December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CHAMBER SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR COMMUNITY AWARDS

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nomi- nations for the annual awards to be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the end of January. More...

News

The gift of having a home for the holidays

More than 400,000. More...

Community urged to participate

It’s not too late to show off those Christmas tree decorating skills. More...

Deep patching project ongoing on Mike Padgett Highway

Last Friday, Reeves Construction Company began a $318,000 deep base patching contract maintenance project on State Route (SR) 56/Mike Padgett Highway from the Richmond County line to just south of SR 23. More...

Sports

Spartans struggle to pick up wins

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans (4-5) struggle to pick up wins.  More...

Faith Christian picks up three wins

Faith Christian Academy’s basketball teams have opened their season with a number of wins. The middle school boys team recently defeated the Mead Hall Panthers of Aiken, S.C., coming out on top, 29-20. More...

Lady Spartans take a win and a loss

The Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy were on the road in Stillmore last week where they played the David Emanuel Lady Eagles on Dec. 6, and walked away with an impressive 44-25 win to improve their season record to 5-2.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Christmas Program/Fellowship Dinner   Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3261 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah, will hold its Christmas Program and Fellowship Dinner 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The public is invited.  Free Lunch  More...

People

Sutton and Joyner announce wedding plans

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...

Welcome little one

Stan and Marilyn Leid of Keysville, Ga., are happy to welcome Jayna Marie Leid into their home. She made her appearance on November 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Isaiah is her proud big brother. 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  More...

Commission postpones budget request decision

Burke County Commissioners have postponed final action on a budget increase requested by sheriff-elect Alfonzo Williams.  More...

Two announce plans to run for mayor

With the qualifying period coming up next month, two potential candidates for Waynesboro’s next mayor have surfaced.  Herman Brown and Kathy Owens have announced their plans to pursue candidacy for mayor of the City of Waynesboro, a seat t More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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A'CHANGIN'

It occurred to me recently, rather abruptly, that the world doesn't wait on little ol' me to catch up before it changes drastically. Have y'all noticed that? Take telephones, for instance. More...

DONALD DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing under the pen name Lewis Carroll, was a master of nonsense literature that balanced elements that made sense with some that did not. More...

For The Record

High school student to be arrested after fight video hits Facebook

A warrant has been taken out for a Burke County High School student after he body slammed a 14-year-old in the gymnasium.  According to Burke County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyrone Brihm, a warrant was issued late Tuesday for 17-year-old Tyrese Ta More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Mixed signals  A Brunswick woman contacted local deputies last week when her telepathic communications appeared to stop working.  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS DEC. 5-11

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Obituaries

Spencer Lillard Wiley

Spencer Lillard Wiley, 74, died on Dec. 6, 2016, at his Saint Simon’s Island home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 28, 1942, to Ernest E., Jr., and Janie Lardner Wiley. More...

Janell Mobley Tomlin Mattox

Mrs. Janell Mobley Tomlin Mattox, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. She was born in Burke County, Georgia, to the late Ernest Christopher and Nellie White Mobley on Feb. More...

Valerie Moore

Ms. Valerie Moore, 46, of Waynesboro, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Bryant Grove Baptist Church, 5293 Highway 24, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

BCHS senior demonstrates wiring skills

Burke County High School senior Bianca Slaughter recently participated in the EMC-FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event (CDE), a competition in which agriculture students learn about the safe, efficient use of electricity while also sha More...

BCMS November Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of November.  More...

Local student named state winner for Young Georgia Author contest

On Dec. 1, Inga Withers, along with Young Georgia Author winners across the state from each grade level, was honored at a reception by Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods. More...