May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MEMORIAL DAY

Ceremony set for eleventh hour Monday

The fallen will be remembered Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m.  American Legion Post 120 will host a Memorial Day service on the grounds of their South Liberty Street post in Waynesboro.  The public is strongly encouraged to attend.  More...

News

Unit 3 rebar will be replaced

Plant Vogtle

Southern Nuclear will take major steps to correct a minor issue with rebar installed for one of the new reactors being built at Plant Vogtle.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report last week indicating that portions of four layers of More...

Swingin’ Medallions to “Save the Lake” Saturday

They will be singing and swinging to help save Jones Lake. At 7 p.m. More...

Former BOE member to run again

A former school board member wants his District 3 seat back.  Barrett Wimberly announced he will challenge incumbent Lynn Crews in July’s election. More...

Sports

Mayton signs with East Georgia College

He’s decided to take his talents to the next level. More...

Burke’s Brandon Love – a hit with Mercer baseball

Most people say nothing good happens when you stay out past midnight.  But Sammy Love would say that’s not always true.  He’s the father of Mercer University pitcher and former Burke County standout Brandon Love, and he found hi More...

Heat wins Triple Play

The Burke County Heat recently won the Triple Play Classic in Statesboro and is currently ranked sixth in the state of Georgia, with hopes of returning to Atlanta this year to compete in the final fo More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan   Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its 104th church anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3. The Rev. Raymond Cooper and True Foundation will be in charge of the service. The Rev. Shipman, pastor, invites the public. More...

People

Thank You

The community really turned out to help us and we love you. We would like to further thank our extended church families, all program participants, neighbors and friends for such overwhelming kindness. More...

Miss Bryan to marry Mr. Morris Oct. 6

Tommy and Beth Bryan of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallorie Jo Bryan, to Mitchell Blakeley Morris, son of John and Sandy Morris of Statesboro.  The wedding is planned for 6 p.m., October 6, 2012 at the home of the brid More...

People in the News

Michael Gist II Michael Gist II of Hephzibah graduated from Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. during its 159th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12. Gist II earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. More...

Legals

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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 e More...

Play it again, Emily

Legislature honors Emily Cox for a lifetime of service

A century can’t stop her.  She may be just shy of 100, but Emily Cox can still heat up church hymns on her 1924 piano and woo a crowd with her Southern-laced anecdotes of life.  She’s been a firecracker since 1935 when she moved More...

Sheriff awaits lab results in ‘suspicious death’

The sheriff hopes lab tests will answer lingering questions in the death of a 59-year-old Burke County contractor.  “It looked like a suicide,” Sheriff Greg Coursey said. More...

Editorial

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Jack Cox remembered on Memorial Day

Billy Harper, then sports editor of the Athens Daily News/Banner Herald wrote this column in 1995. We too, remember Jack Cox and all the other brave men and women who gave their lives so we enjoy our freedom.  There was Otto. More...

RFD

May is a busy month for most of us ... More...

For The Record

Loan company employee accused in 35-plus thefts

A former employee has been jailed for stealing thousands from a Waynesboro finance company.  Tennie Yates, 35, was arrested Friday on three felony counts of theft by taking.  In early May, the vice-president of National Finance Company repo More...

Armed robber falls through ceiling

Burke County deputies arrested an armed robbery suspect after he fell through the ceiling of a home they were searching.  Anthony Arnett Smith, 24, had been on the lam since warrants were issued for his arrest in connection to the Feb. More...

Cops crack down on unsupervised teens

School is almost out, and Waynesboro police are locking down.  They’re tired of trouble from unsupervised teens and say parents who refuse to watch them will have to pay.  “We don’t intend on spending the entire summer bab More...

Obituaries

Mary Lee “Me Me” Seymour

Mrs. Mary Seymour 82, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Burke Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Earl Saxon officiating.  Mrs. More...

Brent Michael Halteman

Brent Michael Halteman, 19, of Wrightsville, Ga., passed away Sunday evening, May 13, 2012, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.   More...

Leonard Wilson Sr.,

Leonard Wilson Sr., 59, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, May 17, 2012.  The funeral was held at 4 p.m, Monday, May 21s at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. The Reverends Wes Lawson and Steve Norsworthy officiated. More...

School News

EGC becomes East Georgia State College

East Georgia College was among four University System of Georgia institutions approved for a name change by the Board of Regents at its recent meeting. More...

Awards for retired educators

Burke County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) held its awards and recognition program recently. More...

BCREA officers installed

New officers of the Burke County Retired Educators Association were installed recently by Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins. Officers are, from left, Azalene Young, secretary; Shirley M. More...