2022-11-02 E-Edition


BCHS head coach Parker recovering

Things took a scary turn during Monday’s Burke County game against Wayne County when Bears’ head coach, Eric Parker, collapsed on the sideline in the second quarter. Trainers and medical personnel immediately began to treat Parker. Once stabilized, Parker was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was responsive when placed in the ambulance. According to Burke County Athletic Director, Wade […]

Mincey gets life sentence for Fleming death

The man responsible for the 2019 shooting death of Harry Fleming, Jr. on Savannah Avenue in Waynesboro has been brought to justice. Cyrus Dion Mincey was convicted by a Burke County Jury on October 19. The jury found Mincey guilty of malice murder, felony murder and two firearms charges. Judge John Flythe sentenced him to life in prison without the […]

BCSO makes big bust in Girard

Two Girard men are facing serious charges after the Burke County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotic search warrant at their residence on Claxton Road Wednesday, October 26. Deputies found Joey Mobley in the front yard standing near a car containing seven clear plastic bags of marijuana weighing a total of 42.2 grams. Deputies also found Mobley with a plastic bag […]

Sardis dedicates park to history-making councilwoman

The Sardis Basketball Park was officially named Sunday, October 30 during a ceremony to dedicate it to Annie Fluellen, the first African American woman to serve on the Sardis City Council. Serving three terms, 1990-1995, Annie was also diligent about serving on special committees involving the city and Burke County. She served on the Sardis Development Authority in 1989. She […]

Archway shouts out for public input

The Archway Partnership is asking for more community input as focus groups struggle to understand what the residents need. Community leaders and some residents are meeting in focus groups, addressing the issues of housing, workforce development and intergovernmental communication. However, approximately half way through the second year and $140,000 into the partnership, little is happening beyond brainstorming. “The problem is, […]

Foreign crisis after the Cold War

In honor of Veterans Day, this is part 2 of a 3- part series on the confl ict in Iraq, containing interviews with two local men who served. Christopher Jones and Gregory Fitzgerald Robinson are two Burke County men who served with the military in Iraq. Jones entered the U.S. Marine Corps through the delayed entry program in 1984, after […]

Making history

As always, the community showed up to support D.O.O.R. 2022 marks the most money raised in Celebrity Waiter Night history with a whopping $18,365, including the largest single top in history at $1,250!

BOC refuses to stop talking trash

The Board of Commissioners may be inching toward a decision on how to manage the County’s solid waste. The panel met Tuesday, October 25 during a work session to address the issue once again. County Manager Merv Waldrop presented the board with a comparison of the proposals the County received earlier this year. However, Brad Bowman, vice-president of Atlantic Waste […]

Cycling event returns to burke county

The Bird Dog100 Gravel Cycling Event returns to Burke County for its second year on Saturday, November 5th. The event, coordinated by Cycling Quests, begins Friday night with registration and prerace activities at First Liberty Market, in downtown Waynesboro. The race will be held on Saturday beginning at Liberty Market and participants will then cycle throughout the county. This year’s […]