September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Radio’s “Miss Monitor” remembered at home

Midville’s “Tedi” Thurman

She was a 5-foot-7 bombshell with a drawl that could melt the snow in Spokane.  The nation said goodbye Saturday to one of its most famous radio personalities – the Miss Monitor weathergirl Tedi Thurman.  More...

Seven charged in Westgate burglaries

Teenage crime ring

They should have been studying for middle school, but they were breaking into their neighbors’ homes.  Waynesboro police investigators have broken up a burglary ring they blame for at least five recent break-ins in the Westgate subdivision More...

News

Congressional candidates tout strengths for Burke

District 12 race

The race to represent Georgia’s 12th Congressional District is being closely watched as one that could go either way, and both candidates are fighting for votes in Burke County.  The race marks the first since redistricting based on 2010 C More...

Casino Night tickets on sale

Early bird tickets are on sale for Casino Night 2012  The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority fundraiser will kick off at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. More...

BMX-man

Second grader makes name on track

He was 2-and-a-half when the training wheels came off.  Since then, it’s been hard to catch up with Nathan Weeks.  The 8-year-old has shot to the top of the BMX racing scene and is already outriding boys twice his age.  More...

For The Record

Teen shoots sleeping step-father

A Burke County man was shot while he lay sleeping in his bed.  Wendell Washington, 47, was admitted to an Augusta hospital Monday night with gunshot wounds to his arm, thigh and knee.  More...

Two-county chase ends with crash

A Hephzibah couple is worse for wear after a two-county police chase ended poorly for them.  Richmond County investigators spotted them in a stolen VW van last Wednesday and crossed over the Burke County line when 45- year- old Lorenzo Freddie T More...

From the Blotter

Jail bait  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Magnolia Springs Work Day Save Our State Parks Day/National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be a volunteer work day at Magnolia Springs State Park that morning. More...

Church News

Church News

True Foundation   True Foundation Ministries will hold a Faith Revival, 7 o’clock nightly, Wednesday, Sept. 26-Friday, Sept. 28. The speaker will be Pastor Lane of Green Branch Ministries. Bishop Raymond E. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s e More...

Breaking News - 9/30/2012 7:20 PM

Murder suspect surrenders - Free Access

Brandon Mickens, 19, turned himself in this afternoon (Sunday) in Richmond County. He is charged with the early morning murder of Rockreges Sursson, 24. More...

Breaking News - 9/30/2012 1:25 PM

Waynesboro man murdered - Free Access

Suspect ID'd

Deputies are looking for Brandon Mickens. The 19-year-old Waynesboro man (pictured) allegedly shot and killed Rockreges Sursson, 24, early this morning (Sunday) while he was walking to his car at Club 351 on Bates Road. More...

Lady Bears Finish Season with Winning Record

The Lady Bears won last night against Richmond Academy 13-10 and clinched the 2 seed for the 3B-AAAA region. More...

Mother denied immunity in boyfriend's death

A young mother who says she stabbed her fiancé to death in self-defense was denied immunity from prosecution Monday.  Fallon Channel Brady, 29, is charged with malice murder, felony murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a cri More...

Hospital may rely on loans

Job cuts?

County taxpayers won’t likely be paying higher property tax bills to fund the hospital’s recovery.  Burke County Hospital Authority members have begun exploring other options to cover the nearly $5 million needed to rebound the facil More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago – September 25, 2002  More...

Don Lively

THE BEST BAD HABITS

( I’m traveling this week. Please enjoy this encore column from 2008.)  Bad habits are hard to break. That’s why January 1st was invented, so people could make halfhearted pledges to alter old behaviors. More...

Sports

Bears tackle Cross Creek Thursday

On television

The Burke County Bears travel to south Augusta this Thursday night to play their second sub-region game of the year against the Cross Creek Razorbacks.  The weeknight game will take place in order for the matchup between the two Region 3-AAAA No More...

Bears come back to defeat Statesboro

The Burke County Bears battled it out tooth and claw to defeat the Statesboro Blue Devils 35-14 at the Bear Den last Friday.  Statesboro struck early scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter and taking out Bears’ senior wide receiver Ke More...

Spartans win offensive thriller

Three Spartans rushed for 100 yards or more each during Edmund Burke’s 46-41victory over the two-time defending state champion.  More...

Obituaries

Allie Beatrice Abrams

Ms. Allie Beatrice Abrams, 78, died at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.   More...

Rosa Lee Burton

Ms. Rosa Lee Burton of Riverdale died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

School News

110 Lots & Land

BURKE COUNTY 34 ACRES – 27 acres open, $51,000. Shivers Real Estate, 706- 833-9114. www.GeorgiaLand.com.  BURKE COUNTY 61 ACRES – Winter Road, open $123,000. Shivers Real Estate, 706-833-9114. www.GeorgiaLand.com   More...

115 Homes for Sale Burke County

214 BRIAR CREEK ESTATES ROAD – 3 BR, 1 BA, 953 sq.ft. home. 4.65 acres of land. mikesmithrealty@bellsouth.net.   More...

120 Homes for Sale Richmond County

3 BR 2 BA Home For Sale. Convenient to Fort Gordon, Plant Vogtle, other industries. Near Hwy. 25 and Windsor Springs Rd. $136,900. Sept. 19, 26  3 BR, 2 BA home in Buckhead, large fenced back yard, $102,000. More...