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BOSS HOG EDITION

TIM LIVELY  Day Job: part timer at McKinney Do It Best Sales Dept.; retired from Southern Nuclear  On Weekends: Master Certifi ed BBQ Judge for Kansas City Barbeque Society  May 13-14: Judging Coordinator for the Boss Hog State Champio More...

Storm Drain Collapses

Repairs have begun on a storm drain near the intersection of Fourth and Liberty Street which collapsed last week. City of Waynesboro Public Works Superintendent Chris Stewart said the repairs will extend from Liberty Street to Shadrack Street. More...

Burke County to hold Spring Chess Tournament

A Chess Tournament will be held at the Burke County Library this Thursday from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. The competition will include students from the Burke County Academy of Success, Faith Christian Academy and the Burke County Home school group.  More...

For The Record

Keysville store robbed again

The Keysville Convenience Store, which was the high profile victim of an attempted armed robbery on March 2, got hit again early on Friday, May 6.  In the March incident, the clerk was able to fight the robber off and he was quickly identified a More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Animal problems continue Complaints about dogs continue to come in to the sheriff's office. On May 3 a Hephzibah man reported that his neighbor's dog was coming on his property and killing his livestock. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MAY 16

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge J. David Roper presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 16 at the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, MAY 12   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. A memorial service and an awards program will be presented.  SATURDAY, MAY 14   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Rosemont Ladies Bible Study  The ladies at Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its weekly Bible study on Thursday nights through June 9 at 6 p.m. This will be week three of the 7-week series entitled Seamless by Angie Smith. 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 More...

All children safe after school bus overturns

Three students were taken to the hospital after a Burke County school bus left the road and overturned on Hadden Pond Road Thursday, May 5.  Amy Nunnally, spokesperson for the Burke County Public Schools, said the children were taken to the hosp More...

IT'S TIME FOR THE BOSS

State Championship Cook-off draws best to Burke this weekend

Millions follow them on national television. Now you can see the real-deal at the Boss Hog State Championship Cookoff this weekend. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

THE BOSS OF THEM ALL

Well, here we go again.  If it's early May, the time has arrived.  Folks are coming.  Folks who spend more on grills and smokers than some of us do on our cars will shortly begin ascending on our neck of the woods.  Folks who coul More...

A HOUSE DIVIDED—PART II

The United States required a Civil War to reconnect. What will it take for us to realize that the path we are following makes our nation weaker and more vulnerable? More...

Sports

Burke County tracksters compete in state tourney

Two Burke County Bear girls competed in the GHSA State Tournament in Albany, Ga over the weekend.  Head Coach Purvis Dukes said that senior Deryanna Evans competed in the 200 (25.70) and the long jump (17'4 ½). More...

Obituaries

Mildred Smith Howard

Mrs. Mildred Smith Howard of Waynesboro, Ga., 81, entered into rest Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born in Macon on March 29, 1935 to the late Robert Lee Smith and Ellen Redmond Smith. More...

Gary A. Swindell

Mr. Gary A. Swindell, age 71, of Waynesboro stepped into Heaven on Saturday, May 7, 2016 after an extended illness.  More...

Jacob L. Sasser

Jacob L. Sasser, LTC (Ret), born on May 20, 1932, died Sunday, May 1 2016 at age 83. He resided in Leesburg, Fla. More...

People

Ashleigh Sutton and Thomas Joyner announce engagement

ENGAGEMENT

Jeremy Sutton and Jan Sutton, both of Metter, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashleigh Lynn Sutton, to Thomas Anthony Napoleon Joyner, son of Albert and Michelle Joyner of Millen.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Del More...