July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Father of 11 pleads guilty in neglect case

The father of 11 children who were discovered living in squalor was sentenced to three years in jail and 10 years probation. More...

News

Sardis native takes part in D-Day commemoration

Senior leaders often call the son of a Sardis woman, and those who serve with him, a part of the next "greatest generation." Army Pfc. Daniel C. More...

Stone soars in Miss Georgia

Waynesboro resident Laura Stone came out near the top in last weekend's Miss Georgia pageant. More...

Burke unemployment rate increases

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com Burke County's unemployment rate edged to 10.7 percent in May with 1,065 residents out of work. The rate is up .5 percent since April when 1,011 were unemployed. More...

For The Record

Trustee escapes from jail

Deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Burke County Jail. Yesterday (Tuesday) morningtrusteeJerry Lee Jones, 44, was doing custodial work in the sheriff's office when he slipped away. Sgt. More...

Golden China robbed Saturday night

A Golden China employee was robbed at gunpoint while locking up Saturday night. According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, Daisy Lawerence was leaving the business around 10 p.m. More...

Judge awaits return of defendant in pornography case

A former Waynesboro animal control officer is clear across the country while nine felony counts related to pornography and the exploitation of children await him in Burke County. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

"Points of interest" for late planted grain sorghum

Planting has been a challenge this year with the spring rains Burke County has had. Growers are often interested in planting a sorghum crop late anyway if dry weather has prevented late soybeans from being planted during a normal time. More...

Ag Briefs

Legislation introduced to protect hunting on federal land U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Scout your landscape for disease, insect problems

The muggy heat makes working in the landscape less appealing than it was in the spring. But insect, disease and other plant problems need attending to. More...

School News

Graduation rate jumps again

The graduation rate at Burke County High School reached an all-time high this year. Some 68 percent of students in the 2009 graduating class earned a high school diploma in the allotted four years. More...

BOE strikes down petition for proposed charter school

A charter school won't operate as part of the Burke County Public Schools next fall as organizers had once hoped. More...

BOE gives budget final nod

A $40 million spending plan has been officially approved for Burke County Public Schools. The board of education voted unanimously last week to adopt the budget for the 2010 fiscal year, which begins today (Wednesday). More...

Mannequin thief outruns rangers

Miss Dixie was ditched, and her abductor is wanted by rangers. More...

True Citizen launches weekend publication

It's coming ... tomorrow. The True Citizen will launch its brand new weekend publication CountyLine this Friday, July 3. More...

Editorial

A remarkable statistic

The news that Burke County High School's graduation rate hit 68 percent this year is remarkable, if not phenomenal. For many years the rate hovered below 50 percent. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

I know of some Burke County grandparents who are busting with pride over their grandson. More...

Obituaries

Miss Brittany Alicia Holshouser

Miss Brittany Alicia Holshouser, 16, entered into rest Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services were Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Glover officiating. More...

Mrs. Gladys McNeill Logue

Gladys McNeill Logue, 96, of Atlanta, Ga., died at home Thursday, June 25, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Briarcliff United Methodist Church, 4 1 0 5 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta with the Rev. More...

In Memoriam

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DAVIS WASHINGTON June 29, 1980 CLARENCE DIXON June 22, 1991 MICHAEL WASHINGTON July 27, 2007 Safe and secure on the other shore, Where pain and sorrow will be no more We will see our loved one face to face In that swe More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Candlelight Memorial The family of Clara "Syrup" Sapp would like to invite all family and friends to a candlelight memorial service in her honor on 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Waynesboro City Park. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Metropolitan Baptist Church will be host a gospel play 5 p.m., Saturday, July 11. Jerusalem Players of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Augusta will present the play, directed by Dot Moore. The Rev. More...

People

Music students perform

Talented piano, guitar and vocal students recently presented their annual recital at Greenfork Baptist Church. The recital was held before a large crowd of parents, grandparents and community residents from Burke and Jenkins counties. More...

Exchange Club officers sworn in

The Waynesboro Exchange Club celebrated another year of civic involvement at its annual banquet last Thursday. More...

FFA, FFCLA attend leadership camp

Forty-two students from Burke County FFA and FCCLA were part of more than 1,500 students who attended the FFAFCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2008 at the Georgia FFAFCCLA Center. More...