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2017 New Year's Resolutions

To keep my desk (top only) organized and clean … will work on the whole offi ce next year! – Rolene Rowell More...

News

ELECTED OFFICIALS BEGIN NEW TERMS

It’s a new year and with it comes some new faces to the leadership of this county. A number of newly elected and re-elected officials were sworn into office on Dec. 20, at the Burke County Courthouse. More...

Burke County Extension Welcomes New 4-H Agent

On Oct. 1, Meridith Franks began working as Burke County’s 4-H Youth Development Agent. More...

Area students headed to Border Bowl

Football season for Burke County isn’t over just yet. More...

For The Record

New Year’s Resolution: Avoid These Scams

While making your New Year’s resolutions list, did you include goals on budgeting and spending wisely? The Better Business Bureau encourages consumers to take charge of their finances, shop and buy wisely, and stay away from marketplace scams. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JANUARY 9

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2016 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 13 traffic crashes during the month of December 2016 in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Fresh Start Revival   St. John Baptist Church will hold its annual Fresh Start Revival Jan. 3-5, at 7:30 nightly. Rev. Tracy Wheeler of Atlanta will be guest speaker. Pastor Bobby Williams Jr. invites the public. 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  More...

MURDER INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

Investigators are still searching for information that may lead them to who killed a local man.  Last Wednesday morning, the body of 25-year-old Daniel Phalon Triplett was discovered on H. More...

Small town guy with big dreams

He’s a Burke County native who’s following his dreams of becoming a household name.  More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  I just read this week’s letter to the editor voicing disappointment with the approved increases in the new Sheriff Williams’s salary and department expenditures. More...

LIFE'S A DANCE

My taste in music has changed over the years. For a long time country was my favorite. More...

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Sports

Spartans struggle to win close games

The Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy competed in the Brentwood Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29, losing both games as 2016 came to an end.  More...

Lady Spartans defeat Augusta Prep in buzzer beater

The Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy played in a tournament at Brentwood Academy on Dec. 28-29 in Sandersville. They split with a win and a loss during the tournament to make their season overall record 6-6.  More...

Obituaries

Carroll Douglas Flakes

Mr. Carroll Douglas Flakes of Hephzibah, Ga., loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, died peacefully, surrounded by his beloved family, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 90. He was born to parents Mariah and J.L. More...

Margaret Palmer

Mrs. Margaret Palmer of Waynesboro entered into rest Dec. 23, 2016. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at C.A. Reid Sr. Funeral Home, Waynesboro Chapel. The homegoing service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Henry Utley, Jr.

Mr. Henry Utley, Jr., of Waynesboro, Ga., 77, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m. at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, 2154 Seven Oaks Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...