April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Classics bring back memories for enthusiasts

Cars will cruise downtown Friday

When Jimmy Miller picked up the love of his life for the senior prom more than half a century ago, he was driving his beloved ‘55 Ford.  More...

News

Georgia Power customers to see decrease in fuel charges

Georgia Power customers could catch a break on their bills this summer.  The company anticipates a 6 percent decrease for the average residential customer, thanks to decreased costs associated with generating electricity. More...

Public meeting planned to discuss hospital’s future

Officials will lay out their options for the Burke County hospital at a public meeting set for Monday and hope to decide the next day on the fate of the facility.  More...

Last chance to vote for young authors

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favorite young author.  At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, our online poll will close for the latest creative writing contest sponsored by The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro.  More...

Sports

champions

EBA men’s tennis team wins region

They finished the season 9-1 and capped it off with a region title.  More...

Golf team turns in lowest score of season

The Edmund Burke Academy golfers won their sixth match of the season Monday afternoon, and turned in their lowest team score thus far. The Spartans shot 312, led by Carter Mobley’s 73. More...

Spartans record two straight shutouts

The EBA baseball team delivered two back-to-back shutouts on the diamond recently, while improving their region record to 3-1 for the season. More...

Obituaries

Katherine Cohen Scardato

Katherine Cohen Scardato, 51, died peacefully, Saturday, April 7 at her home in Mount Pleasant, S.C., surrounded by her loving family. More...

Cato Williams

Mr. Cato Williams entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 6, 2012.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Trayvon Martin prayer vigil is Friday

A prayer vigil in support of the late Trayvon Martin will be held at the Waynesboro city park this Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. According to organizers, the event is aimed at promoting non-violence in the wake of Martin’s fatal Feb. More...

School News

BCHS students recognized by the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program

Burke County High School is extending a special congratulations to Taylor Ann Martin and Malcolm Aldridge, who were recently named school winners for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.  More...

Ryan receives Scholar Athlete Award

Burke County High School senior Dottie Ryan was the recipient of the 2011-2012 WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar-Athlete of the Week Award. More...

Former Burke track stars have big finishes

Mount Olive sophomore Alaytra Carswell and freshman Char’De Washington helped the top-ranked NCAA Division II Southeast Region women’s track and field team stand out against top competi- tion in the Duke Invitational last weekend.  More...

Legals

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Grandfather killed by horse

A Burke County man was killed Saturday when he tried to take his grandchild for a horseback ride.  William Gordon Bartlett, 73, was under a shade tree in the backyard of his home near Hephzibah when the horse kicked him and he died from blunt fo More...

Burke among Georgia’s worst

2012 health rankings

When it comes to health, our community gets a big fat “F.”  Burke was ranked the sixth worst of 156 Georgia counties studied by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Population Heath Institute.  More...

Editorial

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RFD

A dear former co-worker of mine, Katherine Cohen Scardato, died after fighting a courageous cancer battle.  Katherine came to us work with The True Citizen after the “Ma Bell” shake-up. More...

Don Lively

FOR THE GOOD TIMES

“Be young, be foolish, be happy.”   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.   George H. More...

Burglar gets time for break-in, killing pets

A convicted felon who broke into a Hickson Road home and shot the family’s two dogs to death was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  More...

Trashed again

A Cates Mead Road landowner is in the dumps after a trailer-load of garbage was illegally unloaded on his property Friday. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Spring Fling  More...

Destination Waynesboro

• Friday, April 13: Thunder on Liberty: Cruise In Car Show- Downtown Waynesboro   Thursday, April 19: “What on Earth” festival- Downtown Waynesboro   Thursday, April 26: Party Downtown with the Mayor – Good Day Café More...

Church News

Church News

Third Chapel   Third Chapel Baptist Church will have revival services April 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. will be the guest revivalist for the week. The Rev. Lee Edward Jones and the members invite the public. More...

People

First gobbler

Six-year-old Joe Jackson bagged his first wild turkey. The first grader was hunting with his father on private land in Burke County when he brought down this gobbler with a 10-inch beard. More...

Miss Oglesby to marry Mr. Brookins

Iris Gail Oglesby of Waynesboro and Donnie Lee Oglesby of Lenoir, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Gayle Oglesby, to Seth Daniel Brookins, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

FFA Team participates in Area Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event

The Burke County High School FFA Nursery/Landscape Team recently placed fourth in the Area 4 FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event held at Swainsboro City Auditorium. More...