January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

ROLL THE DICE FOR DOWNTOWN THIS THURSDAY

Place all your bets on Downtown Waynesboro this Thursday night.  More...

News

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Waynesboro Native Pens Social Skills Books for Children

Retirement hasn’t stopped Gail Hilliard Reed’s commitment to improving the lives of young children. After 42 years of teaching, the Waynesboro native found another way to fulfill her love of working with children as an author. More...

Ellison formally announces for Clerk

Karen Ellison said this week, "I am running for the office of Burke County Clerk of Court because I am committed to serving all of the citizens of Burke County." The 52 year old former chief deputy clerk made the formal announcement of her candidacy More...

Work recognized

Burke County High School sophomore Jordan Hargrove receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Dot Cauley, Director of the Children of the Confederacy. More...

Obituaries

Robert Curtis Clayton

Sardis, GA- Robert “Curtis” Clayton entered into rest Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was a native and resident of Burke County. He was a graduate of Burke County High School and a member of Botsford Baptist Church. More...

William Edward Gay “Papa”

William Edward Gay “Papa”, 87, passed away in Hephzibah on January 14, 2016, after a battle with cancer. Papa was an old soul, full of laughter and love. He lived a remarkable life, leaving wonderful times and memories wherever he went. More...

Ida Hardin

Ms. Ida Hardin of Keysville, Ga. entered into eternal rest on January 18 , 2016. 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 election. More...

Coursey stepping down after nine terms

Burke County's longest serving elected official is stepping down. After nine terms and 36 years Sheriff Greg Coursey will be leaving office at the end of the year.  More...

New Civil War History

Burke County has two new historical markers, thanks to the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails program. Last week the group erected interpretive markers at Ivanhoe Plantation on Quaker Road and at the J.D. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 25, 2006   Waynesboro city attorney Chris Dube said that since July six dilapidated structures in the city had been demolished and 33 more were scheduled for demolition.  Former long-time Waynesboro City Council More...

THE BLACKTOP CLASSROOM

The man was one of Daddy’s cronies, I never knew his name.  But I know where we were when he said what he did.  We were at Mr. More...

Sports

Bears bank two region wins

The Burke County Bears (11- 3, 3-1) defeated New Hampstead on Friday night 77-73 and Wayne County Saturday night 74-38 putting them in second place in the AAAA Region 3 standings. More...

Lady Bears drop two

The Lady Bears (7-7, 1-3) suffered a round of very close losses last week on the court beginning with a 43-42 loss to New Hampstead last Friday. On Saturday, they fell to Wayne County 53-48 in the Bear Cave. More...

GEORGIA DUGOUT PREVIEW MAGAZINE

The Burke County Bears Baseball Team will have two players featured in the 2016 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine.  Senior Bo Goodin and Junior Trey Tucker were selected and have a photo and bio for the 2016 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Wednesday, January 20  The Shepeard Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the Waynesboro First Baptist Church, 853 Liberty St., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary   Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 36th Anniversary services on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 2:00 p.m. Rev. More...