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News

The Story of a Hurricane

Waynesboro grad at helm of Augusta government

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INGA WINS SPOOKY STORY CONTEST

Inga Withers did it! The Blakeney Elementary fourth grader is the 2014 winner of The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story contest. She was among nine 4th and 5th graders whose tales were chosen for the final round from the nearly 150 submitted. More...

FUNDED BY PENNY SALES TAX

Road projects underway in Burke

Burke County is beginning to see the fruits of a special transportation sales tax, but revenue continues to lag behind predictions.  More...

Sports

LADY BEARS SOFTBALL AWARDS

A banquet was held last Thursday to honor softball players at Burke County High and Middle schools. Players who received special individual honors included:   More...

FORMER BEARS FIGHT FOR SIAC CHAMPIONSHIP

Two former Bears have a championship on the line. More...

A STRONG FINISH

The Edmund Burke Academy Jr. Pro football team finished its season with a 38-20 win over Bulloch Academy. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW  Blakeney High School’s Class of 1967 is connecting with classmates to plan a Dec. 27 reunion and Social Security dance. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Christian Believers  Christian Believers Outreach Missions will host a clothes giveaway, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Wallace Street apartments off Highway 56 North in Waynesboro.  First Community   More...

People

Miss Hogan, Mr. Rocha exchange vows

WEDDING

Miss Lauren Elizabeth Hogan became the bride of Mr. Sergio Mendes Rocha on September 20, 2014 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at The Summer Chapel in Cashiers, North Carolina with the Rev. Deacon Terri Degenhardt of St. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Miss Bowen to wed Mr. Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Bowen, Sr. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah, to Ross Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Greene. Miss Bowen is the granddaughter of Mr. Billy Booth and the late Mrs. Emily Booth and the late Mr. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s menu for Burke County Public Schools  MONDAY: ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Entrée: chicken filet sandwich or fruit & cheese plate w/ graham crackers Choices: mixed vegetables, cabbage, lettuce & tomat 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...

POSSIBLE ID

Death probed in vehicle fire

It may be months before investigators can positively identify the body found in a burning van Saturday morning  But they may never know what happened.  “The entire situation seems suspicious in nature,” said Sgt. More...

Russell named county’s Teacher of the Year

There’s more than scientific discovery in his lessons.  Though he teaches physical science, Justin Russell is constantly thinking of lifelong success when he plans activities for students in his classroom at Burke County High School.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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SINCERELY, THANK YOU

The men sitting around Mr. Scott’s store on that long ago rainy day seemed old and mature to me. In reality they were decades younger than I am now. They were all farmers except for Mr. More...

I’VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS AND I’VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS

No I am not talking about the recent elections, nor the economy, nor Ebola…or was that Eboli or Ecoli as one politician was heard to say…, nor the Kardashians, nor the NFL’s challenges (Is that old news already?), nor the fact tha More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

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SHELL BLUFF

Farm worker killed in ATV accident

A 48-year-old farm worker was killed in a four-wheeler wreck.  Sunday afternoon, Jose Hernandez died after flipping his ATV on the Shell Bluff Landing cattle farm where he was employed.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings November 3-9

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Obituaries

Charles E. McGregor, III

Charles E. McGregor, III of Dublin, Ga., 76, entered into rest Monday, November 10, 2014. He was born on February 3, 1938 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McGregor, Jr. of Girard. More...

William Kenneth (Kenny) McClellan, Sr.

William Kenneth (Kenny) McClellan, Sr., beloved husband of Rachel Flakes McClellan, entered into rest on November 5, 2014 at his home in Waynesboro, Georgia.   More...

Bobby W. Hunsucker

Bobby W. Hunsucker of Waynesboro, 81, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at his residence.  He was a native of Concord, North Carolina, a longtime resident of Grovetown and a resident of Burke County for the past 12 years. More...

School News

BURKE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School named “Cubs with Character” for the month of September to honor students who exemplified the character traits of school pride, tolerance, self-control and dependability.  More...

BLAKENEY STUDENTS RECORDED FOR RADIO

A morning ritual for Blakeney Elementary School students will be broadcast far beyond the school’s halls next week. More...

WESTMINSTER HONORS RETIRED EDUCATORS

Westminster Presbyterian Church celebrated Retired Educators Day by honoring some of Burke County’s longtime teachers and college professors from years past. During the special service, church pastor Rev. Dr.  More...