August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

$5 MILLION MORE?

Hospital needs county funds next year

Burke County Commissioners have been asked to allocate almost $5 million in next year’s budget to operate Burke Medical Center and pay down its debt.  More...

News

MENU MAKES THE MAP

State school superintendent, agriculture commissioner headed to Burke

The state's top brass in education and agriculture will pay a visit to Blakeney Elementary School on Tuesday.  More...

On the way to $303,000

More than 100 community and business leaders celebrated the kick off of the Burke County United Way Campaign at a luncheon last Wednesday. Burke County’s goal for the 2015 campaign is $303,000. More...

4-H is cooking up a new fundraiser.

Between now and Sept. 5, students are invited to submit recipes for a new 4-H cookbook. The favorites will be published in the collection, which is set to be out for sales just in time for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit the 4-H program. More...

Sports

DOUBLE PLAY

Lady Spartans open season with two wins

The Lady Spartans swung into action on the diamond last Tuesday and got the win in the season opener against the Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy.  More...

Lady Bears to host Diamond Day games on Saturday

Burke County High School’s softball team hosted two games to start the season last week.  The Lady Bears took on Grovetown last Tuesday but were disappointed 15-4 in their home opener.  More...

Bears muzzle the dogs

The Bears were turned loose for just two quarters of regulation play in last Friday’s pre-season scrimmage against Butler but that’s all it took to score eight touchdowns against the Bulldogs. More...

Obituaries

Lester Ronnie Smith

Entered into rest Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Mr. Lester Ronnie Smith, 65, loving and devoted husband to Teresita “Maria” Smith.  Mr. Smith was a native of Reidsville, Ga. He served 6 years in the U.S. Navy. More...

Luther Williams

Mr. Luther Williams of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into rest on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ, 437 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Alvin Spence

Mr. Alvin Spence of Waynesboro, Ga. entered into rest on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Funeral services were held at 12 noon Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Pine Hill Baptist Church, 859 Pine Hill Church Road in Waynesboro, Ga. 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...

TANKER OVERTURNED

New details from police chief

A Waynesboro driver tried to hit a patrol car just before he ran a red light and crashed into a tractor trailer hauling milk. The violent 1:30 a.m. More...

HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE

Impaired driver indicted in death of real estate agent

A Burke County mother who was arrested for vehicular homicide has been indicted by a Grand Jury.  While April Nicole Dubose, 30, was out of jail on a $113,150 bond, the jury heard enough evidence to proceed in court with 10 criminal charges stem More...

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NOT SO HIGH

It wasn't going to be a fun weekend, that was certain.  More...

THE HOLY BIBLE IS TRUE

Burke Banter Boy

Most of the members of the Southern Baptist Convention believe the Holy Bible is true. They believe it is the inerrant Word of God. More...

For The Record

$1,000 REWARD FOR TRACTOR

Stolen equipment found in Alexander barn

Deputies solved two big theft cases in one morning but are still hunting for the most expensive piece of evidence – a $22,500 tractor.  “We found the sprayer that was on the tractor … but not the tractor,” said Sgt. More...

INDICTMENTS

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The April 2015 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during a Aug. 6, 2015 session with Judge J. More...

Grand jury indicts former Midville clerk

A Burke County Grand Jury has indicted a former Midville clerk who is accused of stealing from the city.  The jury returned a True Bill against Carolyn Marie Estes, 68, indicating they heard sufficient evidence for the felony theft by taking cas More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW  Free HIV Testing is offered at the Burke County Health Department. Testing does not require needles, and results are available in 20 minutes. Call 706-554-3456 for testing days and times.  THURSDAY, AUG. 20   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Bell Grove  Bell Grove Baptist Church, located at 1970 Hwy. 25 S, Waynesboro, will continue its Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 19-21. Guest pastor is Rev. More...

People

Miss Milligan to wed Mr. Shurling

Mr. and Mrs. Russell David Milligan of Waynesboro announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kayla Renee Milligan to William Butler Shurling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dickey Stribling Shurling, Jr. of Sandersville, Ga.   More...

Miss Chance, Mr. Wilson to exchange vows

Donnie Chance of Waynesboro and Sara Chance of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ann Chance, to David Wilson Jr., son of Jamie Beasley Pulliam of Stapleton and David Wilson Sr. More...

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Dr. Lillianne Lewis  Dr. Lillianne Lewis is now part of the Centers for Disease Control’s 2015 class of Epidemic Intelligence Service   More...