December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CHRISTMAS PARADE POSTPONED TO SATURDAY

Heavy rains snuffed out last Saturday’s Christmas parade but it’s back on for this weekend. The first-ever Tiki Tacky Christmas parade will roll through downtown Waynesboro at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 21. More...

News

Burke organizations awarded $23,000+

Community Foundation Grants

Two Burke County nonprofits have been deemed “deserving agencies” by the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area.  Friday, the directors announced that Faith Christian Academy and the Center More...

SPECIAL DELIVERY FROM AFGHANISTAN

A Waynesboro retiree who spends much of her spare time making sure soldiers feel appreciated received a special thank you from troops overseas. More...

50 YEARS

Delta Termite and Pest Control Inc. has struck gold. The 50th anniversary of the locally owned company was celebrated last week with receptions at its Waynesboro headquarters and Sylvania office. More...

Sports

Lady Bears pound Panthers

The Lady Bears (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season last Friday but rebounded with a big win over Lakeside the following night.  Burke County High School’s girls fell to Greenbrier’s Lady Wolfpack 73-69, a heartbreaker after battling ba More...

Bears take tough losses on the road in Columbia Co.

The Bears are still sharpening their claws on the basketball court after a successful football season delayed their start.  Burke County High School’s boys team dropped games to Greenbrier and Lakeside high schools.  The 60-57 loss to Green More...

Col. Moore makes history at Citadel

A long- loved former Edmund Burke Academy teacher has gone down in Citadel history. LTC Richard E. Moore was recently inducted into the prestigious military college’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Col. More...

Obituaries

Ronald A. Josey, Sr.

Mr. Ronald A. Josey, Sr. of Rosier, Ga. went to be with his Lord Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Hospice House of Savannah due to a heart condition. He was born in Augusta, Ga. and was the son of the late Arlie M. Josey and Alma Netherland Josey. More...

John A. Flakes

Mr. John A. Flakes of Waynesboro, age 91, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Rosa Lee Young

Mrs. Rosa Lee Young of Midville died Monday, December 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500  706-554-5525 (FAX)   More...

Legals

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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 election. More...

Tax hearings tonight

Objections expected

Today is the last day for Burke County residents to have their say about 2013 taxes and spending.  Before setting their millage rates, Burke County Board of Education members will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Waynesboro officials to vote on tax hike

Waynesboro’s first property tax hike in 20 years appears to be imminent.  City officials are on the verge of voting on a proposed 12.75 millage rate to cover 2013 spending.  More...

Development authority

Parker named to board

A veteran economic developer is joining the Burke County Development Authority. Cam Parker, Area Manager for the Georgia Power Company was appointed to the panel last week by the Burke County Commission. More...

Editorial

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CHRISTMAS WAY BACK

Don Lively

“It was a different world back then.”  I heard those words several times on recent occasions and, with only a small amount of surprise, realized that it was my voice uttering the phrase, not Daddy’s.  More...

A GREAT ONE

Jim Shumard

There are very few people I would wake up early to see let out of jail and Nelson Mandela was that person for me and my wife. There are few people I would stand in large crowds to see, but Nelson Mandela was one of them. More...

For The Record

Father gets 24-year sentence for child pornography

A Waynesboro father who was caught offering his daughter’s photo on a child pornography website will spend more than 24 years in prison.  Stephen Jeffrey Babb, 28, was sentenced in federal court Monday after pleading guilty to child pornog More...

Burke County Jail Bookings December 9-15

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Bank robbers still on the run

Police investigators believe one of the Southern Bank robbers could be hiding out in Augusta.  Just after the Dec. 2 heist, they identified one of the two gunmen as 22-year-old Damien Bernard Osborne. More...

Church News

Church News

Palmer Grove   Palmer Grove Baptist Church, located at 3261 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah, will host its Annual Christmas Program & Fellowship, 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.  Clear Spring   More...

School News

Burke Co. Exchange Club HONORS STUDENT LEADERS

Burke County Exchange Club members honored eight local students with the club’s Youth of the Month awards during the first semester this school term. More...

EPD presents grant funds to school system

Going green earned some green for Burke County Public Schools’ bus fleet. More...

EBA STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL BETA CLUB

The Edmund Burke chapter of the National Beta Club has inducted 28 new members. More...