September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Food safety during power outages

As I write this article, it is uncertain exactly how Burke County and her citizens will be affected by Hurricane Irma. Although we pray that damage is minimal, it still seems quite likely that we will experience power outages. More...

Slowly Butt Smokin’ wins Racks by the Tracks

Slowly Butt Smokin’ proved they had the best racks around. More...

Celebrating the Constitution

A Celebration of the U.S. Constitution will be held at the Burke County Museum Saturday, Sept. 16. American flags and copies of the Constitution will be given to attendees.  More...

Sports

Spartans start winning streak

Coming off a huge win against Westminster, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans were hoping to make it two in a row when facing Robert Toombs Christian Academy last week, and they did just that – they defeated the RTCA Crusaders 32-27 in a nail-bi More...

Lady Spartans 0-2 in region play

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans softball team began region play on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and fell 11-0 to the Pinewood Lady Patriots. More...

Bears pummel Panthers for fourth straight win

The 3- AAAA Burke County Bears (4-0) defeated 3-AAAAAA Lakeside High (0-3) 38-3 on Friday night in Evans.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14  The Burke County Farm- To-School Program will hold its weekly Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion located on 855 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The farmers market is now accepting EBT payments. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

MONDAY Hot Dog w/ WW Bun Turkey & Cheese on WW Bread Packaged Salad French Fries Baked Beans Cole Slaw Fresh Cantaloupe Cake Assorted Milk   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 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  More...

Retired officer Bobbie Jockel dies

A woman who served the citizens of Waynesboro and Burke County for more than 20 years lost her fight against cancer last week.  Bobbie Jockel, 63, was a law enforcement officer for both the Waynesboro Police Department and the Burke County Sheri More...

Animal services director named

Burke County Commissioners approved the appointment of a new Animal Services Director at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.  With nineteen years of experience in animal services, Peter Williams is currently employed in Maryland with the Mont More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 19, 2007   Sheriff Greg Coursey said he would be a candidate for his eighth term in office.  A new alcohol ordinance for the City of Waynesboro was passed by a 3-2 vote by city council. More...

PRE ARRIVAL

I never panic.  Ever.  I pride myself in keeping a relatively cool head when things happen unexpectedly, whether the episode is small, like finding that my truck has a flat tire when I am about to get in it, or, when it's more serious, like More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT SEPT. 18

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court civil/criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr., presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. More...

CRASHES CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES

Traffic was blocked on Highway 56 at Byne Sunshine Road last Thursday, Sept. 7, for several hours as crews worked to extract the driver of this SUV, pictured above, after it crashed into a tractor trailer. More...

GasBuddy publishes live data visualizations of fuel outages, wait times and price spreads

Media, government agencies and consumers in hurricane affected areas of the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Sandra C. Long

Mrs. Sandra C. Long, 74, entered into rest Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. She was born in Millen and was a lifelong resident of Burke County. She graduated from S.G.A. High School in 1961 and from Georgia Southern University in 1964 with BA in Education. More...

Michelle Anderson Daley

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Michelle Anderson Daley, 35, of Swainsboro on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.  More...

Malcolm E. Sampson

Mr. Malcolm E. Sampson of Hephzibah, 57, entered into eternal rest on Sept. 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Bark Camp Baptist Church, 1327 Magruder Road, Midville. More...