December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New industry to begin production by year's end

While many industries are talking layoffs, a new Burke County company is talking more jobs. ASTA Inc. More...

For new Web site

State seeks local artists, products

Burke County artists and food manufacturers are invited to grow their businesses on the state's newest Web site. More...

A belly full

What does Santa munch on when he's on the road preparing for the big day? The True Citizen spotted him at Avery's last week dining on the country store's signature hamburger and famous homemade fries. Where's his next stop in Burke County? More...

For The Record

Clerk bound with shoestrings

Two more stores robbed

Two more convenience stores can be added to the recent rash of armed robberies. Monday night around 7:40 p.m., a clerk at Vidette Country Store was held up by two skimasked men who wielded handguns and tied her up with shoestrings. More...

Three arrested for trafficking cocaine

Three Burke County men were arrested in Hephzibah after 76 grams of crack cocaine were found in their possession. More...

From the Blotter

Flying Objects It was a busy week for flying objects and damaged cars. In just two days, four drivers took the brunt of a number of objects that came flying out of pick-ups and big rigs. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James W. 'Tater' Self

James W. "Tater" Self, 79, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest, late Thursday evening, Dec. 4, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah. More...

Mr. Dobbie J. Collins, Jr.

Mr. Dobbie J. Collins Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Nov. 23, 2008 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. More...

Infant Boy Mims

Infant boy Mims, son of Charles Rackins and Johnna Mims died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Old Fella Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Burke County Library. Class of '64 The Waynesboro High and Industrial School Class of 1964 will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Church News

Church News

Thompson Bridge Thompson Bridge Baptist Church will hold its first pastor appreciation program for the Rev. Bobby Griffin 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Maudie Powell of Oak Grove United Methodist Church will serve as worship leader, and the Rev. More...

People

Miss Adams to wed Mr. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Adams of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Christine, to Paul Martin Smith, son of Ms. Kim Smith of McBean and Mr. Ronald Smith of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Raby, Phillips to exchange vows

Steve and Tammy Raby of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole, to Michael Bob Phillips, son of Bob and Ellen Phillips of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Birth

Jennifer Jolene Grace Oglesby

Joe Oglesby and Rosanna Bolton announce the birth of their daughter, Jeniffer Jolene Grace Oglesby, born Nov. 5, 2008, at 4:47 p.m. She was delivered at Burke Medical Center by Dr. Mark Gresham and weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce. More...

Neighbors stand firm

Plans for retirement community rekindled

A Dunwoody developer is taking another shot at convincing Waynesboro City Council to let him build a retirement community in the historic Academy Avenue neighborhood. More...

Editorial

Helping others

During the holiday season, many people reflect on what they can do to help those less fortunate. More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Congratulations to DOOR, Downtown Organization of Retailers, for another successful Christmas on Liberty Street. The weather was perfect ... cool enough to get you in the mood. well worth their time to come to the event. More...

Sports

Former Bears go for state title

Burke County may have ended its football season, but there are still two Bears in the fight for the state AAAA title. More...

Bears start season off right

The Bears took the lead in their first period of play last week and haven't looked back. Burke County High School's boys (2-0) toppled their first two opponents of the season last week, beating Screven County 74-63 and Jenkins County 69- 31. More...

Lady Bears look for first win

They just need to get that first win. If they can get the first one, Burke County head girls coach Angelica Collins said her players may get the confidence they need to top more teams. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Soil Sampling In Pastures and Hayfields

We are getting many questions about cutting back on farms and reducing production costs. There are several areas where cutting back will not pay off in the long run. Maintenance of soil fertility is one area you should keep a close eye on. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Care of Holiday Gift Plants

How long holiday plants remain attractive may be directly related to the care they are given. Careful handling is also an important factor that may affect these plants. Proper watering is critical. More...

Family & Consumer Science News

Hope for Homeowners

If you are a homeowner having a difficult time making your mortgage payments or facing foreclosure, the new HOPE for Homeowners (H4H) program may be able to help you. More...

School News

School tax rate stays the same

Members of the Burke County Board of Education decided local residents couldn't afford a hike in the tax rate this year, and no one showed up to disagree with them. More...