June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Vogtle construction reached agreement

PLANT VOGTLE

While new agreements have been made concerning the Vogtle construction project, not all of them have been approved.  More...

News

Two local students tapped as finalists in Governor’s Honors Program

Thousands are nominated; fewer interview as semi-finalists; and only about 500 actually attend. This year, two local high schoolers are among the honorees chosen for the 2017 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). More...

FIREWORKS FUND RAISING CONTINUES

Just a few weeks remain to contribute to Mad Anthony’s Big Boom. The city is still nearly $2,500 shy of the $8,000 needed for the July 3 fireworks show. More...

BCMS robotics team competes in region

#aGirlCanChangeTheWorld

What happens when 13 eighth grade girls from Burke County Middle School start a robotics team, build a robot from scratch and enter it into a regional robotics competition? Magic.  More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JUNE 5-11

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Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JUNE 19

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court civil/criminal session with Judge Michael N. Annis, presiding. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Church Picnic  Blount Chapel Baptist Church, 684 Blount Chapel Road, near Vidette, will hold its church picnic June 14, and will host its Youth Day program 10 a.m. June 25. The public is invited.  Annual Summer Revival Services  More...

People

Ledbetter, Chester exchange vows

Miss Katherine Anne Ledbetter of Charleston, S.C., became the bride of Mr. William Dalton Chester of Summerville, S.C., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The Rev. Carmen C. More...

Local man killed in Tift County crash

The Burke County community is mourning the death of a local man following a wreck last Tuesday in Tift County.  More...

Do you know why we celebrate?

A brief history of Flag Day

Today, June 14, is observed as Flag Day in the United States.  More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 20, 2007  Lucious Abrams defeated S. Ronald Reed to succeed the late Woodrow Harvey as Burke County Commissioner for District 1.  Burke County commissioners designated June 23 as “Dr. B. More...

WWDD?

It wasn't working very quickly, my idea to empty water off of a low spot on the canvas boat cover. It had rained heavily, and, apparently, I hadn't strapped the cover down tight enough to keep it from collecting rainwater.  More...

Sports

Bears baseball team attends Mississippi State for camp

The Burke County Bears baseball team attended the Mississippi State University baseball camp last week, thanks to the Burke County High School Dugout Club and various community members.  More...

Obituaries

J. Brad Jones

J. Brad Jones, 43, entered into rest June 6, 2017. He was a native and grew up in Louisville but has been a resident of Waynesboro for the past 15 years. More...

Betty Ellison Flake

Betty Ellison Flake of Girard, Ga., 86, passed away at her residence Sunday, June 11, 2017.  Mrs. Flake was born in Screven County and was a lifelong resident of Girard, Georgia. More...

Solomon "Boo" Ellison

Mr. Solomon "Boo" Ellison of Girard, Ga., age 78, entered into eternal rest on June 3, 2017. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Smith Chapel AME Zion Church, 9571 Highway 23 South, Girard, GA. More...

Legals

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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...