February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Sandeford wins big at 2016 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards

The best quality cotton in the state is right here in Burke County.  More...

News

BCHS to present play on Sojourner Truth

The Burke County High School’s Bear Stage Players will present A Woman Called Truth on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in the James D. Smith Auditorium. More...

Meet & Greet

Last night (Tuesday) newly-elected Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams invited the public to a special Meet & Greet where locals had a chance to mingle with BCSO employees, both veterans and newly hired. More...

Waynesboro named 2016 Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has designated the City of Waynesboro as a "2016 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  More...

Sports

Bears have great week heading into playoffs

The Burke County Bears had a great week, pulling in wins on their final three games of the season. More...

Lady Bears end regular season with wins

The Burke County Lady Bears ended their regular season winning the last three games. More...

Spartans drop two

On Tuesday Jan. 31, the Spartans played the Crusaders of Trinity School. The Spartans traveled to Dublin searching for a region win but fell short with a score of 57-51. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, FEB. 9   The Men’s Club of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 515 S. Liberty St., Waynesboro, will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction from 6-8 p.m. For tickets, contact any member or call the church at 706.554.3465. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Love Connection & Choir Anniversary   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  More...

Jones sole qualifier for city council

The qualifying period to fill a vacated city council seat has ended and only one candidate will appear on the ballot.  More...

WRIGHT TAKES OATH AS JUDGE

Former Augusta Circuit District Attorney Ashley Wright (l) was sworn in last week as the circuit's new Superior Court Judge. Governor Nathan Deal (r) administered the oath of office to Wright in ceremonies at the State Capitol. More...

Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s time for you, our readers, to be heard.  Between now and the end of March, you can cast votes for all your favorites – everything from who has the tastiest fried chicken to who teaches the best dance moves.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING

(reprinted from 2010)  I was getting ready for a dressy event and needed an unbiased opinion, so, I consulted one of the bevy of female relatives I rely on for such advice.  “How would this tie look with this shirt?”  &ldqu More...

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR

There is an expression “Be Careful What You Ask For” that many of us have heard at some point in our lives. It is good and reasonable advice. At times, we are motivated by desires that are injurious to our minds and bodies. More...

For The Record

How to safeguard yourself against medical identity theft

Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year, causing financial ruin and damaging credit histories that can take months or years to repair. Unfortunately, a specific type of identity theft is on the rise: medical identity theft. More...

STATE PATROL REPORT

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 10 traffic crashes during the month of January 2017 in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. More...

Scams on the rise locally

Scams and frauds appear to be on the rise locally after the Burke County Sheriff's Office responded to a number of calls from victims.  More...

Obituaries

Mr. Willie "Buda" Clyde Mitchell

Mr. Willie "Buda" Clyde Mitchell, 76, entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 938 Old Millen Highway, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Catherine Atkinson Petrea

Catherine Atkinson Petrea, entered into rest Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a member of the Waynesboro Church of God and attended South Haven Baptist Church. More...

Sandra Bradham Marshall

Sandra Bradham Marshall, loving wife, mother and grandmother, entered into rest Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Doctors Hospital. She was born in Millen and was a lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

School News

Burke County public schools honor roll announced

The Burke County Public School System has released the names of honor roll students for the second nine weeks. Students named to the honor roll include:  BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL   Principal’s List  More...