January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Public schools to implement new healthcare technology

Burke County Public Schools are rolling out a new program that'll make managing healthcare information more efficient and communication between nurses and parents easier.  While they're still uploading information and working out the kinks that More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Senator Jesse Stone, District 23

Today as we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. let us forever keep his words in our hearts.  The time is always right to do what is right.-Martin Luther King Jr.  More...

Scenes from On POINT

Birddogs didn’t have to beg for attention last Saturday. They were the main attraction at Di-Lane Plantation, where the annual On POINT event was hosted by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Field Trial Association. More...

Sports

Spartans finish the week 1-2

The Spartans faced two region opponents and one nonregion opponent this past week, opening up play after the Christmas break.  More...

Lady Spartans unable to clench region win

The Lady Spartans leaped right into region play, hosting two region opponents and one non-region opponent this past week. The Frederica Academy Lady Knights came to town on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to open the region schedule for the Lady Spartans. More...

Bears drop region game to Baldwin, bounce back against Cross Creek

The Burke County Bears (7-6, 2-2) had a tight region game last Tuesday, Jan. 9, against Baldwin (13-5, 4-0). They lost 76-68. On Friday night, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Edith Marie Shubert

Ms. Edith Marie Shubert, 93, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church, 508 McCullough Church Road, Waynesboro. More...

Eddie Wells

Well known local plumber Eddie Wells died at his home Monday, January 15.  Born on October 15, 1938, he moved to Burke County and began practicing his profession in 1984. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margie Wells.  More...

Woodrow Givens, Jr.

Mr. Woodrow Givens, Jr. of Girard, age 78, entered into eternal rest on January 13, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Givens Grove Baptist Church, 1132 Givens Church Road, Girard, GA. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Impact of flu epidemic felt here

As flu activity continues to increase across the United States, the effects have been felt greatly here locally.  Just last Friday, Faith Christian Academy was forced to shut its doors due to an influenza outbreak.  More...

Jones Lake residents revamping Community Betterment Council

Marvin Saxon spent many quiet mornings listening to the lazy movement of water, admiring the sunlight as it broke through puffy patches of fog. Jones Lake was his sanctuary, and he considered its maintenance his civic duty.  More...

Editorial

Strictly Personal

One hot day in the summer of 1962, I pulled in to the old Dairy Queen, then located on North Liberty Street. I was driving my mother's 1958 Plymouth station wagon. She hated that car from the time she got it. (She correctly thought it was stodgy). More...

PARENTS BEWARE

The Internet has significant potential for providing our young people with access to educational and other important information. More...

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BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS-JAN. 1-7

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Man caught with marijuana, MDMA near school zone

The Burke County Sheriff's Office has charged another suspected drug dealer, this time near a drug-free school zone.  Gregore Andrew Gordon, 31, was arrested last Friday, Jan. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 107 patients' calls the week of January 8 - 14. Eighty three of the calls resulted in transports, 8including 45 to Augusta hospitals and one to the Emanuel County Hospital. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

One Night with The King  Neely Grove C.M.E. Church, 1051 Herman Lodge Blvd., will host “One Night with the King” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. More...

People

A different kind of dough

First National Bank employees baked more than 50 dozen cookies to support Wimberly House Ministries. More...

FCA Students of the Month

Several students at Faith Christian Academy were recently recognized as the Planters Electric Students of the Month for the month of December. These students were chosen because they demonstrated the trait of encouragement.  More...

Rotary Club

Waynesboro Rotary Club President Wes Brown is shown here with visiting District Governor Hamsa Thota of St. Simons. Brown said, "We were honored to have District Gov. Hamsa Thota as our guest on Tuesday, Jan. 9. More...