May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE SET FOR ELEVENTH HOUR MONDAY

One hundred and sixty white crosses will stand in remembrance of Burke County’s fallen servicemen and women. American Legion Post 120 members will begin placing the crosses in Waynesboro this Friday in observance of Memorial Day. More...

News

UGANDA CALLING

Burke graduate follows faith to African orphanage

John Palmer still thinks about all the pine saplings he planted in Burke County when he was a boy. He can feel the shovel slide under the weight of his heel and see his boot prints in the packed dirt. More...

Capital City Bank will close in August

Capital City Bank is closing its Waynesboro branch effective August 19. Letters went out to the bank's customers last week and a formal announcement was made Monday by Thomas A. Barron, president of the Tallahassee based banking firm. More...

Restaurant closed for renovations

Golden China Restaurant, located in Old Waynesborough, has temporarily closed to undergo some major remodeling and renovations. More...

Sports

EBA Spring Sport’s Award Banquet – May 3, 2016 B. Lamar Murray Gymnasium

Honorable Mention All-Region: Memory Kate Goodin and Hannah Powell. All Region Honors: Tinley Jenkins and Madison Dickey More...

EBA VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM AND COACHES HOLD YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

The 2016-17 Varsity Football Team recently held a youth football camp for grades 1-5 on May 9-11. More...

Blacktop Battle Winner

Teams from GA and SC traveled to Fuller Park Courts in Barnwell, S.C. to determine who would be the Kings of the Hill at the 3rd Annual Blacktop Battle Basketball Tournament. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont Ladies Bible Study The ladies at Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its weekly Bible study on Thursday nights through June 9 at 6 p.m. This will be week five of the 7-week series entitled Seamless by Angie Smith. 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...

Burke backs newcomers at polls

G. Wimberly wins by 8 votes

Burke County voters got behind three political newcomers in Tuesday’s Primary and Non- Partisan Election. Approximately 36 percent of Burke’s 11,730 voters went to the polls and picked their party lines. More...

Burke animal control panel submits recommendations

Burke County needs an animal control program and an animal shelter with full time employees. That is the recommendation of the Animal Control Advisory Committee appointed by commissioners last summer. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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AMONG THE TREES

(Reprinted from 2009) The Woods. That’s what we called the thousands of acres of forest that surrounded our homeplace. More...

UPDATE TO HOMELESS IN BURKE COUNTY

The Homeless in Burke County article was originally published in The True Citizen on January 13, 2016. It shared the challenges of homelessness in our community and the nation. More...

For The Record

Grand Jury indicts three for murder

The Burke County Grand Jury last week handed down three indictments in two high profile murder cases here. Steven James Murray was indicted for the April murder of Rev. Rene Robert, a Catholic priest from St. Augustine, Fla. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Repeat offender While on patrol on Highway 25 north of Waynesboro, a Burke County deputy clocked a Mustang doing 96 mph in the 65 mph zone. More...

Georgia Power fuel rate reduction OK'd

The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved Georgia Power’s plan to reduce its fuel rates by an additional 15 percent. More...

Obituaries

Bobbie Genelle Favors

Mrs. Bobbie Genelle Favors, age 81 of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Waynesboro, died Saturday Morning, May 21, 2016 at her residence. Graveside services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, in the Burke Memorial Gardens. More...

Margaree Davis Cooper

Mrs. Margaree Davis Cooper of Hephzibah, Ga., 73, entered into rest Monday, May 23, 2016 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at New Birth Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

People

Burke EMA recognized for service to military

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency has been recognized for its support of military Reservists and the National Guard. More...