18-wheeler chase ends in accident, arrest of two men

A Mitchell, Ga. truck driver who led a police chase from Wrens to Waynesboro was arrested after he lost control of his semi and hit a utility pole in front of The True Citizen office Saturday. Newspaper intern Ariana Youmans, 17, was working inside the East Sixth Street office around 2 p.m. when she heard the crash and saw two […]

Arrest made in four-county burglary ring; estimated $200,000 in goods recovered

A Waynesboro couple was arrested for their alleged role in a burglary ring that encompassed four counties. Samuel Cullen Guy, 21, and Tina Ronette Gray, 41, both of 511 Pine Needle Road, were arrested Sept. 28 on three counts of burglary each, and Burke County investigators say at least two more charges are forthcoming. Robert Lynch of Augusta was also […]

46th annual Burke fair gets underway next Tuesday

As the air outside begins to cool, it’s obvious the seasons are changing, and what better way is there to welcome the autumn months than with the 46th annual Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair! Opening night is Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Exchange Club fairgrounds located at 156 Manau Lane, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 15. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. […]

Stone gets executive appointment

Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone has been appointed to the Georgia Council for the Arts by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Mayor Stone said he was initially a little reluctant to accept the appointment, having a love for the arts, but no background in it. “Our community is trying to promote the arts … and that’s a big part of revitalizing downtown Waynesboro […]

Tillage practices save money, soil

When Lamar Black started practicing conservation tillage to control water and wind erosion on his cropland in 1993, he harvested far more than a healthier environment. “It’s reduced the amount of labor and considerably reduced the amount of fuel we use,” Black explained. “The only time we use a heavy tractor is at planting time.” Reductions in fuel may prove […]

You can catch one too

Striped bass fishing reopened Oct. 1 on the Georgia side of the Savannah River for the first time in 17 years. Fishermen can keep up to two fish, 27 inches or longer, like the one recently tagged and released by Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries biologist Gabe Gaddis, pictured above. Since 1995, approximately 40,000 stripers have been released […]

Celebrity Waiter on tap Thursday

Several community stars look forward to serving their friends and neighbors some low country favorites at Celebrity Waiter night Thursday. The event promises to be both entertaining and enjoyable as teams of local celebrities serve up bayou-inspired fare. Guests may choose from two seatings, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and an “after party” awaits those 21 and older at First […]

Midville to draft truck ordinance

In response to several complaints, the Midville City Council agreed to draft a truck ordinance for transfer trucks passing through town. The ordinance would prevent transfer trucks from driving down some city streets, according to council member Scotty Womack. “Most towns have them,” Womack said. “We’re talking about the side streets, not the main thoroughfares.” Womack explained that the power […]

Hand jive!

Movies Under the Stars had its biggest showing yet last Saturday as nearly 300 filled the city park to see “Grease.” Before the movie, participants competed in a hula-hoop contest and did the “hand jive” with Mickey Stewart, far right. The show was sponsored by William Mizell Ford and presented by the Downtown Organization of Retailers (DOOR). According to Waynesboro […]

Burke County meets the ‘Roy’ challenge

After several Roys in town issued a challenge to help raise money for hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast, the citizens of Burke County stepped up to the plate. Thanks to all who donated money in response to the “Roy Challenge,” a sizeable sum has been sent to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina. Donations are […]