September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials negotiate funding for hospital

While the management at Burke Medical Center is moving forward with its plan for the long term, local officials are trying to work out funding arrangements for the short term.  More...

News

Jones joins Johnson

There’s a new face in an old barbershop downtown. Johnson’s Beauty and Barber owner Ernest Johnson welcomed Betty Jones last week to help him serve clients at his Liberty Street shop. More...

NRC releases inspection report

Units 3 & 4

The latest report from federal inspectors shows there have been no major safety issues at Plant Vogtle’s construction site this year.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a midcycle inspection report, covering January-June, for unit More...

New manufacturer still hiring

While Burke County’s unemployment rates are soaring, a new manufacturer is still looking to fill positions.  As Sam Dong America prepares to begin production at the facility it purchased here this summer, the company needs about a half doz More...

For The Record

Cyclist chased by dog pack

Canines from Aug. 2 mauling

A cyclist narrowly escaped the same pack of dogs that mauled a Burke County woman five weeks earlier.  According to a report filed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was riding his bike on Hancock Landing Road Thursday mornin More...

Break-ins continue in Burke

Burglaries are still being reported from nearly every corner of the county.  Over the past seven days, Burke County deputies and Waynesboro police have filed reports for break-ins at homes and storage sheds on Liberty Street, Reynolds Street, Sp More...

Three wounded in ‘suspicious’ shootings

Three men were shot in two days, and officers say the evidence isn’t adding up.  Two were hospitalized last Tuesday night after a struggle with gunfire in the Westgate Drive neighborhood.  More...

Obituaries

Former True Citizen editor dies at 79

Former True Citizen editor Jimmy Ezzell died Monday at University Hospital in Augusta. He was 79 years old. At his request, there will be no memorial service and his body was donated to the Medical College of Georgia for medical research.  More...

Mary D. Moss Weeks

Mary D. Moss Weeks, 54, of Augusta passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 at University Hospital. She was a native of Jenkins County and was a longtime resident of Waynesboro.  More...

Bobbie Broxton Chance

Mrs. Bobbie Broxton Chance, 82, of Perkins died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  She was born in Burke County, was a retired nurse and member of the Magnolia Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 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...

Chief says narcotics feud apparently over

Woman, child fired at

The Jamaican drug dealers have apparently gone home.  Last week, the car-load of men armed with semiautomatics sent the city into an uproar as they combed Waynesboro neighborhoods for the man they said highjacked a large narcotics shipment.  More...

Pace setters

Young girls chase goals, life lessons

They’re running for their lives.  Coming together twice a week, they run, they talk and they find out a little more about themselves and the others who sweat alongside them.  More...

Farm Fest 2012 is Saturday

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will honor Burke County’s farming heritage with its 11th annual Farm Festival this Saturday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Repeat Attack

We were shocked to read that someone was nearly attacked by the same dogs which sent a woman to the hospital a few weeks ago.  More...

Looking Back

10 years ago - September 11, 2002  Black & Decker announced that the local Kwikset plant located here would close by the end of the year. More...

Sports

Bears travel to AAAAAA Coffee

The Burke County Bears (1- 1) travel to Douglas on Friday to take on AAAAAA Coffee High School.  The game will mark the first contest ever between the two teams.  More...

Bears rout the Rebels

Within the first eight minutes of last Friday night’s game, the Burke County Bears jumped to a 21-0 lead against Hephzibah Rebels.  Despite a one-hour weather delay and a running secondhalf clock, the picture never improved for the Rebels More...

Spartans survive against Jaguars

It wasn’t the best performance by the Spartans, but they picked up the win.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Democratic Party The Democratic Party of Burke County will hold its monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Thursday, September 13, at the Burke County Courthouse. Chairman Ellis Godbee invites the public to attend.  More...

Church News

Church News

Haven- Munnerlyn   Haven-Munnerlyn United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall revival, 7:30 nightly, Sept. 11-13. Speakers for each night, respectively, will be the Rev. Bobby Williams Jr., the Rev. Isaiah Kirkland and the Rev. More...

People

Miss Hodges, Mr. Yelton exchange vows

Victoria Lee Hodges and Walter “Rocky” Hicks Yelton, III, were wed June 23, 2012 at Botsford Baptist Church. Rev. Wayne Dixon officiated at the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clifford Hodges, Jr. More...

Miss Stephens to wed Mr. Burch

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Stephens Jr. of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Stacie Renee, to Mr. Joshua Lamar Burch, son of Joey and Linda Burch of Midville.  More...

Miss Hodges to marry Mr. Ogden

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Hodges of Millen, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Heather Lynne, to Mr. Bertrand Lee Ogden, son of Debbie Shockley and Gary Ogden, both of Millen.  More...