January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Burke County considering creation of water authority

With water resources among the hottest topics in Georgia, local leaders want to make sure Burke County is ready to speak up and deal with policy that could affect this area.  More...

Commission seeks to change up terms

Candidates seeking seats in a couple of county commission districts could be looking at shorter terms in office the next go round.  The Burke County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution last week stating the need and setting o More...

In Waynesboro

Four seats open for General Election

More than half of Waynesboro’s elected offices will be taken to the polls in 2011.  In November, the city’s mayoral post goes up for grabs, as do three of the six seats on city council. More...

Sports

Bears top Swainsboro in overtime

The Bears battled it out in overtime to take their second win over Swainsboro this season.  Burke County High School’s basketball team defeated the Tigers 68-65 in Waynesboro last Thursday.  More...

On the court

Spartans, Lady Spartans pick up wins

After struggling to find wins at the beginning of the season, the Edmund Burke Academy basketball teams ended their drought last Thursday night at Murray Gym.  More...

Obituaries

Wesley W. Oglesby

Wesley W. Oglesby, 65, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Keysville Nursing Home.  The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Girard, Ga. More...

Martha Smith

Mrs. Martha Smith of Mexico, sisiter of Mrs. Lillie M. Coleman and the late Ernest Patterson of Waynesboro, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. More...

Shannon Sikes–Mason

Shannon Sikes– Mason of Severn, Md., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland, at the age of 38.  Shannon was born on Dec. 28, 1972 in Waynesboro, Ga.  More...

Allen takes retirement package

City council searches for new police chief

Waynesboro City Council is out to hire a new police chief, and fast.  More...

Burke’s first baby of 2011

The first baby to be born in Burke County in 2011 arrived Monday morning. Ja’Lante Mims was delivered at 8:26 a.m. on the third day of the new year and was welcomed by his mother Alyssa Clark and father Joeskii Mims at Burke Medical Center. More...

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RFD

If you ride by The True Citizen office today and you do not see many vehicles out front, you’ll know we won the $330 million in the MEGA MILLIONS.  Many of us chipped in to purchase a block of tickets next door from DelMac.  David Smi More...

Don Lively

DIXIE DISTINCTIONS

If you live around the Blessed South for very long, and you’re a natural daydreamer like me, you’ll start to notice the contrasts between Dixie and other parts of the fruited plain that make up much of America.  Take that “ fru More...

For The Record

New Year’s party ends with stabbing

A Millen woman attending a New Year’s gathering at Hidden Treasure Social Club was cut with what she believes was a sword.  Around 3:15 a.m. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, Dec. 28  More...

From the Blotter

Ballistic  Last week, two different Burke County residents stumbled onto hidden guns, which they turned over to deputies.  More...

Burke Happenings

Recycle your tree

Bring a Christmas tree for the chipper to Georgia Power, located at 642 Woodland Road in Waynesboro. Sponsored by the citizens of Georgia Power. M.L.K Jr. Commemorative March & Parade   More...

Church News

St. Michael’s  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will have an Epiphany Service 6 p.m., Thursday Jan. 6. Bottsford Spring   Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 19th anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16. More...

Legals

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