October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff backed by supporters all over

The farthest so far has been from Canada.  The calls are still pouring in, though…along with the texts, letters, emails and requests for interviews.  More...

News

Old Glory

Artist Kelly Brockway puts the finishing touches on a mural painting of Old Glory in a hallway of The True Citizen building. More...

Want to give us goose bumps?

The final deadline for 4th and 5th graders to submit scary tales for The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story Contest has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday. More...

Bird dog proud?

Waynesboro and Burke County are known for being the “Bird Dog Capital of the World,” and the Burke County Chamber of Commerce is giving residents a way to show off that heritage everywhere they go with bird dog decals for their vehicles. More...

For The Record

MORE ON THE MURDER

Augusta victim was shot to death

Someone shot and killed the Augusta man who was found dead in the Burke County woods last month.  “The cause of his death was a gunshot wound,” confirmed Pat Morgan, Special Agent in charge of the Thomson GBI Office.  But invest More...

Amber Alert

Waynesboro infant was not abducted

An Amber Alert was canceled after a Waynesboro mother and her two-week-old infant were found safe and sound.  Nearly a million Georgia and S.C. residents received the alert around 8 p.m. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

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Obituaries

The Legacy of Mamie Washington

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. 0ctober 6, 2015 at 4:05 a.m. More...

Eunice Mallard Smith

Mrs. Eunice Mallard Smith of Girard, Ga., age 90, entered into rest Monday, October 12, 2015. She was born in Girard on April 19, 1925, to the late Thomas Jefferson Mallard and the late Lillie Mae Campbell Mallard. More...

Thelma Parker Rogers

Mrs. Thelma Parker Rogers of Ga. Highway 56 South, Waynesboro, age 76, died Monday evening October 12, 2015 in Doctors Hospital of Augusta.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. 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...

Lifting up

Football players from Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy leaned on each other and the Lord last week. More...

Armed mom foils home invasion

A home invasion was cut short by a Waynesboro woman with a loaded shotgun and a .44 Magnum.  Burke County deputies were called to her home on Highway 56 North around 9 p.m. More...

Every precaution

Survivor provides living proof

She was 58 when she saw it…a marble-sized white mass on the screen that could threaten her life.  Kathy Ailstock had gone to Burke Medical Center for her routine mammogram last June, just as she had each of the past 10 years. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 19, 2005  Waynesboro police were providing around-theclock security at Burke Medical Center after an emergency room doctor and two officers were injured in incidents at the facility. More...

FALL ABOUT THE SOUTH

Autumn in the Blessed South.  When a young man’s fancy turns to…  Camo.  Tree stands.  Sighting in rifles and sharpening skinning knives.  Middle aged men too.  And old men.  Deer season.  More...

Sports

“Superior” showing for Pride of Burke County

The Pride of Burke County Marching Band competed at Thomson High School Brigade Marching Band Competition and placed 8th overall and 2nd in class. More...

Spartans disappointed by Bulloch

Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans (1-7, 0-2) traveled to Statesboro Friday night for their second region contest but were disappointed 32-13 by the Bulloch Academy Gators (7-1, 1-0). More...

Lady Spartans bow out of state

Edmund Burke Academy’s softball season came to an end last week when the Lady Spartans were knocked out of the state playoffs during the first round by the number one seeded Lady Trojans from John Milledge Academy. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem Baptist  Jerusalem Baptist Church will continue its four-night revival, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14-15. Guest pastor is Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. of Peel Grove and Union Bethel. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Burke grads tapped for UGA scholarships  Two college students from Burke County were selected for scholarships through the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.  More...