January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline approaching for Chamber awards nominations

The deadline to nominate an individual or business for Chamber awards is quickly approaching. More...

News

‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber – The Best of Broadway’

Enjoy an evening filled with the music of the most popular composer in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber, starring international countertenor opera star Terry Barber and presented by the Waynesboro- Burke Concert Series.  More...

Winkler joins staff as True Citizen intern

Mason Winkler, a senior at Augusta University, has joined the staff of The True Citizen.  Winkler is no stranger to the area. He is a 2014 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Manager’s Choice or Yogurt & Granola w/ string cheese & crackers Choices: Broccoli Normandy, Black-Eyed Peas, Squash Casserole, Fresh Pear, Co More...

For The Record

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 99 patients’ calls during the week ending January 6. Of those, 69 were transported, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

The October 2018 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the Jan. 3, 2019 session.  Tremayne Marquez Lewis: theft by deception.  Nancy Lewis: theft by deception.   More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•DEC. 31-JAN. 6

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Church News

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FINE ARTS SHOWCASE AUDITIONS   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Revival   St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2173 Davis Bennett Road, Millen, continues its Fresh Start Revival 7 p.m. nightly through Jan. 10. Guest speaker will be the Rev. James C. More...

10 Resolutions for a safe, scam-free year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to resolve to protect your personal and financial information. BBB presents the following 10 New Year’s resolutions to fight scammers, prevent identity theft and save money in 2019.  1. More...

MLK celebrations begin Saturday

If he were still here today, he’d be celebrating his 90th birthday. But the citizens of Burke County are keeping his legacy alive, and celebrations of the Rev. Dr. More...

116th Field Trials Kickoff

The first winners circle has been revealed, but there are a few weeks remaining in a longtime tradition that helped put Waynesboro on the map.  More...

2018 year end review

SEPTEMBER 5   The Burke County Board of Commissioners has selected a new coroner following the recent resignation of Susan Salemi.  In a called meeting last Wednesday, the board unanimously voted to appoint deputy coroner Val Prescott, citi More...

Editorial

THESE IRRITATING SALES CALLS

Heading into work Monday morning, my husband and I were discussing how much we enjoyed the holidays and the opportunity we had for precious time spent with both our families. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 14, 2009  Construction was about to start on the Elba Express Pipeline, a long haul natural gas pipeline that would cross the southwest part of the county for 23 miles on its 191 mile trek from Elba Island near Savan More...

Sports

EBA basketball opens 2019 with multiple wins

The Spartans and Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy kicked off 2019 with wins for both of the varsity teams.  EBA traveled to Athens on Friday, where they faced Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School (MDCHS). More...

Burke County begins region play

The Lady Bears started the new year on the right track, picking up a pair of wins on their home court over the weekend.  On Friday, Jan. 4, the girls defeated Cross Creek 51-45.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JAN. 14

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Obituaries

Essie Lee Nevils Owens

Millen, Ga.–Mrs. Essie Lee Nevils Owens, 83, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at her residence.  Born in Barnwell County, S.C., she was a retired care giver and member of Faith Christian Fellowship Church.  Mrs. More...

Lillier Mae Boatwright

Midville, Ga.- Mrs. Lillier Mae Boatwright, also known as "Suga Mama or Sug", age 69, entered into eternal rest on January 4, 2019. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2:00 p.m. More...

Elizabeth Thompson-Faxton

Hephzibah, Ga.- Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson- Faxton, age 93, entered into eternal rest on January 2, 2019. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA. More...