March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST UNDERWAY

Burke County second, third and fourth-graders have two weeks to hatch a good story. The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro have partnered for a creative writing contest open to local elementary students. More...

News

RAZING THE ROOF

… and everything else

Five more are down.  A handful of Waynesboro’s worst houses were leveled last week, bringing the count to 82 dilapidated homes to be razed, repaired or rebuilt since 2003.  More...

Unemployment rate bumps to 9.4 percent

Burke County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January to 9.4 percent.  According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the number of jobless residents grew from 859 in December 2013 to 880 in January 2014, pressing the rate up .2 percent More...

Assistance available for devastated timber stands

Landowners who suffered major losses to timber stands during February’s ice storm still have time to request federal assistance.  Acreage that suffered severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Forest Rehabilitation More...

Sports

Hephzibah boxer remains undefeated

ANOTHER KNOCKOUT

He did it again.  Hephzibah boxer Divante Jones made fast work of his third professional fight.  Saturday night he took down North Carolina’s Avery Hines in less than one minute.  Divante actually sent the 35-year-old to the floo More...

Spartans win baseball season opener

After a couple of cancelled games, Spartan baseball is finally underway, and what better way to start off the season than with a win.  The Spartans faced Bulloch Academy in their first game and got the 5-4 win. More...

EBA golfers host Augusta schools

The Spartans picked up a second place finish Thursday when they hosted Augusta Prep and Westminster. More...

Obituaries

Nina Ficklin, elections board member dies

Miss Nina Ficklin, a 26-year member of the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration, died at her residence near Alexander. More...

John Richard “Ricky” Greiner, Sr.

John Richard “Ricky” Greiner, Sr. of Hephzibah, 57, entered into rest Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Jack and Joyce Greiner. More...

George William “Bill” Quick

Mr. George William “Bill” Quick of Waynesboro, age 82, entered into rest Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta. 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 election. More...

TOP FINISHES

Burke County High School blew away the competition at their first home track meet. Above, Amaya Bonner clears a hurdle, while Keonna Bryant prepares to jump. Bryant took first place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.15 seconds. More...

Gunman gets 20 years in 14-year-old’s death

The man who fatally shot a 14- year-old Burke County boy will spend the next 20 years behind bars.  Ernest Danielle Ward III, 21, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of John Preston Jr., who was killed Nov. More...

More than 100 guns stolen from late judge

While Burke County was mourning the death of State Court Judge Jerry Daniel, somebody was casing his cabin in Keysville.  According to Burke County deputies, the late judge was an avid gun collector and was believed to have had more than 100 fir More...

Editorial

BACK PEW FAUX PAS

I wasn’t always as sophisticated as I am these days.  Hard to imagine, I know.  Hopefully I’ve learned a little with the passage of time.  I was raised on the hard wood benches and rafter rattling sermons of a small country More...

WHAT’S GOING ON?

My family and I have spent the last week on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina thanks to the hospitality of my highly successful niece and her husband.  More...

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For The Record

Meth lab, firearms found

in Girard

They were looking for a sawed-off shotgun.  They found a meth lab.  A GBI hazmat team was called to Girard last Thursday after deputies discovered all the ingredients and apparatus for cooking methamphetamine inside an abandoned home off Cr More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings March 10-16

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW   Alcoholics Anonymous has resumed at Sardis Baptist Church. The open meetings are held, 8 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information call 706-551-0223.  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19   More...

People

Samuel Alton Black

John and Terri Black of Millen announce the birth of their son, Samuel Alton Black, born December 4, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 ¼ inches long.  More...

Miss Jackson to wed Mr. Powell

David and Lue Jackson of Midville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Charmaine Jackson, to Willie Aaron Powell, the son of Willie Powell Sr. More...

Miss Morris, Mr. Daniel to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Morris of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Livia Ann Morris, to Everett Byrd Daniel of Waynesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...