January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

$1,000 REWARD

Lovett Trucking Company will pay hard cash for concrete information. The Alexander business is offering $1,000 for a tip that leads to the arrests and convictions of the persons inside this pick-up truck. More...

News

DDA invests $4-grand in downtown businesses

INSIDE & OUT

The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invested $4,070 in small businesses in 2013.  All the funds were awarded through DDA’s Inside-Out program, which provides matching grants up to $1,000 for downtown business owners to make More...

BURKE UNEMPLOYMENT Rate holds at 5-year low

Burke County’s unemployment rate has hit the low mark again.  For the third straight month, there’s been a glint of relief in the county’s 57-month stretch of dismal labor reports.  According to statistics just released by More...

Major milestones marked this year

PLANT VOGTLE

Major milestones have been met this year as engineering and construction on Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 & 4 nears the 50 percent completion mark. The units are on schedule to be in service by 2017 and 2018.  More...

For The Record

Bystander shot at Keysville party

A Jefferson County woman was shot in the chest at a Christmas party in Keysville.  Burke County deputies rushed to the L&G Lounge on Cheatham Street around 2:30 a.m. Thursday after gunfire erupted in the parking lot.  More...

Preacher gets two years

22 fraudulent tax returns

A Waynesboro preacher will spend two years in prison for defrauding the government of nearly $90,000.  Carlos Newton, 44, was sentenced in Federal Court by United States District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr. More...

Thief jailed for sand pit, racetrack hauls

The 45-foot conveyer finally caught up with him.  Burke County deputies have jailed the man they say is responsible for stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from two sandpits and an abandoned racetrack.  Hephzibah reside More...

Church News

Church News

Westminster   Westminster Presbyterian Church will host its annual New Year’s Eve Program, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31. 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...

Professional field trials begin this week at Di-Lane

Bird dogs descend on Burke

The Bird Dog Capital of the World will live up to its name once again this month.  More...

2014 New Year's Resolutions

They’re made every year and usually include the usual self-improvement goals like losing weight or being more organized. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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THE NEW

That was fast.  It seems like 2013 was just yesterday.  Oh wait. 2013 WAS just yesterday.  Where’d it go?  Daddy used to say, "Time marches on."  More...

THE GOD OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW

I was in line at an automobile parts store getting a new headlamp bulb and I was proud that I had not postponed getting it fixed until 2014. New Years always reminds me of how I like to procrastinate. More...

Sports

Lady Bears move to 11-1, go undefeated at tourney

The Lady Bears are off to their best start in years and improved their record to 11- l after knocking off all three of their opponents at the Baldwin Classic tournament in Milledgeville last weekend.  They kicked off the tournament by toppling t More...

Bears claim win at Atlanta tourney

The Bears are poised for region play after going up against some big metro teams in last weekend’s South Cobb Classic tournament in Atlanta.  Though they dropped two games early, they finished up with a hard fought 53-44 win over AAAAAA Hu More...

ALL-STAR APPEARANCE

Edmund Burke Academy’s football team may not have extended regular season play on the gridiron this season, but one senior athlete did get to step on the field one last time. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Elizabeth Kirby Williams

After an extended illness, Sarah Elizabeth Kirby Williams of Waynesboro passed away peacefully on December 22, 2013 at University Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 85.  More...

Mary Atwell

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Atwell, 94, will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. K. Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  C.A. More...

Tommy Skillman

Mr. Tommy Skillman of Sardis, 63, husband of Ida Malpass Bridges Skillman, entered into rest Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Georgia Regents Medical Center.  Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. More...