September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AND THE VOTING BEGINS …

General Election absentee ballots go out next week

Next week, Burke County voters will begin choosing their next president, their next sheriff and their next magistrate judge.  Voters in northern Burke County will also pick their next commissioner.  On Tuesday, Sept. More...

News

Historic warehouses to be razed

Some iconic old warehouses in Waynesboro are coming down this week.  Central of Georgia Railroad will soon tear down a cluster of historic cotton warehouses that have sat near the tracks at North Liberty near Ninth Street for nearly a century.&n More...

Riding Against the Odds

Barry Malphrus was born with cerebral palsy, but that is not stopping him from riding and competing in the largest single-breed horse show in the world. More...

THE WAYNESBORO-BURKE CONCERT SERIES

Celebrating 37 years of live performances

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series is gearing up for another star-studded concert season as they celebrate their 37th year of entertaining the community. The 2016-2017 season will kick off on Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. More...

For The Record

Judge issues order to keep ‘violent’ brothers out of school

A juvenile court judge issued a temporary order to keep two young brothers with “extensive violent histories” from attending elementary school.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT SEPTEMBER 19

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal/Civil Session to be held at 9:30 a.m. September 19, 2016 with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:30 a.m. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS SEPTEMBER 5-11

Full Story

Obituaries

David Earl Beck

David Earl Beck, 70, of Salisbury passed away September 7, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.  More...

Julian H. Martin, Sr. “Butch”

Julian H. Martin, Sr. “Butch”, 69, entered into rest Wednesday, September 7, 2016, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a veteran of the US Army and has spent most of his life in this area. More...

Josephine Haskins

Augusta, GA, Josephine Haskins, 82, wife of 61 years to Curtis Haskins, Sr., passed away peacefully at her home in Augusta surrounded by family, Monday September 5, 2016.  If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Spares and Pairs More...

School News

Eight EBA seventh graders qualified for Duke University Identification Program

Each year, personnel at Duke University sponsor the Talent Identification Program (TIP) to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. More...

Hairston selected for Boggs’ scholarship

The Boggs Academy National Alumni Association (BANAA) Scholarship Committee announced the selection of Sheena Hairston of Evans as its 2016 recipient of the prestigious scholarship award of $1,000. More...

Retired Educator honored with Emeritus Award

Retired Educator, Mrs. Cynthia Mobley, was honored for her service with the Georgia Retired Educators Association by receiving the Emeritus Membership Award. This award is given to members who reach 90 years of age and Mrs. More...

AUTOPSY ORDERED

Skeletal remains found in trailer

A missing person report led deputies to a grisly discovery.  Burke County investigators are awaiting autopsy results after skeletal remains were discovered in a trailer on Prairie View Drive near Lake Crystal.  More...

$800,000 GRANT

Waynesboro gets funds for neighborhood rehab

One of Waynesboro’s blighted neighborhoods is about to get more help.  The City of Waynesboro has won an $800,000 grant to continue rehab in the Rosemont Heights area.  Last week, Gov. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

BUSY DOWN SOUTH

It’s a never-ending job, being the caretaker of a vast Southern plantation.  Okay, make that a small Dixie acreage.  It’s still a lot of work.  On most Sunday afternoons I take a stroll around the wooded enclave and ponder More...

OFF THE RAILS

In the Mid 1800s, train travel was in its infancy and dangerous. Steam driven locomotives allowed people to travel faster, but shoddy construction, poor rail design, and the lack of safety regulations led to injury and death. More...

Sports

Bears cage Panthers for fourth straight win

The Burke County Bears have become the team to beat.  They pummeled the Lakeside Panthers, 46-7, for their fourth consecutive win of the season.  This is the best early-season the Bears have recorded since Head Coach Eric Parker took the re More...

ON A ROLL!

Lady Bears pick up 8th straight win

The Lady Bears are on fire.  They shut down Cross Creek and Hephzibah last week for their seventh and eighth consecutive wins.  The Lady Bears, now 9-5, captured an early lead against Cross Creek last Thursday for a 9-0 victory.  Head More...

Spartans lose to RTCA Crusaders

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans (0-3) traveled to Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons last Friday in hopes of their first season win, but instead they came home with a 48-18 loss to the Crusaders.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15   Beta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Waynesboro Primary School. The speaker will be Father Patrick Otor on “Schools in Africa.” The public is invited. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Jones Grove Baptist Church  Jones Grove Baptist Church will host its annual Youth Revival Sept.14-15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Minister Tony Wesby.  Annual Fall Revival  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...