May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting for primary begins

Early voting for the May 24 General Primary started Monday morning and, according to elections officials, business is steady. More...

News

CHAMBER EXPO

The Burke Chamber of Commerce held its annual Expo last week. This year the event, which was beach themed, helped connect citizens with the best of local businesses. More...

HOPE CURES

Scenes from Relay for Life
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200+ families get free food at QNB&T event

More than 200 local families shared more than 10,000 pounds of free food at the Waynesboro Manna Event Saturday, April 30. More...

For The Record

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The April 2016 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during the April 26, 2016 session with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr., presiding: More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

More Scams A Waynesboro woman reported that she received a letter from a credit union saying she owed over $8,000 in unpaid loans. She said she had no loans with the credit union, and deputies described the incident as possible identity fraud. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Apr. 25-May 1

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Obituaries

Merilyn M. Golden

Mrs. Merilyn M. Golden of Waynesboro, 91 passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Mrs. Golden was a native and longtime resident of Augusta. More...

Alzada "Jake" Kelly

Mrs. Alzada "Jake" Kelly of Midville, Ga., 92, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Bethany Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Bark Camp Baptist Church in Midville. More...

Willie J. Berrian

Mr. Willie J. Berrian of Waynesboro, Ga., 76, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Augusta University Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4820 Hwy. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTIONWhile The True Citizenseeks to avoid any error, itshall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund thecost of the advertisement or torerun the advertisement at thecustomer’s election. More...

County finalizes SPLOST projects

A $6 million emergency operations center and joint 911 center top the list of projects approved by the Burke County Commission for the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). More...

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION

New Option for Vulnerable Citizens

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 60% of persons with dementia will wander at some point during their life and 50 percent of those wanderers will suffer serious injury or death if not found within 24 hours. More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history} 10 YEARS AGO – MAY 10, 2006 More...

HER DAY

Daddy wasn’t looking for Mama the day he walked into the telephone office where she was working as an operator. More...

A HOUSE DIVIDED

On June 16, 1858 Abraham Lincoln gave his “House Divided Speech” in the Springfield, Illinois Statehouse for the Republican State Convention. More...

Sports

EBA Spartans honor Senior baseball players and statistician

The Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy wrapped up their home game season on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 with a game against region rival, the Frederica Academy Knights of St. Simons Island, Georgia. More...

Four Spartans compete in State Track meet in Albany

Four students from Edmund Burke Academy recently traveled to Albany State University to compete in the GISA State Track Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium. The competition was held April 28-30th. More...

EBA Middle School Baseball Team complete an impressive 12-2 winning 2016 season

The thirteen middle school baseball players of Edmund Burke Academy proved to themselves and their coaches that they had what it took to have a successful baseball season. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, MAY 6 The Burke County Farm- To-School Program will hold their Farmer’s Market, now bi-monthly, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the BCHS Greenhouse parking lot. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont Ladies Bible Study The ladies at Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its weekly Bible study on Thursday nights through June 9 at 6 p.m. This will be week two of the 7-week series entitled Seamless by Angie Smith. More...

School News

2017 EBA Student Council Officers Inducted

The new slate of EBA Student Council Officers was recently inducted for the coming school year. More...