June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE names new middle school principal

A new principal will take the helm at Burke County Middle School come July.  Rudolph “Rudy” Falana, currently principal of Thomson High School, will replace Dr. Daphney Ivery as the school’s top administrator.  More...

News

Correction

Haley Marie Taylor, a Burke County High School senior, was left out of last week’s graduation special section. The True Citizen regrets this error.   More...

BOE adopts local bullying policy

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Burke County Board of Education a new bullying policy was voted on and unanimously approved.  More...

Waynesboro parish celebrates 50 years

Sacred Heart Parish in Waynesboro recently held its Golden Jubilee Celebration. The event began with a community open house and reception for all past and present members of the parish. More...

Sports

T-Shirt Time

Edmund Burke Academy is selling state champ t-shirts for $16. Proceeds from the shirts will assist the school in the purchasing of state championship rings for the players.  More...

EBA Spring Sports Banquet

Edmund Burke Academy recently recognized its athletes who participated in spring sports. The following awards were handed out. (Photos and information provided by Jessica Story and Mariah Cates)   More...

SWEET REVENGE

Spartans seek revenge on Robert Toombs to claim state championship

Robert Toombs may have stolen Edmund Burke’s chances of winning their third straight region baseball title a couple of weeks ago, but the Spartans now have a bigger trophy, with state championship rings to boot.  More...

Burke Happenings

CRCT Camp

The newly developed Sardis Community Enrichment Center located at 1209 Ellison Bridge Road (rear entrance) will offer two separate computerized CRCT practice camps starting June 20. More...

Church News

Church News

Phillip Grove  Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 122nd church anniversary on 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5. Pastor Bobby Hankerson and World Power Ministers of North Augusta, S.C. will be in charge of the services. 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...

FREEDOM WAS NEVER FREE

Burke County residents gathered at American Legion Post 120 on Monday to remember the soldiers who gave their lives for their country. At right, Vietnam War veteran Charles McLeroy bows his head during a Memorial Day prayer. More...

Brush fire leads to chop shop

A Waynesboro man was arrested for operating a chop shop after a fire was sparked by his cutting torch.  John Henry Devoe, 54, was taken into custody last Wednesday – the morning after a blaze ripped through a field and woodlands belonging More...

Zoning proposal open for input at meeting

It’s a first for Burke County and officials are looking for feedback.  The county is making progress in developing zoning guidelines for unincorporated areas, and residents, farmers, members of the business community and others are invited More...

Editorial

Georgia Family Council

COMMITTED TO A MORTGAGE, BUT NOT A MARRIAGE

Cohabiting homebuyers face bigger challenges than just the mortgage payment   More...

Jim Shumard

WE STAND ON YOUR SHOULDERS

Dear American Soldier,  Thank you for offering yourself for your fellow soldiers and for your country. More...

Dixie Divas

FRIED PEA PATTIES

Any Southern woman, worth her weight in Martha White Flour, has at least one drawer or cook book in her kitchen stuffed with recipes she has torn out of magazines or newspapers, fully intending to try each and every one of them.  Most of these r More...

For The Record

Wanted in Burke

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From the Blotter

D-N-Ouch   A puzzling paternity predicament led a Waynesboro man to call the cops for back-up.  He told police he’d been having considerable trouble with a woman he’d once had an “intimate encounter” with and who had More...

Suspected child molester surrenders

A man indicted for molesting his stepdaughter is in jail without bond.  Waynesboro police had been looking for 50-year-old Derwin Derome Martin since January when the grand jury indicted him on two counts of child mo- lestation and another count More...

Obituaries

John Samuel “Sammy” Martin Jr.

Mr.. John Samuel “Sammy” Martin Jr., 74, of Hephzibah, Ga., died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the University Hospital of Augusta, Ga.  Graveside funeral services for Mr. More...

Lenzuy Scruggs

Mr. Lenzuy Scruggs of Midville, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at his residence.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. More...

Fannie Mae Walker

Mrs. Fannie Mae Walker of Keysville, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at his residence  Funeral arrangments will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son  Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

School News

Students perform in annual recital

Talented students from Burke and Jenkins counties recently presented their annual music recital at Greenfork Baptist Church in Perkins. The students are taught by Angela B. More...

Burke County High School scholarship, award recipients

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