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News

WAYNESBORO BURKE CONCERT SERIES

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series returns on Friday, February 5th to host GRAMMY Award winning county singer-songwriter Billy Dean. More...

Gas prices fall both nationally and locally

Gasoline prices continued to drop both locally and around the country, even though crude oil prices rose more than $3/barrel last week. More...

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

With the strange weather this winter has brought and thunderstorms expected for the end of the week, it’s a good time to make sure you and your family are prepared. More...

Sports

Bears have big night against New Hampstead Phoenix

The Burke County Bears (13-6, 5-3) picked up two wins over the weekend. Friday night they defeated Windsor Forest 72-67, and, on Saturday night, they took down New Hampstead 91-77. Last Tuesday, Thomson pulled ahead of the Bears 59-55. More...

GO BEARS!

Lady Bears notch four straight wins

The Lady Bears (11-8, 5-3) picked up three region wins this past week giving them their fourth straight win. More...

EBA Spartan boys sweep the week with wins

After disappointing performances last week, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartan boys proudly put two marks in the win column for their school. More...

Church News

GRACE UPON GRACE

"For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace"- John 1:16 More...

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. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. Feb. 10: Mt. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Endtime Faith Deliverance Endtime Faith Deliverance Church of Midville will hold revival on February 3-5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., nightly. The guest speaker will be Bishop Walter Oree of House of God Miracle Temple from Adams Run, South Carolina. More...

Legals

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ATTENTIONWhile The True Citizenseeks to avoid any error, itshall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund thecost of the advertisement or torerun the advertisement at thecustomer’s election. More...

"Lifetime of Service" Jimmy Dixon honored by Georgia peanut industry

Retired Burke County farmer and civic leader James M. (Jimmy) Dixon of Girard has been honored for a lifetime of service to peanut farming and the peanut industry. More...

Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Awards

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards ceremony Thursday, January 28th. The event marked a change of leadership and gave recognition to the work of several outstanding citizens. More...

Editorial

THE BLACKTOP CLASSROOM, PART 3

Much of my rambling over the years has been done in solitude. Alone. Don’t start feeling sorry for me. More...

Political Cartoon

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BLACK AND WHITE TOGETHER: THE GREATEST FEAR OF THE POWERFUL

One of the verses of the Civil Rights song, "We Shall Overcome," resounds "Black and White Together, Someday." The fear that blacks and whites would see their connected interest became a reality with the arrival of African slaves in America. More...

For The Record

FROM THE BLOTTER

Modern day Romeo gets caught A clandestine courtship went bad when a young Waynesboro man got caught by his girlfriend's irate father. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court; report February 8

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig, presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:00 a.m., February 8, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Jan. 25-31

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Obituaries

Mrs. Eddie Lee Howard Webb

Mrs. Eddie Lee Howard Webb of Waynesboro entered into rest Thursday, January 28, 2016, at her residence surrounded by family. Mrs. More...

David Maddrick

Mr. David Maddrick of Waynesboro, age 80, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 1, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at McCullough Covenant Baptist Church, 508 McCullough Church Road, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

School News

Planters Students of the Month

The following students were named as Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of January 2016. The students were chosen by their teachers for recognition. More...

BCHS National Beta Club chapter honored

For the second year in a row the Burke County High School chapter of the National Beta Club has been named National Beta School of Distinction. More...

Burke County Public Schools Announce Fall Semester Academic Honors

BCHS 1st Nine Weeks Principal’s List Twelfth Grade: Craig Conyers, Victoria Dixon, Johntavian Evans, Baughman Goodin, Demonica Jackson, Ashleigh Kelly, Shakayla Lewis, Austin Manrique, Rylie Marchman, Mykaila Mickens, Kaitlin Phillips, Tyler Ro More...