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Price, Adams win creative writing contests

Two local students have earned their classes ice cream parties for wowing True Citizen readers with their story-telling skills.  More...

A&W Oil is sold to Ohio based company

One of Burke County's oldest and most widely recognized businesses has been sold.  A&W Oil Company, established here in 1946, has been bought by RelaDyne, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. More...

Protecting online privacy

Privacy online has been a concern for as far back as the days of MySpace. (Did you know it still existed?) In today's mobile world most people are using apps to sign in to services instead of a good old-fashioned web browser.  More...

Sports

EBA suffers double losses at hands of Gators

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity baseball team hosted the Bulloch Academy Gators on Tuesday, March 27, hoping to gain a much needed region win. Despite the flawless pitching from sophomore Jonathan Duffie, the Spartan offense fell short 6-2. More...

Spartan teams finish in top five at track meet

Edmund Burke Academy’s track team competed on Wednesday, March 28, against stiff competition at Augusta Preparatory Day School. More...

Spartan tennis team struggles on the court

On Tuesday, March 27, the Spartan tennis team hosted the Frederica Academy Knights and managed only a few wins in the matchup.  More...

Burke Happenings

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Youth Revival  The Sunday School Training Union continues its annual youth revival through Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.. More...

School News

Burke County announces honor roll students for the third nine weeks

The Burke County Public School System has released the names of honor roll students for the third nine weeks. Students named to the honor roll include:  BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL   PRINCIPAL’S LIST  More...

BES Students of the month for February

Tolerance was the Positive Character Trait at Blakeney Elementary School for the month of February. These students were chosen based on teacher observations of the studied trait of tolerance. More...

EBA Planters EMC Students of the Month

Several Edmund Burke Academy students were recently recognized as the Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of March. More...

BCSO hopes increased enforcement will save lives

In just three days, increased traffic enforcement on some of Burke County’s deadliest roads led to nearly 500 citations.  According to Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard, the BCSO teamed up with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Ge More...

Vice mayor cries foul over email

An email penned by a city council member had Waynesboro’s vice mayor visibly angry during Monday night’s meeting.  More...

Mayor, gospel singer saga finally ends

A gospel singer says she has changed her policy for visiting churches following actions taken by Waynesboro’s mayor.  More...

Editorial

MAINTAINING YOUR TRUTH CAN BE HARD TO DO

Your “truth” is a significant determinant of what contributes to or drains one of energy and success in life.  More...

Political Cartoon

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THE MASTERS AND MIDLIFE

(Reprinted from 2008)  A strange phenomenon occurs around these parts every year in early April.  It descends with plenty of fanfare. It affects people who normally don't participate in the activity that's at the center of the phenomenon. More...

For The Record

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Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The October 2017 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the March, 29, 2018 session.  Murray Cates: theft by taking.  Marquis Tyrell Staten: burglary in the first degree.  More...

Obituaries

Ralph L. Powell

Ralph L. Powell, 87, husband of Pauline Cooper Powell, entered into rest March 30, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family who loved him dearly.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Shirley Rogers

Shirley Rogers of Waynesboro, 82, entered into rest Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She was born in North Augusta to the late Florence and Russell Newell and moved to Burke County in 1960. More...

Sandra Quick Minick

Entered into rest in Choctaw, OK on Monday, March 12, 2018, Sandra Quick Minick, 67.  Mrs. Minick was a resident of Augusta a graduate of Augusta College and a Registered Nurse.  More...