December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cousins indicted in Molotov bombing

Two cousins have been indicted for hurling a Molotov bomb into the bedroom of a Waynesboro residence. More...

2007 Empty Stocking Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: Frank and Christine Carter and family, $875 Mr. W. A. More...

News

Burke residents sue county over landfill

Three Clark Place Road residents are suing the county. More...

Center for New Beginnings gets $10,000 to help youth

The Center for New Beginnings was among 32 "deserving organizations" in the CSRA to receive grants for "meeting the pressing and changing community needs" and "improving the quality of life for the individuals they serve. More...

Danny Jones installed as president of Georgia Recreation and Parks Association

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Sports

BOBWHITE BOOSTERS

Bobwhite Quail Initiative (BQI): Implemented by Georgia DNR, the program seeks to improve habitat for quail. More...

TUNE UP

Bears stall against Liberty, Evans

Despite a big win over Harlem High School last Tuesday, the Burke County High School boys (3-2) took hits from Liberty County and Evans high schools on the basketball court over the weekend. More...

REBOUND

Lady Bears bury Evans, ease by Harlem after loss to Liberty County

The Burke County High School girls basketball team (4-1) found their rhythm against Evans High School Saturday night. The Lady Bears put up more than double the points posted by the Lady Knights to claim the 53- 22 victory. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Scout Wheat Field for Insects

The fall grain and grazing season has gotten off to an extremely difficult start. I have heard the comments from many growers that it may be one of the driest fall planting seasons that have ever been experienced in Burke County. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Christmas List for the Gardener

Can you believe that it is almost the end of the year already? Even though there isn't much to be done in the garden, there is still other work to be done. More...

Recipes From Louise

It's the season for giving. Homemade gifts of food prepared with someone special in mind captures the essence of Christmas. Food gifts show those nearest and dearest to us just how much we cherish them. More...

People

Birth

Ashton Luke Barefield

John and April Barefield of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, Ashton Luke, born 12:14 a.m. Nov. 28, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 3½ ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Clint Hill and Robin Hill of Martinez. More...

School News

Fa la la la la

Members of the Waynesboro Primary School Second Grade Chorus are pictured during the annual Waynesboro Primary and Blakeney Elementary School Honor Chorus Christmas Concert on Dec.6. More...

BCMS Christmas program

Seventh-graders Nicole Rachels, Keturah Williams and LaQuayde Heath play "Carol of the Drum" during Burke County Middle School's annual Christmas concert. More...

BI-LO Charity Classic awards school system

The Bi-Lo Charity Classic, now in its 24th year, has become the largest single-day charity tournament in the country and continues to grow each year. More...

On Parade

At least 2,000 spectators helped ring in the holiday season Saturday afternoon at the 2007 Waynesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade. More...

Programs aim to increase quail numbers

Once upon a time, the clear whistle of a Bobwhite quail could be heard all around Burke County and much of Georgia. The state was even once known as the Bobwhite Quail Capital of the World. More...

Editorial

Lottery Hits the Jackpot

It looks like it's going to be a very Merry Christmas at the office of the Georgia Lottery this year. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Nan Palmer and Amy Lively called in a panic last Wednesday morning wanting to get an addition in the newspaper. As late as The True Citizen was, I was of no help to them. More...

For The Record

Trucker fined $250 for Highway 80 pile-up

The driver of a tractor-trailer that slammed into three stopped vehicles at a construction zone walked away from State Court last week with a $250 fine. More...

Drunk driver sentenced to three years in prison

A Waynesboro man was sentenced to three years in jail for his role in the death of an Augusta Chronicle news carrier last summer. More...

From the Blotter

Inflation? A Waynesboro man told police that his drug dealer upped the price of cocaine. More...

Obituaries

Mr. William Frank Easterlin Jr.

Mr. William Frank Easterlin Jr., 81, of 801 Mulberry St., Louisville, died at his home Dec. 5, 2007. He was the beloved husband of Lillian Abbot Easterlin. Graveside services were held noon Saturday, Dec. More...

Mrs. Maudine Griffin Bailey

Maudine Griffin Bailey, 77, of Waynesboro peacefully entered into rest at her home with family at her side on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. More...

Mrs. Jessica B. Hopper

Mrs. Jessica B. Hopper, 30, of Alexander entered into rest Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Mrs. Hopper is the beloved wife of John Frederick "Rick" Hopper. Mrs. Hopper, a native of Burke County, is the daughter of Ralph and Lena Barefield of Alexander. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

SCV The Brigadier General John C. Carter Camp 207 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mobley's Restaurant Monday, Dec. 17. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting and program at 7. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful Second Hopeful Baptist Church will hold its Christmas program 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. The public is invited. Brown Grove Brown Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Christmas program 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. 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...