September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke schools praised for leading state in nutrition

President Obama was short one of his top officials last week. He was busy in Burke County. More...

News

Hospital opens rehab unit

Patients who suffer from lung-related illnesses now have a local place to go for rehabilitation. More...

Farm Fest 2009 is Saturday

Put on your overalls! This Saturday, the Waynesboro Shrine Club will host its annual Farm Fest at the Southern Bank Pavilion on Liberty Street. The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. and will be highlighted by an 11 a.m. More...

Liberty Art cancelled

2010 show "going to the dogs"

The 2009 Liberty Art Show has been canceled, but organizers say it'll be back even stronger in 2010. More...

Sports

Bears upset AAAA Statesboro

The Bears have their swagger now. After taking down Statesboro 35-17 last Friday on the Blue Devils' home turf, Burke County has a momentum that may be hard to shake. More...

Cheerleaders make plans for Sept. 25 game

The Burke County cheerleaders are making big plans for the Bears' next home game. After having next week off, the Bears will host Brunswick on Sept. 25. More...

Spirit pageant set for Oct. 3; sign up now

Local young ladies have a chance to be crowned Miss Spirit of Burke County. The Burke County High School cheerleaders and FFA organization are hosting the pageant Saturday, Oct. 3, in the school's auditorium. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James M. Sikes

James M. Sikes, 77, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at University Hospital. He was born in Waynesboro, Ga., on May 22, 1932, to the late Henry Zone Sikes and Lottie Saxon Sikes. More...

Mr. Isiah 'Ike' Hodge Sr.

His homegoing celebration of life service was 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Waynesboro with the Rev. Samuel Cooper Jr. officiating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery. Repast was held at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church Annex. More...

In Memory

IN MEMORY OF ISAIAH LOCKHART June 22, 1966 - September 13, 2008 Isaiah you are truly missed. Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. Remembering you is so easy, we do it everyday. More...

People

Register now for Coastal Meander

The Savannah Riverkeeper is gearing up for his annual pontoon boat pilgrimage down the Savannah River, Oct. 2-5. The educational voyage motors off in Augusta and continues for four days until it docks in Savannah. More...

First ever Miss Keysville to be crowned Oct. 4

The first ever Miss Keysville Pageant is on tap for Sunday, Oct. 4 at city hall. Organizers say the pageant, which will become an annual event, will showcase the "beauty, brains and culture" of high school juniors and seniors. More...

People in the News

Christi Cooper, branch manager for 1st Franklin Financial's Waynesboro office, was recognized for 10 years of service with the company Sept. 1, 2009. She resides in Waynesboro. More...

Neighbor helps bust burglars

Burke County investigators may have solved a slew of breakins, thanks in part to a suspicious neighbor who tailed two teen burglars. More...

Shirt is key to solving murder

Of Burke truck driver

Investigators are hoping a bright yellow shirt will lead them to the man who killed Robert Lee Stone Jr. More...

Editorial

Civility

South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson obviously forgot where he was last Wednesday night. More...

Cartoon

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RFD

All of us at The True Citizen and Chalker Publishing were saddened to learn of Buddy's death. Buddy, Kim Chalker's family pet for many years, died on Monday. Buddy had numerous health problems over the past years. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro man arrested for trafficking crack cocaine

Undercover operation

A suspected drug dealer was jailed after he tried to sell crack cocaine to an undercover officer. According to Capt. More...

Racing blamed for accident

Deputies say two teenage drivers were racing on school grounds when one of them crashed into a tree. More...

From the Blotter

Body snatchers A Waynesboro woman was a victim of identity theft in the worst way. More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden

Fall Webworm Management

The fall webworm is most often discovered when the light gray, silken webs on the trees in late summer and early fall are observed. More...

Recipes from Louise

It stands true that Americans need to reduce the amount of calories they consume to stem the obesity epidemic. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar

Sept. 15-17 - Georgia Peanut Tour Sept. 17 - Agroforestry & Wildlife Field Day - UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin Sept. 21 - Parent Night - Burke Co. Office Park - 6 p.m. Sept. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Dickey Family Reunion The Dickey family will hold a reunion, 11 a.m., Saturday Sept. 19 at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church, 1267 Buttermilk Road, in Millen. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove Jones Grove Baptist Church will continue its annual youth revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Thursday, Sept. 17. Jones Grove will also celebrate its 40th Youth Anniversary, 2 p.m., Sunday, September 20. The Rev. A. F. More...