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Huge turnout for BCSO Meet & Greet

By the time the night ended, more than 500 citizens showed up to hear what the sheriff had to say and to meet his growing staff.  More...

News

Sheriff addresses Rotarians

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams was guest speaker at Waynesboro Rotary Club this week and told the members about the changes taking place in his office.  More...

Legislative update

SEN. JESSE STONE

The General Assembly met on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for our 13th day of the 40-day legislative session. Committees have been very busy hearing bills with some passing out of the Senate and moving on to the House for their consideration.  More...

Hiring a restoration contractor

Are you cleaning up after recent storms? Are you deciding who will help with making repairs? Do you worry about who to trust with these important decisions? More...

Sports

Bears to compete in state tourney

The Burke County Bears are heading to Carver High in Columbus this weekend to compete in the state tourney. More...

Lady Bears battle in region playoffs

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated Hephzibah last Tuesday 64-53 as they advanced to the AAAA Region 3 playoffs.  Head Coach Leslie Lawrence said the girls played very consistent against Hephzibah to advance to the state playoffs.  “ More...

NETTERS BEGIN SEASON AT HOME

The Burke County Bears tennis teams started their season last week, hosting Metter on Tuesday and Jefferson County on Thursday. On Tuesday, the girls lost with a score of 2-3 and the guys won, 5-0. More...

School News

FCA Students of the Month

Faith Christian Academy recognizes Students of the Month for demonstrating an outstanding character trait each month. FCA spokesperson Rebekah Lincolnogger said that for the month of January each student showed the quality of leadership.  More...

Lewis receives Certificate of Excellence

Waynesboro Councilmember Brenda Lewis recently received the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from the Harold F. More...

BES STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

Loyalty was the Positive/Character Trait at Blakeney Elementary School for the month of February. These students were chosen based on teacher observations of the studied trait of Loyalty. More...

Taste of Burke 2017

Tickets on sale now

It’s time once again to sample some of the most delicious foods and treats the local community has to offer while also helping support one of the area’s longest standing ministries.  More...

Vogtle delays, cost overruns cause problems for Toshiba

Toshiba, the Japanese conglomerate which acquired Westinghouse Electric Company some 10 years ago, announced Tuesday that its chairman, Shigenori Shiga, would resign after the company announced more than $6 billion in losses from its nuclear construc More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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BIGGER THAN SMALL

Something was wrong.  Something was missing when I walked down the street of my beloved hometown, the same town that, in my real job, I'm tasked with promoting the downtown by bringing in new businesses and by supporting the existing ones.  More...

THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER

What price do you place on your honor and dignity and for what would you sacrifice it? While we face situations where we show our humanity and decency, we also have situations that challenge our core moral principles.  More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEBRUARY 20

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

Another store struck by scammers

Another convenience store near Plant Vogtle has been hit by con men.  Last week The True Citizen reported that the Jenkins Corner store had cashed a payroll check from a Plant Vogtle employee and was left holding the bag for more than $2,000. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JAN. 9-15

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Obituaries

Stephen W. “Steve” Tidwell

Mr. Stephen W. “Steve” Tidwell of Waynesboro, Ga., 62, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on October 8, 1954, in Milledgeville, Ga., and has lived in Waynesboro most of his life. More...

Barbara Vey Shinneman Pike

Barbara Vey Shinneman Pike, 98, of Millen passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. She was born April 25, 1918, to Merle and June Shinneman in Clarion, Iowa. She and a friend worked in Chicago, Ill., after high school. More...

Willie "Buda" Clyde Mitchell

Mr. Willie "Buda" Clyde Mitchell, 76, entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2017. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 938 Old Millen Highway, Waynesboro, GA. 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...