Marshall Singletary

The tyranny of the empty page

I reluctantly submit to the tyranny of the empty page – okay, the empty screen. Anyone who has ever had the responsibility of filling an empty page or monitor screen with meaningful thoughts understands the use of the word tyranny. Now that I have accepted the invitation to submit an occasional article to The True Citizen, I shall face the […]



South Carolina man charged with molesting local child

South Carolina man charged with molesting local child By Elizabeth Billips True Citizen Associate Editor A Belvedere, S.C. man was arrested last Friday for molesting a 9-year-old girl in Burke County. Jeffery Brown, 20, was charged with one count each of child molestation and sexual battery. According to Sgt. Matt Raulerson of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was originally […]

2005 Varsity Football Schedule

Date Time Opponent
Aug. 12 7:30 Hephzibah (scrimmage

Date Time Opponent Aug. 12 7:30 Hephzibah (scrimmage Aug. 19 7:30 Jenkins Co. Aug. 26 8:00 at Lincoln Co. Sept. 2 7:30 *at Cross Creek Sept. 9 7:30 *Thomson Sept. 16 Open Sept. 23 7:30 *at Butler Sept. 30 7:30 **South Effingham (HC) Oct. 7 7:30 **at Benedictine Oct. 14 7:30 **Jefferson Co. (Rec. Night) Oct. 21 7:30 **Richmond Hill […]

Bears prepare for season at camp

From Staff Reports

Sixty-one members of the Burke County High School football team are roughing the heat and preparing for the 2005 season at team camp this week. The team arrived at the campus of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. Sunday, July 24, and participated in their first practice with pads on Monday. Head coach Steve Summers said the practice went […]


By Bonnie K. Taylor General Manager The True Citizen Have you ever wondered what the rules or requirements are for business faxes? We get unsolicited faxes all the time … especially from businesses that we have never heard of before. According to the Georgia Press Bulletin the following are business fax requirements: • Faxes are illegal if they are advertising […]


Unlike our media brethren to the north, we have no real problem with members of our county commission attending their national conference in Hawaii. We believe most of the criticism leveled at the Richmond County Commission is the result of the widely held opinion that they are ineffective and incompetent. We’ll leave that to the voters of Augusta and Richmond […]

Looking Back 10 Years Ago: July 27, 1995

Looking Back 10 Years Ago: July 27, 1995 Ricky White was fired as head football coach at Burke County High School after his arrest in Jefferson County on drug related charges. Rick Umpleby was named coach for the 1995 season. 25 Years Ago: July 30, 1980 Candidates in the upcoming general primary included: for sheriff, Roy Broxton, Wayne Cochran, Greg […]

From the Blotter


A Wednesday night joyride ended with the arrest of a 13-year-old Waynesboro boy who got behind the wheel of a car left running. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, the victim left her car outside a Waynesboro Gardens Apartment complex while she made a brief visit to a family member. She returned to the parking lot […]