Spartan golf team prepares for region

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team finished up the regular season with two nine-hole matches last week. They played at The Harbor Club against Gatewood and at Westlake Country Club against Augusta Prep and Briarwood. At the Harbor Club, the Spartans were led by senior Cole Lewis with a 48; Eason Waters, 49; Preston Taylor, 50; Jordan Giles, 51; and […]

Grand Slam Saturday!

The Burke County Recreation Department hosted its Grand Slam Saturday spring baseball and softball kick-off event at Jonathan Broxton Park on Saturday, March 30. Teams played each other, participated in a Pitch Hit and Run, had Kona Ice and a prize wheel.

Burke County golfers working on short game

A young Bears team continues to gain experience on the golf course. Last week, the boys and girls competed in an away match against Jefferson County, despite not having a full boys team (due to testing obligations) and no competition for the girls. Head coach Wade Marchman says they went to play for the experience and a chance to continue […]

Region play underway for Bears

Last week, the Bears tennis teams spent their time on the court against three extremely tough competitors, and both the boys and girls were defeated in all their matches. First, the Bears hosted Statesboro, and David Skinner, #2 singles, was the only win for Burke County. “We played them to start our season, and I could see a lot of […]

Bears compete for region title

Burke County’s Bears shut out two teams leading up to the last game of the regular season, which just happened to be for the title. The Bears’ varsity baseball team faced Thomson High School in the region championship game on Tuesday, April 2. (Results were not available at press time. See our Facebook page for updates.) Prior to Tuesday’s season […]

Johnson gets region win in Spartan tennis

The Edmund Burke tennis team had an incredibly busy, yet successful week. Before the region tournament on Thursday, the Spartans played a match on both Monday and Tuesday and held a scrimmage against Faith Christian Academy on Wednesday. The team faced its toughest competitors, Brentwood, on Monday in Sandersville. The team was led by senior Blake Johnson, who played both […]

Church News

Lenten Services The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. April 3: Thomas Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Medley of Haven-Munnerlyn United Methodist. April 10: Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist […]


Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency answered 29 fire calls during the week ending March 31. They included one authorized controlled burn, five brush/ grass fires, one fire/smoke alarm, three public service calls, 12 rescues, two woods fires and four unspecified calls. The agency also responded to 119 patients’ calls during the week. Of those, 79 resulted in transports, including […]

Burke girls shine in Jeff Davis invitational

Though their competition plans changed last minute, Burke County’s female tracksters didn’t let that keep them from another first place finish. While the girls and boys teams were both scheduled to compete in the Tiger Invitational on Saturday, the event was cancelled and the girls instead participated in the first ever Jeff Davis Girl’s Invitational in Hazlehurst, earning first place […]