March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seasonal layoffs raise new year unemployment rate

Burke County’s unemployment rate jumped up 0.9% to 8.2% in the New Year, according to the Georgia Department of Labor’s preliminary statistics for January.  More...

News

Faith Christian’s First STAR Student

Faith Christian Academy will be graduating its first high school senior class this year and with that comes a first round of awards for achievement. More...

BIG BAND CELEBRATES VETERANS THIS THURSDAY

The Waynesboro Burke Concert Series will present its next show featuring the The Fabulous Equinox Little Big Band this Thursday, March 17th.  Everyone is invited to attend this special performance celebrating veterans. More...

Special Week Honors Georgia’s School Boards

The week of March 14-18, 2016, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia which calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.  More...

For The Record

Burke County Jail Bookings Mar. 7-13

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FROM THE BLOTTER

Can't beat high tech  A would-be phone thief was upended by the latest in GPS technology. A caller told sheriff's deputies that someone had stolen his daughter's phone while she was having lunch at school.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 21

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2016 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr., presiding. More...

Obituaries

Elsie Sapp Prescott

Elsie Sapp Prescott of Waynesboro, 77, entered into rest Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation.  Graveside services were held Friday, March 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Beverly Rutherford

Mrs. Beverly Rutherford of Atlanta, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Nona Evans Law

Mrs. Nona Evans Law entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 13, 2016 Georgia Regents Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Road Waynesboro, Ga. 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 election. More...

Seven county races attract competition

With the close of qualifying for the May 24 general Primary last Friday, competition has emerged for seven county offices.  More...

Conservation Stewardship Program Signup

DEADLINE MARCH 31

With the March 31 deadline coming up, time is running out for farmers and ranchers to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year. More...

Courthouse architect chosen

Burke County Commissioners settled on an architectural firm to design and oversee construction of the county's new judicial center, to be built at the corner of Sixth and Myrick Streets. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 22, 2006   Over 800 drivers were stopped and eleven were arrested while roadblocks were set up in Waynesboro over the weekend. More...

ERAS GONE BY

Georgia on my mind.  Even though I lived outside the friendly confines of the Peach State for around half of my life, Georgia, undeniably, is home.  More...

Sports

Spartans shut down Briarwood Bucs 15-3

The Edmund Burke Academy Varsity baseball team played the Briarwood Bucs on Thursday, March 10 on Briarwood’s home turf, but they came back to Waynesboro with a 15-3 win. More...

Bears defeat Swainsboro Tigers 12-2 as they head into Region

The Bears Burke County Bears (2-10) defeated 3-AA Swainsboro High on Monday in the last game of their regular season. They jumped out to an early lead on Swainsboro and captured a 12-2 victory. More...

Burke County Netters hold second place in region play

Burke County Netters (3-1) hosted a region match at BCHS on Saturday, with the girls and boys defeating Thomson, but both losing to Wayne County.  More...

Church News

LIFE WORDS — THE DEVIL’S FOOD

And the LORD God said to the serpent, More...

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

People

CHELSI LEWIS AND AUSTIN JOYNER TO WED APRIL 9TH

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Susan Lewis of Statesboro, GA are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsi Renee Lewis, to Austin Scott Joyner, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Joyner and the late Mr. More...