Help neighbors in need this winter by donating to HEAT

During the winter, many of us enjoy the comfort of a warm, cozy home. But thousands of low-income Georgians, including the elderly and disabled, often must choose between staying warm and buying food or paying for medication. As a result, many suffer from the cold weather because they are unable to pay their heating bills. To help with this problem, […]

REMOP to begin sampling in Burke County

The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory’s (SREL) Radionuclide Education, Monitoring and Outreach Project, known as REMOP, is starting the sampling phase of the project in Burke County. Megan Winzeler, the program’s coordinator, said the project is seeking individuals to donate meat that was farm raised or harvested from animals in the county. They also need vegetables that were […]

Georgia Power urges caution during storm

Company spokesperson Meredith Ann Stone said this week that as Hurricane Michael tracks towards the Gulf Coast, Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm, adjusting plans for response and coordinating with emergency partners, including the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. Stone added that the utility advises customers to keep safety first during severe weather and offers […]

Bears dominate on Homecoming night

One game into Region 3-AAAA play and the Burke County Bears are right where they need to be after defeating Cross Creek last Friday 41-7 in front of a standing-room only Homecoming crowd in the Bear Den. “We got off to a good start,” head coach Eric Parker said, “We’re playing better now than we were back in the beginning […]

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

The April 2018 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the October 4 session. Desmond Reshun Hughes: Possession of cocaine; possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Alfred Heath: Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act (2 counts); possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Alajuwon Rashid Chance: Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention […]

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 83 patients’ calls during the week ending October 7. Of those, 56 were transported, including 38 to Augusta hospitals and three to other out-of-county hospitals. Twenty eight of the calls were determined to be emergencies and 28 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 21 fire calls during the week. They included; three […]


Jurors drawn for Superior Court


Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, October 15 to the Burke County Courthouse. The updated jury telephone number is (762) 225-6500. The jury list includes: Johnny K. Jenkins, Waynesboro; Jazmon Curtasia Bell, Waynesboro; Lakeith Jamal Abrams, Waynesboro; […]

Edmund Burke Homecoming Court 2018

Edmund Burke Academy is in the midst of celebrating its annual Homecoming week, and several ladies from each high school class will serve on this year’s Homecoming Court. Pictured are, from left, standing: junior Gracy Mulling, sophomore Claudia Eastmead, freshmen Caroline Gunter and Alaina Boulineau, sophomore Malana Williams and junior Bailey Jones, and sitting: seniors Sally Kate Blackburn, Marley Knight […]


Three-night Fall Revival Summerstand Outreach will hold its threenight fall revival 7:30 p.m. nightly, Oct. 10-12. Evangelist John Hobbs of Augusta will be guest speaker. The public is invited. 52nd Youth Ministry Anniversary Phillip Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 52nd Youth Ministry Anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Special guests will be the Rev. Joseph Taylor and the Youth […]