October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

66-year-old woman holds burglars at gunpoint

A senior citizen who was packing heat got the best of two would-be burglars. When deputies arrived at her northern Burke County property Friday, the 66-yearold woman had both burglars lying on the ground and ready for handcuffs. More...

News

Panic blamed for empty gas pumps

The lines stretched entire blocks from the pumps at some local gas stations last week. Despite assurances from those in the industry that supplies are steadying, fuel inventories at stations around town have been spotty. More...

Absentee voting off to strong start

Burke County voters are taking advantage of the state's new absentee voting law. More...

Teacher tells of her battle against breast cancer

A longtime Burke County kindergarten teacher will focus this Friday on perhaps the toughest subject of her life. More...

Sports

Bears put Pirates under in Brunswick

The Bears gave the Pirates a sinking feeling last Saturday. Burke County High School's football team (2-2) took down Brunswick High School 29-22 in the last nonregion match-up for both schools. More...

Cubs sharpen their claws on the gridiron

The Burke County Middle School Cubs are playing like Bears again this season. The seventh-grade team (4-0) beat Screven County Middle School 42-18 last week to win the region title. More...

EBA runner chases title

He's obviously not slowing down. Kyle Wilson, a junior at Edmund Burke Academy, has won his fourth race in a row, and his coach thinks he's a shoo-in for championships this season. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Vance N. Strickland

Vance N. Strickland, 61, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at his residence. He lost his third battle with colon cancer which he had for over two and a half years. More...

Mr. James Henry Wiggins Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. James Henry Wiggins Sr., ship lineman, who entered eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Phinazee and Son Chapel with Evangelist Janice Palmer officiating. More...

Ms. Beverly Williams

Funeral services for Ms. Beverly Williams, MCG medical technologist, who entered eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Clark reunion Descendants of Charles Clark III are invited to the 74th annual family reunion to be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Clark's Chapel. The Home Grown Band will perform. More...

People

Umpleby, Chlebeck exchange vows

Mr. Jonathan Goodwin Umpleby and Miss Nicole Ann Chlebeck were united in holy matrimony on Friday, July 18, 2008, at 3 p.m. More...

Miss Watkins, Mr. Gay unite in marriage

Miss April Diane Watkins became the bride of David Jeremy Gay 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Wintergreen Woods, Lexington, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rutland of Albany and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Birth

Elijah "Eli" Braddoc Hines

David and Whitney Hines of Thomasville announce the birth of their son, Elijah "Eli" Braddoc, born 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Central Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Fla. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

Waynesboro man indicted for rape of disabled woman

The grand jury has indicted a Waynesboro man for raping a mentally disabled woman. "True bills" were returned on defendant Garry Mitchell for felony counts of rape, aggravated sodomy and burglary. More...

Driver killed in Hwy. 56 collision

A Hinesville man is dead following a head-on collision on Highway 56 North. Brevard Fries Jr., 55, died Monday afternoon, about eight hours after he slammed into an A&W Oil tanker truck near Lake Crystal Drive. More...

Editorial

Everybody's problem

Property crimes, especially armed robberies, have been on the increase in recent months-and not just here in Waynesboro and Burke County. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

By Bonnie K. Taylor General Manager The True Citizen It is still not too late to get your Celebrity Waiter tickets for the Oct. 9 event. More...

For The Record

Escapee caught in closet

Burke County deputies nabbed an escaped prisoner who was hiding in a hall closet. Last Monday, they arrested Gabriel Cle Scott, 27, inside a home on River Road. More...

Man gets 20 years for child molestation

A Girard man was sent to prison for abusing his stepdaughter and infecting her with a sexually-transmitted disease in the process. James Lewis Wright, 28, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Carl C. More...

Shoplifter sentenced for stabbing

A woman who sliced a good Samaritan trying to stop her from shoplifting will spend the next five years behind bars. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Winter Annuals Need to Be Grazed Wisely

It makes sense to plant winter annuals for your cattle. Managed right they can add money to your cattle operation. A combination of rye and ryegrass can provide grazing from January - April. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Oct. 7-9 - Ag in the Classroom for all fourth graders at the Southeast Research & Education Center in Midville Oct. 23 - Master Gardener Meeting, 6 p.m., Burke Co. Office Park conference room Oct. 28 - Burke Co. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Oct. 2-12 - Junior Commercial Dairy Heifer Show - Georgia National Fair, Perry Oct. 2-5 - Southern Region Leaders Forum - Rock Eagle 4-H Center Oct. 6 - Cotton Boll/Consumer Judging Practice - 3:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Ward Grove Ward Grove Baptist Church will hold its deacons, deaconesses and trustees anniversary 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Dinner will be served. The public is invited. More...

School News

No Gas Needed

Simulators help teach students safe driving

Bobby Jones has already had a wreck in his driver education class at Burke County High School. He took out a stop sign while swerving to miss a pedestrian. But there's no real cause for concern. It was only a virtual accident. More...

Ridin' in style

Students at Waynesboro Primary School got an eyeful of big wheels and fast rides last Friday at their annual transportation parade. More...