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Waynesboro is stop on 435-mile yard sale

Waynesboro is on the route of a behemoth yard sale that will snake across the state May 7-8.  At least 25 cities have already committed to “Sherman’s Trail Yard Sale,” which will course through the heart of Georgia along the pa More...

Jobless rate dips to 11.6 percent

The unemployment rate in Burke County dipped slightly to 11.6 percent, according to preliminary figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor.  More...

Chamber Connection

Integrating Social Media into your Business

Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, aren’t just for your kids and grandkids anymore. Did you know the average age of social network users is 37, and the average age of all Facebook users is 38? More...

Sports

Bears pick up win over Hephzibah, suffer first region loss

The Bears pulled out an important region win over Hephzibah last week but were unable to remain undefeated in 3S-AAA when they faced Cross Creek later in the week. More...

Crusaders edge past Spartans

The EBA baseball team suffered its first region loss of the season last week at the hands of the Robert Toombs Crusaders.  Despite holding Robert Toombs scoreless for most of the game, the Spartans let their lead slip away in the closing innings More...

Patterson’s Pirates suffer first loss

Former Burke County High School standout Julius Patterson put in a good performance with his semi-pro team, the Georgia Pirates, last weekend but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the Gainesville Gladiators.  Patterson carried the ball 17 More...

Obituaries

Gerald P. “Bud” Stroud

Gerald Philip “Bud” Stroud, 96, of Augusta, Ga., husband of Mildred Jacobs Stroud, entered into rest Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. More...

Jean E. Ellison

Ms. Jean E. Ellison of Sardis, Ga., died on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.   Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Annie Booker

Annie Booker of Midville, Ga., passed on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Vitas Hospice in Stockbridge, Ga., at the age of 87. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 6, (today) at 2 p.m. at St. More...

School News

BCMS and BCHS FFA members test their knowledge

Students from Burke County High School and Middle School recently traveled to Swainsboro to compete in a Floriculture, Discussion Meet and FFA Quiz. More...

SGA Character Cubs

“Being Responsible” was the positive/character trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of February. More...

WPS Character

Waynesboro Primary School Character Students for the month of February are Janai Johnson, Pre- K; Dylan Flakes, kindergarten; Jaedon Middleton, first grade; and Jolie Lagman, second grade. More...

Special election requested for commission seat

In their first meeting since the death of vice chairman Alphonso Andrews, Burke County Commissioners requested a special election to fill his vacant District 2 seat.  More...

County to purchase downtown property

Burke County Commissioners aren’t committing to a location for the proposed new judicial center, but they are moving to purchase property downtown that could be an option.  More...

Mastering the game

Junior golfers gain experience at TaylorMade tourney

The pros may be in Augusta this week but junior golfers got the royal treatment in Waynesboro.  The fifth annual TaylorMade Adidas Invitational teed off Saturday morning at the Waynesboro Country Club, bringing more than 130 high school golfers More...

Editorial

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RFD

Spring has come to Burke County when you see the Strawberry Patch stands go up.  I can't wait to get my strawberries. A new twist many are using with strawberries is adding them to a green salad.  More...

Dixie Divas

THE DUCT TAPE CHRONICLES

In digging through the material remains of what I consider to be my heart’ s one and only home, I have smiled repeatedly, even chuckled out loud on occasion, at Mama’s thriftiness.  More...

For The Record

Sardis police chief sacked

Sardis’ Chief of Police has been fired.  In a called meeting Thursday night, city council reportedly voted to get rid of their top cop, Chief John Finley. However, The True Citizen has not been able to learn much more.  More...

“McDonald’s Five”

One arrested, one more wanted

Waynesboro police have arrested their fourth suspect in the 2010 McDonald’s hold- up while their fifth and final remains on the lam.  Antonio Dixon, 19, turned himself in at the Burke County Jail last Thursday after officers made repeated More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Sunday, March 27  • Thomas Jarrel McNair, 26, of Highway 80 West, Waynesboro, was arrested for obstructing or hindering a law en More...

Burke Happenings

Confederate Memorial Service

Margaret Jones #27 United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold their annual Confederate Memorial Service, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 9 at Buckhead Church, located near Perkins. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association Lenten services are as follows:  April 6 – Thomas Grove Baptist, the Rev. Bobby Williams Sr.;  April 13 – Raise Bridge, the Rev. More...

People

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Emmalyn Rose Cook

Wint and Katie Cook of Thomson announce the birth of their daughter, Emmalyn Rose, born Feb. 1, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

People in the News

Amy Bunn   More...

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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...