February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Photographs sought for Salute to Agriculture

The True Citizen is collecting photographs for a "Salute to Agriculture." The two-section keepsake edition will be published in late March and will include a number of feature stories about Burke County agriculture – from the farmers who are br More...

News

A trilogy

Education, music and marketing help Burke County grad find success

Marketing plus teaching and music equals opportunity; at least that is the case for BCHS class of 2001 graduate Kimberly Frazier Gunn. More...

African American Heritage Awards

The 89th African American History Month Observance and African American Heritage Awards Program were held February 21 with the theme, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The event is sponsored by the Burke County Improvement A More...

Burke County author headlines Western magazine

The writings of local historian and True Citizen columnist Michael “Cowboy Mike” Searles are featured in the February 2015 edition of Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine. More...

Sports

Bears come out swinging to open season

The Bears hit the baseball diamond last week to tally wins over two Augusta schools. Burke County High School’s baseball team opened the season by defeating Aquinas and Richmond Academy. More...

FCA EAGLES BASKETBALL

Faith Christian Academy finished up its second season of basketball this month, picking up momentum on the court by playing other area junior varsity and middle school teams. More...

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS

The middle school boys team, which included 11 players in 6th-9th grades, won six of their seven games this season. They defeated Community Christian, David Emanuel, and Bulloch Academy. More...

Obituaries

Susan Kay Estill Hargrove

Susan Kay Estill Hargrove, 60, wife of William Clifford “Cliff” Hargrove III, entered into rest Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. More...

Billy Stone

Mr. Billy Stone of Waynesboro died on Monday, February 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Church Road, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Donald “Don” Self

Donald “Don” Self of Hephzibah, 73, entered into rest Monday, February 23, 2015 at Burke Medical Center following a long illness. He was born in Richmond County on February 27, 1941 to the late Marion R. Self and Kathryn Self. More...

Breaking News - 1:44 PM

STATEMENT FROM BCSO - Free Access

Murder at BFE Bar and Grill

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 28, 2015Murder Investigation Burke County, Ga. More...

CAUGHT AGAIN

Football coach named in theft

A Mr. Golf Carts employee laid the trap. But he didn’t know it would catch a Burke County coach. More...

Guilty verdict in 2011 rape case

It took a Burke County jury less than 45 minutes to find Darrell Williams guilty of the 2011 rape of a 16 year-old Blythe girl. More...

Editorial

ODDS ARE

I was watching the only TV show that I make weekly time for. I’m not much for the “ vast wasteland’’ that television was once described as. More...

AND THE AWARD GOES TO…

I caught parts of the Academy Awards last night but finally went to bed after the 300th minor award went to people I knew not; after hearing the 300th line of the host fall flat; after hearing the 300th, “I want to thank the Academy;” and More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 2, 20005 Waynesboro Primary School Principal Linda Bailey was selected to replace retiring Burke County School Superintendent Doug Day. She had been with the school system for 23 years and was the 1987 Teacher of the Year. More...

For The Record

BODY MIX-UP

Rep. Frazier pushes to reopen Augusta crime lab

She believes it is a symptom of a much larger problem. State Rep. Gloria Frazier (DHephzibah) wants to reopen the GBI forensic lab in Augusta following a recent body mix-up that resulted in a Burke County family burying the wrong person. More...

3 KIDS INSIDE

Man jailed for shooting at car carrying children

A Hephzibah man has been arrested for firing at a car that had three children in it. Rickey Houston, 22, remains in the Burke County Jail on six charges of aggravated assault. His bond was set at $173,400. More...

From the Blotter

FAMILY DISCOUNT More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW A Black Youth Heritage Expo is open at Boggs Rural Life Center in Keysville through Feb. 28. The expo is open to the public, noon-7 p.m. on Feb. 26, 27 and 28. Field trips will be accepted by appointment throughout the week. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. Feb. 25: Neely Grove C.M.E. More...

Legals

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