March 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City to borrow $660,000

Wastewater treatment plant repairs could total $1 million

It%27ll take a million dollars. That%27s what engineer Charlie Armentrout told Waynesboro City Council members they%27d have to spend to get the wastewater treatment plant up to snuff. More...

Man gets life for sexual assault in Burke County

A man who insists he did nothing wrong will go to prison for the rest of his life after being sentenced in Superior Court yesterday. More...

News

Road renamed to honor late Herman Lodge

An old road is getting a new name. A section of Quaker Road has been renamed in honor of late county commissioner and civil rights leader Herman Lodge. More...

Ridge Pointe to open this summer

Burke County%27s newest subdivision, Ridge Pointe, is scheduled to open in about 90 days. Owner-developers Greg Hawkins and Sidney C. More...

Waynesboro aims to spruce up housing

True Citizen Staff Writer City officials want Waynesboro to be a nicer place to live. More...

Sports

Winter athletes honored

Burke County High School honored its winter athletes last week at their Winter Sports Award ceremony. More...

Bears start season 1-3, host Diamond Day this week

Burke County baseball dropped two of three in its opening week, but picked up the home opener against Glascock. The Bears lost 11-1 to Evans, but clipped the Panthers claws last Wednesday with a 4-3 win over Glascock County. More...

Bears blast to third in Johnny Paulk Invitational

Burke County golfers took on perennial powerhouses over the weekend and defeated all but two. The Bears finished third out of 16 teams at the Johnny Paulk Invitational at Jekyll Island hosted by Glynn Academy. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Edith Bargeron Hillis

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Edith Bargeron Hillis, 83, of Waynesboro entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Portsbridge Hospice in Augusta. More...

Mrs. Sybil C. Corley

Mrs. Sybil Cadle Corley of Waynesboro entered into rest on Friday, March 3, 2006 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Center in Waynesboro. More...

Mr. Marion Eugene Nolan

Mr. Marion Eugene Nolan, 72, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday March 6, 2006 at University Hospital, Augusta. Mr. Nolan was born in Bennettsville, SC on April 8, 1933 to the late William Percy and Julia Etta Clark Nolan. Mr. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

St. Patrick%27s Day The Sardis Branch of the Burke County Library will hold a St. Patrick%27s Day program Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. More...

People

Miss Serrano to wed Mr. Hollingsworth

Mr. Carlos Serrano, Sr. and Genoveva Vazquez of Lake Alfred, Fla. More...

People in the News

Kai Calil Toshumba Kai Calil Toshumba, of Thomasville, NC, was crowned homecoming queen of East Davidson High School in October. More...

Women In Business scholarship applications are available

From Staff Reports Applications for the Women in Business Scholarship are now available at Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy. More...

Burke Commission eliminates two jobs at recreation department

Two employees of the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department (WBCRD) were terminated following a meeting in which county commissioners eliminated the pair%27s positions. More...

Mobley, Peel named Burke's STAR students

Regional STARS to be named in Thomson

Burke County%27s top students were honored last Thursday evening at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) awards banquet sponsored by the Waynesboro Jaycees. More...

Small-time burglars go to jail; meth lab operator gets probation

A City of Sardis employee who pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges was sentenced to probation in Superior Court yesterday, while two men who stole a washer and dryer will spend the next two years in jail. More...

Editorial

J.B. Powell

Some high-powered Republicans have reportedly been visiting our area trying to drum up opposition for State Senator J. B. Powell. It seems Republican Governor Sonny Perdue is not happy with Democrat Powell%27s performance. More...

RFD

Congratulations to the candidates for Burke County%27s STAR Student and STAR Teacher. This is the first time I can recall a tie at both Burke County High School (BCHS) and Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) for the competition. More...

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For The Record

After game in Waynesboro Glascock coach accused of assault

A Glascock County high school coach is accused of assaulting one of his players following More...

Fugitive may have fled to Burke County

Authorities are looking for a man with family ties to Burke County who fled from his rape trial in Pennsylvania. More...

In Custody

Armed robbery suspect Terry Carter Jr., 22, is no longer on the lam following his recent arrest in Brooklyn, NY. Carter is charged with the Feb. 13 armed robbery of Dollar General in Waynesboro and at least seven armed robberies in the Augusta area. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

CONTROL TROUBLESOME WINTER WEEDS

Weeds are one of the most troublesome pests for farmers and homeowners. Control of More...

Home & Garden Tips

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE TREE FOR FAST GROWTH

Planting trees for shade is a high priority on new or renovated landscapes. Without shade, patios and decks may be More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

March 11 Conservation and Wildlife Workshop for Landowners - , Georgia Southern More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful Second Hopeful Baptist Church will hold its annual Spring Revival March 7th -9th beginning 7:30 nightly. The guest minister will be the Rev. Isiah Kirkland, pastor of Live River and Given Grove Baptist Church. More...