December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

S.G.A. students reach out to troops in Iraq

Half way around the world, a smile spreads across an American soldier's face and he thinks about Burke County, Georgia. He's not from here, but his fan club is based in Sardis. S.G.A. More...

News

A Year of Photographs

Some of our favorite shots from 2007

Bird dog trainer Harold Ray heads home after a long day in the field. Photo by Elizabeth Billips. More...

Holiday Deadlines

The True Citizen will be closed for the holidays Monday, Dec.31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Deadlines for the Jan. 2 edition of the newspaper are as follows: Thursday, Dec. 27, 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Cubs win big in last home game

The Burke County Middle School Cubs are rounding out their regular season schedule in style. More...

Pee Wee champs

The Burke County Recreation Department pee wee football team sponsored by Pop's Kountry Store finished their season undefeated with an 8-0 record. More...

Walker named top performer

Jamie Walker, local drag racing champion, was named "Top Performer" by GoodYear tires Dec.8 at the 20th annual PRI show in Orlando, Fla. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sara G. Howell

Sara G. Howell, 73, of Midville entered into rest Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Trinity Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Midville Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott McKinney officiating. More...

Mr. William "Mr. Bill" Gordon Price

William "Mr. Bill" Gordon Price of Hephzibah, husband of Mrs. Victoria Price, entered into rest with Our Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m. More...

Mr. Roosevelt Travis

Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt Travis, who entered eternal rest Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, were held Thursday, Dec. 13, at Second Antioch Baptist Church in Keysville with the Rev. William Bussey officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Citizenship Sunday A Special Fifth Citizenship Sunday will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the John I. Blackburn Worship Center located at 4778 Quaker Road in Keysville. More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Grove Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold its New Year's Eve service 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. The Rev. Walter Dukes Sr., pastor, invites the public. Franklin Covenant Franklin Covenant Baptist Church will hold Watch Night services 10 p.m. 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...

Shopping with the Sheriff

The Burke County Sheriff's Office made Christmas even more special for local children during the fifth annual "Shopping with the Sheriff" held last Thursday. More...

Georgia Power rate hike slashed

Georgia Power customers will see their electric bills go up, but not as much as the company had planned. Last week, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) nearly cut in half the rate increase proposed by Georgia Power. More...

2007 Empty Stocking

Fund Goal: $25,000

This past week's contributions include: Waynesboro Rotary Club, $200 Blakeney Elementary School, $1,900 S.G.A. Elementary School, $1,800 Waynesboro Primary School, $1,200 Burke County Middle School, $1,415. More...

Editorial

The year to come

2008 promises to be a year of both hope and challenge. More...

RFD

My brother's Christmas gift to us was a few days at the Isle of Palms, S.C. It was a great-relaxing time with our families. I finally got to meet my niece Maria's boyfriend, Travis. More...

Cartoon

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For The Record

Man shot at Magnolia Acres

A Waynesboro man was shot Friday afternoon, and his girlfriend's teenager is accused of pulling the trigger. Sammie Habersham, 51, was rushed to Medical College of Georgia just after 1 p.m. with two gunshots wounds. More...

Copper theft costly for Baptist church

Copper thieves did some serious damage, again … this time at a local church. Members of New Birth Mis- sionary Baptist Church recently discovered that someone tampered with eight of their air conditioning units between Dec. 12- 15. More...

Security cameras solve credit card theft

Waynesboro police solved a credit card theft, thanks to some fast spending. According to the police report, a Perkins woman left her wallet in a Wal-Mart shopping cart after unloading groceries. More...

Fields & Yields

USDA issues disaster payments for crop, livestock and feed losses

Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced that USDA began issuing payments last week to tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country who suffered losses because of natural disasters. More...

Home & Garden Tips

A Tradition is Savored

The holiday season is a time to reflect about life in general. I caught myself thinking about the years of early childhood in the small community of Dooly County where I grew up. More...

Recipes From Louise

In the olden days, blackeyed peas were used strictly for feeding cattle. During the Civil War battle of Vicksburg, the town was under siege for 40 days. No supplies went in and none came out of the town. To keep from starving, people ate the peas. More...

School News

The Humans Had No Idea ...

The humans had no idea we were watching them. We are Santa's reindeer, and we watch the children in Burke County for Santa all year long. We stay hidden in the woods most of the day. More...

The Christmas Nap

There was nothing under the Christmas tree. It was 1 a.m., but still no presents. I know Santa should've come by now. I was extra good this year. I made good grades and even cleaned my room sometimes. I made sure I mailed my letter on Dec. More...

The Night My Eyebrows Froze

Once upon a time, on a cold snowy night, it was so cold that my eyebrows froze. On that night, instead of playing outside, I had to stay inside and put hot rags on my eyebrows. More...