June 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

BCSO host two-day leadership program

They aren’t just enforcers of the law; officers take an oath to serve and protect. Last week, 30-year law enforcement veteran Dean Crisp reminded them to always remember why they chose their profession.  More...

Fundraiser for MACEC on June 23

Next week, you can get your car cleaned while helping local youth.  The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee (MACEC) will hold a carwash fundraiser on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Advance Auto in Waynesboro. More...

CORRECTION

In last week’s story about the grand opening of Papa John’s Pizza, we identified the owners of the franchise as Brian and Brandi Holland and Brandon Mobley and the manager as Mindi Mallard. More...

Free HIV testing available

Community Service Board of Middle GA – Ogeechee Division (CSBMG) will kick off National HIV testing week beginning on Monday, June 23rd. More...

Animal ‘rescuers’ create problems for wildlife

Well-meaning residents are creating wildlife woes, again.  Every year around this time, the Department of Natural Resources is flooded with calls from people who have “rescued” fawns they believed were abandoned by their mothers.&nbs More...

Georgia Power offers free outage resources, tools and resources to prepare for a storm

HURRICANE PREPARATION

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here and Georgia Power is encouraging customers to be prepared when severe weather strikes. More...

Rachel's Recipes

We’re not even half way through June and old Mother Nature is giving the devil a run for his money on who can generate the most heat. The last thing we want to do when preparing meals during the summer is heat up the kitchen. More...

True Citizen recognized for reporting efforts

The True Citizen has received a Georgia Press Association award for reporting.  More...

Walker to lead Wadley Police force

A veteran sheriff’s deputy is trading in his lieutenant brass to be the top cop in a neighboring city.  Burke County Sheriff’s Office Lt. More...

FUND RAISING FOR FIREWORKS

The deadline is nearing, and donations are still needed for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza. The show will be held at the Burke County Recreation Department/Jonathan Broxton Park on Monday, July 3, once the sun goes down. More...

Vogtle still hitting milestones

Construction work has improved at Plant Vogtle since Southern Nuclear and Georgia Power Co. took over for bankrupt Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, members of the Georgia Public Service Commission staff said in documents last week.  More...

Sweepstakes, Lottery, Prize Schemes Devastate Older Victims

A new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. More...

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Worn tires hazardous in heavy rainfall

The heavy rainfall in Burke and surrounding counties over the past few weeks has increased the danger on the highways. AAA says that driving during heavy rains can be just as dangerous as driving on ice covered roads. More...