March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

The Egg

Creative writing contest underway

Burke County second, third and fourth-graders have two weeks to hatch a good story.  The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro have partnered for a creative writing contest open to local elementary students.  More...

News

This is a drill

Plant Vogtle critique open to community

Community members interested in how prepared Plant Vogtle is for an emergency can see for themselves next week.  The plant, along with a number of state and federal agencies, will hold an exercise next week, simulating what their response would More...

Coursey joins Augusta Tech

A hometown boy has come back to take a leadership role at Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro campus.  Gregory Coursey started last week in his new position as the instructional and student support specialist at the campus, where he wil More...

World class jazz in the ‘Boro

Wycliffe Gordon to perform with U.S. Signal Corps Band

Since he was born in Waynesboro in the late 1960s, Wycliffe Gordon’s talent and hard work have taken him around the world.  With the trombone that’s been in hand since age 12, Gordon has carved his place among the top ranks of jazz m More...

For The Record

Jury indicts husband for shooting wife three times

A Burke County man accused of shooting his wife three times and then leaving her at a convenience store has been indicted by a Superior Court Grand Jury.  More...

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...

From the blotter

Government cuts   A burglar made out pretty after cutting the lock on a countyowned storage shed.  According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, employees discovered the break-in last Monday. More...

Obituaries

Amy Jane Ellison Nichols

Amy Jane Ellison Nichols, 27, of Sardis, Ga., was taken tragically from her loving family on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  More...

Connie Syms Kuhlman

Constance "Connie" Syms Kuhlman of Dunwoody, Ga., died on March 11, 2012 from pancreatic cancer.  Born Dec. 28, 1942 in Augusta, GA. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" W. Kuhlman Sr. More...

Thomas D. Hamilton Jr.

Mr. Thomas D. “Papa” Hamilton Jr. of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, today, at 11 a.m. More...

School News

Schools celebrate national School Counseling Week

Expressing appreciation for the school counselor’s role in a child’s life, Burke County Public Schools’ Superintendent Linda S. More...

4-H’ers travel to State Capitol

Five Burke County 4-Hers joined youth from all over the state at Leadership Day and 4- H Day at the Capitol in Atlanta. More...

FFA Team competes in career development event

The BCHS FFA Ag Communication Team recently competed in the State FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University Feb. 4. More...

Fiction with the first lady

  Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal made a stop in Waynesboro last week as part of her Read Across Georgia initiative. More...

Toddler killed by log truck

A Dexter truck driver did all he could to avoid hitting a 3- year-old who darted across Highway 56 North.  But deputies say 3-year-old Ziyon Green was deaf and couldn’t hear the log truck as she crossed the roadway around 9 a.m. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 13, 2002  Jerry Coalson was named Waynesboro City Administrator succeeding 23 year veteran Jack Brantley.  The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that a bridge would span Highway 25 South and the Norfolk Sout More...

RFD

Word is out about the sale of Chalker Publishing Company. With the announcement is a lot of confusion.  The True Citizen and Chalker Publishing Company are two separate organizations and have always been.  More...

Sports

TaylorMade draws large crowd of young golfers

TaylorMade made their day. More...

in tennis

Bears, Lady Bears win two, lose one   Both the boys and girls tennis teams at Burke County High School picked up a pair of wins and one loss during play in recent matches.  They fell 0-5 and 1-4, respectively, to Grovetown last week, with C More...

Bears lose on diamond

The Burke County Bears baseball team was defeated last Friday, March 9, by Hephzibah High School. The Rebels bested the Bears 5-2. More...

Burke Happenings

Events planned for downtown this spring

As spring draws near, several outdoor events are in the works to bring people downtown.  More...

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive   Shepeard Community Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be in Waynesboro 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at the Wardlow Building, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Academy Avenue. More...

Church News

Church News

Palmer Grove   Palmer Grove Baptist Church’s youth church anniversary will be 11 a.m., Sunday, March 18 with guest minister Anthony Jones of Church of God in Christ in Washington.  The church will have its revival 7:30 p.m., March 19 More...

‘Children of the World’ return to First Baptist Church

The Children of the World International Children’s Choir will return to First Baptist Church of Waynesboro next Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.  More...

Legals

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.   American Farm Peoperties, Inc to Travis W. More...

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 e More...