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County takes over ownership of driveway

Commissioners have decided to add a road to the county system even though it is not compliant with the county’s standards.  More...

News

GET READY TO STUFF THE BUS

Get ready to pack your book bags because it’s that time of year again.  The United Way of the CSRA will be hosting its 10th annual Stuff the Bus event Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Walmart in Waynesboro.  More...

Local businesses collecting tools for teachers

He clung to his mother’s neck, big tears streaming down his tiny cheeks. She tried to pull away, torn between leaving him and scooping him up to keep him at home forever.  More...

Georgia ranges schedule ‘Give It a Shot’ classes, limited space available

Little to no experience operating a handgun? A rifle? A shotgun? More...

Sports

State Champs

The Dixie Youth baseball team out of Wrens recently won the 2018 Georgia Majors State Championship. Amongst the team are two local boys, Sam Kyzer and Owen Redd. Up next, the newly crowned champs will head to the World Series in Lumberton, N.C. More...

Obituaries

James "Jim" Wilburn Goodman, Sr.

Augusta, GA - James "Jim" Wilburn Goodman, Sr, husband of Imogene "Jean" Chance Goodman, entered into rest Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Windemere Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Donnie L. Palmer

Waynesboro – Donnie L. Palmer, 68, passed away on Sunday July 15, 2018, at his residence. Donnie was born in Washington, GA on April 20, 1950, to the late Lamar and Sue Jones Palmer, yet he spent most of his life here in Burke County. More...

Reba Hinton Black

Reba Hinton Black entered into rest Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a “people” person, who loved her family and her church family. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Music Camp  Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its Community Children’s Music Camp through July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn an entire musical “Fire Drill,” and this camp is for upcoming first-sixth grades. 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...

Advance voting ends Friday, primary runoff is Tuesday

Voters wishing to cast their ballots early for the primary runoff have until this Friday to do so.  Advance voting for the July 24 runoff will continue for the remainder of this week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Hospital needs more funds

Citing lower than expected funding from the Georgia Heart Tax Credit program, Burke Medical Center is requesting additional funding from the Burke County Commission.  The panel was scheduled to hear the request Tuesday afternoon and were expecte More...

Editorial

OUR ADULT AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Everywhere you look in this country there are people of all ages overweight and out of shape. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 23, 2008  Waynesboro Police Department Major Mary Bennett was named Georgia’s top Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer of the year. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•JULY 9-15

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Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 111 patients' calls the week of July 9-15. Of those, 78 were transported, including 51 to Augusta hospitals. 48 of the calls were determined to be emergencies and 30 were non-emergent.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

(The information in the blotter was obtained from reports from the Burke County Sheriff’s Offi ce.)  In for a penny   The clerk in a convenience store near Plant Vogtle reported that a customer wanted to pay for some merchandise with More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, JULY 22  Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Abigail Quick  Abigail Rosilie Quick was recently named to the dean’s list at Georgia College in Milledgeville for spring 2018 semester. She is the daughter of Tracy and Denise Quick of Waynesboro.  Kailee Thames  More...

Sheriff’s Camp STEM project winners

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office just wrapped up a fun week of Sheriff’s Camp. Attendees participated in a number of activities. More...