October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Fair is here

S.G.A. Elementary School students Jordan and Tairq Wright, ages 5 and 7, enjoyed rides at the opening night of the Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair Tuesday. The county fair will continue through Oct. 15. More...

Hurricane Matthew barrels through Georgia’s coast

It began on Thursday when cars filled the highways as evacuees made their way to safety. Stores and restaurants received an influx of customers as evacuees stocked up on food and other necessities. More...

Early voting begins on Monday

A big turnout is expected as advance voting gets underway at the Burke County Courthouse on Monday.  Nearly 44 percent of Burke County’s ballots were cast early during the last presidential election, back in 2012.  Burke County voters More...

For The Record

Family pleads for help finding missing man

A Burke County logger has been missing for 134 days, and his family will pay a substantial cash reward for some answers.  So far, the only sign of Simon Powell, 63, has been his white work truck, which was found June 2 on a dirt road in northern More...

GIRARD SHOOTING

Third gunman surrenders

The third gunman accused in a Girard holdup is behind bars.  Randall Lee Dixon, 21, of Sardis drove to the Burke County Jail with his mother last Thursday morning and turned himself in, according to Sgt. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14   Burke County Library will be having Storytime for preschoolers (newborn to 5 years) every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Area. We explore stories, sing songs and always end with a fun craft. 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  More...

Ex basketball star charged with murder

A former Burke County basketball star has been jailed for murder. Shakara Shanese Harden, 28, of Waynesboro was arrested Oct. 7 in what Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators are calling an “old case.” More...

AND THAT’S HISTORY!

LADY BEARS WIN FIRST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated Thomson last Thursday to become the first fast-pitch 3-AAAA Champions in Burke County High School’s softball history. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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THAT FIRST HUNT

(Reprinted from 2008) Like most boys raised in the South, I'm a shooter. Gunpowder is in my blood. I learned at an early age how to hold a weapon on target and make a clean shot. More...

WHITE LIVES MATTER!

On January 20, 2016, The True Citizen published an article entitled: “Do Black Lives Matter?” In that article, an argument was made that black lives mattered less in America. More...

Sports

55-12

Bears deflate Cross Creek in first region game of the season

The Burke County Bears (5-1, 1-0) got an early start against Cross Creek (4-3, 2-1) and never let up, winning their first region contest of the season, 55-12. More...

FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW

The Burke County Bears will play the Richmond Academy Musketeers (3-3, 0-1) on Friday night in the Bear Den for their final home region match.  The Bears defeated Richmond Academy in 2012 and 2013 and have played them 15 times since 1987, winnin More...

Senior Night for Lady Bears Volleyball

The Burke County volleyball team celebrated Senior Night last Thursday. The Lady Bears have 6 seniors this year: Dinah Davis, Emoja Levines, Nykedra Smith, Jayana Williams, Marquella Wynn and Amaya Bonner. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Reeves Rowell

Joyce Reeves Rowell of Green’s Cut Community passed away October 6, 2016.  More...

Dr. Joseph D. Cooley, Jr.

Dr. Joseph D. Cooley, Jr. passed away gently and into eternal peace on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2016, at Kentwood Nursing Center in Augusta.  More...

Julius T. Johnson

Mr. Julius T. Johnson, 49, entered into eternal rest on October 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 938 Old Millen Highway, Waynesboro, GA. More...