Neglected Children’s Home Photos

Photos from inside & outside the home where 11 siblings were found without running water and electricity are now posted on our website.  Visit www.thetruecitizen.com and click on photo galleries.

Eleven siblings removed from home


Eleven siblings removed from home   Nearly a dozen children were placed in foster care today after a reported burglary on Thursday led officers to their rural Burke County home they shared with cats and piles of garbage. Burke County deputies responded to Spring Hill Church Road yesterday when a man reported his chainsaw was stolen. According to Sheriff Greg […]

Waynesboro man killed in wreck

 Waynesboro man killed in wreck Richmond County authorities say a man killed in a tractor-trailer wreck on Mike Padgett Highway yesterday is from Waynesboro. The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Donnie Walker

Still Swimming

Local woman has been teaching kids to swim for 35 years

The water splashes and Lexie TenHuisen makes her rounds from child to child. That’s what she’s been doing every summer for the past 35 years. Lexie has taught all ages, from babies to adults. In her lessons she covers backstroke, sidestroke, freestyle, straddle the noodle and water safety. She recalls how it all got started when she became part of […]

Low turn-out predicted for Tuesday’s runoff

Burke County’s polls will open for the Aug. 5 senatorial runoff, but only a few hundred voters are expected to cast ballots. Next Tuesday, Democratic candidates Vernon Jones and Jim Martin will face off one more time for a chance to take on Senator Saxby Chambliss in November. Their race will be the only one on the Burke County ballot […]


An article printed last week stated the final reading for the City of Waynesboro’s proposed teen curfew is Aug. 4. The final reading will actually be Sept. 2. The True Citizen regrets this error.

No Horsing Around

Lovett, Salter vie for world titles in Oklahoma

What do Tara Salter, 18, and Kris Lovett, 19, have in common? They both qualified for the Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQYHA) World Championship. The two girls will compete with their dark chestnut brown horses, Cruzin’ for Chocolate and Natural Ironess, for world titles come this Aug. 1-9. This marks Tara’s second trip to the championships. In order […]

Residents gather to pray for schools

Concerned parents and Christians will gather this Saturday to start off the school year with prayer. The prayer walk, organized by the Rev. Dr. Al Wright of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the sheriff’s office. The walk will cover all of the Burke County public schools, Edmund Burke Academy, Faith Christian Academy […]

Bacteria ruin Highway 25 well

The Highway 25 well is going caput, thanks to iron-eating bacteria. After more than a decade of dwindling production, it’ll cost the City of Waynesboro more than a half-million to get the facility pumping correctly. Officials say the well hasn’t functioned up to par since the mid 1990s when it was put in. Woodrow Sapp Well Drilling out of Brunswick […]

Plans underway to erect memorial to Old Fella

Just like the RVers who love his story, the money for his memorial keeps on rolling … into the bank that is. As of Tuesday morning, the memorial fund for Waynesboro’s famous fourlegged canine had reached nearly $1,000. Old Fella, who died last month, is still touching the hearts of not just locals, but the readers of the RV forum […]