April 20, 2011 RSS feed / News

House passes 127-44

Sunday alcohol sales in hands of local governments

Burke County’s elected officials must now decide if voters should decide whether stores here can sell alcohol on Sundays.  After a 32-22 send-off from the Senate, the Georgia House of Representatives backed the booze bill last week with a More...

Baiting bill gets nod from House

Burke County hunters are one pen-click away from being allowed to bait deer and feral hogs.  More...

Lodge-Kelly declares candidacy in county commission race

The race is on.  A second candidate has announced her plans to run for the District 2 seat on the Burke County Board of Commissioners.  Terri Lodge-Kelly said she plans to qualify for the June special election, which will decide who will s More...

Seventh grader makes impression at capitol

Burke County’s John Jewell made friends in high places.  The 12-year-old served as a page for State Representative Gloria Frazier and spent the day rubbing elbows with some of Georgia’s most influential lawmakers.  More...

Job Training Authority survives federal hatchet

The Richmond-Burke Job Training Authority is still standing after the last round of federal cuts – but will be leaving much smaller footprints.  With a $182 million hack to the Clinton-era Workforce Innovation Fund ( WIF), the blowback wil More...

Correction

Due to incorrect information provided to The True Citizen on an arrest/booking report, it was erroneously reported that on April 2, Sammy Demarius Cobb, 27, of Washington Drive, Waynesboro, was arrested for shoplifting. More...

County discusses judicial center advisory committee

An outline has been developed of individuals who will help plan for a proposed new judicial center in Burke County.  The Burke County Board of Commissioners discussed appointments to a nine-member Judicial Center Advisory Committee at their mont More...

Late Commissioner Andrews honored

Burke County Commissioners paid tribute to their late vice-chairman Alphonso Andrews, at the first regular monthly meeting since his passing. More...

Graduation test to be phased out; CRCT replaced in primary school

The graduation test will soon become history.  The Georgia High School Graduation Test, that has been standard for some time, will be phased out over the next three years following a decision by the State Board of Education last week.  More...

Academy Avenue, West Seventh

Rezoning gets green light

Waynesboro officials have agreed to rezone part of a historic Waynesboro neighborhood.  Four properties located along West Seventh Street and Academy Avenue were rezoned from residential to professional following a 6-1 vote during a public hear More...

Crooked Road to be more so

A winding road is about to add another bend.  Burke County Commissioners voted last week to approve the relocation of a section of Crooked Road, just north of Midville.  The road will be adjusted to accommodate the installation of a center More...

High school band invited to perform in London

The Pride of Burke County High School Marching Band may have a trip across the pond in its future.  More...

Cancer survivors invited to Relay For Life brunch

The American Cancer Society’s Burke County Relay For Life committee will host its annual survivor brunch on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. More...