Let’s Talk Turkey!

We asked, and they told us. Burke County’s youngest cooks gave The True Citizen the play-by-play on preparing their favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes. The young chefs covered a smorgasbord of traditional and unique dishes, ranging from regular, old roasted turkey to creative concoctions like slowcooked rice in peanut butter and mashed potatoes cooked with seaweed and Cheetos. Here are a […]

Word Problem Problems

Math Worksheet Shocks Parents

Last week, after much public discussion, the Burke County Board of Education was forced to issue a firm explanation about the actions of one of its teachers. In an official statement released on November 19, the School Board acknowledged “an error in judgment” made by Burke County Middle School teacher Audrey Walker. “The matter will be addressed and handled appropriately […]

Changing Stages

One of Burke’s finest returns to serve

Sons and daughters of the South have a long tradition of leaving home and returning with the wisdom they’ve gathered. Audrey Lewis, a 2003 honor graduate of Burke County High School, is one such returning daughter, who currently serves Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties as an Assistant Attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit’s Drug Court. Working in three very distinct […]


The Burke County Commission received a $3,810 incentive for thinking green. Last week, Georgia Power Company signed off on a $3,810 rebate for recent investments in smart energy at county facilities. Burke County IT and Facility Director Loren Barnhart is expecting to see big energy savings from the improvements, especially the total HVAC replacement at Burke County Jail. Sheriff Greg […]

Wimberly House Receives Donation from Citizens of Georgia Power

The Wimberly House Ministries now has an additional $30,000 backing its community outreach efforts. Plant Vogtle’s chapter of Georgia Power’s employee service organization, Citizens of Georgia Power, raised the money with its third annual Sporting Clays Tournament. Executive Director Nancy Minyard sees it as a “continuation of the long and fond relationship with Georgia Power and Plant Vogtle.” “We are […]


The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office: • Thomas Sanders to Miriam Kiwanna Williams; May 11, 2015; parcel 083-088; 6.95 acres; $11,900 • Savannah River Group LLC to Heath Douglas and Sereniti Alyssa Haynie; May 21, 2015; no parcel # available; 57.24 acres; $127,000 • Secretary of HUD to William Christopher Jones; May […]


Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools: MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets w/ roll or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes w/ Ranch; Pear Salad, Cinnamon Apples TUESDAY: Chili w/ cheese toast or Ham & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Broccoli Normandy, Lima Beans, Raw Veggies w/ ranch, Orange Sections, Cookie WEDNESDAY: Chicken Casserole w/ strawberry […]


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 30, 2005 Civil War buffs from across the Southeast were gathering for the reenactment of the Battle of Waynesborough at Stonebrier Plantation. Close to 400 people would take part in the reenactment of 1864 skirmishes between Gen. “Fighting Joe” Wheeler’s Confederate troops and Brigadier Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s Union forces. Plans were finalized for the annual […]

Political Cartoon

Don Lively


Thank-ful ( ‘THaNGf l ) adjective 1. pleased and relieved. 2. expressing gratitude and relief. That’s one dictionary’s definition. Pleased and relieved. I can relate. In my case, when I look around me on any given day, whether it be a busy work day or a lazy Saturday or Sunday, I honestly don’t know where to begin with my thankfulness. […]