May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

National Hospital Week Celebration

Burke County Hospital Authority members served lunch to the medical center's employees last week as part of local events observing National Hospital Week. More...

News

GET OUT & VOTE!

ADVANCE VOTING 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, May 20 Burke County Courthouse Board of Elections and Registration office AT THE POLLS Burke County’s 16 polling locations will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, May 24 More...

LATER GATOR

Lonnie Baxley was cutting grass like any other day but, on Friday, he got more than he bargained for. More...

PAINE COLLEGE OFFERS CHEMISTRY COURSES

Augusta's Paine College is offering a free summer chemistry course designed to help students to be better prepared and excel in middle and secondary chemistry classes. More...

Sports

Burke County’s chess tournament a success

24 students from the Burke County Academy of Success, Faith Christian Academy and the Burke County Homeschool group competed in 8 rounds of chess competition at the Burke County Library last Thursday. At the end, three students were awarded medals. More...

BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED

The X-tra Innings Summer Baseball/Softball Camp will be held at Burke County High School beginning Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3. More...

BCHS TENNIS AWARDS

The BCHS Tennis Team held its awards banquet last Tuesday. Those receiving awards for the girls team were (front l-r) Abby Saxon-MVP, Trianna Cooper-MVP, Mackenzie Long- Most Improved and Grace Coalson- Coach's Award. More...

Obituaries

Charlie E. Johnson, Jr.

Mr. Charlie E. Johnson, Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga., husband of 52 years to the late Mrs. Eleanor B. Johnson entered into rest Monday, May 16, 2016 at the residence. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. More...

Cora Irene Hunter Hall

Cora Irene Hunter Hall, 83, of Nahunta and formerly Brunswick, Georgia, died unexpectedly at the Brunswick hospital on Sunday, May 15, 2016 and has gone to be with the Lord. More...

Sara Jane Hillis

Sara Jane Hillis of Waynesboro, Ga., 65, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at University Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

School News

HONORS NIGHT ASSSEMBLY

FCA recognized first graduating class

Faith Christian Academy held its Honors Night Assembly at First Baptist Church Waynesboro on Thursday, May 7th, 2016. At the conclusion of the evening, we were pleased to recognize the first graduating class of Faith Christian. More...

Faith Christian Academy KINDERGARTEN GRADUATES

Front row, from left: Autumn Hallman, Sara Morgan Sapp, Bree Chamberlin, and Chloe Heddinger; and back: Evan Baker, Samuel DeLaigle, Jacob Thomas, Colin Bell, Noah Christy, Hagen Brannen , and Jonath More...

Valedictorian

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY

Jaimee Elizabeth Jenkins Daughter of Les & Sheila Jenkins Hometown: Sardis, Georgia More...

YOU DECIDE

Voters back favorites on Election Day this Tuesday

It’s time for Burke County voters to choose their party and decide which races they want to have a say in. At 7 a.m. More...

Murder suspect’s body found in Ogeechee River

A body found in the Ogeechee River in Midville last week has been identified as that of Deondray Johnson, 31, of Waynesboro. Authorities have not determined how he died. More...

Editorial

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WORD TREASURES

It was just a rusty old hunk of metal in a small, neglected shed full of rusty old hunks of metal. Easily overlooked among the collection of mostly junk that Daddy never got around to throwing away. More...

A HOUSE DIVIDED---PART III

The Bible tells the dangers of building a house on sand, yet political leaders often advise us to do just that. If the United States were a house, there would be a number of expenses that come with ownership. More...

For The Record

Judge denies bond in priest murder case

Superior Court judge William M. Fleming, Jr. denied bond Friday for 28 year-old Steven James Murray of Jacksonville, Fla. Murray is charged with the malice murder of a Catholic priest from St. Augustine. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Quiet, Please! More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MAY 23

Jurors have been drawn for the April, 2016 Superior Court criminal/civil session to be held on at 10:00 a.m. May 23, 2016, with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:30 a.m. The list includes one deferred juror. 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 four of the 7-week series entitled Seamless by Angie Smith. More...

People

POSEY COMPLETES SECOND YEAR IN BANKING SCHOOL

Jennifer Posey with Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Inc. in Waynesboro attended the 2016 on-campus session of the Georgia Banking School as a second-year student. More...

Legals

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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...