2022-09-07

2022-09-07 E-Edition

Celebrating the grandparent role



There is something magical that takes place when parents turn into grandparents. Director of Burke County Transit Christine Morris is a grandmother to six ranging from 4 – 21 years old. All of the apples of her eye live in Burke and Richmond Counties, allowing for her to engage with them on a regular basis. However, depending on their age, […]

Understanding the county’s jail population



During a called meeting August 30, Sheriff Alfonzo Williams presented the Board of Commissioners with multiple reasons why the county’s detention center is in need of their attention. Williams pointed out that the facility, built more than three decades ago, was not originally designed to house female inmates. However, since the time of construction, the number of females arrested has […]

Keeping kids out of harm’s way



Chief Judge Willie M. Saunders said juvenile cases have increased in severity over the last two decades. Nineteen children caught up in the Augusta Judicial Circuit are awaiting Superior Court hearings for charges such as murder, armed robbery and aggravated child molestation. “When I did this 15-20 years ago, my average criminal case was a criminal trespass, shoplifting and maybe […]

Sen. Warnock campaigns here



During a campaign stop in Waynesboro Thursday, September 1, 53-year-old Senator Raphael Warnock met with several local leaders at the Burke County Office Park. Acting Mayor James Chick Jones, Commissioner Terri Lodge Kelly, Sheriff Alfonzo Williams and State Representative Gloria Frazier spoke during the rally-type gathering. Kelly commended Warnock for his support of small farmers. Williams thanked the Senator for […]

Malcolm Mitchell to visit BCPS

On Friday, September 9, 2022, Burke County Public Schools will welcome Malcolm Mitchell, author and former University of Georgia and New England Patriots football star. Founder of Share the Magic, Mitchell’s passion for sharing the books with others is clear as he interacts with students across the country. In partnership with Burke County Public Schools’ Literacy Project “Reading Today, Thriving […]

Waynesboro native dies in helicopter crash

Waynesboro native and veteran pilot David Stone was killed in a helicopter crash in Kentucky. Stone, the brother of Superior Court Judge Jesse Stone and his helicopter were found Monday in Mammoth Cave National Park. According to news reports, Stone left from an airport in St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 3 around noon en route to Knoxville. After stopping in […]

Burke County Outdoor Climbing Lab

The Burke County Bears are rising to the top with their newly constructed outdoor climbing lab. Recently, Burke County High School, Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Planters EMC worked together to help build a pole climbing station for students. BCHS’s technology instructor, Mark Flowers, orchestrated the pole climbing lab for his students. The additional learning module creates a safe space for […]

Hospital relocates services

After months of construction, Burke Health will begin phase one of its relocation efforts. Experiencing rapid growth, the hospital has experienced limited space. Therefore, relocation of Burke Imaging & Burke Health is underway. The relocation will provide additional internal space for surgical services as both departments begin moving into their new buildings on Dogwood Drive & 4th Street. Although some […]

WHAT’S NEXT

Friday, Sept. 9 The Burke County Library is hosting an outdoor scavenger hunt to include popsicles and more from 3-4:30 p.m.