February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

4-H Public Speaking Prepares Students for the Future

Public speaking is known to be the number one fear of adults in America. More...

Spartan Rock Auction this Friday

Edmund Burke Academy students are set to rock the stage to help raise money for their beloved school.  This Friday, March 2, the school will hold its annual Spartan Rock Auction, Art Show and Talent Show.  More...

George Washington slept here

Legend has it that George Washington slept at Pearce’s Inn owned by Joshua Pearce in Screven County, while on his Southern Tour in 1791.  More...

For The Record

Victim holds men at gunpoint until authorities arrive

Two Augusta men are behind bars after the man they attempted to rob held them at gunpoint until authorities arrived.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency answered 103 patients' calls the week of Feb.19 -- 25. Of those, 70 were transported - 36 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out-of-county hospital. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 19-25

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Obituaries

Rufus Julian Eskew

Mr. Rufus Julian Eskew, 80, entered into rest Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He was a longtime resident of Burke County. He worked for 37 years at Blanchard Equipment and attended Bethel Baptist Church.  Mr. More...

Efronzer Jones, Sr.

Mr. Efronzer Jones, Sr. of Aiken, S.C., age 62, entered into eternal rest February 21, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Watkinsville Baptist Church, 1681 Hwy 24 West, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Greene Avery

Mr. Greene Avery of Waynesboro, age 69 , entered into eternal rest February 20, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, 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 cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Former MLB star returns home to give back

He’s returned to the fields where his baseball dreams were first planted, and he’s getting them ready for those following in his footsteps.  Between long days spent mowing grass and measuring base distances (among other things), Jona More...

Spring creative writing contest underway

This year, we’re ditching the egg and opening entries to even more students.  Despite what the groundhog said, spring is in the air, and with it comes Easter, April Fools’ Day and The True Citizen’s biannual creative writing co More...

Editorial

NOPE, NOT ABOUT RELIGION!

Martha Chalker is a Life and Business Coach with more than 20 years of experience. She can be reached at 706-564-4458.   More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 5, 2008  Meghan Spencer was named Burke County STAR Student for 2008.  Joe Shepherd of Waynesboro was one of two Georgia students scheduled to participate in the Game Show Network’s vocabulary championship. More...

Sports

Spartans finish season 11-15

After a hard fought season, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans traveled to Albany, to face the number one team, Deerfield-Windsor, in the first round of the state playoffs. The Spartans were defeated by the Knights 80-35 to end their season.  More...

Spartan baseball team prepares for stellar season

The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team, led by head coach Ben Skinner, began its season yesterday (Tuesday) as the Spartans faced the Augusta Prep Cavaliers. More...

Bears advance to Elite Eight

The Burke County High School Bears advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2018 GHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Wednesday. More...

School News

S.G.A. Positive Behavior/Character Cubs for February

“Express a Positive Attitude” was the Positive Behavior/Character trait for the month of February at S.G.A. Elementary School.  More...

BCMS holds career fair

Burke County Middle School eighth-graders had the opportunity to interview representatives from various businesses and agencies to get ideas on a variety of career options.  More...