March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bears defensive coordinator to leave for Atlanta

The Bears will bid farewell to another key member of their coaching staff.  Defensive coordinator Michael Youngblood has been tapped for the head coaching job at South Cobb High School, an Atlanta area school in the state’s highest classif More...

News

Vogtle timeline, budget expanded

The effects of the construction phase at Plant Vogtle will be felt around Burke County longer than initially expected.  Georgia Power officials have moved their anticipated completion dates for Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4 to late 2017 and 2018, More...

Saxon appreciates new role as plant manager

A tough farming economy in the early 80s might have been the best thing that happened to Glenn Saxon professionally.  In 1981, the Greens Cut native had just returned from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton with a degree in agricultu More...

Major component of Unit 3 arrives at Vogtle

Another major component has arrived at Plant Vogtle’s construction site for Units 3 and 4  The deaerator for Unit 3 was recently delivered by truck to the Burke County site after being shipped to Savannah from its manufacturer in South Kor More...

For The Record

Scam artists pretend to be state road crew

A group of scam artists posing as a state highway crew tried to trick an elderly couple out of $11,000.  According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the 71-year-old husband believed them at first but didn’t take More...

WPD honored as top agency

The Waynesboro Police Department has been touted as one of the top law enforcement agencies in Georgia.  At Monday night’s city council meeting, Bill McBride, Director of the Public Safety Division and Chief of Police at the Georgia Health More...

Mobile interpreter will bridge language gap

The next time Waynesboro police stop a non-English speaker they won’t have to wait for linguistic backup.  Instead, they’ll ask the person to talk into their new ELSA mobile interpreter.  The device will automatically dial a liv More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators Meeting The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the Senior Citizen Center in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Season Schedule Area churches will observe Lent with 7 p.m. services every Wednesday through March 27. A service will be held March 6 at Metropolitan Baptist Church with guest speaker Dr. Alfred Cason of Watkinsville Baptist Church. 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...

Sam Dong plans for growth

One of Burke County’s newest industries is offering opportunities to local residents looking for work.  Sam Dong Co., a South Koreanbased manufacturer of specialized wire, is making plans to expand its production in Waynesboro.  More...

Creative writing contest underway

The Egg

Burke County second, third and fourth-graders have two weeks to hatch a good story.  The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro have partnered for a creative writing contest open to local elementary students.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Strictly Personal

ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

I’m encouraged by the progress at the Burke Medical Center. After many months of wrangling, name calling, resignations and the like, it appears that the facility has a future after all. More...

Don Lively

NOAH AND ME

I love running water.  I don’t mean water from a faucet or a hosepipe. Growing up in the 60s in the rural South, the term running water meant any water that you didn’t have to draw from a well or tote from a spring. More...

Sports

Bears pull together for big win

The Bears defeated Lakeside High School 5-0 on the baseball diamond last Thursday.  Burke County High School’s right fielder Nathan Stanley made the play of the game early to set the tone defensively, catching a fly ball with one out and t More...

Season opener swings in Spartans’ favor

They were short a few players but that didn’t stop the EBA baseball team from pounding the Curtis Baptist Crusaders 12- 1 during the first baseball game of the season.  More...

Bears to host TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational

Golfers from across Georgia will head to the Bird Dog Capitol of the World this weekend for one of the state’s largest high school golf tournaments.  More...

Obituaries

Bertha M. Hankerson

Mrs. Bertha M. Hankerson of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest March 2, 2013 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Bottsford Spring Missonary Baptist Church. Interment will be at Mt. More...

Lottie M. Cunningham

Mrs. Lottie M. Cunningham of Waynesboro entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Ella Louise Rogers

Miss Ella Louise Rogers of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. More...