December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

World War II

Veterans recall military memories

These days, only a strip of woods separates their homes in the quiet countryside of the Perkins community where they live.  But the events of 70 years ago changed both of their lives.  More...

News

WPD hires new investigator

The Waynesboro Police Department has a new lead investigator.  Sgt. Jerry Blash, 36, will head the agency’s criminal investigations division and vice/narcotics squad.  More...

Violators plead ignorance on dumping codes

They all say they didn’t realize their trash wasn’t treasure for Burke County’s dumpsters.  From paint cans to mattresses, those who have been cited for illegal dumping say they just didn’t know such items weren’t c More...

No answers yet for St. Germaine

He’s been in limbo for almost seven weeks now.  The Waynesboro police officer put on leave for refusing to be shocked with a Taser says the city’s failure to take action has put his life on hold.  More...

For The Record

Woman charged with stealing $2,800 from purse

Police have jailed a Waynesboro woman who was filmed taking an unattended purse with $2,800 inside.  Tremeka Jones, 18, is one of two women accused of falsely claiming a purse that was left in the dining room of Popeye’s back in June.  More...

From the Blotter

Dangerous debt   More...

Says he’ll be back

Sardis police chief to straighten out YDC

The man who straightened out Sardis’ police department has been tasked with doing the same at a troubled youth detention center.  He can’t refuse.  The Governor is doing the asking.  After seven months on the job, Sardis More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Santa at Healthy Start  Children are invited to sit on Santa’s knee and have their photos taken for free, 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill  Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Pastor Larry Boyd, 11: 00 a. m., Sunday, Dec. 11. The Rev. James O. Strowbridge and the Franklin Covenant Baptist Church are in charge of services. More...

People

SGA Math Mania

SGA Elementary School recently hosted a Math Mania event. Every student in grades K-5 participated in their grade level competition. More...

Dec. 11, 12

FBC presents Festival of Lessons and Carols

First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will present a community concert in celebration of the season.  A Festival of Lessons and Carols is slated for 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 and 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.  More...

Center stage

Kitty Shepherd, violinist, shared the stage with Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy nominated electric harpist, at the second performance of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series. More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2011 8:12 PM

Burke County brings it home - Free Access

Bears win Class AAA state football title

Burke County pounded out a 28-14 win over Peach County to win the school's first ever state football title. Thousands of Bear fans traveled to the Georgia Dome to support the team. More...

Dome, Sweet Dome

Back in August, even before the first snap was taken under the lights, Burke County senior Devonte Lambert calmly predicted this would be the year.  This was the year for the Bears to win their first ever state title in football. More...

Jaycee’s Empty Stocking Fund

P.O. Box 378 Waynesboro, GA 30830 Woodmen of the World ....... $100 Harvey J. Jr. and Martha Jane Sanders . $1,100 William Mizell Ford ........ $1,000 Nell Mobley ......................... $50 Mr. & Mrs. Preston B. Lewis III More...

Editorial

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...

Other Voices

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Billy Graham is 93 years old. I have been reading his latest book,”Nearing Home.” At age 93, one can understand how, Dr. Graham, feels he is nearing home. However the truth of the matter is that we are all nearing home.  More...

Jim Shumard

MAY WE SHOULD SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

I must confess that for most of my life I have been a “BIG PICTURE” kind of guy. When I was young, I was more conc erned with changing the world than changing the sheets in my college dorm. More...

Sports

Burke Co. takes on Peach for title

Only one football team in Georgia stands between Burke County High School and its first ever state football title.  The Bears will fight to knock off the Peach County Trojans in the Georgia Dome come Saturday. More...

Bears maul Gainesville in semi-finals

And to think Gainesville had been picked to win.  While Burke County fans knew better, they had no idea the Bears would overpower their semi-final opponent like they did last Friday night.  Burke County High School defeated Gainesville 63-2 More...

GAME BALL HONORS

The game ball from Friday night’s win against Gainesville was promptly given to Kadarius Burdette, a standout senior who lost his 15-year-old brother in an accident the previous Sunday evening. More...

Obituaries

Ida Irwin

Mrs. Ida Irwin of Waynesboro Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at Brentwood Health and Rehabilitation.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at Second Hepeful Baptist Church. More...

Linda Annette Linton Jenkins,

Mrs. Linda Annette Linton Jenkins, age 65, of Keysville, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec.10, at 2 p.m. at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Ga. The Rev. More...

Tommy Lee Windham Sr.

Tommy Lee Windham Sr., 42, of Cobbtown, Ga., died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m., at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, with the Rev. More...

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