August 31, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Hurricane relief effort underway

In an effort to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, the First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro is calling on the community for More...

Striper fishing to open on Savannah

For the first time in nearly two decades, Georgia fishermen can keep the stripers they land from the Savannah River. More...

For The Record

Man wanted for questioning in burglary cases

Waynesboro police are looking for a local man who may have information about some recent burglaries. More...

From the Blotter

Cruel and unusual A River Road man reported a morbid find following his recent discharge from the hospital. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department last week: More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Alden Rowland Dye

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mrs. Alden Rowland Dye, 97, of Waynesboro peacefully passed on at her home Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2005. More...

Mr. William Edward Bessent

Phinazee & Son FUNERAL HOME Mr. William Edward Bessent, a native of Burke County and lifelong resident of Gough, departed this life on Aug. 27, 2005, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. More...

Mrs. Betty Judkins Blount

Betty Judkins Blount, 88, of Athens, Georgia died Aug. 27, 2005 in Athens. More...

People

People in the News

Donnie Jo Thibault Donnie Jo Thibault, formerly of Waynesboro, has been named assistant vice president and relationship More...

Burkehaven Chapel marks 50 years

The Burkehaven Chapel was filled to capacity Sunday for the 50th anniversary of the assembly. Loree Taylor, left, and Nell Byne, were among the first 30 or so, who were present when the chapel first began. Byne More...

Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper moving to offices in Statesboro

O g e e c h e e C a n o o c h e e Riverkeeper (OCRK) was formed over the summer from the merger of two dynamic river organizations, Friends of the Ogeechee River and Canoochee Riverkeeper. More...

Georgia Dove Hunting season opens

The persistent blasts of shotguns in the distance may be heard across the county this weekend as dove hunting season opens statewide at noon, Saturday, Sept. 3. More...

County hires extension coordinator

The Burke County Board of Commissioners recently hired a new county extension coordinator with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Program to replace Richard McDaniel who retired in April after 11 years with the county. More...

Abrams’ sauce: Burke’s best?

As far back as Lucius Abrams can remember, his mama, Frances, cooked barbecue sauce in a big wash-pot over an open fire. More...

Editorial

Good Choice

Although Jim Andrew is technically a Jenkins County resident, he has been an important part of the business and civic life of Burke County for many years. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: Aug. 31, 1995 It was estimated that Burke County taxpayers had spent $125,000 over eight years to house and provide medical care for convicted murderer William Stanley More...

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor of The True Citizen are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinion, yours and ours. More...

Sports

Bears get costly win over Lincoln County

Prepare to battle the Razorbacks this week

STAFF Jamaris Walden converts a big third down late in the game. More...

Lady Bears win one, lose four over weekend

Burke County More...

TJA hands Spartans second loss of season

STAFF PHOTOS BY ARIANA YOUMANS Chad Smith makes a tackle. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Family Fun Fest Family Fun Fest 2005 will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Davis Park in Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church will have a praise revival 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 29Sept. 2. More...