January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Four qualify for Waynesboro Mayor

With the special election coming up on March 21, four candidates have qualified to compete for the vacant post of Waynesboro mayor.  More...

News

WINGING AND SINGING

Wing night has got a whole new spin on it.  Next Thursday, Feb. 2, the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series and Burke Perk will hold a special fund raiser, Winging and Singing, from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

SR 121 Bypass work affecting traffic

Contractors have returned for shoulder building and guardrail replacement along the $2.3 million State Route (SR) 121 Bypass resurfacing project in Waynesboro. The work area includes the roadway from south of SR 24 to north of Sam Dong Road.  More...

Jenkins, DeLaigle to head up county boards

The Burke County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have selected their leadership for the year.  Board members selected their leaders at their regular meetings held earlier this month.  More...

Sports

Bears pick up big overtime win at Cross Creek

The Burke County Bears rebounded this past week, beating Hephzibah on Tuesday, 70-61, and then a big overtime win against Cross Creek on Friday night, 74-72. More...

Lady Bears fight back for win against Hephzibah

The Burke County Lady Bears picked up a win against Hephzibah last Tuesday night, 57-55, but were held back by Cross Creek on Friday, losing 58-38.  Coach Leslie Lawrence said they had an 11-point lead against Hephzibah at halftime, but the Lady More...

Spartans 2-2 in region

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans played the Gators of Bulloch Academy on Jan. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Gaycia Cooper  Gaycia Michelle Cooper of Hephzibah was named to Brenau University’s Merit List Honors for the fall 2016 semester. 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...

Two dead, one wounded

Two men are dead and one is hospitalized following a shooting on the 5000 block of River Road in Burke County.  More...

Hanging with Heroes

Long capes and bright tutus were the outfit of choice Monday night as the leadership team for Burke County Relay For Life announced its goals for 2017. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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EVER HOPEFUL

I don’t know if my friend was being intentionally ironic, or whether her Facebook post was coincidental.  More...

762

While only thirty-one (31) Americans were infected, President Obama early in 2016 requested more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight an outbreak of the Zika virus. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JAN. 16-22

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WAYNESBORO MAN DIES IN DIRT BIKE ACCIDENT

A Waynesboro man was killed in a dirt bike accident in south Richmond County last week. More...

STUCK IN THE BRIAR PATCH

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to 27 calls last week, including eight property crimes, one drug-related incident, two cases of alleged forgery or fraud, two cases of assault or harassment and 14 miscellaneous incidents.  More...

Obituaries

Annie Mae Saxon

Mrs. Annie Mae Saxon, 104 years old, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at her residence in Keysville, Georgia.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

L. Chason Josey

Mr. Chason Josey 71, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Josey was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Desmond Lamar Burdette-Patterson

Mr. Desmond Lamar Burdette-Patterson of Waynesboro, Ga., 18, entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m at Full Counsel of Christ Ministries, 1824 Phinizy Road, Augusta, GA. More...