June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke under “no burn” order

Storms spark four fires

No burn permits will be issued in Burke County until the drought is over.  “No trash, no stump piles, no bonfires, no backyard pits, no drums …. More...

THUNDERSTORMS BRING MORE THAN RAIN

The storms that rolled through the area packed a punch with strong winds and lightning.  Downed trees were a problem all over the county and even caused substantial damage to a few homes and vehicles.  More...

News

How to build a Facebook presence that works to your business’ benefit

Social media has become a dominating force in the eyes of today’s consumer. From YouTube to Facebook, consumers are turning to social media sites now more than ever to get more deeply connected to a business. More...

Old Fella proposes partnership with county

A volunteer organization wants to help the county provide animal control.  Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue asked the Board of Commissioners last week to consider a partnership with them to provide the services.  More...

Verizon gets permit for Park Street tower

Verizon customers will get better coverage in Waynesboro, but some residents aren’t happy about the 160-foot tower that’s going to make it happen.  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.   Keysville Concerned Citizen, Inc. to Jerry D. More...

Waynesboro man goes to prison for embezzling

A Waynesboro man who embezzled grant monies that were intended to feed local children will spend 33 months in prison.  Bernard Walker, 44, was sentenced last Thursday following his conviction for defrauding a federally funded program and launder More...

Jurors to report June 27 for superior court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2011 term of Superior Court with Judge Sheryl B. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

Full Story

Charles Russell Seymour Sr.

Charles Russell Seymour, Sr. 79, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at his residence.  Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22 (today), from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Fred Douglas Reeves Sr.

Fred Douglas Reeves, Sr., 68, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at his residence.  A celebration of life in honor of Fred Douglas Reeves Sr. will be 2 p.m. 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...

Still Thirsty

Many of the blueberries at Dick Byne’s farm were shriveling before last week’s rain gave him hope for a better crop. Other farmers are still waiting on enough rain to make a difference. More...

Accused killer to stand trial in July for double-murder

The man accused of viciously killing an elderly Waynesboro couple is set to face a jury next month.  Tony O’Neal Grubbs, 42, will stand trial at the Burke County Courthouse the week of July 11 if all goes as scheduled, according to Distric More...

Recent rain does not quench drought

Despite thunderstorms that rolled through the area over the past week, most of Burke County remains dry and extreme temperatures aren’t helping the situation.  More...

Editorial

Letter to the Editor

An apology concerning the Cadle case

Editor:  I was quoted in The True Citizen concerning the David Cadle trial as follows, “I just think the jury made a statement that good police officers and good police work is what they expect from Burke County police officers.”&nbs More...

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor voice the opinions of the newspaper’s readers. The True Citizen reserves the right to edit any and all portions of a letter.  More...

Other Voices

WHEN WILL IT END?

Another evil man is dead. The world is rid of another monster. Osama bin Laden was killed. Osama bin Laden was taken out. Osama bin Laden was shot through the head by United States Navy Seals. Osama bin Laden, may his name go down in infamy. More...

Sports

Medical Specialists wins tournament, league championship

The Medical Specialists sponsored softball team posted perfect records to win the season championship and a tournament. More...

Spartans celebrated at city hall

Waynesboro mayor George DeLoach has signed a proclamation in celebration of Edmund Burke Academy’s athletics achievements. More...

Athletes need to protect against heat stroke

Taking simple steps during summer sports can prevent potentially fatal illness. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Community concert tickets  Season tickets for Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series are on sale at local banks, the Burke County Public Library, Chamber of Commerce and online at www.augustaarts.com.  More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan  Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its ushers’ anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26.  The Rev. Charles Shipman, pastor, invites the public. More...

School News

School board to adopt budget next Wednesday

The school system’s budget for the coming year is expected to get the final nod next Wednesday.  The Burke County Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m., June 29 to officially adopt the $39.5 mil- lion spending plan.  More...

One Seed at a Time

After completing their plants and animals study, two Waynesboro Primary Pre-K classes toured the Burke County Middle School greenhouse. More...

SGA Positive Behavior/ Character Bears for May

“Cooperation” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of May. More...