September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

16 WEEKS & STILL NO CLUE

Search continues for missing man

Close to four months have passed, and deputies are no closer to figuring out what happened to Simon Powell. The 63-year-old logger has been missing since early June and the only evidence to surface has been his burned truck. More...

News

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ brings full house

More than 250 turned out last week for the stage production of “Driving Miss Daisy.” “You couldn’t get better quality acting,” said Dr. Lavont Steele, who just moved to the Burke County area. More...

Wimberly Hosts Meet the Judge Event

On Saturday, Chief Magistrate Court Judge candidate Sterling Wimberly, center, hosted Meet the Judge, an event for residents to engage in a fun afternoon with the candidate. More...

Prostate Cancer impacts a high percentage of the male population, especially African-Americans

There is a relatively quiet health crisis in America that has flown below the national radar for decades and it disproportionately affects African-American men more than any other group. More...

Sports

FCA Eagles brought home major victories

Thirty-two Eagles participated in the Ray Miller Invitational Cross Country meet at Magnolia Springs on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event was hosted by Jenkins County High School and 18 schools from the region participated. More...

Edmund Burke disappointed by Brentwood at Homecoming

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans fell to Brentwood School of Sandersville in Friday night's Homecoming game. The 12-7 loss in the nonregion contest put the Spartans 0-4 for the season. More...

Phillips named EBA’s head coach

Edmund Burke Academy has a new head football coach. The Spartans’ Offensive Coordinator, Aaron Phillips, has taken the reins of the program. He replaces Head Coach Charlie Fales, who had led the Spartans since 2014. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Burke County Library will be having Storytime for preschoolers (newborn to 5 years) every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Area. We explore stories, sing songs, and always end with a fun craft. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Revival First Baptist Church of Sardis will hold the last night of its Annual Revival tonight. Service begins at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Ellis Godbee and the Springfield Church family. Everyone is invited. 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...

SHOT AT MOTHER 3 TIMES

Judge orders 12-year-old to remain in custody

A Burke County 12-year-old will remain in the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center after firing three shots at his mother last Wednesday. More...

PIONEERING PROPANE

Burke schools lead way in alternative bus fuel

$367,200. That’s how much Burke County Public Schools could save in bus transportation in a single year. It comes down to the 1.2 million miles its 94 school buses travel in 12 months. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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DON’T BE FOOLED

I wasn’t looking for trouble. I never do these days. After my career in law enforcement, where confronting mayhem was routine, I no longer live for adrenaline rushes or the thrill of the hunt. More...

IS DEMOCRACY DEAD?

The notion that democracy is dead or dying is not new. There have been periods in American history when corporate forces had the upper hand and the people’s interests were ignored. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT SEPTEMBER 26

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal/Civil Session to be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2016, with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS SEPTEMBER 12-18

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Obituaries

Faye Saxon Pleasants

Mrs. Faye Saxon Pleasants, 74, entered into rest surrounded by her loving family at her residence Friday, September 16, 2016. More...

Henry "Scoboy" Hodge, Jr.

Mr. Henry "Scoboy" Hodge, Jr., 55, of Waynesboro, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 2 p.m. More...

James McBride

Mr. James McBride, 66, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 4466 Hwy 80 Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

HOMECOMING 2016 – EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY

AND THE WINNER IS ... MADISON DICKEY

Madison Dickey was crowned Homecoming Queen for Edmund Burke Academy during halftime Friday night. She was escorted by her father, Mike Dickey, far right. More...

2016-17 Burke County Public School Teachers of the Year

The Burke County Public School System has announced its six finalists for District Teacher of the Year. The following teachers will be honored during the Burke County High School football half-time show on Oct. More...

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Cubs for August

“Excellent Lunchroom Behavior” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of August. More...