September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

In the Eye of the Beholder

Art gallery owner sees opportunity in Midville

Just past the entrance to city hall, there lies an oasis among the tattered storefronts of Midville. In the midst of the historic downtown, a simple sign and cutout of an alligator head hang above a pair of bright teal double doors. More...

Hours extended for flu clinic next week

The weather may still be warm, but it's time to start preparing for flu season. The Burke County Health Department will hold extended hours next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-4, for a flu clinic at its Dogwood Drive facility. More...

Volunteers needed for ag awareness program

The Burke County Cooperative Extension Service is looking for a few good farmers. The Extension Service is recruiting volunteers as they prepare for round two of the Ag Awareness program for local fourth-graders. More...

For The Record

Father jailed for ramming wife, baby

A Waynesboro father was arrested for purposely ramming the parked car his wife and baby were sitting inside. More...

Shoplifting mom arrested after enlisting kids

A Sylvania woman was jailed after police watched a security video of her encouraging her teenage children to steal from a Waynesboro store. More...

Highway 56 roadblock shows safer drivers

Police checked nearly 600 vehicles during a four-hour roadblock Friday night, but only four people were arrested - and none for drugs or alcohol. "That's a good thing," said Waynesboro Police Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Rachael A. Bragg Lee

Mrs. Rachael A. Bragg Lee, 66, of Hephzibah, beloved wife of Mr. William M. Lee, entered into rest Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at her residence. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Mrs. Dorothy Beeland Hilliard

Mrs. Dorothy Beeland Hilliard, 75, of Blythe, beloved wife of the late Willie E. Hilliard entered into rest Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at Heartland Hospice. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY D. BROWN

March 21, 1982 - October 1, 2007 It's been a year and still doesn't seem true that you've left us and gone to a better place. Even though we know you are in a better place we still can't believe it. Our tears still flow and our hearts still ache. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Fair entries Exhibit hall entries are needed for the Burke County Fair set for Oct. 16-20. Waynesboro Exchange Club Exhibit Hall Chairman Robert Parrish said the hall is open to commercial, non-profit and educational exhibits. More...

People

A $6,000 'cellution'

The Augusta Technical College Foundation is $6,000 richer when it comes to technical education and workforce development, thanks to the Purification Cellutions/ MeadWestvaco Foundation. More...

People in the News

Talia Johnson Air Force Airman 1st Class Talia L. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Grandparents Day at WPS

Christy Palmer's first-grade class made invitations to invite grandparents to come to school to celebrate Grandparents Day by having breakfast with them at Waynesboro Primary School. More...

A Prolific Problem

Part 1: The Crisis

(Editor's note: The Crisis is the first story in a three-part series entitled A Prolific Problem in which staff writer Anne Marie Kyzer examines the growing rate of births to teenagers and unmarried mothers in Burke More...

22 indicted

Jury indicts woman who shot brother

The Superior Court grand jury returned indictments against all 22 defendants they heard cases against last Thursday. Among them was Geneva Ellison - a Waynesboro woman who shot her big brother, Jimmie Ellison, during an argument over towels. More...

Editorial

Why It Matters

This week The True Citizen begins a series on teen pregnancy and its effect on our community. A lot of readers will just shrug it off as a symptom or a consequence of today's culture and lifestyles. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 24, 1997 Plans for the renovation of the Anthony Wayne Hotel were announced by owners Beth Ann and Barbara Ann Smith. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Undersized Lineman, Super-sized Commitment

Senior Tim Prophet plays with heart

He's not the biggest guy on the team, but he may have the most heart. More...

Washington makes good at Georgia

Keysville native Marcus Washington made his debut as a starting middle linebacker with the Georgia Bulldogs on ESPN national television last Saturday night at Bryant-Denney Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. More...

Bears to face Glenn Hills before homecoming crowd

Burke County High School (1-2) will battle the Glenn Hills High School Spartans this Friday in the Bear Den. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Update on the Crop Situation

The fall harvest season for cotton, peanuts, and soybeans has started on Burke County Farms. It is imperative that I inform the citizens of Burke County on the increased activity during harvest season. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Sept. 27 - Master Gardener Meeting - Home of Peggy Gulyban, 3748 Roscommon South, Martinez. Sept. 29 - Plant Exchange and Sale - Savannah Rapids Pavilion Parking Lot, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Sept. 26 - Cotton Boll/Consumer Judging Practice - Burke Co. Office Park Conference Room - 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 - Deadline for Entries in Holiday Card Contest. More...

Church News

Church News

Dry Branch Dry Branch Baptist Church will hold a missionary service 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, featuring a family that served in East Africa for 30 years. The public is invited. More...

School News

BCHS celebrates Homecoming

Burke County High School students and supporters are celebrating Homecoming this week. The annual homecoming parade will begin Thursday at 5 p.m. More...