November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Concert series to feature tribute performance

The melodies are timeless – classics that greet the ear like the warmth of an old friend. Soothing and nostalgic, the lyrics tell the story of a piano man born in Georgia who went on to become one of the most influential artists to date.  More...

Mobley wins Spooky Story Contest

Her story started out terrifying, but Ellee Mobley showed us just how skilled she is with a plot twist.  Readers agreed, as Mobley swept the online votes with 42 percent and became the 2017 True Citizen Spooky Story Contest winner.  More...

Grand opening celebration

Community members, family and friends gathered on Saturday to welcome Waynesboro’s newest business – Vintage on Sixth. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS-OCT. 23-29

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Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT NOV. 6

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2017 term of Superior Court civil/criminal session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 74 patients' calls the week of Oct. 23-29. Of those calls, 47 were transported. More...

Obituaries

Norman A. Elliott Jr.

Norman A. Elliott Jr., 57, entered into rest Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church and former Trustee. More...

Otis Bennie Knight Sr.

Mr. Otis Bennie Knight Sr., 91, entered into rest Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. The son of the late Baxley and Mable Mixon Knight, Mr. Knight was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a member of Green’s Cut United Methodist Church. More...

Thomas Whitfield Sr.

Mr. Thomas Whitfield Sr. of Sardis, 83, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 29, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Watkinsville Baptist Church, 1681 GA Highway 24 West, Waynesboro. 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...

Election Day is next Tuesday

Twelve candidates seeking local offices

Local leadership will be decided next Tuesday as voters in Keysville, Sardis and Waynesboro head to the polls.  Polls open at 7 a.m. for the Nov. 7 General Election, and several races will appear on the ballot.  More...

Change your clocks, change your batteries

Burke County residents will set their clocks back one hour Sunday morning as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, and local and state fire officials urge everyone to use this time to implement some safety precautions.  More...

Editorial

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UP YONDER

I saw a crop duster as I was meandering down a county two lane road one recent day.  It took me back to a time when I was still a farm boy living on one of several tracts of land that Daddy farmed.  More...

FEAR AND SELF-INTEREST

What motivates us? Some say faith, some say intelligence, some say humanity, while others say integrity. We like to believe our sense of individuality and morality shape our decision making. More...

Sports

BCHS Homecoming court

Come Friday night, the Rebels might be saying, “We’re not in Hephzibah anymore,” as Burke County High School celebrates its 2017 Homecoming week with the theme “There’s No Place Like Homecoming: 30 Years of Silver, Black More...

Spartans defeated in first round of state playoffs

Last Friday, the Spartans traveled to Valdosta to face the Valiants of Valwood School in hopes of upsetting the No. 1 seed in the region. The Spartans unfortunately fell to the Valiants 49-7, ending their season with a record of 6-5.  More...

Clay shooting for money

In an effort to raise money for the Family YMCA being built in Burke County, Plant Vogtle’s Citizens of Georgia Power chapter held its fifth annual Sporting Clays Tournament and Golf Tournament. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, NOV. 1   The Burke County Farm-To- School Program will hold its weekly Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion located on 855 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The farmers market is now accepting EBT payments. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. More...

School News

BCHS Beta Club induction

Burke County High School recently inducted 75 new members into its Beta Club. The club requires and promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership.  More...

EBA announces honor roll

The following students were named to Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for Quarter 1:  A+ HONOR ROLL   Seventh grade: Lillie Brown, Noah Christian, Case Harris, Carson Hopper, William Hood, Mary Joyce James, Mary Benton Sylvester and More...

FCA honors juniors

Faith Christian Academy held its junior class ring ceremony and chapel on Friday, Oct. 20. Pastor Logan Almy spoke and challenged the junior class to grow in Christ. The parents of the FCA Class of 2019 presented the rings to the students. More...