February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Miettunen announces for commission post

Alfred "Austin" Miettunen of Hephzibah has announced his candidacy for Burke County Commission District 3. The post is now held by Wayne Crockett who has announced he will not run for re-election.  More...

News

A MOMENT IN TIME

The Burke County Lady Bears celebrating after winning the GHSA AAAA Girls State Basketball Tournament round 1 game against Howard High 44-42.   More...

2016 SPARTAN ROCK

Mark your calendars for Edmund Burke Academy’s annual fundraiser the Spartan Rock Auction, Art Show and Talent Show which will be held on Friday, March 4.  More...

Guns Take Blood Drive Trophy

Law enforecement took the trophy for the First Annual Guns & Hoses Blood drive beating the fire department by one unit. More...

Sports

EBA Spartans advance to State Play-offs

The Spartans were obviously not ready for their season to be over on Tuesday night when they traveled to Bulloch Academy in Statesboro to play in the first round of the Region Tournament. More...

Lady Spartans lose to Trinity Christian in Region Tournament

The Lady Spartans’ season came to an end with a 40-35 loss to Trinity Christian in the Region Tournament held at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro. A slow start offensively found EBA down 12-8 at halftime. More...

Bears end season in first round of state

The Burke County Bears ended their season losing in the first round of the state playoffs 73-67 to Mary Persons.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

LIFE WORDS — ROOTED OR ROBBED

Be careful not to let anyone rob you More...

School News

Burke County Public School Spelling Champion

“BEE- lievers Expect Success”

Burke County Middle School eighth grader, Jesus Saenz, won the BCPS District Spelling Bee. SGA Elementary fourth grader, Samantha Lopez, was the runner up in the Bee. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Chicken Filet Sandwich and Fruit & Cheese Plate w/ graham crackers Choices: Sardis Salad, Mac & Cheese, Cabbage, Orange Sections, Fruit Cobbler &nbs 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 election. More...

SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Burke Countians will have their first opportunity to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential race as they join several million other voters in 12 states and one territory in the " Super Tuesday" primary. More...

Papa’s Pizza Robbed

“Sorry, I need diapers.”  That was the excuse an armed robber reportedly offered an employee at the Papa’s Pizza in Waynesboro’s Burke Crossing Shopping Center.  More...

Correction!

In last week’s issue we reported that Reginald Hughes and Jill Hughes were booked on one count each of disorderly conduct. They were not booked, only issued citations for disorderly conduct. We regret this error.   More...

Editorial

DIXIE DIRT

(reprinted from 2009)   Everybody has favorite places. I’ve written before about one of mine, The Pond, but I have others.  More...

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

There’s something that everybody knows: America is special. We tell ourselves that we are the best and no country equals our military and economic power or our expression of freedom and liberty. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}  10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 1, 2006   More...

For The Record

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:   More...

Former Midville Clerk Sentenced

The former Midville city clerk accused of embezzling nearly $150,000 pled guilty to one count of theft by taking on Monday.  In court Caroline Estes freely admitted her guilt echoing earlier admissions to GBI investigators during which she said More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Mother-daughter conflict  A woman said her mother threatened to shoot her over a missing $40.  More...

Obituaries

Cindy Murrell Newsome

Mrs. Cindy Murrell Newsome of Sardis, Ga. left the living to be with our Lord and Saviour on February 18th, 2016, at 60 years young.  More...

Donald Lawrence Pelfrey

Mr. Donald Lawrence Pelfrey of Waynesboro, Ga.,, 70, was called home by the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2016, peacefully at his residence. He was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a son of the late Jeptha and Nannie Pelfrey. More...

Gertrude McGee

Mrs. Gertrude McGee of Waynesboro, Ga., 76, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Newbirth Missionary Baptist Church, 830 Academy Avenue Waynesboro, Ga. More...

People

Mary Yelton Realty welcomes Kyzer as new agent

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

A new agent’s name is showing up on Mary Yelton Realty signs around Burke County. Anne Marie Kyzer joined the local firm full-time last month after activating her license as a real estate sales agent. More...

Valdosta State University Announces Fall 2015 Graduates

Two local students were among the 786 students who completed the requirements of their academic programs during Fall semester. More...

Photo

Dr. Adrienne Saulsberry, the daughter of Ezra and Pauline Roberson of Waynesboro, was recently chosen from a graduating class of over 7,000 to be one of the 2016 commencement keynote speakers for Western Governors University.   More...