October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Seeing pink

Hospital to host Breast Cancer Awareness Walka thon Saturday

The battle against breast cancer will rage at Burke Medical Center this Saturday.  The 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-thon and Health Fair is set to for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds behind of the hospital on South Liberty Street. More...

News

ARE YOU GRADUATING THIS YEAR?

Then plan on attending “Senior Night” at Burke County High School, 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3. College representatives and military recruiters will be onhand to talk one-on-one with students and parents about postsecondary options. More...

CAN’T STOP READING?

Then feed your habit at the Friends of the Burke County Library’s used book sale. It’s going on right now with prices ranging from a dime to a buck for paper and hardbacks.There are even a few selections on cassette. More...

WANT TO HELP WITH HEAT?

The City of Waynesboro is working with the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) to ensure senior citizens and families in Burke County have heated homes this winter. More...

For The Record

Drunk driver hits school bus

Five students were taken to the hospital after their school bus was rear-ended by a drunk driver.  The Burke County Public School bus was stopped on Highway 56 North near Bates Road just before 7 p.m. More...

Administrator backs Lodge firing

Former chief deputy admits conducting rental business while on duty

If former Deputy Chief Roosevelt Lodge wants his job back, Waynesboro City Council will be his last resort.  Last Thursday City Administrator Jerry Coalson upheld the police chief’s Sept. 13 decision to fire his second-in-command.  More...

WHAT CAUSED GIRARD MALL FIRE?

Insurance company says arson; fire marshal rules “undetermined”

The fire marshall can’t say for sure why a Girard convenience store burned down.  State agents have finally closed their investigation into the June 4 blaze at Girard Mall and listed the official cause as “undetermined,” accord More...

Obituaries

Jessie Pinkston

Funeral services for Musician and Electrician, Mr. Jessie Pinkston who died Friday, Sept. 27, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance. Burial was in Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Louisville, GA  Davis Funeral Home, Louisville, Ga.   More...

Leila McKinnon

Mrs. Leila McKinnon of Savannah entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Lizzie Bush

Lizzie Mae Bush of Augusta entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

People

Nashville songwriter to perform in Waynesboro Saturday

He’s back for an encore performance.  Nashville songwriter Gerald Smith will perform this weekend at the Waynesboro Opry.  Smith performed here last August and has agreed to a return trip.  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...

fair play

Charlie Gentry of Alexander and Caroline Wasden of Millen take a ride on the merry-goround on opening night at the Burke County Exchange Club Fair Tuesday. More...

Waynesboro councilwoman avoids jail time

UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD

Waynesboro City Council member Brenda Lewis was seconds away from being locked up Tuesday morning after Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett revoked her bond and ordered her arrest. More...

Spooky stories wanted

From 4th and 5th graders

Go ahead ... scare us!  Between now and Oct. 16, fourth- and fifthgraders are invited to give us goose bumps in the annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go.  More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – October 1, 2003  More...

WESTWARD MORE

Don Lively

And then there are the people.  Last week we talked about my adopted homeland Out West. A place of wild, whitewater rivers, year round snow capped peaks and scenery so spectacular that one Colorado town even named itself accordingly. More...

Sports

STAYING STRONG

Spartans win third straight game on the gridiron; improve to 4-1 overall

The Community Christian Knights haven’t been shut out all season. That is, until they visited Rogers Field last Friday night.  More...

LADY SPARTANS HONOR SENIORS

The Edmund Burke Academy softball team played their last home game of the season on Monday afternoon and honored two seniors who’ve played together since ninth grade. More...

BBQ IN THE BEAR DEN

Bears roast Razorbacks on homecoming

It took the Bears all of two minutes to find their groove before going on to shut out Cross Creek 61-0 last Friday night.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW   Speir’s Turnout Festival organizers are seeking vendors for its 22nd annual event Oct. 26 in downtown Bartow, There will be home cooking, arts and crafts, a parade, free entertainment and kid’s activities. More...

Church News

Church News

William Grove  William Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its Jr. Ushers’ First Anniversary, 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.  Forest Hill  More...

Churches unite to tackle tough issues

Feeding the people

The message was clear.  Too many Burke County residents don’t have enough food, and it’s not okay to do nothing.  “I take seriously what Jesus meant when he said feed the people,” Rev. More...

School News

Playing the Part

New principal sets out to change perception

What’s in a name?  Everything, if you ask the new principal at the Burke County Academy of Success.  Earl Ishmal took the reins of the school, formerly the Burke County Alternative School, this year and he’s making some changes More...

Federal funds help students keep up in school

At all five public schools in Burke County, hundreds of students are busy long after the school day ends. More...

Milk mustaches

Dairy farmers help teach students health benefits of milk

Milk mustaches were all the rage at Burke County Middle School last Wednesday. More...