July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Final thanks for fireworks donations

Heavy rains didn’t discourage the crowd, and the skies cleared up right on time for the show.  In fact, City of Waynesboro Downtown Development Director Don Lively said the annual fireworks show was estimated to have its largest attendance More...

Respect for Law

Each year, the Waynesboro Optimist Club honors local law enforcement employees. More...

Crushing Mugs ministry to deliver message in Burke

Guilt is a terrible thing to carry. Janie Mathis Abumere says her purpose is to remind others of their own purpose and to stop harboring what has hurt them.  More...

Sports

World Series runner-up

Brice Marchman, at right, of Waynesboro and his travel baseball team the Georgia RiverCats qualified for the Myrtle Beach USSSA Global World Series the week of June 28-July 2. More...

Obituaries

Hugh R. Walden

Hugh R. Walden of Waynesboro, 66, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Doctor’s Hospital.  More...

Ann Parker Bradham

Ann Parker Bradham of Waynesboro, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at University Hospital.  Mrs. Bradham was born in Swainsboro and was a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Joseph T. Williams Jr.

Celebration of Life for Mr. Joseph T. Williams Jr. of Waynesboro will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at McKinney Branch Baptist Church, 2919 River Road, Waynesboro, GA 30830, with pastor L.E. Jones. 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...

Vandals hit Citizens Park

The dream for a brand new tennis facility in Burke County became reality back in 2005. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent building courts, adding bathrooms, bleachers, a pro shop. More...

Wimberly House summer camp to begin Monday

The structure of summer camp at Wimberly House may be a bit different this year, but organizers promise to bring just as much fun as they have over the past few decades.  More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  I commend and thank Julie Oliver for her excellent letter concerning Michael Searles’ weekly column. She had the courage to say what has been on the minds of many Burke citizens. Mr. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 18, 2007  The Burke County Health Department announced that several new vaccinations would be required for children enrolling in daycare, kindergarten and the sixth grade. More...

For The Record

BURKE GRAND JURY RETURNS TRUE BILLS

The April 2017 Term of the Burke County Superior Court Grand Jury, with the Honorable Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORT

State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of June 2017 in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in nine injuries and one death.  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JULY 3-9

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Vacation Bible School  Rosemont Baptist Church continues its Vacation Bible School through July 14, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.  Youth Revival  Thankful Missionary Baptist Church continues its Youth through July 13. Services begin at 7 p.m. More...

Fifth Pentecost

ERWIN VEALE

We are stressed. We have angst. We feel overwhelmed. As of July 5, 2017, 20 children, one as young as 9, have committed suicide in the state of Georgia. I am stunned by these numbers. What is causing this despair and hopelessness? More...