December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax bills ready and can now be paid

Burke County Tax Commissioner Marian S. Jackson received the order to collect 2017 ad valorem tax from the Department of Revenue on Dec. 14. Millage rates have been entered in the motor vehicle billing system and are ready for collections.   More...

News

North Carolina hunter loses license for illegal killing

A Sylva, North Carolina man had his hunting privileges revoked after illegally killing a deer well known throughout eastern Burke County.  More...

BOY SCOUTS SEEKING LOCAL EAGLE SCOUTS

In an effort to locate, honor and unite all local Eagle Scouts, the Boy Scouts of America’s Creek River District is seeking all those who live in Burke County who earned the prestigious rank.  More...

Sardis mayor named to city council following resignation

The governing body for the City of Sardis will look very familiar come January. More...

For The Record

Two WPD officers complete training

Two Waynesboro police offi- cers have completed the LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) speed measurement course at the Georgia Police Academy.  The academy is a division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

State Patrol prepares for heavy holiday travel

As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are rapidly approaching, state troopers across Georgia are preparing for back-to-back holiday weekend patrols. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 97 patients’ calls the week of Dec. 11-17.  Of those calls, 66 were transported, 44 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Henry Cleckley Reddick

Mr. Henry Cleckley Reddick of Sardis, 83, entered into rest Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Mr. Reddick was born in Sardis and was a son of the late George and Lucy Reddick. More...

Jacqueline Wilkes Todd

Jacqueline Wilkes Todd, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. She was born July 30, 1957, to the late Curtis Franklin and Adell Jackson Wilkes. Mrs. Todd, formerly of Savannah, was a long-time resident of Pembroke. More...

Rev. James W. Clark

The Rev. James W. Clark of Hephzibah, 82, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 15, 2017. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th St., Waynesboro. 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...

Assailants shot by victim after robbery attempt

Though partially blinded by the blood in his eyes, Henry Daniel Jr. grabbed a loaded shotgun from his truck and fought back. More...

Chamber accepting nominations for citizen, business of the year

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the annual awards to be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the end of January.  The awards that will be presented are Citizen of the Year and Business of t More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor: Perhaps unknown to many of your readers, last Friday, Dec. 15, was a day of importance and economic significance in Burke County. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 26, 2007  Members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church removed all the copper coils from eight air conditioners, destroying all the units in the process.   More...

Sports

Lady Bears drop one game, pick up another

The Burke County Lady Bears (5-3) were defeated by North Augusta last Friday night Dec. 15, with a score of 60-27. On Saturday night, Dec. 16, they hosted Westside and came away with a 59-32 victory.  More...

Bears bounce back

The Burke County Bears (4-2) dropped a game to North Augusta last Friday night, Dec. More...

Spartans gain another victory against Eagles

The Spartans set foot into Eagle territory on Saturday, Dec. 16, in hopes of a win, and their execution of key plays earned them a 48-35 victory in the end.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20  All Burke County children from birth through age 12 are invited to the Burke County Sheriff's Office between 4-6:30 p.m. to meet Santa Claus. Each child will receive a gift (toy or stuffed animal). More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Christmas Service  Cornerstone Christian Center Church, 710 Stone Ave., Waynesboro, will hold its annual Christmas service 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. More...

School News

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy recently announced its Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of December. More...