March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Shop, Shuck and Shag

More open house events coming to downtown

The community spoke and downtown officials listened.  Following the huge success of Downtown Open House over the holidays, businesses and patrons alike expressed how they want to see similar events held more frequently.  According to Downto More...

News

Farwell, Doc

Friends, former colleagues and coffee club members gathered for a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Dennis Taylor who has recently relocated to Dublin to be closer to his family. Dr. Taylor operated Taylor's Drug Store in Waynesboro for many years. More...

BCMS FFA competes

A number of Burke County Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) members recently competed in several Career Development Events (CDE) and were recognized for their performances.  Karleigh Taylor, Mattie Collins, Murray Liz Flowers and Morg More...

Visiting the Capitol

The Cates triplets of Waynesboro enjoyed a visit to the state Capitol on March 1, in support of the March of Dimes. Shown, are, from left, first row: Mills, Baxter and Taylor Cates; and second row: State Sen. Jesse Stone, Rep. Jack Hill and Lt. Gov. More...

For The Record

Horses killed in collision

Two horses died and their owner was injured when they were struck by a vehicle on Story Mill Road late Friday, March 10.  More...

WFD answered 23 calls in February

The Waynesboro Fire Department answered 23 calls in the month of February. According to Assistant Fire Chief Robert Parrish, the department responded to four fires, one vehicle accident, one gas leak and nine public assistance calls.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 20

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr., presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, March 20, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  The list is as follows:  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services   The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. 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...

Special election for mayor is March 21

Next week, the citizens of Waynesboro will choose their new mayor.  There are four candidates vying for the city’s top political spot in the special election, scheduled for next Tuesday, March 21. More...

Commissioners moving forward with animal control

After years of debate, the Burke County Board of Commissioners has decided to build an animal control facility.  Last night (Tuesday) the commissioners unanimously voted yes to open a position for an animal services director in order to get the More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 21, 2007   The Wayne Crockett family was named Burke County’s “Farm Family of the Year” by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sports

Bears throw shutout games against ARC and Jenkins County

The Burke County Bears shut out both the Academy of Richmond County and Jenkins County High School last week. More...

Tennis teams score big region wins

The Burke County Bears tennis teams played Academy of Richmond last Tuesday in a region match. Both the boys (7-1) and girls (6-2) teams won. More...

Tracksters start season at home

The Burke County Bears track team opened its season with a three-county meet at the Bear Den last Thursday, with the boys and girls both finishing second place for the competition.  More...

Obituaries

Abby Jester Dillashaw

Mrs. Abby Jester Dillashaw, 54, of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her home. She was born May 17, 1962, in Augusta. She most recently worked for J&M Golf Carts in Evans. More...

Ronnie J. Reddick

Ronnie J. Reddick, 64, a native and lifelong resident of Waynesboro entered into rest on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his residence. Ronnie was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church, as well as a member of the Sardis Alexander Masonic Lodge. More...

Lucy McCloud

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our beloved sister and aunt Lucy McCloud on March 12, 2017. She had been suffering from lung cancer and congestive heart disease. The family is relieved that her death was painless and peaceful. More...