Car repo turns up $13-grand

More than $13,000 in counterfeit money was found inside a repossessed BMW. The discovery was made last Wednesday after two Atlanta repo men used a GPS locator to track the defaulted 2006 sedan to the Waynesboro Wal-Mart parking lot. They were in the process of returning the car to the dealership when they noticed a strange odor and pulled over […]

Car wreck claims life of former EBA headmaster

Edmund Burke Academy is mourning the tragic death of its former headmaster. William “Brent” Cribb, 40, died Tuesday in a wreck in Milledgeville. Prior to his resignation in 2013, he had been at the private school for 14 years — first as a teacher and coach and the last nine as the headmaster. Cribb, who was much loved by students […]


Landowners uneasy about Palmetto Pipeline plans

Burke County resident Deena Keefer was among the silent majority in the 50-plus person crowd. She had lots of questions about the proposed Palmetto Pipeline but said they were never quite answered. Last Wednesday’s public hearing with the Kinder Morgan Company was personal to Keefer. If the pipeline stays on its projected 25-mile course through Burke County along the Savannah […]

School tax refunds to seniors top $150,000

The total is up to $169,249.37. As of the end of February, checks to nearly 100 property owners had been cut to refund overpaid school taxes, and another 85 are being considered, according to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office. Tax Commissioner Marian Jackson has seen a steady flow of applications for the refunds since last fall when she discovered […]



It’s almost time to pick our favorites. This Thursday at 4 p.m., entries are due for the annual elementary school creative writing contest sponsored by The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro. The competition is open to second, third and fourth-graders, and the winner will receive a banana split party for his/her entire class. There’s only one rule […]


Edmund Burke Academy high school and eighth grade students took a six-day road trip to Washington D.C. and the Big Apple. They visited numerous historical and cultural sites along their course, including the nation’s Capitol, Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty and Times Square. They also made time for some outings like ice skating in Rockefeller Center, shopping in New York’s […]


Education officials want input on direction of school system

Education leaders in Burke County want parents and other community members to speak up about the direction of the public school system’s future. State law is requiring that all school systems in Georgia choose one of three options for how they’ll manage their schools for academic progress in the coming years (see box below). While a handful of systems have […]

Burke unemployment sees January rise

The New Year brought new jobseekers to Burke County. According to statistics just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, 809 residents were searching for work in January, compared to 765 in December. Burke County’s labor force, which includes both the employed and the job-seeking unemployed, increased by 41 persons in one month and helped push the unemployment rate from […]

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{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 23, 2005 Parents started lining up at 2 a.m. to ensure their children would have a spot in the pre-k classes at SGA Elementary and Waynesboro Primary schools. A total of 216 signed up for 160 available spots. Rev. Steve Rice assumed his duties as pastor of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. A former United Methodist […]