August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Football players aren’t the only ones battling the heat in preparation for the upcoming season. More...

News

Class offered for women undergoing treatment

Fighting Cancer Can Be Beautiful

The American Cancer Society launched Look Good Feel Better for cancer patients in Burke County this year and will offer its next session Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Burke Medical Center.  More...

First United Methodist welcomes new pastor

First United Methodist Church members have welcomed a new pastor and his family to Waynesboro.  Rev. H. Craig Hutton began serving as pastor in June after moving to Waynesboro with his wife, Mary Louise, from Douglas. Rev. More...

Deputy Coroner takes oath

A new deputy coroner has officially begun her duties in Burke County. Martha G. Crumbley was sworn in last Thursday and will assist Burke County Coroner Lee Webster. More...

For The Record

Keysville man finds burglar in kitchen

He wasn’t dreaming.  A Keysville resident awakened around 10 p.m. Sunday to the sounds of a burglar.  More...

Yardman discovers stolen antiques

One jailed, one wanted

Burke County deputies are on the hunt for a metal thief.  They’ve been looking for James Allen Onley, 36, since July 21 when a yardman working on some Hephzibah farmland spotted several pieces of antique equipment that belonged to another More...

From the Blotter

Friends in low places   More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Baptist Church will honor its pastor the Rev. Charles Shipman on his 14th pastoral anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12. The Rev. Ronald Strong, pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist will be the guest speaker.  Salters Grove  More...

School News

New standards in place for Georgia schools

Educators in Burke County and across Georgia will begin teaching the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in mathematics, English language arts, as well as literacy in science, social studies, and technical subjects, when they return to More...

Summer well spent

Braving heat even more brutal than Burke County’s high temperatures, dozens of local students and others traveled closer to the equator this summer on mission trips to the Dominican Republic.  More...

High school program takes new approach

Some students will have to go there if they want to graduate. More...

Child admits to murder

11-year-old likely to spend childhood in detention

His attorney called it a “recipe for disaster.”  A 10-year-old with anger management issues was making threats against family members yet he was left mostly unsupervised in a home full of readily available firearms, defense attorney More...

Southern Company: Contractor’s buyout won’t affect project

Vogtle expansion

The company in charge of building two new reactors at Plant Vogtle will be bought out by one of its subcontractors, but Southern Nuclear officials say the project here won’t be affected.  In a deal that is expected to close early next year More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: July 31, 2002  The Burke County Development Authority finalized a lease agreement for Purification Cellutions LLC to occupy the former Gary Safe building in Waynesboro.  New electronic voting machines were to be used for the f More...

RFD

Be sure to get your Southern Bank Back-to-School Community   Calendar in this week’s True Citizen.  Thanks to the generosity of Southern Bank, this community project continues annually.  Extra copies are available at Southern Ban More...

Obituaries

James Robert ‘Cozy’ Sanders

James Robert “Cozy” Sanders , 63, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest at his residence on Saturday, July 28, 2012.   Mr. Sanders was a member of East Burke Baptist Church. More...

Hayward Wade Johnson

Hayward W. Johnson, 51, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence.  Hayward was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Annette Williams

Ms. Annette Williams of Augusta, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

People

Dr. DeLay, Dr. King to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Ken DeLay of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ashley Elizabeth DeLay, to Dr. Thomas Paul King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy King of Screven, Georgia.  More...

Miss Borgner to marry Mr. White

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Borgner of Evans, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Melinda Borgner to Jason Raleigh White, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Stephen White of Girard, Ga. More...

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