Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter to host first ever community forum

Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Local residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease. “We understand the importance of […]

Dennis Jenkins

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Dennis Jenkins, age 85, entered into eternal rest on January 11, 2019. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Road, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. His loving and devoted family will cherish his memories. Visitation will be held Friday, […]

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 83 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 63 resulted in transports, including 39 to Augusta hospitals. Thirty nine of the transports were determined to be emergencies and 24 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 14 fire calls during the week. They included two brush/grass fires, one camper/RV fire; one outside […]

Tax office closure

The Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Office staff will be participating in annual training. The office’s regular hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as the first and third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon.



Pastor Anniversary First Baptist Church of Gough will hold its 13th Pastoral Anniversary for the Rev. Tracy and Jackie Brown 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The Rev. William B. Blount of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church in Augusta will be guest minister. Dinner will be served. The public is invited. Pastoral Anniversary The Canaan Galilee church family invites you to […]

Girls win two, boys drop three

Bears Basketball

The Lady Bears picked up two important wins on the court despite starting the week off with a loss. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the girls found themselves in a battle against Baldwin, right down to the last minute. Though they took a few six-point leads throughout the game, the Lady Bears weren’t able to push their lead beyond that. With […]

Lady Spartans continue winning spree, boys pick up region victory

The Lady Spartans continue to dominate on the basketball court, as evidenced by the addition of two more wins to their record. Overall, the girls are 11-1, with a 3-1 region record. On Jan. 8, the Lady Spartans handed a 48-30 loss to region foe Thomas Jefferson Academy. Senior Memory Kate Goodin led the effort with 14 points, followed by […]

Latest fishing rules available

Planning on going fishing this year? If so, the new 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide can help, according to a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Any angler that is looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information should begin with this publication,” said Matt Thomas, Chief with […]

New Law Makes Credit Freezes and Thaws Easier – and Free

Credit freezes have been successful in providing consumers with an added sense of security in the fight against identity theft, but many consumers found them costly and cumbersome. Thanks to a new federal law passed last fall, this process has now been simplified and free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are now available to American consumers. Here’s what you […]