April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay For Life kicks off this weekend

It's been a decade since Burke County's first Relay For Life - but participants are just as determined to keep the money for cancer research rolling in. More...

News

Leaders focus on workforce issues

Burke County's industry and education leaders agree. If they work together, they can produce a stronger labor workforce. More...

Neighborhood seeks city's help

Speeding cars, unfinished work

Residents in the West Ninth Street neighborhood want city officials to do something about speeding motorists. More...

State pays hospital authority $200,000

The Burke County Hospital Authority has finally received more than $200,000 from the state in unpaid Medicaid and PeachCare bills. More...

Sports

FORE THE TROPHY

Bears claim first region championship on golf course

The alligator that surfaced in the pond on the 16th didn't stop them. After the Bears claimed their school's first region championship in golf, a few of them, including their coach Wade Marchman, couldn't resist a celebratory swim. More...

Love-ly shutout puts Bears in playoffs

Love prevailed in Burke County Friday night. Burke County High School senior Brandon Love pitched a shutout to help the Bears beat Benedictine Military School and secure their spot in the playoffs for the first time in seven years. More...

Bears place second in Region 3-AAA

It turns out he can fly on the track, too. All season long, crowds have been watching Burke County High School junior Damion Johnson fly to the far end of the long jump pit. He was the man to beat. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Mole Crickets

It is not uncommon for mole crickets to destroy a lawn in one season. The pesky insects damage turf grasses in the coastal plain and occasionally in piedmont areas of Georgia. They're active from early spring to late fall. More...

Recipes From Louise

If you are like me with grocery and gas prices going up and up, I have become a penny pincher. So to make delicious meals on a budget, try these recipes. Baked Chicken and Rice 1 cup plain white rice 1 large pkg. More...

UGA researcher tracks pollen, resistant trait

Springtime tree pollen covers much of Georgia now. Lynn Sosnoskie plans to track a different kind of pollen this summer, one that has the potential to spread the worst thing to hit Georgia cotton in decades. More...

Church News

Church News

First McCanaan First McCanaan Baptist Church will hold Activity Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3. There will be health workshops, games, activities and food for everyone. The Rev. Walter Dukes Sr. invites the public. Mt. More...

School News

Faith Christian releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the fifth six weeks. Students named to the A honor roll include: First grade - Jackson Corbitt, Rhett Lever, Madison Mills, Cole Nasworthy, Ceara Reid, Aaron Snipes, More...

Burke County schools release honor roll lists

Burke County Schools have released their principal's lists and honor rolls for the third nine weeks. More...

Photo

Second grader Avery Parker was among the hundreds of young artists who displayed original works in Edmund Burke Academy's first ever Spartan Spoleto. More...

County pays $1.5M in overtime

Taxpayers forked out nearly $1.5 million last year to pay county employees' overtime. In fact, the nearly 79,000 hours came with a $1,486,875.34 price tag, and some employees' overtime added up to be a full salary in itself. More...

Teens from Burke held at gunpoint

Four college students from Waynesboro were held at gunpoint on a rural dirt road in Bulloch County last Tuesday night. More...

Editorial

Don't shoot the messenger

This newspaper has received several comments from residents of the Midville area questioning the wisdom of our pointing out that the community has limited police protection and that the police chief was suspended until he receives his state accredi More...

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RFD

I am saddened over the recent announcements of Marshall Singletary and Steve Rice leaving our community. Both are columnists for The True Citizen and will be sorely missed by their readers. More...

For The Record

Elderly man jailed for grabbing officer

An elderly Hephzibah man was jailed after he grabbed the collar of an investigator who was attempting to arrest his 48- year-old girlfriend. More...

From the Blotter

Chicken Little Deputies had an odd interview with a Gough man being treated by EMA personnel. When they first asked what was wrong, the 50-year-old said he had nothing to say but tacked on a few vulgarities for good measure. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Wednesday, April 16 • Anthony Alexander Cummings, 29, of 491 Clarks Place Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for battery and two counts of More...

Obituaries

Obituary - Edna Watts Allen

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 from First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Carter and Reverend Marshall Singletary officiating. Interment services will... More...

Obituary - Robert C. Neely Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Robert C. Neely, Jr., 85, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at University Hospital in Augusta. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael More...

Obituary - Norris Reed Sr.

Mr. Norris Reed Sr. of Waynesboro entered into rest Sunday, April 27, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 3, at 1 p.m. at Watkinsville... More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happening

Diabetic teaching A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Burke Medical Center. Those participating are encouraged to bring a partner or any person who helps with food preparation. More...

People

Scenes from Frog Wallow Fun Fest

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Engagements

Miss Thompson to wed Mr. Hitchcock Ralph and Melissa Thompson of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Maria, to Nathan Alan Hitchcock, son of Alan and Kathy Hitchcock of Midville. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Miss Rodeo USA rounds up BES Students

Miss Rodeo USA, Kristin Scott, shared some cowgirl wisdom with Blakeney Elementary students last week. More...