October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Spooky stories wanted

The True Citizen staff wants to get spooked. Between now and Oct. 26, local fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to send us their best scary stories. More...

Scoping out profits

Local economy booms with business from hunters

While deer hunters are setting their sites on the opening of rifle season this weekend, Burke County business owners are anticipating some big bucks to come their way. More...

News

Downtown merchants scare up trick-or-treaters

Waynesboro merchants are bringing Halloween back to Liberty Square. On Oct. 31, kids are invited to "Trick or Treat on Liberty Street" from 3-5 p.m. More...

High school builds job opportunities for students

The sounds of pounding hammers and skill saws aren't just coming from the construction of new classrooms outside Burke County High School. They're coming from students, who are learning skills that could land them a job after graduation. More...

Big happenings in Keysville

An excited young spectator points in amazement at an approaching Burke County EMA fire truck as the Come Back to Keysville parade proceeds through the town. More...

For The Record

Man tries to dupe Magistrate Court

Burke County's Magistrate Court is the latest on the growing list of identity fraud victims. The alleged perpetrator? A Girard resident who got hold of a refund check. More...

Police probe school bomb threat

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab is analyzing the handwriting samples of an entire class at the Burke County Alternative School. More...

From the Blotter

10 points A Burke County man bagged a trophy buck … the hard way. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Joyce Ann Allen

Mrs. Joyce Ann Allen, 60, of Augusta entered into rest Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the Medical College of Georgia, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. More...

Mr. Harold Jackson

Mr. Harold Jackson, 66, of Keysville entered into rest early Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2007, at the Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro. More...

Miss Alexis Nicole Popejoy

Funeral services were held for Alexis Nicole Popejoy on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Church in Haughton, La. The family received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Hill Crest Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Alzheimer group Alzheimer Association's Burke County support group will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Wimberly House. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Harvest Day 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The Rev. Charles Shipman invites the public to attend. Asbury Asbury United Methodist Church will celebrate its 140th Homecoming 2:30 p.m. More...

People

Local artist selected for Bascom-Louise Gallery

Burke County's Jessica Stewart was one of 50 artists handpicked to show at the Bascom-Louise Gallery in Highlands, N.C. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 15, 1997 Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus said that delinquent taxpayers would soon have their names published in the newspaper. She estimated the list would have 250 names. More...

PRAYING FOR CHANGE

Community members joined hands in the park Saturday to ask for God's guidance. The topic was the explosion of teen crime and violence, and more than 60 community members and church leaders prayed together for positive change. More...

Inmate dies in South Carolina

One of the Regions Bank robbers has died in federal custody. Damien Jermaine Jones, 28, died Thursday night en route from Estill Correction Institution to the hospital. More...

Editorial

PeachCare must be saved

Supporters of the President's veto of SCHIP have been making a lot of claims about the bill. Unfortunately, many of those claims are false, or so partially true as to be completely misleading. More...

RFD

My heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Alexis Nicole Popejoy. A fourth grader, Alexis was killed in a car wreck recently near her hometown of Shreveport, La. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Four in a Row

Burke County runs over Liberty County for region win

The Bears are getting used to winning ballgames, and they couldn't have better timing. Burke County showed what they were capable of last Friday night when they kicked off region play against Liberty County High School. More...

Four to Go

Spartans face remainder of season with new coach

The Spartans will attempt to tackle their four remaining games of the season under the direction of a new head coach. Jerry Davis took the reins this week when former head coach eremy Blackstock esigned from the position. More...

Lady Spartans boast best fast-pitch season

The 2007 season for Lady Spartan softball ends as one of the best. The girls finished the season with eight wins - more than any fastpitch team at Edmund Burke Academy has ever accomplished. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Soil & Nematode Sampling

Burke County farmers are busy gathering crops during the fall harvest season. Even though time is in short supply, the ideal time to begin preparing for the 2008 crop is now. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Twig Girdler Victimizing Pecan Trees

You may notice this fall that something is cutting off limbs of young pecan trees in your back yard. The cuts are smooth, with a point at the center. What is doing this and what can I do about it? More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Halloween Safety Tips

In the last few years, trick-ortreating has become a more organized community event. Churches, schools, and malls often sponsor sup ervised events. More...

School News

EBA students to participate in Duke TIP

Each year, personnel at Duke University sponsor the Talent Identification Program (TIP) to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. More...

Students compete in Georgia National Fair

Several Burke County FFA members recently competed in the Georgia National Fair FFA Floral Design Career Development Event held in Perry. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students "Cubs with Character" for the month of September. These students exemplified the character traits of school pride, tolerance, self-control and dependability. More...