May 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Raising the bar

The Burke County High School boys track team captured yet another championship last weekend at the 3-AAA meet and will send six athletes to compete at the state level. The Bears have won three consecutive region titles in boys' track and field. More...

News

Children's video filmed in Waynesboro

Could a bird dog documentary be next?

A children's video filmed in Waynesboro this month may lead to a new documentary on the field trials. Sarah Marius, a freelance producer from Florida, came to Waynesboro to shoot footage for her new children's video series. More...

'Movies Under the Stars' makes summer comeback

Blanket seating in the front; lawn chairs in the rear. "Movies Under the Stars" is back. More...

Residents view draft of comprehensive plan

A draft of the Burke County Comprehensive Plan was presented during an open house last Tuesday, April 24, at the library. More...

For The Record

Guns recovered in parking lot brawl

Police broke up a fight in the Wal-Mart parking lot that could have turned deadly. Bystanders called officers Thursday afternoon when two armed men began exchanging blows. More...

Correction

In the April 18 edition of The True Citizen, it was stated that Felisha Latrice Griffin, 17, of 204 Mead Farm Drive, Waynesboro, was arrested on April 11 for affray and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree. More...

From the Blotter

Identity theft A Waynesboro woman whose social security number was stolen alerted police that the thief is now on trial for murder. More...

Obituaries

Ms. Jean Marie Sunman

Ms. Jean Marie Sunman, age 73, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. More...

IN MEMORY OF LARRY ROBINSON

Sunrise - January 1, 1953 Sunset - May 6, 1997 THE MASTER CALLED I'm sorry I had to leave you My loved one, oh so dear, But you see, the Master called me, His voice was very clear. More...

IN MEMORY OF DR. BOBBY C. OUTLAW, SR.

May 30, 1937 - May 2, 2002 Five years have passed since you left us but, we still love and miss you. Gone but still remembered. Your loving Wife, Children and Grandchildren More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Learn and serve Burke County Middle School will hold a Learn and Serve Celebration Demonstration Fair 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the commons area of the school. More...

Raising funds when short on time, staff, money

A seminar on "How to raise the funds you need now without enough staff, time or money" will be presented by The Greater Augusta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Thursday, May 10, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. More...

School News

Students tour Washington D.C.

Burke County Discovery students from S.G.A. and Blakeney elementary schools and Burke County Middle School, along with their teachers and parents, recently toured Washington D.C. More...

BCAS Students Get Recognized

Principal Johnnie Stephens along with the Burke County Alternative School faculty, staff and student body recognized all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who demonstrated 100 percent academic effort, attendance and good behavior duri More...

Planting a seed

The Learn & Serve project for Jessica Brantley and Steve Brackett's classes at Burke County Middle School was "Planting A Seed In Our Community." The students worked to develop a presentation of plant life and care to present to Ida Sello's More...

Student detained after bomb threat

A 16-year-old was taken into custody after deputies backtracked rumors of a bomb at Burke County High School. More...

City faces showdown over building ordinance

Waynesboro City Council must decide between a new building ordinance and their current building inspector. Monday night, the proposed ordinance is up for its second and final reading. More...

Burke to host state golf championship

High school teams from across Georgia head to town this weekend

Local golfers planning a game this weekend may find it tough to secure a tee time. Players from across the state will arrive in Burke County this weekend for the Georgia High School Association AAA State Tournament. More...

Editorial

Georgia's Shame

Reprinted from The New York Times Every day that young Genarlow Wilson remains in prison for consensual sexual activity is a further indictment against the prosecutors, lawmakers and judges of the Georgia legal system. Lawyers for Mr. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 30, 1997 Frederico Palmer testified in court that his uncle, Willie Palmer, had shot and killed his estranged wife and her daughter on the night of Sept. 10, 1995. More...

Cartoon

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Sports

Bears add another boys' track trophy to the collection

The Burke County High School boys' track team ran away with yet another Region 3-AAA championship Saturday and will send six athletes to the state meet. More...

Bears place second in region after playoff

Burke County High School couldn't have planned a more exciting way to enter the boys' state golf tournament. More...

BCHS pigskin scrimmage set for Friday

Players will host spaghetti dinner fundraiser to pay for camp

Next weekend, local sports fans will have a chance to preview Burke County High School's football talent and help fund summer camp for the Bears. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Cotton, peanut planting underway

The month of May means cotton and peanut planting time in Burke County. During 2006, B u r k e County producers grew 39,000 acres of cotton and 18,000 acres of peanuts. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Growing sunflowers

As a garden plant, the sunflower is valuable for forming a background screen. A rapid grower, it reaches a height of 8-12 feet in rich soil. This rapid growth could cause competition with other garden plants, especially by shading. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Teaching kids about money

American children receive almost $15 billion a year in allowances, gifts and wages. How they spend or save that money depends on what they're taught. Financial m a n a g e - ment is seldom taught in schools. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will hold a "Rainbow Tea" program 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The Rev. Tracy Brown and members of First Baptist Church of Gough and Smith Grove Baptist Church will be in charge of services. The public is invited. More...

People

Miss Kimbrell to wed Mr. Blakley

Helen and Tim Moore of Clarkesville and Randy Kimbrell of Mount Airy announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Iris Kimbrell, to Kevin Paul Blakley, son of David and Shirley Blakley of Alto. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Miss Johnson to marry Mr. Powell

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole, to Brooks Elliott Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Powell of Augusta. The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. More...

Tea time

Members of Hiltonia Christian Church recently gathered for an Easter bonnet contest. Participants were asked to design their own bonnets to wear to a tea party held at the home of Frankie Blackburn in Sardis. More...