January 16, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade/march will be held this Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

News

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‘More than words and numbers’

Education is much more than how well you can read or write, or how well you can solve a math problem. It is about finding points of interest and caring for the students and educators within the system. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:

MONDAY: NO SCHOOL  TUESDAY: Hot Ham & Cheese or PB&J Sandwich Choices: Brown Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Okra & Tomatoes, Apple Wedges, Fruit Mallow   More...

Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter to host first ever community forum

Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Local residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...

For The Record

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 83 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 63 resulted in transports, including 39 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Tax office closure

The Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Office staff will be participating in annual training. The office’s regular hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•AN. 7-13

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JAN. 24   The Community Betterment Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Ice Plant on Barron St. Anyone interested in supporting Jones Lake is welcome to join.  SATURDAY, FEB. 9   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pastor Anniversary  First Baptist Church of Gough will hold its 13th Pastoral Anniversary for the Rev. Tracy and Jackie Brown 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The Rev. William B. More...

Special ed teacher arrested for sexual battery

A coach and teacher for the Burke County School System has been arrested and placed on administrative leave following allegations of sexual misconduct.  More...

New animal control ordinance under study

Burke County Commissioners are hammering out the details of a comprehensive animal control ordinance for the county.  Tuesday afternoon, at the first work session on the proposed new law, the panel reviewed the document with Animal Control Offic More...

Law enforcement recruitment at a low

With the climate of the world today, there’s not much wonder why the number of people pursuing first responder positions, especially in law enforcement, is dwindling.  More...

Editorial

DISTRACTIONS, CELL PHONES, CAR CRASHES AND TEENAGERS!

EACH DAY, ELEVEN TEENS DIE AS A RESULT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING!  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  This is my response to an article I enjoyed reading by Mr. Michael N. Searles in the Jan. 2, 2019 issue of The True Citizen.  More...

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Sports

Girls win two, boys drop three

Bears Basketball

The Lady Bears picked up two important wins on the court despite starting the week off with a loss.  More...

Lady Spartans continue winning spree, boys pick up region victory

The Lady Spartans continue to dominate on the basketball court, as evidenced by the addition of two more wins to their record. Overall, the girls are 11-1, with a 3-1 region record.  More...

Latest fishing rules available

Planning on going fishing this year? If so, the new 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide can help, according to a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

Obituaries

Georgia E. Broxton

Keysville, Ga. – Mrs. Georgia E. Broxton, 88, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Augusta University Medical Center. She was born on January 31, 1930, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Howard and Myra Neff. More...

Christopher Lee Lacey

Christopher Lee Lacey, 34, of Hollywood, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The family received friends Saturday, January 12, 2019 in J. More...

Larry Earl Moore

Augusta, GA- Mr. Larry Earl Moore, age 71, entered into eternal rest on January 12, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...