April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A Second Helping

Spartan baseball team claims back-to-back region titles

The old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” proved true for the Edmund Burke Academy baseball team last Friday afternoon.   More...

News

Chances are

Puppy with rare tumor gets second chance at life

His head was so swollen, he looked more like a grotesque cartoon than a puppy. More...

Grant will fund sewer project

Work on Midville’s sewer system will resume thanks to federal stimulus funds.   The city received a $394,000 grant to finish sewer improvements along several streets in town.   More...

Correction

Due to inaccurate information provided to The True Citizen, the wrong name was mentioned in the cutline entitled “Livin’ it up.” It stated that Maci Oglesby was pictured dancing at Burke County’s prom. More...

Sports

Youngblood heads home to teach

A hometown football star is headed back to Burke County to teach and coach.   Michael Youngblood has been hired by the Burke County Board of Education as a high school math teacher. More...

Lady Bears garner region golf trophy

Burke County High School’s girls golf team is headed to state.   The Lady Bears finished as the region runners-up for 3-AAA last week and earned their trip to the state AAA tournament to be hosted in Columbus next week.   More...

EBA’s Wilson wins high point award

Led by Rives, 9 others qualify for state

Nine Edmund Burke Academy Spartans and Lady Spartans advanced to the GISA Class-AA state track championships after their strong performances at the region meet last week.   More...

Church News

Church News

Bethel   Bethel Baptist Church in Alexander will hold its annual Homecoming 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 2. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tim Batchelor, associational minister of the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Association. The Rev. More...

People

Burke County grad provides medical relief in Caribbean

The only thing in abundance is poverty.   What Shavonda Thomas saw in the Dominican Republic made her heart sink. More...

Transplant recipient savors new lease on life

In less than an hour, she would have faced certain death.   Linda Horton’s liver had deteriorated to the point that even a transplant would have been fruitless had it been done any later, her doctors said. More...

Dixie Divas

WHAT’S IN THE FAMILY BIBLE

At a café in Biloxi, MS, friends and I were chatting over coffee when we were joined by a man who is a business associate of one of my friends who was sitting at the table. More...

Pets shot, killed by burglars

Two family dogs were shot to death during a break-in at a Hickson Road home.   More...

Murder trial ends with hung jury

The trial of a Millen man accused in the killing of a Sardis teenager ended without a murder conviction. More...

Editorial

Explosion in the Gulf

Nearly a dozen people are missing and presumed dead after the huge explosion aboard a deep-water oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

RFD

My friend and co-worker, Clevester “Period” Jones, died last Tuesday after an extended illness. Cleve was 56, just a few weeks older than me. More...

MAKING THE GRADE

I never claimed to be a good student. During my college years I crammed my four year degree into five and a half years, but, I still managed to graduate from the world’s finest institution of higher learning, The University of Georgia. More...

For The Record

Grand Jury Presentments

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF BURKE COUNTY   STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: GRAND JURY   PRESENTMENT FOR   THE OCTOBER TERM 2009   The Grand Jury having returned the attached presentment for the October Term 2009, and the same having be More...

Real Estate News

Burke County property transfers for March 2010. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • Leonard Hogan Properties, Inc. to Brandon Mobley, map and parcel no. More...

Three wanted for stealing vehicles

Two wrecked and ran

Deputies are looking for three drivers accused of stealing vehicles, including an unlicensed 16-year-old who took off in the van from the Quaker Road detention center where he was staying.   More...

Obituaries

Jean Greiner Ramage

Jean Greiner Ramage, 78, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.   She worked at The Lake Rest aurant for many years and was a member of Rosem ont Heights Baptist Church. More...

Clevester “Period” Jones

Clevester “Period” Jones of Waynesboro, Ga., 56, entered into eternal rest on April 20, 2010 at Burke Medial Center.   His funeral service was Sunday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at Raise Bridge Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

Clarence N. Lowry

Clarence N. Lowry, 76, of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at his home.   He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and retired from Georgia Power after 30 years of service. More...

School News

Works begins on old Blakeney school

Work officially began Monday on the old Blakeney Elementary School building on College Street. More...

WPS Character students for March

WPS Character students for the month of January are, from left, standing: Morgan Godbee for second grade and Elsa Withers for the first grade; and sitting: Nakilan Herndon for pre-k and Logan Suchnick for kindergarten. More...

BES Positive Behavior Incentive

At the beginning of the school year, the Blakeney Elementary School Positive Behavioral Support Committee (PBS) challenged all BES students to meet their new “Positive Behavior Incentive.” In order to qualify, students must have a &ldq More...