January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Perdue to blame?

Lake Yuchi funds are scratched

Plans for a 110-acre lake in Burke County are dead in the water.  State fisheries officials have confirmed the $2 million appropriated for the Lake Yuchi project in 2004 have been “redirected.”  More...

News

Women plea in burglary case

Two accused burglars avoided trials and got probation after the victim said she didn’t want to waste taxpayers’ money on a lengthy proceeding.  More...

And they’re off!

The 2011 Relay For Life kicked off in Waynesboro last Thursday with a celebration at the Wardlow Building. More...

Veteran chairman still leads school board

Burke County’s Board of Education reelected its 25-year chairman for another year of leadership.  More...

Sports

Nice 9-point

  Tanner Elliott of Girard recently killed a 9-point buck while hunting on family land in Girard. Tanner is the son of Robin and Denise Elliott.   More...

Big shot

  Six-year-old Brandon Gardner heaves the basketball toward the hoop during a shootout at halftime of the Burke County High School varsity boys basketball game. More...

Lady Bears pick up two more wins

The Lady Bears picked up two more wins last week, including a region victory over rival Washington County. Burke County High School’s girls (10-7) started the week by defeating WACO 78- 58 in Sandersville. More...

Burke Happenings

Class of 1991

The Burke County High School Class of 1991 will have a planning meeting for its 20 year class reunion 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at Burke County Library in Waynesboro. For more information, contact Dr. More...

Church News

William Grove

The Ushers Union of William Grove Baptist Church will meet 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 30. St. Mary’s   Saint Mary’s Baptist Church will have installation services for the Rev. Edward Lyles Sr. 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. More...

School News

BCMS Geography Bee winners

Prince Williams, an eighth grade student at Burke County Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. More...

BES Geography Bee winners

Fourth grade student Matthew Frey, middle, was the winner in the Geography Bee recently held at Blakeney Elementary School. 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...

Four indicted for murder

Ex-cop charged with bat attack

Four defendants, including a teenager, will face trial for murder.  On Friday, a grand jury heard evidence in the unrelated shooting deaths of 14-year-old John Preston Jr. More...

Georgia Power position to aid in landing jobs

Georgia Power has filled a position that is sure to get plenty of attention.  The company announced this week the hire of Suzanne Sharkey as the Plant Vogtle Community Information Coor- dinator.  More...

Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. More...

Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

Editor:  Many of us give up on our dreams. Often our dreams slip away without our even realizing it. Our dreams are who we are. They give us an incentive to get out of bed everyday.  More...

‘Guardian Angels’

Editor:  Thank you to the wonderful and caring family who found my wallet at Walmart on December 17 and returned it to me via my sister on December 18. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

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

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Thursday, Jan. 13   Michael Whitfield, 25, of Brown-Mobley Road, Sardis, was arrested for probation violation.  More...

From the Blotter

Sick puppies   A call from a concerned neighbor led to a distressing discovery.  Last Wednesday, a Savannah Avenue resident told police it sounded like a dog had been abandoned in the apartment next door. And it had.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Whitfield

Mrs. Mary Whitfield of Sardis, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Watkinsville, Baptist Church. More...

Minnie Smith

Mrs. Minnie Smith of Midville, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at MCG Hospital in Augsuta, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul AME Church. More...

Judson Crawford

Mr. Judson Crawford of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.   Arrangments will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

People

Country Kitchen

Super Bowl Sunday brings good food along with it

It happens about this time every year. More...

People in the News

Johnny P. Nunez   Air Force Airman 1st Class Johnny P. More...

Miss Turner to wed Mr. Story June 25

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Turner of Richmond, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Newell Turner, to Samuel Gaines Story, Jr. of Waynesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gaines Story, Sr. More...