2022-12-14 E-Edition

Santa arrived in a new sleigh

Santa ditched his red-nosed reindeer and showed up in Waynesboro on a fiery red truck during the annual DDA Christmas Parade Saturday, December 10th.

Man with handgun arrested for DUI

Davis Beckham of Madison, Georgia was arrested after a Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted him in possession of a handgun and arguing with Tyler McKenna in the parking lot of Taylor Bros Xpress Saturday night. Beckham was heavily intoxicated and charged with driving under the influence, according to a BCSO press release. Also in the car was a 15-year-old […]

Ingevity receives national recognition

Ingevity Corporation announced December 8 it has been recognized on Newsweek Magazine’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2023, ranking 58 out of 500 top companies. “Our Ingevity Waynesboro team is committed to safe operations, sustainable business practices and a thriving partnership with our community, and we’re excited that our company was recognized as a responsible leader among the top […]

The Reason for the Season

Sacrificing self to bring hope to others

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of the Reason for the Season, a three-part series featuring local stories of faith, hope and forgiveness. Girard residents Kevin and Gail Ellison have been married since 1999, but their romance began more than 34 years ago. They knew each other when they both attended SGA High School in Sardis. Growing up, Kevin was […]

Coach Parker shares details of near-death experience

Burke County High School Coach Eric Parker shared details of his incredible spiritual journey during a chapel service at Edmund Burke Academy Thursday, December 8. Two years ago, Parker began to experience irritation in his chest, especially after he ate. Doctors agreed with him that he was suffering from acid reflux. Prescribed medications seemed to alleviate some of the symptoms. […]

Heart recipient gives updates on transplant

Renee Rowell received a new heart Memorial Day at 1 a.m. “I am on the road to recovery,” Renee recently wrote in a letter to The True Citizen. “I can come home for a few weeks then I have to go back to Nashville for a heart biopsy. My heart went into rejection twice, but I think I am on […]

Georgia Power announced the completion of cold hydro testing for Vogtle Unit 4

Cold hydro testing on Unit 4 confirmed the reactor’s coolant system functions as designed and verified the welds, joints, pipes and other components of the coolant system and associated high-pressure systems do not leak when under pressure. As part of the testing, the reactor coolant system was filled with water and pressurized above-normal operating conditions, then lowered to normal design […]


A photo in the article “The dual role of SRT” last week incorrectly identified the SRT member as Scott Usry, when in fact the gentleman featured in the photo was Lt. Mike Swint. Additionally, SRT members generally receive an additional $138.46 monthly stipend for the extra service that comes with a heightened threat to their own safety, rather than the […]


Christmas Events for Burke County Library

Adult Christmas Craft December 14th 10:00-11:00; all supplies are included with craft which is Hot Chocolate homemade recipe in a christmas mason jar. Children’s Christmas Stories and Craft’s December 16th 1:30-3:00 Gingerbread House Competition (all ages up to high school). Gingerbread houses will be included, December 19th 2:00-3:30 Picture with Santa and present give away for children December 20th 4:00-5:00