Bears stomp Buldogs to advance

  Bears stomp Bulldogs to advance   Burke County beat Mary Persons High School 42-14 tonight (Friday) to advance to the second round of the state playoffs. The Bears made beating the third-seed team from Region 4-AAA look easy but will have their work cut out for them next week when they travel to deep south Georgia to take on […]

New information released in child abduction

School board officials have found that the 8-year-old abducted by his non-custodial father today was actually signed out of Blakeney by his grandmother, who is on the approved sign-out list. The father was apparently waiting outside in a parked car and dropped the grandmother off before heading to Fort Lauderdale. The father was contacted by Burke County investigators via cell […]

Abducted child found safe

A Blakeney Elementary student was abducted by a noncustodial parent at lunchtime today, but will soon be back in Burke County. According to Burke County Sheriff’s Office officials, investigators contacted the child’s noncustodial father by cell phone and learned he’d picked up the 8-year-old from school and was on the way to Fort Lauderdale. Officers talked the father into taking […]

Bunch of Bears named All-Region

 Bunch of Bears named All-Region  The all-region team released Thursday for 3-AAA football includes nine Burke County High School players, including Offensive Player of the Year Terrell Brigham. Wide receiver Bobby Burum, running back Brandon Brown and offensive lineman Andrew Palmer were all named first team for their positions. Wide receiver Tyreece Smith and offensive lineman Stephen Jordan received second-team […]

Magic of Christmas

Time is running out to send your photos for our special Magic of Christmas section.  The price is $6 per child and the deadline is next week.  Also, The True Citizen will debut a new page in our Christmas edition this year, which will give readers an opportunity to remember their departed loved ones.  A candle will be placed in honor of each person […]

Senate run-off confirmed, early voting begins Wednesday

There will definitely be a run-off election for the U.S. Senate seat. This afternoon (Thursday), Secretary of State Karen Handel confirmed that the close race between Repbulican Senator Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin will have be settled with a run-on on Dec. 2. In Burke County, early voting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 21, […]

Write-In Votes, 2008

  The following write-in votes were recorded by the Burke County Board of Elections during the Nov. 4 General Election:   President Bill Cosby (2) Charlie Daniels Chuck Baldwin (6) V.P. Darrel Castle Hillary Clinton (2) John Paul Lisa Smith-Hickman Ralph Nader (2) Ron Paul (2)   U.S. Senate Ann Coulter John Barrow (2) Mickey Mouse   Public Service Commissioner […]

Developer fined for violations on river front

A developer selling lots on the Ogeechee River in Midville faces a stiff penalty for clearing land too close to the water. Charles Brannen of Jenkins County was fined $50,025 after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division cited him for disturbing the river’s 25-foot protective buffer zone. The fine involves Brannen’s latest development on the river, The River Bluff, which includes […]

Early voting up in air

Dec. 2 run-off to decide BOE and state races

Burke County voters will head back to the polls Dec. 2 to weigh in on one local race and as many as three statewide ones. The heated race for the District 3 seat on the Burke County Board of Education will have to be decided in a run-off. Four Points and Greens Cut voters will make a final choice between […]

And the winner is …