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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 A Community Blood Drive will be held, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the auditorium of Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro Campus on Highway 24 South. The drive is sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center and all donors receive a free movie ticket and T-shirt. Human Board Games will be held at the Burke County Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Back by […]


A gaggle of geese has been causing traffic jams in south Waynesboro. Several times each day the geese waddle across Liberty Street in front of Jones Lake, often holding up drivers. Most drivers patiently wait while more than two dozen geese cross the road. A number of residents have shared their photos of them on social media.

Stuff the Bus set for Aug.1

The United Way of the CSRA will host the 7th Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive in Waynesboro on Aug. 1 at Walmart from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A Burke County school bus will be parked in front of Walmart and all donated school supplies will be loaded on board. Cash contributions are also welcome and will be used to […]


The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Gary W. Altice et al to James Pack and Tara Pack; Feb. 18, 2015; parcel 028C-061; 1 acre; $80,000  Otis F. Askin to Denise Kirk; Oct. 24, 2014; parcel 015-050C; 5.3 acres; $19,995  Otis F. Askin to John W. Williams; Nov. 25, 2014; […]


American Legion Post 120 now has a memorial library. The post recently dedicated the lifetime collection of military history books left by the late Preston B. Lewis Jr., a Legion member and U.S. Army Lieutenant in the Korean War. In addition to a longtime career as a trial lawyer, Lewis was Waynesboro’s city solicitor, an assistant solicitor for the Augusta […]

Burke 4-Hers selected as Science Ambassadors

From creating neutral buoyancy in water to finding out how hydrogels work, the annual Georgia 4-H Science Ambassador training introduces its participants to a wide array of hands-on science learning that they can then take back and share in their communities. Burke County 4-Hers Ali Grace Bennett, Marvin Butler, Lelan Eberly and McKenzie Holmes rose to the challenge by learning […]


Local officers trained to respond

Every passing second could cost another life. At Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and too many more, time only worsened the tragedy as school shooters made their way through the buildings. That’s why local officers spent two full days last week learning the tactical skills necessary to take immediate action should the unthinkable happen here. “If something happens, the rule […]

The True Citizen needs your help.

We are trying to obtain photographs of any and all Burke Countians killed in the line of duty while serving in America’s wars. If you know of any member of the armed services who was killed in World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon or the Middle East, please contact us at (706) 554 2111 or […]

Destination Agriculture


Agritourism hit home last week when a Savannah based tour group picked Byne Blueberry Farm as its destination. The 31 visitors spent Wednesday morning in Burke County, learning the ropes of organic berry farming.. “This is something that’s becoming more and more popular, especially with our senior groups,” said reservations manager Emilia Porto, who coordinated the trip through Kelly Tours. […]

Burke 4-Hers attend state officer training

Burke County 4-Hers Kelly Carter and Tripp Carter attended Georgia Officer Training, June 24-26, where they learned valuable leadership skills that will help as they take on their new roles as district 4-H officers. The Carter siblings both campaigned for the role of district officer when they attended Southeast District 4-H Project Achievement back in February. Their parents, Dr. Frank […]