May 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Pomp and circumstance

Members of the class of 2006 celebrated their graduations with hugs and smiles. At left, Edmund Burke Academy graduate Lauren Lively receives her diploma from her father, Bill, a school director, Monday. More...

News

Summer nutrition program kicks off Monday

Free lunch will be available to Burke County children across the county beginning Monday, May 29. More...

Recreation Play Lot program reinstated

The Play Lot summer program has been reinstated, thanks to the efforts of Burke County Commissioner Henry Tinley. More...

Speaker offers solutions for plight of young black men

True Citizen Staff Writer Young people want parents, not just friends, Dr. Terry Nelson told the Waynesboro Optimist Club last Tuesday night. More...

Sports

BCHS spring athletes honored at banquet

Burke County student athletes were honored last week at the 2006 Spring Sports Award program. The event was held at the high school Monday, May 15. Athletes in tennis, golf, baseball and track and field were honored as well as all senior athletes. More...

EBA Spring Sports Award Banquet

STAFF PHOTOS BY JAMI HARGROVE Receiving awards in tennis were Caroline Collins, Girls' Team Champions 2006, Lauren Lively, Girls' Team Champions 2006, Katie Kittrell, Girls' Team Champions 2006, Lauren Hogan, Girls' Team Champions 2006, Girls' Double More...

Obituaries

Mr. Alvin H. McClain Sr.

FUNERAL HOMES WAYNESBORO Mr. Alvin H. McClain Sr., 80, of Alexander passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home with his family at his side. More...

Mrs. Annie Edge Brown

Mrs. Annie Edge Brown, 86, of Waynesboro died at her home Saturday, May 20, 2006. More...

Mr. Joe C. Bottoms

Mr. Joe C. Bottoms, 71, of Augusta, entered into rest Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Downtown Division. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Legal help Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Burke County 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Waynesboro Senior Center, 717 W. More...

Cards of Thanks

The Deandra Sharpe family would like to thank all of those who showed their concern through calls, prayers, cards and overall kindness during Deandra's illness. More...

Church News

Church News

Love Hill The Love Hill Baptist Church will hold annual revival services 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 29June 2. More...

People

Glisson, Edenfield to marry June 10

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Glisson Sr. of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Victoria, to Raymond Todd Edenfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Edenfield of Waynesboro. More...

A&W One-Stop on South Liberty wins national award

When mystery shoppers perused the isles and talked with cashiers at the A&W One-Stop on South Liberty, they thought it was, well, perfect. More...

Waynesboro native finds his niche in the Navy

When Waynesboro native Prince Dykes submerges into the deep in his scuba gear, he's not going under to observe schools of colorful fish. He's on a mission. More...

Leaders sign resolution for possible State Patrol Post in Burke County

If we build it, the troopers will come. Georgia State Troopers from Post 21 need a new headquarters, and local leaders are speculating about building it in Burke County. More...

Wife, alleged lover charged with murder of her husband

Less than a week after her alleged lover was arrested for her husband's slaying, Tracy Harley has also been charged with the murder. More...

Memorial Day closings

In observance of Memorial Day, all City of Waynesboro offices and Burke County offices will be closed Monday, May 29. More...

Georgia Power plans to increase rates to cover fuel costs

Georgia Power customers may see a bigger bill soon due to changes in their fuel cost recovery rate. More...

Editorial

Remembering those who gave their lives

Too many people celebrate Memorial Day as the beginning of summer rather than a day of solemn observance. Many private and public swimming pools open for the first time on Memorial Day weekend. More...

RFD

Congratulations to Waynesboro City Administrator Jerry Coalson and his wife, Bonnie, on the birth of their second child, a son, Ethan Daniel, born May 16. Ethan was welcomed home by his big sister, Grace. More...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago: May 23, 1996 A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Jameson Inn in Waynesboro. It was the 21st of the company's hotels in Georgia. More...

For The Record

New scam looks to take advantage of lottery fever

People looking to win big in the wake of the discovery of a $2.5 million lottery ticket should watch out for a new scam, said Waynesboro Police Chief Investigator Gene Boseman. More...

Foot beat keeps the peace downtown

Waynesboro Police are now walking the beat in the downtown area due to a program started in March by police chief Karl E. Allen. More...

Roadblock nets 8 DUI arrests

Eight arrests were made during a Saturday night roadblock, and half involved underage drinking. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

COOL CONDITIONS SLOW PLANT GROWTH

Growing conditions for cotton and peanuts along with most spring crops has been unfavorable for the past three weeks. The month of April was very warm, but May has been much cooler. Fortunately, More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 25 Master Gardener Meeting & Graduation - 6 p.m. - Burke More...

Home & Garden Tips

AZALEA LACE BUG CONTROL A MATTER OF TIMING

Azaleas are among the most abundant and colorful plants used in the landscapes, and the azalea lace bug is the major pest of cultivated azaleas. It can badly damage the looks of a plant in a short time. More...

School News

High school students will dress a bit neater next school term

The Burke County Board of Education decided that high school students should dress a bit neater next school term. More...

S.G.A. awards students at honors ceremony

From Staff Reports S.G.A. Elementary School honored its students in ceremonies held Tuesday, May 16. More...

Chadwick to perform at local libraries

From Staff Reports Magician Chad Crews, also known as Sir Chadwick of the Boro, will perform his "Once Upon A Time Reading Magic Show" Friday, May 26, at area libraries. More...