March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two wrecks disturb peaceful Sunday afternoon

Nine people were transported to Augusta University Medical Center following a two-car collision Sunday on U.S. More...

News

And the winner is ...

The February winner for The True Citizen’s new contest “Where is This? Wednesday” was drawn last week. More...

Advance voting underway

Advance voting for the March 21 special election has begun, and voters have until the end of next week if they want to cast their ballots early.  The election will determine the new mayor for the City of Waynesboro, a position that was left vaca More...

Miss Hobb, Mr. Quick to exchange marriage vows

Trojan and Tina Harrison of Kite and Chris Hobbs of East Dublin announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Nicole Hobbs, to Colin O’Neil Quick, son of Neil and Rhonda Quick of Waynesboro.  The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Spartan baseball team goes 2-2 opening week

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity baseball team opened up their 2017 season against the Augusta Prep Cavaliers on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and came up one run short, losing 6-5 in Augusta.  More...

EBA track team excels in first meet

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartan track team showed great talent as they competed in the first meet of the season at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro last Wednesday. More...

EBA tennis gets underway

The 2017 varsity tennis team of Edmund Burke Academy is looking forward to having a successful season. According to head coach Elyse Nelson, their first region matchup against Bulloch Academy is March 21.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. 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 cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Reward offered in 2012 murder case

Five years ago this month, 27-year-old Amy Ellison Nichols was found shot to death on the living room floor of her home on Brigham Landing Road.  Ellison, who was pregnant at the time, was found at about 5:30 a.m. More...

Missing man's family increases reward offer

Nine months have passed. Investigators are still looking and family members are still hoping for information that may lead to the whereabouts of 63-year-old Simon Powell.  More...

Editorial

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BEGONE

We were sitting around the table having a chat, as friends will.  No political talk was happening, thank the Lord.  I've had a belly full of that, enough to last the next two election cycles.  It was just light chit-chat about nothing More...

WHEN WORDS FAIL

There are times words are like seeds sowed in shallow soil or beneath underlying rocks. We sometimes reach an impasse with friends and acquaintances when words lose their importance. As a nation, we have arrived at that point. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS FEB. 27-MAR. 5

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Weapon found at BCHS

STUDENT ARRESTED

A Burke County High School student was arrested after his teacher discovered a machete in his book bag.  According to reports, the weapon was found last Thursday morning in a knife case inside 17-year-old Charles Ian Ruslan Boyd’s book bag More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated four traffic crashes during the month of February 2017 in Burke County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the crashes resulted in two injuries and no deaths.  More...

Obituaries

Abby Jester Dillashaw

Mrs. Abby Jester Dillashaw, 54, of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, March 5, 2017. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the funeral home. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. More...

Ravin Washington, Sr.

Mr. Ravin Washington, Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga., 74, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Shadrack St., Waynesboro. More...

Pauline Lewis

Mrs. Pauline Lewis of Augusta, Ga., 93, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4820 Highway 25 South, Waynesboro, Ga. More...