January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Super Crew

The local youth organization Super Crew made a college visit to Mercer University in Macon on Saturday, Dec 11th, where they toured the campus and spoke with current students. More...

Sen. Stone launches new website

State Senator Jesse Stone has launched a new campaign website in conjunction with the kickoff of his 2016 reelection bid.  More...

ROPING IN HOPE

Burke County Relay for Life kicks-off this month

The Burke County Relay for Life is ready to “Rope Down A Cure” this year.  The Kickoff event for the Relay this year will be a special program at Augusta Technical Burke Campus on Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 6 p.m.  More...

Sports

EBA Spartans take the win over Brentwood

A tournament held at Brentwood Academy in Sandersville on December 29-30 found the EBA Spartans struggling (2-4), playing hard and looking for a win.  Luckily, the Spartans found a big win in a game against the David Emanuel Academy Eagles on Tu More...

Bears Football at the Border Bowl

The Burke County Bears will be represented in the 3rd Annual Border Bowl on Saturday January 9th at 12pm at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, GA. More...

Lady Spartans win one, lose one

On Tuesday, December 29, the Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy traveled to Sandersville to face the Lady Eagles of Brentwood. EBA could never get over the hump, losing hard 70-36.  “We just couldn’t finish quarters. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Thursday, January 7   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 7 at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. GREA Area 12 Director Geraldine Reid will be the special guest.   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Jones Grove Baptist Church Family and Friend Program  Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Family and Friends Program at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Rev. A.F. Gadson and St. Peter's Baptist Church, Elko, S.C. 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...

Local industry to triple employment

A local industry is undergoing a big expansion. More...

DOGS ON DI-LANE

Field Trial season is here

It’s once again the time for ‘The Bird Dog Capital of the World’ to renew a tradition that is over a century old.  The 2016 Field Trials, sponsored by the Georgia Field Trial Association, began over the holiday weekend at Di-La More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}  10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 11, 2006   14 year Waynesboro City Council veteran Neal Leonard, Sr. More...

AGAIN, ONCE

Well, it's finally turned off cold.  "Turned off cold.”  It's a term the old timers used to use around these parts when most conversation was still done face to face rather than by phone or text, and when language was still colorful a More...

GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French people, was dedicated in 1886 as a symbol of American democracy and as a celebration of the Union’s victory in the American Civil War abolishing slavery. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

REPORT JANUARY 6

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett, presiding. Jurors are to report 9:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Wrong Address  An Augusta towing service wrecker driver apparently got a little confused and pulled into the wrong driveway to retrieve a vehicle. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Jan. 1-6

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Obituaries

Kaye Wells Weathers

Surrounded by her family and friends, Kaye Wells Weathers, a resident of Waynesboro, Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2015, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, after a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was 72. More...

Dennis Arnold Mattson

Dennis Arnold Mattson, age 71, entered into rest Monday, January 4, 2016.  Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Please call DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home at (706) 554-3531 for arrangement details.   More...

Clarence "Scoop" Douglas

Mr. Clarence "Scoop" Douglas of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Elim Praise Tabernacle Church, 857 Myrick Street, Waynesboro, Ga. More...