December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE proposes increase in tax rate

After holding the line for a decade, the Burke County Board of Education finally yielded to the pressures of reduced revenues and higher expenses by voting to raise property taxes by 2 mills Monday night.   More...

News

Clean up effort continues at derailment site

A week and a half after 38 cars derailed along a section of railroad track outside of Midville, the clean up effort continues.   More...

Four more burglars given time behind bars

Two burglars who broke into a Blythe home while the owner’s children were asleep inside were sentenced to five years in prison.   David Paul Sandoval, 21, and Robert Clark Burnett, 17, each pleaded guilty to one count of burglary. More...

Lost flip flop leads to arrest of teen burglars

The other shoe has finally dropped.   A lost flip flop led to the arrest of two teenage girls for a cluster of break-ins at Faith Christian Academy. More...

Sports

FOURTH QUARTER FRENZY

Rally sends Bears onward in final minutes

Until the fourth quarter, it was still anyone’s ballgame. More...

BITTER-SWEET

Spartans fall short in hopes of winning EBA’s first state football title

They brought home a trophy, but it wasn’t the one they hoped for.   More...

A SEASON TO REMEMBER

Top performers for the 2010 football season
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Obituaries

Ray Quick

Ray Quick, 57, of Hephzibah, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at his residence.   Funeral Services were Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Joiner-Anderson-Saxon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. More...

Dell Ward Godbee

Mrs. Dell Ward Godbee, 90, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center/ Windermere in Augusta, Ga. M r sGodbe beenh o m e   she was member of First Bapt i s Church. One of her greates   More...

In Memory

Charles Edward Hunter   Sunrise May 10, 1948   More...

School News

Burke County schools release honor roll, principals list

Burke County schools have released the names of students named to the Principal's list and Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. They are as follows:   BURKE COUNTY   HIGH   Principal’s List   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...

Destined for the Dome?

And then there were four.   For the first time since 1997, the Burke County Bears are one win away from a chance to play in the Georgia Dome for a state football title.   They’ll travel Friday to Carrollton, the No. More...

Second teen arrested for murder of 14-year-old

A second teenager is charged with the Nov. 21 murder of 14- year-old John Preston Jr. victim’s cousin 16-year-old Tacorey Hankerson had already been arrested on the same charge. More...

Ray DeLaigle Bridge to be dedicated Tuesday

The bridge crossing Rocky Creek on Highway 56 South will be dedicated in memory of a former Burke County Commissioner.   A ceremony next Tuesday will celebrate the naming of Ray DeLaigle Bridge. The dedication will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Editorial

Letter to the Editor

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xxyy   Editor:   Many of your readers most likely heard that Dr. David Dickey, DMD, of Augusta has passed away.   Most likely many of them have been a patient of his during his 22 years of practice in the field of endodontics. More...

Other Voices

Let us travel back in time eight or ten decades ago. At that point the quality of life was at a low ebb.   Folks today think that times are hard, but compared to the 1930’s, this is a “cake walk”. More...

Dixie Divas

BELIEVING MINE OWN EYES (OR NOT)

It’s getting to the point that I don’t believe my own eyes or trust what my ears hear. Sometimes it feels like I’m starring in the old movie, Gas Light where the world is cons piring to make me think I’m crazy.   More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Low rider   Employees at a local car dealership came in to find one of thier cars on its rims.   According to a report filed at the Waynesboro Police Department, thieves had their way with a Chevy at Taylor Brothers Auto Sales. More...

Woman orders sub then takes dough

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Waynesboro police are on the hunt for a “calm and collected” robber who ordered a meatball sandwich, then made off with more than $250 from Subway’s cash register. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Saturday, Nov. 20   • Simeon Allen Moore, 17, of Davis Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for terroristic threats and acts. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Santa at Healthy Start   Santa will be at the Healthy Start Office, located in the Health Department in Waynesboro, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22.   Bring your little one and they can have the picture taken with the big guy. More...

Church News

Church News

New Springfield   The youth ministry of New Springfield Baptist Church in Alexander will present its annual Christmas program 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 12.   The guest speaker will be the Rev. Nakia Williams. Refreshments will be served. More...

People

Recipes from Louise

Festive finger foods are essential for neighborhood Christmas parties, church events, or family get-togethers. More...

Hallie Cate Robinson

Mathew and Maggie Robinson of Loganville announce the birth of their daughter, Hallie Cate, born Nov. 1, 2010.   She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

Christopher Adam Parrish Jr.

Christopher Adam Parrish Jr., son of Chris and Chelsie Parrish, was born 9:09 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Burke County Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ½ ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. More...