June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Retrial begins in murder case

The retrial for a Millen man accused in the killing of a Burke County High School student began Monday. More...

News

Jordan’s Journey for Hope

Music-fest to benefit critically injured teen

W hen the first guitar string hums in her honor, it will have been 65 days since Jordan Oliphant slept in her own bed. More...

Halfway there

Waynesboro’s greenway is more than halfway done. Crews have finished up most of the sidewalks from city hall down South Liberty and are now working along Southview Drive near the public school facilities. More...

SPLOST III

New judicial center proposed

A new $15 million judicial building is the centerpiece of the project list being considered for the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), which city and county officials hope will be approved by voters this November.   More...

For The Record

Real Estate News

Burke County property transfers for May 2010. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   • William A. More...

Gunmen put five bullets in moving car

Deputies are looking for a pair of gunmen who put five rounds into a car at the Hidden Treasure club.   One gunman has been identified as Waynesboro resident Marvin Gaines, 36, and the other is not yet known. More...

Pedestrian knocked down and robbed

A pedestrian told Waynesboro police he was thrown onto the ground and held down while two women robbed him.   According to a report filed around 9 p.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching   A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Burke Medical Center. Those participating are encouraged to bring a partner or any person who helps with food preparation. More...

Church News

Church News

Summerstand Outreach Summerstand Outreach Church will celebrate its 28th annual Founder’s Day anniversary beginning 3 p.m., Sunday, June 13 and continuing with a five-night revival 7:30 nightly, Monday-Friday, June 7-11. More...

People

Wycliffe Gordon comes home

City of Waynesboro celebrates acclaimed jazz musician, composer

Internationally acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon came home to Waynesboro between concerts in Quebec and London. More...

Dixie Divas

EXPLAIN BUSH HOGGING

Sometimes it takes a wellmeaning Yankee to put me in my place. One who will remind me that all things Southern are, by no means, universal. That some things need to be explained. Like bush hogging.   More...

Vogtle and school bus safety

Editor:   We were pleased to read in The True Citizen that leaders from Burke County Schools and Plant Vogtle are collaborating to promote school bus safety on River Road.   More...

Officer accused of sexual harassment

Waynesboro Police Department’s chief investigator is under investigation himself, following complaints of sexual harassment. More...

Blood inside cars matched to felon

It’s in the DNA. Seven months after residents on Pine Street and Old Herndon Road awoke to find smashed car windows and pilfered glove compartments, Waynesboro police have matched blood smears left behind to a convicted felon. More...

Editorial

Could it Happen Again?

There’s a memorable line in John Irving’s novel The World According To Garp. The main character, T.S. More...

RFD

Mr. Herbert Bradham, a friend of my family for many, many years, died Sunday. He was 88. Mr. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 7, 2000   The Burke County Board of Education was scheduled to discuss the possibility of requiring school uniforms for primary, elementary and middle school students. More...

Sports

Summer Hoops

The Edmund Burke Academy Lady Spartans have only been out of school for a couple of weeks now, but they’ve already been preparing for the 2011-2012 basketball season. More...

In semi-pro football Former Bears post solid stats

Burke County graduates Julius Patterson and Jerell Kelly posted big numbers during the Georgia Pirates 40-6 win over the Cobras from North Carolina last Saturday night. More...

Scenes From Clash of the Titans Karate Challenge

Staff – Tres Bragg More...

Obituaries

Mr. Herbert Bradham

Mr. Herbert Bradham 88, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Burke Medical Center.   Mr. Bradham was a native of Jenkins County and a longtime resident of Waynesboro. More...

Willie Mae ‘Bill’ Bargeron

Willie Mae “Bill” Bargeron, 97, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Tuesday, June 1, 2010. More...

Edward Boice Jr.

Edward Boice Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, June 7, 2010 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.   He was 72 years old.   The memorial service will be conducted Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at St. More...

School News

Burke County schools in Race to the Top

Burke County Public Schools are part of an effort that could bring $400 million to Georgia for education.   The state submitted its application for the second round of the federal Race to the Top grants last week. More...