November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Marchman makes Bears golf history, goes with Presbyterian

Samford, Wofford, Oglethorpe and Berry were all in the running.  But when Rylie Marchman put pen to paper last week on her national letter of intent with Presbyterian College, she knew she'd made the right choice for her collegiate golf career. More...

News

50 years and ... finally

Vietnam Vets recognized at Hall of Honor unveiling

On the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War, Georgia veterans of that conflict are receiving official recognition for their service. More...

SGA announces winners of math competition

SGA Elementary School students recently competed in a Math Mania event. All students had the opportunity to participate in their grade level. More...

Burke County students attend medical congress

Burke County High School sophomores Lane Corum and Logan Moore attended the three-day Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. More...

For The Record

Grant to help offer defendants more services

Defendants in Burke County may receive more than legal help when they are represented by attorneys with the Augusta Circuit Public Defender office. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Bone Yard  More...

REPORT NOV. 23

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. More...

Obituaries

Caroline Fulghum Oglesby

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announce the death of Mrs. Caroline Fulghum Oglesby, age 86, of Swainsboro, Ga., on Friday, November 13, 2015. at her home.  Funeral services were Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Thomas Christopher “Chris” McMaugh

September 9, 1965 - November 10, 2015

Thomas Christopher “Chris” McMaugh, 50, of Ranger, Ga. went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family November 10, 2015 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Rome, Ga. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Mills Grove Mills Grove will hold the final service of its Three-Night Harvest Revival, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18. Guest minister is Rev. Frank Bedford. Mills Grove will hold a Harvest Program, 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. Palmer Grove More...

CAUGHT

Jailer busted for drugs, contraband

A Burke County jailer has been arrested for providing contraband to inmates.  Correctional Officer Christopher Kittrell of Waynesboro was put on the other side of the bars last Wednesday night following an “employee search” in the in More...

Burke County among leaders in grad rate

The Burke County School system is now the envy of many, boasting a 2015 graduation rate high enough to earn a ranking of 9th overall in state.  More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history} 10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 23, 2005 State Court Judge Jerry M. Daniel signed a court order announcing his intention to begin a special problem-solving DUI/ Drug Court for the county. More...

FAMILIES, MINE AND YOURS

(reprinted from 2010)   Just admit it, you have relatives.  You have kinfolk.  You weren’t hatched, you were born, and by that very fact you have to have at least a few people on the planet who you are kin to, no matter how much More...

THE POWER OF 'F' WORDS

There are thousands of words in the English language that begin with the letter F. Some of the words are positive, some are negative, and some are neutral. In school, an F represents a failing grade. More...

Sports

Bears’ season ends at state

The Burke County Bears (7-4) succumbed to West Laurens (8-3) on Friday night in round one of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The Bears scored early in the first but couldn’t hold back the Raiders from moving ahead in the game. More...

FCA honors cross country runners

Faith Christian Academy recognized nearly three dozen students athletes who participated in cross country this fall. More...

Bears listed on 3-AAAA all region team

The Burke County Bears had 12 players listed on the all-region team for Region 3-AAAA, which was released this past week. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, NOV. 20   A Turkey Shoot will be hosted by Gough Baptist Church, 6 p.m. at Mobley’s Farm on Drone Road in Gough. The turkey shoot will continue, Saturday, Nov. 21, beginning at 6 p.m.  SATURDAY, NOV. 21   More...

Legals

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