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COMING OF AGE

Keysville Nursing Home receives Excellence in Action award after ranking in top 5 percent

L ois Parrish didn't like nursing homes. When she was just a girl, her mother, a gospel music performer, would drag her along every weekend to sing for the old folks. More...

Hasan announces candidacy for state house seat

The race to represent Burke County and portions of Richmond County in the Georgia House of Representatives will have more competition the next go round. A.K. More...

It's gone

The "Skinner House" came down piece by piece Monday afternoon, as a bulldozer picked through the architecture, demolishing the home's hardwood flooring and wrought iron railings, much to the dismay of several onlookers. More...

For The Record

Three injured in tractor-car collision

A Girard farmer was rushed to the hospital Thanksgiving night after his tractor was rearended on Highway 23. More...

From the Blotter

A big stick A stick-wielding Waynesboro woman was arrested Saturday after refusing to cooperate with police. More...

Counterfeit checks spotted at two local businesses

The scams just keep getting better. That's what First National Bank head teller Debra Koziol said yesterday (Tuesday) after two young women attempted to cash three American Express gift checks totaling $1,500. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Beef Cattle Needs

Livestock require the proper balance of water, carbohydrates for energy, protein, vitamins and minerals for optimal levels of performance. Of these nutrients, water is the most critical for all classes of livestock. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Leyland Cypress Most Popular Tree

From the day after Thanksgiving through about the third weekend in December, Georgians will be heading out to the Christmas tree farms in droves to choose and cut their own trees. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Nutrition in a Nutshell

What would the holidays be without nuts? We put them in all kinds of holiday recipes, while at the same time feeling a little guilty about adding the extra fat. Well, you can relax n o w . More...

People

Birth

John Addison Minick John A. Minick IV (Jay) and Virginia Minick of Vail, Colo., announce the birth of their son, John Addison Minick V (Little Jake). He was born 7:06 p.m. Nov. 9, 2007, at Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail. More...

School News

FCCLA Members attend meeting in Atlanta

On Nov. 9, Burke County High School Family, Career, Community Leaders of America members were able to attend the FCCLA National Cluster meeting in Atlanta. More...

BCHS students place in FFA events

Burke County FFA member Zack Quick recently placed fifth in the Area 4 FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Devel- opment Event. The event was held at Jefferson County High School on Nov. 1. More...

S.G.A. celebrates National Young Readers Day

S.G.A. Elementary celebrated reading by participating in National Young Readers Day Tuesday, Nov. 13. This annual event was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut® and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. S.G.A. More...

Lifted ban may reduce influx of sex offenders

Interpretation still questioned

In the past 18 months, Burke County's sex offender population has nearly doubled. More...

Calling young writers: Submit your stories

The True Citizen staff wants our youngest writers to show us what they've got. All second-, third- and fourth-graders are invited to participate in a creative writing contest ... More...

Editorial

Lessons from the Border

Guest Editorial

More than half a million illegal aliens get into this country each year. This isn't just a problem of economic security, it's an issue of national security. But if we're going to secure the border, we need to know what's working and what isn't. More...

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RFD

Nancy Minyard, director of Wimberly House Ministries, is finally a grandmother. She is beaming from ear-to-ear. Charles Heath Ruffner Jr. weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce, was born Nov. 2 at 10:06 p.m. More...

Sports

Field Trials underway

Alan York's B.W. "Zeke" waits patiently for the derby competition to wrap up Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Field Trial Association's Amateur Celebration. More...

RESULTS

The Georgia Amateur Shooting Dog competition attracted some 17 dogs. Pictured are, from left, front row: Attie is shown with Dr. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Matthew Lane Jr.

Joseph Matthew Lane, Jr. 62, of Evans beloved husband of Mrs. Geraldine S. Lane entered into rest on Monday Nov. 19, 2007 at Doctor's Hospital. The family received friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Mr. Wilson "Jim" Roundtree

Private services will be held For Mr. Wilson "Jim" Roundtree who passed away Sun. Nov. More...

Mr. Louis James Hall

Funeral services for Mr. James Louis Hall of Waynesboro who entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, was 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Union Chapel Baptist Church in Garfield, Ga. Elder Samuel Pace officiated. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Edmund Burke DAR The Edmund Burke National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting in conjunction with their Christmas luncheon scheduled for noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. More...

Church News

Church News

Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 38th ushers ministry anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The Rev. James O. Strowbridge, pastor of Franklin Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Hephzibah, will be guest speaker. More...

Church Service Directory

These Burke County churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenti ng this inspirational message:

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...