August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

A fresh start

Students in Burke County Public Schools headed back to the classroom today. Open house was held Sunday, giving students and parents a chance to meet teachers and prepare for the new school year. More...

News

Restaurant Sunday sales added to Waynesboro ballot

In tiebreaker vote

Waynesboro voters will not only decide whether stores can sell beer and wine on Sundays … they’ll now get to say if restaurants can serve alcoholic drinks, including distilled spirits, on the seventh day.  More...

Commission delays hospital authority appointment

A vacant position on the Burke County Hospital Authority will remain as much for now.  County commissioners delayed their vote on appointing local physician Dr. Johnny Christian to the authority at a meeting last Wednesday. More...

“Prayer for Schools” is Saturday

Community members and church congregations will gather this weekend to pray for Burke County’s students and school staffs.  The annual “Prayer for the Schools” is set for this Saturday, Aug.11.  This year’s event is More...

Sports

Former Bear signs with Grambling State

A captain on Burke County High School’s state championship football team will be back on the field this fall.  More...

Junior golfers fare well at Forest Hills

Four junior golfers from Burke County competed in the Forest Hills Junior Open last weekend, with two of them claiming high honors in their divisions.  Rylie Marchman, Jay Mobley, Carter Mobley and Dalton Moss participated in the event, which wa More...

Lady Spartans take the field

This Thursday

If they hope to contend for a region title, they’ll have to do so in a tough classification.  More...

Obituaries

Donald S. Dixon

Donald S. Dixon, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Chamlee Memorial More...

Barney Anderson Shearouse

Barney Shearouse 87, the son of Harry A. Shearouse and Era Denmark Shearouse Horton died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at his son’s residence in Morganton.  More...

Robert Simmons “Bob” White, Sr.

Robert Simmons “Bob” White, Sr, husband of Bernice Jones White for 59 years, entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at his residence surrounded by four generations of his family.   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...

Gunmen invade home, claim to be FBI agents

Deputies are looking for at least two men who kicked in a woman’s door and pretended to be FBI agents before tying her up and robbing her.  Around 11 p.m. More...

Woman mauled by six dogs

A Burke County woman was hospitalized after six dogs attacked her near her Hancock Landing Road home.  Theresa Hamm, 46, was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center last Thursday with numerous bites and tears to her forearms, wrists, abdomen, thighs More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Aug.7, 2002  Burke County’s unemployment rate increased 2 percent to over 9 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.  Edmund Burke Academy’s varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders won first place in More...

RFD

Mr. Bob White, who has been a good friend to The True Citizen, died Sunday at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

For The Record

Drunk driver hits house

A Waynesboro man was awakened by a Chrysler Sebring crashing into his apartment.  Around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, police arrived to find to a large hole in the front of the MLK Drive apartment building and a 2010 sports car covered in bricks.  More...

Horseback riders find six-burglary plunder

Horseback riders helped solve six burglaries.  It all unfolded last week when they set off for some family property off Hancock Landing Road and came across a broken lock and two suspicious men with a spread of tools and equipment.  Rather More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:  Wednesday, Aug. More...

Burke Happenings

Knights of Pythagoras

A Knights of Pythagoras Meeting will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Aurora Lodge 54, 878 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Waynesboro, across from A Child’s World Daycare. All boys, ages 8-20. More...

FCA Open House

Faith Christian Academy will have its Open House 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9.  New and returning students and families are encouraged to attend and meet their teachers. More...

Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society

The next meeting of the Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will be Monday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Burke County Library.   More...

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