January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Keysville official dies in Christmas Day wreck

A former Keysville city councilman was killed in a Christmas morning wreck.  Around 1:30 a.m. More...

News

New year, new terms

Burke County’s elected officials began new terms Jan. 1 after accepting their oaths at the courthouse. More...

FEED THE CHILDREN

United Way volunteers helped feed hungry children in Burke County this Christmas.The non-profit group provided food boxes for 400 families in the CSRA, thanks to donations from Augusta company Telepe More...

Jobless rate swells to 11.2 percent

Burke County’s potential labor force grew by 166 residents during the month of November …but the jobs just weren’t there for most of them.  Unemployment jumped to 11.2 percent for the month, up a full percentage point from Oct More...

For The Record

Gunman arrested in nightclub shooting

One injured

A Hephzibah man nearly died after he was shot in the thigh at a Keysville club.   Tony Gray, 26, remained in intensive care for several days after he was caught in gunfire outside L&G Club on Dec. More...

Sardis man sinks truck for insurance money

A Sardis man was jailed after he pushed his truck into the Savannah River and tried to collect insurance money.  Timothy Thomas Oglesby, 45, was jailed Dec. More...

Plea deal reached in child cruelty case

A former Waynesboro childcare provider has pleaded guilty in connection to the injury of a three-month-old infant she was keeping.  With her plea, 64-year-old Cynthia Francis Bragg will avoid what could have been up to 10 years in jail.  He More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators The Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold its monthly meeting, 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Senior Citizen Center in Waynesboro. Guest speaker will be Terri Black of the Burke County Extension Service. More...

Church News

Church News

Allen Chapel Allen Chapel Baptist Church, located at 113 Allen Chapel Road in Waynesboro, will hold a memorial service and monument placement in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Byron C. Williams, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6. 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 e More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2013 11:27 PM

Bears win 1st region game! - Free Access

Burke County Bears won their 1st region game against Cross Creek Tonight 67-65. The Lady Bears were defeated 73-51. First home region game this Friday at 7pm Full coverage in next weeks edition!  More...

2012 in review

Year’s most-read story list

Crime, more crime, jobs and politics.  The True Citizen’s webmaster has pulled statistics on what most interested our readers in 2012 and has just released a top-20 list of the year’s go-to stories.  Basically, every time a read More...

Bears play in CSRA Senior Bowl

Seven seniors from Burke County High School’s football team participated in the second annual CSRA Senior Bowl. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – January 1, 2003  More...

Don Lively

LET'S GET GOING

Well, once again it didn’t happen. I’ve searched high and low and can’t locate hide nor hair. Being the generally optimistic person that I am, I was fairly certain that this might finally be the year.  Nope.  More...

Sports

Bears defeat Howard in close game

Tournament action

Burke County High School‘s boys basketball team (5-1) defeated Howard High 55-52 last week in Howard’s own Christmas Tournament. Head Coach Purvis Dukes saw this close win as a good one for the Bears. More...

Bears dominate all-region list

The Bears earned the top three all-region honors for the 2012 season, and a slew of Burke County players were first team selections.  In Region 3-AAAA, coaches tapped Burke County High School’s Eric Parker as Coach of the Year, named junio More...

A FIRST

Eight-year-old Jack Bevan killed his first deer just three days before Christmas. Jack is the son of Craig Bevan of Tifton and the grandson of Frank and Ann Bevan of Rosier. More...

Obituaries

Edwin Stephens - Free Access

Mr. Edwin Sanford Stephens Waynesboro- Edwin Sanford Stephens 70, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 31, 2012 at Burke Medical Center. He was the son of the late William “Bill” and Elizabeth Montgomery Stephens. More...

Aaron Lamar Dixon

Aaron Lamar Dixon, 18, of Taylorsville, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2012 in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 3, 1994 in Augusta to Troy Lamar Dixon of Sardis and Catherine Gaither Dixon of Taylorsville, NC.  More...

Rosa Lee (Elmore) Williams

Rosa Lee (Elmore) Williams entered into rest Dec. 7, 2012 at her residence.  She was born Nov. 27, 1964 in Jenkins County to the late Johnson (B Bird) Elmore and Rose Mae (Wright) Elmore. More...