January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Commission, BOE choose leaders

The Burke County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education chose its leaders for the 2009 year at their January meetings held last week. More...

County attorney resigns

The county's longtime legal aide says he's ready to "turn the reigns over to someone else." Preston B. Lewis Jr. submitted his letter of resignation as county attorney earlier this month, citing his last day as Jan. 31. More...

BK is coming to the 'Boro

Waynesboro will have Whoppers. Savannah Restaurants Corporation (SRC) has announced plans to construct a Burger King on the north end of town. More...

Sports

Bears drop two in region play

The Bears are looking for some region wins. The Burke County boys (7-6, 1-4) lost region ballgames to Washington County and Thomson over the weekend. More...

Lady Bears snag second win

The Lady Bears snagged their first region win Saturday night in Thomson. Burke County's girls (2-12, 1- 4) defeated the Lady Bulldogs 47-44 and saw three Lady Bears score in double digits. More...

Former Bear named coach of the year

A former football player and coach for Burke County has been named Georgia's AAAA Coach of the Year. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Check For Aphids in Wheat

Aphids can be found in wheat any time during the growing season. Factors such as the cold temperatures we have just experienced can affect the timing of their infestations. More...

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events

Jan. 28 - Georgia Cotton Conference - Tifton Jan. 29 - Peanut Production Meeting - Breakfast Meeting - Burke Co. Office Park - 8 a.m. Feb. 5 - Cotton Production Meeting - McKinney's Pond - 7 p.m. Feb. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Jan. 1 - Feb. 4 - Home Fruit Promotion Fundraiser - Deadline for ordering is noon on Feb. 4. Jan. 24 - Elbert Co. Commercial Dairy Heifer Show - Elberton Feb. 6-8 - Jr/Sr PA - Rock Eagle 4-H Center - Elberton Feb. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '90 The Burke County Comprehensive High School Class of 1990 will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Burke County Library. Call Pamala (Bell) Williams at 706-799-6290 or email amethyste_p@yahoo.com. More...

People

Meredith, Wright to marry

Dr. and Mrs. G. Al Wright Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jonathan Wright, to Crystal Meredith of Evans. More...

Births

Mylie Kate Posey Michael and Jill Posey of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Mylie Kate, born 5:48 p.m. Oct. 29, 2008, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. More...

People in the News

Brandon R. Smith recently graduated from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. More...

A day of dreams

PRESSING ON

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory was celebrated and his call to action echoed during a ceremony at the city park Monday afternoon. Following the annual procession through downtown, the Rev. More...

Editorial

A man for his time

The baby-boomers had their shot and the results were mixed. Bill Clinton will be remembered for an administration that succeeded on many fronts but was marred by his personal failings. George W. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. 20, 1999 A Midville resident left his Buick LeSabre on a railroad crossing where it was later demolished by a locomotive pulling 115 cars. The driver was charged with several offenses, including DUI. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Reward posted by victim

Break-ins continue

A Waynesboro man is tired of being burglarized ... and is willing to put his money where his mouth is. More...

Driver in rec. wreck turns himself in

The man responsible for causing thousands of dollars of damage to county property turned himself in after pictures of the incident were published in The True Citizen. More...

From the Blotter

Taxing discoveries Three taxpayers got big surprises when they tried to file their 2009 returns. The IRS told one Waynesboro man he owed more than $9,000 in back taxes from filings dating back to 2005. More...

Obituaries

David "Pops" Ray "Mac" McCracken

David "Pops" Ray "Mac" McCracken, 79, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born in Thomson, Ga., on Sept. 1 5 , 1 9 2 9 , to the late Bob and Mar- jorie Williams McCracken. Mr. More...

Harold Ray 'Jeff' Brown Jr.

Harold Ray Brown Jr. "Jeff," 60, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest early Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 2009, after an extended illness. A full obituary will be published at a later date. DeLoach Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF MRS. OLLIE MAE BRADDY thought of you with love today But that's nothing new. thought of you yesterday And the day before that too. often speak your name Now all I have are the memories And a picture in a frame. More...

Church News

Church News

Williams Grove Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 36th Usher's Anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The Rev. Dr. David Kemp Sr. and Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church ushers will be in charge of the service. More...

Church Service Directory

Bethel Baptist Church . Bethel Baptist is located off Hwy. 24 in Alexander. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. BBI at 5:45 p.m. & evening services at 7. Wed. prayer meetings & mission studies are at 6:45 p.m. More...

School News

FCA announces honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor roll list for the third six weeks grading period. Students named to the A honor roll are: First grade: Aaron Goodwin, Brenda Mancera, Ashton Phillips, Shelby Quick, More...

EBA releases honor roll list

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students named to the A+ honor roll include: Seventh grade: Haley Chandler, Lane Christian, Will Dasher, Abby Taylor Harrison, Cody Mcteer, Katelyn Reeves, More...

Surprising letter

Amy Sasser's fourth grade class at Blakeney Elementary School wrote letters to Barbara Robinson, the author of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. More...