March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Splash Pad In The ’Boro

The Citizens Park Recreation area may soon have a place where citizens can beat the summer heat. More...

News

MUSIC DOUBLE-TIME

Jazz Performer is One of Burke’s Own Music Educators

Music became a centerpiece of Tommy Brinson’s life early, something he’s passionately held onto since the 5th grade.  More...

Commissioners narrow search for courthouse architect

Burke County Commissioners have narrowed the search for an architectural firm to design the county's new judicial center. More...

Lewis Attends Leadership Institute

Waynesboro Councilmember Brenda Lewis was recognized at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) 2016 Mayor’s Day Conference on January 24 for completing the annual Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute.  More...

Sports

Bears keep fighting while preparing for region play

The Burke County Bear’s baseball team didn’t give up while playing Portal High last Thursday as bad weather stopped the game at the end of the sixth. Two runs in the bottom of the sixth helped the Bears close their deficit to 4-2.  More...

Spartans open season with two wins and a loss

The Edmund Burke Academy Varsity baseball team opened their season against the Augusta Prep Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 1 and walked away with a 4-1 victory on their home field.  More...

Smith Signs with Mount Union

Another Burke County Senior, Marcus Smith, has signed a commitment to play football at the next level.  The tight end/ defensive lineman, signed Monday, March 7, to play at the University of Mount Union (Ohio) on a scholarship.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

LIFE WORDS — RISE IN VALUE

…the incredible wealth of his grace and More...

School News

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Yogurt & Granola w/ string cheese & crackers Choices: Sardis Salad, Potato Rounds, Corn on the Cob, Pineapple & Cher More...

Oh, the stuff you will learn!

The K3-K4 students, taught by Mrs. Wanda Chance and Mrs. Jessica Morris at Faith Christian Academy, celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 3, 2016. Students made Dr. Seuss crafts and shared their favorite Dr. Seuss stories.   More...

Planter’s EMC announces February EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy honored 16 students as Planters EMC Students of the Month for February. Pictured (l-r) are- Front row: Bentley Johnson and Addie May. More...

Candidates for county posts begin qualifying

Qualifying opened Monday for candidates in the General Primary scheduled for Tuesday, May 24. More...

SMITH ANNOUNCES FOR CLERK OF COURT

Radeta Green Smith announced this week that she will be a candidate for the office of Clerk of Superior Court to succeed Sherri C. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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ALIVE AGAIN

“This is not going to end well,” I thought to myself.  I had every reason to be concerned.  What was happening was not supposed to be happening and what was not happening was making the situation worse.  Here’s the b More...

POISONING THE WELL—PART II

Poisoning the Well was published in The True Citizen on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. More...

For The Record

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 29-Mar. 6

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Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 14

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly, presiding. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Too little, too late  More...

Obituaries

Henry William Briggs

Mr. Henry William Briggs of Hephzibah, 74, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Signature Healthcare. Mr. Briggs was born in Barnwell, S.C. to the late Henry & Augustine Briggs. More...

Myra Bell Owens

Mrs. Myra Bell Owens of Waynesboro, 71, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Bellgrove Baptist Church, 1970 Hwy. 25 South Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Annie Mae Striggles

Mrs. Annie Mae Striggles of Augusta, Ga., 92, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 29, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, March 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 719 North Hill Street, Sardis, Ga. More...

People

Heather Lambert and Adam Oglesby to wed April 16th

ENGAGEMENTS

Mr. and Mrs. Al Lambert of Sylvania announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Lambert, to Mr. Robert Adam Oglesby, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Robert Oglesby, of Millen.  More...

Miss Drake, Mr. Dailey to Exchange Vows

Mr. Dexter Drake and Mrs. Tammy Moore of Lincolnton, GA, announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of his daughter, Allison Marie Drake, daughter to the late Kathryne Jones Drake, of Waynesboro, GA, to Jeremy Lawton Dailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Legals

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ATTENTIONWhile The True Citizenseeks to avoid any error, itshall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund thecost of the advertisement or torerun the advertisement at thecustomer’s election. More...