July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Men Who Cook

Jamie Cawood

Your cooking style is very eclectic. Where have you lived? Everywhere. I can’t exactly claim a hometown. I grew up in Mhlambanyatsi, Swaziland and moved to Atlanta with my parents when I was 15. As an adult, I had homes in many places. More...

Want experience and money for college?

The Burke County Extension Office is taking applications for an AmeriCorps 4-H position. More...

Gearing up for school?

The annual clothes, school supplies and book bag giveaway sponsored by the Christian Extravaganza will be held this Saturday at the Southern Bank Pavilion in Waynesboro. Beginning at 7 a.m., the items will be distributed to children who are present. More...

For The Record

FOUND GUILTY

Federal jury convicts Southern Bank robber

A Richmond County man accused of holding up Southern Bank in Waynesboro has been found guilty. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

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Sexual battery sends man to prison

A Burke County man will serve one year behind bars for fondling his former step-daughter. Ronald Anthony James, 43, pleaded guilty Monday in Burke County Superior Court to one count of sexual battery. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 A Community Blood Drive will be held, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the auditorium of Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro Campus on Highway 24 South. More...

Legals

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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...

3 DAYS, 3 SHOOTINGS

Deputies investigate shootings in Waynesboro and Sardis

Three different men were wounded by gunfire on opposite ends of the county. The unrelated attacks spanned an approximate 44- hour period beginning Saturday afternoon. Deputies were dispatched to the most recent around 10:15 a.m. More...

Former county agent enters hall of fame

William H. “Bill” Craven, Jr., who served as Burke County Extension Agent from 1971 until 1989, has been honored by his home state of South Carolina for his lifetime of work in agriculture. More...

Editorial

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THEN AND NOW

There's a popular ditty making the rounds on Facebook lately. It says: "Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional." I strongly agree with the sentiment. More...

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE

Burke Banter Boy

It seems as though people will go to any lengths to be on or near water. People all over the world flock to oceans and seas, lakes and ponds, rivers and creeks.Vast numbers of folks live beside bodies of water the year around. More...

Obituaries

Thomas (TJ, Tom) Johnson Horne

Mr. Thomas (TJ, Tom) Johnson Horne, PhD, age 102, died in Fort Myers, Florida on April 29, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2015 in the Burke Memorial Gardens with military honors. Rev. James Emery will officiate. More...

Sandra Joyce Joyner

Sandra Joyce Joyner, 59, of Appling, Ga. earned her wings and began a new journey in life on July 19th, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. Sandra was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 6, 1956. More...

Nelson Stokes, Jr.

Mr. Nelson Stokes, Jr. entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at McElmurray Spring Branch Baptist Church. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Annual Summer Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, July 21-23. Rev. Marion Davis is the guest minister. St. Clair More...

People

Miss Lanier to wed Mr. Sandeford

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lanier Jr. of Summerville, Georgia announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Alexandra Suzann Lanier, to Jacob Ralph Sandeford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandeford of Midville, Georgia. More...

Kaileigh Nicole Tindal Wimberly

BIRTH

Sterling and Karen Wimberly of Dallas, Ga. announce the birth of their daughter, Kaileigh Nicole Tindal Wimberly. She was born April 22, 2015 at 9:32 p.m. at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. More...

Singer, songwriter to celebrate with Corinth

A two-time Grammy nominee will help Corinth Baptist Church celebrate its homecoming this Sunday. At 11 a.m. singer and songwriter Archie Jordan will share his testimony through word and song. More...