Bears claw their way to victory over the Knights

If you were in the Bear Den last Friday night, you might say it looked like déjà vu, all over again. Burke County squared off against the Evans Knights (Region 3-AAAAAA) in the two schools’ first ever meeting, but outside of the new opponent, the game largely resembled that of the previous week. The Bears moved the ball at will […]


Growing up in a Christian home and attending church regularly, I heard people talk about their faith in Jesus all the time. But as I grew up and went off to college, I realized I needed to have some reasons for my beliefs. The warm fuzzy feelings and family tradition wouldn’t be enough to sustain me out in the real […]

Antonio Bonner

Walnut Creek, California- Mr. Antonio Bonner, age 50, entered into eternal rest on September 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Beech Branch Baptist Church, 7586 Hwy 24 South, Sardis, GA. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. His loving and devoted family will cherish his memories. Visitation for family and friends […]

Burke County EMA report

The burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 96 patients’ calls during the week ending Sept. 16. Of those, 65 were transported, including 36 to Augusta hospitals. 31 of the calls were determined to be emergencies and 34 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 17 fire calls during the week. They included; two brush/grass fires, six rescues, one power line […]


State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of August in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in one injury and no deaths. SFC Lacienski said troopers from Post 21 also issued 82 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes […]


AGENCIES BCSO: Burke County Sheriff’s Office;WPD: Waynesboro Police Department;GSP: Georgia State Patrol;MPD: Midville Police Department;SPD: Sardis Police Department;DOC: Department of Corrections


One-night Revival Fielding Spring Missionary Baptist Church will hold its one-night revival 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Guest minister will be the Rev. Cathy Patterson of Mt. Harris Missionary Baptist Church of Aiken, S.C. The public is invited. Fall Revival Phillip Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Revival 7 p.m. Sept. 19, with the Rev. Norris Rouse and […]

Single lane closure in Hephzibah

The Augusta- Richmond County area will soon receive pavement preservation on three route sections. According to Kyle Collins, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation, Wall Asphalt Services Inc. will begin crack sealing State Route (SR) 88 today (Wednesday, Sept. 19) from near the Burke County line at Goolsby and Council roads all the way through to SR 121/Peach […]

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Brenau University Two local students were named to the merit list at Brenau University for summer 2018 semester. Those receiving the recognition were Melinda McLeod of Louisville who is an organizational leadership major in the class of 2020 and Paul Richardson of Hephzibah, a business major set to graduate in 2019. Georgia College Two local students were recently awarded degrees […]