August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Former clerk indicted on racketeering charge

A former magistrate's office clerk turned herself in to deputies on charges of theft by taking and violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). More...

News

Two-hour parking limit approved for downtown

After two years of asking for help, downtown merchants will finally get some parking relief. More...

County commission may lend a hand to Old Fella

Has Old Fella Animal Rescue made progress with Burke County's commissioners? After Tuesday's meeting, the organization's president Richard Daniels seems to think so. More...

Local helps veterans through fundraiser

One local disabled veteran says it's his moral obligation to help our troops and their families, and he's established the Veterans Food Basket to do just that. More...

For The Record

Teen wrecks during chase

A 15-year-old in a stolen pickup was injured during a police chase. Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sardis police officers tried to pull over the teen when they spotted him driving a truck with no tag. More...

From the Blotter

Just testing An SUV owner called police last week when a potential buyer went too far. More...

No evidence found in search for murder victim

Officers searched all day for the skeletal remains of a murder victim, but found nothing. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Vera Frances DeLaigle

Mrs. Vera Frances DeLaigle of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Aug. 17, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Sunday Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. More...

Mrs. Betty Whisnant

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Jones Whisnant of Hephzibah, beloved wife of Billy Whisnant, entered into rest Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Mr. Keith Blair Harris

Keith Blair Harris of Keysville, age 40, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 17, 2007 in Augusta, Ga. He was the husband of Stacey R. Harris. Funeral services for Mr. Harris were held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Cullen reunion The 50th Cullen reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, in the old S.G.A. school lunchroom located at the corner of Burke Street and Ellison Bridge Road in Sardis. Registration will begin 10 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. More...

Church News

Church News

Botsford Botsford Baptist Church will have its revival Monday-Thursday, Aug. 27-30. Fellowship dinner is at 6 p.m., and services begin at 7 p.m. Jerry Chaddick of Spirit Trust Ministries of New Orleans, La., will be the guest speaker. More...

Testimony begins in Palmer retrial

A Burke County man standing trial for the murders of his wife and step-daughter may have intended more victims. More...

For Waynesboro office

Former mayor takes on former vice-mayor

Two political veterans will face off in the Waynesboro mayor's race Nov. 6. With qualifying beginning next Wednesday, the city's former mayor George DeLoach will be pitted against its former vicemayor Pauline Jenkins. More...

Editorial

New leadership coming

It was both a surprise and a disappointment to learn that Mayor Jesse Stone and veteran City Councilman Neal Leonard will not be seeking re-election this year. Both men have made significant contributions to the city during their tenure. More...

Correction

A guest editorial which appeared in the August 8 edition of The True Citizen was inadvertently attributed to David Goldstein, Media Relations Intern for the AARP. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Scrimmage changed to Thursday

Regular season play begins Aug. 31 in Jefferson County

Burke County fans will get to see their boys in action one night earlier than expected. The scrimmage against Warren County has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Friday. More...

Local equestrian among best in world

A young Waynesboro horsewoman rode her way into the world spotlight recently. More...

Good weigh to end summer

Last Wednesday during a fishing trip at Clark Hill, Austin Daniel caught his personal best striped bass - it weighed in at 31 pounds and was 41 inches. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Monitor Ponds for Oxygen Depletion

Oxygen depletion is the most common cause of fish kills in ponds. Several ponds have already experienced this troubling situation in Burke County this August. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Muscadine Season is Here Again

Muscadine ripening signals the start of a new season. Before the last muscadine is ripe, the frost will be on the pumpkin. Muscadine time has arrived. These grapes, which herald the end of summer, are one of the greatest treats of life. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Cooking for Groups: Ten Food Safety Rules

Community festivals and sports events are very popular during the fall season and food is an important part of these events. Volunteers are a vital part of these functions and contribute many hours of work to make them successful. More...

People

Back from Iraq

Lance Corporal Joshua DuMars USMC (3rd Battalion, 6th Marine) arrived back in the states Thursday, Aug. 9, after a seven-month deployment in Iraq. He was welcomed home by his family at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. More...

4-Hers attend State 4-H Council

Burke County was represented by four 4-H'ers at State 4-H Council held June 22-24 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. Local delegates to the annual meeting were April McDaniel, Aimee Dixon, Brendan McManus and Devan Dixon. More...

People in the News

Victoria Bohannon Victoria Bohannon, 16-yearold daughter of Troy and Susan Bohannon of Sylvania, was crowned Miss Screven County Sampler Saturday, Aug. 10. More...