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News

Vogtle 3 & 4

Delays granted but Georgia Power confident in big picture

Georgia Power officials acknowledged some scheduling setbacks in the construction of Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4 but remain confident the project can still be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.  More...

Staging a comeback for quail

Field day in Burke promotes bringing back Bobwhites

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) recently teamed up with a variety of conservation partners to host a Bobwhite Quail Management field day at Di-Lane Wildlife Management Area in Burke County. More...

Burke students attend natural resources workshop

Three Burke County teens were among nearly 200 high school students from across the state who attended a week-long workshop in Tifton to learn more about natural resources.  More...

Sports

Rings of fire

The Burke County Heat has championship rings to show for their fiery season. The traveling baseball team recently won second place at the state final four in Atlanta for the 12-and-under division. More...

Obituaries

Applicants sought for COP program

Waynesboro police are accepting the first round of applicants for their new COP program.  The citizens who are selected will patrol the city in a marked Crown Vic and report crimes and suspicious activity directly to the police dispatcher.  More...

Mrs. Ella MAe Roberson

Missing you still, you’re not here, but every day there’s always a reminder of you.  All the love you have taught us to have, how to share and have open arms for people whether they are family or not.  More...

Evelyn Jenkins Morgan

Mrs. Evelyn Jenkins Morgan, 98, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Sterling House of North Augusta, S.C.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. More...

People

Miss Fields to wed Mr. Kelley July 9

Calvin and Cynthia Kelley announce the engagement of their daughter, Calmethia Fields, to Ronriquec Kelly, son of the late Ronald Young and Patricia and Julius Smith Sr.  The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Roberson G More...

Kids out too late?

Parents will pay

Parents who aren’t responsible for their children will have to pay big. With so many teens roaming the streets between midnight and 5 a.m., Waynesboro police are taking a stand that could cost dead-beat guardians up to $1,000.  More...

Williams promoted to chief

Waynesboro no longer has an interim police chief.  Alfonzo Williams was promoted to Chief of Police last Friday after four months on the job.  His promotion falls in line with the retirement of former police chief Karl E. More...

Editorial

Other Voices

SHACKING UP CAN BE PRICEY

Even if unmarried cohabitation seems to make financial sense, the long term costs can be high   The headline this week read “Shacking up without marriage looking better and better.”  More...

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor of The True Citizen are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinion, yours and ours.  Letters to the editor voice the opinions of the newspaper’s readers. More...

Jim Shumard

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

I am writing this on the morning of July 4 and I hope and pray that everyone had a safe and fun holiday weekend. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Biscuits and dough   A Popeye’s customer got her biscuits but is short on dough.  More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, June 27   Joseph Kedarell Hughes, 27, of West Ninth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested on a Richmond County probation warrant. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, June 27   Tanya Donta Dixon, 30, of Bell Street, Sardis, was arrested for aggravated assault and probation violation. More...

Church News

Church News

Portersville Porterville Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry will host a Youth Extravaganza 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Youth are asked to come and showcase their talents through their dance teams, mime ministries and choirs. More...

School News

GHSG Testing Schedule

Burke County High School will administer the Summer 2011 Georgia High School Graduation Test as follows:   ELA GHSGT - July 11   Math GHSGT - July 12   Science GHSGT and Writing GHSGT - July 13   Social Studies GHSGT - July 14 More...