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Counselor sent to prison for sex with student

A former school guidance counselor charged for her physical relationship with a student began a 15-year prison sentence Monday that could cost taxpayers upwards of $500,000 each year in healthcare expenses.  Heather Nicole Hart, 34, pleaded guil More...

COMMEMORATING MLK

Burke County residents will join the nation in celebrating what would have been the 83rd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

News

Clarification

In the Sept. 7 and Oct. 10, 2011 editions of The True Citizen, DUI and contempt of State Court arrests were listed in “For the Record” for Justin Edward Ivey, 23, of Lake Terrace Drive, Augusta.  More...

Long term effects unknown

No dead fish after massive kaolin spill

Brier Creek escaped the most immediate ill-effects following the accidental release of 678 tons of kaolin slurry.  So far, no dead or dying fish have been reported.  More...

Kyles back to manage Di-Lane

Steve Kyles was here when it all started.  Some 20 years ago, he oversaw many of the startup activities at Di-Lane Plantation south of Waynesboro when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources began to establish the property as a public wildli More...

Sports

Bears collect three more wins

They’re on a roll. The Bears collected three more wins last week to move to 8-0. They defeated Glenn Hills 72-66 in their first region contest and twice hammered Screven County. More...

Bears edged out in region duals

Burke County High School’s wrestling team was disappointed in the region duals last week when Westside edged them out of a finals appearance.  Westside went on to take the runner-up spot in Region 3- AAA after losing to Glenn Hills in the More...

Community worship service planned with Bears

A community-wide worship service will be held at Burke County High School, offering a special opportunity for area churches to also recognize the Bears for their hard work this season.  The service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Michael Jay Cohn

Michael Jay Cohn of Hephzibah, Ga., went to be with our Lord on January 7, 2012.  Michael was a self employed carpenter and was respected by many. He will be missed by all who loved him.  More...

Totsy B. Boynton

Totsy B. Boynton, 88, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home. Pastor Brad Boynton officiated. Interment was at Burke Memorial Gardens. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of the late Freddie E. McCray would like to express love and sincere thanks to everyone for the love shown to us during our difficult time in the loss of our loved one, Freddie E. McCray.  More...

School News

SGA Elementary donates to Old Fella

As a way to say “Thank You” to the Humane Education Committee from Old Fella Animal Rescue, SGA Elementary School fourth-graders sponsored a “Pennies for Pets” collection. More...

FBLA students attend Fall Leadership Conference

The 2011 FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Fall Leadership Conference was held in Athens. More...

100 Percent

Burke County School Board Chairman Johnny Jenkins accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Burke County Relay for Life Committee members, Kathy Owens, left, and Candice Michnuk for having 100 percent school participation in the 2011 Re More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2012 11:22 AM

Superintendent announces retirement - Free Access

Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Linda Bailey announced last night (Tuesday) she will retire in June. She surprised faculty and staff members when she shared a letter explaining her decision at the Board of Education meeting. More...

Former BCSO dispatcher charged

Teen hurls post through windshield

A former police dispatcher is in trouble for providing alcohol to teens after her intoxicated nephew hurled a wooden post through the windshield of on oncoming car.  Tuesday night, Lisa Smith, 39, was expected to be booked for six criminal charg More...

Mistaken for handguns

Realistic BB guns worry police

They aren’t the real thing, but police wouldn’t know.  In three weeks, Waynesboro officers have taken three pistol-sized BB guns from three different children. More...

Club Elite

Fatal stabbing brings 20-year sentence

A Waynesboro man who stabbed a fellow patron to death at Club Elite in Waynesboro was sentenced to two decades behind bars.  Leroy Dewayne Whitfield, 28, pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a knife during the commis 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

GEORGIA CANE SYRUP

Well, here we go again writing about delicious food to eat. Until recently, I had thought that the making of Georgia Cane Syrup was a lost art. More...

Jim Shumard

YOU SAY TO-MAH-TO AND I SAY TOM-A-TO THERE ARE MANY WAYS WE FIND GOD?

I have heard so many stories of how people say they find God and there does not appear to be one formula for it. Many find God in nat ure. More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.   More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, Jan. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 2   Carolyn Abrams, 48, of West Ninth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for shoplifting and disorderly conduct.  More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill  Red Hill Baptist Church in Alexander will have its Deacon & Trustee Appreciation 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. The Rev. Kirkland will be the special guest along with his churches, Live River and Givens Grove. More...

People

People in the News

Jazmine Q. Young Jazmine Q. Young has been accepted to the nursing program at Bethune-Cookman University, School of Nursing, Daytona Beach, Fla. More...

Top dogs

Joshua Heatwole and Jamari Howard were winners in the Town & Country Woman’s Club annual drawing at the Burke County Library. More...

FNB provides Pandas

First National Bank donated a load of mascot-themed pillow pets to Waynesboro Primary School. The bank’s Marketing and Community Relations Coordinators, Nan P. 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...