November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Resurfacing project begins on Bypass

Tuesday morning Reeves Construction Company began resurfacing State Route (SR) 121 (Bypass) in Waynesboro.  Contractors will be in the roadway from south of SR 24 to north of Sam Dong Road starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. daily. More...

News

Open House slated for Nov. 20

With just eight weekends left until Christmas, there isn’t much time left to finish those shopping lists. More...

Waynesboro will open drop-off location for global children’s Christmas charity

From Nov. 14-21, First Baptist Church will open as a dropoff location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.  More...

Let’s Talk Turkey!

True Citizen seeks recipes from kids

The True Citizen is collecting Thanksgiving recipes from Burke County’s youngest citizens.  Children in first grade and younger are invited to submit their own instructions for preparing their favorite holiday dishes for our annual “ More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT NOVEMBER 7

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal Session to be held at 9 a.m. November 7, 2016 with Judge J. David Roper presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

It’s a bird! It’s a … helicopter?  A Midville man showed up at the sheriff’s office complaining that a helicopter flew over his home.  More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 19 traffic crashes during the month of October in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 25 injuries and one death.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Mae “Dot” Portwood Hall

Dorothy Mae “Dot” Portwood Hall, 84, of Midville passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. Her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. More...

Eddie Gray, Sr.

Eddie Gray, Sr, transitioned from this life on October 3, 2016, in Fayetteville, N.C., at the home of his daughter.  More...

Mrs. Rosa Wadsworth

Mrs. Rosa Wadsworth of Newark, New Jersey, 97, entered into eternal rest on October 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016, at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church, 508 McCullough Church Road, Waynesboro, Ga. 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...

Pipeline explosion to cause price increases

Local motorists will likely see rising gas prices in the coming days. Colonial Pipeline has suffered yet another setback, as a fire erupted in the same area where a leak occurred in back in September. More...

NOV. 8 IS ELECTION DAY

It will all be over next Tuesday night. The longest and ugliest campaign in memory will come to a close when Burke Countians join millions of other Americans in picking the next President of the United States. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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STUMPED

I was sitting on a stump out in the trees near the wooded enclave. More...

FEAR OF A BLACK ELECTORATE

On January 27, 2016, Fear of a Black Electorate was published in The True Citizen. It is being reprinted here to overcome that fear and encourage full participation in the electoral process. More...

Sports

Burke County upset at Thomson

The Burke County Bears (7-2, 3-1) were defeated by Thomson High School (9-0, 4-0) last Friday at the Brickyard in Thomson, 20-7. Thomson moved into the first place position for the 3-AAAA region, and the Bears took runner-up. More...

Lady Bears finish season with a region title and advance to Sweet 16

The Burke County Lady Bears finished their season with a region title and advancement to the Sweet 16 in State Competition. The Lady Bears fell to Central High in a doubleheader last Wednesday in both games of the second round of State Competition. More...

Golf tournament raises $5,000

Citizens of Georgia Power, Waynesboro Chapter, raised approximately $5,000 last week during their first ever locally held golf tournament.  The fundraiser, which took place at Waynesboro Country Club on Thursday, boasted 25 sponsorships and brou More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Harvest Revival  Red Hill Baptist Church will hold its last night of its annual Harvest Revival tonight at 7:30 p.m. Guest minister will be Rev. Bobby Williams. Harvest Celebration will be held Nov. 6. More...