July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway honors Judge Lewis

A longtime legislator and judge has been memorialized with the renaming of a portion of Highway 25 North. The Preston B. Lewis Jr. Memorial Highway was dedicated Friday in the Mizell Ford showroom with the unveiling of the new sign. More...

News

Local farms team up to offer new product

Summertime refreshment just doesn’t get much more local. Byne Blueberry Farms and Southern Swiss Dairy have teamed up to churn blueberry ice cream for a limited time.  More...

City invests additional $53,000 to develop North Waynesboro

New business coming?

Waynesboro officials will invest another $53,000 to encourage businesses to build on the northern end of town.  Monday night, they unanimously agreed to run utility lines onto a triangular tract that may soon be developed behind McDonald’s More...

County voters to decide on Sunday beer and wine sales

In November, Burke County voters will decide if they want to legalize Sunday sales of beer and wine by the drink, but Sunday package sales have been taken off the shelf.  More...

Sports

Bears prepare for upcoming season on the gridiron

As temperatures have hovered in the triple digits, the Burke County Bears are working hard at forging the mettle of their team in the fire of this summer’s extreme heat and looking forward to another great season. More...

Spartan basketball team takes advantage of summer break

For most kids summertime means vacations, pools and a much needed break from school. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Ann (Cook) Tomooka

Barbara Ann (Cook) Tomooka, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Halifax Health-Hospice of Port Orange, Florida.  More...

Joseph Bynes

Mr. Joseph Bynes of New York City entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Isabella Nursing Facility.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Elbredge “Reed” Cox

Elbredge “Reed” Cox, age 78, entered into rest on July 17, 2012.  He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. 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 e More...

Hospital leader under fire

Tempers flare

In the face of increasing tension surrounding Burke Medical Center, more than two dozen community members packed into the county commission meeting last week, calling for the removal of Gerald Murray from the Burke County Hospital Authority. More...

Accused murderer gets $25,000 bond

A Burke County woman accused of murdering her husband is out of jail. Following a hearing last Friday, 59-year-old Diane Wilson was released on a $25,000 bond, plus just under $4,000 in fees and penalties. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Time to move on

The health of our community is at stake in the very public debate over Burke Medical Center. At issue is whether our hospital can survive to serve the needs of our citizens or be destroyed by emotions, rumors and vengeful interests.  More...

Don Lively

SOUTHERN SCRABBLE

It was just a pleasant game of Scrabble between two old friends, one of those friends being me. I used to be pretty good at the game but I hadn’t played in years. I gazed at my seven, mostly useless, letter tiles. More...

For The Record

Navy recruit shot at going-away party

A Navy-bound teen came to Waynesboro for his farewell-party but left with a gunshot wound to his hand.  Burke County deputies are looking for Waynesboro resident Brandon Mickens, who they say opened fire on 18-year-old Aldrick Kittles, a former More...

WANTED IN BURKE

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 706-554-8029.   More...

From the Blotter

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Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Family Fun Day  Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a family oriented fun day, 1-4 p.m., Sunday July 29. Waterslides, food, games and activities are planned on the church grounds at 841 Jones Avenue, Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Botsford Baptist Church will have Homecoming 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 1. Revival services will be held 7 p.m., July 29-Aug. 1, with guest speaker Bill Britt of Compel Outreach. Special music will be provided by Ken and Janice Widener. More...