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NO MORE SIGNS

Banners barred from Liberty Square park

Liberty Square finally has a clear view, and downtown volunteers want to keep it that way.  The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority has agreed to ban the erection of signs in the city-owned park at Liberty and Sixth streets.  More...

BARROW HEARS FROM VETERANS IN BURKE

U.S. Congressman John Barrow, above left, spent the day with dozens of veterans who attended “special veterans’ office hours” at the Burke County Library last week.  More...

East 9th rezoned for gas station expansion

A residential section off North Liberty Street has been rezoned commercial.  At a public hearing Monday night, Waynesboro City Council unanimously approved a petition from Gautum Desai which will allow him to expand his gas station, RACO.  More...

Sports

Skills & Drills

More than two dozen girls are hitting the court this week to learn new basketball skills at the Citizens Park Gym. More...

Obituaries

Darlene F. Brandt

Darlene F. Brandt of Waynesboro, Ga., 86, entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014. She was born in Ft. Madison, Iowa and lived in Waynesboro for 30 years. More...

Haven Rianne Quick

Haven Rianne Quick, infant daughter of Jason and Andrea Quick, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Georgia Regents Medical Center.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Dillon Quick, Cameron Quick, Walker Quick; her pa More...

Alton “Al” Smith, Jr.

Mr. Al Smith. Jr. of Waynesboro, 52, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born in Thomson, Georgia, and was a resident of Saluda, South Carolina before moving to Waynesboro in 1976. 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...

Homes, land sell at county auction

51 OWNERS PAY TAXES IN TIME

Fifty-one property owners saved their land and homes from the auction block.  Exactly 62 properties with overdue county taxes had been tagged for last Tuesday’s auction on the courthouse lawn. More...

ON LOCATION

Waynesboro family to film relief efforts in Africa

Their lenses will be a window for the rest of the world. Traveling from Waynesboro to the AIDs ravaged regions of Africa, David and Loretta Stembridge will capture images of suffering like most in America will never see firsthand. More...

Editorial

WELL SPOKEN

My friend Mike and I have an ongoing discussion about language and my often glaring misuse of the English version. More...

THE BIG APPLE…NEW YORK, NEW YORK HERE I COME!

So my family and I are headed to the Big Apple this week, so I looked up the origin of the nickname for New York City. No one is absolutely sure of the origin, but the most tempting name-origin for me had to do with the Biblical character, Eve. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 14, 2004  Bonnie Taylor, General Manager of The True Citizen, was recognized by the Georgia Army National Guard’s Charlie Battery/214th Field Artillery for her work to organize a salute to the unit when they were More...

For The Record

Escaped horse, patrol car collide

Livestock and bad luck met again … but this time a Burke County deputy was on the receiving end.  On Independence Day the illfated officer collided with a horse on Highway 24 South.  According to Major Larry Lewis, the accident happe More...

DEPUTY JENKINS COMPLETES RADAR COURSE

Deputy Gary Jenkins of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office has completed a basic Radar Operator Course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

From the Blotter

Mad as a hatter   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

MONDAY, JULY 14   The Burke County Genealogical Society will hold its annual “Show and Tell,” 6:30 p.m. at the Burke County Library. Bring something old or interesting to share, or just come and enjoy the show. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Amber Bowman   Amber Suzanne Bowman of Hephzibah has been named to the Dean’s List at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega for spring semester. To earn the honor, she maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher and had no grade lower than B. More...