Public dock to be constructed

Public dock to be constructed Waynesboro city council approved preliminary plans for a public fishing dock on Jones Lake. The proposed dock is a gift to the city from insurance agent Ashton Blount. Read tomorrow’s True Citizen for the full story.

Burke County and EBA football

Burke County and EBA football The Burke County and EBA football teams both suffered losses Friday night.  Burke County played another dominant AAAA school, Statesboro.  The Bears held their own in the first half, which was full of turnovers produced by both teams.  The Bears had one final chance late in the fourth quarter but failed to score. Statesboro won […]

Football game violence

Football game violence Law enforcement and school officials are putting troublemakers on notice before tonight’s home football game at Burke County High School.  Deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office attended Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting and aired concerns about several skirmishes among unruly juveniles at the first home football game.  Officials say they plan to ask spectators who […]


Robbery Another local business was struck by robbers. Gunmen held up employees at the Best Western around 9 p.m. last night. Waynesboro police say the two men, one black and one white, took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the hotel. More information will be posted as it becomes available.    

Photos of Jeremy Long’s court hearing

 To see photos from Jeremy Long’s court hearing visit our photo gallery section at www.thetruecitizen.com.

Jeremy Long’s bond set

  Jeremy Long covers his face from cameras after being released from court. Jeremy Long’s bond set   Jeremy Long’s bond was set at $25,000 today in Superior Court. Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. addressed the concerns made by the District Attorney’s office that Mr. Long could be a flight risk. If the bond is posted, Mr. Long is to report […]

Hundreds come together to help build church

Workers milled around the site as the scent of sawdust and barbeque wafted through the half built church. Hundreds of volunteers from across the state were working steadily to assemble Burke County’s newest church. Roger Jones, elder of the Kingdom of Jehovah Witnesses, expressed his excitement just before the large group broke for lunch. “We couldn’t accomplish this without God’s […]

Couple prays for transplant

If they ever needed an answered prayer, the Hortons could use one now. Mickey and his wife, Linda, sit in their Vidette home, telling stories about their grandson, James – “he’s a pistol” – and picking at each other just like any couple that’s been married for 37 years would do. But the conversation turns serious when Linda’s condition is […]

Around Town

Mr. Bush’s Blue Legacy

Reprinted from The New York Times President Bush may be on the brink of doing something stunningly at odds with his record as one of the worst environmental stewards ever to inhabit the White House. He is considering setting aside three vast, remote corners of the Pacific Ocean for protection, an area larger than Alaska and Texas combined. In a […]