August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grave crimes

Midville man wants justice for desecration of historic family cemetery

He grew up with an ear for Civil War stories about his great-grandfather Rufus Cross, a Midville farm boy who came into manhood guarding prisoners at Fort Anderson and Fort Lawton.  More...

News

Commissioners delay decisions on hospital

County commissioners met last week to discuss their 2013 spending plan but didn’t make any decisions about funding for the hospital.  More...

Nashville songwriter to grace Waynesboro Opry stage

Smith and Flowers

His songs have been recorded by George Strait and George Jones. He’s performed on stage with the likes of Waylon Jennings, Percy Sledge and Minnie Pearl. More...

Burke backs Rick Allen

$13 per vote

Burke County Republicans couldn’t help Congressional candidate Rick Allen squeak past Lee Anderson, but then again … not many tried.  Only 547 of them cast ballots, according to Barbara Hammett, executive director of the Burke Count More...

Sports

SPARTANS WIN OPENER

They extended their winning streak against the Bucs to five.  Edmund Burke Academy made their debut on the gridiron last Friday night and walked away with a 37-14 win. More...

Rotary Club host 20th annual Classic

Bernie Smith and Daniel Mobley won the 20th annual Rotary Golf Classic, which was hosted last weekend at the Waynesboro Country Club. More...

Bears refocus after loss to Thomson

The stands were full and expectations were high as the Burke County Bears took the field last Friday to take on the Thomson Bulldogs in their first game of the season.  But three unanswered touchdowns dashed hopes of a big win, and Thomson walke More...

Fields & Yields

Field day held at UGA’s Midville research center

More than 150 farmers, researchers and others in the industry gathered in Burke County last week for a firsthand look at the some of the latest findings in agricultural research.  More...

Master Gardener Extension volunteers honored

Four Burke County Master Gardener extension volunteers were recognized during the August meeting of the Burke County Master Gardener’s Association. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Tales of the Ogeechee  Friends of the Ogeechee and the Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp will hold a drop-in meeting at RJs in Statesboro, 10 a.m. to 1pm., Tuesday, Sept. 2, to collect stories about the river from older citizens. More...

Bears defeated by the Bulldogs

the Burke County Bears were defeated by the Thomson Bulldogs at Bear Den 21-14. Details in the next edition of the True Citizen.  More...

Unemployment hits 14-year high

In Burke

Burke County’s jobless rate has surged to its highest mark since 1998.  Last month, 13.9 percent of residents were out of work – the steepest ratio since August 1998 when 15.1 percent were looking for jobs.  More...

Farmers hurry to harvest corn

The grain trucks have been lined up bumper to bumper at local buying points over the last week, drivers waiting their turns to drop off loads of corn and head back for more.  More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – August 28, 2002  Retired educator James D. Smith was honored by Augusta Technical College for his longtime support of the technical school and education in Burke County.  More...

RFD

Many of you have probably heard by now, today is my last day at The True Citizen ... after 39 years and one month, I am retiring.   More...

For The Record

Pair jailed for wallet snatching

Two Waynesboro men were jailed for snatching a wallet from a Walmart shopper and emptying it in the restroom.  Shaunquil Conner and Raquel Habersham, both 22, were arrested for robbery Friday after another shopper not only identified them, but p More...

Reward still offered in Girard murder

Mother and unborn child

They’ve got the cash, but no takers.  For 10 weeks, Burke County deputies have been trying to trade a “substantial” cash reward for information in the murder of Amy Ellison Nichols and her unborn child.  More...

From the Blotter

Block and tackle  More...

Obituaries

Leonard Winward Jr.

Mr. Leonard Winward, Jr., 66, suddenly and unexpected entered into his final place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at GHSU, Augusta. The Winward family resides in Waynesboro and will deeply miss him along with the members of the community.  More...

Emily Elliott Cox

Emily Elliott Cox, 100, of Waynesboro entered peacefully into rest at her home on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Daisy Mae Gilmore Aug. 31, 1939-Oct. 10, 2005

O Well how times fly Mom, you are missed out of our lives, But you are still in our hearts. Happy Birthday, Mom Your kids and Grandkids Donna Gilmore   More...

Church News

Church News

Carswell Grove  Carswell Grove Baptist Church will hold its 12th 50 State Rally, 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1.  Bottsford Spring  Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Ushers Anniversary, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2. More...