May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

YES, DEAR … WE WON!

Savannah pitmasters grab Boss Hog title

A team of Savannah architects built the perfect weekend in the wide world of competition barbeque.  Saturday afternoon, Yes, Dear BBQ was named Grand Champion of the Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off in Waynesboro.  More...

News

Island with Burke County ties on the market

An island once owned by Waynesboro’s namesake has been put on the market by a Burke County landowner.  The 11.7-acre King’s Grant Island, nestled among Georgia’s Golden Isles, was owned by General “Mad Anthony” Wayn More...

TWELVE CAR PILE UP

Enthusiasts gear up for Saturday morning cruise-in

One Saturday a month, car enthusiasts will gather in a different Burke County parking lot to talk shop.  Twelve Car Pile Up, a casual cruise-in, will get off the ground this Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., in the Lakeview Restaurant Parking lot in Way More...

BLANCHARD AND CALHOUN OPENS DOORS IN OLD WAYNESBOROUGH

A newly renovated storefront in Old Waynesborough is home to Blanchard and Calhoun’s office in Burke County. More...

For The Record

Fired policeman files appeal

Waynesboro City Council will decide whether to bring back a fired police officer who allegedly called in sick to attend a prohibited training course.  Officer Randy Clewis was terminated by Police Chief Augustus Palmer III on April 7 – a d More...

Missing teen found safe by officers

After days of searching, a runaway Sardis teen was found unharmed.  Officers picked up Tristian Oglesby, 16, early Monday morning along a Millen road- way where she agreed to meet them.  According to Sardis Police Chief Scotti Sanford, Tris More...

Cates attends UGA court clerk training

Burke County Superior Court Clerk Sherri C. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship Baptist Revival & Anniversary   Friendship Baptist Church, located at 1115 Old Louisville Rd., Millen, will hold its Spring Revival Services, 7:30 p.m. nightly, May 13-15. Guest minister is Rev. Antonio F. Bush Sr. 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...

5 TEENS IN SUV ROLLOVER

Community mourns death of BCHS senior

He should have walked across the stage to get his diploma next weekend.  Instead, the family of Burke County High School senior De'Arius Marques Lambert is preparing to lay him to rest this Saturday.  The 19-year-old died after a violent wr More...

NEEDED FOR NEPAL

The Waynesboro Rotary Club wants to help the earthquake victims in Nepal, and they have a way to do it. But, they’re looking for some local support to make it happen. More...

Editorial

SLITHER

(Don Lively is on vacation. Please enjoy this reprint from 2011.)  The short article reaffirmed a couple of things I’ve always known.  Yankees are strange and snakes are evil.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

WWJC…WHAT WOULD JESUS CARRY?

I was quite surprised Saturday afternoon when at the Relay for Life Event, I requested a pocketknife from my southern friend and he did not have one. All “real men” or at least “real southern men” carry pocketknives. More...

Sports

GOLDEN RAMS HONOR FORMER BEAR

Former Burke County Bear Tavarius Washington was honored at the 45th Annual All-Sports Banquet for the Albany State Golden Rams. More...

Keep 'em moving this summer

THE FOLLOWING CAMPS AND CLINICS WILL HELP!

READY TO SERVE? Look for these upcoming tennis opportunities at the Burke County Recreation Department Saturday, May 30- Junior Tournament More...

Obituaries

Bettye Neal Tallent

Mrs. Bettye Neal Tallent of Waynesboro, age 85, entered into rest Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Burke Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  More...

Gary “Radar” Reeves

Gary “Radar” Reeves of Waynesboro, 64, entered into rest May 1, 2015. He was a native of Elizabeth, N.J. He had also lived in Atlanta but has been a resident of Burke County for the past 31 years. More...

Bobbie Jean Burke Lee

Ms. Bobbie Jean Burke Lee, 72, passed away at her home on Friday, May 8, 2015 under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.  More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Alfonzo Cooper Jr.  Alfonzo Cooper Jr. of Waynesboro was among more than 2,900 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in ceremonies May 8 and 9. Cooper earned a master of music from the Graduate Studies. More...

FCA CELEBRATES DARE GRADUATES

Faith Christian Academy recognized its third class of graduates from the DARE program. DARE is a national drug and alcohol awareness program that teaches students to have a positive self-image and resist peer pressure. More...