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Propane paintings

Tanks offer touch of fun for TruFlame

It’s hard to say if a propane tank ever made someone break out in a grin.  But they do all the time in Waynesboro, since TruFlame owners Pete and Texas Cates began tapping into their staff’s artistic side.  More...

Butterball’s to serve up soul food

There won’t be any canned food in the kitchen if Rosa has it her way.  She and her husband Joe “Butterball” Roberson are opening up a new restaurant on North Liberty Street, and hot, fresh food will be their hallmark.  More...

Smiths return to practice in Waynesboro

A mother-daughter legal team has opened a law office a stone’s throw from the courthouse.  Beth Ann Smith and her mother Barbara Smith are back in the Burke County business community, where they once served clients from an office on North More...

For The Record

DNA points to Gumball Bandit

The “Gumball Bandit” was jailed after blood on a stolen gumball machine was matched to his DNA.  Carl Johnson, 47, was arrested last Wednesday for burglarizing two Waynesboro businesses. More...

Accused councilman will not be charged

In Waynesboro

A Waynesboro councilman accused of accepting a $1,000 kickback from a local company has been cleared of charges in his hometown.  A preliminary investigation into the wrongdoings of Ward 2 councilman Herman Brown has been closed, according Wayne More...

Starving dog prompts pet owner’s arrest

An Alexander woman was arrested after a Burke County deputy took a wrong turn and glimpsed her starving Great Dane.  More...

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...

Diabetic Teaching

A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, at Burke Medical Center’s classroom. Space is limited. Call the hospital at 706-554-4435 and ask for the dietary department to reserve a spot. More...

Blood Drive

Shepeard Community Blood Center will have a blood drive 1- 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at The Wardlow Building, located at 210 Academy Avenue in Waynesboro.  They will also have a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, June 25, at Burke Medical Ce More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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...

Sunday alcohol sales considered

In Waynesboro

Stores in Waynesboro may soon be selling beer and wine on Sundays.  In two weeks, city officials will decide whether to put that option on the ballot and let voters make the call.  By all indications at Monday night’s city council mee More...

Falana takes helm of Burke County Public Schools

The boxes have yet to be unpacked in the corner of Rudy Falana’s new office, but plans for progress are already in place.  Falana took the helm as superintendent of Burke County Public Schools June 1 and says he’s looking forward to More...

Editorial

CINDER BLOCKS AND CLOSE QUARTERS

Oddly, sometimes one of us still slips and refers to it as the “new house” even though it’s nearing the half century mark since Daddy and Uncle K.O. and a few others built it stick by stick.  It long ago ceased being new. More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: June 5, 2002  Local officials traveled to California to meet with representatives of Black and Decker about concerns that the local Kwikset plant might close by the end of the year.  Former True Citizen editor William C. More...

Obituaries

James A. Goering,

James Alfred Goering, 79, of 7387 Horeb Church Road, Dayton, Virginia, passed away on May 31, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for a week.  He was born on April 29, 1933 in McPherson County, KS to the late John B. More...

Loma McLeRoy Morgan

Blythe, Georgia- Ms. Loma Louise McLeRoy Morgan 61, of Blythe, Ga., died peacefully at Trinity Hospital on Sunday, June 3, 2012.   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. (today) Wednesday, June 6, at Hopeful Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Exarline ‘Exie’ Blount Boudreaux

Exarline Blount Boudreaux “Exie,” 87, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home.   A Rosary service was Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

New Waters   New Waters Grove Baptist Church will have its revival 7:30 nightly, June 13-15. Sermons will be by Pastor Frank Bedford.  Lewis Chapel   Lewis Chapel of Sylvania will hold revival services 7:30 nightly, June 18-20. More...

People

Birth

Jonah & Foster Veldboom

John and Jessi Veldboom, along with big sister Makenzy and big brother John Jr., are proud to announce the birth of their identical twin sons. Jonah Lewis and Foster Williams were born Sunday morning, May 20, 2012 at Burke Medical Center. More...

Georgia College

The following area residents completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President’s List for spring semester 2012 from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. More...

Eleanor Katharine Reeves

Eleanor Katharine Reeves, a rising junior in the Honors Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently inducted into Gamma Beta Phi Society, an honor and service organization. More...