November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

LET’S TALK TURKEY!

We asked, and they told us. Burke County’s youngest students gave The True Citizen the play-by-play on how to whip up their favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes. More...

News

Spec building ready for prospects

Burke County has a brandnew building for industries looking to locate in this region.  Construction of the Dr. B. Lamar Murray Spec Building in the Burke County Industrial Park has been completed.  More...

Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures

Camping, cooking over fires and bagging groceries for local charity... More...

Tax rates for county, schools remain steady

County and school tax rates won’t increase in 2012.  The millage rates were approved with unanimous votes last week by the Burke County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education.  The school tax rate will remain at 13.75 mils.&nbs More...

For The Record

Woman steals car to buy beer

A Sardis woman has been arrested for stealing her neighbor’s Chrysler to buy a single can of beer.  Lee Ann Brignone-Sparks, 49, was jailed Friday despite her attempt to disguise herself with a wig.  According to Sgt. More...

Deputies seek help finding two suspects

Burke County deputies are asking for the public’s help in catching two suspects – one who admitted to a Hephzibah burglary and another who ran from state troopers.  Mary Ann Smith, 29, has been wanted since August when a Farmers Brid More...

Nationwide Insurance computers are hacked

Consumer alert

Hackers have stolen personal information from Nationwide Insurance customers.  Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said he was notified that a portion of the company’s computer network was “criminally attacked” by indi More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a drive 1 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Wardlow Building, 210 Academy Avenue in Waynesboro. Donors will be entered for a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card in November.  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...

Burke native convicted of two murder attempts

Poisoning, shooting

(Reporters from The Columbian contributed to this story.)  He skipped town four years ago without standing trial for child pornography.  Now, former Burke County resident Michael Boswell sits in a Washington State jail contemplating how muc More...

Waynesboro to raise 2013 taxes, utilities

Come January, Waynesboro residents will be spending more on water, sewer, garbage pick-up and taxes.  In a split vote Monday night, city council passed the first reading of an $8.27 million budget. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – November 20, 2002  A proposed new library for the county was designated as the top priority for the state if library construction funds are re-established for 2003.  More...

Don Lively

THANKFUL FOR NOT

Oh sure, I’m thankful this year, just like every year for certain things.  More...

Sports

Burke County to host Monroe in round two

The Burke County Bears (10- 1, 6-0) will take on the Monroe Tornadoes (8-3, 5-2) from Albany on Friday night in round 2 of the Class AAAA State Playoffs.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Bears cage Panthers in first round

The Bears put the Perry Panthers back in their cage Friday night in the opening round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs.  Perry came to the Bear Den with a strong defensive line, but the Bears walked away with a 35-7 win, totaling 305 yards offe More...

Playoffs end for Spartans

A third trip to the state finals wasn’t meant to be for Edmund Burke’s football team.  The Spartans were defeated in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs last Friday night at Rogers Field. More...

Obituaries

Curtis Haskins, Sr.

Retired Sergeant First Class Curtis Haskins, Sr., 81, of Augusta husband of Josephine Pittman Haskins, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

Gateway to Heaven Gateway to Heaven UHC, located at 409 Seventh Street in Waynesboro, will present its 4th annual Thanksgiving in Praise program, 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24. More...