July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers welcome showers on thirsty crops

Every minute of Tuesday afternoon’s downpour was like money in the bank for Burke County’s farm economy.  While the water overflowed from the gutters in Waynesboro, it showered crops and pastures with as much as two inches or more in More...

News

Bikes and blue lights

Waynesboro police and First National Bank hosted a cookout for the Briarwood and Pilgrim Way communities. “More than three-hundred people came out for the event,” said Major Mary Bennett. More...

Dancers win big at national competition

Make some more room in the trophy case.  More...

Ag center field day set for Aug. 16

Farmers can take a first hand look at some the latest agricultural research being conducted by the University of Georgia.  On Tuesday, Aug. More...

For The Record

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From the Blotter

Mad house   A Waynesboro woman was arrested after her house party hit a high decibel.  According to a report filed at the police department, a 3 a.m. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, July 19   Marvis Thysol Preston, 27, of Briarwood Drive, Waynesboro was arrested for simple battery, four counts of cruelty More...

Obituaries

Dewey Harold Joiner

Mr. Dewey Harold Joiner, age 86, of Millen and Brooklet, Ga., died Tuesday July 19, 2011, at the Bethany Home in Millen.  Funeral services were Friday, July 22, at 11 a. m. More...

Thomas V. ‘Bo’ Cochran

Thomas V. “Bo Cochran, 72, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2011, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., after an extended illness.  The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. More...

Audice Lee Sprout

Audice Lee Sprout of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest on July 17, 2011 at the Medical College of Georgia at the age of 90.  After his tour of duty during World War II, Lee lived in Wheeling, W. More...

People

Miss Rackins to marry Mr. Golden

Harvey and Jennifer Rackins of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Shatoria Le’Asia Rackins, to Dustin De’Juan Golden of Waynesboro, son of Mack Arthur Golden Sr. and Annissa and LJ Johnson, all of Waynesboro.  More...

Emerald Bonita Greene

Emerald Bonita Greene graduated from  Augusta Technical College June 15, 2011 with an associate degree in Media Communication Technology.  She is the daughter of Tammy and Derrick Greene of Hephzibah and the granddaughter of Bernice and Nat More...

Rafael Golden

Pfc. Rafael Golden of the U.S. Army has been promoted to Specialist. Golden completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a graduate of ordnance school in Fort Lee, Va. More...

Legals

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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...

Murder trial pushed back until next year

It will be next year before a jury decides the fate of a man accused in the killing of an elderly Waynesboro couple.  The trial of Tony O’Neal Grubbs was scheduled for earlier this month. More...

Ninety- nine and counting

There is a regal countenance around her ... this lady who’s just begun her 100th year on Earth. She sat at the head table, resplendent in her pink outfit and matching hat, silently presiding over the proceedings.  This was her day.  More...

Editorial

Jim Shumard

CATERPILLARS AND BUTTERFLIES

We struggle in my particular denomination between clinging to traditions and embracing contemporary aspects of the current culture. More...

Plan needed

Editor:  Congestion on our roads costs the U.S. an estimated $145 billion annually in wasted time, repairs and operating expenses. That’s an unnecessary burden that our economy is in no shape to carry.  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...

Sports

Teen’s essay earns father special day with GreenJackets

When Brisco Johnson tossed his father a baseball one afternoon after recapping a day on the diamond with his high school teammates, Mike Midlo thought it was a homerun souvenir from the game.  Midlo had no idea what his son had in store for him. More...

All-stars score big in tournament

The Burke County Recreation Department’s 2011 Midget Girls Fast-Pitch All-Star Softball Team took second place in this summer’s Effingham County Coca Cola Classic tournament. More...

Victory lane

Top Quality Auto took the No. 8 super street to victory lane Saturday, July 16, at Screven County Speedway. Driver Johnny Tucker Jr. placed second in the No. More...

Burke Happenings

Genealogical Society

The Burke County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, August 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Burke county library. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s 13th anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14. The Rev. Karlton Howard and Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist will be in charge of the service.  The public is invited. More...

Summer tune-up

Nearly 75 youngsters made a joyful noise last week at music camp hosted by Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. More...

School News

AN EARLY START

The quiet halls in local schools have come alive with the bustle of teachers and others preparing for the start of school next week. More...

HEAD O F THE CLASS

New middle school principal aims high for student achievement

There’s no reason why this county shouldn’t have one of the state’s top middle schools.  That’s what new principal Rudoplh “Rudy” Falana is saying about Burke County Middle School. More...

Private school sees enrollment jump

Edmund Burke Academy is posting some big numbers.  Enrollment at the private school surged so quickly this year that school officials have put caps on all of the high school grades, as well as 5th, 6th and 8th.  More...