November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Williams, Davis, Oliver win; runoff will determine Sardis mayor

While some incumbents held their ground, newcomers uprooted others following Election Day in Burke County.  Declared winners of local government seats across the county include Willie “Roy” Williams, Linda Wilkes-Davis and Rolene Oli More...

It's time to talk turkey with us!

Each Thanksgiving week, The True Citizen offers some truly unique recipes for readers to try in their kitchens. The best part? The recipes come from the imaginations of the tiniest cooks in town. Know a child in first grade or younger? More...

News

Turkey Talk!

True Citizen seeks recipes from mini chefs

It’s time to talk turkey … and mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and all those other side dishes and desserts that complete the tastiest of Thanksgiving feasts.  The True Citizen is now collecting recipes from Burke County’ More...

Old Fella raises more than $2,000

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue held its fall fundraiser recently at Tractor Supply Co. and raised $2,116. According to volunteers, the organization will hold an online auction from now through Nov. More...

FEATURED PROPERTY

HISTORIC ESTATE WITH GRANDEUR   More...

Sports

Bears rout Rebels on Homecoming night

The Burke County Bears (10- 0, 5-0) celebrated Homecoming as they finished their regular season undefeated as GHSA 3-AAAA region champs on Friday night as they defeated Hephzibah by 35-0. More...

Obituaries

Frankie Wells Wickham

Frankie Wells Wickham, 82, of Columbus, Georgia, died on Friday, September 15, 2017.  Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Donna Gafford officiating.  More...

Shirley A. Ellison

Mrs. Shirley A. Ellison of Sardis, Ga., age 67, entered into rest on November 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500 Business #  706-554-5525 Fax #   More...

Annie W. Smith-Jackson

Mrs. Annie W. Smith-Jackson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., age 99, entered into eternal rest on October 27, 2017. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:00 p.m. at Third Chapel Baptist Church, 415 Reeves Road, Midville, GA. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. More...

Historic Preservation Comission meeting - Free Access

There will be a called meeting of the Waynesboro Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday, November 14th, at 5:30PM, at the Public Works building, 260 Barron Street. More...

Mayor repays travel expenses, returns vehicle and credit cards

Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell has reimbursed the city for $4,337.99 after being called out for filing a falsified travel itinerary and using a city vehicle and credit card for unauthorized purposes. More...

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and remember veterans of the past and the present, both living and gone. Over the next several days, many local programs and ceremonies will be held to continue this tradition. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Happy Birthday, Devil Dog.  You're looking really well to be 242 years old.  You've been through literal hell on earth all over the world.  You've stormed beaches and engaged enemies more numerous than you.  More...

ALL I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN

In 1986 Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten was published and inspired millions of readers with its insightfully simple wisdom. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT NOV. 13

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2017 term of Superior Court civil/criminal session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 115 patients' calls the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. Ninety-three of the patients were transported, including 51 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Georgia State Patrol report

State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated seven traffic crashes during the month of October in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in two injuries and one death.  More...

Fields & Yields

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 14, 2007   The Georgia Department of Revenue sent an underage operative into 13 local businesses to buy beer. Seven of the stores sold the minor beer with no questions asked and were cited by the agency.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, NOV. 9   The Burke County Farm-To- School Program will hold its weekly Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion located on 855 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The farmers market is now accepting EBT payments.   More...

Legals

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