March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Extension agent leaves Burke

He’s moving on.  Burke County Extension Agent Roosevelt McWilliams accepted a big promotion that will carry him to Twiggs County.  The Vienna, Ga. More...

EPD says yard waste must go

EPD has a solution … but Waynesboro officials aren’t so sure there’s a problem.  Over the next few months, taxpayers will be footing the bill to have more than 13 years worth of yard waste ground up and hauled away.  More...

First gobblers

Ten-year-old Ryan Duffie, left, of Waynesboro bagged his first gobbler on opening day March 26. The turkey made its final gobble around 9 a.m. in planted pines near Girard, after responding to a Lynch’s Fool Proof box call. More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

The following persons are wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.   More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, March 21   Keldrick Cornelius Brown, 21, of Wallace Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for battery (Family Violence Act) and t More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, March 21   Nora Howard Neely, 48, of Bens Branch Road, Newington, was arrested for three counts of deposit account fr More...

Burke Happenings

Girls’ Night Out

Town and Country Woman’s Club is planning a Girls’ Night Out in China Town 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, at the Burke County Office Park Auditorium.  More...

Church News

Lenten Services

The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association Lenten services are as follows:  March 30 – Metropolitan Baptist, the Rev. Larry Boyd;  April 6 – Thomas Grove Baptist, the Rev. More...

People

Petro, Henshall exchange vows

Shay Tinsley Petro and William (Bill) A. Henshall, Jr. were united in marriage on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at two-thirty in the afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. The Reverend James P. More...

Burke farmer awarded for cotton production

A Burke County grower was recognized for the quality of the cotton he produced here. More...

Toastmasters take first in area contests

Waynesboro Toastmasters recently held its International Speech and Table Topics Contest in which Veronica Hartley won the speech contest and Neal Leonard won the Table Topics Contest. 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...

Proposed Vogtle expansion

Reactors receive environmental nod

Federal regulators have decided there are no environmental issues that should keep two more reactors from being added at Plant Vogtle.  More...

Raising the roof

Friends and neighbors rebuild family’s barn

A full day’s work and a farm full of friends netted a brand new barn for a Midville family.  The old-fashioned barn raising helped the Mooney family find their footing again after losing their barn and all its contents in a fire.  More...

Editorial

Protecting HOPE for Georgia’s students

Over the past few months your Georgia General Assembly has been hard at work. From the beginning of this Legislative Session we set out to address the important issues that face our State.  More...

Don Lively

This time it was 28A.  My window seat.  I don’t fly as much as I used to but I still try to avoid the middle and aisle seats whenever possible. More...

RFD

April Fool’s Day, this Friday will mark Dr. Mark Gresham’s 10th year in OB/GYN private practice in Burke County. I have known Mark since he was a child. He comes from good stock ... More...

Sports

Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan Scenes from EBA’s Alumni Basketball Games

Photos by Elizabeth Billips  & Tres Bragg   More...

Patterson helps Pirates to another win

Former Burke County High School standout Julius Patterson helped his semi-pro team, the Georgia Pirates, to another win and a 5-0 record last weekend. The Pirates took down the Upstate Redskins 32-7. Patterson had 13 carries for 61 yards in the win. More...

TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational tees off Saturday in Waynesboro

The TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational is set for Saturday, bringing junior golfers from across the state to Waynesboro for the weekend. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Michael Kosydar, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Michael Kosydar, Jr. 72, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his residence.  He was born in Lackawanna County, Pa., and lived most of his life in Harleysville, Pa. More...

Tinley

Mr. Leroy Tinley, 87, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest on March 23, 2011 at Lake Crossing Health Center in Appling, Ga. He was a long- time member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon. Mr. More...

Cheryl D. Baumgartner

Cheryl D. Baumgartner of Waynesboro, Ga., born Oct. 21, 1943 in Waukesha, Wis., entered into rest on March 24, 2011. Memorial services were at 3 p. m. Sunday, March 27, in the Joiner- Anderson- Saxon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. More...

School News

For high school students

Sign-up begins for conservation workshop

High schoolers interested in attending a camp focused on conserving natural resources have until May 20 to sign up.  The Natural Resources Conservation Workshop ( NRCW) will be hosted at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton June 5 - 9, More...

Thomas receives 2011 Guthrie Dairy Scholarship

Dylan Thomas, a Burke County High School sophomore, was recently awarded the 2011 Guthrie Dairy Scholarship. More...