July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fight For Freedom

He stares across the Dead Sea and thinks about freedom.  The Israelis float, almost weightless, in the salt of the Biblical waters. They have come here to be healed.  More...

Moratorium on increases expired

Tax assessments mailed

Assessment notices for the more than 16,000 parcels in Burke County should begin arriving in mailboxes this week, and many property owners will notice a change in values.  More...

News

Forestry group to tackle timber theft

As if Georgia’s woodland owners didn’t have enough to worry about – wildfires, pine beetles, low timber prices – now they can add one more to the list. More...

Georgia Power offers energy tips to save money, beat the heat

With summer temperatures poised to go even higher, Georgia Power offers some energy tips to keep customers cool and comfortable and help lower their monthly power bills. More...

Steps should be taken to avoid heat illness

While most seek the comfort of air conditioning when the temperatures hover near the three-digit mark, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers a number of tips for parents t help prevent heat-related illness in their children and signs to look More...

Sports

having a ball

Ryan Alley, 10, of the Travel Team Southern Sting practices hitting with his dad, Coach J.R. Alley, at the Jonathan Broxton Park Complex, while Ty Cobb, 6, fills in for catcher. More...

Obituaries

Antonio B. Caparoso Jr.

Mr. Antonio B. Caparoso Jr., passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at his home.   A celebration of Cappy’s life was held 5 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. More...

Nancy Williams Daniel

Nancy Williams Daniel, 52, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, June 29, 2012.  Visitation was Sunday, July 1 from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Funeral services were Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. More...

Sharika L. Jones

Miss Sharika L. Jones of Kannapolis, N.C., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Funeral services will be held on saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Ashbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Vincent Tillman officiating. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Toastmasters  The Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue and will mark the start of a new Toastmasters International year. More...

People

Card of Thanks

Thank You Acknowledgement   More...

Birth

Jeff and Amy Swan Fleming of Lawrenceville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Wren Elizabeth, born May 4, 2012.  She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.  Grandparents are Rich and Becky Fleming of Lawrencev 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 e More...

summertime in sardis

Kids in Sardis enjoyed summertime together at the city park last week. Above, girls gather to sing “Miss Mary Mack” and play a hand-clapping game. More...

Former Bear signs with Los Angeles

Former Burke County Bear Brandon Love signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Love, a senior at Mercer University, flew to Los Angeles last weekend, worked out for the team and passed a fitness test before signing a More...

Early voting begins Monday

8 local races

Early voting begins Monday for the July 31 Primary Election.  Any registered voter can cast a ballot at the Burke County Courthouse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Commissioners lean away from management proposal

Recreation department

County commissioners have asked a couple of local fathers who want to run the recreation department’s baseball and softball programs to volunteer for the current management staff instead.  More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: July 3, 2002  Jonathan Broxton of Waynesboro signed a $685,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to the Dodgers rookie club in Great Falls, Montana. He was a star pitcher for Burke County High School.  More...

RFD

Nancy Williams Daniel, wife of my classmate A.W. “Hoss” Daniel Jr., passed away last Friday.  Not only was Hoss a classmate of mine, but I was friends with his family. More...

For The Record

Three arrested in drug raids

Raids at three Burke County homes turned up nearly 50 grams of meth and charges against three suspected dealers.  The arrests came after nearly three of months of surveillance on Lake Crystal Drive resident Kenneth Pyke Jr., 41, who investigator More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2012 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. More...

Augusta man shot in face

A baseball cap may have spared an Augusta man who took a shotgun blast to the face.  Burke County deputies were called to a Blythe EMA station Sunday night after Lajarvis German, 25, showed up with gunshot wounds.  According to Sgt. More...

Church News

Church News

Forest Hill  Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Industrial Day, 6 p.m., Thursday July 5. The church will celebrate its 144th anniversary, 11 a.m., Sunday, July 8. The Rev. More...

School News

Girl Power

High schoolers learn construction, welding at MAGIC Camp

The third annual MAGIC Camp (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) was held last week at Augusta Technical College campus, giving high school girls a chance to step out of their comfort zones and learn about construction and welding.  More...

United Way needs your help to ‘Stuff the Bus’

School starts in just five weeks, and Burke County residents will be helping disadvantaged students start the year right through the CSRA Stuff the Bus event.  More...

Quilting classes

Hannah Palmer, 10, of Waynesboro works on sewing her first quilt, under the supervision of Lorraine Chance of the Burke County Recreation Department. More...