December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

EMPTY STOCKING FUND

This week: $14,398.25 Grand Total $21,613.25 Rebecca Mobley...........................................................................$25 Mrs. Dalton Minor.........................................................................$25 Hilda W. More...

News

Council changes hiring, firing policies

In Sardis

Sardis council members have taken away department heads’ authority to hire and fire employees. More...

Tax commissioner to accept early payments

The Burke County tax office has the go-ahead to accept early payments from property owners racing the clock for 2009 deductions.   Although tax bills aren’t expected to get mailed until Dec. More...

Bring one for “The Chipper”

The Citizens of Georgia Power Waynesboro Chapter will sponsor Recycle that Christmas tree by bringing it to the Georgia Power office on Woodland Road in Waynesboro.   More...

Sports

Cheerleaders take top honors

Less than a month after being chosen state runners-up, the Edmund Burke Academy competition cheerleaders have something else to celebrate. More...

Bears undefeated after weekend wins

The Bears kicked off region play with a big win over Baldwin last Saturday to remain undefeated on the basketball court and ranked among the top-10 AAA teams in Georgia. More...

Lady Bears take down Screven

The Lady Bears wrapped up a win over the Lady Gamecocks at Screven County’s Christmas Tournament last weekend.   Burke County High School’s girls (4-2) beat Screven County 57-52 in a game that was up for grabs until the end.   More...

Obituaries

Mr. George Leroy Thomas

George Leroy Thomas, 68, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.   He was born on Nov. 7, 1941 to Edna A. Thomas and the late Elus S. “Bill” Thomas. More...

Tommy Jefferson Allen Sr.

Tommy Jefferson Allen Sr., 66, of Hephzibah departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta.   More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHNNY PAUL JONES, JR.

December 22, 1985-May 20, 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JR! More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful   Second Hopeful Baptist Church will hold its pastor’s installation service 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27. Pastor Sam Roundtree along with Webb Grove Baptist Church of Jackson, S.C. will be in charge of the service. More...

School News

Furloughs push back report cards

Parents can believe their children if they say report cards will be coming out later than expected.   Burke County Public Schools recently changed the date for issuing report cards from Thursday, Jan. 7 to Monday, Jan. 11.   More...

Burke County quarterback to lead in Georgia all-star game

The Bears’ star quarterback will take his talents to a new level.   Burke County High School senior Terrell Brigham has been selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star Classic in Columbus on Tuesday, Dec. 29. More...

Here comes Santa Claus

Edmund Burke Academy students got a surprise visit from the big guy during their annual Christmas play last week. Pictured is Santa waving to the k-4 class as they act out a manger scene. More...

Editorial

The little Christmas Tree that decorated itself

(Editor’s note: The following Christmas story was written many years ago by the late Roy F. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

I want to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If it were not for you readers, I would not have a job, nor would the remaining nine others at The True Citizen office.   We thank you for your loyalty. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Ping   A stolen truck and Christmas presents were promptly recovered, thanks to the GPS on a stolen cell phone.   More...

Augusta man gets probation for drug scam

An Augusta man was sentenced to five years probation for his part in a prescription drug ring that hit pharmacies in Waynesboro.   George Louis White, 33, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. More...

North Carolina man sentenced for jail escape

A trustee who spent nearly a week on the run after walking away from the Burke County Jail in July was sentenced last week. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

“Very” Late Planting of Small Grains

Wet weather continues to affect Burke County farmers. Fields have typically been too wet to plant small grains. Wheat acres were expected to drop this year, but, there are fewer acres planted than expected. More...

Home & Garden Tips

It’s the Holiday Season Again

This time of year provides me a perfect opportunity to reflect upon this past year’s experiences and other years in my life. Among memories are those of Christmas past, family members, friends, and those who have touched my life.  More...

Recipes from Louise

The Christmas season holds different meanings for each of us. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NAACP   The Burke County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Jubilee Day celebration 11 a.m., Friday, January 1, at Thomas Grove Baptist Church, located at 426 West Sixth Street, Waynesboro.   The speaker will be Vincent Brown. More...

People

People in the News

Angel Nunez   A Burke County teen graduated from the National Guardsponsored Youth Challenge Academy Saturday, Dec. 19, at commencement ceremonies in Macon. More...

Births

Sara Morgan Sapp   Peyton and Pam Sapp are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Sara Morgan Sapp. Sara Morgan was born Nov.24, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia. More...

Georgia Power awards grant to CIS

Christmas came a little early for the Burke County’s Communities in Schools (CIS) thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation. More...