Could it be gone for good?

UGA considers sale of Midville agricultural research facility

Could it be gone for good? UGA considers sale of Midville agricultural research facility By Anne Marie Kyzer Staff Writer Yesterday marked Carey Cobb’s 21st anniversary as an employee of the agricultural research facility near Midville. He hopes to retire there. Sadly, though, it may not be an option. After 54 years in Burke County, the University of Georgia could […]

Suspicious box falls from sky

The bomb squad came to Burke County for the second time in three days – this time, to check out a white box that fell from the sky. The scare began Thursday morning when a Greiner Circle woman reported finding a suspicious box with “United States Air Force RI Flare” written on it. She said she’d moved it from her […]

Mule, barking dog cause mayhem

Two men, a mule and two cars took a licking in a series of events set off by a barking bulldog. According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Hadden of Blythe took his mule and wagon to Keysville with plans to take some children for a Sunday afternoon ride around town. While waiting for the […]

Memorial service to be held Sept. 11

From Staff Reports A memorial service for 9/11 will be held at the city park Monday, Sept. 11, at noon. Special presentations will be made to the Waynesboro Fire Department, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the Waynesboro Police Department, as well as the Burke County EMA. Marshall Singletary, pastor of First United Methodist Church and a member of the […]

County employees to see hike in health care cost

Burke County employees will pay for a 12.5 percent increase for health care cost this year. In a budget work session last week, the commissioners met with Charlie Story, who serves as the local agent of record for the county, to discuss the county’s health insurance options. In order to handle the 26 percent increase over last year’s premium, Story […]

For Boss Hog

People's Choice tickets on sale Friday

Thirty ribs-lovers can buy their way into the Boss Hog limelight, beginning Friday. Tickets to judge the People’s Choice Awards at the Sept. 16 cook-off will be available Sept. 8-15 at The True Citizen office at 601 East Sixth Street in Waynesboro. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the cook-off, beginning at 9 a.m. The $15 ticket will buy […]

Star Search returns to Exchange Club Fair

Get your vocal chords ready … you might just be the next $1,000 winner of the CSRA Star Search. The Waynesboro Exchange Club, along with Goldberg’s Furniture, Studio South Productions and D.J. Productions, will sponsor the third annual CSRA Star Search to be held during the Exchange Club Fair, Oct. 18-21. Aside from picking up a $1,000 cash prize, the […]

BURKE Outdoors

Deer season kicks off Bow season opens Saturday

The most popular hunting season in Georgia will kick off this weekend when hunters take to the woods with their bows. Deer season, a favorite among local hunters, begins Sept. 9 statewide for hunters using archery equipment. Archery season runs until Oct. 13, and deer hunting with muzzeloaders is allowed starting Oct. 14. Sportsmen may continue to hunt with archery […]

Hunters may go after gators this weekend

Some lucky Burke County hunters may begin their pursuit of dinosaur-like reptiles this weekend when Georgia’s alligator hunting season opens. More than 3,000 hunters applied earlier in the summer, and 500 from across the state were chosen for the opportunity to hunt gators in one of Georgia’s eight designated zones. Chosen hunters have between Sept. 9 and Oct. 1 to […]

Trouble at the Legion Party ordinance may curb fighting

Weekend mayhem at the American Legion post on Liberty Street could spark Waynesboro city councilmen to adopt a party ordinance. Prompted by complaints from residents and concerns from police, the city’s public safety committee met Friday to iron out a preventative plan to keep parties in line. “It seems like we’ve done this before,” Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone said, alluding […]