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Vogtle readies for first pour of nuclear grade concrete

It’s seen as the most significant event since Plant Vogtle received its historic construction and operating license last February.  Later this month, the long anticipated “first pour” of nuclear grade concrete will flow into U More...

Spooky stories wanted

From 4th and 5th graders

Go ahead ... give us goose bumps!  Between now and Oct. 24, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to scare us in the annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go.  More...

News

Commissioners settle issues to adopt $48 million budget

County employees will get pay raises but animal control will be put on hold for another year.  Burke County Commissioners tentatively adopted a $48.1 million budget for this fiscal year at a meeting last week, which concluded months of work sess More...

One killed in Hwy. 25 wreck

A Reidsville man died Monday morning after he flipped his Chevy Tahoe on Highway 25 South.  Clinton Wayne Harper, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle accident, just after 8 a.m.  According to officers, he drifted into me More...

Register to vote by Oct. 9

For General Election

Burke County residents have until next Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sports

BCHS to celebrate 25th Homecoming

Burke County High School will celebrate its silver anniversary Friday, marking its 25th homecoming celebration since the school’s opening in 1987.  At halftime of Friday night’s game against Wayne County, Burke County’s homecom More...

BIG CROWD CALLS FOR NEW PARKING PLANS

School officials are expecting a capacity crowd at the game Friday and have changed parking arrangements to keep fans from parking along Burke Veterans Parkway (bypass). More...

Bears tackle Wayne County Friday

The Burke County Bears will celebrate their 25th Homecoming Friday night, welcoming the Wayne County Yellow Jackets for the big game.  Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m.  Wayne County, which plays in the southern sub-region of 3-AAAA, marks the More...

Obituaries

Robert Edward Kight

Robert Edward Kight, 62, formerly of Waynesboro, passed away July 1, 2012 in Atlanta.  Robert (Bobby) was the son of Dorothy McClellan Kight and Robert Enoch Kight, both deceased.  He graduated from Waynesboro High School and North Georgia More...

Donald Reid Corley

Donald Reid Corley, 62, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at his residence in Statesboro.   More...

Donald Wayne Watson, Jr.

Donald Wayne Watson, 59, of Augusta died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at University Hospital.  A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 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...

Police charge 19 drug dealers

Operation Clean Sweep

While the sun was rising Thursday morning, Waynesboro police were filling their transport van with suspected drug dealers.  All the suspects had sold drugs to undercover officers equipped with hidden video cameras, according to police chief Alfo More...

Waynesboro man murdered at club

Suspect’s second shooting since July

A Waynesboro man was murdered during a birthday party at Club 358.  Rockregas Sursson, 24, was shot just before 2 a.m. More...

Nearly 350 turn out for benefit race

It’s hard to say who had more fun…the children who benefited from last Saturday’s Bird Dog Breakaway or the hundreds of runners who were there to support them.  Nearly 350 pounded the pavement to raise around $10,000 in the fi More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – October 2, 2002  Samson’s Manufacturing Co. purchased the former Globe Business Furniture plant located on the Waynesboro Bypass. More...

Don Lively

LOOKING SOUTHWARD   ( I’ll be back next week. Please enjoy one more encore column from 2008.)  There are people in the world who have never set foot in the Blessed South.   More...

For The Record

Father arrested for child pornography

Homeland Security

Federal agents came to Waynesboro in search of a child seen on a pornography website.  They not only identified the child. More...

McCook murder charge reduced to involuntary manslaughter

Grand jury indicts 32

After 14 months in jail for the murder of his girlfriend, the charge against Jamie McCook has been reduced to involuntary manslaughter.  A grand jury recently re-indicted McCook, replacing the murder charge with the lesser felony. More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department:  Monday, Sept. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Voter Registration Drive Augusta Technical College will hold a Voter Registration Drive, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 4 in the media center. All residents who would like to register to vote are invited. More...

Church News

Church News

Bottsford Spring   More...

Blessing of the Animals is Saturday

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People in the News

Min- Jae Sayer Min-Jae Sayer of Hephzibah has earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for summer semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. More...