2019-09-25 E-Edition


When Burke County faced the Wilkinson County Warriors two weeks ago for their first home game of the season, the Bears’ longtime stadium announcer, Earl Huddleston, welcomed fans to the “new and improved” Bear Den. It was an apt description as those in attendance had their first opportunity to see firsthand the newly renovated stadium. The roughly six month and […]


Another year brought another successful fundraiser for the Center for New Beginnings. More than 100 runners and walkers of all ages came out on Saturday morning to participate in the 12th annual Bird Dog Breakaway, helping to raise approximately $14,600 for the nonprofit organization that dedicates its services to children with special needs. More than 30 sponsors dug into their […]

Plans readied for 2020 Census

“The Census is coming. The Census is coming,” county commission chair Terri Lodge Kelly said from behind the podium, ringing a small bell. While the gesture garnered a few laughs, it got everyone’s attention, which is the goal of the Complete Count Committee. The group met last week with LaCount A. Bly Jr., partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, […]

Family’s puppy attacked, killed by strays

A Burke County family’s new puppy is dead after being attacked by two dogs on Susie Bailey Road Saturday. The six month old Dachshund, named Minnie, was attacked by two mixed bull dogs when the puppy was walking on a leash with a family member. According to Burke County Animal Services Director Chaddrick Parrish, it was first believed the attacking […]

Burke Medical Color Run is Oct. 5

Each color represents a story. A life. A death. A fight. On Oct. 5, Burke Medical Center is bringing them all together in a Color Run event to help combat cancer and bring awareness for a disease that seems to have touched everyone in some way. The second annual Cancer Awareness Color Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the […]

EBA Planters Students of the Month

Several Edmund Burke Academy students were chosen as Planters Students of the Month for the month of September. Students receiving the special recognition were, from left, front row: Blain Broxton, Mackie Sylvester and John Luke Chance; and back row: Jaxson McKenzie, Mailyn McGill, Ivin Huskey and Layla Bowers.


It absolutely is for some. For starters, you have to be personally clear on what you are okay with and what you are not. Boundaries are those imaginary lines you draw for yourself that protect you. It’s all about caring for your own well-being. Setting boundaries is important because it contributes to our mental, emotional and physical health. The consequences […]

What’s Next?

QUILTS OF VALOR The Bird Dog Quilters are busy working on their Quilts of Valor project in which they present handmade quilts to veterans. They need the public’s help in locating veterans here in Burke County as well as surrounding areas. Contact Nina Springer at 706.871.2146 if you are or know of a veteran who would be interested in receiving […]

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