December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Taxes down, revenue up

Increases in the property tax digest will result in more revenue for local governments with no tax increases for property owners.  Last Friday, the Burke County Commission set the county tax rates as follows: incorporated areas – 6.221 mil More...

Christmas parade is Saturday

Superheroes and Santa are coming this Saturday.  The annual Downtown Waynesboro Christmas Parade was postponed another week, but the delay has brought in even more entries and the promise for a merry time.  Parade participants should line u More...

MLK Preparations underway

Planning has begun for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for State Court

REPORT DEC. 18

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2017 term of Superior Court civil/criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS-DEC. 4-10

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BURKE COUNTY INDICTMENTS

The October 2017 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the December 1, 2017 session with the Honorable Daniel J. More...

Obituaries

John Douglass Cates III

John Douglass Cates III went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7, 2017, next to his loving wife, Sherri.  More...

Sherri Cochran Cates

Sherri Cochran Cates went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7, 2017, next to her loving husband, Doug.  More...

James Martin Saxon

Mr. James Martin Saxon, 79, entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Saxon was a native and a lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

School News

FCA Students of the Month

Faith Christian Academy recently recognized the Planters Electric Students of the Month of for the month of November. More...

BES Students of the Month for December

Compassion was the Positive Character Trait at Blakeney Elementary School for the month of December. These students were chosen based on teacher observations of the studied trait of compassion. More...

Faith Christan HOBY award

Faith Christian Academy is pleased to announce the scholarship recipient of the 2018 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation award. More...

Georgia PSC decision on Vogtle Units 3 & 4 to come before Christmas

The fate of Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4 will be known before Christmas.  The Georgia Public Service Commission will meet Dec. More...

Bicycle drive benefits local children

They stood in the bicycle aisle at Walmart looking at all the different colors and glossy finishes. Justin Chance says his daughter, Sadie, took her time sitting on the ones she liked, and soon gained an audience.  More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  As superintendent of Burke County Public Schools, I feel an obligation to respond to the letter submitted by Ms. Charmain Murray and printed in the November 29 edition of The True Citizen.  More...

Political Cartoon

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EVERYWHERE YOU GO

It's beginning to look a lot like...well...you know.  The cynics among us will point out that the first signs and symbols of Christmas began appearing in our neck of the woods shortly after Labor Day.  That's a bit of an exaggeration.  More...

Sports

Edmund Burke wins one, drops two

On Monday, Dec. 4, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans faced the Buccaneers of Briarwood Academy and were defeated 61-46.  More...

Bears have triple overtime over Winder

The Burke County Bears (3-1) lost 53-45 to Evans at home last Tuesday, Dec. 5. On Saturday night, Dec. More...

Lady Spartans increase record to 5-3

On Tuesday, Dec. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13   The Burke County Public Library will have family movie time 3:30-5 p.m. The featured movie is “All I Want for Christmas is You.” The public is invited to grab a blanket and pillow and come out to enjoy the fun. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Christmas Musical  William Grove Baptist Church, 649 Bates Road, Waynesboro, will hold its 5th Christmas Musical 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Dinner will be served. The Rev. Darryl Burns invites the public.  Free Lunch  More...