March 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

County commission completes, adopts comprehensive plan

After more than a year of planning and researching, a comprehensive plan for Burke County has been developed and now adopted by the county's commissioners. More...

Animal rescue group takes message to classroom

While the number of animals saved through the group's efforts grows, so does the Old Fella mission. More...

Team registration underway for Boss Hog Cook-off

Prospective cooking teams have four weeks to register for Boss Hog. Spots in the May 9-10 state championship Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) cookoff are up for grabs through April 9. More...

Sports

Bears kick off track season with wins

The Bears are off to another good start this season in track and field. Last Thursday, both the boys and girls teams defeated Evans and Harlem high schools. More...

Cubs burn up the diamond

The Cubs have a shot to do something they've never done on the baseball field. The Burke County Middle School baseball team (10-2-1) is off to its best start in years, and they could possibly chase down a first-ever region championship. More...

Bears swing into top five at tournament

The Bears didn't let the weather freeze them up last weekend. The Burke County High School varsity boys golf team (38-9) took fifth place in the Pike Challenge Golf Invitational held Saturday outside of Atlanta despite the freezing winds that More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Mistletoe in Landscape Trees

I am often called and asked if mistletoe is damaging to a tree's health. Although mistletoe has green leaves and manufactures part of its own food supply, it does depend on its host (the tree) for water and nutrients. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Carving up the Facts on Ham

Hams are the centerpiece of many Easter celebrations. They can be fresh, cured, fully-cooked, picnic, and country. There are so many kinds, and their storage times and cooking times can be quite confusing. More...

Recipes From Louise

Keep your family's Irish eyes smiling by trying these delicious St. Patrick's Day recipes. Corned Beef Cabbage Casserole 1 lb. cabbage 6 large potatoes 1 lb. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its ushers anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The Rev. William Patterson, pastor of New Light and Second McCannan churches, will deliver the message. The Rev. More...

School News

Art contest offers $500 in prizes

Kids, how do you celebrate Independence Day? What does patriotism mean to you? More...

FFA brings home second place finish

The Burke County High School FFA Ag Communication Team recently placed second in the Area 4 FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsboro recently. More...

WPS Character Students for February

Waynesboro Primary School Character students for the month of February are, from left, Alaina Godbee, pre-K; Bryce Flakes, second grade; Jacie Pounders, kindergarten; and Dejah Lee, first grade. More...

Six injured in weekend accidents

Woman, unborn child killed in rollover

A Blythe woman died along with her unborn child when she was thrown out of a car on the Highway 56 Spur. According to state troopers, the wreck occurred around 2 p.m. More...

Judge challenges sheriff in 2008 race

Chief Magistrate Court Judge Curt St. Germaine wants to trade his gavel for the sheriff's badge. The 52-year-old Hephzibah grandfather will challenge longtime Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey in the polls later this year. More...

Editorial

Boss Hog - Bigger and Better

The True Citizen was proud to be one of the founding co-sponsors of the Boss Hog Cook-Off when it got kicked off a few years back. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: March 11, 1998 Heavy rains washed out several county roads, closing at least 15 of them and causing several hundred thousand dollars in damages. More...

Cartoon

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For The Record

Gangs blamed for Westgate gunfire

Gunfire in a North Waynesboro neighborhood was gang related, according to police. Shots were fired around 4:15 p.m. last Wednesday, after two carloads of young adults and juveniles attacked a teenager in front of his Westgate Drive home. More...

Parents charged for reckless conduct

Three Waynesboro parents have been charged with reckless conduct related to marijuana use. Arrest warrants were recently issued for 34-year-old Deadra Adams shortly after she gave birth to twins at Burke Medical Center. More...

Livestock killed by vicious pets

Livestock killings by vicious dogs were reported by two Burke County residents last week. One man told deputies he walked outside his Sardis home to find a hog dead in its pen with a black dog standing next to it. Another pig was missing. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sheila Kay Maxwell

Mrs. Sheila Kay Maxwell, 44, of Hephzibah,Ga., beloved wife of Harold R. Miller, entered into rest Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Gilman, Ill., to Caron Lewis Zirkle and the late Charles Zirkle Jr. More...

Mrs. Geneva McCoy Christensen

Mrs. Geneva Christensen, 64, of Hephzibah, Ga., beloved wife of the late Arlen L. Christensen entered into rest Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Eisenhower Medical Center at Ft. Gordon., Ga. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. More...

Ms. Doris Dukes

Ms. Doris Dukes of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Watkinsville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Easter egg hunt Twenty-five Men of Burke County and the Unique Truck Club will hold their annual Eas- ter egg hunt 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Davis Park. Children of all ages are invited. More...

People

Cucci, Bradham unite in marriage

Wedding

Lindsay Nicole Cucci and Joshua Ryan Bradham celebrated their wedding ceremony 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Waynesboro Office Park Auditorium. The Rev. Matt Shryock officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stuckey, Bunn to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Stuckey of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Alicia, to Jeffrey Riley Bunn, son of Mrs. Hyland Clifford Bunn of Midville and the late Mr. Bunn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary H. More...

Miss Slater to wed Mr. Dixon April 26

Alan Percy Dixon and Stephanie Christina Slater announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro. The bride-elect's mother and step-father are Mr. and Mrs. More...