March 28, 2012 RSS feed / News

Exchange Club to host Spring Music Fest Saturday

The hits will keep on coming Saturday evening in Waynesboro.  The second annual Spring Music Fest, hosted by the Waynesboro Exchange Club, will bring three popular bands to the stage at the club’s fairgrounds including The Drifters, The Ta More...

Electric bills will rise next week

Georgia Power customers will see their bills bumped up next week.  An increase in the base rate is set to go into effect in April and will amount to about $2.46 for the average residential customer using about 1,000 kilowatt hours, according to More...

SPLOST III collections begin April 1

$56 million

The county and its municipalities will begin collecting pennies this weekend that will add up to big bucks over the next six years.  SPLOST III, which voters gave an overwhelming stamp of approval in 2010, is set to start bringing in revenue Apr More...

Barrow seeks to halt EPA grants being awarded to projects outside the U.S.

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) recently introduced H.R. 4255 to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from awarding grants to projects outside of the United States under the Clean Air Act.  More...

Candidates to be interviewed Friday

Superintendent search

It’s down to three.  The Burke County Board of Education has narrowed the list of candidates vying to become the next Superintendent, and interviews with the three finalists are scheduled for this Friday, according to chairman Johnny Jenki More...

Scouts hike to prep for Appalachian

The Scouts of Waynesboro’s Troop 25 backpacked 10 miles around Mistletoe State Park and camped overnight to prep for a bigger excursion planned next month. More...

4-Hers succeed in Project Achievement

Burke County 4-H is helping students face their fears and become good public speakers. Public speaking is a skill that can be used in every walk of life. More...

Jazzing it up

Wycliffe Gordon, Signal Corps Band perform in Burke

The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Wycliffe Gordon raised the tempo in the Burke County High School auditorium last Thursday. More...

wearing a new hat

Former Burke County Homecoming Queen makes the grade in the beef industry

A former Burke County homecoming queen has traded in her crown for a hardhat. More...

Correction

Edmund Burke Academy Honor Roll

Kasie Hargrove, of Millen, was inadvertently omitted from the list of honor roll students from Edmund Burke Academy that was printed in last week’s True Citizen. Hargrove, a junior at EBA, made the A honor roll.   More...

Feds find Vogtle is prepared for emergencies

Federal officials reported last week that solid response plans are in place should there ever be an emergency at Plant Vogtle.  More...

Keysville residents request school

A group of Keysville residents would like to see a school constructed in their community but that’s not likely to happen for now.  The Concerned Citizens of Keysville presented their request to the Burke County Board of Education at their More...

Livestock Show Team has successful season

Showing animals teaches youth responsibility, time management, and sportsmanship. The 4-H Livestock Show Team consists of students who exhibit either beef or dairy cattle. More...