April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Vogtle unit back at full power after shutdown

Classified as non-emergency

Plant Vogtle’s unit one is back at full power following an unplanned shutdown.  The reactor automatically shut down last Wednesday afternoon when a reactor trip breaker opened on the second- ary side of the plant, according to Southern Nuc More...

News

Up, up and away

A weather balloon was launched into the atmosphere last week from Burke County High School by visiting teachers from South Carolina. More...

Governor Deal signs off on Waynesboro charter

It’s the law

Waynesboro officials can fold up the city’s outdated 1971 charter.  Gov. More...

Legislature approves Commission term structure

A change in the structure of terms on the Burke County Board of Commissioners has been made official.  Commissioners will serve staggered terms as opposed to having voters fill all five seats at the same time every four years.  More...

Sports

BCHS looks for two head coaches

Burke County High School is in the market for two new head coaches.  The Burke County Board of Education approved a plan last week to replace varsity baseball coach Sean Tiernan and varsity girls basketball coach Angelica Collins.  More...

Bears win region track trophy

Burke County High School added another trophy to its case after the boys won the region runner up title at the 3-AAA meet.  The Bears finished second among a dozen schools in the region.  Washington County claimed the region championship wi More...

19 EBA tracksters advance to state

Wilson wins overall region track title

Wilson wins overall region track title   Eleven Lady Spartans and nine Spartans kept their track season alive after the region competition last Wednesday, while Clay Wilson earned top honors.  More...

Obituaries

Mose “M. A.” Drake

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Mose “M. A.” Drake, age 96 of Midville, Ga., on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.  More...

Clarence Sapp Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Sapp Sr. who entered into rest on Thursday, April 21, 2011, will be conducted today, Wednesday, April 27, at 11 a. m. at Beechwood Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Ga. with the Rev. More...

Mary A. Hilton dies at age 100

Mrs. Mary Ann Hilton, 100, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. More...

People

Miss McDaniel to wed Mr. Nasworthy

Mr. and Mrs. Richard McDaniel of Vidette announce the engagement of their daughter, April, to Allen Nasworthy of Summertown, son of Mr. Lyn Nasworthy of Swainsboro and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Warren, Ferguson to marry

Earl Warren of Waynesboro and Gloria Warren of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Nekeidra of Waynesboro, to James S. Ferguson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., son of George (Lizzie) Sims and Sammie Sims, all of Ft. More...

Green ribbons promote organ donation

In recognition of National Donate Life Month, MCGHealth Tissue Donor Services partnered with Burke County and the City of Waynesboro to increase donor awareness through a green ribbon campaign during More...

Family feud leads to Sardis gunfight

A long-brewing family feud is at the root of a Sardis shooting, deputies say.  “It’s between the Kellys and the Dixons,” said Sgt. Dan Lowe, an investigator for the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Explosion startles Sardis residents

“It rattled my house”

Explosions rocked the city of Sardis late Monday night, but emergency officials say the cause was more benign than most residents first presumed.  Firefighters were called to the 600 block of Vestal Road just before 10 p.m., after at least two l More...

60 years of separation

Father, son united with help from facebook

A lvin Miller Jr. was no more than 6 years old the last time he laid eyes on his father.  Though he couldn’t remember what his face looked like, he knew he wanted to see it again. The  63- year- old  More...

Editorial

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RFD

Believe it or not it is almost graduation time.  College students will begin to arrive home for the summer in a couple of weeks.  Our area high schools, Edmund Burke Academy and Burke County High School graduations are scheduled a little fu More...

WONDERINGS

Since moving back to the Blessed South I’ve begun to wonder about certain things and events that were commonplace around these parts years ago.  More...

For The Record

Real Estate Transactions

The following are Burke County property transfers. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   La Visa Bentley to James Robinson, Jan. 14, 2.07 acres, map and parcel no. More...

Pair pinned with five burglaries

Two Burke County men are in jail following accusations they were behind five burglaries.  Michael Allen Farrer, 30, and Miller Jerome Dixon, 36, were both arrested after a confidential source told investigators they were selling stolen goods at More...

Man shot three times in Waynesboro

A Waynesboro man was shot in the leg three times by a double amputee.  Sammy Lee Cobb Jr., 44, who had just been released from jail for a shoplifting arrest, was visiting the West 13th Street home of Dexter Jermaine Williams when the pair got in More...

Fields & Yields

AgSouth returns more than $45M to customers

AgSouth Farm Credit distributed more than $45 million in profits to its customers in late March and early April in two separate dividend payments.  More...

Poultry Judging Team places 5th in area

Recently 11 Burke County 4- Hers competed in Area Poultry Judging Competition. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive  Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m., at the Wardlow Building.  Discovery Testing   More...

Church News

Church News

Ebenezer Baptist Church will have its second Gospel Explosion 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7.  They ask that area church choir and quartets come and render a selection. More...

School News

GED test fee to increase in July

The cost to take the General Educational Development ( GED) test will more than double.  The fee is set to increase from $95 to $250, according to The American Council on Education (ACE) which administers the GED testing service.  More...

Last chance to vote for young authors

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favorite young author. At 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, the online poll will close for the latest creative writing contest sponsored by The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro.  More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

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

Legals

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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...