February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Continue talks on Plant Vogtle profits, PSC says

Georgia’s Public Service Commission last week delayed a vote on Plant Vogtle cost control until March  The state’s utility regulators say they want Georgia Power and its critics to continue negotiating a plan that would limit the pow More...

BCHS takes closer look at transfer students

Local schools officials believe scrutinizing Burke County High School transfer students more closely will benefit the aspiring graduates and the school system. In fact, they believe it so firmly, they’ve made it policy.  More...

Waynesboro charter passes house

The City of Waynesboro’s charter has made it halfway through the General Assembly.  After nearly three years of meetings, disagreements and split votes at the local level, the charter has finally gotten its nod of approval from the House o More...

Sports

In region tournament

Lady Bears still alive

It came down to the last seconds of the game, but the Burke County Lady Bears came out on top.  More...

Bears compete for region championship

The Burke County Bears played in the first round of the region tournament yesterday (Tuesday) against the No. 6 seeded Harlem Bulldogs. Although results weren’t available at press time, the Bears were the favorite to win. More...

BC wrestlers advance to state

The Burke County High School wrestling team will have seven chances for a state title.  The Bears advanced seven of their nine wrestlers who competed in the sectional tourna- ment held this past weekend at Locust Grove High School. More...

Obituaries

Mazina Faglier Hawkins

Retired Business woman Mazina Faglier Hawkins of Augusta, Ga., went to be with her Lord and Savior Feb. 8, 2011, joining her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Sharkie Hawkins.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Richard John Chambers Sr.

Editor’s Note: The True Citizen has learned of the recent death of Richard Chambers of Commerce, Ga. He was well known here as one of the first directors of the Waynesboro Recreation Department and also taught in the public schools here.   More...

Edward Scott

Mr. Edward Scott of Midville, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   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...

Chamber names Small Business, Citizen of the Year

Blackburns say hometown is at heart of successful business

Giving back They’ve built their business through three generations and have never quit giving back to the community that helped grow it. More...

Her Brother’s Keeper

Nancy Minyard dedicates life as voice for the less fortunate

It’s about standing up and speaking up, Burke County’s Citizen of the Year says from the front porch of the sprawling white house on Liberty Street that’s become her second home.  It’s been 16 years since Nancy Minyard, 6 More...

Editorial

More help needed

Editor:  More...

Other Voices

SMILE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER

Just the other day, I was sitting in a doctor’s office with my wife. I wasn’t feeling my best and I was contemplating seeing the doctor. More...

Dixie Divas

THE STRENGTH OF OUR WOMEN

The text that my sister sent was simple yet so powerful: “He is gone to be with God.”  More...

For The Record

Children removed from meth house

Three young children were removed from a Burke County home after deputies found a meth lab under their trailer.  The children’s parents, Jerome Gerald Wade, 30, and Tabatha Michelle Pearl, 35, were taken into custody on Valentine’s D More...

Police chief begins Monday

Waynesboro’s interim police chief will report for duty next week.  Newly hired Alfonzo Williams is set to begin work Monday, Feb. More...

From the Blotter

Over and over   A Chevy pick-up is a little worse for wear after a Millen woman allegedly played bumper car on it.  More...

Burke Happenings

BCHS Class of 1991

The Burke County High School Class of 1991 will have a planning meeting for the upcoming reunion 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

William Grove

William Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its first Rainbow Tea program 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20.  The Rev. Darryl Burns, pastor, invites the public. More...

School News

Piano students perform

Students in Amy Thomas’ piano program recently showed off their skills with a recital at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of January. More...

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears

“Being a Hard Worker” was the Positive Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of January. More...