August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

First Day

Nearly 5,000 students returned to Burke County Public Schools this morning (Wednesday). At left, children admire the new class pet in Miss A.D. Jones' class at Waynesboro Primary School. More...

News

Intersection improvements underway

What’s going on in downtown Waynesboro?  That’s the question a lot of people are asking.  Buster Redd, a consultant for the Georgia Department of Transportation, has the answers.  Several intersections are getting a complet More...

MILLION-POUND MEGA-LOAD

Move over. A 941,840 lb. deaerator is on its way to Plant Vogtle.  More...

County coffers

Finances on firm footing as commissioners debate budget

For the first time in several years, Burke County Commissioners will be able to meet its budget needs as well as begin to rebuild the county’s reserve fund, which was pretty much depleted following the 2008 recession.  More...

Obituaries

Joel Stephen Mooneyham, Sr.

Joel Stephen Mooneyham, Sr. of Midville, 69, passed away at his residence, Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was a native of Jenkins County and a longtime resident of Burke County. More...

James Talmadge Joyner

James Talmadge Joyner of Sardis, 77, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at University Hospital. Mr. Joyner was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Ella F. Brown

Mrs. Ella F. Brown entered into rest on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Daniel Grove Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Church News

Raise Bridge  Raise Bridge CME Church will host a Repent Refine Revive seminar, 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 7-9. Guest speakers Rev. General Jennings, Rev. Joseph Lovette and Rev. More...

School News

Scenes from open house at Burke County Public Schools

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Hold up a sign!

The True Citizen wants to share your first day of school photos. To submit one for consideration, just snap of shot of your child holding up a sign with his/her name and grade and email it to TrueCitizenNews@live.com by 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9. More...

Volunteers sought to serve on local school councils

Community members are needed to serve on councils for five Burke County public schools.  The councils are being established as part of the school system’s involvement in the 21st Century Community Learning Center program.  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 election. More...

KIDS ON CARTS

Waynesboro police deal with golf cart complaints

Kids will be kids.  And Waynesboro’s police chief is worried that may get them hurt on golf carts.  All summer he’s been fielding complaints about near-accidents caused by children driving on city streets and sidewalks.  More...

Show & Tell

History will come to life at Burke County gathering

A wallet came between them.  There’s no telling what kind of damage the Yankee bullet would have done if it hadn’t punched square into the wallet of teenager Andrew Perkins, who was fighting for the gray.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – August 6, 2003  More...

STROLL

Don Lively

Hey yall.  Want to take a little walk with me?  Let’s go downtown.  I’ll be the tour guide. I’ve been walking these streets since, well, since a long time ago. More...

For The Record

Rolling Thunder

Impaired drivers arrested at 11-agency roadblock

Burke County jail was brimming last weekend, thanks to a huge roadblock manned by 65 officers.  “We’re out to save lives,” Waynesboro police Lt. David Hannah said. More...

From the Blotter

Yacht club  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings July 29-August 6

AGENCIES BCSO: Burke County Sheriff’s Office DNR: Department of Natural Resources GSP: Georgia State Patrol MPD: Midville Police Department  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, AUG. 11   Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet, 5 p.m., at 841 Jones Avenue. The featured speaker will be Neal C. Leonard, Sr., ACB. Anyone interested in developing leadership and communication skills is invited to attend. More...

People

20-mile hike

Boy Scout Troop 25 completed a 20-mile hike in one day hike at George L. Smith State Park in Twin City. For many of the boys this was the last requirement to achieve their Hiking Merit Badge. More...

Quittin' time

Ruth McClellan of Waynesboro closed the books on her 40-year career with Capital City Bank on Tuesday. More...

Miss Wagner, Mr. Hannah exchange vows

Miss Kristin Nicole Wagner became the bride of Mr. Daniel Hubert Hannah at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia with the Rev. More...