In the Boss Hog Cook-off

Mount Dora takes home the bacon

Mount Dora Bar-B-Que is living high on the hog. Saturday afternoon, the threemember crew from their namesake hometown near Orlando, Fla., took home the bacon in the fourth annual Boss Hog Cookoff. They smoked out three dozen teams to win the Georgia state championship title and qualify for a draw in the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational. But Mount Dora […]

For teens, young adults

Authority offers 100 summer jobs

A hundred or more summer jobs will soon be opening up for Burke County teens and young adults. According to Al Chandler, acting executive director of the Richmond-Burke Job Training Authority, jobs will be available to residents ages 14-24. In the past, the authority hired around 30 Burke County teens each summer, but new funds appropriated through the president’s stimulus […]

Midville man dies in rollover

A Midville man was killed in a Sunday morning wreck in south Richmond County. According to Richmond County authorities, Perry Baxter Oglesby, 25, was driving on Deans Bridge Road when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and ended up in the median. Officers said when the vehicle flipped, Oglesby, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. The East […]

Bear brings home three state titles from Georgia Olympics

Damion Johnson felt good going into the Class AAA track and field championship last Thursday, but he had no way of knowing how good he would feel coming home on Saturday. The Burke County High School senior walked away with five medals and two trophies from the event known as the Georgia Olympics, the best performance ever from a Burke […]

Spartan sluggers advance to final four

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans advanced to the GISA Final Four today after hammering Piedmont Academy in the final game of the series. The Spartans narrowly defeated Piedmont in game one yesterday and struggled in game two, losing by 10 runs.  However, the Spartan bats came alive in the final game and their momentum couldn’t be matched by the Cougars. […]

Spartans down Piedmont in game 1 of quarterfinals

The Spartans defeated Piedmont Academy 3-2 in the first game of the GISA quarterfinals today.  The game came down to the last inning when Piedmont threatened Edmund Burke by loading the bases. The Spartan defense stepped up and took the victory.  Game 2 will be played tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m.  Game 3 (if necessary) will follow.  Read next week’s […]

Burke Co. track star signs with college program

The Burke County High School track star who turned in the most successful state appearance in the school’s history last week made his college plans official yesterday (Thursday). Damion "DJ" Johnson signed a full grant and aid agreement with Rend Lake College. The junior college, located in Ina, Illinois, boasts one of the most dominant track and field programs in the […]

New Photo Galleries

The True Citizen has posted several new photo galleries on our newly designed site.  Check out photos from "EBA Middle School Baseball," "Blakeney Elementary and EBA Elementary Field Day," "Boss Hog Womanless Beauty Pageant," and "Boss Hog’s Best." To view and purchase photos visit www.thetruecitizen.com.  Once you’re there, click on "New Photo Gallery" in the top left corner of the site.

Program to help families raising relatives’ children

Rosa Davis has been rearing children for more than a half-century. The Waynesboro greatgrandmother began her own family with the birth of her oldest son in 1955. Then, as her children were nearing adulthood, she took in an infant grandchild in 1977. Since then, she has welcomed three other grandchildren and even a great-grandchild into her home to live. At […]

Burke WMAs spared in downsizing

Burke County’s state-run wildlife management areas have been spared in a budgetcutting measure within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division announced last week that three WMAs will close and another will decrease in size come July 1 due to decreases in funds for the coming year. Burke County is home to four WMAs, including 8,100- acre […]