July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Three bitten by snakes in Burke

Three weeks, three snakebites.   Seven-year-old Abigail Marshall was the third snakebite victim taken to Burke Medical Center in as many weeks.   More...

Correction

Last week, the man in this 1980s photograph was erroneously identified as Tony O’Neal Grubbs due to an incorrect booking photograph provided to The True Citizen. More...

News

Midville gets new historical marker

Sherman’s March to the Sea can be followed through Georgia again, thanks to the recent dedication of seven historical markers including one in Burke County.   More...

Georgia Power rates may rise

Georgia Power customers may be digging deep into their wallets to cover increases on their bills come January.   More...

Recycling program saves 1,340 lbs. from landfill

More than 1,340 pounds of trash are being recycled instead of buried.   An estimated 20 cubic yards of recyclables were collected during the City of Waynesboro’s first month into its pioneer program. More...

Obituaries

Betty Joe Lee

Betty Joe Lee, 73, of Waynesboro, Ga., affectionately known as the “Cake Lady”, entered into rest on Monday, July 5, 2010, at Burke Medical Center.   The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. More...

Trudie Brown Gordon

Mrs. Trudie Brown Gordon, 83, of Waynesboro, Ga., and native of Blakely, Ga., entered into rest on June 20, 2010, at her home. More...

Shirley Ann Vickery

Shirley Ann Vickery, 63, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Burke Medical Center.   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the funeral home. More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Grove   Oak Grove Baptist Church will have its annual revival 7:30 nightly, Wednesday-Friday, July 7-9.   The Rev. Bobby Hankerson, pastor of Hammond Grove Baptist Church will be the guest minister. More...

School News

School budget sheared; still shows shortfall

A $39.4 million spending plan for Burke County Public Schools is official.   The Burke County Board of Education unanimously approved the fiscal year 2011 budget last week on a motion from Lynn Crews and second from Willie Jordan. More...

Augusta Tech receives NRC funding for nuclear education

Augusta Technical College was awarded a $121,500 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to help train the next generation of workers in the nuclear industry. More...

Veteran BOE members will be challenged in November

Three political newcomers are turning up the heat in the Burke County Board of Education race.   By the time qualifying ended last Friday, three veteran incumbents had challengers in the races for districts 1, 2 and 5. More...

General Assembly Races

SENATE DISTRICT 23   Local attorney and former Waynesboro mayor Jesse Stone attracted competition last week during the qualifying period for independents. More...

For second consecutive season Broxton chosen for All-Star team

Los Angeles Dodgers closer and Burke County native Jonathan Broxton hopes second time is the charm. More...

Editorial

Republican strategy for November

I hate to be cynical but the next conspiracy theory I am waiting to appear concerns the tanning bed tax. More...

RFD

The True Citizen made the goofs, glitches and gotchas of the August 2010 Consumer Reports. More...

IN AMERICA

Suddenly, it’s very quiet around here. Everybody’s gone and, being as how I live alone, after all the chatter and the debate and the discussion, the silence is nearly deafening.   It’s over for another year. More...

For The Record

Woman stabbed with broken bottle

A Waynesboro woman was repeatedly stabbed with a broken bottle following a fight outside “The Hole.”   Delphine Habersham, 39, was hospitalized for three days with numerous stab wounds to the top of her head, arms and abdomen, acco More...

Police find toddlers playing in roadway

Waynesboro police asked authorities to step in after finding two toddlers playing in the middle of College Street. More...

Teen charged in dirt road shooting

An Augusta teen will be arrested for shooting a man on a dirt road in Burke County. More...

People

Dixie Divas

WHEN THE WRONG MAN COMES A-CALLIN’

In a small town in Arkansas, I was leaving a social gathering of divorced women who had found solidarity in their situations. Many are women who, later in life, have found themselves divorced from influential men. More...

Walgreens to the rescue!

Walgreens helped the Old Fella Animal Rescue raise more than $600 and “cram the van” with pet supplies. More...

Miss Dykes weds Mr. Wilkinson

SSG (Ret.) John and Princess Dykes, Jr. of Waynesboro are proud to announce the marriage of their son, John L. Dykes III, to Nicole L. Wilkinson of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, daughter of David and Blanche Wilkinson of St. Thomas, U.S. More...