Fall Revival Phillip Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Revival 7 p.m. Sept. 12, with the Rev. Leroy Jordan and the Bark Camp Baptist Church family; Sept. 19, with the Rev. Norris Rouse and Cumming Grove Baptist Church family; and Sept. 26, with the Rev. John Harmon and Johnson Grove Baptist Church family. The public is invited. Fall […]

Spartans suffer heartbreaking loss

Edmund Burke Academy dropped to 1-2 last Friday following a 28-21 loss to Terrell Academy. Quarterback Eason Waters, who was chosen as the Player of the Game, scored all three Spartan touchdowns, gaining 191 yards on 12 carries. Collier Smith had 49 yards on 9 carries; Trent Harris, 15 yards on 5 carries; and Mason Boswell, 12 yards on 4 […]

Netters have big week

The Burke County High School Netters (6-2) played four matches last week, winning three. They defeated Butler at home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, scoring 25-13 and 25-11. On Thursday, Sept. 6, in a tri-match, they defeated Appling County, scoring 25-17 and 25-17. They lost in the match against Statesboro, with scores of 13-25 and 8-25. On Saturday, Sept. 8, they […]

Bears whup Warriors

Having started the season 0-2 and on a night with Burke County’s two leading rushers out with injuries, one might question if a young Bears’ team would show up ready to play last Friday against Wilkinson County. Those questions were put to rest, however, when senior Devin Wilson took the opening kickoff on his own 12-yard line and ran it […]


The April 2018 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the September 6, 2018 session. James Louis Crews: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana less than one ounce. Kevin Matthew Findley: Child molestation (2 counts). Bobbie Lequetta Brown: Aggravated assault. Melissa Ellison: Robbery (2 counts); battery – family violence. Mercedes Montrel Carpenter: […]

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 97 patients’ calls the week ending Sept. 9. Sixty-five of the calls resulted in transports, including 38 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. Twenty-nine of the calls were determined to be emergencies and 36 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 15 fire calls during the week. They […]

Mattie Lee Mells

Waynesboro, GA- Mrs. Mattie Lee Mells, age 84, entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2018. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 2173 Davis Bennett Road, Midville, GA. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Her loving and devoted family and friends will cherish her memories. Visitation for family […]

Willie Inmon “Bud” Graham

Millen, GA- Mr. Willie Inmon “Bud” Graham, age 58, entered into eternal rest on September 7, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 2173 Davis Bennett Road, Midville, GA. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. His loving and devoted family and friends will cherish his memories. Visitation for […]

Fall Ball Kickoff is Saturday

It’s time to kickoff fall sports season! The Burke County Recreation Department is hosting a Fall Ball Kickoff this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to commemorate the opening seasons of baseball, football, soccer and cheerleading. This event is open to all fall sports participants, their families and team sponsors. There will be inflatables, face painting, autographs […]