Mary Ann Ethridge Mary Ann Ethridge has joined Queensborough Bank and Trust Mortgage as a Vice President and Mortgage Loan Originator. She is a native of Louisville, a graduate of Louisville High School, East Georgia College, Augusta College and an MBA graduate of Brenau University. She has been in banking for 25 years with a concentration in mortgage lending for […]


Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools: MONDAY: HOLIDAY TUESDAY: Taco Meat & Cheese w/ chips & salsa or Turkey & Cheese Wrap Choices: shredded Lettuce & Tomato, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Apple Wedges, cookie WEDNESDAY: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Yogurt & Granola w/ string cheese & crackers Choices: Sardis Salad, Baked Potato, Corn on the […]

Almost an Eagle

Myers Clark recently completed his Eagle Scout Project and will soon sit for his Eagle Board of Review to earn the highest rank of advancement. The Edmund Burke Academy senior has been working through the Boy Scouts of America ranks since fifth grade and culminated his mission with the installation of a bat nursery box at Magnolia Springs State Park. […]

In God they trust

It’s a small decal but it says a lot, according to Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey. This week, residents will begin seeing “In God We Trust” decals on all 31 vehicles in the sheriff’s fleet. “It shows what we believe in and who we trust,” Sheriff Coursey said, explaining that he planned to personally foot the bill for all of […]


The dumpsters are here to stay for now. Earlier this summer, county commissioners had contemplated whether they might shake up garbage collection in Burke County when it came time to renew their waste disposal contract this fall. They hoped there might be some cost-savings potential in looking at other options, and one of those options was the use of curbside […]


In last week’s True Citizen, the date for the wedding of Jenny Taylor and C.J. Green of Millen was incorrect in the headline of the article. It was correct in the announcement. The wedding will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17th, at “The Brown’s,” 4332 Cypress Creek Road, Millen. We regret the error.


The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office: Wayne Guilfoyle et al to John J. Vickers; Feb. 5, 2015; parcel 137-009M; 57.71 acres; $140,000 Clifford Hancock to Robert Drawdy and Rose Ann Drawdy; March 13, 2015; parcel 053-005B; 9.33 acres; $32,500 Ivan Winford Heatwole to Paul H. Vaught Jr.; Dec. 30, 2014; parcel 063-019; […]

Exchange Club officers

The Waynesboro Exchange Club recently held their Annual Installation Banquet at McKinney’s Pond. Bryan Evans from the Augusta Exchange Club attended to install the officers for the 2015-2016 term. They include, from left: Richard Bailey, board member; Lawson Glisson, treasurer; Dominee Thomas, secretary; Michael McKinney, president; Jennifer Posey, president-elect; Jimmy Allen, board member; Thomas Clark, past president; and Don Crawford, […]

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“Unlikely Angel” visits Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke Academy high school students had a surprise encounter with an “unlikely angel.” The 2005 Atlanta hostage, Ashley Smith Robinson, visited the school and told her story. The juniors and seniors were already familiar with her history. Their summer reading list included Robinson’s book, “Unlikely Angel.” English teacher Monika Mobley took it one step further and contacted the award-winning […]