February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Purification Cellutions groundbreaking

Purification Cellutions, LLC of Burke County broke ground on February 3rd for a new building expansion. Construction will take three years, and the addition will result in increased employment at the facility. More...

News

City Council Votes for Pay Raise

Mayor Pauline Jenkins had to cast a rare tie-breaking vote at the February 1st meeting of the Waynesboro City Council. More...

Pollex Named Burke’s STAR Student

At this year’s Waynesboro Exchange Club STAR Student banquet Michaela Pollex of Burke County High School, pictured right, was named the countywide 2015-2016 STAR Student. She and her chosen STAR Teacher Mr. More...

Wimberly benefit tickets go on sale

TASTE OF BURKE COUNTY 2016

Thanks to the diligent effort of the Board of Directors and the Friends of Wimberly House it’s once again time for A Taste of Burke County, the Wimberly House’s annual Gala at Liberty Market. More...

Sports

Spartans suffer 3 losses and go 9-11 for the season

The guys of the EBA Spartans couldn't find a win in any of their three games this week and as their regular season is coming to a close their record is now 9-11. Tuesday, February 2 saw the rowdy team from St. More...

Lady Spartans nearing end of season with 9-12 record

EBA started their week hosting region foe Frederica Academy of St. More...

Bears begin Region tourney on Thursday

The Burke County Bears (15- 6, 7-3) celebrated senior night on Saturday as they moved into second seed of Region 3-AAAA after defeating Thomson 66-62. The Bears defeated Wayne County in Jesup, Ga on Friday night 63-51. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

William Grove William Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 6th Rainbow Program at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Dinner will be served. Rev. Darryl Burns is Pastor. First Baptist of Sardis More...

Lenten Services

The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. Feb. 10: Mt. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTIONWhile The True Citizenseeks to avoid any error, itshall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund thecost of the advertisement or torerun the advertisement at thecustomer’s election. More...

Crockett will not run for re-election

Burke County Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett said this week he will not be a candidate for re-election. More...

LOCAL GAS PRICES CONTINUE FALL TO

Falling crude oil prices pushed gasoline prices at the pump lower both locally and across the country last week. More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 15, 2006 The Waynesboro Historic Conservation Commission approved a request from the First Baptist Church to demolish their property at 834 Shadrack Street to make room for the construction of a new sanctuary. More...

DIDN'T EVERYBODY?

"We didn't know we were poor." More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEB. 15

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard, Jr., presiding. Jurors are to report at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 15th, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 1-7

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FROM THE BLOTTER

You can pick your nose, but... A Hephzibah man found out there are limits when it comes to your in-laws. More...

Obituaries

Joseph J. (Joe) Reynolds, III

Joseph J. (Joe) Reynolds, III, age 89, of Alpharetta, died February 2, 2016. He was born November 5, 1926 in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Edna Holsomback Bailey

Edna Holsomback Bailey, 90, joined her beloved husband, son and parents in heaven on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She passed away at Lake Crossing Healthcare Center after several weeks of declining health as a result of a hip fracture. More...

Elma Logue Economos

Mrs. Elma Logue Economos of Waynesboro, age 104, entered into rest Tuesday, February 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles Economos; her parents, G.V. More...

School News

BCMS Names December Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of December. More...

2015 Leadership Burke Class Graduates

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce 2015 Leadership Burke Class recently celebrated its graduation at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. More...