August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Savvy Shopper

Just beyond the doorstep, there’s a nook filled with hand painted furniture that looks like it was plucked from the pages of a magazine. More...

Mizell customers pick up $1,000 check

A lucky couple who bought a car at Mizell Ford last month will catch a break, courtesy of the dealership. More...

Dairy Queen treats MCG

Waynesboro’s Dairy Queen dished out frozen favorites for a good cause last Thursday. A portion of the proceeds from the 140 Blizzards sold that day was donated to the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center. 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.  Rita S. Anderson to Edward J. More...

Sardis police raid crack house

Sardis police have arrested another suspected drug dealer.  Robert Lee Heath Jr., 30, was jailed early Sunday morning after officers served a “no-knock” warrant at his Green Hill Drive house and walked away with crack cocaine, mariju More...

Mother jailed for neglect of 4-year-old

A 4-year-old boy was found unresponsive in the bushes just one day after police discovered him wandering the streets alone.  While his mother, 35-year-old Kenya Burnett was being arrested for contributing to the deprivation of a minor, the boy a More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

NAACP  The Burke County Branch of the NAACP will meet 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located on West Seventh Street in Waynesboro. Diabetic Teaching   A free diabetic teaching class will be offered 6- 8 p. More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Hill   Pine Hill Baptist Church will celebrate is 142nd church anniversary 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The Rev. Virgil Lynch will deliver the message. More...

People

Post #120 elects new officers

Members of American Legion Post # 120 in Waynesboro selected its 2011-2012 officers, including, from left, front row: Finance Officer Jimmy Jones, Commander Gene Ward and Adjutant Henry Tinley; and b More...

Legals

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Illegal immigrant sentenced for killing pregnant prostitute

An illegal immigrant was granted a 20-year stay in the United States but will spend it behind bars.  Lino Andreas- Miguel pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter for killing a pregnant prostitute at his residence on Herndon Road in Oc More...

Burke County names interim baseball coach

The Bears have a new coach on the diamond but he‘ll lead the team only until the end of the coming season.  James “Jamie” Epps was officially named the interim head varsity baseball coach at Burke County High School last week a More...

Editorial

Don Lively

ON LIBERTY

A few years into my law enforcement career I was involved in an operation that left me with mixed emotions.  Police officers are often called on to do things that are distasteful.  Intervening in domestic disputes.  Patting down and se 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.  More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug. 15, 2001  The local Sonic Drive-In was selected as one of the top 10 in the nation.  Chandra Jones was crowned Miss Black Burke County at a pageant sponsored by the Burke County Black Coalition.  More...

Sports

Bears tame Tigers in scrimmage

The Bears took Swainsboro by storm last Friday.  Burke County High School’s football team traveled to the Tiger’s home turf for a pre-season scrimmage and their first test this fall. More...

Lady Bears come out swinging

Burke County High School’s softball team started the season last week by capturing the Glascock Invitational tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.  The Lady Bears defeated Glascock 14-5, Baldwin 7-0, Dublin 10-7 and Glascock again in the c More...

Lady Spartans rebound after season opening loss

Their loss during the first game of the season only motivated the Edmund Burke Academy softball team.  More...

Obituaries

In Memory

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Lois Smelley Capley

Lois Smelley Capley, age 88, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. More...

Mary Lou Walker

Ms. Mary Lou Walker of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her residence.   Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

School News

A year old

The Burke County Early Head Start recently celebrated one year of providing early childhood services. More...

People in the News

Jena Palmer   Jena Palmer recently graduated from Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts. She double majored in Communication Studies and Women and Gender Studies and minored in Art.  More...

School board works to ensure educational quality

Members of the Burke County Board of Education were recently recognized for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. More...