November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Teenager killed in bicycle, SUV collision

A Burke County teenager riding his bicycle along the highway was killed when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle. Kendrick Way, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the incident, which occurred just after 6 p.m. More...

News

Burke County High thespians to Charlie Brown musical

The Peanuts gang is back!

Tickets go on sale today (Wednesday) for the musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, which will be presented to the community next week by the Burke County High School Thespian Society. The production, based on Charles M. More...

PSC holds first review of Vogtle progress

Any changes in plans for expansion at Plant Vogtle, including costs, were being reviewed for the first time by the Georgia Public Service Commission (yesterday) Tuesday. More...

True Citizen seeks recipes from kids

For Thanksgiving edition

The True Citizen is collecting Thanksgiving recipes from our youngest readers to publish in our Nov. 25 edition. More...

For The Record

Crime forum draws questions, concerns

Nearly 100 residents turned out for a crime forum last week, asking everything from where stolen guns were being sold to whether it's legal to shoot a burglar. More...

Glider goes down in northern Burke

Veteran pilot injured

A former combat pilot was hospitalized after his homebuilt aircraft was taken out by mechanical problems and pine trees in northern Burke County. More...

Student arrested for bringing gun to school

A Burke County High School student was arrested after a drug sniffing canine led officers to a gun and ammunition in his parked vehicle. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sara Broxton Dozier

Sara Broxton Dozier, 98, of Blythe, Ga., entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 5, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Wrens Baptist Church with Dr. Julian West and the Rev. Scott McKinney officiating. More...

Mr. Richard E. Johnson

Richard E. Johnson, 56, of Sardis, Ga. entered into rest Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. He was born in Burke County on April 21, 1953, to the late Willie "Zeke" Minus Johnson and Rosa Lee Widener Johnson. More...

Mrs. Kathy Lee

Kathy Lee, 40, of Sardis, Ga., a loving wife and mother, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at University Hospital. She was born on Nov. 19, 1968 in Waynesboro, Ga., to Robert Grady Reddick and Susie Babb Reddick. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Empty Stocking Fund Empty Stocking Fund applications will be available at Burke County Division of Family and Children Services ( DFCS), Monday, Nov. 16- Tuesday, Nov. 24. DFCS is located at 729 West Sixth Street in Waynesboro. More...

People

First Baptist to sponsor Operation Christmas Child

First Baptist Church members are trying to make Christmas better … one shoebox at a time. More...

Zac Brown Band to perform for organ transplant fundraiser

The Zac Brown Band will perform Thursday to help raise funds for transplant patients in Burke County and beyond. The band's performance is part of the inaugural "The Beat Goes On" concert event to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. More...

Birth

Brent and Anne Barlow of Augusta announce the birth of their son, Colton Russell, born Oct. 14, 2009, Doctor's Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Arrests are up, break-ins down

Burglary arrests are picking up steam while break-ins appear to be slowing. Waynesboro police have jailed three suspected burglars over the past week, and Burke County deputies have charged a Waynesboro woman with buying a stolen computer. More...

Vogtle expansion brings business opportunities

Local businesses seeking to capitalize on potential opportunities provided by the Plant Vogtle expansion may learn how at upcoming meetings. More...

Editorial

Barrow Votes No

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step toward real healthcare reform. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: November 10, 1999 Chamber of Commerce executive director Ashley Long traveled to Flint, Mich., to encourage workers in the new Helmac Products plant to live in the community. More...

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Sports

Bears beat Raiders to make state playoffs

The Bears decided they weren't ready to put away their pads for the season. Burke County High School snatched a spot in the playoffs from West Laurens last Friday in Dexter with a 42-35 victory. More...

Bears finish in top half at state meet

Burke County High School's cross country runners beat about half of the state's top runners to the finish line Saturday. Alaytra Carswell and Darius Lakes each finished 101st at the AAA State Meet in the girls and boys divisions, respectively. More...

EBA advances to quarterfinals

Defense dominates in first round win

The Spartans guaranteed themselves a date with No. 1 Sherwood Christian in the GISA AA state quarterfinals after beating Arlington Christian Friday night. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

When is it too late to plant small grains?

With this year's harvest being so late, many farmers are forced to operate in less than ideal ways. Timing is everything in farming and timing planting dates properly may just be a challenge this year. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Honey Bees are Worth Protecting

You don't have to pay them a salary or provide them with fringe benefits. They don't take vacations during the growing season. And through their work, they provide their own "social security". More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

Nov. 16 - Parent Night - Burke Co. Office Park - 6 p.m. Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

New Springfield New Springfield Baptist Church of Alexander will have its annual Men & Women Day, 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Andre J. Saunders, pastor of New Home Welcome Baptist Church, Sylvania, will be the guest minister. More...

School News

Three Burke schools receive state recognition

Three of Burke County's public schools have been recognized for high achievement. More...

Blasting off into careers

The stars were shinning bright as ever as they led the way to Waynesboro Primary School's Career Week. More...

From fire safety to the farm

Edmund Burke Academy kindergarteners have been busy. More...