January 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local minister teaches a skill, passes on an appreciation

As he looks around his wood shop, Rev. Henry Erwin eyes creations that others can More...

IRS begins implementing extenders legislation; works to help taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service has announced new guidance to help tax filers in 2007 claim the extended deductions and other tax advantages in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 signed into law last week. More...

Midville residents to see tax hike

Midville residents will likely see a property tax increase this year with the final passage of the city More...

For The Record

Arrests expected in Sardis drive-by

One man was hit in a drive-by shooting last Wednesday, and two others were injured in fights involving bricks, bottles and cue sticks. Deshaziur Rouse, 25, was shot in the forearm while standing outside the Social Club in Sardis. More...

Grounded beef

A 1,200-pound heifer was to blame for the marred front end of this sport utility vehicle above. Ferney Guy slammed into the large bovine on Highway 56 South on her way to Waynesboro Thursday morning. More...

Police on hunt for armed robber

A school yearbook and a good memory may have solved last Thursday More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Review B.t. Refuge Guidlines for Corn

Corn producers need to review the refuge guidelines before making final corn variety selections. This issue has arisen due to demand and the limited seed supply of many corn varieties for the 2007 growing season. More...

Dixon named to attend HOBY leadership seminar

Kimberly Donna Dixon, a sophomore at Edmund Burke Academy, has been selected to attend the Hugh O More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 8 Price Risk Management for the Beef Business, Bulloch County Agricultural Center, 151 Langston Chapel Rd., Statesboro, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Baptist Church will hold More...

School News

Students invited to participate in state Habitats for Wildlife poster contest

What are vibrantly colored and depict the theme More...

Wal-Mart awards grants

Wal-Mart recently presented $500 grants to Burke County Alternative School, S.G.A. Elementary School, the Burke County High School Jr. Air Force ROTC program and the Burke County EvenStart Program. More...

Educators get A+ grants

First National Bank (FNB) of Waynesboro recently donated $1,000 to make Burke County classrooms even better. More...

2007 brings new teen driving law

With the new year comes a new law for Georgia teens More...

A fresh start

Christian Shane ZaRyan Evans claimed the honor of the first baby born in Burke County in 2007. Ivie Evans gave birth to her baby boy by cesarean section at 8 p.m. Monday night. Grandparents Curtis and Tasha Jones couldn More...

Editorial

President Gerald R. Ford

The death and national mourning of former President Gerald R. Ford was largely overshadowed by other events over the New Year holiday weekend. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 1, 1997 The True Citizen changed its publication day from Thursday to Wednesday with the pledge to have it in the post office for home delivery in Wednesday More...

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Sports

Bears ready for heart of the season

Gearing up for the push through the region-heavy part of the basketball season, the Burke County Bears took their 8-0 record to Bluffton, S.C. and played some of the best teams in the Southeast. They went 1-2 at the Bluffton Holiday Tournament Dec. More...

Marchman leads team to championship

Knox Marchman, #4, a 10-year-old quarterback, led his team to a 14-0 record and a third consecutive Columbia County Championship. He threw for an all-time league record of 16 touchdown passes and added another nine on the ground. More...

First deer

Gabriel Veldboom shot his first deer Oct. 28 while hunting with his uncle Ricky Posey. Gabriel is the son of Amy Veldboom of Waynesboro. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Tommie J. Frazier

Mrs. Tommie J. Frazier, 71, of Waynesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, in the Chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Mr. Gerald Willard “Bill” Aldridge

Mr. Gerald W. More...

Mr. Olin M. Blackstone Sr.

Mr. Olin M. Blackstone Sr., 82, of Waynesboro, beloved husband and father, born in Richmond County on April 26, 1924 to the late William McKinley and Annie Inglett Blackstone, entered into rest Dec. 27, 2006 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Genealogical society The Burke County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Burke County Library. More...

People

The way the cookie crumbles

Employees of First National Bank (FNB) of Waynesboro got out their aprons to help Wimberly House More...

Youmans wins UDC essay contests

Ariana Youmans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mick Youmans, won the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) essay contest, which was open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The designated subject was More...

Waynesboro residents receive Gartland Service Awards

Two Waynesboro area residents are the recipients of the 2006 Bishop Gartland Award for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia. Bishop J. More...