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Man hit with chair in critical condition

A Sardis man is in critical condition after being hit with a chair.   Timothy Lawton Murray, 45, has been unconscious since last Tuesday night when emergency responders found him on North Hill Street with a severe head injury. More...

News

Coping with grief during the holidays

Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home offers community seminar

It was the largest elephant ever to grace the presence of the Curran family – greater than life. The empty chair at the head of the table at Christmas dinner taunted the family as they all tried to pretend it was a lovely holiday meal. More...

BOE shows off big changes at Old Blakeney

The Burke County Board of Education welcomed community members into a recently renovated wing of Old Blakeney being used for the new Early Head Start program. More...

For benefit auction

Bird dogs take over Liberty Street

Liberty Street is barking. Bird dog statues are popping up in downtown Waynesboro anticipation of the annual Liberty Art show.   The life-sized pointers were commissioned by regional artists and will be sold Nov. 20 during a benefit auction. More...

For The Record

Second suspect jailed for murder

A second Burke County man has been arrested for the murder of Verdre Scott. More...

Waynesboro Police

Thursday, Oct. 28   • Christy Barnes Lariscey, 31, of Blackberry Lane, Augusta, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a pistol without a license.   Friday, Oct. 29   More...

Blotter

Low riders   A man reported for his sagging pants has more to worry about than the color of his boxers. More...

Obituaries

Pearl Ellison

Mrs. Pearl Ellison, 97, of Sardis, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. S.D. More...

Phyllis Holt

Mrs. Phyllis Holt of Augusta, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the University Hospital in Augusta.   Funeral arrangements will be announced later.   Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Rosa E. Whitfield

Mrs. Rosa Ella Whitfield of Sylvania, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Screven County Hospital in Sylvania.   Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at noon at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel. More...

People

Recipes from Louise

One of the few fruits native to North America is the cranberry. Native Americans used the cranberries as a staple as early as 1550. They ate cranberries fresh, ground, or mashed with cornmeal and baked it into bread. More...

Halloween Hype

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SPLOST III passes, two BOE incumbents ousted

Burke County voters decided to keep spending pennies on local projects.   SPLOST III (Special Local Option Sales Tax) passed by a nearly 20 percent margin. More...

NOV. 2 GENERAL ELECTION

* Unofficial results as of 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Approximately 91% of Georgia precincts reporting.
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Editorial

Don Lively

HIGHER LEARNING

It was a quick trip down memory lane. More...

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor voice the opinions of the newspaper’s readers. The True Citizen reserves the right to edit any and all portions of a letter.   More...

Dixie Divas

FOLKS WHO DON’T MIND THEIR BUSINESS

One night as a particularly hard, extremely long rain poured down, I discovered a leak in my roof. The leak became a minor   problem. Finding a roofer to show up and fix it became the primary problem.   More...

Sports

BCMS and BCHS softball players honored

Softball players at Burke County Middle and High schools were honored recently at a special banquet. More...

3-Peat

Waynesboro’s Chris Shaw won his third straight race by capturing the checkered flag at Gordon Park in Augusta. The car was built by Joe Sullivan of Performance Parts Express, Andy McCafferty of Andy’s Auto and Diesel and Shaw. More...

Critical field goal costs EBA region win

The letdown in the stadium was almost audible during Edmund Burke’s disappointing loss to Gatewood last Friday night in Eatonton.   More...

Fields & Yields

Deadline draws near for conservation programs

Landowners have just two more weeks to submit their applications for two popular conservation programs.   USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept applications until Nov. 19 for the next round of EQIP and WHIP projects. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Clothes Sale or Swap   Free Indeed Ministries will hold a Clothes Sale or Swap, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 6, Myrick St, at the old furniture store next to Golden Appliance. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist – Sardis   First Baptist Church of Sardis will have its Youth Gospel Explosion 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13.   Various choirs will perform, and refreshments will be served. More...

School News

“Shedding” the Love

The new Early Head Start program was in need of a storage shed for their playground to store tricycles, balls, helmets, wagons and more that are used everyday during play time. More...

BES Character Students for September

Blakeney Elementary School Character Students for the month of September are, from left, Emilly Suchnick of the fifth grade, Jamal Marshall of the third grade and Rachard Heath of the fourth grade. More...

BES math students shine

Blakeney Elementary School held its annual math competition last week challenging students with questions based on the Georgia Performance Standards. More...