July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Still Swimming

Local woman has been teaching kids to swim for 35 years

The water splashes and Lexie TenHuisen makes her rounds from child to child. That's what she's been doing every summer for the past 35 years. Lexie has taught all ages, from babies to adults. More...

Low turn-out predicted for Tuesday's runoff

Burke County's polls will open for the Aug. 5 senatorial runoff, but only a few hundred voters are expected to cast ballots. More...

Correction

An article printed last week stated the final reading for the City of Waynesboro's proposed teen curfew is Aug. 4. The final reading will actually be Sept. 2. The True Citizen regrets this error. More...

For The Record

Woman gets jail for fatal crash

A Waynesboro woman will spend the next five years in jail for a wreck that killed a teenage boy riding in her car. Martha Ann Braddy, 36, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Carl C. More...

From the Blotter

Prescription for disaster Deputies arrested a Fort Stewart woman after they found her SUV straddling a ditch and two small children asleep in the cargo area. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Wednesday, July 23 • Fletcher Walden Jr., 27, of 406 Leonard Circle, Waynesboro, was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Iris Hurst Mattson

Mrs. Iris Hurst Mattson, 72, of Waynesboro, Ga., beloved wife of Dennis A. Mattson, entered into rest Friday, July 25, 2008, at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Monday, July 28, at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Mr. Willard Stephen 'Steve' Skinner

Mr. Willard Stephen "Steve" Skinner, 49, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Saturday, July 26, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

The Young and White families would like to extend our warmest thank you to everyone that sent their sincere condolences for our beloved father, grandfather and husband John "Bobby" Young. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Free school supplies The Sportsmen Social Club will give away free school supplies 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the vacant lot next to Regions Bank on Sixth Street. Parents are not allowed to pick up supplies for their children. More...

People

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2008 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding. Jurors are to report Monday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. More...

Miss Dixon to marry Mr. Henderson

Zebedee and Evelyn Dixon of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Gwendolyn Amanda, to Larry Darnell Henderson II of Beaumont, Texas, son of Larry and Eliza Henderson of Jackson, Miss. More...

Miss Holbrook, Mr. Broadwater unite in marriage

Miss Margaret Alicia Holbrook became the bride of Mr. Ryan McCormick Broadwater 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Cress Darwin officiated at the ceremony. More...

FBI releases details in First National fraud

A Midville mother has confessed to stealing more than a halfmillion dollars from First National Bank. More...

Tax free holiday begins Thursday

Waynesboro school supply buyers can shop till they drop with Georgia's upcoming tax-free weekend. The holiday, instituted by Gov. Sonny Perdue, will run from 12:01 am on July 31 to midnight Aug. 3. More...

Local residents could be affected by insurer's mistake

Personal information on employees of Waynesboro, Burke County and the State of Georgia could have been compromised last week in a massive mail out by the state's largest health insurer. More...

Editorial

Why So Few Voters?

What are we to make of the fact that voter turnout in the July 15th Georgia General Primary was less than half that of the February 5th Presidential Primary? More...

Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: July 29, 1998 Burke County agent Richard McDaniel estimated farm losses here at $20 million and counting. In addition to drought, he said soil temperatures "four inches deep" exceeded 100 degrees. More...

Sports

Two local youth qualify for statewide golf tournament

Two junior golfers from Burke County qualified to compete in the Georgia State Golf Association's annual statewide tournament. More...

Fore!

Fore! Burke County High School golf coach Wade Marchman held a golf camp for area youth at the Waynesboro Country Club recently. More...

Local athlete plays in World Series

Amber Bowman and her Georgia Rockers "Gold" teammates finished as runner-up in the World Fast Pitch Connection World Series held recently in Savannah. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Lesser Cornstalk Borers Hit Hard

Farmers are used to facing challenges. It seems that this year is providing more than its share. This past week I have seen severe damage to grain sorghum caused by the lesser corn stalk borer (LCSB). More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Aug. 9 - Washington County Wildlife Trade Show & Extravaganza, Washington Co. Farm Burea Ag Center, Tennille. For more information contact the Washington County Extension office at 478-552-2011. Aug. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Controlling Weeds in the Pond

The first step in controlling pondweeds is to identify the ones that are causing problems. Aquatic plants are listed in four groups according to the habitats in which they are found. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill Forest Hill Baptist Church will hold annual revival services Monday Friday, Aug. 4-8, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Chavous Boyd, pastor of Bark Camp and First Baptist of Sardis, will be guest minister. The Rev. Larry Boyd is pastor. More...