June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Nearly 1,100 file unemployment claims

Jobless rate at 10.9 percent

Burke County’s jobless rate bumped to 10.9 percent last month following a record-low in April.   More...

Southern Company recognized for support of troops

Nominated by an Army Reserve first lieutenant employee, Southern Company was selected as one of only 30 finalists for an award that recognizes employers for going beyond the federal law requirements in support of Guard and Reserve members.   More...

OneCare hosts plant tour for students

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Sports

Local team headed to World Series

A local travel baseball team is headed to the World Series.   The Burke County Heat, a team of boys ages 11 and under, will play in the Atlantic Coast Ultimate World Series (ACUW) July 7-11 in Savannah.   More...

Going, going, gone

The Burke County Recreation Department Midget Boys all-star team had a great showing at the GRPA district tournament held in Thomson recently. More...

Local sluggers place at sectional competition

The Burke County Recreation Department recently took a group of local winners to Savannah to participate in the 2010 Sectional Competition of the Pitch, Hit & Run Contest, sponsored by Aquafina and MLB.   More...

Fields & Yields

Hot days, spotty rain threaten crops

Extreme heat is underscoring the need for widespread rain on Burke County’s crops. More...

In the Furrow

June is Dairy Month!

We seldom think about it, but our local dairies provide a safe quality product for us to enjoy. The dairy industry provides a significant contribution to the farm gate income for Burke County. More...

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

• June 30 – Washington Co. Pasture/Hayfield Herbicide Field Day, Old Harold Morgan Farm in Washington Co. – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Summerstand   Outreach   Athony-Mells Family Reunion 2010 will present “When Praises Go Up” 7 p.m., Friday, July 2, at Summerstand Outreach Evangelistic Church in Millen. More...

School News

The race is on

School board attracts candidates early in qualifying

The Burke County Board of Education could see change next year.   Just two days deep into qualifying, the BOE race has four candidates for three seats. More...

Massive change in store for high school

A plan for major reform at Burke County High School has become official. More...

Young students powering up for nuclear careers

About two dozen students learned how to plug into career options in the power industry, which is likely to offer some of the most lucrative opportunities in the area in the comings years. More...

HERE COMES THE BOOM

From fireworks to family reunions, from   watermelon to watersports … Send us your   best Independence Day photos to truecitizennews@live.com, and we will print our   favorites in the July 7 edition. More...

Notes to live by

Cohen makes music for 50 years at First United Methodist Church

The melodies have mesmerized her since childhood, and they’ve never relinquished their hold.   For the past 50 years, Mimi Cohen’s music has filled the sanctuary at Waynesboro’s First United Methodist Church.   More...

Editorial

You Said It – Poll Results

Do you plan on voting in favor of the SPLOST 3 (one-cent sales tax for special projects) on the November ballot? More...

The Court: Ignoring the reality of guns

About 10,000 Americans died by handgun violence, according to federal statistics, in the four months that the Supreme Court debated which clause of the Constitution it would use to subvert Chicago’s entirely sensible ban on handgun ownership.& More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: June 28, 2000   The First Union Bank in Waynesboro was one of 84 branches that the corporation announced would be sold.   Kate Banks was named Miss Burke County. Jessica Powers and Jill MacDonald were runners up. More...

For The Record

Six indicted for night club beatings in March

A Superior Court grand jury has indicted six people in connection to the March 6 beating of three men at Big Daddy’s Club in Sardis.   More...

Second teen identified in burglary ‘photo shoot’

A second Waynesboro teenager has been charged with a burglary that was documented by an alert neighbor with a cameraphone. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Wednesday, June 23   • Kenneth Bernard Johnson, 43, of East Ninth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for theft by shoplifting, More...

Obituaries

Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Gayle Huddleston

Mrs. Lucinda “Cindy” Gayle Huddleston, 56, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, June 28, 2010 at her residence.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 3, at 3 p.m. More...

Margie Wilkinson

Margie Louise Simmons Wilkinson, 88, entered into rest Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Sarah Ann Pinkston

Mrs. Sarah Ann Pinkston of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 25, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at the McElmurray Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Nathaniel Howard Jr. More...

People

Dixie Divas

LEARNING HOW TO DIE

Too often in recent times, death has visited itself upon my family, its intrusion bitterly unwelcome. More...

Other Voices

WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN

I am convinced that day will be ‘A Day Of Rejoicing’. On that day there will be no pain, no tears, no fears, no cares and no death. More...

Waynesboro native writes book

Waynesboro native Tiece Mickens has written her first book CheckMate, and it will come off the presses July 1.   More...