May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day service set for eleventh hour Monday

At the eleventh hour on Monday, Burke County will honor those who served.  American Legion Post 120 members will host a Memorial Day service on the grounds of their South Liberty Street post in Waynesboro.  The public is strongly encouraged More...

Unharvested oats go up in flames

Billowing smoke could be seen from all over Waynesboro last week when a Burke County producer lost his stand of oats.  The field, located on Quaker Road just up from Cohen Road, caught fire Thursday while being harvested and then again on Friday More...

News

Pizza lovers

Students in Wanda Chance’s K-4 class at Faith Christian Academy recently visited Papa’s Pizza. While there they were able to see how pizzas are made and make and eat their own pizzas. More...

Governor launches design contest for car tags

Georgia is getting a new license plate design … and the Governor is launching a contest to decide what it will look like.  Gov. More...

State championship quartet sings for Rotarians

Waynesboro Rotarians enjoyed one of the state’s finest quartets at their meeting last week. More...

Sports

Former Bear helps team to semi-pro championship

A former Bears football standout is about to shine a little brighter with a new ring on his finger.  Julius Patterson, a 2007 graduate of Burke County High School, helped the Georgia Pirates to the semi-pro championship last Saturday in Lawrence More...

Scrimmage in the Bear Den set for Friday

The blue and white will clash in the Bear Den on Friday. Burke County High School’s football team will wrap up spring practice with a scrimmage in the stadium from 5:30-7 p.m. More...

Burke County

Tennis players tapped for all-region

Several of Burke County High School’s tennis payers were recognized for making a mark in the region with their racquets this season.  Four players were named to the all- region team for 3- AAA, including Bears Scott Hammett and Lawton Rhod More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Candi Sabrina Young Grier

To the Rev. Dr. Sam Davis and Beulah Grove Church Family, the Rev. Peter Parker and Fairfield Baptist Church Family, Ms. Lisa Bond, Ms. More...

Linwood C. Roberson Sr.

Mr. Linwood Clinton Roberson, 85, of Waynesboro, Ga., enetered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Jenkins County Hospital in Millen, Ga.  Funeral services were held on May 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Benjamin (Ben Jr.) Shepherd Dickey Jr.

Benjamin (Ben Jr.) Shepherd Dickey, Jr., 61, of Shell Bluff, Ga., died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Shell Bluff. A memorial service will be held at Botsford Baptist Church, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. More...

School News

BCMS Cubs with Character

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

Termites, bees and mice, oh my!

The Pre-Kindergarten youngsters at Waynesboro Primary School saw the whole gamut of household pests recently when Delta Pest Control brought their collection to their classes. More...

Blakeney Elementary School Art Show

BES art teacher Stan Dodson recently hosted an “America the Beautiful” art show in the school Media Center.  More...

Man shot in home invasion

A Waynesboro man who was shot during a home invasion remains in critical condition.  What actually took place at his Bartlett Road home remains sketchy, but Burke County deputies say drugs could have been involved.  More...

Commissioners deny license for nightclub

A Bates Road nightclub with a history marked by violence won’t reopen following outcries from area residents.  More...

County Commission

Three qualify for special election

Three candidates will vie for the District 2 seat on the Burke County Board of Commissioners.  Terri Lodge Kelly, Willie E. More...

Editorial

Other Voices

WIVES DAY

Coming up at the end of this month is Memorial Day. It is a day on which we remember men and women who gave their lives for our country. Throughout the year we have many days when we honor, remember or celebrate certain people or groups of people. More...

Jim Shumard

IF YOU ARE READING THIS THEN YOU ARE STILL HERE!

I understand from the news media that it was predicted that the end of the world would come at 6:00 in the evening, a few days ago. More...

Dixie Divas

FACING OFF WITH FACEBOOK

It wasn’t my idea. In fact, I was so opposed to it that I had to be forced into doing it. I’m still not a happy participant. 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 Waynesboro Police Department at 706-554-8029.   More...

From the Blotter

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Capital City honors law enforcement

Local law enforcement officers got a plateful, thanks to Capital City Bank. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive  Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Tuesday, May 31, 1-5 p.m., at the Wardlow Building. Pitch in and receive a free ticket to the Greenjackets game and a free donor t-shirt.  Baby Shower   More...

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor of The True Citizen are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinion, yours and ours.  Letters to the editor voice the opinions of the newspaper’s readers. More...

Church News

Church News

Second Hopeful  Second Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its second pastor’s appreciation 2 p.m., Sunday, June 12. The guest minister will be the Rev. Moses Anderson.   More...

Sardis Baptist celebrates “faithful deacons”

Sardis Baptist Church officials recently conferred the title of Deacon Emeritus on Dr. John Thomas Wynne and Mr. F. Leslie Jenkins, Jr. More...

People

Library News

The following books are now available at the Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South in Waynesboro   More...

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