October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Round up for the rodeo

It’s time to watch some of the top competitors from across the world chase the cans and buck some bulls at the Hat and Spur Ranch Pro Rodeo.  More...

Relay For Life

It’s that time of year again. Sort of.  The steering committee for Burke County Relay For Life has decided to do things a bit differently for the 2018 Relay, and that plan includes being responsive to suggestions from the community.  More...

News

Bush performs for Kiss Family Reunion

Burke County’s own Carletta Bush was among the talent who hit the stage Saturday night for the eighth annual 96.3 KISS-FM Family Reunion. More...

Waynesboro native is Ms. Georgia Woman

Kim Johnson Danner, a native of Waynesboro, has recently been awarded the Ms. Georgia Woman title by American Beauties National Pageant system. More...

Primitive weapons deer hunting starts

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 14. More...

For The Record

Two under arrest after thefts at Walmart

Two suspects are under arrest after a Waynesboro Police Officer conducting a security check about 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart noticed two suspicious vehicles behind the garden center.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 84 patients' calls the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1.  Of those calls, 63 were transported. More...

State Patrol report

State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of September 2017 in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4  Burke County Public Library will celebrate David Shannon’s birthday 4:30-5 p.m. David Shannon is the author of Duck on a Bike. Enjoy stories and songs. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Two-day Harvest Revival  Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministries, 431 Old Sardis Road, Sardis, will hold its two-day Harvest Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 5-6. Willie Jones Jr. invites the public.  5th Junior Usher Anniversary  More...

People

Welcome little one!

Kora Leeann Keith

Whitney and Ryan Keith announce the birth of their daughter, Kora Leeann Keith, born on Sept. 21, 2017, at Augusta University Medical Center. She was born at 7:24 a.m. and she weighed 5 pounds. 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 cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Police department will stay

The Burke County Sheriff's Office won't be taking over law enforcement in Waynesboro. Monday night, by a 4-2 vote, the city council rejected the proposal that was requested by Mayor Greg Carswell several months ago. More...

Georgia Power receives first payment from Toshiba

Georgia Power announced yesterday that it has received the first parent guarantee payment from Toshiba for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Burke County. More...

Spooky Story Contest Extended

The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story Contest has been extended, so you have some extra time to fine tune your chill bump inducing words and get those stories turned in. More...

Help your neighbor in need this winter by Donating to HEAT

During the winter, while many enjoy the comfort of a warm, cozy home, thousands of low-income Georgians, including the elderly and disabled, are forced to chose between staying warm or buying food and medication. More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

CINDER BLOCKS AND CLOSE QUARTERS

(Please enjoy this reprint from 2012.)   It's where we lived, once upon a time.  Oddly, sometimes one of us still slips and refers to it as the “new house“ even though it’s been well over a half century since Daddy and Unc More...

Sports

Bears begin region play against Cross Creek

The 3-AAAA Burke County Bears will play 3-AAAA Cross Creek High School in their first region matchup this Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Lady Bears drop region tourney games, take a swing at state

The Burke County Lady Bears (10-14, 8-2) were defeated in both region playoff games against Cross Creek on Monday night. In game one, they lost 15-2, and lost game two 8-5. The Lady Bears will play Hephzibah on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. More...

Burke volleyball finishes regular season, heads to region tourney

The Burke County volleyball team (16-1, 3-1) defeated Tech Charter of Atlanta (25-16, 25- 15) last Tuesday, Sept. 26, and then on Thursday, Sept. 28, defeated Cross Creek (25-15, 25-14).  This Thursday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Robert M. (Bobby) Fulcher Jr.

Robert M. (Bobby) Fulcher Jr., husband of 54 years to Mrs. Eugenia (Genie) Fulcher, entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.  Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Ernest C. Johnson Sr.

Ernest C. Johnson Sr., 90, entered into rest Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. Mr. Johnson was a native of Glascock County and was a lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Mary Jeanne H. Bentley

Mrs. Mary Jeanne H. Bentley, 93, of Waynesboro, passed away at her home on Oct. 1, 2017, after a short illness.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Burke Memorial Funeral Home at a later date.  Burke Memorial Funeral Home, 842 N. More...

School News

Blakeney Elementary Students of the Month

Responsibility was the Positive Character Trait at Blakeney Elementary School for the month of September. More...

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy has announced its Planters EMC Students of the Month for September. More...

FCA students of the month

Faith Christian Academy recently recognized the students of the month for the month of September. These students demonstrated kindness. More...