June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran officer fired for making sexual comments

What two women overheard has gotten a Sardis police officer fired.  Sgt. Edward “Bull” James got his pink slip Monday afternoon after a two-week investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. More...

News

Camp calls attention to careers in energy

The Southern Company worked to generate more than power last week in Burke County. More...

Sheriff campaigning for cool

As the mercury continues to climb, Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey hopes to offer relief to local residents without the luxury of air conditioning.  More...

From the Blotter

Up the flagpole   Contractors building the new senior citizen complex are up to their eaves with thievery.  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 midget and peewee boys teams are:   More...

Obituaries

Jean Wheat Dykes

Jean Wheat Dykes, 84, of Eufaula, Ala., and formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., and Macon, Ga., died Friday, June 10, 2011 at her home.  Visitation was held from 1:45-2:45 p.m. More...

Richard Harold ‘Hal’ Farris Jr.

Hal Farris 37, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Joiner- Anderson- Saxon- Prescott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill King and the Rev. Ken Nichols officiating. More...

Uldine Tyson Joiner

Mrs. Uldine Tyson Joiner, age 83, of Waynesboro and Brooklet, Ga., died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro.  Funeral services were Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Coffee Before Hours Rescheduled Coffee Before Hours at Waynesboro’s newly renovated ice plant has been postponed to 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26. It was previously scheduled for June 24. The event is open to all members of the business community. More...

People

People in the News

Aliegha Irene Brigham Aliegha Irene Brigham recently graduated with honors from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 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...

Summer fun at Magnolia Acres

It was all fun and games at Magnolia Acres last Saturday thanks to the Waynesboro Police Department and a host of community sponsors. More...

Former educators

Two indicted for sex with students

Two school employees accused of sex with teenage students have been indicted by a Grand Jury.  Former Burke County Middle School guidance counselor Heather Hart was arrested in April after Sardis police officers discovered her in a parked car wi More...

Editorial

Dixie Divas

A FATHER OF FAITH

Whenever I or anyone else think of Daddy, it is his faith that defined him over and above all else. The man and his faith were ins epa- rable. To know his faith, was to know him. To know him, was to come face-to-face with a bullet proof faith.  More...

Jim Shumard

SO HOW IS THAT WORKING FOR YOU?

I am in the North Carolina Mountains at a Christian Education Conference today and just finished talking about the state of the Church in terms of how well things are going. More...

Other Voices

IT’S A COAL CHUTENICK NAMES

It has been said that nicknames are names that one gives to the Devil so that he won’t know one’s real name. Perhaps there is some truth in this statement, since the Devil or Satan or Lucifer is also known as Nicholas Beal. 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...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, June 6   Rufus Mack Jr., 52, of East Seventh Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for aggravated assault, two counts of probatio More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, June 6   Derrick Prezz Young, 48, of Old Millen Highway, Waynesboro, was arrested by the Louisville Parole Office for More...

Church News

Church News

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary 10 a.m., Sunday, June 19. Mistress of ceremonies will be Lula Reese. T.L. Johnson will deliver the sermon.  Dinner will be served. More...

School News

Summer meal program kicked off Monday

The annual effort has begun to ensure a summer of healthy meals for local children.  Burke County school buses be- gan roaming the county Monday to deliver sack lunches to dozens of stops across the county.  The Summer Food Service Program, More...

BOE extends Superintendent’s contract for year

Burke County Superintendent Linda Bailey will retain her post for another year.  The Burke County Board of Education voted unanimously last Tuesday night to extend her contract for 2012. More...

School system tentatively adopts spending plan

Burke County Public Schools have a plan to spend $39.5 million over the coming fiscal year.  Burke County Board of Education members tentatively approved last Tuesday night the 2012 budget, which includes projected spending and revenues for the More...