January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

The bill is in the mail

Burke County property tax bills will be arriving in the mail this week. Tax Commissioner Marian Jackson said the bills will be arriving between Jan. 25 and Jan. 29 and are due by March 28. Mobile home bills will soon follow and are due by April 1. More...

News

Art in the 'Boro

Art show to feature unique jewelry and photographic innovation

She'll have plenty of color. He works wonders in black and white.  Both will catch your eye at the upcoming Art in the Boro show hosted by Schweitzer Art Glass Studio.  More...

WAYNESBORO’S FINEST

City Votes To Adopt Official Bird Dog

The champion Smith setter depicted on the north Hwy 25 water tower will soon represent all of Waynesboro.  More...

BCHS thespians present “Blithe Spirit”

The Burke County High School Thespian Society’s latest production may sound scary, but the only shaking the audience should worry about will be from laughter.  This year’s chosen stage play is “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Cowa More...

For The Record

FROM THE BLOTTER

Button, button, whose got the button? More...

INDICTMENTS

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The October 2015 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during the January 14th, 2015 session with Judge Daniel J. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Jan. 18-24

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Obituaries

Raymond E. Parker

Mr. Raymond E. Parker, 81, loving husband of 61 years to Frances Willene Parker, entered into rest Friday, January 22, 2016.  More...

Susan Kirkendoll Buckley Bartlett

Susan Kirkendoll Buckley Bartlett, 54, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her residence.  Mrs. Bartlett was a native of Richmond County and a lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a 1979 graduate of Glascock County High School. More...

Dennis Arnold Mattson

Dennis Arnold Mattson was born on December 11, 1944, in Ashland, Wisconsin, as the oldest in a family of four boys. 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 More...

THE PUZZLE OF THE PARASITE

• Burke County could play key role in worldwide eradication of Guinea worm disease

It grows up to three feet long and is still torturing African villagers from the inside out.  It’s the notorious Guinea worm, and scientists are studying a related species of the parasite in Burke County.  More...

RENOVATION OPERATION

"Restaurant Impossible" Selects Local Business

BFE Bar and Grill has a new look, a new menu and a new name. More...

Editorial

Strictly Personal

I seldom get on a soapbox anymore. I guess it's for a number of reasons. Mainly, I'm just not as opinionated as I used to be; but also because I know it's almost impossible to change people's minds about political issues. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 1, 2006   More...

Sports

EBA Spartans lose region games to Bulloch and Pinewood

The EBA Spartans had an all around disappointing week playing two region games and coming up without a win.  More...

Reeve's Memorial Unveiled

Pictured above with Lillian Reeves’s family, (top right) Terri Reeves, Kate Reeves and Mike Reeves, are Head Coach Larry Keller, Coach Katie Hopper, and the Lady Spartans. More...

Lady Spartans struggle to find victory in two region games

The number one ranked Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy visited Waynesboro last Tuesday and went home with a 50-35 victory and a region win. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Saturday, January 30   All BHS-1967 classmates (SGA/Gough/Midville/Waynesboro) meeting on Saturday, January 30, at 2 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

New Birth Missionary  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Shadrack St., Waynesboro, presents a Youth Explosion at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Georgia Tech Announces Fall 2015 Graduates Two local students were among the 2,400 who were presented degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s 250th commencement excercises on on December 11-12, 2015. More...

School News

BURKE’S SHINING STUDENTS

2015-16 STAR Students Announced

The scores are in and once again STAR Students have been chosen from Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy. The award recognizes the student in the top 10th percentile of their class with the highest SAT score. More...

Edmund Burke Announces Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter

A+ HONOR ROLL  7th Grade: Brandon Fu, Anslie Glisson, Austin Layer, Karlee Small and Carson Woods.  8th Grade: Lindsey Fries, Colby Rogers and Sakshi Shah.  More...

EBA Celebrates 100th Day of Classes

To mark the 100th Day of classes at Edmund Burke Academy the students of Mrs. Reynold’s 5K class dressed up in costumes styled to represent people from a century ago. More...