March 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fired city employee rehired following hearing

To get nearly $1,500 in back pay

A gas department employee who was fired for playing an internet card game while on city time was given his job back following a three and a half hour hearing Thursday. More...

Over 800 drivers stopped during roadblocks

Several out-of-towners were among eleven arrested when officers checked more than 800 drivers in roadblocks set up Friday evening. More...

News

A&W Oil marks 60th anniversary March 1946

Sixty years ago today A. Louis Abbott started his first job after proudly serving his country in World War II. More...

Turkey population remains strong in Burke

While some across the state may have a hard time bagging a bird when turkey season opens Saturday, hunters could see a good many gobblers strutting around Burke County, according to Sgt. More...

Gas prices climb back up after a short break $2.39 unleaded

By Anne Marie Kyzer True Citizen Staff Writer

Just as consumers thought their wallets were safe at the pump, gas prices started climbing again, most hovering around $2.39 per gallon for unleaded in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

Bears improve to 5-3, Love picks up third win

Burke County baseball is 5-3 on the season after splitting games last week. The Bears lost 2-1 to Glascock and thumped Thomson 7-3. Both games were on the road. More...

75-pound drum fish caught

Troy Quick, center, landed this 75-pound black drum fish after fighting the massive fish for an hour. Pictured with Troy are Captain Greg Hildreth, left, who provided the private charter, and his first mate Clay. More...

Quick reels in a 50-pounder

Bridgette Quick of Waynesboro caught this 50pound bull redfish after a 45minute battle to land it in the boat. She reeled the fish in while on a fishing trip with her husband, Troy, off St. Simon%27s Island Saturday, March 12. More...

Obituaries

Jane Agerton Jones

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mrs. Jane Agerton Jones of Vidette passed away Saturday, March 18, 2006 at her sisters%27 residence in Augusta. More...

Mrs. Natalie Pilcher

Mrs. Natalie Steadman Pilcher, 88, of 1330 India Hood Road, Rock Hill, S.C., died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Piedmont Medical Center. More...

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LEILA WILSON December 20, 1937 March 14, 2005 God took you home We had to part He eased your pain But broke our hearts It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you ho 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

Girls Scouts add a green to library grounds

Local Brownie Troop 748 planted a dogwood tree last week at the Burke County Library, adding to scenery around the new building and making views from the library%27s large windows a bit nicer. More...

SGA Character Cubs

"Responsibility" was the character word at SGA Elementary. Students were chosen by their peers, and the winners received a T-shirt from Planter%27s EMC and were treated to a special lunch with principal Rocky Sams. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character." These students exemplified the character traits of friendliness, kindness, and creativity. More...

Greiner Circle to be closed due to highway widening

From Staff Reports Beginning March 27, the northern end of Greiner Circle, where it intersects with Highway 25, will be closed by the Georgia Department of Transportation and Shepherd Construction Company. More...

Board member lashes out at unsuspecting coach

Discussion in the usually relaxed monthly board of education meeting heated up last Tuesday when a board member lashed out at an unsuspecting coach who was there to make a presentation. More...

Residents to appeal construction of mobile home park on Four Points

Residents of Four Points Road will soon have the opportunity to discuss their concerns and possibly stop the construction of a mobile home park in their neighborhood. More...

New disposal service

This billy goat was spotted eating from a polycart on Waters Street. Waynesboro City Administrator Jerry Coalson said no complaints had been made about the animal, but city ordinances prohibit livestock in town. More...

Editorial

Racially motivated decision?

We hate to even infer that, in the year 2006, decisions by a governing body would still occasionally be influenced by race. Yet, on the surface, that seems to be the case in a decision rendered last week by the Waynesboro City Council. More...

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RFD

I want to extend a hearty congratulations to Louis Abbott and A&W Oil on the 60th anniversary of the oil company. Mr. Abbott started A&W as a service station in 1946 at the same location where his oil company is now, 1101 North Liberty St. More...

For The Record

33 indicted Grand Jury indicts alleged rapist, child molester

A local teen accused of raping an Augusta woman was recently indicted by a grand jury. More...

Too good to be true

Another scam is circulating, this one in the form of bogus Wal-Mart money orders. According to Waynesboro Police Department investigator Claude Wade, the victim is notified of "free money" by email. More...

From the Blotter

River Road rage Deputies were called to River Road Saturday after a motorist reported that two men shot at him. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

SPRING PLANTING SEASON UNDERWAY

The time has arrived for some spring crops to be planted. The warming trend in soil temperature along with favorable forecast More...

Home & Garden Tips

WHEN SHOULD YOU FERTILIZE ORNAMENTAL PLANTS?

When should you fertilize your ornamental plants? Research shows that woody plants More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

March 23 Master Gardener Meeting, Burke County Office Park, 7 p.m. 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. The public is invited. More...

School News

BES hosts workshops

Blakeney Elementary School student Cornelius Mack quickly deciphers a math problem to win points for his team during the school%27s recent Math Bash. More...