November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia Field Trials officer dies in wreck

One of Burke County’s biggest field trials supporters died in a single vehicle accident Friday morning.  Connie Bailey Burgamy, 61, was killed instantly when she wrecked her SUV not far from her Bailey Road home in the Gough area.  More...

News

Di-Lane manager retires from Department of Natural Resources

After nearly three decades of managing land and looking after resources across Georgia, the manager at Di-Lane Plantation is retiring.  Steve Kyles worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for 30 years and spent the last three in B More...

COMMISSIONERS SPLIT ON TAX RATE

Property owners may not catch tax break after all

Burke County property owners may not get a generous tax break after all.  Commissioners have opted not to scale back a portion of the property tax rate despite urging from the board’s chairman.  The board began the process of approvi More...

FROM PRISON TO POPULOUS

Nov. 30 program focuses on reentry into community

They’ve served their time … now what?  This Sunday, an eclectic group of educators, ministers and former-felons will discuss the reentry of prisoners into the community.  More...

Sports

HEARTBREAK IN COLQUITT STADIUM

Bears end winning season in second round

Their faces said it all as the Bears made their way to the sideline for the last time after falling to Woodward Academy 28-6 in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.  The game had started off well for Burke County High School, and t More...

EBA disappointed by Hilton Head Prep

Edmund Burke’s Lady Spartans faced off against a quality Hilton Head Prep team last Wednesday in a tournament hosted by Bulloch Academy.  EBA got off to a slow start but had a strong second quarter and went to the locker room with only a 4 More...

Burke Outdoors

Parker Eastmead, at right, took down this eightpoint, 210 pound buck on Nov. 14. Parker, who will turn 14 on Sunday, was hunting with his father, Jay, on private land in Burke County. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

THANKSGIVING MEALS  Cornerstone & Rosemont   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...

Sunday sales, liquor by the drink on tap

More liberal liquor laws will soon be in place for unincorporated parts of Burke County.  If a new county alcohol ordinance is passed without a hitch come Dec. More...

Burke man gunned down in front yard

A paroled drug dealer was murdered in front of his Burke County home.  Kendrick Donnell Harris, 25, was fatally shot around 12:20 a.m. More...

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. More...

Editorial

A WEEK

The first day of Thanksgiving week, Sunday night, a few hours until deadline.  Deadline.  That accursed word that writers hate. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 1, 2004  After leading the state in unemployment percentages for six out of the past ten months, Burke County’s rate declined for two consecutive months. More...

For The Record

GRAND JURY

Indictments made in sexting teacher, infant abuse cases

A Burke County grand jury has made indictments in two high profile cases.  The jury returned “true bills” against a former high school teacher arrested for sexting a student, as well as a young father accused of fracturing his infant More...

Gunman gets 65 years for Christmas Day holdup

A gunman was sent to prison for 65 years without parole for assaulting and trying to rob two men last Christmas.  Deldric Antonio Hughes, 31, stood trial last week for two counts each of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assau More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

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Obituaries

Connie Bailey Burgamy

Connie Bailey Burgamy of Vidette, Ga., 61, entered into rest Friday, November 21, 2014. She was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and attended Georgia College in Milledgeville. More...

R.L. Flakes

Mr. R.L. Flakes of Girard, Ga., 86, entered into rest Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 11, 1928 in Girard to the late Marvin and Malvia Flakes. Mr. More...

People

Miss Bowles, Mr. Vineyard exchange vows

WEDDING

Miss Kelly Marie Bowles became the bride of Mr. Andrew Noah Vineyard at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Perry’s Landing in Hephzibah, Georgia with Brother Earl Saxon officiating.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

RELAY FOR LIFE

Commitee prepares for annual event

Burke County’s Relay For Life committee has a full schedule as the countdown begins for the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser to be held here next May.  The theme for the 2015 Relay For Life event, scheduled for May 2, is Hunting More...

SGA MATH MANIA COMPETITION

SGA Elementary School students recently participated in a Math Mania competition. Every student had an opportunity to participate in his/her grade level competition. More...