August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

PRODUCED IN BURKE COUNTY

Peanut documentary to premier Sept. 6

From the farm to the factory, Burke County filmmaker and producer Joseph Barnhart has traveled the state to tell what he calls the most “in-depth visual narrative to date” on the history and production of peanuts. More...

News

MILLIONS OF MILES

Burke County school bus driver spends 45 years caring for kids

Mornings are the Rev. J.J. Smith’s favorite time. For 45 straight years, he has shared them with other people’s children. More...

WellCare Addresses Teen Pregnancy in Burke County

Georgia Has the 5th Highest Teen Birth Rate in the Nation

Only 40 percent of teen mothers in the U.S. finish high school. To improve the life opportunities of adolescents, WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. More...

Miss Powell and Mr. Hughes to exchange marriage vows

Miss Shanterra Powell and Mr. Dermarcus Hughes will wed this Saturday. The afternoon ceremony is planned for August 27 at 3 p.m. at Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Lovers Lane in Waynesboro. The Rev. Elliott Bing will officiate. More...

Sports

SEASON OPENER

Bears win big at Grovetown

The Burke County Bears start their season with a big 29-7 win at Grovetown ON THE FIELD With the game delayed due to weather, the visitor stands continued to pack in eager fans from Burke County. More...

LADY BEARS SHUT DOWN LAKESIDE

The Burke County Lady Bears (2-5) jumped out to an early lead on Lakeside (4-1) and captured an 8-0 victory on Monday. Junior Erin Land kept Lakeside off the scoreboard for all five innings she was in the circle. More...

SPARTANS STUNNED BY THE JAGUARS IN HOME SEASON OPENER

Although the Spartans scored first in their season opener, the Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy of Louisville had other plans. The Spartans (0-1) were disappointed by the Jags, 14-7, in the close game. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 Burke County Farmers Market will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion. Come out and support our area farmers. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Revival Bell Grove Baptist will continue its Annual Revival through August 26 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Darryl Burns of William Grove Baptist Church will be the guest evangelist. Rev. Inmon Godbee, pastor, invites the public. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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...

Mechanic dies after wrecker rolls over him

A Sardis mechanic was killed after he was run over by the tow truck he was repairing. David Allen Farrer, 60, died in route to the emergency room following the Sunday evening accident at his home on Gordon Road. More...

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Historic headstone found in Richmond County roadway

Deputies want to know how a Burke headstone ended up in a Richmond County roadway. According to Sgt. Dedric Smith, the historic grave marker was found on Raborn Road in Hephzibah last Friday. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

OFF THE BEATEN

Daddy's to blame for one of my many idiosyncrasies. He liked to take the back roads, whenever possible, to get wherever he was headed. Me too. Thank you, Daddy. Like most Americans, I have to spend my share of time on interstates and four lanes. More...

THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Practically, every Christian has read or heard the parable of the Good Samaritan. The story raises and answers the question: Who is my neighbor? We as Christians are supposed to take this message to heart and behave accordingly. More...

For The Record

ONE SHOT, ONE ARRESTED

Gunfire breaks out at Girard block party

The alleged gunman has been jailed following a weekend shooting in Girard. Sardis resident Dereck Christopher Hilton, 28, was arrested early Sunday morning after gunfire broke out at a large block-party on Corn Road. More...

Second arrest made in the Washington Place shooting

Another suspect has been arrested in a July 3 shooting that left three people wounded. Drequan Te’Marius Gaines, 19, was jailed last Monday after GBI agents tracked him down in Savannah where he had been attending school. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior court

REPORT AUGUST 29

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal/Civil Session to be held at 9:30 a.m. August 29, 2016 with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

David A. Farrer

David A. Farrer, 60, died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Arkansas and was a mechanic at C & S Trucking Company. More...

Glenda K. Wilson

Glenda K. Wilson, 66, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Glenda was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 25, 1950, to Glenn Kilpatrick of Waynesboro and the late Pauline Cox of Waycross. More...

Mr. Richard Grady McDaniel II

Mr. Richard Grady McDaniel, II, 63, entered into rest Friday, August 19, 2016, at Augusta University Medical Center. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a resident of Rossville, Georgia in his early years. More...