities on the $3.9 million project Tuesday. According to Kyle Collins, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation, the total project should be complete in two to three months, weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes, if possible, because […]