November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Triple crown

  The Bears have added some more hardware to their collection. Last Friday, Burke County High School’s football team (9-1, 6-0) won the region championship game against Wayne County 43-14 to claim their third straight region crown. More...

Grandmother dies in Highway 24 rollover

Third fatality in nine days

Three drivers have died on Burke County roadways in nine days.  Around noon Thursday, Waynesboro resident Karen Flakes Jenkins was killed when her Chevy Blazer overturned on Highway 24 near Rocky Creek.  More...

News

Trestle trouble

A Keysville truck driver had considerable trouble getting under the Water Street train trestle inWaynesboro. More...

Sunday alcohol sales begin in December

Burke County residents will be able to buy alcohol on Sundays – but not just yet.  Voters in last week’s General Election approved three Sunday Sales referendums, giving the go-ahead for beer and wine sales at Waynesboro stores and d More...

Vogtle report: Project remains on schedule

According to Georgia Power’s latest filing with the Georgia Public Service Commission, the two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle can still be completed on time and within budget.  More...

Sports

Bears to host Perry in first round of state

The Burke County Bears (9- 1, 6-0) will host the Perry Panthers (6-4, 4-3) of Region 2 in the first round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Bears win third straight region title

The region crown is getting comfortable. For the third consecutive year, Burke County High School’s football team has claimed the Region 3 title. More...

Spartans battle Wildcats for semifinal berth

For the fourth year in a row, EBA’s football team is looking to make a final four appearance. The Spartans will have to defeat the Westwood Wildcats to make that happen.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Parent Advisory Meeting Burke County Public Schools will host a Parent Advisory Meeting, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Board of Education Office, Burke Veterans Parkway in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Praise and Mime Workshop   More...

Ensemble to perform with Annie Moses Band

Nearly three dozen local vocalists will share the stage with the Annie Moses Band during an upcoming performance in Waynesboro. More...

School News

Burke County Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Burke County Public School System has announced the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the first nine weeks.  BURKE COUNTY  HIGH SCHOOL  Principal’s List  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...

Liberty Art Opens Saturday Night

Downtown Waynesboro is the place to be this weekend.  Saturday afternoon, the twoday Liberty Art show will get underway at First Liberty Market.  The ninth annual exhibit will feature Waynesboro artist Lenn Hopkins. More...

Downtown Open House is Sunday

Let the shopping begin.  Waynesboro will be wide open this Sunday as downtown merchants kick off the Christmas shopping season with their annual Open House, 12:30-5 p.m.  According to Downtown Development Director Don Lively, stores will be More...

Saluting our veterans

Burke County veterans were honored Saturday at American Legion Post 120 with a ceremony thanking them for their selfless service to our country. Above, veterans Joe Greiner, Jim Williams and Fred Chambers salute the flag, as does a U.S. More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago – November 13, 2002  More...

Don Lively

A TIME FOR HEROES

I don’t spend a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. I find self pity to be a colossal waste of my less than colossal energy reserve. Time not well spent. But one day last week, I woke up mad at the world. More...

For The Record

Men jailed for beating girlfriends

Two Burke County men were arrested Monday after they were outed for beating their girlfriends.  Jonathan Tanksley, 22, was jailed for battery, false imprisonment and theft by taking after the victim’s friend, who had been denied entry to More...

DUI/Drug courts awarded state grants

Volunteers who have worked for years without pay in Burke County’s accountability courts will receive some compensation thanks to state grants.  Burke County’s DUI/Drug Court, headed up by State Court Judge Jerry Daniel, was awarded More...

From the Blotter

Cruella Deville? There’s a puppy thief on the prowl. A Waynesboro man called the cops Friday when he came home to find his litter of pit bulls had been burgled. More...

Obituaries

Karen Carleen J. Flakes Jenkins

Karen Carleen J. Flakes Jenkins, 57, of Waynesboro died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from injuries received in an auto accident.  She was born in Jenkins County, a retail manager for Family Dollar, and a member of Green Fork Baptist Church.  More...

In Memoriam

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.  In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.  More...

People

People in the News

Pvt. Quintanany D. Young  More...

Faith Christian holds first DARE graduation

Faith Christian Academy has graduated its first class of participants in the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Lt. More...

FCA students learn life-saving skills

Ninth grade students at Faith Christian Academy recently completed a CPR training class as part of their health curriculum.They were certified after receiving instruction from Waynesboro Deputy Fire More...