August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New 4-H agent to lead youth program

Burke County’s 4-H program has a new leader.  Heather Savelle set up her office Monday with the local Cooperative Extension Service and will serve as the county’s first fulltime 4-H agent in eight years.  More...

News

Optimist Club honors law enforcement

The Waynesboro Optimist Club observed “Respect for Law Day” last week and honored Waynesboro Police Chief Alfonzo Williams, Special Agent Charles Kicklighter of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lt. More...

Plant Vogtle expansion

PSC approves plan for handling possible cost overruns

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously adopted a proposed settlement at a meeting Tuesday that resolves how it will deal with any potential construction cost overruns during expansion at Plant Vogtle.  More...

True Citizen offers student subscriptions

From Staff Reports   Local students headed off to college can still keep up with happenings back home.  Student subscriptions to The True Citizen are offered at a discount rate and deliver local news to students off at school.  More...

Sports

On the diamond

Lady Spartans look for success under new leadership

The Lady Spartan softball team would like nothing better than to follow in the footsteps of their male counterparts, who won the GISA Class-AA state baseball championship just nine weeks ago. More...

Burke County football

Season tickets deadline approaching

Bear fans have just a couple more weeks to reserve their seats for the upcoming football season.  Season tickets are on sale for Burke County High School’s football games.  Season tickets are $40, which includes a reserved seat and a More...

Burke County golfer signs with Paine

A former Burke County Bear will tee off for Paine College.  Patrick Mobley, who graduated from Burke County High School in May, signed with the Augusta school last Thursday.  Mobley played golf for the Bears all four years of high school an More...

Obituaries

Nell Turner Banks

Mrs. Nell Turner Banks, age 86, of Statesboro, Ga., passed away peacefully on July 30, 2011, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.  More...

Capers Tindal Jr.

Mr. Capers Tindal Jr. of Waynebsoro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Georgia Health Sciences Univ ersity ( MCG) in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. More...

L.G. Powell

Mr. L. G. Powell of Waynebsoro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.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...

200 Apartments for Rent

APARTMENTS/ RV PARK - Fully furnished, two bedroom, two bath; 50 RV hook-ups – 15 minutes from Plant Vogtle. 706- 871- 8116 or 706- 437- 8800, www.sardisapartments.com tfn   More...

Technically Speaking

Local mechanic’s guide utilized across globe

Tom Harlon’s hands tell the story of a lifelong mechanic.  More...

Six cases solved

Deputy catches AC thieves in act

A Burke County deputy caught two copper thieves at work behind a Burke County church.  More...

Editorial

Letter to the Editor

disappointed Editor:  More...

Jim Shumard

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

I normally like to reflect upon more positive subjects in this column but I must confess that I struggle as a preacher and pastor with how much information or intimate details about the pain in the world around us I want to be aware of. More...

Dixie Divas

A QUICK, SHARP TONGUE

My niece, Nicole, was saying the other day how a quick, sharp tongue is built into our DNA and how we need to watch what we say and how we say it.  If you haven’t already read between the lines that was her attempt to be subtle and encoura 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...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2011 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding.  Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. More...

Burke County DUI/Drug Court receives grant

Burke County’s DUI Drug Court has received a $20,166 grant.  The funds were awarded through the Georgia Drug Court Program and are appropriated by the Georgia Gen- eral Assembly.  “It’s perfect timing,” State Court J More...

Burke Happenings

Genealogical Society

The Burke County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Burke county library. Guest speaker is Dave Crass, the State Archeologist and Director of the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 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...

People

Miss Poindexter, Mr. Kennedy marry

Heather Erin Poindexter and Marcus Edward Kennedy, Jr. were united in marriage the evening of December 11, 2010 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in McBean. The Rev. John Meyer officiated, and the Rev. More...

Girls scouts travel to Disney

Local Girl Scout Troop 20734 recently took a year-end trip to “the happiest place on Earth.”The group of 46 girls and chaperones traveled by charter bus to spend June 13-15, at Walt Disne More...

Scholarships awarded

The Burke Medical Center Volunteers awarded three scholarships for the 2011-2012 year in the amount of $2,500. Recipients were, from left, Kate Anderson, Rhonda Lovett and Dalton Walker. More...