April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Postcard perfect

Good Day Café has a new look. Artist Kristen Sorrels, who followed the Elba Express pipeline project from her native New Hampshire to Waynesboro, has nearly finished with a mural that will transform the streetscape of the Liberty Street eatery. More...

Our hometown

Channel 6 news crews have been in Burke County all week preparing for the Your Hometown broadcast set for next Friday afternoon. More...

More Burke residents laid off

More Burke County residents are out of jobs. According to preliminary March figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, Burke County's unemployment rate slid to 12.5 percent. More...

For The Record

Three hurt in home invasion

Three gunmen broke into a Burke County home and beat and robbed the occupants. GBI agents are investigating the home invasion, which happened on Highway 23 South early last Wednesday morning. More...

Two teens arrested as burglary ring investigation continues

A four-county investigation into a burglary ring involving as many as seven teenagers has prompted criminal charges against two more teens. More...

From the Blotter

Going green Investigators want to know who tried to get some green inside the Burke County Jail. Last week, guards opened two letters addressed to a murder suspect and found a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in both envelopes. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Lois Ward Story

Lois Ward Story, long-time resident of Waynesboro and Augusta, Ga., passed away on Nov. 26, 2008. A memorial service in celebration of Lois' life will be on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. More...

Mr. Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson, 52, of Waynesboro,Ga., suddenly entered into rest Saturday, April 25, 2009. Funeral services were at 11 a . m . Wednes- day, (today) Arpil 29, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. He was born Aug. More...

In Memoriam

January 1, 1992 - November 29, 2008 It's been five months today since the Lord put His loving arms around you and said my son it is time for you to come home. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Baptist Jones Grove Baptist Church will have its pre- Mother's Day program, 11:30 a.m., Sunday May 3. Nichelle Tanskley will be the speaker. The Rev. Melvin Habersham is the pastor and invites the public to attend. More...

School News

ROTC Awards

BCHS Jr. Air Force ROTC awards presented

The Burke County High School Air Force Jr. ROTC held its annual awards program on March 28, at the school. Major Cornelius Fleeman IV was the guest speaker. More...

Students get second chance on test for AYP

As the school term winds down, some juniors at Burke County High School will rev up their studies. More...

Projects replace some exams at high school

Burke County High School students will take fewer tests next year. The Burke County Board of Education recently approved a request from principal Wayne Hickman to replace the first and third nine-weeks exams with long-range projects. More...

Vogtle activity to rev up soon

The companies hired to build new reactors at Plant Vogtle have been given the go ahead to move forward with work at the site. The Shaw Group, Inc. More...

No sign of swine flu in Georgia

Remain calm. That's the message public health officials in Burke County are sending out as new cases of swine flu pop up across the nation. More...

Editorial

Piling On

Just when it looked like the planet had about all it could handle with a worldwide recession, massive unemployment, widespread corporate bankruptcies, Ponzi schemes, unprecedented home foreclosures - not to mention wars and rumors of wars - along More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Make plans to attend the gospel sing this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Robinson's Chapel next door to Mobley's Cafeteria. The concert is free and open to the public. The Local Vocal Band will present an oldtimey country and gospel sing. More...

Sports

Bears claim region track trophy

The Bears have done it again. For the fourth time in five years, Burke County High School won the boys region track and field championship. Last Saturday, the Bears rose to the top of all seven teams in Region 3-AAA, scoring 125 points. More...

Waynesboro to host AAA state golf tourney

Waynesboro will be inundated with junior golfers by this weekend. Burke County High School will host both the boys and girls AAA state golf tournaments next Monday, May 4, bringing 32 golf teams and their families to the area. More...

Burke tennis season ends in first round

Burke County High School's tennis teams have set down their racquets for the season. The Bears and Lady Bears were disappointed in the first round of the AAA state tournament last week. More...

Fields & Yields

Sign up begins for wildlife program

Beginning May 15, landowners may sign up for grants to convert idle right-of-way land into wildlife habitat. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Prune Azaleas Immediately After Flowering

With spring comes the question when to prune azaleas. The best time to prune (cutback) azaleas is right after flowering. More...

Recipes from Louise

By Louise McClain Special to The True Citizen

It's spring and now is the time to stock up on those sweet Vidalia onions. Vidalia onions are best when eaten during their short season from April to mid- June. However, they may be stored by placing them in old, clean, sheer pantyhose. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

School Council The Burke County Middle School school council will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the BCMS conference room. Diabetic Teaching A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Burke Medical Center. More...

People

Pink ladies … and gentlemen

Rick Umpleby, right, and Hattie Outlaw, listen in during the luau-themed banquet held for volunteers at Burke Medical Center. More...

Robin Mead named Poll-ette of the Year

The National Organization of Poll-ettes (NOP) has recognized Robin Mead of Midville as the 2008 National Poll-ette of the Year. For her contributions to the Hereford breed, youth and the NOP, Robin was bestowed this honor Jan. More...

Serving Whoppers

Waynesboro's newest eatery is now serving. Burger King opened Monday morning with crowds so large police had to help direct traffic. More...