EBA ties AAA John Milledge

 EBA ties AAA John Milledge The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans football team fought hard Friday night against a tough AAA school.  EBA and John Milledge traded touchdowns throughout the game but the Spartans led late in the fourth quarter.  John Milledge scored with minutes left to play in the game to tie the Spartans but EBA failed to score on […]

Bears suffer first loss, fought hard

Bears suffer first loss, fought hard The Burke County Bears football team suffered their first loss of the season Thursday night but they didn’t go down without a fight. The Bears played AAAA powerhouse, Ware County, who were State runners up last year. Burke County proved they were a team to be reckoned with by only losing by a single touchdown. The final […]

Husband shoots wife, kills himself

Husband shoots wife, kills himself Calandra Scott was shot dead by her husband, Gary, around 11 p.m. last night. She died just feet from Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church on Ben Hatcher Road with a Bible in her hands. Mr. Scott then returned to his trailer just down the road, told his children he was going to kill himself and shot […]

Photos of Burke Haven armed robbery released

Photos of Burke Haven armed robbery released  Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying two men who robbed Burke Haven Corner Store at gunpoint Friday night. To view photographs from the robbery, go to the gallery at www.thetruecitizen.com. If you think you recognize either robber, call 706-554-8029 or leave an anonymous tip on the crime tip hotline at 706-554-8021.

Police release photos of CVS robber

Police release photos of CVS robber Investigators have released several photos of an unidentified robber who attacked and robbed a 66-year-old woman in front of CVS on Friday. Photos may be viewed on the gallery at www.thetruecitizen.com. Anyone who has seen this man before is asked to call 706-554-8029. Anonymous tips may be left on the crime tip hotline at 706-554-8021.

Burke not likely a shelter for hurricane evacuees

Even if worsening weather sends Georgia’s coastal residents inland, they won’t likely head to Burke County. According to Burke County EMA Chief Rusty Sanders, tropical storm Hanna shouldn’t cause a replay of September 1999, when more than 600 people took up temporary resi- dence in Burke County to escape Hurricane Floyd. Since then, more organized evacuation routes and a system […]

Program targets uninsured children in schools

A new initiative in Burke County Public Schools aims to make sure children have health coverage. Several local agencies are teaming up with the school system to identify young students without insurance and educate parents about public health programs. Organizers hope parents will choose to apply for Peach Care or Medicaid, income-based programs that help families of limited means afford […]

Dove season may have soggy open Saturday

Dove hunters who have plenty of birds in their fields may not see them come Saturday when the season opens statewide. Though some areas of the county, mainly those with sunflowers or corn, have attracted fair numbers, the birds may scatter by this weekend, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Max Boswell. Farmers are hurrying to bring in […]

Waynesboro men hurt in accident

Two Burke County men were injured in a South Augusta accident that left one woman dead. Waynesboro resident Stacey Griner, 36, was hospitalized with head injuries Friday night after an airborne pick-up landed on top of the truck he was in. According to Griner’s family, he was seated in the center of the cab and was not protected by air […]

Registration begins for Bird Dog Breakaway

Folks of all ages are putting on their running and walking shoes to raise money for The Center for New Beginnings. On Saturday, Sept. 27, the nonprofit center will host its first ever 5K race, The Bird Dog Breakaway. There will also be a half-mile Fun Run for kids and a 50-yard Pup Trot for children five and under. Proceeds […]