November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke Co. Middle marks progress in student success

Burke County Middle School has picked up several honors for significant strides in student achievement.  More...

News

PROPANE POWER

School system adds propane powered buses to fleet

Grant money brought the first ones here.  But if propane powered school buses pan out as expected, there’ll be plenty more rolling around Burke County.  Last month, Burke County Public Schools added five propane school buses to its fl More...

Charlie Battery treads on in AFGHANISTAN

Q&A  What U.S. food do you miss the most?  McChicken sandwich (SPC Joshua Lile, 21, of Columbus, 2 years of service) My dad’s ribs (SGT Andy Salemi, 25, of Waynesboro, 9 years of service)   More...

Jamari wins Spooky Story Contest

We have a champion. Jamari Howard is the winner of The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story Contest. More than 300 fourth and fifth graders submitted scary tales, and 974 readers voted for their favorites in our online poll.  More...

For The Record

Second grave robber sentenced

Two men who looted graves in a 200-year-old Burke County cemetery are serving prison time.  Ralph “Bubba” Hillis, 41, pleaded guilty last week in Superior Court to five felony charges of disturbance of the contents of a grave.  More...

From the Blotter

$1,000 Reward   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings November 4-10

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, NOV. 16   Grand Opening of the Davis Park Community Center will be held 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (rescheduled date). The community festival is sponsored by The Myles Youth Facility and admission is free. More...

Church News

Church News

Waynesboro Deliverance   Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 938 Old Millen Highway in Waynesboro, will continue its revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly through Nov. 14.  Carswell Grove   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...

COULD IT CLOSE?

Burke Medical's future uncertain again due to lack of local support

The last hope to save Burke Medical Center may have slipped away.  Officials of Community Hospital Corporation said they are unwilling to move forward with a lease of the facility.  More...

A SALUTE TO VETERANS

Members of American Legion Posts 120 and 270 joined with dozens of local citizens as Americans all over the world paused Monday to honor those who have served their country in the armed forces. More...

Editorial

Don Lively

LAID BY

Wow, that was fast. When I left for work one recent morning the two small ields near the wooded enclave were still busting with fully opened cotton bolls. A total of close to thirty acres, they were as white as a glacier field high in the Rockies. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 12, 2003   Waynesboro city administrator Jerry Coalson said it would be at least February, 2004 before regulations controlling liquor sales by the drink would be effective. More...

Sports

FOUR STRAIGHT

Bears clinch region championship with overtime win

The seniors know no different.  Each November in high school, they’ve hoisted the region championship trophy high above their heads and celebrated midfield with their teammates.  More...

Bears host first round of state playoffs Friday

HOME SWEET HOME

Last Friday’s win not only gave the Bears another trophy for their case, it sealed their status as a host for the first round of the state playoffs.  Burke County High School will welcome Crisp County to the Bear Den this Friday. More...

Lady Bears earn honors

All-region

Four Lady Bears were named among the region’s best softball players.  Emily Mooneyham was named first team all-region, and Peyton Peacock, Amber Hills and Michaela Bell all garnered honorable mentions on the allregion list.  The honor More...

Obituaries

Sadie Sherman

Mrs. Sadie Sherman of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Robbie Lee Carter, Sr.

Mr. Robbie Lee Carter, Sr. of Girard entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Dalton Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania, GA. More...

Henry Smith

Mr. Henry Smith of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. More...

People

"G" is for goat

The students at First Baptist Church’s Bible Play School learned a new letter with help from a fourlegged friend. Students enjoyed a visit from Gomer the Goat after learning about the letter “G” recently. More...

Girard honey gets sweet recognition

A Girard family is producing award winning honey.  Judges at the Georgia National Fair in Perry were wowed by Southern Soul’s pure, raw honey and gave it second place in the black jar category, a division graded solely on flavor.  More...

Thankful Baptist bounces back

Just one year ago, their historic church building was in danger of foreclosure.  On top of that, the church filed for bankruptcy and then endured a period without a pastor.  But Rev. Tommie L. More...