Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 90 patients’ calls during the week ending October 14, 2018. Of those, 65 were transported, including 41 to Augusta hospitals. Forty six of the transports were determined to be emergencies and 19 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 37 fire calls during the week. They included; one brush/grass fire, one fire/smoke alarm, […]

Bears continue to knock down competition

After defeating the Academy of Richmond County (ARC) last Friday 32-7, the Burke County Bears find themselves in a mustwin situation this week against Baldwin County if they intend to bring home their seventh region title under head coach Eric Parker. The Bears and the Braves are tied for the Region 3-AAAA lead at 2-0 heading into their contest this […]


Years ago a man who had difficulty believing that God created the universe stopped by my brother’s office for a visit. As he was sitting there, he noticed his new electric typewriter. After typing a few lines and watching the little ball swirl around and identify the letters of the alphabet that he wanted, he asked, “Where did this amazing […]

Church Listings

Bell Grove Baptist Church 1970 Hwy. 25 South, Waynesboro, GA Sunday School begins 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at 11:30 every fourth Sunday. Pastor Inman Godbee 706-793-0283 Arwillo W. Scott – 706-437-0056 Bethel Baptist Church Bethel Baptist is located off Hwy. 24 in Alexander. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. evening services at 6 […]

Church News

Revival Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2447 Hwy. 23 S, Waynesboro will continue its revival 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 17. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Daryl Barnes, pastor of the William Grove Church. The public is invited. Revival Jerusalem Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Drive, continues its revival 7:30 p.m. nightly through Oct. 18. Guest speaker for the week will […]

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly, presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to the Burke County Courthouse. The list of jurors includes Timothy Earl Fuller, Hephzibah; Donnie Herbert Campbell, Blythe; Wanda Ingram Thomas, Blythe; Erica Whitney Deriso, Waynesboro; Chelsea E. […]

Ronald “Ronnie” T. Brown

Ronald “Ronnie” T. Brown, 67, entered into rest October 9, 2018. He was born in Norfolk, VA, grew up in Burke County, and lived in Augusta until he moved to Jenkins County in 2010. He was a 1969 graduate of SGA. Ronnie retired from International Paper after 44 years. He is survived by a son, Ronald Errick Brown of Augusta; […]


Memorial service for Jeanette Anfield-Lewis is Saturday

The life and legacy of Jeanette Anfield-Lewis – a lady for all times: a sister, wife, mother of children (both personal and in the community) child development caretaker, a politician and a very caring neighbor. She had a natural love for people. She always had a concern for her fellowmen that inspired them to embrace her skills and become empowered […]

Spartans maul the Jags in 42-0 Homecoming victory

There’s nothing quite like defeating an old rival, especially when it’s Homecoming night and the opponent never even makes it into the end zone. That’s exactly what happened Friday night for the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans as they shut down the Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy, 42-0, and upped their region record to 2-0. While Edmund Burke played really well […]