April 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

If I were Mayor ...

If Seth Paulk were the mayor of Waynesboro, he'd try to get more businesses to open downtown and he'd provide the police with search dogs. He'd also put more focus on the town's rich history and work hard to renovate older buildings. More...

News

Woodland could get facelift

Woodland Terrace apartments could get a facelift in 2008. More...

Southern Company invests in students

Company hopes to attract, prepare future workforce

The electric utility business wants to invest in its future workforce, and the sector's largest company is starting in Waynesboro. More...

Main Street, here we come

Downtown Waynesboro is one step closer to a Main Street designation. More...

Sports

Lady Bears breeze by region for championship

The region track meet lasted two days, but by the end of the first, the Lady Bears practically had the trophy in the bag. By the time the first race was over on Saturday, there was no chance another school could catch the girls from Burke County. More...

Lady Bears bag region golf title

Burke County High School's girls' golf team claimed the championship trophy at the region tournament Saturday for the second time in the school's history. More...

Bears move to 4-5 in region baseball

Burke County High School (12-10) recorded another win last Tuesday, but followed up with two region losses later in the week. The Bears defeated Hephzibah High School 5-2 on the Rebels' home field. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCMS The Burke County Middle School council meeting will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the school. For more information, contact the school at 706-554-3532. More...

Grand opening this weekend New library to open in Sardis

By Diana Royal Staff Writer

The new Sardis Library will open its doors to the public during the grand opening celebration this Sunday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m. More...

Scenes from Frog Wallow Fun Fest

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People

Recipes from Louise

It's spring and now is the time to stock up on those sweet Vidalia onions. Vidalia onions are best when eaten during their short season from April to mid- June. However, they may be stored by placing them in old, clean, sheer pantyhose. More...

Prom rom 2007

Senior Gary Collymore invited his cousin Constance Rothwell to attend the Burke County High School prom, which was held Saturday, April 14. Pictured below, junior Krislyn Lee touches up her makeup before Edmund Burke Academy's prom last Saturday. More...

Remembering their sacrifices

Men, women and children gathered Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the South during the bloodiest four years in American History. More...

Debate over animal control gets personal

While the Burke County Board of Commissioners voted not to have animal control, one South Carolina woman is determined to see it enforced here. More...

GBI continues to probe alleged rape, theft cases

The GBI is almost finished investigating two high profile cases in Burke County. More...

Editorial

125th anniversary

The True Citizen has a birthday this week. Its first issue was on April 28, 1882 - 125 years ago this Saturday. The newspaper was started by the Sullivan brothers, local printers, as "a new candidate for public favor. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Last Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech was gut-wrenching for our country. When I came back from lunch, my co-worker, Lisa Chance, told me about the breaking news. I was stunned and horrified. How can this happen I thought to myself. More...

For The Record

Pit bulls chained to stolen property

A hunt for stolen railroad ties led Norfolk Southern employees to what might have been a makeshift dog fighting ring. Employees found their cross ties last Wednesday in a wooded section of the right-ofway behind the Lee Street housing project. More...

From the Blotter

Rapid road kill A Midville woman who hit a deer last Saturday night was planning to file a report when she got home from church the next day. It was a tough weekend for her SUV. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Thursday, April 19 + Patty Taylor Oglesby, 45, of 2499 Farmers Bridge Road, Hephzibah, was arrested for five counts of financial transaction card fra More...

Obituaries

Dr. Charles N. McGee Sr.

Dr. Charles Newton McGee Sr., 84, of Sardis, beloved husband of the late Lelia Josey McGee, entered into rest S a t u r d a y , April 21, 2007 at Sunrise Assisted Living. More...

Thelma Gaines

Thelma Gaines died Saturday, April 21, 2007. Her funeral service will be Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Berry Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. More...

Mrs. Lucille Jenkins

Mrs. Lizzy Lucille (Jones) Jenkins, age 93, entered into eternal rest April 1, 2007, at Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. Services were conducted on April 9, by the Rev. More...

Church News

In Memoriam IN LOVING MEMORY OF MS DOROTHY JANE MARTIN

Sunrise - November 21, 1919 Sunset - April 24, 2006 It has been one year since God called you home. I miss you very much. Your Loving Sister Lottie Lewis and Family More...

IN MEMORY OF DEACON JOHN WILLIE WRIGHT SR.

Seven years have passed since you left us but, we still love and miss you.Gone but still remembered. Your Loving Family More...

In Memoriam

Sunrise - June 27, 1920 Sunset - April 27, 2005 Mom, two years have passed and we have accepted the fact that you are gone to a better place. We miss you in so many ways. More...