December 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Magic of Christmas

This week’s True Citizen includes our 40th annual Magic of Christmas edition. More...

News

Nunnally honored by GPRA

Amy Jenkins-Nunnally, Burke County Public Schools Public Information Officer, has received the prestigious Marie Wofford Professional Growth Award presented by the Georgia Public Relations Association (GSPRA). More...

Celebrating 90 years

The Burkeland Garden Club recently held a special tea party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Garden Club of Georgia. The party was hosted by Jeannette Click, Margie Cochran and Cynthia Cochran. More...

Welcome little one!

Mackenzie Lynn Blackburn

Jack and Jennifer Blackburn announced the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Lynn, born on Nov. 19, 2018, at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Obituaries

Jason Jay Jenkins

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jason Jay Jenkins, age 43, of Keysville, Ga. He was a beloved husband, brother, Uncle, Freemason, and Shriner. More...

Rupert W. Ellison

Sardis, GA - Mr. Rupert W. Ellison, age 92, of Sardis, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Oaks Bethany in Vidalia, after an extended illness. He was a native of Girard and lived in Sardis all of his life until moving to Vidalia four years ago. More...

Josie Maria Smith Rangler

Memorial services for Josie Maria Smith Rangler, who passed away on Dec. 5 will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Friendship United Methodist Church, 209 Greiner Circle, Hephzibah, GA. Rev. Tom Oliver will officiate   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Three-night Revival   St. Mary’s Baptist church, Girard, will hold its Three-Night Revival 7 p.m. nightly Dec. 19-21. The theme for the revival will be “Twas the night before Christmas.” The public is invited. More...

Roadblocks here find over 400 infractions

A total of 442 infractions were found during roadblocks coordinated by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety over two days here last week.  In addition to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and officers from Effingham Coun More...

Bypass accidents under scrutiny

State Representative Gloria Frazier is looking into ways to reduce the number of accidents on the Burke Veterans Parkway.  Frazier said last week she has contacted the Georgia Department of Transportation and requested a study of the five-mile s More...

Keysville Nursing Home is sold

Burke County commissioners have given the final stamp of approval to the sale of the Keysville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center to the Richmond County Hospital Authority, which operates University Hospital. More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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TIME FOR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS AND A SETUP FOR FAILURE

Every year at this time people turn their thoughts to making changes for the better; losing weight, eating healthier, making better grades or making more money. More...

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Sports

Bears, Lady Bears drop two against North Augusta and Josey

The Burke County High School Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams fell to both North Augusta and Josey high schools last week.  Boys head coach Purvis Dukes said it was a tough twogame stretch for the Bears, as they lost to North Augusta, 68- 5 More...

Faith Christian teams struggle as first half of season ends

The Eagles and Lady Eagles of Faith Christian Academy are still fighting for wins on the basketball court.  The varsity girls fell 30-13 against Alleluia on Dec. 11, and lost 53-18 to Thomas Jefferson Academy on Monday, Dec. 17.  More...

Edmund Burke teams win one, lose one in home games

Edmund Burke Academy’s varsity basketball teams split games last week, each picking up a win and a loss.  The boys fell 54-48 against Westminster on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and were victorious against Brentwood on Friday, 56-50.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

CHRISTMAS MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY   The Burke County Library will continue to show Christmas movies this month. Up next is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, Movie will be shown in the library’s auditorium. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Joseph Jessie   Joseph Jessie III of Hephzibah graduated from Troy University during Term 1 of the 2018/2019 academic year, where he graduated from the online university with a Master of Science in counseling and psychology.   More...