October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Musician convicted of murder

A 23-year-old father will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing two men at a party in Burke County last fall.  Warner Tolbert III was sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury convicted him of malice murder, voluntary More...

News

It’s bucking time

3RD ANNUAL RODEO KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND

Same tradition. More...

FOR CITY ELECTIONS

Advance voting begins Oct. 12

The first votes in November’s General Election will be cast next week.  Advance voting begins Monday for eight races in four Burke County cities and runs through October 30.  The largest number of ballots is expected to be cast in Way More...

Record rains dampen farmers’ outlooks

Record rains could be the ruin of some Burke County crops.  With up to five inches saturating the soil over a five-day period, cotton and peanuts are suffering.  More...

Sports

Lady Bears claim high school’s first volleyball title

The volleyball team has some hardware of its own.  Burke County High School’s volleyball team claimed its first ever volleyball championship last Saturday when it won the Area 3-AAAA title and a number one seed going into the state tournam More...

Lady Spartans headed to state

The Lady Spartans ended regular season play last week with a non-region game against David Emanuel Academy. It was a defensive battle as both teams remained scoreless throughout the game. More...

Bears break Thomson’s streak on homecoming

Burke County High School's Bears (5-1) defeated Thomson High School 26-20 on a wet Friday night in front of a homecoming crowd. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lee Williams, Sr.

Mr. Robert Lee Williams, Sr. of Waynesboro, 77, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Beechwood Baptist Church, Story Mill Road Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Zelma Davis

Ms. Zelma Davis of Waynesboro, 69, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Lillie Mae Wade

Mrs. Lillie Mae Wade of Waynesboro, 59, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Church Road Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

SIGNING DAY

Eighth graders awarded $50,000

One by one, they took a seat at the table and put pen to paper as they accepted $50,000 in scholarships all together.  And they’re only in middle school.  More...

FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS

Deadlines approach for Spooky Story Contest

Students are running out of time to give us the heebie jeebies.  The True Citizen is still accepting terrifying tales from fourth and fifth graders for our annual Spooky Story Contest; but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching.  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...

Community mourns loss of football player

Two weeks after collapsing on the practice field at Burke County High School, a beloved member of the Bears football team passed away Monday evening. More...

Queens of the court

Burke County High School’s volleyball team claimed its first ever championship last Saturday when the Lady Bears captured the Area 3 title.

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RAINFALL AND ROUNDUPS

The recent rains around the South brought much needed relief from the months long drought. The dry spell prompted public prayers led by the governor on the steps of the Georgia Capitol. More...

STILL GUN CRAZY

A few weeks ago, the article Gun Crazy appeared in The True Citizen highlighting America’s fatal fascination with guns. Americans once again were shocked by the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. More...

For The Record

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING FOR CHURCHES

Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Waynesboro recently hosted an active shooter training event for churches. More...

WAS HE KILLED HERE?

GBI identifies body, calls death homicide

GBI agents have released the identity of a dead man who was found in the Burke County woods on Sept. More...

REPORT OCT. 13

Jurors drawn for Superior Court session

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2015 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, OCT. 11  Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet. 5 p.m., at 841 Jones Avenue. New member fees are waived, and meetings focus on better thinking, listening and speaking with emphasis on improving English language skills. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Association Revival  The Noah Ebenezer Central Baptist Association will continue Revival 2015 at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Oct. 7-8, at 7:00 each evening. Rev. Bertrand Bailey Jr. More...

People

Miss Cates, Mr. Adair exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rollins Cates announce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Carolyn, to Mr. More...

Black-DeLoach wedding to be Saturday

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Dr. Faye Marie Black of Millen to Mr. Joseph Barnes DeLoach of Eatonton.  Family and friends of the couple are invited to join them as they are united in marriage at 4 p.m. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: FALL BREAK  TUESDAY: Chicken Nuggets w/ roll or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich  Choices: Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes w/ ranch, Pear Sa More...