January 18, 2012 RSS feed / News

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2011 term of Superior Court criminal/ civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. More...

Local teachers selected for Golden Apple Award

Three Burke County teachers will be featured on television next Tuesday.  They were surprised at their schools last week when WJBF News Anchor Brad Means came to tell them they were selected for News Channel 16’s Golden Apple Awards.  More...

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Commissioners approve contract with Old Fella

County officials gave the go-ahead for a contract that will continue financial support for Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue’s spay and neuter program.  Through the agreement, the county will pay $5,000 toward spay and neuter services t More...

History-making mayor hails from Burke

Savannah’s first female and first black mayor has Burke County roots. Newly elected Edna Branch Jackson was sworn into office surrounded by her Burke County family. More...

Horses, dogs and doctors

A local physician has been honored for her dedication to the field trial tradition. Dr. More...

Department of Labor hosts “Surviving a Layoff ” online chat

Workers who want help coping with a layoff can log on to an online chat next week to learn some tips from the Georgia Department of Labor.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the Georgia DOL will host Surviving a Layoff on Wednesday, Jan. More...

GEORGIA FIELD TRIAL ASSOCIATION 2012 STAKES

Scenes from the Georgia Derby Championship, Georgia Quail Championship, Georgia Derby Classic and Georgia Open Shooting Dog Championship
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Hall of Fame

Inductee has long history at Burke County field trials

It was 1967 when George Tracy first came to run his bird dogs in the professional field trials in Burke County.  The Glennville, Penn. boy was just 22 years old, but he’d been running in professional stakes for more than a decade. More...

Burke FSA office to remain open

A restructuring plan that calls for closing 259 USDA offices across the United States will spare Burke County.  United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced last week his agency’s plan, The Blueprint for Stronger Service, w More...

Crockett, Jenkins retain leadership of boards

County commissioners and board of education members tapped Wayne Crockett and Johnny Jenkins once again for leadership through the coming year.  More...