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EVENING ODDS

Adaptive Technologies Help Blind Student

Sometimes you just have to trust that you will be set on the right path.  “I prayed for guidance.” said Rhonda Russell. More...

Controversy erupts over city-owned building

An after school program's lease on a city-owned building is about to expire, and that has led to quite a controversy. The City of Waynesboro owns the building at 567 W. More...

Girl Scout Troop 20734 honors Earth Day

In celebrating Earth Day, Girl Scout Troop 20734 cleaned the park in Sardis Ga. The young girls from S.G.A. More...

Sports

Bears head to State

The Burke County Bears (8-17, 7-3) ended their regular season last week taking third place in the GHSA 3-AAAA competition and will enter the first round of the state tournament this Friday at Veterans High as the third seed in region 3-AAAA. More...

Burke County Netters finish season at state

The Burke County Netters finished the season at the state tourney last week with the girls falling to Mary Persons High School with a score of 2-3. The guys lost 2-3 to Perry.  More...

Dishmond Signs with Bluefield

Burke County High School Senior, Stephen Dishmond signed a football scholarship with Bluefield College in Bluefield, West Virginia on Tuesday, April 19. Pictured (l-r): Ordria Dishmond, mother; Stephen Dishmond, and Artis Dishmond, grandfather. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, APRIL 28   Burke Medical Gift Shop will host a Bargain Blowout from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Lobby. Everything will be $5.99. Books, gifts, toys, jewelry, games, and accessories will be available.  FRIDAY, APRIL 29   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Jones Grove Baptist  Jones Grove Baptist Church will host its Spring Revival April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. Guest minister Rev. Timothy Kirkland of Metropolitan Baptist Church will be conducting the services. Rev. 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 More...

County has become a tornado hot spot

It appears that Burke County may have become a hot spot for tornadoes According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we have experienced 9 tornadoes in the last 10 years. More...

TB case reported at Plant Vogtle

Westinghouse Corporation, the primary contractor for the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, issued the following statement Monday:  More...

Annual Relay For Life Set for Saturday at BCHS

The annual Relay For Life, the major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held this Saturday, April 30 at the Burke county High School football stadium.  This year's event will start at 3 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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SOMEBODY

This week I wax wistful. Among Southerners, pondering days of old is nearly an art form. We love to reminisce. But, sometimes the reminiscing doesn't go where we hope. Yes, I'm wistful. And a tad PO'd. More...

PLACES YOU SHOULD NOT GO---PART III

Few topics are as loaded and controversial as gender. For most Americans the assignment of male and female is a natural and irrefutable reality. We are recognized at birth as either male or female and it is registered on our birth certificate. More...

For The Record

GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT

IN The superior Court of Burke County  State of Georgia  In RE: GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT FOR The OCTOBER TERM 2015  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Just Walkin' the dog  A Keysville man told deputies his brother had taken his pit bull for a walk without permission. But, the real problem was that they never came back.  Officers advised him to take out a warrant.  Mule Blues  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Apr. 18-24

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Obituaries

Jacqueline Dorothy Kelley

Jacqueline Dorothy Kelley Thompson “Jackie” went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2016 and joined her husband Robert “Bob” Courtright Thompson, her mother Ruby Alma Rackley Kelley, her father James Raymond Kelley Sr., her brot More...

Rosie Lee Wilkerson

Mrs. Rosie Lee Wilkerson of Sardis, Ga. entered into eternal rest on  Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April  30, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1350 Millhaven Road  Sylvania, Ga. More...

Angel M. Colon

Mr. Angel M. Colon, age 84 of Hephzibah, died Saturday morning, April 23, 2016 at his residence.  More...