January 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Midville Mayor Pro Tem indicted for pulling gun

31 indicted, one cleared

Midville Mayor Pro Tem Scotty Womack has been indicted for threatening a former employer with a shotgun. More...

News

Possible surge in electric bills

PSC to vote February 6

Georgia Power customers may have to pay a few extra bucks to keep the lights on. If the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approves a request from the company, the average customer's bill will increase by about $5.55 each month. More...

City water rate rises

Waynesboro residents will see a 2 percent increase on their February water bills. When city council approved the final reading of this year's $8.2 million budget Wednesday, they also enacted the water/ sewer increase. More...

Seniors could get more income tax relief

Governor Sonny Perdue announced Monday that a bill has been introduced that will completely eliminate state income tax on retirement income of Georgians 65 and older by the year 2013. More...

Sports

Bears trip over Rebels in 2OT

Burke County has been hard to beat this year. It took Hephzibah a full game plus two overtime periods to squeeze past the Bears 58-53. Since the loss, the Bears decimated South Effingham 75-57 and Richmond Hill 79-35. More...

Lady Bears wrench away two wins

Burke County's Lady Bears snapped their losing streak last week and picked up two wins in a row. Hephzibah beat them 77-30, but the Lady Bears bounced back to beat South Effingham 40-39 and Richmond Hill 41-34. This week, the Lady Bears host St. More...

Walker's expectations high for 2007

Local drag racing champion Jamie Walker has high expectations for his race team this year. After finishing the last two seasons with 17 wins and 32 top five finishes he says that Iron Man Racing is only getting started. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Report from the Georgia Corn Short Course

Last Tuesday I got the opportunity to attend the 2007 Georgia Corn Short Course and Georgia Corn Growers Annual Meeting with a few fellow Burke C o u n t y g r o w e r s . More...

Dairy & Shotgun Team Notice to 4-Hers

Attention 4-Hers and parents on the signup of upcoming 4-H activities. Plans are underway to conduct a Dairy Judging Team and a Shotgun Team in 2007. More...

Home & Garden Tips

How to Recognize Infested Pine Trees

As the bark beetles bore through the bark to reach the cambium layer, a reddish brown boring dust is produced and resin begins to flow to the outside of the tree to form globs of resin called pitch tubes. More...

People

Huddleston Receives Time to Care Award

Waynesboro Primary School Teacher Cindy Huddleston, right, received WRDW's Time to Care About Education award for the month of January. More...

Remembering Private Peevy

Neil Dickey, above, was among a large group who paid their respects to his late great-grandfather, Private Guilford Peevy. More...

People in the News

Jessi Thomas Jessi Thomas of Waynesboro has been chosen as a Collegiate All-American Scholar. The USSA established this award program to offer recognition to students who excel in the academic disciplines. More...

Midville Research Center revived

UGA announces proposal to save facility from sale

The crowd was all smiles and handshakes Tuesday night following a proposal to reopen and fully staff the agricultural research facility near Midville. More...

Money missing?

Investigation underway at Magistrate Court

Investigators suspect someone's been skimming from the Burke County Magistrate Court office. Red flags went up Dec. 20 when the office bounced two checks made out to the county's general fund - one for $1,261 and the other for almost $4,000. More...

Firefighter critically injured

A 25-year-old firefighter with Burke County EMA was rushed to Medical College of Georgia after the tanker truck he was driving flipped and separated Tuesday. More...

Editorial

New housing needed

We hope that developer Loren Barnhart will find a way to complete his planned subdivision just off Herndon Road in Waynesboro. While we understand the concerns of area residents, we also recognize the need for new housing in the city. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

I want to extend my condolences to the family of Ron Melton. Ron died Jan. 15. Ron was an email buddy of mine and always kept me informed if The True Citizen web site was not updated on time. This was a big help to me, not a complaint. More...

For The Record

Man sentenced for starving dogs

A man accused of neglecting his dogs can't own any more pets until he completes a year of probation and pays a $500 fine. Derwin Williams, 37, appeared in Magistrate Court last Thursday on an animal cruelty charge dating back to October. More...

From the Blotter

Sweep, hit and run A Wal-Mart employee called police after someone smacked into her parked car and didn't bother to report it. The door and fender were damaged, and two hubcaps were missing. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Wednesday, Jan. 24 + Beverly Edwina Young, 44, of 729 Hwy. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Josie Oglesby Flakes

Mrs. Josie O. Flakes, 83, of Waynesboro, beloved wife of John A. Flakes, entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Mr. Harold Kermit Reddick

Harold Kermit Reddick, 70, died Jan. 13, 2007. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Mr. Reddick was born in Sardis on Aug. 10, 1936 to the late George Washington Reddick and Lucy Mae Brinson Reddick. More...

Mr. Wayne Dye

Mr. Wayne Dye, 72, of Midville died at his home Friday, Jan.26, 2007. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a memorial donation to The Herrington Homestead Georgia Sheriff's Boys Home, P.O. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Black Coalition The Burke County Black Coalition will present the 82nd African American History Month and Black Beacon Awards Program 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Mt. Olive African American Methodist Episcopal Church on West Seventh Street. More...

Church News

Church News

Murphy Ebenezer Murphy Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate its Men and Women Day Sunday, Feb. 4. Sunday School begins 10:30 a.m., and worship service follows at 11:30 a.m. More...

School News

BCHS club purchases goats

The Burke County High School Interact Club raised $910 to purchase 13 goats through the Samaritan's Purse Mission to be sent to needy villages in North Africa. More...