August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

A FRESH START

The congregation at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro worshipped for the first time in its new sanctuary on Liberty Street last Sunday. More...

News

BREATHING EASY

Schools recognized for lowering diesel emissions from bus fleet

Burke County school buses are helping the clean air cause. More...

TOP TEACHERS

2014-2015 Teachers of the Year announced for Burke County Public Schools

The top educators from area public schools have been honored as Teachers of the Year for 2014-2015. More...

UNITED for Burke County

The drive for dollars to help children and families in Burke County is on. More...

Sports

BACKYARD BATTLE

Spartans look to keep winning streak against Briarwood alive

They have won six in a row. This Friday, they look to make it seven. More...

Lady Spartans swing into softball season

EBA’s softball team opened their regular season last Monday with a win over David Emanuel. The Lady Spartans have also played in two tournaments in which they picked up two additional wins. More...

‘DYE’HARDS

The rain couldn’t keep them away. The thunderstorms held out just long enough for the start of the Burke County Recreation Department’s Walk, Run or Dye 5K. The overall champion was Jordan Higgins with a time of 24.54. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, AUG. 26 A Community Blood Drive will be held, 1-6 p.m., at the Wardlow Building at 7th and Academy Avenue in Waynesboro. The drive is sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center. Donors are asked to bring their IDs. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Victory Apostolic Victory Apostolic Church, located at 479 E. 8th St. in Waynesboro, will host a night of Healing, Praise & Deliverance, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22. Pastor J. Toby is the speaker. Antioch Rock More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTIONWhile The True Citizen seeks toavoid any error, it shall not be liable for any erroror omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun theadvertisement at the customer’s election. More...

TAXES OVERPAID?

Eligible taxpayers denied exemption

Some local homeowners may be getting an unexpected windfall. More...

THE WAITING GAME

Why is Gov. Deal delaying appointment of Burke County's State Court judge?

Two-hundred-and-one days. There is still no judge; but there is plenty of speculation. Burke County has been waiting months and months for a new State Court judge to be appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal. The seat has been vacant since Jan. More...

FARMING WITH DRONES?

Unmanned aerial vehicles demoed at Midville field day

The crop dusters may soon have some competition for airspace above Burke County fields. Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, are being tested as tools for collecting super-high resolution imagery of crops and timber stands. More...

Editorial

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KEEPS ON ROLLIN’

I was dead and I knew it. Or I would be in a matter of minutes. It was the river. More...

SADNESS AND HUMOR

There are so many serious issues to address this week that it would seem inappropriate to write about something humorous: Robin Williams; Ferguson, MO. More...

For The Record

Grand jury indicts three for molesting children

Three defendants, including a 14-year-old boy, will be prosecuted for performing sex acts on children. More...

Hephzibah man shot by neighbor

A feud between neighbors erupted in gunfire. Hephzibah resident Harry Medford Tompkins, 49, has been arrested for shooting 47-year-old William Marc Lewis just after midnight Friday. “These two had an ongoing feud,” said Sgt. More...

From the Blotter

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Obituaries

Linda Shaw Taylor

Mrs. Linda Shaw Taylor entered into rest on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Bastrop, Texas. The family met for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church of Adrian, Ga. More...

Bill DeLoach

Entered into rest Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at University Hospital, Mr. William Slaton “Bill” DeLoach, 75, loving husband to Charlotte Bowden DeLoach. More...

Curtis Reeves Chafin

Curtis Reeves Chafin of Augusta, Ga., 89, wife of the late Miles Lewis Chafin and daughter of the late Conley and Bridie Jenkins Reeves, entered into rest Saturday, August 16, 2014, at NHC Healthcare, North Augusta. More...

People

Miss Lively to wed Mr. Dailey

Bill and Debbie Lively of Waynesboro, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Yelton Lively to Joshua Wayne Dailey, son of Danny and Terri Dailey of Evans, Ga. More...

Miss Peed to wed Mr. White

The Honorable and Mrs. F. Gates Peed of Statesboro, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Brannen Peed of Augusta, Ga. to Michael Eugene White Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. White Sr. of Waynesboro. More...

60 YEARS OF DEDICATION

American Legion Post 120 recently honored Louis Abbott with a Certificate of Appreciation for 60 years of continuous membership. He is pictured with Sergeant-at-Arms Bud North, left, and Commander Jim Reeves, right. More...