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Student thespians present Alice in Wonderland

Don’t be late! Don’t be late for this very important date!  The Burke County High School Thespian Society will present Alice in Wonderland on Feb. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the James D. Smith Auditorium.  More...

Winning spell

Edmund Burke Academy’s Rosemary Durant is the winner of the first ever Burke County Private School Spelling Bee. More...

Down the pipe

Metal thieves had their way with what was left of the Elba Express. More...

For The Record

For 45 days

City council yanks Club Elite’s license

The doors can stay open at Club Elite, but the beer taps will be dry.  In a unanimous decision Monday night, Waynesboro City Council members voted to suspend the pool hall’s beer and wine license for 45 days – a move that came nine d More...

From the Blotter

Just walk away   A Waynesboro man could have skipped a trip to the county jail if he’d only walked away.  More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 31  More...

Burke Happenings

Childbirth classes

Free childbirth classes will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 8 and 9 and Feb. 15 and 16, at Enterprise Community Healthy Start, located at 114 Dogwood Drive in Waynesboro. The series is designed to inform and prepare all expectant parents. More...

Church News

Church News

William Grove  William Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its first Rainbow Tea program 3: 30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20.  The Rev. Darryl Burns, pastor, invites the public. More...

Debutantes/Debonairs inducted

The Burke County Debutante/Debonair Society inducted ten seniors into the class of 2011. The induction was held at Neely Grove CME Church on Sunday, Feb. 6. More...

People

Miss Campbell marries Mr. Mautz

Miss Chelsea Merriam Campbell became the bride of Mr. Matthew Thomas Mautz, 6 p.m., June 26, 2010 at St. Simons Methodist Church in St. Simons Island with the Rev. James E. More...

Country Cooking

Pork chops are right up there at the top of the menu as far as Southerners are concerned. Most like them fried, but many will change their minds when they sample these chops baked on a bed of rice that’s drenched in beef broth.  More...

People in the News

GSU Dean’s List   Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,331 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 Summer Semester Dean’s List. 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...

16-year-old killed

Life in prison for 2007 murder

A 38-year-old Waynesboro man convicted of killing a 16- year-old boy with an assault weapon will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Burke County jury said Tuesday Stanley Eugene Howard is guilty of murder in the Aug. More...

A new chief

Newly hired Alfonzo Williams calls for sweeping changes at Waynesboro Police Department

Within minutes after he was hired as Waynesboro’s interim police chief, Alfonzo Williams vowed to make sweeping changes at the troubled agency.  “I have an aggressive agenda that’s going to require a lot of cooperation,” More...

Editorial

New police chief says thanks, shares vision

Editor:  My family and I are humbled by the unwavering support of the citizens of this community. I am honored to be able to serve you, the loyal citizens of our community. More...

DA Wright is excellent choice

Editor:  On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ashley Wright on her recent appointment by Gov. More...

Thanks, Way Family

Editor: Chris Way loved his hometown of Waynesboro. When we were teenagers, I spent one weekend with his family. His father, mother and sister (Linda) were wonderful people. More...

Sports

BC to host region basketball tourney

Burke County will play host to the region 3A-AAA boys' and girls' basketball tournament next week.  Although the girls' standings are pretty clear entering the tournament, with Burke County currently holding down the No. More...

Bears fall to WACO in rematch; beat Cross Creek

The Bears fought for a win on senior night but came up just five points short.  More...

WACO ousts Lady Bears in last quarter comeback

The Burke County Lady Bears came up just short on senior night.  Despite leading 41-33 at the half, the Lady Bears fell to Washington County 85-72 in front of a packed crowd last Friday night.  More...

Obituaries

Virginia Phelps Fulford

Mrs. Virginia Phelps Fulford, 98, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Burke Medical Center. The funeral was conducted at First United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. The Rev. Sam Vernon officiated. More...

Eula Lee Utley

Miss Eula Lee Utley of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. More...

Vina Mae Cunningham

Mrs. Vina Mae Cunningham of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at noon at Thankful Baptist Church with the Eve. More...

School News

Burke County FFA celebrates 2010 National FFA Week, February 7-13

Burke County FFA will celebrate National FFA Week February 7-13, 2010. More...

Middle School Officers

The Burke County Middle School FFA officers main focus is to recruit FFA members that are excited about the organization. More...

High School Officers

The Burke County High School FFA Officers have worked diligently throughout the year to attract a variety of non traditional FFA members. More...