February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fleeing industries must repay incentives

Industries that ask for money to settle in Burke County won't be walking away with it when they leave. More...

News

SMALL TOWN, BIG VOICE

A small town girl is making national headlines. More...

Budget approved, job cuts postponed

Waynesboro City Council adopted an $8.2 million dollar budget Monday night, banking on equipment cutbacks and prison labor to make up for falling revenue figures. More...

MCG campaign features Burke County teacher

A hospital gown wasn't quite what she expected to wear for her first modeling gig. But Cindy Huddleston endured six hours in the baggy, cotton garment to shoot photos for Medical College of Georgia's new advertising campaign. More...

For The Record

Grant dollars at work

Ten arrested in county roadblock

Ten motorists were arrested during a Friday night roadblock, and deputies say we can expect more soon. Thanks to $26,000 in grants, mostly Homeland Security, the sheriff's office purchased a mobile unit to be used in safety checks. More...

From the Blotter

Window smasher A Waynesboro man was arrested after fleeing the scene of one crime and turning up two hours later and committing another. Charles Edward Cooper, 45, of Magnolia Acres Apt. More...

Four apartments damaged from Thursday night blaze

Waynesboro firefighters kept a fast-spreading apartment fire contained to a single unit. Last Thursday night, the fire broke out in a downstairs unit at Briarwood Apartments off East Sixth Street. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCMS Discovery referrals Gifted referrals for Burke County Middle School students will be accepted Feb. 11-15. More...

Blackstone earns Golden Apple

Cindy Blackstone, special education teacher at Waynesboro Primary School, recently received WJBF's Golden Apple Award out of 300 nominees. More...

BCHS FFA Student Named Grand Champion

Burke County High School sophomore Zack Quick received Reserve Grand Champion at the Jones County Dairy Heifer Show held recently in Grey. The brown Swiss was raised by Jimmy and Ginny Frank at Franks Farm in Midville. More...

People

People in the News

Evan Mobley Evan Mobley of Waynesboro was named to the dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the fall semester 2007. To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the semester. More...

First deer

Makenzie Posey, 6, killed her first deer on Jan. 14. She shot the doe from 100 yards while hunting in Burke County. She is the daughter of Robbie and Wendy Posey of Waynesboro. More...

With love

Six-year-old Makenzy Veldboom made a sweet decision when she chopped off more than 10 inches of her strawberry blond hair to donate to Locks of Love. Marjorie Edmonds of Headrush the Salon in Waynesboro was her stylist. More...

WHAT'S NEW

True Citizen readers can now give us an earful. Beginning next week, we'll publish select comments from our readers in a special opinion section, "Over the Fence." We welcome your takes on everything from national news to local nitty-gritty. More...

'Til the Cows Come Home

Burke County preacher celebrates a half century of spreading God's word

T he Rev. Ellis Climes Jr. straightens his tie and rubs his thumb over gold embossed letters. His Bible won't close flat anymore - the consequence, or reward, of years spent splayed open in study. More...

Editorial

Supporting grandparents raising grandchildren

The General Assembly is back in session, and House and Senate members are once again introducing, considering, and voting on bills that affect our families, our futures, and our wallets. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

I went to pledge my presidential party preference yesterday. I filled out the necessary paperwork required and walked over to the ladies who look up your name. More...

Sports

BCHS to host region playoffs

Teams from across east Georgia will head this way next week for the Region 3-AAA playoffs hosted by Burke County High School. The region playoffs will run Monday through Saturday (Feb. 11-16) with game times each night set for 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30. More...

Bears take loss from Cadets

The Bears weren't able to encore their first performance of the season against Benedictine Military School Friday night. The Burke County High School boys (14- 7, 5-5) fell to the Cadets 51-40. More...

Lady Bears fall to St. Vincent's

A slow start cost the Lady Bears a region loss Friday night in Savannah. The Burke County High School girls (12- 9, 5-6) lost to St. Vincent's Academy 70- 56 in their last region match-up of the regular season. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Bradley Steven Broome

Mr. Bradley Steven Broome, 19, of Augusta entered into rest Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. Memorial services were at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, from the chapel of DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home, 2546 Hwy 88 Hephzibah with the Rev. Marion Jay officiating. More...

Mrs. Diana Dukes

Funeral services for Mrs. Diana Dukes, who entered into eternal rest on Jan. 22, 2008 was at noon Saturday, Feb. 2 at Watkinsville Baptist Church with the Rev Robert Stokes Sr. officiating. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500. More...

Mrs. Margaret Bargeron Courson

Margaret Bargeron Courson, 81, of Waynesboro entered into rest peacefully, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Memorial Services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro with Dr. G. More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Grove Oak Grove Baptist Church in Girard will celebrate its ushers' anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The Rev. Willie Givens will be in charge of services. The Rev. Walter Dukes Sr., pastor, invites the public. More...

Waynesboro First Methodist members participate in 'Safe Sanctuaries' workshop

According to The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church, sexual misconduct in any Methodist church-related activity will not be condoned, and the misconduct will be addressed accordingly to the letter of the law. More...