March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal, state officials tour Plant Vogtle

William Ostendorff, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, toured Plant Vogtle on Tuesday, citing the recent concrete pour in the nuclear island of Unit 3 as a “significant achievement. More...

News

Student wins state title in masonry

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Hospital to be under new management Monday

A new management company is set to take the lead at Burke Medical Center.  Community Hospital Corporation will officially begin its contract to run the hospital on Monday.  The management contract is expected to be in place for several mont More...

Cowboy Mike featured in BBC special

Burke County’s resident expert on black cowboys has been featured by BBC.   More...

For The Record

Two arrested in SWAT team standoff

A Burke County couple accused in the brutal beating of a Wadley man was jailed after a four-hour standoff.  Paul Fontenot, 43, and his live-in girlfriend Hana Julee Yi, 35, were taken into custody early last Thursday after a SWAT team knocked do More...

Burke County Jail Bookings March 18-24

Christopher Cihlar, 23 Broome Rd., Hephzibah GSP-March 23 DUI (marijuana); poss. of marijuana (less than one ounce); speeding (74 in a 55 mph zone) More...

Rainfall reporters needed from Burke County

Rain collected in gauges around Burke County could make the map.  The National Weather Service (NWS) is looking for volunteers in Burke County to report rainfall as part of an effort to track precipitation nationwide. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Season Schedule Area churches will observe Lent with its final weekly service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 at True Foundation Ministries with guest speaker Rev. William McFarlin of Neely Grove CME.  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...

Two men shot outside business

Two Waynesboro men were shot outside a North Liberty Street business Monday.  Police were first called around 3:25 p.m. when a young driver was forced off the road by a speeding truck. More...

Preacher accused of 22 fraudulent tax returns

A Waynesboro preacher is accused of taking kickbacks on fraudulent tax returns.  Carlos Newton, 43, a pastor at Revealing Word Fellowship Ministries, was arraigned in Federal Court Monday on 22 separate felony charges.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago – March 26, 2003  The Burke County Commission and the City of Waynesboro were at odds over changing the distribution formula for sales tax revenues.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Taking Control EDITOR:  I would like to applaud Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins for her handling of recent City Council meetings, in particular standing up to the attempted hijacking of the due process to replace our Police Chief.  More...

Sports

Bears extend winning streak

The Bears (11-3) tallied their 10th straight win on the baseball diamond last week and are 5-0 in region play.  Head Coach Billy Marchman said they are playing well now but granted there’s plenty of room for improvements as a team and indi More...

Burke County starts strong in region tennis

Burke County’s tennis team won its first region matches last Thursday. The girls won 4-1 and boys 5-0 over Cross Creek. More...

EBA’s Daniel signs to play football with Mercer

He’s going from a Spartan to a Bear. Edmund Burke Academy senior Austin Daniel signed a scholarship last Tuesday afternoon to play football at the next level.  More...

Obituaries

Frank A. Carter

Frank A. Carter, Sr., 67, of Keysville entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  More...

Mr. David O’Neal Williams

Mr. David O’Neal Williams of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Friday, March 22, 2013 at Georgia Regents University Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at Forest Hill Baptist Church. More...

Edith Chambers

Edith Davenport Chambers, 67, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at The Place in Augusta. More...