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News

Timber damage stacks up

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Burke County’s timber stands were likely hit the hardest of any in the state, according to foresters who surveyed damage from the ice storm last month.  More...

MEGA LIFT

1,100-TON MODULE PLACED AT NEW VOGTLE UNIT

More than five stories tall and weighing 1,100-tons, it was the biggest lift yet. More...

KATIE DEAL: TOMORROW & FOREVER

Patsy Cline tribute coming to Waynesboro

Her two national tours sold out.  Now Katie Deal is bringing her one-woman Patsy Cline tribute  Today, Tomorrow & Forever to Burke County next weekend.  Katie, the fiddle-playing daughter of Gov. More...

Sports

BCHS students earn athletic recognition

Burke County High School announced two students Bailee Michelle Adkins and Untorrey Cornelius Thomas were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s ® High School Heisman® Award.  More...

BCHS basketball players garner honors

Five Burke County High School basketball players were named among the top players in the region.  The 3- AAAA all- region teams were released this week based on votes from coaches across the region.  Lady Bear Kaidea Phillips and Bear Jerma More...

EAGLES FINISH UP ON BASKETBALL COURT

Faith Christian Academy’s Eagles closed out a second season of middle school basketball at a tournament at Bulloch Academy. The players will be recognized at a sports banquet next week.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Free lunch will be served, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue in Waynesboro. The luncheon is hosted by Westminster and is available to anyone wanting or needing a meal. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Thompson Bridge   Thompson Bridge Baptist Church will host its annual threenight Spring Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, March 12-14. Guest revivalist is Rev. James Strowbridge of Franklin Covenant Baptist Church.  Endtime Faith   More...

People

Miss Jenkins to wed Mr. Harville

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jenkins of Alexander announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Jenkins, to Nick Harville of Valdosta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harville of Macon. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. More...

Miss Flake, Mr. Harkins to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Flake Jr. of Keysville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole Flake of Waynesboro, to Joshua Logan Harkins of Waynesboro. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Garrett Fulcher II of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. More...

SPARTAN ROCK CAFÉ IS SATURDAY

Edmund Burke Academy students will give it all they’ve got Saturday night for two good causes. Spartan Rock Café kicks off at 5 p.m. with silent and live auctions. More...

Challengers will run in four races

BOE, COMMISSION, SOLICITOR

Burke County voters have decisions to make.  Last week’s qualifying period culminated with contests for two Board of Education seats, a county commission post and the Solicitor-General job.  More...

Stone goes for judgeship after all

SAYS ‘NO DEAL WITH DEAL’

It’s complicated.  State Senator Jesse Stone wants to be Burke County’s next State Court judge.  Most everyone who knows him believes he’d make a good one.  His timing, however, has left many people scratching their h More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

This week in Burke County history

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 10, 2004 The Rev. J. Harold Rowland, former Waynesboro mayor and longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, died after a long battle with cancer. He had also been a writer and columnist for The True Citizen. More...

JUST US NOW

Most visitors to the wooded enclave call her Lucy but that’s not really her name.  It’s phonetically correct but technically wrong.  Her real name is LoosE, as in loose.  As in morally loose. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For The Record

Store employee arrested for sex with child in restroom

A Waynesboro man has been jailed for having sex with a 13-year-old.  Cortavious Johnson, 23, is being held without bond at the Burke County Jail for aggravated child molestation.  According to Lt. More...

Stepfather in custody for sex crimes against child

FLED IN 2011

Deputies finally have cuffs on a former resident accused of trying to pay his young stepdaughter to have sex with him.  Felipe Consteno Sanchez, 38, fled Burke County in September 2011 when his wife became suspicious and questioned her 10-year-o More...

From the Blotter

Place to squat   More...

Obituaries

Benjamin “Ben” Buxton, Jr.

Benjamin “Ben” Buxton, Jr. of Girard, Ga., 79, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born on April 10, 1934 in Girard to the late Ben Buxton, Sr. and Carrie Lou Buxton. More...

Mary Frances Bolton Bell

Mary B. Bell, 64, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, March 6, 2014.  Mary was born in Millen, Ga. March 1, 1950. She was formerly employed with Samson Industries, the Apple Orchard and Boyceland Dairy. More...

Robert Huff

Mr. Robert Huff of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 10, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Legals

Public Notices

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...