September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Campaign calls for judicial center to be downtown

They say it would devastate downtown, or at the very least divert foot traffic and patrons away from the heart of the city. More...

News

Home & Garden

Controlling Armadillos

Again this year I am getting some calls on controlling armadillos. The armadillo’s diet generally consists of earthworms, insect larvae, and tender roots and shoots. More...

Dove seasons opens Saturday

Shotgun blasts may be heard Saturday afternoon as hunters celebrate the opening of dove season. More...

Earnhardt Jr. racecar coming to Exchange Club Fair

The rides won’t be the only attractions for fans of speed at the Exchange Club Fair this year.   The Waynesboro Exchange Club announced this week that a Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Sports

Bears lose opener in close game

The Bears may have lost their opener, but they showed off a defense that is ready to contend this year.   Burke County High School traveled to Milledgeville last Friday to play Baldwin High for the first game of the season. More...

How Region-3A-AAA Faired the First Week*

Team Record Last Week Butler 1-0 Broke a 41-game losing streak with a 42-0 romp over Westside Washington Co. 0-0-1 Tied Jefferson County (3-AA) 21-21 Burke Co. More...

Rec. department to hold football contest

It’s time for Burke County kids to put their football skills to the test. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Mae Hankerson Burns

Phyllis Mae Hankerson Burns died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. Her funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Waynesboro with the Rev. Clifford Marks officiating.   Interment was in the church cemeter. More...

Frank S. Walker Jr. (Infant)

Baby Frank Sentell Walker Jr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at MCG Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. More...

Juanita J. Boyd

Mrs. Juanita J. Boyd of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at MCG Hospital in Augusta, Ga.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon at Rhema Miracle Temple Outreach, Inc., 108 13th St. More...

School News

Starting the year right

More than 220 Burke County students got help starting the school year off right. More...

Teacher tales

Lots of locals turned out last Thursday for the Burke County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business After Hours. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION   While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Fines begin at $375

Police target negligent pet owners

The dogs aren’t the problem …their owners are.   Waynesboro residents file an average of 70 police reports a month detailing problems with dogs.   More...

THE BASICS

Under the Georgia Animal Protection         Act, pet owners must provide basic necessities for animals in their care. Waynesboro officers will issue a citation for each violation with a fine up to $375. More...

Dave pot’ fetches $41,250 at Burke County auction

A South Carolina man paid $41,250 for a five-gallon pot.   It wasn’t just any pot that sold Saturday at a Burke County auction.   It was a storage jar crafted, dated and signed by Dave the Potter on Dec. 11, 1855.   More...

Editorial

Happy birthday, Social Security

Social Security, created by FDR in the midst of the Great Depression, recently turned 75.   If she were a person, this 75-year-old would probably appreciate the monthly check, which keeps 13 million elderly Americans out of poverty.   More...

Political Cartoon

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RFD

Movies Under the Stars, sponsored by William Mizell Ford, will be Friday, Sept. 10 at dark in the Waynesboro City Park. More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Saturday, Aug. More...

From the Blotter

Auto-mad-ic   Two Burke County drivers had close encounters with vandals.   Last week, a Horseshoe drive woman discovered that someone threw cement blocks and hardened mud onto her parked car. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold its Welcome Meeting 3 p. m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. All education retirees are invited to attend.   More...

Church News

Church News

Bottsford Spring   Bottsford Spring Baptist Church will celebrate their 94th usher’s anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5.   The Rev. Isiah Kirkland and Live River and Givens Grove Baptist Church are in charge of the service. More...

People

Robert “Liam” Edenfield

Brad and Morgan Edenfield announce the birth of their son, Robert “Liam,” born 12:34 p.m., Aug. 24, 2010, at Burke County Medical Center.   He weighed 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. More...

Waynesboro Renaissance

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) convened in Waynesboro recently to recreate the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. More...

Quilting queens

The Burke County Recreation Department’s quilting class has patched together a group of dedicated ladies. More...