August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman dies in mobile home fire

A Sunday morning fire has claimed the life of a Waynesboro woman. Deborah Castanuela, 51, was killed around 5:35 a.m. after flames consumed her singlewide mobile home off Herndon Road. More...

News

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

Five cities to fill 14 government posts

Big changes could be coming down the pipe for small town politics. More than one-third of the elected posts are up for grabs in five of Burke County’s municipalities. More...

NEWS FROM PLANT VOGTLE

Traffic rerouted for Plant Vogtle refueling outage More...

Georgia to honor Vietnam veterans

Georgia leaders are on a quest to honor each of the state’s estimated 234,000 Vietnam War veterans. More...

Sports

LADY SPARTANS REMAIN UNDEFEATED

The Lady Spartans kept their winning streak alive last week as they picked up two more wins, including an important victory over Bulloch Academy. More...

SNAG FIRST WIN OVER LAKESIDE

Lady Bears open region play Thursday

The Lady Bears scored 14 runs on 14 hits against Lakeside to pick up their first win of the season. Burke County High School’s softball team took down the Lady Panthers 14-8 in the nonregion contest last week. More...

BEARS CLAIM TROPHY AT ERK RUSSELL CLASSIC

The Bears already have some hardware to show for the season, and it’s only just begun. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW Free HIV Testing is offered at the Burke County Health Department. Testing does not require needles, and results are available in 20 minutes. Call 706-554-3456 for testing days and times. THURSDAY, AUG. 27 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 985 Highway 24 West, Waynesboro, will continue its Annual Summer Revival services, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 26-27. Guest speaker is Rev. William B. More...

School News

Eberly, Pollex achieve Master 4-Her status

Over the summer, while many students were enjoying a break from school and studying, Burke County 4-Hers Cynthia Eberly and Michaela Pollex were busy studying speeches, practicing interview skills and preparing themselves for state competition. More...

BURKE COUNTY 101

Families new to the area got an education on Burke County education. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools: MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets w/ roll or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes w/ Ranch; Pear Salad, Cinnamon Apples TUESDAY: Chili w/ More...

FOUL PLAY

Landowner finds decomposed body

A body has been found in the woods, and Burke County investigators suspect foul play. More...

SPECIAL GUESTS LAND IN BURKE

An effort to feed school children more homegrown goodness brought the state’s top education official to town yesterday (Tuesday). More...

Llamas on the loose - Free Access

Children chased from school bus stop

A small herd of llamas is causing big concerns in northern Burke County. A Hephzibah family called for help last Wednesday after their children were chased by four of the animals. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 31, 2005 Girard resident Donna Chance was a member of a team that won the ladies 8-ball division of the National Pool Championship in Las Vegas. More...

RANDOM RUMINATIONS

Aren't you glad you live in Dixie? Dixie. What a perfectly fine geographical nickname. Think about it. What other area of the country has it's very own nickname that, regardless of where you travel, is synonymous with that area. More...

For The Record

RUNNING FROM POLICE

Troopers charge driver who crashed into tanker

Troopers have filed charges against a Waynesboro man who ran a red light and slammed into a milk-hauling Mack truck while he was running from police. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

COSTLY COON Highway 25 and raccoons didn’t mix for a Waynesboro driver. She called deputies after striking a big coon on the northern portion of the four-lane parkway. More...

Jurors drawn for State Court; report Aug. 31

Jurors have been drawn for the September 2015 quarterly term criminal/civil session of State Court with Judge Jackson E. Cox II presiding. Jurors are to report, 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31 to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Byne Wilson

Jerry Byne Wilson, 76, beloved husband of Marian Brown Wilson, entered into rest on Monday, August 17, 2015. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Westover Memorial Park with Deacon Terri Degenhardt officiating. More...

Evelyn Q. Chism

Mrs. Evelyn Q. Chism, age 92, formerly of Waynesboro, entered into rest Wednesday, August 19, 2015. More...

Willie James Jackson

Graveside services for Mr. Willie James Jackson, Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga. were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Portersville Baptist Church Cemetery, 3452 Middleground Road Waynesboro, Ga. 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...