May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Boss Hog heats up Friday

The number of years might now make up a baker’s dozen, but the Boss is a far cry from a baking competition.  Forget the frosting, confectioners’ sugar and dainty candy flowers; this weekend is all about meat.  Chicken. Ribs. More...

News

MEN WHO COOK

SCOTT DUMARS of LIP SMACKIN’ OINKERS

When did you first discover your love for barbeque? At the first Racks by the Tracks. We competed just to help out the community. We just kept cooking. Why compete? For the competition and we just enjoy cooking. More...

FUND RAISING FOR FIREWORKS

Donations are coming in for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza, but the Downtown Development Authority still needs a few thousand more dollars to foot the $8,800 bill. The fireworks show is slated for July 3 at sundown. More...

Local industry donates to Augusta Warrior Project

Purification Cellutions of Waynesboro presented a check totaling $7,500 on April 23 to Augusta Warrior Project. More...

For The Record

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County emergency Management Agency responded to 119 patients' calls the week of April 30-May 6. Of the 87 patients who were transported, 52 were taken to Augusta hospitals and three to another out-of-county hospital. More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORT

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 6 traffic crashes during the month of April 2018 in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 8 injuries and 2 deaths.  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•APRIL 30-MAY 6

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Revival   Bryant Grove Baptist Church continues its annual revival 7:30 p.m. nightly through May 10. The Rev. Clary Dishmond of Third Chapel and Thompson Bridge Baptist churches will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. More...

People

S.G.A. Positive Behavior/ Character Cubs for April

“Cooperation” was the Positive Behavior/Character trait for the month of April. Students chosen by their peers and teachers received a T-shirt from Planters EMC, a certificate and a “Paws-itively S.G.A.’s Best” button. More...

Woman killed in collision involving deer

A Burke County Transit driver died last Tuesday following a crash involving a deer.  More...

BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating two burglary suspects. More...

Editorial

I HAVE BECOME A FAN

Bonnie Taylor retired! I was promptly drafted by Roy Chalker to step in and help out at The True Citizen which I resisted mightily. After all, I had the perfect job. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MAY 14, 2008  Michael Bernard Jones, 37, was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the 2006 murder of a suspected Athens drug dealer. More...

Sports

Bears end season in second round of state playoffs

The Burke County High School Bears baseball season came to an end last Thursday, May 3, as they played the Columbus Blue Devils in the second round of state playoffs and lost game one by 9-3 and game two, 8-1.  More...

FCA Eagles take state in tennis

Faith Christian Academy’s boys varsity tennis team has brought home the state title for the first time.  More...

Spartans wrap up season after loss to Wildcats

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans baseball team finished its season with an 11-11 record as they were eliminated by the Tiftarea Wildcats in the first round of state playoffs.  More...

Obituaries

Abrielle Nellie Oglesby

Abrielle Nellie Oglesby, infant daughter of Lucy and Will Oglesby, entered into rest May 1, 2018.  More...

Eugene Robinson

Sardis, GA- Mr. Eugene Robinson, age 77, entered into eternal rest on May 6, 2018.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Grove Baptist Church, 353 Johnson Grove Road, Sylvania, GA. More...

Anthony Wayne "Packman" Zimmerman

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Anthony Wayne "Packman" Zimmerman, age 52, entered into eternal rest on May 6, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

FFA students recognized at state convention

Recipients of the State FFA Degree were recognized at the 90th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 26-28. More...

BCHS Senior Walk 2018

On Friday, April 27, Burke County High School seniors paraded down the halls of Waynesboro Primary, Blakeney Elementary, Burke County Middle and S.G.A. More...

C.H.A.M.P.S graduation at S.G.A.

S.G.A. Elementary School recently held its C.H.A.M.P.S. graduation ceremony, congratulating fifth-graders who completed the program. C.H.A.M.P.S. More...