June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The True Citizen keeps on winning

At GPA conference

The True Citizen staff earned a stack of awards at the 121st Georgia Press Association (GPA) Annual Convention, including two first place honors. More...

News

The aftermath of Nagasaki

Sardis pharmacist recalls his WWII service for Library of Congress project

John Thomas Wynne stepped off the landing craft that carried him from the U.S.S. Sanborn into Nagasaki, Japan. Atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki just weeks before. More...

Recipes from Louise

Ice cream cakes are enjoyable summer desserts that date back to the Renaissance. They can be made with cake or cookies, round with layers of cake with ice cream layered together to make any form. More...

Divas of Excellence tea honors selection committee

The Miss Black Burke County 2007 Selection Committee sponsored a "Divas of Excellence" Tea Saturday, June 9, at the Burke County Library. More...

For The Record

Man assaults deputy, then hitches a ride

A Waynesboro man was jailed after punching a deputy who tried to detain him on a warrant. More...

ATV accident sends 8-year-old to surgery

An 8-year-old Burke County boy was injured when the four-wheeler he was riding flipped Saturday evening. More...

Deputies search for sex offender

Deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a convicted sex offender. Last week, officers tried to pay a visit to Bruce Lamont Wesby's residence on Shell Bluff Spur Road but learned he hadn't lived there since mid-May. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Donald E. Lambrix Jr.

Mr. Donald Elowyn Lambrix Jr. of Waynesboro, beloved husband of Emmy Lindemann Lambrix of 46 years, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. The funeral mass was held 11 a.m. More...

Mr. Acie McCullough Sr.

Acie McCullough Sr., 82, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Wellstar Hospital in Austell, Ga. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Summer Jam '07 The American Legion Post 270, Unique Trucking Club and Eric Mobley will host a Summer Jam from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Davis Park. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its second youth choir anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The public is invited. Gospel Explosions Gospel Explosions Outreach Ministry Inc. More...

People

Dr. Murray celebrates golden anniversary

In 1957, a young doctor fresh out of medical school set up practice in Waynesboro and hoped for the best. Five decades later, Dr. B. More...

Dr. Murray Day

Commissioners are honoring Dr. B. Lamar Murray on his 50th anniversary of practicing medicine in Burke County by declaring Saturday, June 23, as "Dr. B. Lamar Murray Day. More...

Miss Hopkins to wed Mr. Rhodes

Everette Rhodes and Jacqueline Hopkins announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Girard. A reception will immediately follow at the Legion across from BI-LO. More...

Abrams wins county seat

Constituents in District 1 will now rely on the leadership of Lucious Abrams Jr., who won the commission seat in a seven-precinct sweep last night. Just over 19 percent of the 2,398 qualified voters cast their votes, with 396 going to Abrams. More...

Local woman indicted for murder

37 indicted, one cleared

A Midville resident accused of killing another woman with a steak knife has been indicted for murder. More...

Editorial

We salute Dr. Murray

We join with his colleagues, the thousands of patients he has helped through the years, and his countless friends in saluting Dr. B. Lamar Murray on the 50th anniversary of his medical practice here. More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: June 18, 1997 Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus said that delinquent tax notices, some dating as far back as 1967, had been mailed out. More...

Sports

Man devotes 27 years to coaching local athletes

He's impacted more than 1,000 players for nearly three decades, and he's still going strong. Willie Dukes started his coaching career 27 years ago after a breakup with his girlfriend. More...

BCHS names new baseball coach

A new head coach will be calling the shots for the Bears on the baseball diamond. Sean Tiernan has been approved by the Burke County Board of Education as the new coach for Burke County High School's baseball team. More...

'Monster' cat

Grant Young of Waynesboro pulled this whopping bottom dweller into his boat while fishing at Thurmond Lake recently. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Report Escaped Pigweeds

Recent rains along with warm temperatures have plant growth in full swing. This also includes yield robbing weeds. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Planting Lawns in Burke County

In Burke County, most lawns are established by seeding. Always purchase quality seed, that is, one with a high percent germ ination and purity. This inform ation should be given on the tag. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Pickling: Not Just for Cucumbers Anymore

Relishes and pickles are a great way to enjoy summer's bountiful array of fruits and vegetables long after the season is over. Pickling is not just limited to cucum- bers. More...

School News

Cotton scouts attend school in Midville

Dr. Phillip Roberts, kneeling, examines a cotton plant with participants in the Southeast Georgia Cotton Scout School. Dr. More...

S.G.A. Character Cubs for May

"Sportsmanship" was the character word at S.G.A. Elementary School for the month of May. Students were chosen by their peers and teachers. More...

440 Years

The May meeting of the Burke County Board of Education honored 440 years of experience when retiring educators and Angeline Williams, BOE bookkeeper, were recognized. Williams is retiring with 28 plus years experience. More...