November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke better than most in hay situation

Despite the grazing challenges Burke County cattle producers may face this winter, local farmers should be counting their blessings as they compare themselves to the rest of the state, according to a University of Georgia agricultural economist. More...

News

Fires strike two local commercial sites

Fire fighters doused flames at two Waynesboro commercial sites in unrelated incidents this past week. More...

County approves budget

While the county's millage rates have increased tremendously to support its budget, commissioners agree the hike in the general fund was needed. More...

Trees go on sale

To benefit Empty Stocking

Christmas tree sales for the Waynesboro Jaycees' Empty Stocking Fund will begin this Friday, and by just purchasing one of these trees, Burke County residents can help make the holidays better for local families. More...

For The Record

Deputies surprise suspected dealer

Deputies jailed another suspected drug dealer, marking the sixth arrested in three weeks. Angelo Coker Jr., 51, was arrested early Saturday morning, culminating a two-week surveillance of his Raven Lane residence in Hephzibah. More...

Police chief wants store's license pulled

Waynesboro's Chief of Police wants DJ Petro's alcohol license revoked. Tuesday, Chief Karl E. More...

From the Blotter

Curbed A wanted felon tried to flee from police, but got curbed when his car slammed into the sidewalk. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, Reginald Willie Johnson, 25, was wanted on six outstanding warrants. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas H. Fouché

Thomas H. Fouché, 66, of Waynesboro entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church o f Waynesboro with Dr. G. Al Wright Jr. officiating. More...

Mrs. Diane Knox Davis

Mrs. Diane Knox Davis, 58, of Waynesboro passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Burke Medical Center Emergency Room. Her funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Adel with the Rev. More...

Mr. Henry Rowland Jr.

Henry Rowland Jr, age 69, of Atlanta, GA passed away Nov. 14, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Allison Williams officiating. Mr. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCV The Brigadier General John C. Carter Camp 207 Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet Monday, Nov. 26, at Mobley's Restaurant. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will follow at 7. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Church News

Antioch The senior usher board of Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 25. Sunday School will begin 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11. The Rev. Dr. David Kemp Sr. is pastor. More...

Church Service Directory

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp is located at 1327 Magruder Rd. near Midville. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Tues. Pastor: Rev. Chavas Boyd. More...

School News

WPD at Faith Christian

Students at Faith Christian Academy were also visited by the Waynesboro Fire Department. Pre-K- through thirdgrade students, pictured above, and fourth- through eighth-grade students, below, More...

Students learn fire safety

Fourth grade classes at Blakeney Elementary School are pictured with Captain Lorenzo Terry and Private Jimmy Kelly of the Waynesboro Fire Department. The men visited the students with a fire truck and gear to enhance a unit on Fire Safety. More...

Cooking with the Kids

Thanksgiving Recipes

Pre-k, kindergarten and first-grade students at local schools were asked to share their Thanksgiving recipes with The True Citizen. They told us how to make everything from turkey to breakfast burritos. Here are just a few. More...

Between Sisters

A BABY. That was the furthest thing from Michele Sherman's mind. Her boys were two, four and nine, and her weekends were eaten alive by laundry and dishes. More...

Missing man died in wreck

The search for a missing man had a tragic ending Saturday afternoon. Bill James Overton, 22, was found dead near his wrecked pick-up off the Highway 56 Spur. More...

Editorial

A Brief History Of Thanksgiving

Every school child knows that the tradition of Thanksgiving started with the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Nov. 19, 1997 A Sunday night fire gutted the interior of Taylor's Barbecue, a popular local restaurant on North Liberty Street. More...

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Sports

Bears end season with playoff loss

The Burke County High School Bears ended football season with a tough loss to Worth County High School in the first round of the state playoffs Friday night. More...

Moore named among S.C. State's all-time best football players

A longtime Burke County coach has been picked as one of the best football players in his alma mater's history. More...

Lady Spartans warm up with tourney

The Lady Spartans basketball team of Edmund Burke Academy got in some practice during a preseason tournament last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

What Are Your Plans For Thanksgiving?

Families and friends will gather tomorrow and throughout the Thanksgiving weekend to entertain and enjoy the blessings of food. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Saving Money in the Landscape

Economic uncertainty often has people looking for ways to tighten the belt and save money. There are times though, when skimping in the landscape can cost more in the long run. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Safely Cooking the Holiday Turkey

After safely thawing the holiday turkey, the time arrives to begin cooking the turkey. Here's how to properly cook the turkey so that your guests will have fond recollections of the holiday season. More...

People

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CURTIS JOSEPH CAIN

On October 24, 2003 Joseph Cain, at the age of 14, left this world, but he had entered eternal life long before that day. Like most of us, Joseph did not get to choose what day he would be born or what day he would leave this world. More...

Cards of Thanks

We, the Ganus Family, would like to thank everyone that gave their support during the loss of our daughter, Sheila Steverson. Your prayers, meals, visits, cards, memoriams and flowers were greatly appreciated. More...

Latimore chosen to represent GA School Boards Association

Willie Latimore, Burke County Board of Education Vice-Chairman, has been invited to represent the Georgia School Boards Association as a member of the 2008 National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network (FRN) rep- More...