November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tree farm takes shape on Liberty

Jaycees begin collecting for Empty Stocking

The Waynesboro Jaycees have begun their annual collection for the Empty Stocking Fund.  More...

Woman killed in mobile home fire

A Burke County woman died after she became trapped in her burning trailer.  The body of Earnestine Evans, 61, was found by firefighters Friday morning after a neighbor called 911 and reported smoke coming from her double-wide mobile home on Mote More...

News

Parachuting pilot arrested in Texas

A pilot under investigation for parachuting out of his crashing plane in Burke County is in deeper trouble in Texas.  Barrington Carl Slack, 33, was apprehended on drug charges Monday as he was leaving an Italian restaurant in East Humble, Texas More...

Driver crashes during chase

A Waynesboro man was critically injured after he tried to outrun state troopers.  William Edenfield, 20, was hospitalized Saturday night after he led officers on a two-mile chase down Highway 56 South.  According to a spokesperson from the More...

Producers consider 2012 cotton varieties

A number of farmers have finished harvesting their cotton crop for 2011 and others are not very far behind. The dry conditions during harvest have helped speed up harvest. More...

Sports

Countdown to the Dome

Bears make a run in Final Four

Most of these players have been here before.  Only this time, the Bears intend to take their season a step further.  Burke County High School (12-1) will play in the Final Four of the Class AAA state football playoffs this Friday for the se More...

Burke County advances over Allatoona

The Bears earned their spot in the Final Four by ousting Allatoona in the quarterfinals last weekend.  In what turned out to be a fourth quarter showdown, Burke County High School defeated the Buccaneers 32- 28.  More...

LAST SECOND LETDOWN

State title slips from Spartans in final seconds of game

They entered the game as a long shot to win it all but came out nearly shocking the number one team in the state.  More...

Obituaries

Billy Davis Tootle

Billy Davis Tootle 65, of Hephzibah, Ga., went to be with the Lord  Tuesday,  Nov. 22,  2011.  Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. More...

Jackie Lee Thames

Mr. Jackie Lee Thames, 57, of Sylvania, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro following a long battle with cancer.  More...

Robert Young

Mr. Robert Young of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tusday, Nov. 22, 2011.   Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

-892- Notice of Sale Under Power. State of Georgia, County of BURKE. Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt given by JACKIE E PITTS to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2011 10:57 PM

Burke County bound for The Dome - Free Access

The Bears are headed to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title. Burke County High School knocked off Gainesville 63-28 tonight (Friday) in the semi-finals in front of a huge following of faithful fans who made the long trip. Go Bears! More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2011 2:49 PM

Watch the Bears on the Web tonight! - Free Access

 Burke County High School's semi-final game against Gainesville will be webcast by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Watch the Bears make a run for it by following this link: www.gpb.org/sports More...

Runoff Election is Tuesday

Waynesboro voters will choose a mayor and a new Ward 3 city council member Tuesday. The polls at the Burke County Office Park will be open for the runoff election, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., on Dec. 6. More...

Final Four, Once More

For the second straight year, the Burke County Bears will make an appearance in the Final Four of the Class AAA State Playoffs. More...

Editorial

RFD

By Bonnie K. Taylor General Manager The True Citizen   Nan Lynch and Amy Livley of D.O.O.R. (Downtown Organization of Retailers) sent out the following email Monday about Christmas on Liberty Square:  More...

Dixie Divas

SIMPLE JOYS

One morning in Sunday School class, members were requesting prayer for those who were facing trials and tribulat ions. Sol- emnly, Billy, our teacher, nodded at each then asked if there were more. More...

Jim Shumard

THE TOP TEN REASONS FOR NOT WANTING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE USA

A friend of mine was complaining that the quality of candidates for President of the United States did not reflect a slate she would want to vote for regardless of party. 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...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Monday, Nov. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Monday, Nov. More...

Church News

Church News

Third Chapel  Third Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its 59th choir anniversary 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The public is invited.   More...

People

All about style

A local hair stylist got to practice his techniques, celebritystyle. More...

School News

Engineering and Technology program at BCHS receives Industry Certification

Burke County High School’s Engineering and Technology program has been recognized for obtaining Industry Certification.  Mark Flowers, BCHS Engineering and Technology instructor, was officially presented with the certification during the G More...

BES Spelling Bee winners

Jesus Saenz, left, took first place in the Blakeney Elementary School Spelling Bee and Rosemary Durant placed second. Both students will compete in the county-wide bee scheduled for Feb. More...

Hoover places in FFA event

Burke County High School FFA member Makinizi Hoover recently placed fourth in the Area 4 FFA Job Interview Career Development Event held at West Laurens High School. More...