March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Racing to save Jones Lake

Nearly 60 runners and walkers set out to save Jones Lake Saturday morning. More...

Faith Christian continues to expand enrollment, offerings

It’s been just three years since Faith Christian Academy celebrated the opening of its new campus on Highway 24 South.  More...

News

New downtown shop features unique finds for the home

One thing is for certain, a piece of furniture purchased in Waynesboro’s newest downtown shop will be one-of-akind.  That’s because the furnishings, from armoires to chairs and chests to tables, have Mary Bargeron’s special to More...

Vogtle unit 2 begins refueling outage

The number of workers at Plant Vogtle’s operating reactors has doubled thanks to the planned outage at unit 2.  Plant operators took unit 2 at Plant Vogtle offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.  Each unit More...

Georgia Power offers new lighting incentives at Walmart

Georgia Power is offering its customers another option for saving money and energy by introducing retail lighting incentives at participating Walmart stores throughout the state. More...

Sports

EBA’s Johnson dominates the mound

During region debut

He was one out away from throwing a no-hitter.  More...

Tech shows interest in Burke County’s Green

Burke County High School senior Donquell Green participated in Georgia Tech’s Junior Day last weekend and turned some heads during his visit. More...

Bears spend week on the road

Burke County baseball

The Bears won two out of three games on the road last week.  Burke County High School was defeated by Lakeside 8-1 last Tuesday after having beaten the Panthers in a home game the week prior. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Faith Christian Open House Faith Christian Academy is hosting an Open House for prospective students and families, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21. 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...

Toddler mauled in dog attack

A Sardis toddler was hospitalized after she was attacked by two dogs.  Saturday afternoon, 2-year-old Mattielynn Johnson suffered 66 bite wounds and received more than 80 staples, according to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s O More...

County will fund hospital

The county will provide Burke Medical Center with the extra cash needed during its comeback.  County commissioners voted last Thursday to cover shortfalls expected at the facility over the next several years until revenues can support it entirel More...

Tractor Supply making plans for Waynesboro

The rumors are rampant and for good reason.  Though no official announcements have been made, Tractor Supply Co. More...

Jazz concert cancelled due to federal budget

Sequestration hits home

Burke County will miss out on a musical treat thanks to the effects of sequestration.  A special performance by the Jazz Ambassadors of U.S Army Field Band scheduled for April 4th has been called off.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back Don Lively

WHY WE DO IT

10 years ago – March 12, 2003  Joe Shepherd, 11 year-old fifth grader, qualified to represent the area in the 77th annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee to be held in Washington, D.C.  More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

(Editor’s Note: In last week’s issue of The True Citizen, the column below was not run in it’s entirety. The jump was inadvertantly left off page 6. The True Citizen regrets this error.)  SARDIS IS GETTING A FACE-LIFT   More...

For The Record

City official could face felony

Waynesboro City Council member Brenda Lewis could now face a felony.  She appeared in State Court last Wednesday to answer to allegations of unemployment fraud. More...

From the Blotter

Sticks and stones   More...

More victims in paving scam

Scammers pretending to be state highway workers ripped off another elderly couple.  The victims called authorities after reading a True Citizen article about another Burke County couple that was nearly duped and realized they’d been visite More...

Obituaries

Evans Virgil Heath

Evans Virgil Heath passed away peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the age of 89 in his home in Destin, Fla. with his loving family by his side.  More...

Dorothy Newsome White

Dorothy Newsome White of Millen, Georgia, born April 28, 1922, entered into rest on Friday, March 8, 2013 after an extended illness.  A native of Bulloch County, Mrs. White was a homemaker and member of Elam Baptist Church.  Mrs. More...

Sampson Parker

Mr. Sampson Parker of Waynesboro entered into rest Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Brentwood Health Care Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements will be released at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...