October 10, 2018 RSS feed / News

Teachers of the Year

The Burke County Public School System recently announced its five finalists for District Teacher of the Year. The teachers will be honored during the Burke County High School football game halftime show this Friday, Oct. 12. More...

HalloWING Bash to support Chamber

Big time celebrities were there last year – Sonny and Cher, Mel and Flo, Guns ‘N’ Roses band members, Hugh Hefner. Even some cowboys and convicts showed up. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets w/ roll or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes w/ Ranch; Chilled Apricots, Cinnamon Apples   More...

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

The April 2018 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the October 4 session.  Desmond Reshun Hughes: Possession of cocaine; possession of marijuana less than an ounce.  Alfred Heath: Violation of street gang More...

REMOP to begin sampling in Burke County

The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory’s (SREL) Radionuclide Education, Monitoring and Outreach Project, known as REMOP, is starting the sampling phase of the project in Burke County.  More...

Local author holds book signing

Christine Doyle-Jones, author of “Life, Keep on Living,” will hold a book signing this Saturday, Oct. 13, at Vintage on Sixth beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series welcomes The Platters

They were the first crossover group to perform rock music, and not only did they break through the racial divide, they became international superstars.  In 1955, the world was introduced to the tunes of The Platters, and on Saturday night, the W More...

Bears Queen

Breniyah Lewis was all smiles at halftime when she was named the 2018 Burke County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. The Bear Den erupted with applause when the senior was crowned by last year’s queen Keyonna Jones. More...

Halloween Events

Is your church, business or organization sponsoring a free Halloween event for children? Send the specifics to TrueCitizenNews@live.com and we will advertise your event for free in our annual “Candy Call” Halloween listings.   More...

Help neighbors in need this winter by donating to HEAT

During the winter, many of us enjoy the comfort of a warm, cozy home. But thousands of low-income Georgians, including the elderly and disabled, often must choose between staying warm and buying food or paying for medication. More...

Georgia Power urges caution during storm

Company spokesperson Meredith Ann Stone said this week that as Hurricane Michael tracks towards the Gulf Coast, Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm, adjusting plans for response and coordinating with emergency partners, including the Georg More...

Praying together

Local students, teachers, parents and community leaders gathered around the flag poles, football fields and parking lots of various schools all for the same purpose: to pray together. More...

Rep. Frazier Speaks to the Optimist Club

State Representative Gloria Frazier spoke to the Waynesboro Optimist Club Tuesday, Oct. 4. Rep. Frazier (D-126) was first elected in 2006 and is running for reelection.  More...

Spooky Story Contest deadline approaching

One week remains for local students to scare us into winning free pizza.  Our annual Spooky Story Contest is underway, but the deadline is peeking around the corner for writers to get their entries in.  More...