February 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Urgent Care center to be built here

The Burke County Hospital Authority has announced plans to build the new facility at the north end of Waynesboro in the Hopkins Corner Shopping Center near Walmart. More...

News

Burke County sweethearts now thriving business owners

It all started in steel drums class.  Cody Bolden says his wife, back then a middle schoolaged Lauren Pavao, didn’t have much rhythm.  “But I caught his eye,” Lauren says with a playful laugh. More...

Tractor Supply making collections for FFA

On February 13th, the Tractor Supply Company store in Waynesboro joined others across the country collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in the community.  More...

Tips to complain effectively

Where do you turn when you have a misunderstanding with a company, store, or service provider? Better Business Bureau is here to help ease your frustration when it comes to resolving a dispute with a business.  More...

Sports

Bears begin season on the diamond

The Burke County High School varsity baseball team knows how to start a season. With three games under their belts, the Bears have also accumulated three wins, defeating Jenkins, Screven and Lincoln counties to start off their 2019 run.  More...

Lady Bears in sweet sixteen

If ever there were a time to see improvement, the state playoffs is a great place to start.  The Lady Bears fought through a tough season, falling just short of back-to-back region titles, and they are still pushing forward, having just earned t More...

Lady Spartans advance to final four

Not only have they made it to the final four in the state playoffs, the Lady Spartans set a school record last week with the most wins ever in a season.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

NACA Home Ownership Class Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 718 Perry St., Waynesboro, will host NACA Home Ownership Class 9a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The public is invited.  More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Jennifer Naas  Jennifer Naas, a sophomore piano pedagogy major from Waynesboro, was among approximately 550 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2018 President’s List, which recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade po More...

School News

BCHS students nominated for Governor’s Honors Program

Elite Burke County High School sophomores and juniors are selected from more than 3,000 students nominated from across the state for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). More...

NFL player visits BES

As the Rams and Patriots concluded the 2019 Super Bowl, all NFL teams are now in offseason mode. Children at Blakeney Elementary School were the beneficiaries of the latter. More...

EBA Students of the Month for January

Several students at Edmund Burke Academy were declared Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of January. More...

Two sentenced in landfill thefts

Two of the five men charged with stealing thousands of dollars in recyclable metal and copper wire from the Burke County landfill were sentenced in Superior Court last week.  More...

Just One

The True Citizen staff would like to say, “Job well done!” to our area FFA members at both Burke County high and middle school during this special week — National FFA Week.  More...

Hospital gets major donation from local bank

Waynesboro’s First National Bank has made a significant contribution to help the county’s local hospital, Burke Medical Center. The bank recently donated $53,000 to the hospital through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. More...

Editorial

BULLYING: AN ENORMOUS PROBLEM…PART ONE

Why do so many of our children experience bullying?  More...

Political Cartoon

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ONCE SAID

The old fellow was limping like he was in pain.  I say old but he was probably only ten or so years older than me so let's call him middle aged.  More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 11-17

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Charges being filed against former local pharmacist

A former Waynesboro pharmacist is currently facing a federal charge related to Oxycodone.  More...

EMA answers 25 fire calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 88 patients’ calls during the week ending February 17. Of those, 58 resulted in transports, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Edward Eugene Glisson, Sr.

Mr. Edward Eugene Glisson, Sr. entered into rest Friday, February 15, 2019. Mr. Glisson was born in Guyton, Georgia and was a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Jinnie Irene “Scootergal” Young

Waynesboro, GA- Ms. Jinnie Irene "Scootergal" Young, age 42, entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Vannie Louise Dixon

Sardis, GA- Mrs. Vannie Louise Dixon, age 68, entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2019. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Daniel Grove Baptist Church, 1986 Hancock Landing Rd Waynesboro, GA 30830. More...