December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

With Waynesboro police

Reserve officers will be in uniform soon

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com   Volunteer officers will soon be helping Waynesboro police. More...

City council considers ordinance for teen parties

In the wake of the Nov. 21 murder of a 14-year-old, Waynesboro City Council is once again considering an ordinance that would make security officers mandatory at large gatherings.   More...

Derailment cleanup still in progress

The cleanup continues outside of Midville where 38 Norfolk Southern train cars derailed late last month.   More...

Sports

Bears’ playoff run ends to close successful season

Burke County High School’s football team ended its best run in more than a decade last Friday night in Carrollton with a 49-15 loss in the semi-finals of the AAA state playoffs. More...

Spartans, Lady Spartans drop season openers

The Edmund Burke Academy basketball season didn’t tip off the way fans hoped for with both the Spartans and Lady Spartans losing their first games against Thomas Jefferson Academy.   More...

Bears tip off basketball season this Saturday

Burke County High School’s boys basketball team will start up the season Friday night. More...

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 you 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

Jadon Douglas Saxon

Brian Douglas and Amber Renee Saxon announce the birth of their son, Jadon Douglas Saxon, born Nov. 12, 2010. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 ¾ inches long. More...

Colton William Saxon

Jason and Jenny Saxon of Martinez announce the birth of their son, Colton William Saxon, born Nov. 5, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. 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...

Greenery for green

Urbane Lively and Ricky Flakes prepare a Fraser fir for display at the Waynesboro Jaycees’s Christmas tree sale at the Southern Bank Pavilion on North Liberty Street. More...

Training for construction jobs set to begin in January

A new training program designed to give an advantage to those looking for work in construction will be offered in Burke County.   More...

Editorial

Georgia Family Council

IS MARRIAGE OBSOLETE?

Virtually every major news outlet in the country shouted it and every talk show discussed it: “Marriage is becoming obsolete.”   The interest in the apparent obsolescence of marriage came from a highly publicized survey of America More...

Other Voices

COTTON NOW AND THEN

Before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, the seeds in the cotton had to be extracted by hand. It was a tedious and time consuming job.   More...

Dixie Divas

REMEMBERING THE MEMORABLE

When news came that one of the most memorable Southern characters had passed from this world, I found myself musing   back on the color, interest, and myriad conflict h e brought to the world around   around him. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Thursday, Dec. 2   • Jill Ann McCombs, 30, of Langley Street, Martinez, was arrested on a Coweta County warrant.   More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Friday, Nov. More...

Peddling stolen property sends man to jail

A Blythe man caught trying to sell a stolen pistol and scope was sent to prison.   Patric Quincey White, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by receiving stolen property. Superior Court Judge Carl C. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

In Loving Memory of Eric D. Kelly Dec. 5, 1977-April 17, 1999   This young man would have been 33 this month.   More...

In Loving Memory of Simpson Tyrone Cates Jr. Jan. 1, 1992-Nov. 29, 2008

We love and miss you, Mother, Sarah Daddy, Simpson   Sister, Safenia   Li symp Baby Myricle   More...

Authur Jenkins

Mr. Authur Jenkins of 240 Cates Mead Road, Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his residence.   Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.   Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

School News

Burke County High Places at Georgia National Fair

Burke County High School FFA recently placed third in the Horticultural Chapter Booth and second in the Forestry Chapter Booth at the Georgia National Fair. Students from Burke County also scored well in other areas. More...

St. Michael’s adopts new children’s program

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church invites all children ages 4-9 to become a part of its new children’s Christian education program, “Godly Play.”   More...

BES students learn about bullying

Calvin G. Sims Sr., author, lecturer, and storyteller, recently visited Blakeney Elementary School. More...