December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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BURKE MEDICAL CENTER IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!

The Radiology Department at Burke Medical Center sells soft drinks to employees to raise money for various charities. "We are proud that we have raised twenty five hundred dollars this year. More...

Walking for Change

Veterans Activist Passes Through

Eddie Gray has walked almost 8,000 miles and he’s nowhere near done.  More...

Ensure Your Season Is Merry

Protect Yourself From Real-life Grinches

The holidays are a season for giving that can very easily turn into a season of taking.  As part of a public safety initiative, the City Council and Waynesboro Police Department would like to make the community aware of crime trends in our area More...

Sports

Bears topple Jefferson County

The Burke County Bears stayed ahead of Jefferson County Friday night winning 78-47.

“The guys played well especially on the defensive end for the night.” Head Coach Purvis Dukes said. More...

Lady Bears Attack Warriors On the Road

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated the Jefferson County Warriors Friday night in Louisville 47-26. The Lady Bears had a balanced scoring attack that lead them to a 16-5 first quarter lead. More...

UP NEXT

The Bears and Lady Bears played Effingham County at home on Tuesday, but the scores were not available at press time. They play at home again on Friday with the girls taking on Cross Creek at 7 p.m. with the boys following. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, DEC. 19   The Twelve Car Pileup Cruise-in will take place from 9-11 p.m. The event is cosponsored by the Burke County Museum and Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and will be held in the two adjoining parking lots. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Watkinsville Baptist Christmas Extravaganza  Watkinsville Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 24 E just outside Waynesboro, will host a Christmas Extravaganza, 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Refreshments will be served. More...

FINAL UPDATE

Local Artifacts Donated to Georgia Southern

In 1962, on the advice of a local fisherman, a young hunter found a washed out Native American burial mound on the Savannah River at Brigham Landing.  For over 50 years The True Citizen has followed the story of Jim Williams and what he found at More...

TWO DECADES OF SERVICE

Augusta attorney Percy J. Blount is stepping down after 20 years as Judge of Waynesboro City Court. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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CHRISTMAS THEN

The conversation went something like this: " I think I've got gout," said my cousin who, when we were young, I called TiLi. " Did you eat shrimp? Or red meat? You know, shellfish or steak, pretty much any rich food like that can cause gout. More...

DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

The Constitution is a sacred document that must be defended or we will lose the rights it guarantees. We, as Americans, know how important that document is and how important it is to defend. More...

For The Record

MADD awarded $126,000 from Governor’s Office

Georgia's chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) has received a $126,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Christmas decorations?   A Hephzibah woman reported that someone cut some strands of barbed wire and her horses got out and onto someone else's property. When they were rounded up, she discovered the horses' manes had been braided. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Dec. 7-13

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Obituaries

Eugenia B. Scott

Eugenia B. Scott entered peacefully into eternal rest on December 8, 2015, at her beloved Spread Oak Farm.  More...

Calvin Earl Saxon

Mr. Calvin Earl Saxon 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family  More...

Charles “C.J.” Gitzen

Charles “C.J.” Gitzen passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015. C. J. resided in Evans and graduated from Greenbrier High School. He has lived in Waynesboro for the last five years. 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...