May 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay For Life set for Friday night

The fight against cancer will rage in Waynesboro this weekend.  More...

News

A time to sow

Burke farmers herald in growing season

Tractors are once again crawling across the Burke County landscape as planting season hits full stride.  The county’s corn acres have already been planted and producers are now making preparations to get peanuts and cotton in the ground, a More...

Chaplain for the day

Rev. Dr. Jim Shumard was chaplain for the day at the state capitol. He and his son, 13-year-old Matthew, were guests of Senator Jesse Stone, far right, who is a member of his parish, St. More...

Survivors celebrated

Those who’ve fought a tough battle were celebrated at the annual Survivor’s Brunch hosted last week in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

Lady Bears qualify for state meet

Three Lady Bears earned their spots at the state meet after turning in top performances at region.  Burke County High School hosted the Region 3-AAA track and field meet last weekend, welcoming a dozen schools for the two-day event.  As a t More...

New scoreboard installed at Burke County

Burke County’s football team is keeping score … and using the latest technology to do it.  Installation of a new scoreboard in the Bear Den at Burke County High School is complete, according to maintenance director Paul Williams. More...

Lady Cubs capture region golf title

Burke County Middle School boasted the best golfers in the region. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Genealogical

Sandersville author, historian and physician William Rawlings will speak at Monday’s meeting of the Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. at the Burke County Library. More...

Church News

Church News

Ebenezer  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...

People

Chance, Henke to wed May 14

The engagement of Stacie Danielle Chance and Travis Lee Henke, both of Troy, Mo., has been announced by her parents, Jeff and Gerri Ann Wood, of Kahoka, Mo. Miss Chance is also the daughter of Ken Chance of Waynesboro, GA. Mr. More...

Maxon, Jones to marry May 21

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maxon of Belvidere, Tenn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginny Stone, to Baxter William Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Jones Jr. More...

Miss Broome, Mr. Cox exchange vows

Elizabeth Broome became the bride of Sidney Clarence Cox III 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Waynesboro.  Magistrate Gloria Johnson officiated the ceremony.   The bride is the daughter of Emily S. Herin and the late William P. 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...

Hooked

Nine-year-old Kendall Brown reeled in a catfish shortly after casting her wormbaited hook into a pond on the golf course at Waynesboro Country Club. On the opposite bank, Elliott Corbitt, 6, patiently waits for his cork to sink. More...

Sardis hires new police chief

The Sardis Police Department has a new leader.  Gary E. Jones was tapped as the new chief during a meeting of the Sardis City Council on April 19. and he began his duties this week.  More...

Editorial

How do you feel? What do you think?

So how can I not speak about the end of Osama Bin Laden? I find myself as a Christian feeling a number of conflicting feelings.   Glad that such an evil person can no longer inflict pain and suffering on innocents around the globe.  More...

Dixie Divas

MOTHER’S DAY 2011

I wondered the other day how a mother could even think that, let alone say it. But then Mama was a woman who defied exact definition. More...

Chamber Connection

“Promoting Our Community”

One of the most important goals of a Chamber of Commerce is to promote its community and its members. We promote our community in a variety of ways to a wide array of audiences including prospective businesses, tourists, and to potential newcomers. 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.   Louis Hrabovsky D/B/A Burke Land & Investments to Jimmie L. Neville, Feb. More...

For burglary

Text message sends three to jail

Three arrests were made in a Waynesboro burglary after one of the offenders texted the victim photos of his stolen gun.  Two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, are charged with the break-in, along with Freddie Lee Brown, 49, who was implicated by the bo More...

Arsonist blamed for Sardis fire, explosions

Someone purposely set the fire that set off a series of explosions in Sardis.  Last week, the state fire marshal opened an investigation into an April 25 blaze that destroyed a vacant Vestal Street home.  Within hours, he determined arson w More...

Obituaries

Paul Snyder Whittenberger Sr.

Paul Snyder Whittenberger, 77, of Augusta, Ga., passed away at his residence with his family by his side.  A private memorial service will be held for the family.  Paul was born on July 2, 1933, in Akron, Ind. He served his country in U.S. More...

Ruby Patterson Martin

Mrs. Ruby Patterson Martin of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Burke Medical Center.   Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

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School News

Burke County Public Schools Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Burke County Public Schools Principal’s List, Honor Roll for the third nine weeks has been released. BURKE COUNTY  HIGH SCHOOL   Principal’s List  More...

WPS Georgia Math Fest Winners

Waynesboro Primary School first and second graders recently participated in Math Fest in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. Math Fest is a math competition for the best math students in the southeast. More...

BES Top Math Students

Blakeney Elementary third and fourth graders recently participated in Math Fest in Atlanta, with all the students making it to the top 25. More...