June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment still on rise

State’s 17th worst

The unemployment rate rose again.  With 12.2 percent of Burke’s workforce looking for jobs last month, the county was flagged with the 17th highest unemployment ratio among Georgia’s 159 counties.  More...

News

A Family Tradition

Brothers become entrepreneurs with EnviroClean business

His father did it.  As did his father before him.  It seemed only natural to Ryan Padgett to follow suit.  Since recently graduating from college, the 22-year-old has forgone the typical job hunt in order to pursue his own dream as an More...

“Liberty on Liberty” is Friday

There will be an old fashioned Independence Day celebration this Friday, June 29, from 6-9:30 p.m. More...

Dress code to stiffen at Burke County schools

There will be a few changes in fashion in Burke County schools this year.  A new dress code has been approved for the school system, and Superintendent Rudy Falana wants to make sure par- ents and students are aware before they begin their back- More...

Obituaries

Florence Holland

Florence Holland, 87, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. More...

Joyce Ellen Campbell

Joyce Ellen Campbell of Waynesboro, Ga., died Monday, June 25, 2012, her 86th birthday.   A celebration of life was held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro with Dr. More...

Donald Wayne “Don” Springer,

Donald Wayne “Don” Springer, 79, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 with his loving and devoted wife by his side.  A memorial service was held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

New Zion   New Zion Baptist Church will have its revival services 7:30 nightly, July 2-6. The Rev. Harry Baldwin will deliver the message.  Green Grove   More...

Legals

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Possible solution reached for hospital

The staff in Burke Medical Center’s labor and delivery department saw five mothers deliver babies Tuesday, two of them giving birth to twins.  But the fate of labor and delivery service there has come into question in the past couple of we More...

Fatal fire was accidental

A Waynesboro man was killed after his Highway 56 North home was consumed by fire.  According to Burke County EMA Chief Rusty Sanders, a passing motorist reported the blaze at the home of 59-year-old Felton Hughes around 11:15 p.m. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: June 26, 2002  James Eastmead was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Waynesboro Exchange Club. More...

RFD

The July 4th edition of The True Citizen will be out on the streets next Tuesday, July 3. More...

For The Record

Suspect detained for A&W, Huddle House

Subway robber still on loose

The robber who held up a Subway manager is still out there, but police think they know who robbed A&W and Huddle House in May.  Waynesboro police have been hunting for the lone Subway gunman since around 10:45 Monday morning when he made off More...

Suspected coke dealer leaves ID with drugs

A suspected drug dealer ran from police, but left behind his ID.  Warrants were issued for the arrest of 35-year-old Marcus Scurry after officers found narcotics in his abandoned Monte Carlo on Washington Drive.  More...

Reward offered in car break-in spree

Police gun, taser stolen

Deputies are looking for thieves who stole a police handgun and taser … and they’re willing to pay cash to anyone who points them in the right direction.  According to reports filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, nine p More...

School News

Burke County Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Burke County Public School System has announced the Principal's List and Honor Roll for the fourth nine weeks. More...

Sixth grader to walk in footsteps of U.S. leaders

A Burke County sixth grader is one of 250 outstanding U.S. middle school students invited to a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.   More...

Concert Series board members

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series welcomed six new board members. More...