May 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

One-pound Redbreast claims top prize

Larry Purcell of Savannah shows off the winning redbreast in the 22nd Annual Ogeechee River Redbreast Festival fishing tournament Saturday afternoon. His bright-bellied fish weighed in at .99 of a pound. More...

News

Time to improve waterfowl habitats

By Anne Marie Kyzer True Citizen Staff Writer

Landowners hoping to see waterfowl in large numbers this fall should act now to attract the birds. More...

DeLoach announces candidacy for senate

No local house candidate

Former Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach recently announced his candidacy for Georgia State Senate District 23 representing Jenkins, Screven, Burke, Jefferson, Washington and portions of Richmond, Wilkinson and Emanuel counties. More...

Industry leaders honored

Capital City Bank was host for a luncheon thanking local industries for their commitment to Burke County and networking for industry leaders Thursday, April 27, at the Burke County Industrial Park. More...

For The Record

Six drivers face DUI charges after Friday's roadblock

A Friday night road block sent a dozen drivers to the jail, half of whom face DUI charges. More...

From the Blotter

Wedding trasher "If you try it, I will ruin it," was the wedding advice one man had to offer his ex-girlfriend's fianc. More...

Investigation still underway in Jenkins County murder case

True Citizen Associate Editor Five days after the funeral of a local coach, law enforcement officers are still tight-lipped about how or why he was murdered. More...

Obituaries

Allison Brianna Farrer

Allison Brianna Farrer of Sardis, infant daughter of Michael Allen Farrer and Jennifer Nicole Ricks, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. More...

Mrs. Betty Jean Hughes

Mrs. Betty Jean Hughes, 74, of Waynesboro died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at her residence. More...

Mr. Travis Guy Minick

Mr. Travis Guy Minick, 35, of Waynesboro and Atlanta, died April 7, 2006. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '98 The Burke County High School class of 1998 is making plans for their 10 year class reunion. More...

Church News

Church News

Daniel Grove Daniel Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Men and Women's Day Program on the 4th Sunday, May 28th at 11 a.m. The public is invited. More...

Toy football sets off bomb scare at BCAS

Nearly 50 students and 20 staff members were evacuated from Burke County Alternative School last Wednesday when a suspicious football attracted the attention of authorities. More...

Council says 'no' Neighbors shoot down fourplex plan

Plans to convert a Liberty Street home from a duplex to a fourplex came to a screeching halt Monday night when neighbors bent city council's ear about ongoing problems. More...

City pay raises Deal or no deal?

In a Monday night tiebreaker, three months of retroactive pay was initially scratched for City of Waynesboro workers who'd hoped their March 11 raises would stretch back to Jan. 1. More...

Midville could be home for county's only package stores

If Midville's citizens want the option to buy liquor in their city, then the town could be home to Burke County's only package stores. More...

Dedication to the Lord

Hundreds gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the brand new Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, April 30. More...

Editorial

They Are America

Guest Editorial Reprinted from The New York Times Warnings of a crippling immigrant boycott did not come true yesterday. The economy survived. More...

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RFD

I want to congratulate the members of Noah's Ark Baptist Church on the dedication of their new church sanctuary last Sunday. There is a lot of expansion and renovation going on or recently completed in churches in our county. More...

Sports

Bears make region playoffs, hope for state shot

Burke County backed into the region playoffs and played at Thomson yesterday for a shot at the state playoffs. Scores were not available at press time, but the Bears had beaten the More...

Eight Bears head to state track meet

Burke County has another contingent of athletes set to compete at the state level after the boys track team won the Region 3-AAA track title for the second consecutive year. More...

Bears, Lady Bears finish 2nd, head for state golf meet

Burke County golfers are headed to state after the boys and girls teams finished second in the region last Thursday and Friday. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

TSWV-RESISTANT TOMATOES, PEPPERS

Among the things that keep gardening interesting are each season's new challenges. Tomato spotted wilt virus has become the plague of many gardeners over the past few years. At times, this disease has made growing garden More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Saturday, May 6 Rabies Clinics - Midville-Across from Bank of Midville (1:30-2:30), Vidette-City Hall Park (3-3:30 p.m.) Gough-Mobley's Store Building (3:45-4:15 p.m.) Keysville-Wheeler's Grocery More...

Recipes From Louise

Dried beans and peas are menu mainstays that have been around for generations. More...

People

Chandler honored

Meredith Chandler retired in April from 24 years as manager of the Sardis Library in Burke County. Library co-workers, friends and family gathered to celebrate Meredith's successful career and congratulate her on her retirement. More...

Miss Casey Lynn Braziel to marry Mr. Carroll

Rev. Thomas and Cathey Braziel of Fitzgerald announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Lynn, to John Michael Carroll, son of Dr. Michael Carroll of Marietta and Nancy Carroll of Waynesboro. More...

People in the News

THADDEUS SHUBERT Thaddeus L. Shubert is a candidate for the degree of master More...