October 29, 2014 RSS feed / News

Correction

An article in last week's True Citizen regarding school tax exemption stated that applications for certain exemptions may only be turned in to the Burke County Tax Commissioner's office between Jan. 1-April 1. More...

SEEING BLUE

Georgia takes over as No. 1 in blueberries

Georgia may be pegged the Peach State, but its blueberry production is putting the state ahead of the nation. More...

TARGET PRACTICE?

Probation officers report close call

Two probation officers were nearly in the line of fire. Last week, they were visiting a home on McClain Bell Road in Sardis when they heard gunshots. “The female officer actually heard a bullet whiz past her head,” said Sgt. More...

CANDY CALL

GOOD OLD FASHIONED TRICK-OR-TREATING Trick-or-treaters will go door-to-door in the community this Friday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participants must be 12 or under, in costume and accompanied by an adult. More...

It’s fall y’all

Rosemont Baptist Church members hosted their fall celebration, It's Fall Y'all, last Friday night at their new location on Highway 25 North. Families enjoyed games and hotdog roasting. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK & HEALTH FAIR

PHOTOS BY ANNE MARIE KYZER AND DAVID MADDRICK III More...

Churches combine to form One in Christ

Two Burke County churches will become one. Beginning on the first Sunday in November, the congregations of 2nd Springfield Baptist Church and Cochran Grove Baptist Church will unite to become One in Christ Baptist Church. More...

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Thelma P. Rogers to St. George Partnership LLP; July 30, 2014; parcels 066- 003, 066-003J; 365.75 acres; $450,000  Estate of Belea L. More...

ROSEMONT DEDICATION

Members of Rosemont Baptist Church held a building dedication service at their new location on Highway 25 North last Sunday. More...

BCHS art teacher honored as state’s best

He’s already been tapped as one of Burke County’s best but his recognition is statewide now. Stan Dodson, Burke County High School’s art teacher, has been honored as the 2015 Georgia Secondary Art Educator of the Year. More...

Teacher goes to prison after pleading guilty

A former Burke County High School teacher will serve prison time for having a sexual relationship with a student. Ashley Nichole Ashe, 26, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of sexual assault against a person in a school. More...

TORNADO DRILL IS NOV. 5

It’s only a drill. Next Wednesday, Nov. 5, a statewide severe weather drill is scheduled for 9 a.m. While most Burke County schools are expected to participate, the National Weather Service will not be issuing a tornado watch and warning. More...

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday. More...

SPOOKY STORY CONTEST

Jeepers, creepers! The True Citizen double-dared local fourth and fifth graders to give us goose bumps in our annual Spooky Story contest; and more than 140 local students answered the call. More...

WE ‘MUSTACHE’ YOU

Edmund Burke Academy’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club is encouraging classmates to live drug-free as part of national Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-30. More...

EBA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Edmund Burke Academy recently recognized its Planters EMC Students of the Month for September. More...

Burke’s labor force continues to dwindle

Burke County’s unemployment rate continues to shrink – but so does its labor force. From July to September, the pool of employable residents here dwindled by 312 persons – from 9,689 to 9,377. More...

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