Patient numbers increasing at health clinic, therapy department

Bigger spaces have allowed for better service, as shown by the increased patient traffic through two extensions of Burke Medical Center. The BMC Rehabilitation Center moved out of the hospital and into its own facility in August, and Amie Elliott, who serves as the center’s director, says business is booming. “This move has helped so much,” she said, adding that […]

Mayor’s Uplift Project celebrates past, brings hope for the future

His goal is to strengthen the community bond, and he’s created a program to help do just that. Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell says the idea came to him after breaking bread with other community leaders one day. “I had been thinking about it after talking to Sheriff Greg Coursey and Danny Meeks,” he recalls. “We were just having lunch, and […]

Qualifying for Midville City Council seat opens Monday

Qualifying for a recently vacated seat on the Midville City Council will begin next week. Following the resignation of councilman Seth Brinson, the City of Midville will hold a special election to replace him on Nov. 6. The qualifying period for the special election begins Monday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. and ends Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. Anyone […]

Spooky Story contest open for submissions

Can you make our skin crawl with tales of terror? Or have us checking under our beds at night for menacing monsters? Try your hand at giving True Citizen staff the heebie jeebies through our annual Spooky Story Contest. The contest is open to fourth- and fifth-graders who are enrolled in either public or private school here in Burke County, […]

Waynesboro Family Dentistry now open

There’s a new dentist in town. Dr. Angie Tuggle of Waynesboro Family Dentistry says she is thrilled to be open and now seeing patients from Waynesboro and the surrounding areas. “We’re super excited about establishing an office in Waynesboro, and can’t wait to meet more of the incredible people from this community,” she said. The newly constructed Waynesboro building is […]

State Court recipient of Clearance Rate Excellence Award

The Judicial Council Administrative Office of the Courts recently recognized the State Court of Burke County by presenting staff with the Clearance Rate Excellence Award. The award, which was created this year to recognize the efforts of courts throughout the state of Georgia, was given to those courts who are actively working to manage their incoming caseload. In a letter […]

Kim Johnson Danner reflects on 9/11

The Waynesboro Optimist Club hosted Burke County native Mrs. Kim Johnson Danner who currently works as Senior Intelligence Professional at Fort Gordon. Mrs. Danner a 20-year active duty naval retiree was stationed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She shared her experience and its impact on her life. She is President of CAMP(S) HERO that seeks to garner awareness […]

The tradition continues

For more than 20 years, Edmund Burke Academy’s Future Georgia Educators (FGE) Club has partnered with the K-4 and K-5 students to form the school’s Big Buddy/Little Buddy program. Buddies meet once a month and interact through games, crafts and special activities, which is always such a fun time for both big and little buddies.

Historic Preservation Commission meeting rescheduled

On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., the Waynesboro Historic Preservation Commission will host an informational meeting at the Waynesboro Ice Plant. Originally scheduled for August, the meeting was postponed, and due to technical problems, notification of that postponement was not published. “We had some folks show up, and I’m so sorry we did not get the word out faster,” […]


The subject of corporal punishment in a nearby school has been thrust into the national spotlight. Obviously controversial, I’d like to share the facts I’ve found and the way I personally feel about this issue. While most U.S. states have outlawed corporal punishment in public schools, it is still allowed in most southern and western states. According to the U.S. […]