December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Another fatal wreck at Hwy 24 and bypass

A Waynesboro grandmother was killed in a collision with a tractortrailer.  Just after noon Tuesday, Sandra Jane Sikes, 70, died en route to Georgia Regents Medical Center after wrecking at the intersection of Highway 24 and the Highway 25 bypas More...

News

Former Bear to play in bowl game

He turned heads and broke records as a Bear, and now he’s doing the same at the University of South Alabama.  Terrell Brigham, a 2010 Burke County High School graduate, will play with South Alabama’s Jaguars in their first-ever bowl More...

Sunday alcohol sales get final approval

Alcohol was more accessible in Burke County last Sunday.  County Commissioners put the final stamp of approval on an ordinance liberalizing alcohol sales in the unincorporated areas of the county.  More...

Burke Medical CEO Doug Keir resigns

The CEO of Burke Medical Center has resigned his position effective Jan. More...

Sports

Bears boast perfect record on court

The Bears stormed past three more opponents on the court last week to remain undefeated. Burke County High School's 7-0 basketball team took down Screven County 76-38, Jefferson County 64-39 and Wagner-Salley 77-39. More...

Lady Bears smother Screven 91-21

None of the Lady Bears’ opponents could gain any traction against them this week.  Burke County High School’s varsity girls , 6-2 overall, routed Screven County 91-21.  More...

Lady Spartans blaze by Briarwood

The Lady Spartans traveled to Briarwood Academy last Tuesday to take on the Lady Buccaneers.  In a solid defensive showing, Edmund Burke Academy’s girls defeated the Lady Bucs 43-17.  “The girls shared the ball and played a well More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17  A Young Adult Christmas Party will be held at the Burke County Library, 1:30-4 p.m. The gathering is for grades 6- 12 and will include Wii games and cookie decorating.  FRIDAY, DEC. 19   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Palmer Grove   Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host a Christmas Program & Fellowship program, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19. The church is located at 3261 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah.  Thomas Grove   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...

Breaking News - 12/23/2014 11:14 AM

Tax bills will be mailed Dec. 29 - Free Access

Tax bills will be mailed to property owners in Burke County Dec. 29. They were initally expected to be in the mail Dec. 24, as is published in today's edition of the newspaper, but that will not be possible now. More...

Teen couple accused in beating and robbery

88-YEAR-OLD TEACHER

A young couple has been jailed for a December robbery that hospitalized a retired teacher.  Timothy Joshua, 19, of Augusta, was taken into custody along with his Waynesboro girlfriend, 17-year-old Iyanna Brown, three days after they allegedly be More...

State Court Judge Jackson Cox takes oath at Capitol

Burke County’s new State Court judge is on the bench.  Jackson Cox was sworn into office at the State Capitol last Wednesday and immediately took his post over Burke County’s State Court System.  He swore his oath of allegiance More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 22, 2004  A leaking water line caused a 10-by-52 foot hole in Shadrack Street behind the city tennis courts. More than a million gallons of water were lost before the leak could be repaired. More...

THE SONG

Christmas time’s a comin’.  And there ain’t nothing you can do to stop it.  Ready or not here comes Santa Claus.  Weren’t we just shooting fireworks and celebrating the Fourth last week?  Seems like it.&nbs More...

ANOTHER BOOK I DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE.

I have often imagined writing the perfect book, but then I come across one that speaks to what I was going to speak to ... and I decide will have to wait to write the next perfect book. More...

For The Record

Gunman gets 20 years in Club 358 murder

The gunman who killed a young Waynesboro man at a birthday party at Club 358 was sent to prison for 20 years.  More...

From the Blotter

DOWN THROUGH THE CHIMNEY   More...

FREE NITRO?

Rescue group wants dog owner punished

A Burke County judge is under fire for refusing to bring criminal charges against a woman who is keeping her dog on a chain.  Chief Magistrate Judge Sterling Wimberly has received a barrage of calls and emails from animal rights activists from a More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Quick Sprout

Evelyn Quick Sprout of Waynesboro, 91, entered into rest Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Burke Medical Center. She was born in Augusta on May 15, 1923 to the late Stephen James and Annie Mae Bargeron James. More...

James Wilson Wimberly

After a long illness, James Wilson Wimberly died on December 15, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on March 7, 1919 and raised in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he was president of his high school class. More...

People

REC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD

The Burke County Recreation Department stood out statewide for activities it planned during Parks and Recreation Month, which was celebrated in July. More...