June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Accident claim's life of Waynesboro girl

17 year-old Kelli-Logan Waters was killed early Tuesday morning when the 2005 Infiniti she was driving left the highway and crashed into a ditch about 2 1/2 miles west of Waynesboro on State Highway 24.  According to the Georgia State Patrol, th More...

Withers named State Winner

Mary Inga Withers, who just completed 5th grade at Blakeney Elementary School in Waynesboro, has been named the state winner for her grade in the Young Georgia Author’s competition. More...

News

Local girl wins top AQHA honors

Austin Layer, an honors student at EBA, and her nine year-old quarter horse Rocco reached a couple of important milestones in American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) competition this spring. More...

FIREWORKS FUND RAISING CONTINUES

Burke County is $600 closer to “Mad Anthony’s Big Boom,” the community’s July fireworks show.  To make it happen, the Waynesboro’s Downtown Development Authority must collect more than $5,000 in private and corporat More...

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM UNDERWAY

These three kids seem to be really enjoying their lunch! The Burke County Schools Summer Lunch Program got underway last week and delivered more than 1700 meals at 160 stops throughout the county. More...

For The Record

Accused killer transferred after attempting suicide

Steven Murray, the man accused of murdering a Florida priest has been moved to the Jefferson County Jail after attempting to hang himself in his cell.  Burke County's Sheriff Greg Coursey told the news media that Murray was moved from Burke Coun More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 29 traffic crashes during the month of May in Burke County.  Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 28 injuries and 1 deaths. More...

AAA URGES PROPERLY INFLATED TIRES

A spokesman for the American Automobile Association (AAA) said this week that a tire industry survey reveals that nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on under inflated tires. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, JUNE 11   The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society holds its Homecoming Dinner 4:00-6:00pm at Fairhaven Methodist Church, 1126 North Herndon Rd., Millen GA. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont Ladies Bible Study  The ladies at Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its last Bible study of the 7-week series entitled Seamless by Angie Smith on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Supper will be served and childcare provided. More...

School News

BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONOR ROLL & PRINCIPAL'S LIST

The names of students in Burke County Public Schools who were named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the third nine weeks of the school term have been released. They include:  Principal’s List   More...

KENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Cedric Lamont Kent, Sr. Memorial Scholarship award was presented last month to Alexis Bing, a recent graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School. The scholarship was presented by his mother, Patricia K. More...

Local retired teachers honored May 12, 2016

The Georgia Retired Educators Association convened in Augusta May 3 - 5 for its 2016 Convention. More...

Legals

2015 City of Waynesboro CCR

Is my water safe? We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). More...

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...

Breaking News - 6/10/2016 11:37 AM

The boil water notice has been lifted - Free Access

Jerry L. Coalson, City Manager City of Waynesboro just released the word that the boil water notice has been lifted.  More...

Rolling Out the AstroTurf

FIRST SYNTHETIC FIELD GOES DOWN IN THE BEAR DEN

The Burke County Bears will be fighting on new turf.  By the summer’s end, the home field at Burke County High School will be AstroTurf.  More...

MISSING

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating 63 year-old Simon Powell. Powell was last seen by family members around 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 1. More...

Editorial

AYE, AYE!

So, anybody want to know what I did week before last?  Anybody?  It's okay, go ahead and ask.  Don't be shy.  Thanks for asking!  We took the boat to the river.  I've always wanted to say that!  But never could caus More...

THE STATE OF THE NATION

Where did we go wrong? We used to get things done with Democrats and Republicans working together to move the nation forward. Now the word we hear most often is gridlock. More...

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Sports

Playing hardball

Fifty-two baseball enthusiasts worked on their games last week during the annual X-tra Innings Summer Camp at Burke County High School. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Hannah Reddick

Rebecca Hannah Reddick of Waynesboro, 70, entered into rest Tuesday, May 31, 2016. She was a longtime resident of Burke County. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and the Grace Sunday School Class. Mrs. More...

Eunice Hayman Dickey Bryan

Eunice Hayman Dickey Bryan of Waynesboro, 95, entered into rest Wednesday, June 1, 2016. She was the wife of the late Emerson Dickey. Both were residents of Waynesboro having owned and operated Dickey’s IGA. More...

Kelli-Logan Waters

Kelli-Logan Waters of Waynesboro, 17, entered into rest Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro. More...

People

Ms. Middleton, Mr. Palmer to wed in private ceremony, July 23

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Middleton Sr. More...

BURKE NATIVE NAMED TO FLOYD COUNTY POST

Burke County native Erin White Elrod has been appointed county clerk of Floyd County by the Floyd County Commission. More...

Adam Hebert joins AgGeorgia staff

Adam Hebert has joined the Waynesboro branch of AgGeorgia Farm Credit as a Relationship Manager.  A native of Effingham County, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia with a major in agribusiness as well as a Bac More...