October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Midville woman dies in one-car accident

A Midville woman was killed Wednesday, Oct. 19, in a single car accident on Highway 305, about .2 miles north of county road 303 (Magruder Road).  Forty-seven-year-old Rosalind M. More...

News

CANDY CALL

SPOOKY FUN AT THE LIBRARY   Thursday, Oct. 27  3-5 p.m.  A Halloween Party for youth will be held at the Burke County Library. Children are invited for games, treats, a costume contest and more. More...

Burke County named ‘Outstanding District’ for Farm to School

Burke County Public School District was given the “Outstanding District” Golden Radish Award, the highest level of recognition in the state for farm to school programs.  More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Hot Dog or Turkey & Cheese Wrap w/ lettuce and ranch Choices: French Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fresh Cantaloupe, Cookie   More...

For The Record

GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS

IN The superior Court of Burke County State of Georgia  In RE: GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT FOR The APRIL TERM 2016   More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Up the Creek without an Engine  A local man can’t get up the creek now thanks to someone stealing his boat’s engine.  More...

Drug-like substances have been seized from Plant Vogtle

Colorful substances that could potentially be drugs have been found at Plant Vogtle.  On Oct. 22, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to two complaints of possible drugs found at the construction site for Units 3 and 4.  More...

Obituaries

Ruth Yvonne Dixon

Ruth Yvonne Dixon was called home to eternal rest on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Annie Ruth Dixon. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. More...

Frances W. Parker

Entered into rest Monday, October 24, 2016, Mrs. Frances Willene Parker, wife of 61 years to the late Raymond E. Parker.  Mrs. Parker grew up in Gracewood, Georgia, and lived in Augusta, Georgia, most of her life. More...

Gail Welborn

Gail Welborn, 62, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on October 16, 2016. Born February 14, 1954, in Augusta, Ga., she was the daughter of Ann Mincey and the late J. B. Mincey. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Georgia Southern University announces Summer 2016 President's List   Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 200 students for excellence in academics on the Summer 2016 semester President's List. More...

Legals

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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  More...

Burke celebrates the career of its longest serving sheriff

After 36 years, Sheriff Greg Coursey will say farewell to his role as Burke County’s longest serving sheriff.  More...

IT’S FINALLY BUCKING TIME

4th annual rodeo is back for another round

The Burke County Hat and Spur Ranch Pro Rodeo is coming back for a fourth year this weekend after being postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.  On Oct. More...

CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT 2016

The community turned out in big numbers to raise big dollars for family events. Last Thursday night, the Downtown Organization of Retailers held its semi-annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Burke Perk and Good Day Café. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 1, 2006   More...

SHOULD HAVE

I wonder how many times, in the course of a human life, the average person says to themselves, "I should have known better than that."  You've done that.  So have I, thousands of times.  More...

Sports

Burke County wins over Baldwin

The Burke County Bears (7-1, 3-0) defeated Baldwin High (3-5, 1-2) last Friday at Braves Field in Baldwin County 36-13. More...

Bears play long time rival Friday

The Burke County Bears (7-1, 3-0) will play Thomson High School (8-0, 3-0) on Friday night at the Brickyard in Thomson. The Bears have played Thomson 33 times since 1987. More...

Lady Bears finish season with a region title and advance to Sweet 16 - Free Access

The Burke County Lady Bears will host the second round of the State Playoffs at BCHS this today (Wednesday, Oct. 26). The Lady Bears will play a double-header against the 5-AAAA Central High School Lions, who were 12-3 for the region. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27   Burke County Library will have a Halloween Party from 3:30-5 p.m. There will be games, treats, a costume contest, stories and more.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Women’s Conference 2016  Brown Grove Baptist Church, Keysville, will host its Women’s Conference 2016 on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Tonya Hankerson Bradburn. More...

School News

EBA Planters EMC Students of the Month

Several Edmund Burke Academy students were recently named Planters EMC Students of the Month for October. More...

S.G.A. September Character Cubs

“Honesty” was the Positive/Character Trait at S.G.A. Elementary School for the month of September.  More...

BCMS AUGUST CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School has named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of September.  More...