May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Former officer arrested for terrorizing residents

A former Sardis police officer has been jailed for terrorizing residents there.   Winard “Dwayne” Burke, 30, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a nearly year-long investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. More...

News

Mayor pitches benefits of nuclear power in Italy

Half way around the world, Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach is talking up nuclear power.   DeLoach departed Tuesday for Lecce, Italy, where he will spend the next several days talking about life near a nuclear power plant.   More...

Oxendine offers insurance assistance

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine offers assistance to Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions by servicing 51 regional locations throughout the state of Georgia.  More...

Dr. Carter appointed to state board

The Governor has chosen a Burke County doctor to help lead the Georgia Board of Physician Workforce.   Gov. Perdue tapped Dr. Frank L. Carter, a physician and partner at Medical Specialists, for his 15-member advisory board. More...

For The Record

Father jailed for injuring infant

A Waynesboro father was arrested after his infant daughter was treated for head injuries. More...

Teenage girl stabs man in chest

A Gough teen was arrested for stabbing a man in the chest. More...

Burglars photographed by neighbor

A teenager was arrested for burglary after a neighbor with a camera-phone snapped a series of incriminating photographs. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Bob Bailie, local optometrist for many years dies in Evans

Dr. Robert Courtney Bailie III of Evans, Ga., entered into rest May 12, 2010 at his home in Brandon Wilde Ret irement Commu- nity.   Memorial services were held 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at St. More...

William E. “Bill” Brinson

Mr. William E. “Bill” Brinson, 84, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, May 14, 2010 at Burke Medical Center.   The family received friends from 3 until 3:50 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the funeral home. More...

In Memory

In Loving Memory of William A. Terrell Sr.

It has been a year since you said “goodbye”   And many days we’ve had to cry. We think of you often   Each and every day   Your loving memories will never fade away. More...

School News

CRCT results meet federal bar

Preliminary results for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in Burke County Public Schools will meet federal guidelines for progress for the second year in a row, according to testing director Allen Kicklighter.   More...

Anderson puts off board of education

A former state representative who has been grilling local school officials changed her mind about reporting on her own job performance last week.   More...

Turning up the music

More than 200 Burke County High School musicians performed at the 18th annual Kaleidoscope Concert last Thursday evening. More...

Police dog dies in ‘line of duty’

Waynesboro’s police dog Po Po died “in the line of duty” after six months on the job.   He was put down Friday afternoon after being exposed to what trainer Bruce Petitt believes were chemicals used in meth production.   More...

FINAL FOUR ONCE MORE

Spartans advance to state semifinals for second year in a row

This could be the year.   The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team advanced to the GISA Class-AA state final four last Friday afternoon after defeating Strong Rock Christian 6-0 and 9-4 in backto back games. More...

Editorial

In the Line of Duty

Along with many other citizens, we were saddened to learn of the death of Po Po, the Waynesboro Police Department’s drug sniffing dog. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: May 17, 2000   The 2000 Relay for Life raised $94,000 to help in the fight against cancer. WJBF-TV broadcast live from the event which was held at Burke County High School. More...

RFD

It's that time of year ... graduation. The True Citizen salute to the Class of 2010 features candidates for graduation from Burke County High School, Edmund Burke Academy, home schooled students and those who attend schools outside of our county. More...

Sports

Burke County sophomore turns heads at state meet

Burke County High School’s Montres Kitchens is only a sophomore, but he’s already among the state’s best in two field events. More...

Barber signs with East Georgia

Burke County High School senior Curtis Barber III will be dribbling for East Georgia College next fall. More...

Bears receive all-region baseball honors

Three Bears have been tapped for region recognition in baseball. Burke County High School junior Ken Kelly was named first team all-region, an honor that is voted on by coaches in Region 3-AAA. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Democratic meeting   A Democratic party meeting will be held 6 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at the Burke County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan   Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its 102nd church anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 6.   The Rev. Chavous Boyd, pastor, and Mount Vernon Baptist Church family of Augusta will be in charge of services. More...

People

Birthday bash in the ‘Boro

More than 500 people gathered at this year’s Relay for Life, held at the Mr. Golf Carts Distribution Center last Friday. More...

Dixie Divas

WHY AREN’T YOU MARRIED?

It was one of those crowded events a while back that I didn’t want to attend. But courtesy and obligation dictated that I put my wants aside and be a big girl about it all. More...

Recipes from Louise

Nothing says spring better than fresh strawberries.   More...