Mrs. Ella MAe Roberson

Missing you still, you’re not here, but every day there’s always a reminder of you. All the love you have taught us to have, how to share and have open arms for people whether they are family or not. Some of us have accomplished great things since you have been gone, yet I know you are looking down with pride […]

Other Voices


Even if unmarried cohabitation seems to make financial sense, the long term costs can be high The headline this week read “Shacking up without marriage looking better and better.” It was one of several news stories about the Pew Research Center’s study that found unmarried college graduates who live together are as financially well off as college graduates who are […]

Blonnie Forehand Coleman

Ms. Blonnie Forehand Coleman, age 93, of Millen, Ga., died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Jenkins County Hospital. She was born in Jenkins County, a homemaker, and a member of the Elam Baptist Church. Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. […]

Robert Lee ‘R.L.’ Lemons Sr.

Robert Lee (R.L.) Lemons Sr., 88, of Warner Robins, Ga., passed away Sun- day, July 3, 2011. F u – neral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 (today), at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Midville, Ga. Survivors include seven children, Robert Lemons Jr. (Prince) of Tallahassee, Fla., Geraline Heard (Anthony) of Atlanta, Ga., Wallace Lemons (Cynthia) of […]

Evelyn Jenkins Morgan

Mrs. Evelyn Jenkins Morgan, 98, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Sterling House of North Augusta, S.C. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta, Ga.

Local pharmacy tech wins national award

The best Walmart has to offer nationwide is right here in Waynesboro when it comes to pharmacy technicians. Tracey Bell Phillips of Waynesboro has been named the National Technician of the Year for the company, which boasts more than 6,000 stores across the United States. Phillips was presented the award in Bentonville, Ark. at the retail conglomerate’s annual Health and […]

Chamber Connection

With the expansion of Plant Vogtle underway, Burke County is on the verge of tremendous growth opportunity. In order to prepare and protect our community, the Burke County Planning Commission is developing a Land Development Code that will be recommended to the Burke County Commission later this year. Growth is important to economic development and to a community’s future, but […]

Leasing begins for Academy Avenue senior residences

Leases are being offered in an independent living community for low-income seniors that was developed at the site of the historic Waynesboro High School. Waynesborough Academy Senior Residences is expected to be move-in ready this summer, according to property managers. Developers have been working on the renovation of the old school building as well as the construction of new apartment […]

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor of The True Citizen are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinion, yours and ours. Letters to the editor voice the opinions of the newspaper’s readers. The True Citizen reserves the right to edit any and all portions of a letter. Unsigned letters will not be published. Letters must include the signature, address and phone […]

Prescott becomes partner in funeral home

There’s a new name on the sign in front of a Waynesboro funeral home. Val Prescott has become a full partner, creating Joiner-Anderson Saxon-Prescott Funeral Home and Crematory. Prescott has served as funeral director for the East Sixth Street business since it first opened its doors here in October 2009. Previously his involvement was through a limited partnership, but he […]