May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Details from the graves

Historians identify desecrated graves, analyze evidence

The bones that were left scattered have stories to go with them.  While authorities continue looking for one of the alleged looters wanted for excavating several bodies in the Old Church cemetery, historians have been able to dig up details abou More...

News

Exchange students need Burke families

Burke County families are being asked to open their homes to students from more than 60 countries.  The International Student Exchange Program is in the process of placing teenage students in area schools for the 2013-14 academic term.  Hep More...

No Bang?

Fourth of July fireworks may not be in the forecast for Waynesboro after all.  The Downtown Development Authority announced last week it will scrap plans for its Independence Day shindig, “Mad Anthony’s Big Boom,” if fundraisin More...

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For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors should report 9 a.m., Monday, May 6 to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. More...

Police chief search down to four

Hire on Monday?

Four officers are in the running to be Waynesboro’s next Chief of Police. And not one is from Burke County.  Public Safety Chairman Herman Brown confirmed Monday that all four finalists are male and are from other Georgia counties.  More...

GBI awaits evidence in deputy theft case

GBI agents say they still don’t know if they will charge a former deputy who resigned amidst allegations that she stole from the families of inmates.  Sgt. Paige Anderson quit her job at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

New & Living Way New and Living Way Worship Center, located at 911 Herman Lodge Blvd. in Waynesboro, will continue to celebrate its 8th anniversary with services 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, and 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5. More...

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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 - 5/6/2013 8:10 PM

Waynesboro hires police chief - Free Access

Waynesboro finally has a police chief. Augustus Palmer III was hired tonight (Monday) following a 3-1 vote. Vice-mayor Chick Jones was opposed and council members Brenda Lewis and Portia Washington abstained. More...

They got him! - Free Access

Second grave robber in custody

Deputies and DNR agents nabbed the second man accused of digging up graves in the Old Church cemetery and prying open the coffins for long-buried valuables. More...

2 DAYS 12 TOWNS Who knows what you’ll find?

Thousands of shoppers winding their way across middle Georgia this weekend will browse everything from fishing tackle to fashion accessories … and they’re likely to find plenty to choose from in Burke County.  More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – April 30, 2003  Word was received that state funding for a new county library had been obtained through the efforts of Senator Don Cheeks. More...

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

TIME MARCHES ON   Seventy-one years ago in May of 1942, I graduated from Sardis High School. My! How time flies. In some ways it seems as only yesterday, but in others a very long time.  More...

Sports

Bears headed for first round

State playoff action

The Bears (20-5, 12-1) ended their 19-game winning streak last Tuesday, but they still achieved one of their season goals by making it to state. More...

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Sign up now for summer sports events for all ages

BATTER UP! The X-tra Innings Summer Baseball Camp will be held June 24-29 for children ages 6-11. A $50 registration fee includes camp, t-shirt, awards and picnic the last day of camp. More...

BCHS track standouts advance to state meet

The Burke County High School track and field team competed in the sectional meet last weekend in Statesboro, where five Bears and three Lady Bears qualified for the state meet. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Ronnie Kirby

Mr. Ronnie Kirby of Waynesboro, a devoted father of three, died Saturday, April 13, 2013.  He was born April 7, 1958 to Sara and Jud Kirby of Waynesboro. More...

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Marcus Ricardo Boyd 12/15/81 – 4/23/2004 I thought of you with love. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart. More...

Card of Thanks

We are deeply grateful for the kindness and compassion that was extended to our family during this difficult time.  Whether you kept us in your thoughts and prayers, sent lovely flowers or performed any other acts of kindness, you have you have More...