October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Redistricting plans hinge on demographics

The racial makeup of proposed voting districts delayed local officials in their decision for drawing new lines.  Burke County Commissioners and Board of Education members met last week to discuss three possible options for the new districts, whi More...

News

See You at the Pole

Above, students and teachers at Burke County Middle School quietly took turns praying before heading to class. More...

In Waynesboro

Grants available for downtown businesses

Waynesboro’s Downtown Development Authority has money to give away.  The board is on the hunt for business owners to take advantage of their newly launched Inside-Out Grant.  More...

Chamber Connection

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference and we had a wonderful experience listening to a variety of speakers and learning a lot of new information.  More...

Sports

Bears rout Spartans to start region

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com   For the second straight week, the Bears put away a win that seemed way too easy.  Burke County High School’s football team (4-1) defeated Glenn Hills 62-6 last Friday night, giving t More...

Burke County heads to Hephzibah

The Bears have a homecoming to crash on Friday.  Burke County heads to Hephzibah for their next region game. More...

BATTLE OF THE UNBEATEN

Spartans face Cougars in most crucial game of the season

This is it. The game that Spartan fans have been craving since last year’s state championship loss. But, this Friday night that craving will be over.  More...

Obituaries

Peggy Robinson Norman Jenkins

Peggy Robinson Norman Jenkins, 80, Augusta, Ga., formerly of Sardis, Ga., died Saturday afternoon, Oct.1, 2011, at her residence.  She was born in Jenkins County, Ga., to the late Emory Winston and Florrie Oliver Robinson. More...

Charles Anthony Carter

Mr. Charles Anthony Carter of Girard, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Marion Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Gwendolyn Davis Parker

Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis Parker of Augusta, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Georgia Health Sciences Hospital.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. More...

School News

First National recognizes local teachers

Four Burke County Educators were chosen for the Education First Fund from First National Bank for this fall. More...

So sweet

Youngsters in Deb Wallish’s pre-kindergarten class at Waynesboro Primary School celebrated the letter “D” by enjoying donuts with their dads and others who are dear to them. More...

Legals

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Shooting ruled accidental

Policeman shot by deputy returns home

A Waynesboro policeman has been released from the hospital after being accidentally shot by another officer. Friday night, officer Daniel Windham was rushed to MCG Health hospital after his elbow was shattered by a shotgun blast. More...

From 4th-5th graders

Spooky Stories wanted

Go ahead ... scare us.  Between now and Oct. 19, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to give us a good fright in our annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go.  More...

Editorial

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RFD

Burke County’s own Jason White will be playing at Celebrity Waiter Night at the Good Day Café. More...

Don Lively

FIVE SENSES, SOUTHERN STYLE

Science asserts that humans have five senses. 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.   Michael J. Scheetz to David J. More...

Meth bust cracks $30,000 theft

A tip about a meth lab didn’t quite pan out, but it solved a $30,000 theft.  Last Thursday, an anonymous caller sent GBI agents and Burke County deputies to a Corley Road home where methamphetamine was reportedly being cooked.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

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

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic teaching  A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Burke Medical Center classroom. Limited space is available. Call 706-554-4435 and ask for the Dietary Department to reserve your spot. More...

Church News

Church news

Thomas Grove Thomas Grove Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day program will be held 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. More...

People

People in the News

Katina Y. Wright  Katina Y. More...

Herrington,Wimberly to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Graham and Alberta Coleman and Willie Smith announce the wedding ceremony of Zachary Wimberly and Kirby Herrington to be held Saturday, Oct. More...

Miss Phillips to wed Mr. Johnson

Sandra D. Phillips of North Augusta, S.C. and Chris K. Johnson II of Aiken, S.C. announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for 4 p.m., November 12, 2011 at New Beginning Ministries in Beech Island, S.C.  More...