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Barrow to visit Midville

Congressman John Barrow will visit Midville next week as part of his weeklong Rural Listening Town Hall meetings.   From 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Congressman will be at Mead Farms, located at 1222 Reeves Road near Midville.   More...

Holiday Closings

Burke County government offices: Jan. 1 Burke County Library: Jan. 1 City of Waynesboro government offices: Jan. 1 City of Midville government offices: Jan. 1 City of Sardis government offices: Jan. 1 The True Citizen, Chalker Publishing: Dec. More...

Sports

EBA football coach, players receive all-area honors

Edmund Burke Academy’s head football coach, Buddy Sorrow, was recently chosen as The Augusta Chronicle’s independent all-area coach of the year.   More...

Bears add three wins to wrestling record

The Bears have moved to a record of 15-1 in wrestling thanks to three additional wins just before Christmas.   More...

Bears ground Griffin in basketball tourney

The Bears pulled a big win over AAAA Griffin in the Sweet South Classic basketball tournament yesterday (Tuesday). More...

Obituaries

Mr. Byron E. Quick III

Byron E. Quick III, 55, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Joiner Anderson Saxon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Saxon officiating. More...

Mr. John Henry Lakes

Mr. John Henry Lakes entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Burke Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Midville, Ga. with the Rev. Bobby Williams Jr. More...

Mrs. Lola M. Fleming

Mrs. Lola M. Fleming entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 at Brentwood Terrace Health Care Facility.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at noon at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Explosions   Gospel Explosions in Sardis will hold a New Years Eve Service, 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31. Bishop Willie Jones invites the public to attend.   Oak Grove   More...

School News

SGA looks for ways to involve parents in education

Shelly Oglesgy readily admits she’s not a master when it comes to some of her fifth-grader’s math lessons. But that didn’t stop her from stepping in one day to help her son, Jesup Gaskins, teach his class at SGA Elementary School. More...

Daring to Speak Out

The following are excerpts taken from essays submitted by fifth graders in the DARE program: I have grown up with my mom and my dad doing the worst thing they can do ... drugs.   More...

Former SGA student goes from D.A.R.E. to deputy

Charles Prescott experienced plenty of change after leaving his home in Girard to play college football, but one thing always remained the same.   Back in the fifth grade, as he sat in one of Lt. More...

Grand Jury indicts 10 for burglaries, property crimes

Superior Court will soon be inundated with property crime cases.   The grand jury has returned indictments on 10 defendants implicated in a host of property crimes, including seven burglaries.   More...

Other Voices

SERVING THE SARDIS AREA

January, 1, 2010 will mark 79 years that the Jenkins family has had the privilege of serving the good folks in Sardis and the surrounding communities.   I was just six years old when my father,F. L. Jenkins Sr., opened a grocery store here. More...

Editorial

Looking ahead

In less than two weeks, the 2010 Georgia State Legislature will be in session.   More...

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RFD

It’s that time of year we when we make new year’s resolutions. Probably topping the list for many of us is to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier. More...

For The Record

One shot, gunman sought

Waynesboro police are looking for the man they say pulled the trigger at least four times inside a house full of children. More...

Police

Waynesboro Police The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Sunday, Dec. 20   More...

8 burglaries logged last week

Eight burglaries were reported over the past week, bringing the total to more than 455 as the year closes out.   More...

Fields & Yields

Home & Garden Tips

WINTER INJURY TO PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE

The term winter injury is used to describe several types of plant damage caused by environmental conditions during late fall, winter, and spring. Damage ranges from a marginal scorching of leaves to conditions to complete killing of plants.   More...

Recipes from Louise

For many of us who overeat during the holidays, January is the month to start our brand new diets.   If you’ve resolved to shed a few pounds after the holidays, then these recipes are just for you. 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

Births

Wesley and Carrie Shaw of Clyo, Georgia announce the birth of their son, Adrian Wesley Shaw, born Nov. 24, 2009 at Candler Hospital in Savannah.   More...

Trading places

Santa Claus switches seats to accept Christmas wishes during the local Exchange Club’s annual party for Burke County Training Center clients. More...

BCHS ROTC Helps Families

Sixteen Burke County families didn’t go without gifts this Christmas, thanks to Burke County High School JROTC cadets, BCHS faculty and community members. MSgt. More...