January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Council eligible for health insurance

Members of the Waynesboro City Council will soon have the opportunity to buy into the city’s health insurance program.  More...

News

Relay For Life kicks off this month

Heroes aren’t just humans with super powers who like spandex or have X-ray vision. More...

BLOOD DRIVE TO HONOR MLK

A local organization has decided to give back in order to honor and remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The Girls to Pearls Mentoring Ministry, in conjunction with Shepherd Community Blood Center, will hold a blood drive Sunday, Jan. More...

Welcome little ones!

Macayla Lynn Blackburn   Jack and Jennifer Blackburn are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Macayla Lynn Blackburn, born December 8, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 201/2 inches long. More...

Sports

Bears have balanced scoring in first region game

The Burke County Bears defeated Cross Creek on Tuesday at home, 90-68. More...

Lady Bears hope to rebound after dropping two games

The Burke County Lady Bears had tough competition in their region last week, losing to Cross Creek on Tuesday 59- 37 and to Academy of Richmond County in a closer game on Friday, 58-53.  Head Coach Leslie Lawrence said that the team is working t More...

Wresting team off to strong start

Burke County High School’s wrestling team is in full swing with very young group this year.  The Bears split last Tuesday’s home dual, defeating Washington County and losing to Hephzibah. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Church Lock-in  Cornerstone Christian Center will hold a church lock-in for girls, ages 5-17, 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 27-28. Admission is free. 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  More...

MLK celebrations this week

Burke County residents will join the nation in celebrating the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

New venue is largest in county

Will host Burke’s first ever bridal show

The barn pops up just around the bend, bright red and beautiful against a blue sky and flanked by a 25-acre pond. It’s the stuff in storybooks – but it’s real and soon to be another location that puts Burke County on the map.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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GET DOWN

"Y'all get on down, and come in."  I heard Daddy say those words hundreds of times over the years.  It's how he greeted visitors to his and Mama's house.  If he happened to see folks drive up he would go outside to meet them, rather th More...

LAUGH OUT LOUD

Everyone should welcome a joke for the New Year. In a time when there is little to laugh about, we need an opportunity to laugh out loud. “Two fishermen were having a discussion about which one was better at arithmetic. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JAN. 2-8

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Steven Murray back in court

Steven James Murray, the man accused of shooting a 71-year-old Florida priest, was back in court on Monday as his defense team asked the court to consider 45 separate motions, including one to allow him to wear plain clothes to hearings and another r More...

Sheriff's office has a busy New Year week

The Burke County Sheriff's Office responded to 43 incidents during the week of Jan. 3-8. More...

Obituaries

Nease Cleveland Mobley Jr.

Nease Cleveland Mobley Jr., 55, died Friday, January 6, 2017, on his family farm in Burke County.  Cleve was a farmer, businessman, husband and father.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Nease Mobley Sr. More...

Jessie Lee Roberson

Jessie Lee Roberson, the son of the late John Sr. and Annie Lou Roberson was born on July 27, 1939, in Munnerlyn, Ga. More...

Mrs. Sara Hendrix Westbrook

Mrs. Sara Hendrix Westbrook, 78, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Westbrook was born in Metter and was a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...