July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins Co. Jail escapee captured in Walmart

A female inmate escaped from the Jenkins County Jail and was captured inside the Waynesboro Walmart.  Ebony Elaine Gomez, 23, slipped past a jailer in Millen Friday night as he was locking her in her cell.  More...

News

A HEAPING HELPING OF LOCAL

School to load trays with Georgia grown fare for entire week

For one week next month, lunch trays at Blakeney Elementary School will be packed with Georgia grown goodness.  More...

Hank Syms named Assistant DA of the Year

Burke County native Hank Syms has been named Assistant District Attorney of the Year.  He was selected by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia and was surprised with the statewide honor last week at the annual Summer Convention a More...

Unemployment claims surge after new layoffs

Another cycle of layoffs pushed Burke County’s unemployment rate to 8.6 percent.  According to June figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, 803 residents were looking for jobs last month. More...

Sports

FORMER BEAR PICKS UP PRE-SEASON HONORS

Former Burke County Bear Tavarius Washington is making a name for himself on the collegiate level.  The Keysville native and se- nior Albany State linebacker has been pegged as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year by The Southern Intercoll More...

Obituaries

Larry Purvis

Larry Purvis, 61, of Millen died Friday, July 24, 2015 at University Hospital in Augusta after a long illness.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at West Millen Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Allen officiating. More...

Curtis Shubert, Jr.

Mr. Curtis Shubert, Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 27, 2015.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Anthony Greene, Sr.

Mr. Anthony Greene, Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Thomas Grove Baptist Church, 426 West 6th Street Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Noah’s Ark  Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, July 29- 31. Guest evangelist is Rev. Dr. Corey D. More...

School News

SCHOOL GUIIDE

BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RUDOLPH "RUDY" FALANA   Here we are nearing the end of July already and a number of Burke County Public Schools’ staff members are spending part of it getting ready for the 20 More...

HOLD THOSE TAXES!

Parents can save some cash on back-to-school shopping. Georgia’s tax free begins at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, July 31 and continues until midnight, Saturday, Aug. 1.  More...

EAT YOUR LUNCH!

Next week’s menu for Burke County Public Schools  WEDNESDAY: Chicken Filet Sandwich or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples, Mixed Vegetables, Raw Vegetables w/Dip Apple Wedges, Chilled Apricots  TH 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 e More...

FINDING A SOLUTION

Animal control gets top billing in budget talks

The first item on the agenda was animal control.  As Burke County Commissioners began budget talks last week, they heard from rescue groups who continue their call for a county-backed animal control program.  More...

TURNING HIMSELF IN

Blythe driver accused of dragging dog behind car

A Blythe man drove through Keysville, dragging the body of a dog behind his car.  A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of 61-yearold Jackie Dean Ellington on a single charge of cruelty to animals.  More...

Editorial

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Don Lively

“Who do you think you are? God?”  It was a new version of the old question, “Who died and made you king?”  I didn't like the phrasing at all. It was in no way intended to be sacrilegious or disrespectful. More...

A PLAN TO CHANGE THE WORLD…A DIFFERENT KIND OF INCONVENIENT TRUTH

Jim Shumard

My youngest turned 18 years old this last week. He is now an adult in the eyes of the law, though I don’t think the law has very clear eyesight. He can now be drafted and is legally responsible for himself. More...

For The Record

Robber steals shoes in home invasion

A gunman broke into a Waynesboro home and stole a teenager’s shoes.  The 15- year- old victim called deputies just before 11:30 a.m. More...

Felon arrested for shooting Augusta man in the face

Burke County deputies say they know who robbed and shot an Augusta man and then left him on Highway 56 North.  Joshua Lee Phillips, 26, was arrested last week after officers found him with a gun stolen from the victim.  More...

ILLEGAL DUMPING

The Burke County Magistrate Court is trying to track down this truck after a resident snapped a photo of its driver unloading trash on the side of Farmers Bridge Road.  More...

People

Miss Cates, Mr. Adair to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rollins Cates of Waynesboro, Georgia announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Nancy Carolyn Cates, to Kyle Joseph Adair, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Plans finalized for Moss-Clifton wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Joey Moss of Girard and Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Clifton of Millen announce that plans have been finalized for the wedding of their children, Kaylyn Dayle Moss and Coley Daniel Clifton. The wedding is scheduled for 2 p.m. More...

Miss Bailey, Mr. Parker to exchange vows

Mr. Mack Bailey of Vidette, Georgia, announces the engagement of his daughter, Magan Lynn Bailey, to Greigh Parker, son of Mr. A.J. Parker of Yanceyville, North Carolina and Ms. Tracy Parker of Sardis, Georgia.  More...