February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Creative Writing Contest

We are once again calling on our local second-, third- and fourth-graders for their story-telling talents.  More...

News

1st Franklin recognized as the Diamond in the Rough branch

The girls at 1st Franklin Financial in Waynesboro may not have received the top honor just yet, but they’re well on their way.  More...

Welcome little one!

Andrew and Kelly Vineyard of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, Noah Carter Vineyard, born January 24, 2017 at 7:21 p.m. at University Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Chicken Filet Sandwich and Fruit & Cheese Plate w/ graham crackers Choices: House Salad, Mac & Cheese, Cabbage, Orange Sections, Fruit Cobbler   More...

Sports

Spartans finish season 7-17

The Spartans began the region tournament Tuesday, Feb. 14, hoping for a win but sadly fell short to the Crusaders of Trinity Christian School with a score of 57-52. More...

Lady Spartans end season in region playoffs

Edmund Burke Academy’s Lady Spartan basketball season came to an end last week after they were defeated 61-54 by the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators in the first round of the region playoffs. More...

Extra precautions required when recreating near water in the winter

When most people think of boating or recreation in or near waterways, they think of hot summer days, warm humid nights and water skiing or relaxing in the sun. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Shellman

Mrs. Margaret Shellman of Waynesboro, Ga., 64, entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Jones Grove Baptist Church, 182 Hickson Road, Midville, GA. More...

Ellie Lou Miles

A Celebration of Love and Life

Her Life Story   Ellie Lou Williams was born on May 3, 1931, to the late Jonah and Susie Williams in South Carolina. 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...

California crisis - How Waynesboro avoided a tragedy

Last week California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a $176.6 million spending plan to fund testing and cleanup of land surrounding the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon, Calif.  More...

Taste of Burke this Saturday

It’s not too late to get an advance ticket or to become a corporate sponsor for the 2017 Taste of Burke County.  More...

Street named in Jenkins’ honor

West Ninth Street in Waynesboro is now officially Pauline Jenkins Street. City council members unveiled the new street sign Monday night as the city honored the late mayor. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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MORE BIGGER THAN SMALL

Now, where were we?  Oh yes. More...

THE FREE STATE OF JONES

In 2010, Anchor Books published The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy authored by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer. The amazing significance of the book is that it is true. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS FEB. 13-19

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Motorcyclist seriously injured

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a late model black Dodge Charger which apparently caused a serious accident Tuesday afternoon.  An unidentified man was driving a motorcycle north on Highway 80 about four miles south of Way More...

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

The October 2016 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following true bill indictments during the Feb. 6, 2017 session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding: 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 Ash Wednesday. More...