July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials, doctors agree to ‘bury the hatchet’

With adamantly opposed sides continuing to clash over Burke Medical Center, County Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett saw only one option in order for the hospital to survive.  In a meeting last Wednesday, he asked everyone to simply “bur More...

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Bus routes revamped for new school year

School doesn’t start back for another couple of weeks, but the BOE transportation department has been in full gear getting prepared for the students’ return.  Classes begin at Burke County Public Schools on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday

It’s that time of year when families start thinking about the new school year. For many, that means choosing between purchasing their children’s school supplies, purchasing food for their family, or paying their bills.  More...

Cheeks named SRS Leader of the Year

A Burke County native has been selected for the Leader of the Year Award by the SRS Leadership Association, the Savannah River Site chapter of the National Management Association.  More...

For The Record

Jury pool to expand

A major overhaul of Georgia’s jury system this summer will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.  More...

Three arrested in meth lab bust

A Burke County man was busted for running a meth lab, as were the two people hiding in his bathroom.  Deputies raided the Wright Allen Road home of Stephen Shawn Taylor, 33, last Wednesday after his battered girlfriend talked to authorities at t More...

Inmate’s identity stolen

While a Burke County resident was serving time, his checking account was being emptied.  According to Sgt. More...

Church News

Church News

Botsford Baptist Church will have Homecoming 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 29. Revival services will be held 7 p.m., July 29-Aug. 1, with guest speaker Bill Britt of Compel Outreach. Special music will be provided by Ken and Janice Widener. More...

Juvenile to stand trial for murder

The case of a 10-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his father’s fiancée is scheduled to be heard in court Thursday.  If it proceeds as scheduled, the adjudicatory hearing, or trial, will give the district attorney’s office and More...

Voters decide in General Primary

Six local races will be decided when voters head to the polls for the General Primary next Tuesday.  The county’s 16 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and voters must choose their party to cast ballots.  More...

Waynesboro wants Splash Park

By next summer, kids in Waynesboro could have a place to cool off.  City officials want a Splash Park, and they’re already getting preliminary pricing.  “We need something for kids to do in the summer,” city administrator More...

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As you have probably heard by now The True Citizen office has moved back to the old Coca Cola building on Academy Avenue.  Come visit us at our new-old location by entering on Shadrack Street behind Farmers Furniture. More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: July 24, 2002  Retired Burke County educator Jesse R. Gray Jr. died at the age of 67. He had served as a teacher and administrator for 39 years.  More...

Obituaries

Russell “Rusty” Louis Salemi

Lt. Russell “Rusty” Salemi, 55, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 21, 2012. More...

Frank Cates Griffin

Frank Cates Griffin, 78, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at University Hospital surrounded by his family.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. (today) Wednesday, July 25, at Joiner-Anderson-Saxon-Prescott Funeral Home.   Funeral services are 11 a.m. More...

Fannie Mae Holmes

Mrs. Fannie Mae Holmes entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

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