February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

K-9s join BCSO

A group of Burke County Sheriff’s Office employees is now certified and ready for the field – and two of them are the first with four legs to join the force.  More...

News

Waynesboro entrepreneur makes putter for Trump

A PRESIDENTIAL PUTTER

The President of the United States will soon be swinging a putter built in Waynesboro.  Professional caddy Bud North spent several months planning and building the special putter for President Donald Trump and is having it delivered with the hel More...

Dr. Brady speaks to Optimists

Dr. Chequita Brady, Principal of the Academy of Success (AOS), was the recent guest speaker at the Waynesboro Optimist Club. She spoke to club members about the challenges and success of the AOS and the possibility to have a work-study program. More...

S.G.A. spelling bee winners

Caleb Carter, at left, took first place in the spelling bee at S.G.A. Elementary School and Bryson Boyd was the runner-up. Both students competed in the Burke County Public School District Spelling Bee held at Burke County Middle School last week. More...

For The Record

Family pets perish in fire

A local family is mourning the loss of their dogs after a fire ripped through their home last Friday afternoon.  According to EMA spokesperson Amylia Lester, Burke County EMA responded to the Keysville residence just before 2 p.m. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEBRUARY 6

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2016 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JAN. 23-29

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Obituaries

Margaret Tucker Blount

Mrs. Margaret Tucker Blount, 93, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro, Ga., with the Rev. Erwin Veale officiating.  More...

Marshall Jordan

Mr. Marshall Jordan, 65, entered into rest on January 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at McKinney Branch Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Ga. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  More...

Eddie L. Grubbs

Mr. Eddie L. Grubbs of Waynesboro, Ga., 64, entered into eternal rest on January 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Daniel Grove Baptist Church, 1986 Hancock Landing Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

BCMS December Cubs with Character

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

Community encouraged to meet sheriff and staff Tuesday

BCSO MEET & GREET

Burke County residents are invited to gather with the men and women who protect them.  On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office will host a Meet & Greet in Downtown Waynesboro.  More...

$1,000 REWARD OFFERED

A suspect has been identified and a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest.  According to Burke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard, after an extensive investigation by the BCSO and the Georgia Bureau More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 7, 2007   Best Office Solutions was named Small Business of the Year and James D. Smith was named Citizen of the Year at the annual banquet of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

OUT YONDER

I hear them often.  There seems to be two separate families.  More...

Sports

Spartans fall to region competitor

The Spartans played the Eagles of David Emanuel Academy on Jan. 23, hoping to secure a win, but fell to the eagles with a score of 66-56. More...

Lady Spartans have huge region win

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans played host to the Lady Knights of Frederica Academy from St. Simons Island on Friday night in a key region match-up. More...

Bears pull overtime win against Baldwin

The Burke County Bears went into overtime against Baldwin High on Friday night, winning the nail-biter game 66-60. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, FEB. 9   The Men’s Club of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 515 S. Liberty St., Waynesboro, will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction from 6-8 p.m. For tickets, contact any member or call the church at 706.554.3465. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pastor’s Appreciation  Thankful Baptist Church, 901 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Waynesboro, will hold its second Pastor’s Appreciation for the Rev. Vincent and First Lady Tanesha Brown Sr. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The Rev. More...

People

White, Tucker exchange vows

Miss Rebecca Mae White became the bride of Mr. James Steven Tucker, Jr. on December 3, 2016, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dr. Daniel G. Vestal officiated the wedding. The Reverend J. D. More...

People in the News

David Hickman  David Waters Hickman of Waynesboro was recently named to Dean’s List at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., for Fall 2016. More...