February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TenHuisen named Citizen of the Year

the year’s best

Lexie TenHuisen believes in second chances.  Regardless of past deeds, she sees potential in the people she helps despite the prison bars that once contained them.  Giving of her time, her resources and her heart, she ministers and counsels More...

News

Mobley’s trades Monday for Saturday

Monday is off the menu, but seafood will be served on Saturday night.  With the popularity of his Thursday and Friday seafood offerings on the rise, Mobley’s Cafeteria owner Roy Black has decided to open up the doors of his restaurant on S More...

Nuclear jobs focus of spring workshops

Organizers are looking for eligible participants for a fiveweek nuclear training workshop.  Some 24 slots are available in the Nuclear Workforce Initiative Academy, which is scheduled for May 7-June 7 at Augusta Technical College’s main c More...

Planters EMC

Washington Youth Tour applications due Friday

High school juniors interested in participating in the prestigious Washington Youth Tour have until this Friday to apply. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Monday, Jan. 23 • Joseph Lee Hunter, 21, of North Liberty Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for interference with police. More...

Burke County Sheriff

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

From the Blotter

Dog fights   More...

Obituaries

In Memory

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Curtis L. Nair

Curtis L. Nair of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at Smith Medical Nursing Care Center in Sandersville, Ga.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. More...

Curtis Washington Sr.

Curtis Washington Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sardis, Ga. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Impaired drivers ed

Students experience DUI at school

Jermaine Cummings weaved through the obstacle course with ease the first time he got behind the wheel.  But with the vision of a legally impaired driver, he had trouble just climbing into the driver’s seat of the golf cart. More...

National Signing Day

Bears sign scholarships

Three Burke County High School seniors will make their college football plans official this morning (Wednesday).  Along with other players across the country, they’ll sign their letters of intent on National Signing Day which marks the fir More...

Byne Blueberries heralded as Business of the Year

the year’s best

The only thing Dick Byne may love talking about more than blueberries is his hometown.  Born and raised in Burke County, Dick has spent the past three decades raising bumper crops of blueberries and four daughters here with his wife Linda.  More...

Editorial

DON’T FORGET TO ASK

Since I have been writing this column, hardly a week goes by that I don’t get an email or phone call inquiring of some historical fact. More...

Rep. Jon Burns

Jon Burns  We returned to the House chamber on Monday, January 23, welcoming friends from all counties that comprise District 157. It was great to see folks from home at the Capitol.  More...

What will it take?

Editor:  Burke County has been the home of our dreams for almost two years now.  More...

Sports

Bears looks to improve region standings before tourney

The Burke County Bears dropped two region matchups last week and are hoping to finish strong in their last few games before the region tournament begins.  The Bears fell 53-49 to Glenn Hills and 55-52 to Hephzibah, bringing their record to 13-4, More...

UPCOMING GAMES

Friday, Feb. 3 Burke County vs. Washington Co. @ Washington Co. The girls will begin play at 7 p.m., and the boys’ game will immediately follow. Saturday, Feb. 4 Burke County vs. More...

Lady Bears still struggling

Burke County’s Lady Bears are hoping to put up some wins as they approach the coming week on the court. More...

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators

Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Senior Citizen Center. The guest speaker will be Minister Nakia Williams, Jr., a senior at Burke County High School. More...

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle

McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will have its Men and Women’s Day program 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5. The Rev. Larry Boyd of Forest Hill Baptist will bring the message.  St. Paul   More...

School News

BCMS Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of January. More...

SGA First Graders Visit GA Aquarium

SGA Elementary first graders recently took a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium as part of the Aquarium’s partnership with Georgia Teacher of the Year. More...

SGA Super Great Authors

SGA Elementary is implementing a “Super Great Authors” program to recognize exceptional writers. More...