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Burke County grads enjoy careers at Plant Vogtle

A nine year commute took Kris Honomichl clear across the country and back before she took a job just 15 miles from where she grew up.  She graduated in 1996 from Burke County High School, where she’d played tuba in the band, acted out skit More...

Pickers plan monthly sessions downtown

Bluegrass in the ‘Boro

Be on the lookout. Fast fingers and plenty of pickers will be downtown this weekend.  More...

Challengers emerge in eight county races

24 candidates qualify

Two dozen candidates qualified for public office last week, including five residents who had not made formal announcements.  The seat getting the most attention was the County Commission District 5 post, for which Henry Tinley will not seek ree More...

For The Record

Police find 34 bags of pot in garbage can

Dealer arrested

A Sardis drug dealer was jailed after police learned he’d been hiding his wares in a garbage can.  William Genard Rouse, 29, was arrested Sunday for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of crack with intent to More...

Six arrested for selling liquor

Six people including a popular Augusta DJ were arrested when Department of Revenue agents shut down two illegal nightclubs.  More...

Jurors drawn for State Court

Jurors have been drawn for the June 2012 quarterly term of State Court with Judges R.H. Reeves III and Jerry M. 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...

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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...

LAND OF THE FREE HOME OF THE BRAVE

SCENES FROM Memorial Day

The memory and lives of the service men and women who died for our nation were remembered at the annual Memorial Day ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 120 on Monday. More...

Burke Medical changes hands Friday

Burke Medical Center will be under new management by the week’s end but officials say patients won’t likely notice a difference right away.  For the past 14 years the county-owned hospital has been leased to HealthSpan LLC, a group o More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: May 29, 2002  By a 3-2 vote, Doug Day was reappointed Burke County School Superintendent for an additional two-year term. More...

RFD

Can you believe summer is well on its way ... school’s out for all Burke County students ... More...

Obituaries

Pauline “Polly” Watkins Jarvis DeLaigle

Waynesboro, GA- Pauline “Polly” Watkins Jarvis DeLaigle, 83, entered into rest on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 31, 1928. More...

Olin “Bubba” McKinley Blackstone, Jr.

Olin “Bubba” McKinley Blackstone, Jr., 54, of Waynesboro, Ga., son of the late Olin McKinley Blackstone Sr., and Myrtle Lee Herndon Blackstone, entered into rest on May 24, 2012, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.  More...

Sarah Ruth Sheppard

Mrs. Sarah Ruth Sheppard of Sardis, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 28, 2012 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BBQ Chicken Dinner  Funds are being raised for a kidney transplant for Jim “Jimbo” Hilderbrandt. Barbecue chicken dinner plates are being sold for $8. They include a chicken half, green beans, potato salad, bread and dessert. More...

People

Miss Cain, Mr. Johnson exchange vows

Bianca Lynn Cain and Justin Thomas Johnson were wed Oct. 22, 2011, at Shannon Vineyards in Sylvania.  More...

People in the News

Brad O. Harrison   Army Pvt. Brad O. Harrison has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Page, Lowe to marry Dec. 29

Dr. Joseph T. Page Jr. and Dr. More...