March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime veterinarian Dr. Jim Alexander dies

Dr. Jim Alexander, who took care of this community's pets - from cats and dogs to hamsters and even elephants, died at the age of 79. He was our own "Dr. Dolittle" for over 40 years in his practice at Burke County Animal Hospital.  More...

News

Exotic animals to be featured at Earth Day celebration

Wildlife Wonders is headed back to Waynesboro.  The famous traveling zoo will once again take part in the Downtown Development Authority’s What On Earth! Day celebration, slated for Thursday, April 20, at the city park. More...

BCMS tracksters

The Burke County Middle School boys track team placed second at the 2017 Costal Region Empire track meet held at William James Middle School in Statesboro on March 18. BCMS boys were one of nine teams participating.  More...

Shop, Shuck and Shag this Saturday

It’s a downtown dance and shopping extravaganza, and everyone’s invited.  This Saturday, the Downtown Development Authority will host Shop, Shuck and Shag – an open house event complete with live music and special deals from Wa More...

For The Record

BCSO awarded $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s East Central Traffic More...

Don’t fall victim to bogus ‘tech support’ calls

Many residents are still reporting to your Better Business Bureau (BBB) that they have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be with tech support from well-known software companies. More...

Burke EMA responded to 111 calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 24 fire calls the week of March 17-March 26. More...

Obituaries

Allen P. Hess, Sr.

Mr. Allen P. Hess, Sr. of Gough, Ga., age 79, entered into rest Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Downtown Division in Augusta. He was born on June 4, 1937, in Clearfield, PA to the late Alfred P. Hess and Ida M. Hess. More...

Dr. James T. "Jim" Alexander

Dr. James T. “Jim” Alexander, 79, entered into rest Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was a native of Jefferson County and has been a resident of Burke County for 50 years. More...

Roger V. Hopper, Sr.

Roger V. Hopper, Sr. of Hephzibah, 94, entered into rest Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a farmer and owned and operated RV Hopper Country Store in Munnerlyn for many years. 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 cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Man killed in early morning crash

A former Bears football player and wrestler was killed in a single-car crash Saturday morning, March 25. More...

Murder suspect caught in New York

After two months of investigation, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office has captured a man suspected of double murder.  Quame Lamar Collins, 26, was arrested Friday morning, March 24, following a joint effort by the BCSO, the Georgia Bureau o More...

Shooting suspect apprehended

A 25-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot early Tuesday morning.  More...

Editorial

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CALLIN' 'EM UP

(To commemorate the opening of turkey season in our neck of the woods, please enjoy this reprint from 2008.)  Over the years my nephew and I have had a running discussion about turkey hunting. More...

IT’S HARD TO SAY I MADE A MISTAKE

We have a hard time admitting mistakes. To say, I was wrong requires humbling ourselves in a way that’s not pleasant.  More...

Sports

Spartan baseball team takes first region win against Gators

The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team had its first region win of the season, beating the Bulloch Academy Gators with a final score of 5-4 on Tuesday, March 21, in Waynesboro.  Junior Kyler Deason led his team in batting and went 2-2 with 2 run More...

Spartan tracksters finish strong

On March 22, the Edmund Burke Academy track team traveled to Sandersville, and while they did not have their best meet, several posted notable finishes.  More...

EBA tennis picks up region wins

The EBA tennis teams traveled to Bulloch March 21, looking for their first region win. The boys team won their first match 3-2 and lost their second match 2-3. The girls team won both matches 4-1.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, APRIL 1   There will be a yard sale to benefit Wimberly House Ministries from 8 a.m. to noon at the Waynesboro Exchange Club fairgrounds. One-hundred percent of proceeds go to Wimberly House. 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...

People

Mooneyham-Hiebert engagement

Joel Mooneyham Jr. of Waynesboro announces the engagement of his daughter, Emily Mooneyham, to Jordan Hiebert of Louisville, son of Jennifer and Jason Roberts of Louisville and Stacy and Lycia Hiebert of Beech Island, S.C. More...

Welcome little one!

Daniel and Nicole W. Hannah of Douglas announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Faye Hannah. She was born at 7:10 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2017, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.4 inches long. More...