January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Child raped by ex-convict

A 12-year-old girl was raped after she walked to her neighbors’ house to play with their new puppies.  Waynesboro police say the man who did it is 44-year-old Thomas Edward Stokes Jr.  He had just been released from Smith State Prison More...

Patient dies in fire at personal care home

Six escape

Six people escaped from a burning personal care home but a 65-year-old patient was killed when he went back in.  Waynesboro resident Charles Atkins died around 4:30 a.m. More...

News

FILM TO FINANCE

Burke grad finds career among chaos on trading floor

Even a degree in film would be hard pressed to prepare him for this scene ... the shouting, waving hands and near chaos at times.  More...

Zaxby’s not a done deal for bypass

A Zaxby’s could come to Waynesboro but it’s not official as of now, according to Waynesboro Building Inspector Marcus Cobb.  More...

George Tracy sweeps shooting dog honors

George Tracy’s trip to Burke County was well worth it this year as his bird dogs claimed both top honors among 64 entries in the Georgia Shooting Dog Championship. More...

For The Record

Sardis man arrested for molesting 13-year-old

A Sardis man was jailed for child molestation after his facebook messages were intercepted by a third party.  Zenobia Marchetta Freeman III, 26, was arrested last Wednesday and later released on a $34,800 property bond.  He is accused of ex More...

Burke County Jail Bookings

KEY WPD - Waynesboro Police Department BCSO - Burke County Sheriff’s Office GSP - Georgia State Patrol SPD - Sardis Police Department  More...

Free gun locks available at SPD

Sardis police are giving away gun lock safety kits to promote Project Child Safe.  According to Chief Gary Jones, the kits are available at police headquarters at 909 Charles Perry Avenue and are free to any Burke County resident.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Waynesboro Opry The Waynesboro Opry is slated for 6 p.m., Saturday Feb 2, featuring the bluegrass band Cricket Ridge. Local talent Levi Bullock will play the fiddle, and the band is known for its great harmony and instrumentals. More...

Church News

Church News

Kelsey Chapel Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, Saturday will host a Black History Celebration, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. The guest speaker will be Angela Williams, Assistant Superintendent of the Burke County School System. Pastor Albert L. More...

Legals

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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...

Breaking News - 2/4/2013 12:10 AM

Bears win against Hephzibah and Jefferson over weekend - Free Access

The Bears had a winning weekend with a close win over Hephzibah on Friday Night  46-44, and a non-conference win over Jefferson Saturday 53-47. More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2013 11:39 AM

Driver pleads guilty in drag racing deaths - Free Access

One of the drivers accused in the November 2011 deaths of two bystanders at an illegal drag race in Burke County has been sent to prison. More...

Officials to discuss shortfall in sales tax revenue

County and city officials will talk about the looming shortfall in sales tax revenue at a public meeting this Friday.  The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Black History at the local level

A special section in The True Citizen will be published next month to highlight Black History in Burke County.  The section, which will be inserted in the Feb. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – January 29, 2003  The Georgia Forestry Commission building on Highway 25 South was destroyed by a fire late Tuesday night, Jan. 21. More...

Rep. Jon Burns

The legislative work of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly continued even though the House and Senate were officially in recess this week. More...

Sports

Bears hold on in region games

The Burke County Bears (13-6, 4-2) beat region rival Richmond Academy 65-53 in Augusta last week but were defeated by Cross Creek 67-47.  Kelvin Henry led the Bears against RichmondAcademy, scoring 14 points and grabbing 4 rebounds. More...

Lady Bears push forward

The Burke County Lady Bears (10-8, 4-2) took down Richmond Academy 66-51 but fell to Cross Creek 62-44.  The Richmond Academy match-up was anybody’s game in the first half but the Lady Bears broke away for a big late game lead.  More...

Spartans struggle to pick up region win

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans dropped three games last week, all to region opponents. More...

Obituaries

Frances Elizabeth Boaen Turner

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Boaen) Turner of Waynesboro passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Augusta Gardens Assisted Living Community.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Cecil W. More...

John Henry Kelly

John Henry Kelly “J Bird”, 67, of Waynesboro entered into rest Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.  More...

Eloise Chance Garrett

Eloise Chance Garrett, 101, a beloved mother and widow of Paul T. Garrett, Sr., departed this life Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 at her residence.  Mrs. Garrett was born the daughter of James Walker Chance and Iola Boyd Palmer Chance Nov. More...