May 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

White replaces Kennedy as Burke County Coroner

Betty White has been appointed as Burke County's interim coroner, following the resignation of Craig Kennedy last month. More...

News

35 sex offenders registered in Burke County

(Editors note: In last week's edition, the jump to the sex offender story was inadvertantly left out of the paper. The True Citizen regrets this error. The following is the article in its entirety. More...

Center For New Beginnings Silent Auction this Friday

A benefit auction will be held for the Center For New Beginnings this Friday night at the 'Boro Beach Blast. More...

Assistant principals named at WPS, BES

After two months of searching outside Burke County to fill an assistant principal slot at Blakeney Elementary School, the Board of Education unanimously decided that one of their own was best for the job after all. More...

Sports

EBA spring football ends with scrimmage against Bulloch

The Edmund Burke football team ended two weeks of spring practice last Saturday, May 13 with a scrimmage against Bulloch Academy in Statesboro. More...

Hole-in-one

Mollie Mitchell, a junior at Burke County High School, hit a hole-in-one on number two at the Waynesboro Country Club Thursday, May 4, while practicing for the state tournament. More...

Shows off dad's turkey

Savannah Shivers, 9, recently called up this 18-pound gobbler in Burke County for her father, Chad. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

TESTING HAY FOR QUALITY

In last week's article I discussed some basic information on hay quality and harvest timing. If you are a hay producer or hay purchaser, then the following inform a t i o n should be of interest. More...

Home & Garden Tips

CONTROLLING POISON IVY IN THE LANDSCAPE

Continually clipping poison ivy at or near the ground will eventually control it. More...

Recipes From Louise

As busy as families are today, it takes effort to plan a meal when all members of the family can get together to enjoy it. Having a favorite food night is just one idea you can use to make your time together special. More...

School News

Graduates bid farewell to high school

BCHS seniors will receive diplomas this Sunday in J.D. Smith Auditorium

Nearly 230 graduates will cross the stage at Burke County High School's 19th graduation ceremony set for Sunday, May 21. More...

20 seniors will receive diplomas next Monday from Burke Academy

Twenty seniors will receive diplomas at Edmund Burke Academy's 35th graduation ceremony, Monday, May 22, 8 p.m. at the Burke County Office Park. More...

Edmund Burke Academy Class of 2006

*** Valedictorian ** Salutatorian * Honor Grads

Lyndsey Samantha Alverson More...

Arrest made in Harley murder

An arrest has been made in the April 25 murder of 31-year-old Steven Harley. More...

Walden sentenced to life plus 25 years in shooting death of husband

Amy Walden will be nearly 60 years old before freedom even becomes a possibility. More...

Storm pounds crops, cars with baseball-size hail

Thunderstorms that tore through the county Sunday dropped hail as large as baseballs in some areas, scarring crops, cars and homes in their wake. More...

'Jamaican me' raise money

Teams lined the luminary track at Blakeney Elementary School, following the traditional survivors' walk during Burke County's Relay For Life held Friday night. More...

Editorial

Vogtle, a good neighbor

Asley Long, executive director of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, said it very well. Georgia Power and Plant Vogtle have been good corporate citizens and good neighbors. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: May 16, 1996 Joanne Dixon of Sardis assumed office as president of the Georgia Federation of Woman's Clubs for a two-year term. More...

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For The Record

From the Blotter

McBusted A McDonald's employee was arrested Tuesday after he took out the trash. More...

Felon sought for beating neighbor with rolling pin

Police are searching for a local felon who severely beat his elderly neighbor with a rolling pin. More...

Local man sentenced for child molestation

A Hephzibah man who had sex with a 12-year-old girl in November of last year was sentenced to 10 years of jail time and probation Monday by Superior Court Judge Neal W. Dickert. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jo Marion (Joty) Williams

Mrs. Jo Marion (Joty) Watts Williams of Sylvania passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2006, after a long illness. More...

Mr. Benjamin Kennedy "BK" Anderson

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mr. Benjamin Kennedy "BK" Anderson, 94, of Waynesboro entered into rest on May 9, 2006 at his residence. More...

Mr. Barney Franklin Nevils

Mr Barney Franklin Nevils, 67, of Girard died May 11, 2006. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Music recital Mrs. Angela B. Joiner and music students will present their end-of-school piano and vocal recital on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be held at Greenfork Baptist Church in the Perkins Community. More...

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...

People

People in the New

Hikair Hisn Wills Hikair Hisn Wills graduated May 5, from Atlanta Metropolitan College in Atlanta with an Associate Degree of Science - Health. Attending the ceremony was his mother Blossie Whitfield and Aunts Judy Whitfield and Marlena Whitfield. More...

Wimberly party

Monday, May 8, an end of the year party was held at the Wimberly House for both its after school program students and girl scouts. Complete with a rock wall, moon bounce, and train, the children had a wonderful time celebrating the year. More...

Jo Ann Bartlett

Jo Ann Bartlett, BSE, ISE, graduated from Mercer University School of Engineering in Macon Saturday, May 13, 2006. She has accepted a position with Milliken and Company. More...