June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

True Citizen recognized for General Excellence

By Georgia Press Association

The True Citizen received Georgia Press Association's mark of "General Excellence" after receiving more Better Newspaper awards than any other weekly publication in its division. More...

Cast your ballot for Best of Burke

The fifth annual Best of Burke contest is underway, and we want local residents to tell us which restaurant has the best barbeque ... which real estate agent we should call for house hunting ... and where we can buy the cutest baby gifts. More...

Sports

Burke County cheerleaders to host clinic June 22-24

Local girls have a chance to put their pompoms to use this summer. The Burke County High School cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic Monday- Wednesday, June 22-24, in the school's gymnasium. More...

Sign-up deadline nears for baseball camp

Parents planning to send a child to Burke County's baseball camp have until next Friday to reserve a spot. The sign-up deadline is June 19 for the Marchman Extra Innings Summer Baseball Camp sponsored by the Burke County Recreation Department. More...

She's a whopper!

Cole Lewis, 9, proudly displays the bass he caught recently while fishing with his "Papa," Ray Saxon. The young but avid angler hooked the bass while fishing with a backfinned bream in a local pond. The fish weighed in at 9 ¼ pounds. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Willie Clyde Dixon

Mr. Willie Clyde Dixon, age 71 of Royal Road, Girard, Ga., died Monday June 8, 2009. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday June 11, in the Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Ms.Sallie Mae Reddick Pye

Sallie Mae Reddick Pye, 79, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, June 5, 2009 at MCG. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 9 at 11a.m. at DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro with the Rev. Ken Nichols officiating. More...

Ms. Loretta Y. Thomas

Loretta Y. Thomas. 66, of Quaker Rd., Keysville, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the residence. A home going celebration was held Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. at the residence, 4730 Quaker Rd. Ms. More...

Church News

Historic commission considers church expansion

First United Methodist Church could be expanding. Tuesday night, the church's building committee will appear before Waynesboro's Historic Preservation Commission to ask permission to construct a multipurpose facility. More...

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold its Annual Vacation Bible School June 15-19, 7-8:30 p.m., nightly. The theme is Studio Go, Game Show (Go Win with Jesus). There will be classes for all ages. Rev. More...

School News

SGA Awards

SGA Elementary School honored its students in ceremonies heldonMay20. Academic awards included those students with the highest academic average in each classroom. More...

Correction

In last week's article about Waynesboro Primary School awards Broc Flakes was listed as having perfect attendance kindergarten though second grade. He has actually had perfect attendance for pre-kindergarten through second grade. More...

Blakeney Elementary Awards

Blakeney Elementary School's fourteenth annual Honors Day programs were held on May 18, 19 and 20. More...

Graduate test scores improve

An increasing number of Burke County High School graduates earned diplomas as opposed to certificates of performance this year. More...

Girard farmer trampled to death by bull

A Burke County man was trampled by a bull he was preparing to sell. Willie Clyde Dixon, 72, was killed Monday morning while attempting to load the animal in a pasture near his Girard home. More...

Existing Vogtle units to operate longer

Amidst all the talk of additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, the two existing ones have received an extension that will allow them to operate longer. The U.S. More...

Editorial

Only the (eligible) living should vote

A Wisconsin man, eager to do his family's part to elect Barack Obama, voted himself. And voted is wife. Only problem was that she was dead, having died of lung cancer more than two months before November's election. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

Pardon me if I seem a little prideful. More...

For The Record

Teens charged with burglary

A Waynesboro woman helped police when she caught two teenage burglars inside her house. More...

Hephzibah man accused of advances on 14-year-old boy

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com

Authorities raided the home of a Richmond County man accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old Waynesboro boy through the Internet and text messages. More...

Barber wounded by own razor

A barber's throat was nearly slit with his own razor. Waynesboro police were called to New Flavor Barber Shop last Friday after barber Darren Jones, 34, was cut down the side of his neck, on his forehead and across his fingers. More...

Fields & Yields

Ag Briefs

FSA county committee nominations start June 15 Nominations for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees will be accepted beginning June 15. The nomination period continues through August 3 and elections will take place in the fall. More...

Recipes from Louise

There's nothing like a cool, light dessert to complete that special meal you've prepared for your family. And with summer still to come, these desserts are sure to become family favorites. Peach Mousse 1 pkg. (3 oz. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 2000 Reunion Burke County High School Class of 2000 is in the process of planning its 10-year class reunion. A meeting will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Communities In School's office, located at 229 E. More...

People

Master Gardeners

County extension agent Roosevelt McWilliams presented 10-year plaques to Master Gardeners for their dedicated service to the Burke County Master Gardener program at a banquet held Thursday, May 28. More...

Miss Rogers to marry Mr. Hance June 27

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Rogers of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to Daniel Joel Hance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vonnie Everett Hance of Waynesboro. More...

Miss Flakes to wed Mr. Chance June 20

Sherry and Huey Mallard of Girard, Tony and Janice Flakes of Millen and the late Tim Wall announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Flakes of Sardis, to Randy Chance Jr., son of Micky and Billy Oglesby and Randy Chance Sr. , all of Sardis. More...