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News

Officials call for common sense

Swine flu spreads into Georgia

The swine flu is spreading in Georgia but public health officials say there's no cause for alarm. More...

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Local school nurse Ellen Hargrove looks on as Mayor George DeLoach signs a proclamation acknowledging May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in Waynesboro. More...

Photos at your fingertips

New online gallery makes ordering fast, easy

Ordering photos from The True Citizen just got way easier. The staff has launched a new gallery that lets readers pick their favorite snapshots online, pay with a debit or credit card, then have them delivered right to their doorsteps. More...

Sports

Six Lady Bears headed to state meet

Alaytra Carswell refused to settle for fifth place. When she grabbed the baton for the last leg of the 4 X 400 Relay finals at the Region 3- AAA meet last Saturday, Burke County's anchor was staring at the backs of four other runners. More...

Bears finish up in baseball

The Bears have run the bases for the last time this year. Burke County High School played its final two games of the season last week. The Bears (4-20, 1-11) lost to Statesboro last Wednesday and Thomson on Thursday. More...

Growing strong

The Burke County Bears started spring practice last week with a nice surprise for the coaching staff ... about 30 more players than last year. Head coach Eric Parker said more than 100 players have shown up for practice each day. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Garden Myths: Are They True?

There are all kinds of "myths" out there about gardening! Every spring when calls start to pick up and we start going out to help you trouble shoot, I learn more myths. Please do not think that I'm being critical. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Leyland Cypress Dieback

About this time of the year, I always receive dozens of calls concerning Leyland Cypress trees. The most frequently asked question is why are the branches on my Leyland cypress trees turning brown and dying? More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

May 12 - Food Preservation Class - Burke Co. Office Park Kitchen - 5:30 p.m. May 14 - Food Preservation Class - Burke Co. Office Park Kitchen - 10:30 a.m. More...

People

Miss Chalker, Mr. Weber exchange vows

Megan Elizabeth Chalker and Lucas Tillman Weber were united in marriage at seven o'clock in the evening on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. The Rev. Dr. J. Andrew Menger of Augusta officiated. More...

Sanders, Grant to wed May 9

Carl Grant and Greta Sanders, both of Waynesboro, announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the couples home, located at 814 Ben Hatcher Road, Waynesboro. No local invitations will be sent. More...

Oglesby, Folker to marry

Thomas and Laura Oglesby of Blythe announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole, to Adam Jeremy Folker, son of Bob and Donna Folker of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

$10,000 question: Who's the Boss?

State championship cook-off fires up this weekend

The Boss is back. Rain or shine, threedozen cooking teams from five states will unload their grills in Waynesboro this weekend to battle for the state championship trophy and squealing rights in the 4th Annual Boss Hog Cook- Off. Oh, yeah ... More...

Test drive ends on front porch

Authorities are looking for a Waynesboro man who took a luxury car on an all-day test drive, then got away in his skivvies. More...

Editorial

Good news for a change

It's good to have some positive news to write about this week. Too often we are overwhelmed by the bad economy, crime, accidents or natural disasters. But, in this issue of The True Citizen there are several items of very good news. More...

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RFD

I want to extend a well-deserved thank you to the Burkeland Garden Club members and home owners on the Georgia Historic House and Garden Pilgrimage last Saturday in Waynesboro. Each home garden was uniquely beautiful. More...

For The Record

Bond granted to former Bear

A Burke County teen charged with armed robbery has been released from jail to finish high school. Rodney Moye, 18, was granted a $30,000 bond last week by Superior Court Chief Judge J. More...

From the Blotter

In the briar patch The party ended early for a Swainsboro man who got gun happy at a weekend gathering. Around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Burke County deputies were working security at a party at the Highway 80 American Legion when they heard gunfire. More...

Do you know this burglar?

Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in connection with at least two residential burglaries in April. Deputies in Sylvania say the burglar may have connections to Burke County. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Barbara P. Hebert

Barbara P. Hebert, 73, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at St. Michael's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kathryn H. Brinson officiating. More...

Mr. James Douglas "Doug" Jenkins

James Douglas "Doug" Jenkins, 78, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. He was born on March 29, 1931 in Screven County, Ga., to the late John James Jenkins and Alabelle Forehand Jenkins. More...

Jacob Mathis

Jacob Mathis, 13, of Bainbridge, Ga., died May 3, 2009 at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. His funeral service will be Thursday, May 7, at 4 p.m. at Fellowship Baptistch Chuch in Bainbridge with Brother Stanley Phillips, the Rev. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Portrait dedication In lieu of its regular meeting, the Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will dedicate portraits of the Honorable Thomas Moore Berrien and Judge William Hudson Davis, 7 p.m., Monday, May 11. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church will observe Men and Women Day 11 a.m. Sunday, May 10. The Rev. Jonathan Krause of Snellville will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Larry Boyd, pastor, invites the public. More...

School News

EBA students travel to Savannah

Following a unit on Georgia history, third-graders in Kristy Smith and Sam Winkler's class at Edmund Burke Academy toured historic Savannah Friday, April 24. More...

WPS/BES Spring Choral Concert

Members of the Blakeney Elementary School Honor Chorus, right, and the Waynesboro Primary School Second-Grade Chorus presented their Annual Spring Concert April 28, at Blakeney Elementary School. More...

Honor students rewarded with picnic

Burke County Schools held their annual Honor Roll Picnic in Waynesboro's City Park Thursday, April 30. The event is held each year to award third- through eighth-grade students who made honor roll each nine weeks of the current school term. More...