June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke County man killed in car crash Sunday

Another crash this week has marked the 10th traffic fatality in Burke County.  More...

News

BCSO host two-day leadership program

They aren’t just enforcers of the law; officers take an oath to serve and protect. Last week, 30-year law enforcement veteran Dean Crisp reminded them to always remember why they chose their profession.  More...

True Citizen recognized for reporting efforts

The True Citizen has received a Georgia Press Association award for reporting.  More...

Walker to lead Wadley Police force

A veteran sheriff’s deputy is trading in his lieutenant brass to be the top cop in a neighboring city.  Burke County Sheriff’s Office Lt. More...

Sports

Grubisa Strong

More than $6,000 was raised on Saturday to go toward the “Build a Home for Christopher” fund. More...

Obituaries

Leland Clifford Wise, Sr.

Mr. Leland Clifford Wise, Sr., age 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Mr. Wise, a Bulloch County native , joined the U.S. Army shortly after graduating from Stilson High School in 1947. More...

Jimmy Lee Mells

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Jimmy Lee Mells, age 59, entered into eternal rest on June 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center Church, 710 Stone Avenue, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Beatrice M. Griffin

Sardis, GA- Mrs. Beatrice M. Griffin, age 85, entered into eternal rest on June 12, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 719 N. Hill Street, Sardis, GA. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Lonnie Oellerich   Lonnie Oellerich of Hephzibah was named to the dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., for spring 2018 semester. More...

Hands free law effective July 1

As the number of deaths on Georgia roadways continues to rise each year, lawmakers are now requiring that citizens put down the electronic devices and pay attention to their driving.  On July 1, House Bill 673 will take effect, and even though t More...

Traffic stop leads to hefty drug bust

Several felony charges were brought against a Hephzibah man after sheriff’s deputies discovered an assortment of drugs in his vehicle.  More...

Editorial

HELLO….. PATIENCE…. PART TWO

When we look around and make observations everyday - and we all do, I wonder how different people deal with carelessness, ignorance and downright stupidity. That’s how this column began last week. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

DADDY WAS

Daddy had a saying.  "I'm a pretty good ol' hoss doctor."  Indeed, he was.  More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JUNE 18

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 106 patients' calls during the week ending June 10.  73 of the calls resulted in transports, including 46 to Augusta hospitals and 2 to other out of county hospitals. More...

Georgia state Patrol report

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 8 traffic crashes during the month of May, 2018 in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the crashes resulted in 5 injuries and 4 deaths.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Vacation Bible School  Cornerstone Christian Center Church continues its Vacation Bible School through June 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. The theme for this year is “Game On.” Special guests will include the Garden City Seahawks. More...