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WANT TO WEAR A CROWN?

If you are a student at Burke County Middle School this is your chance. FFA is sponsoring a school pageant in November and applications are available from homeroom teachers. Sign up by Oct. 21 to be a contestant. More...

LIKE CANDY?

Then share the love at Trick or Treat on Liberty Street this Halloween. Organizers are looking for businesses, churches, clubs and volunteers to give out candy in downtown Waynesboro, 3 - 5 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 31. More...

READY FOR UPWARD?

Then call 706-554-5156 to get signed up. All children, grades kindergarten through sixth, are invited to play basketball or be cheerleaders for the Christian sports league which is hosted by First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. More...

For The Record

Nov. 4 hearing

City council to question Lodge

Former Chief Deputy Roosevelt Lodge will tell his side of the story.  On Nov. 4, Waynesboro City Council will hold a hearing to decide whether to uphold the Sept. More...

From the Blotter

Hair of the dog   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings October 7-13

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Obituaries

Madeleine O. Tilley

Madeleine O. Tilley of Millen, 61, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at her residence.  She was native of Aiken, South Carolina and lifelong resident of Jenkins County. More...

Patricia A. Smith

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Monday, October 14, 2013. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. More...

Andrew Sursson

Mr. Andrew Sursson of Waynesboro died Sunday, October 13, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  (706) 554-5500   More...

People

You’re from where?

According to the 2010 Burke County Census, Burke County’s population grew 4.8 percent between 2000 and 2010. More...

THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

Filmmaker captures harvest scene from decades past

Harvest season is in full swing but few are doing it the way Joseph Barnhart planned last week.  More...

Miss Stone to wed Mr. McGuire

ENGAGEMENT

Senator and Mrs. Jesse Collins Stone of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Laura Margaret Stone, to Mr. Thomas Steven McGuire, son of Mrs. Michael Thomas McGuire and the late Mr. 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...

GEARING UP FOR GROWTH

Waynesboro manufacturer doubles production capacity, adds new product line

Steady growth in sales has Sam Dong Georgia searching for local applicants to fill a number of jobs.  Contrary to trends in other industries, the specialized wire manufacturer in Waynesboro recently completed an expansion and doubled its capacit More...

Reaching Out

Local congregations move forward with expansions, new church buildings

Several local churches are on the move. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 15, 2003   The Burke County Fair drew 9,879 attendees, the highest number in 12 years. More...

WHEN NOTHING COMES TO MIND

Don Lively

The words struck terror into my heart.  I didn’t get that scared when a load of buckshot missed my head by a hair during a shootout back in my cop days. More...

Sports

MUSKETEERS DISMOUNTED

Bears collect region win over Richmond

The Bears aren’t sharing the top slot in the sub-region anymore. More...

BEARS HEAD TO GLENN HILLS FOR SUB-REGION CONTEST

The Bears head to Augusta this Friday to take on Glenn Hills for another sub-region game. The Spartans (3-3, 1-1) are currently the number two team in the sub-region behind Burke County. More...

THINK PINK!

Edmund Burke Academy assistant headmaster Ray Miller headed up the school’s Pink Out 2013. More...

Fields & Yields

Farmers feel pinch of government shutdown

Local agribusiness leaders agree that the federal government shutdown is having an impact on the local farming industry.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, OCT. 17   “Fall Follies” will be presented by the Burke County High School Thespian Society, 7 p.m., in the J.D Smith Auditorium. The family-friendly production is a variety showcase of three amusing one-act plays. More...

Church News

Church News

Westminster Presbyterian   Westminster Presbyterian Church continues its annual revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Oct. 17. Guest speakers are Rev. Brenda Kitt (Wed.) and Rev. Karlton Howard (Thurs.). More...

School News

Science on the Sapelo

Edmund Burke Academy’s environmental science class spent a day at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Reserve to take a first-hand look at barrier island ecology and different environmental issues affecting our coast.  More...

WPS TRANSPORTATION PARADE

Waynesboro Primary School preschoolers learned all about getting around during the school’s “Transportation Parade” last Friday.  More...

FCA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY DUKE

Fourteen Faith Christian Academy fourth, fifth and sixth graders were recognized by Duke University for outstanding achievement on their spring standardized tests. More...