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Babysitter indicted for sodomizing children

A Waynesboro woman has been indicted for forcing a child to perform sex acts on her younger siblings.  Omesha Latrell Holmes, 20, turned herself in at the Burke County Jail yesterday (Tuesday) after learning arrest warrants had been issued for f More...

News

Research attracts statewide audience

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com   Farmers from as far away as southwest Georgia came to Burke County last week to hear about research that could affect their bottom lines.  Experiments conducted at the Southeast Georgia Re More...

Georgia PSC approves Vogtle construction costs

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved Georgia Power’s spending on Vogtle units 3 & 4 for the period including July 1- Dec. More...

Penny sales tax could widen Highway 56 if passed

A one-cent sales tax could translate into nearly $30 million for transportation projects in Burke County if it’s passed.  More...

Sports

Lady Bears collect another win

The Lady Bears extended their winning streak to five games last Tuesday with an 8-0 win at Richmond Academy. Burke County High School’s softball team was led by Amber Hills with 3 hits and a shut out to push her record to 4- 0. More...

EBA softball team improves to 3-2

The Lady Spartans outscored Thomas Jefferson 4-3 Monday afternoon, earning their third win of the season.  Edmund Burke took the win after suffering an 11-5 loss to Briarwood Academy last Tuesday afternoon in Thomson. More...

Lady Bears serve Butler with loss

The Lady Bears opened up volleyball season with a win over a region foe.  Burke County High School’s girls defeated Butler High 25- 11 and 25-21 last Thursday in Augusta.  The Lady Bears suffered a loss beforehand to Richmond Academy, More...

Church News

Church News

Allen Chapel   Allen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its summer revival 7:30 nightly, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.  The guest minister will be the Rev. More...

People

People in the News

Jimmy Allen   Jimmy Allen was recently honored by the members of the  Waynesboro Masonic (Blue) Lodge #274 with his 25-year pin of service.  Allen is a lifelong resident of Burke County and became a Master Mason July 28, 1986 at the&nb More...

FBLA attend 2011 Summer Leadership Summit

The 2011 Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summits ( SLOTS) were held at Swainsboro High School on July 18. The Summit was held to help motivate and train the 2011-12 Officer teams for the upcoming school year. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

gpn 15 -796- NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE NAME State of Georgia County of Burke Notice is hereby given that Misty Amber Ivey, the undersigned, filed her petition to the Superior Court of Burke County, Georgia, on the 20th day of July, 2011, praying f More...

Friday night lights fire up

Burke County and EBA prepare for kickoff

The gridiron will heat up this Friday when Burke County High School and Edmund Burke Academy kick off football season.  The Bears will host Baldwin High from Milledgeville while the Spartans travel to Briarwood.  More...

Inmate arrested for murder of Burke man

A Waynesboro man was fatally beaten in the Richmond County Jail.  Earl Alphonzo Bolar, 48, died last Wednesday from severe head injuries inflicted by a fellow inmate on August 3.  More...

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RFD

Rose Brookins called Monday to say, “Thank you,” to everyone who has called, said a prayer and visited on behalf of her husband, Raymond Brookins.  Raymond has been ill for some time. He is now at Walton Rehab recuperating. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: August 22, 2001  The three finalists to succeed Billy Hopper as Burke County Administrator were Christopher G. Mann of Waynesboro, Frank Neal Jr. More...

For The Record

Two jailed for church burglary

They told deputies where to find them.  Last Monday, two Hephzibah men were arrested for burglarizing a Keysville church after officers found them at the home address they willingly supplied just eight hours earlier.  More...

GBI investigates injury of infant

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine if the recent injury of a Burke County infant was accidental.  Early last week, GBI agents were called in at the request of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, following the hospita More...

From the Blotter

Silk  A Waynesboro businessman is battling corn silk.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Webster Taylor, Sr.

Robert Webster Taylor, Sr. 71, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Albert Lanier Sealy Jr.

Mr. Albert Lanier Sealy Jr. 84, of Sardis, Ga. died Aug. 18, 2011, at the Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Sardis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Sirmons officiating. More...

Julie G. Neill

Julie Anne Godbee Neill, age 48, of Eastamton, N.J., passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Pa.  Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. More...

School News

Burke County names top teachers

The 2011-2012 Teachers of the Year for Burke County Public Schools have been announced, including, from left, front row: kindergarten teacher Danielle Petitt of Waynesboro Primary, math teacher Erica More...

The Cheesecake Comedies

Students to present coffeehouse style production at BCHS

From Staff Reports   Burke County High School’s theatre program is bringing a new production experience to town.  Victoria Price, theater director at BCHS, has partnered with Burke Perk & Bake Shop owner Sarah-Ann Kelly to create More...