November 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

TWO in a ROW

Bears claim region title

In two years, no one in this region has been able to stop them.  Burke County High School claimed its second straight Region 3-AAA title last Friday, blasting Thomson 31-8 in the championship game and posting a perfect region record for the seco More...

News

Waynesboro’s budget

Tax rate unchanged, employees to get raises

The City of Waynesboro should finally have some breathing room in its budget.  The first reading of 2012’s $8.45 million projected spending plan got a unanimous nod from city council Monday night and is expected to sail through its final r More...

Property owners pay up to avoid auction

More than 100 property owners forked over back taxes to avoid losing their places.  About 150 properties were selected to be auctioned off last Tuesday but most of the owners showed up to pay their debt, according to Burke County Tax Commissione More...

Spooky story winner

We have a winner! Chloe Smith, a fourth grader in Marie Murray and Debbie Lively’s classes at Blakeney Elementary School, is the winner of the 2012 Spooky Story Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go. More...

Sports

On the line

Bears to host Drew for first round

It’s all on the line now.  Burke County High School will host Drew High School for the first round of the Class AAA State Playoffs on Friday. More...

BCHS hammers Thomson in playoff game

Despite predictions of a close game, Burke County simply ran away with the win over Thomson. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bears grabbed the momentum when they posted two touchdowns in the second. More...

Spartans clinch second seed

For the fourth straight year under head coach Buddy Sorrow, the EBA Spartans are headed to the playoffs.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Veterans Day Program  A Veterans Day program will be held at Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 426 West Sixth Street, Waynesboro, 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend.   More...

Church News

Church News

Beechwood Baptist Church, located on Story Mill Road, will hold a Gospel Singing, 3, p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. It will feature the Union Gospel Singers, along with End Lessingth Singers and Bell Berrian with Rev. Tomlin. More...

School News

Burke County honor roll students named

Burke County Public Schools Principal’s List and Honor Roll have been released for the first nine weeks.  Burke County High   More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of September.These students exemplified the character traits of tolerance, selfcontrol, dep More...

BCMS Accelerated Readers

Burke County Middle School recognized students who earned the most Accelerated Reader points during the first nine weeks of school. More...

Veterans will be honored

This Friday, American Legion Post 120 will pay tribute to the men and women who served this country in the armed forces.  More...

Full speed ahead Veteran pedals past physical challenges

He’ll get in five miles, 10 if he’s feeling good.  The wheels on his cycle spin smoothly on the pavement, weaving through Waynesboro in the cool mornings.  Bobby Mathis pumps the pedals with his hands, giving his heart a healthy More...

Editorial

Other Voices

WAS SECESSION LEGAL PART 2

To continue our history of secession in the United States, we will go back to 1781 when a group of Essex County, Massachusetts lawyers and business men under the name “The Essex Junto” advocated secession of five New England states, (Mass More...

Jim Shumard

ON TIPTOE

All Creation Strains on Tiptoe waiting for the Children of God to come into their own!  Romans 8.22  More...

Dixie Divas

NONE OF MY BUSINESS

“This is none of my business,” I said aloud to myself in a valiant, noble effort to mind my own business.  But has that ever stopped me. Nope.  “ I am not getting into the middle of this mess,” I continued. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

A gamble   More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:  Tuesday, Nov. 1  Tevin Dernard Preston, 20, of Esther Drive, Waynesboro, was arrested for financial transaction card fraud. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations  were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Monday, Oct. 31  Ricky Elizer Brown, 22, of Raccoon Drive, Sardis, was arrested for disorderly conduct.   More...

Obituaries

Dr. William Franklin Kent (Bill)

Dr. William Franklin Kent (Bill), 73, of Statesboro, Ga., passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, after a brief illness. Funeral services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Statesboro First Baptist Church with Dr. H. More...

Rosemary S. Kimble

Mrs. Rosemary Surrson Kimble of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral arrangements will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 (today), at 2 p.m. at El-Bethel Apostolic Church with Elder Robert D. More...

Irmagene J. Johnson

Ms. Irmagene J. Johnson of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Legals

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