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News

KIDS HELPING KIDS

Youth-driven dinner theater is next Thursday

From Staff Reports  Burke County students will be stepping up for peers who need help.  Next Thursday, Nov. More...

Spooky Stories

TWO MORE DAYS TO VOTE

Readers have two more days to vote for their favorite scary tales in The True Citizen’s Spooky Story Contest for Burke County 4th and 5th graders. More...

Hearings continue for school tax refunds

Thousands of dollars are still being returned to taxpayers who overpaid their county school taxes over the past several years.  More...

Sports

Wayne County Jackets stings Bears at homecoming

It was a cold night in the Bear Den Friday and it got even colder as the Wayne County Yellow Jackets cooled the Bears’ chances at the region championship, defeating them 23-14.  More...

Region win slips away from Edmund Burke's Spartans

The Spartans were disappointed Friday night when Trinity Christian came from behind for the win.  Despite holding the lead for much of the game, Edmund Burke Academy couldn’t hold off the Crusaders in the fourth quarter, and the game ended More...

Recruiting magazine features two Bears

Two Bears are turning heads as they head into their senior baseball season. Burke County High School’s Jay Johnson and Kris Skinner have been selected for the Pre-season Top Georgia Prospects Magazine.  More...

Obituaries

Paul Givens, Sr.

Mr. Paul Givens, Sr. of Hephzibah entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at University Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Givens Grove Baptist Church in Girard, Ga. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

St. Clair   St. Clair Missionary Baptist Church will continue its Annual Harvest Reunion, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Nov. 6. Guest speakers are Rev. Elliott Bing of Phillip Grove Baptist Church (Wed.) and Rev. 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 e More...

FOR NEW JUDICIAL CENTER

Commissioners finalize land deals

The county is set to close Friday on a real estate deal that should pave the way for the new county judicial center.  More...

ANNIE FLUELLEN

A woman who made a difference

Her story could be about what she didn’t have.  No mother. No money. No chance of going to high school.  But when Annie Lee Fluellen celebrated her 100th birthday on Halloween she didn’t spend a second on the has-nots.  More...

Editorial

TIME AND A BOTTLE

I saw a glint.  Just a split second flash that I normally would have paid no attention to.  Happens all the time.  Lights and shiny stuff are parts of our everyday life.  Just look around you.  More...

AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE ... LOADER—A COLUMN, PART III

In Part I and II of America, Land of the Free…. Loader, it was argued that corporations and governments have found ways to avoid paying and collecting taxes by shifting the burden to others. More...

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For The Record

IN THOMSON

Child molestation suspect jailed for bank hold-up

A Waynesboro felon was the man behind a Thomson bank robbery.  While Cortavious Johnson, 24, was awaiting trial for child molestation, he allegedly held up the Regions Bank on Washington Road just before 2 p.m. More...

Cell phone assault lands suspected trafficker in jail

A Waynesboro woman may be sitting in jail for awhile after striking someone in the face with her cell phone.  Courtney Tiara Williams, 25, had five warrants waiting on her when she was booked into jail Thursday for aggravated assault, including More...

IN SOUTH WAYNESBORO

Thieves target unlocked vehicles

Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.  That’s the message from Waynesboro Police following a spree of thefts from Jones Avenue to Spring Valley Drive.  According to Lt. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW   Blakeney High School’s Class of 1967 is connecting with classmates to plan a Dec. 27 reunion and Social Security dance. More...

People

Miss Canady, Mr. Kitchens exchange vows

WEDDING

Miss Tamera Lynn Canady became the bride of William Joseph Kitchens Sr. More...

EXCHANGE CLUB RECOGNIZES FIRST RESPONDERS

The Waynesboro Exchange Club recognized local public service professionals for their contributions to the community. The annual awards honor outstanding employees of city and county law enforcement and emergency management agencies. More...

GEORGIA JUNIOR LIVESTOCK FOUNDATION

Burke 4-Hers awarded for showmanship points

Burke County 4-H’ers Holt Sapp and Jiles Coble were recently recognized for their participation in the Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation (GJLF) Showmanship Points Circuit.  Coble was recognized for winning 4th place in the Cloverleaf Div More...