March 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Cousins jailed, banned from club following free-for-all in Sardis

Five cousins were jailed for their parts in a Sardis melee in which two patrol cars and at least one bystander were pelted with bottles. More...

Play Lot summer program cut

At Recreation Department

Just days after two employees%27 job positions were terminated, the recreation department has now cut a 25-year program. More...

News

Courthouse security Pregnant woman escapes while being walked to jail cell

The recent escape of a pregnant defendant has local officials shaking their heads at the lack of security in the Burke County Courthouse. More...

Mr. GSU

Burke County graduate Tedrick Kelly has a new title. He was named Mr. GSU at the second annual competition at Georgia Southern University. More...

Rotary speech contest

Tuesday, February 21, a Rotary speech contest was held for both Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) and Burke County High School (BCHS) students. More...

For The Record

Two convicted of 2005 Region Bank heist

Two local men were convicted by a federal jury in Augusta last Wednesday for their part in the armed robbery of Regions Bank in Waynesboro last year. More...

Bad bet

A local businessman had some hard luck last week when police officers removed four illegal video poker machines from his South Liberty Street convenience store. More...

From the Blotter

Inside job? Someone armed with a key and the code to the alarm system stole a safe containing money and official documents from a local church last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

LIMING FISH PONDS

Fishing is a pastime enjoyed by many folks in Burke County. Temperatures and day length are More...

Home & Garden Tips

SHRUB FERTILIZATION IS IMPORTANT

Fertilization is an important part of landscape maintenance, especially where much of the topsoil is removed during development 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

People in the News

Kelly Gagn Kelly Gagn was named to the President%27s List for fall semester at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. More...

noodles Miss Holloway to wed Mr. Wasden

Mr. and Mrs. Strickland Holloway, Jr. of Amelia Island, More...

Births

HENSLEY Craig and Terri Hensley of Columbia, S.C. announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian "Lilly" Grace Hensley, born Wednesday, March 1, 2006. More...

Man pours gas on girlfriend, threatens to set her on fire

He also faces drug trafficking charges

A Waynesboro man arrested for pouring gas on his girlfriend and threatening to set her on fire will face more charges for drug trafficking. More...

Driver sentenced for hitting child, leaving scene

A Girard man will spend the next month in jail for hitting a 5-year-old with his truck last May and leaving the scene of the accident. More...

Decomposed body found in local home

The decomposed body of a Burke County man was discovered Sunday after a worried neighbor called deputies. More...

Burke County residents arrested for meth trafficking in Wrens

Three Burke County residents were arrested for drug trafficking last Wednesday after a Wrens police officer pulled them over for not having a tag light. More...

Editorial

Observations

A couple of news stories in last week%27s True Citizen grabbed our attention, and we%27d like to share some brief observations about them. More...

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RFD

Jim Williams called me after reading about the passing of Robert L. Scott in my column. He said, "I bet you did not know but he gave the late Roy Chalker Sr. an autographed copy of his book, "God is My Co-Pilot." More...

Sports

Bears ride winning streak to Glascock, Thomson this week

Burke County%27s baseball team is on a four-game winning streak. The team is now 4-2 after wins over Thomson, Hephzibah and Jenkins County last week. More...

BC golfers stumble over ARC, defeat Benedictine, others

Burke County golfers improved to 22-3 last week after defeating six teams at a CSRA tournament at Goshen Plantation and defeating Benedictine in Savannah. More...

2006 fishing prospects: 31 Georgia reservoirs and 18 Georgia rivers

From Staff Reports The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) recently updated two fishing prospect guides that not only help anglers find great fishing locations, but also provide great fishing tips for catching More...

Obituaries

Mr. George Bunny Chance

Mr. George Bunny Chance of Chance Road, Girard entered into rest Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia. More...

Mrs. Gwendolyn Dent

Mrs. Gwendolyn Greiner Dent, 78, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, March 13, 2006 at University Hospital. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF LILLIE J. SEYMORE March 10, 1927 March 10, 1998 We miss you so much, so much we can%27t explain Everyday not seeing you brings us so much pain. But we can%27t complain, but instead we live day to day with you in our hearts. More...

Church News

Church News

Thankful Missionary Thankful Missionary Baptist Church of Waynesboro will have services every Sunday in March beginning at 9 a.m. Rev. Cornelius Smith will be delivering the message. More...

School News

Lucky girls

Lillie Boland, left, and Mira Cain both got caught reading twice in Mrs. Harrison%27s first grade class at Edmund Burke Academy. More...

Exchange Club honors students; prepares to award scholarships

Area students, who were chosen as Students of the Month, spoke to the Waynesboro Exchange Club at their last meeting about their activities and accomplishments in their school and community. More...