September 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Burglaries blight Sardis businesses

Owners say they're fed up

Burglars have gotten so brazen in Sardis, businessman Jason Crews said one shimmied up a telephone pole to disconnect his security system before ripping him off. More...

News

Local truck driver charged in deputy's death

Grand Jury indicts 44

By Elizabeth Billips Associate Editor A Waynesboro truck driver has been charged for his role in a violent Halloween night wreck that took the life of a Richmond County Deputy. More...

Ivey's wife receives jail time, probation

The wife of a convicted child molester and former Burke County Sheriff's Deputy was sentenced to serve time in jail after allowing her husband to spend time with her children. More...

Herndon Road rollover

A Grovetown woman was critically injured in a Herndon Road wreck last Friday. More...

Sports

Bears lose tough battle to Gamecocks

"We need a win," Burke County head football coach Steve Summers said flatly. More...

Spartans break decade-long losing streak

"Things like this do not happen every day," said EBA head football coach Beau Johnson after the Spartans broke their losing streak against Brentwood Academy last Friday. More...

Lady Spartans lose first two region games on the diamond

Edmund Burke Academy's Lady Spartans suffered two losses last week in their first region games of the season. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries Sarah Elizabeth Stamey

Sarah Elizabeth Stamey, 13, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 at her residence. More...

Mrs. Donna Ellison Bozarth

Donna Ellison Bozarth passed away on Sept. 6, 2006 after a long bout with Leukemia. More...

Mrs. Mattie Lee Outlaw Oglesby

Mattie Lee Outlaw Oglesby departed this life Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Burke Happenings

Battle for the best ribs is Saturday

With just days until the big Boss Hog Cook-Off, 13 jowlflapping teams are claiming they'll turn out the best ribs in Burke County. More...

Farm Fest to feature a host of activities

Events for the fifth annual Shrine Club Farm Fest are set for this Saturday, Sept. 16, and organizers expect this year to be one of the biggest yet. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 12, 1996 The Burke County Commission received 21 applications for the position of director of the Burke County Museum. The job came open after the resignation of Angie Lee-Ford. More...

People

RFD

My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Sarah Elizabeth Stamey's family. Sarah died Monday at her home. More...

How to Make the Most of Your Back Entrance

The back door is the most neglected area in our homes. Even though we use this entry frequently, we rarely give it the attention it deserves. More...

Grandparents' Tea

Edmund Burke Academy kindergartners recently celebrated Grandparents' Day with a tea in their classrooms. Nearly 60 grandparents came to EBA to hear their grandchildren sing songs and recite poetry. More...

Bypassing Businesses

Will new route affect downtown?

Major changes are taking place where the Burke Veterans and Savannah River parkways intersect. More...

Local teenager gets probation in rape case

A local teen won't spend another day behind bars after a plea bargain got him off the hook for an alleged rape. More...

Editorial

Property Crimes

Sardis residents and businessmen are fed up with a seemingly unending crime wave involving breakins and burglaries. One business has actually closed its doors rather than face the prospect of more thefts. Even city hall has been burglarized twice. More...

CHITLINS, PART II

Now that I have publicly stated in the True Citizen More...

GOODBYE, SARAH

A rose once grew where all could see, sheltered beside a garden wall, More...

For The Record

Correction

In last week's True Citizen it was stated that the Burke County Commissioners granted pay increases for both State Court Judge Jerry Daniel and State Court Solicitor Jackson Cox. More...

Jury convicts local man in shooting

A Burke County jury took less than an hour to find a Waynesboro man guilty of shooting a Louisville man nearly two years ago in a local housing complex. More...

Prison guard jailed for molesting child

A state prison guard was arrested Thursday for molesting his 12-year-old granddaughter in Burke County. More...

Fields & Yields

Cotton harvest begins

Cotton pickers crawled through Cleve Mobley's field Monday during their first day in the field gathering this year's cotton crop. More...

In the Furrow

Update on Asiatic Soybean Rust

Asiatic soybean rust is a devastating disease for soybean growers in South America. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Growing Muscadines in Georgia

You can call them scuppernongs or muscadines, but they've been a popular fruit for More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its July, August and September birthday celebrations 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. More...

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

With online service Student progress easy to track

Parents of Edmund Burke Academy students now have open access to the teacher's grade book with the click of a button. More...