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25 MILES THROUGH BURKE

Landowners uneasy about Palmetto Pipeline plans

Burke County resident Deena Keefer was among the silent majority in the 50-plus person crowd. She had lots of questions about the proposed Palmetto Pipeline but said they were never quite answered. More...

News

School tax refunds to seniors top $150,000

The total is up to $169,249.37.  As of the end of February, checks to nearly 100 property owners had been cut to refund overpaid school taxes, and another 85 are being considered, according to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office.&nb More...

WRITING COMPETITION FOR 2ND-4TH GRADERS

EGG STORIES DUE MARCH 19

It’s almost time to pick our favorites. This Thursday at 4 p.m., entries are due for the annual elementary school creative writing contest sponsored by The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro. More...

BC TO DC & NYC

Edmund Burke Academy high school and eighth grade students took a six-day road trip to Washington D.C. and the Big Apple. More...

For The Record

Crooms answers to animal cruelty charges

A Waynesboro man accused of starving six hunting dogs to death made his first appearance in court.  During his arraignment hearing Friday, Stephen Matthew Crooms, 27, pleaded “not guilty” – a plea that is routine for Superior C More...

Tuesday morning thefts rattle Waynesboro neighborhoods

Two pistols are the link between a pair of stolen cars and a string of thefts near the Waynesboro Country Club. Around 2 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday), a Waynesborough Place resident called deputies when he realized his truck had been ransacked. More...

From the Blotter

No secret   More...

Obituaries

Otis E. Screws, Sr.

With his huge smile on his face, Otis E. More...

William David “Billy” Cullen

Sardis-William David “Billy” Cullen 83, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at University Hospital.  More...

Betty Agerton Strickland Cramer

Mrs. Betty Agerton Strickland Cramer, 89, of Millen died on Friday, March 13, 2015.  Graveside services were held 2 p.m. More...

People

BCMS NAMES CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School recognized students as “Cubs with Character” for exemplifying the character traits of helpfulness, politeness, friendliness and kindness.  More...

35 GRADUATE FROM ACCOUNTABILITY COURT

Thirty-five participants were honored at the courthouse Thursday during an Accountability Courts graduation ceremony for the State Court of Burke County. More...

Breaking News - 3/17/2015 8:55 PM

School cancelled tomorrow for Burke County students - Free Access

All Burke County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday, March 18), giving students, faculty and staff an unexpected day off. More...

Car wreck claims life of former EBA headmaster

Edmund Burke Academy is mourning the tragic death of its former headmaster.  William “Brent” Cribb, 40, died Tuesday in a wreck in Milledgeville.  Prior to his resignation in 2013, he had been at the private school for 14 years More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 23, 2005  Parents started lining up at 2 a.m. to ensure their children would have a spot in the pre-k classes at SGA Elementary and Waynesboro Primary schools. A total of 216 signed up for 160 available spots.   More...

THE FEVER

I wasn’t really paying attention, I admit it.  I’m often accused of being inattentive but that’s really not the case.  It’s more like my mind wanders.  Wait, maybe that’s the same thing.  More...

Sports

TRIPLE PLAY

Spartans bury three opponents on the diamond

Edmund Burke Academy’s baseball team picked up two wins when they defeated both Briarwood Academy and Thomas Jefferson Academy last week.  “It was good to get our first win of the season,” said head coach Aaron Phillips.  More...

Bears look for region wins against Windsor Forest

The Bears hope to pick up their first region wins when they play a doubleheader against Windsor Forest on Friday.  Burke County High School’s baseball team (6-5) will travel to Savannah for the contests against their Region 3-AAAA opponent More...

Burke Co. dominates all-region rosters

Cooper named coach of the year; Phillips, Hunter voted top players

Burke County High School’s basketball teams have more accolades to add to their record breaking season.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly through Easter. 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 e More...