September 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget concerns raised during public hearing

One local man fears the county’s spending habits could eventually lead to a burden for taxpayers.  During a budget hearing last Wednesday, the board of commissioners heard from local resident Bill Hargrove, who asked them to reconsider ado More...

News

Phony Amazon job asks applicants to pay upfront

SCAM ALERT

It sounds like the perfect job: work at home, make thousands of dollars a month and have a career with a famous corporation. More...

BCMS receives grant for STEM program

Burke County Middle School is the new recipient of a $2,500 grant that will help grow the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) program. More...

West Nile virus infections increase in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed seven human cases of West Nile virus so far this year, including one death. Additionally, there has been one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which resulted in death. More...

Sports

Keller, Mangieri win Rotary Classic

John Keller and Paul Mangieri shot a two-day total of 114—30 under par for a one-stroke victory over Daniel and Jay Mobley— to win the Rotary Club of Waynesboro’s 26th Annual Two-Day Golf Classic. More...

EBA opens at home with 48-21 win

The Spartans’ season-opener on Friday night led to a 48-21 victory over Augusta Prep, with EBA scoring the first touchdown and never looking back.  More...

Lady Spartans drop record to 0-7

The Lady Spartans are still trying to find their footing.  They dropped two games last week, losing to Thomas Jefferson Academy on Aug. 28 (9-1) and David Emanuel Academy on Aug. 20 (11-3).  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6   Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center.  MONDAY, SEPT. 10   The Burke County Genealogical Society meets 6 p.m. at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Revival  Second Bynes Grove Baptist Church continues its annual revival 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Sept. 6. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Tommie Walker of St. Clair Missionary Baptist Church. The public is invited. 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...

Shriners’ Farm Fest is Saturday

It’s time to thank a farmer.  More...

Prescott named county coroner

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has selected a new coroner following the recent resignation of Susan Salemi.  In a called meeting last Wednesday, the board unanimously voted to appoint deputy coroner Val Prescott, citing him as the one w More...

Editorial

PAYING FOR WHAT?

Ever find yourself spending more time looking for something to watch than actually watching anything? That was a recent experience where I decided to go without paid TV for a little while. No Netflix, no Hulu and no Amazon Prime. More...

Political Cartoon

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TRANSGRESSIONS

The preacher said we're all sinners.  He was repeating what the Apostle Paul said at the behest of Almighty God. Every preacher or pastor or priest on Earth has probably sermonized on the exact same topic. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•AUG. 27-SEPT. 3

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Deputy seriously injured during pursuit of suspect

A Burke County deputy will likely need surgery for injuries she sustained while chasing an armed suspect into the woods late Sunday afternoon.  More...

Teen arrested after car theft, high speed chase

A 17 year-old faces multiple charges after stealing a car and leading officers on a chase from downtown Waynesboro out Highway 56 North to near the Richmond County line.  More...

Obituaries

Emily Bazemore Lee

Alexander, GA - Emily Bazemore Lee, 85, died early Saturday morning, September 1 2018, at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Health Center in Waynesboro, where she was under hospice care after an extended illness.  More...

Howard David Moore

Howard David Moore passed away at his home in Hephzibah, GA on August 30, 2018, of natural causes, peacefully, and with family.  More...

Clara Yvonne Baker

Clara Yvonne Baker, 71, of Grovetown, Ga. died Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Burke Medical Center.  Ms. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Trubert Baker, Sr. and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Leo Inglett.  More...