June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Lady Bear tapped as new head basketball coach

She’s dribbled on this court before.  Burke County High School alum Leslie Cooper has been named as the school’s new varsity girls basketball coach.  She was the top pick for the head coaching job from among 23 applicants, who w More...

News

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Bobby Braswell remembers boyhood days at the Waynesboro Ice Plant

He spent his boyhood on ice.  Bobby Braswell, 71, looks at the Barron Street ice plant and remembers how cold air poured out of the corked wall storage room.  More...

Verizon Wireless tower proposed on Park St.

A cell phone tower could be erected on the edge of a Waynesboro neighborhood.  Two meetings next Tuesday will decide.  If Verizon Wireless of the East officials get the go-ahead during back-to-back hearings with the city’s planning co More...

Library kicks off summer program

Families can beat the heat with more than books at the library this summer.  The Burke County Library will kick off its summer reading program this Friday with the first in a series of special presentations.  More...

Sports

Top teams of the rec season

The Burke County Recreation Department wrapped up its spring baseball and softball season and the 2011 rec league champions reign. The top mite boys and mite girls teams are:   More...

Sign up begins for summer baseball camp

Youngsters can brush up on their baseball skills at a local camp this summer.  The Billy Marchman Extra Innings Summer Baseball Camp is scheduled for July 11-14. More...

Obituaries

Claude Bryant

Mr. Claude Bryant entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 3, 2011 at MCG Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500   More...

Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Johnson

Charles Edward “Charlie” Johnson, 64, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, may 10, 2011, at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after a brief illness.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. More...

BeLea Lynette Lively Davidson

BeLea Lynnette Lively Davidson, 39, of Augusta, Ga., went to be with Jesus Tuesday, May 31, 2011.  BeLea was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Yonce T. Lively; grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. James T. Lively and Mr. And Mrs. Morris V. More...

School News

BES Character Students for March

BES Character Students for the month of March are, front row: Morgan McKinney for the third grade; and back row: Hannah Strange for the fifth grade and Breanna Watts for the fourth grade. More...

Saying goodbye

Nearly 300 Burke County High School seniors celebrated their accomplishments at the school’s graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon. More...

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Shots fired at officer after party break-up

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com   Police are looking for a man they believe fired twice at an officer early Tuesday morning.  Waynesboro Police were called to break up a fight near the Wardlow Building on Seventh Street, w More...

Young mother killed in crash

A young mother was killed in a car crash near Gough last Thursday evening but her infant son was spared serious injury.  More...

Editorial

Other Voices

FOLKS WERE MEAN BACK THEN

For some unknown reason there are folks today who believe that in days past folks were better. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don Lively

CLARK, LOIS, JIMMY AND ME

Just call me Jimmy Olson.  Or was it Olsen? More...

For The Record

Teens arrested for burglary, arson

A trio of teenage boys was arrested for burglary last week and helped investigators crack a cold case of arson.  Shane Austin Taylor, 17, Justin Ray Coffey, 18, and Cecil Ahliel III, 18, all of Waynesboro, were picked up last Friday after rumors More...

Fraudulent tax returns land Waynesboro woman in prison

A Waynesboro woman will go to prison for filing fake tax returns.  Charlene Hughes, 45, was sentenced last week to 30 months behind bars for her role in defrauding the federal government, according to United States Attor- ney Edward J. More...

Illegal aliens stopped in government vehicle

A contract worker is in hot water for transporting two illegal aliens in a government vehicle.  More...

Burke Happenings

Genealogical and Historical Society

The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will have its annual covered dish homecoming meeting at 6 p.m., Monday June 13, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church social hall. More...

Church News

Jones Grove

Jones Grove Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School 7-8:45 p.m., June 13-17.  For more information or for transportation, contact Earnestine Patterson at 706-554- 3924.  Also, the church will have its Father’s Day service 10:30 More...

People

People in the News

Amy Perkins   Amy Lynn Perkins of Waynesboro was named to the Deans List at the University of Georgia for spring semester. More...

DAR honors WWII veterans

The Edmund Burke Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently honored World War II veterans and their wives with a banquet at the American Legion Post 120. More...

Local DAR member recognized as essay contest winner

The Georgia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recognized Connie Cooper as the Southeastern Division third play winner of the annual Women’s Issues Essay Contest – Career Category.  More...