Burke County’s tiniest chefs weren’t shy about sharing their recipes when The True Citizen asked them how to prepare for a Thanksgiving feast. While hot sauce was a favorite go-to condiment for many (as was sugar water), others suggested stepping away from the traditional meal by serving up bear or deer meat, or to at least dress the turkey for […]

Weekend busts net five arrests, drugs, guns and thousands in cash

In two days, the narcotics division of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office made five arrests that resulted in the confiscation of numerous drugs, thousands of dollars in cash and dozens of stolen firearms. Last Thursday, Nov. 16, deputies arrested David Austin Hammond, 46, and Stephanie Belanger, 36, on Black Road in Sardis. While the two had methamphetamines and a firearm […]

Council member called out for ‘harassment, intimidation’

Waynesboro city councilwoman Alberta Anderson was warned during Monday’s council meeting that her behavior has created a hostile work environment and could lead to possible litigation. During the meeting on Monday evening, city manager Jerry Coalson presented council with a recommendation to deny Anderson’s Oct. 23 request for GPS reports and gas receipts on nine city employees. Coalson said the […]

Round three: Here they come!

Burke County High School’s Bears football team continues on the path to the state championship game after adding another win last week. They remain undefeated this season, 12-0, as they prepare for the third round of the AAAA State Playoffs this Friday. See who they’re up against and how they brought down Cairo’s Syrupmakers in last week’s match-up. SEE THE […]

Wildlife team headed to Nationals

Under the guidance of coaches Dee McKinney and Buck Marchington, Burke County 4-H’ers competed in and won the State 4-H Wildlife Judging contest, which is often considered the most difficult in judging contests due to the amount of knowledge that must be mastered. See what the junior and senior teams were trained in and when the recently crowned state champs […]

Community theatre presents spin on classic tale

Tickets on sale now

The long weeks are paying off as lines are memorized and costumes finalized. Soon, the public will get a chance to see what Burke Community Theatre has been working on since September. At just 18, Truman Forehand has taken on the task of directing the group’s first production, one he says stood out to him and his family immediately. “Everyone […]


The Burke County Woman’s Club Christmas Tour of Homes will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m. Each week we will display homes featured in the Waynesboro tour. In conjunction with the tour, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Men’s Club will hold a takeout style spaghetti super, which includes spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad and garlic bread. Tour tickets are […]

Law enforcement officers meet with state representatives

Seventy law enforcement offi- cers of Georgia to include many sheriffs and chiefs attended an event on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Burke County Office Park to discuss salaries, training and benefits with various Georgia House Representatives. “We need a minimum mandatory salary for all deputies, sheriffs and jailers and options for state wide retirement,” said Terry Norris, Executive Director […]

What’s Next?

FREE THANKSGIVING DINNERS The Veterans Community Center will hold a Thanksgiving family dinner Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 1-4 p.m. From our veteran family to yours, we invite everyone. The VCC is located at 808 Davis Road (formerly Davis Park) in Waynesboro. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church along with the Waltower family will hold a free Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, […]

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