April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen arrested for rape attempt

A Waynesboro teenager has been jailed for trying to rape his cousin.  Nakie Hankerson, 17, was arrested last Tuesday – five days after the 20-year-old victim called for help at her Orchard Hills apartment.  More...

News

Tornado causes calf losses on dairy farm

A barn wiped away by a tornado can be replaced, but a calf crop cannot.  That’s the fear Jimmy and Ginny Franks have as they try to move on after a tornado ripped through their Southern Swiss Dairy on Rosier Road March 18.  More...

Volunteers push for July 4th fireworks

Burke County could have a fireworks show again.  After two years of bang-less Fourth of Julys, the Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority is trying to raise $12,000 to bring it back.  The show will be called “Mad Anthony’s Bi More...

Burke unemployment among Georgia’s worst

Burke County has the 23rd highest unemployment rate in the state.  Although the county’s job market saw a slight improvement from January to February, it remains among the bottom 15 percent of Georgia’s 159 counties when it comes to More...

For The Record

Real Estate Transactions

The following are Burke County property transfers. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings March 25 - April 1

Joseph Paul Brantley, 33 Tamm Rd., Waynesboro BCSO-March 28 Contempt of State Court More...

From the Blotter

Over a man? A Waynesboro mother was jailed for assaulting another woman with a car jack handle. Tyronica Patterson, 24, was arrested Monday after the victim showed up at the ER with an injured eye.  More...

Obituaries

Matthew Joseph Mitchell

Matthew Joseph Mitchell, 34, of Augusta entered into rest Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  Memorial services were held 6 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Dr. More...

Tex Clifford Thomas

Tex Clifford Thomas, 71, of Hephzibah, husband of Lisa Thomas, entered into rest Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at University Hospital.  More...

Lorraine Chance

Mrs. Lorraine Chance of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Monday, April 1, 2013 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500   More...

Legals

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Bears announce new football coordinators

The Bears have new leaders on both sides of the football.  Sean Tiernan and Anthony Williams have been named as the new offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, for Burke County High School’s football team.  More...

Cast your vote for the TOP DOGS

It’s time for Burke County residents to bark up their favorite trees.  Between now and June 5, readers can vote for the most deserving businesses, professionals and volunteers in The True Citizen’s “TOP DOG: The Best of Burke C More...

Waynesboro freezes online spending

Waynesboro officials have frozen the city’s online accounts and are asking department heads to turn over their passwords.  More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years – April 2, 2003  The Waynesboro Rotary Club donated $1000 to the Burke County Habitat for Humanity.  BCHS baseball star Jonathan Broxton, who signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers started the 2003 season with the South Georgia More...

Don Lively

THIS MONDAY

It’s Monday. That means that my deadline for these words is looming and, obviously, I’m lagging. More...

Sports

Bears win 12 straight, undefeated in region

The Bears added two more wins this week to make it 12 in a row.  Burke County High School’s baseball team (13-3, 7-0) continued its winning streak by defeating Richmond Academy 7- 6 on Tuesday and blowing away Cross Creek 13-3 on Friday.&n More...

Lady Bears shine at WACO Invitational

Burke County High School’s track team competed in the first annual Carson & Lee WACO Relay in Washington County on Saturday. The Lady Bears scored 115.5 points to finish first among 10 teams.  More...

Burke County records region tennis wins

Burke County High School’s tennis teams picked up region wins over Hephzibah last Wednesday.  The girls won 5-0 and boys 4-1.  Assistant Coach Laurie Dickey said all of the girls handled their singles opponents quickly with very littl More...

Burke Happenings

Church News

Pine Hill Pine Hill Baptist Church will continue its annual Youth Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, through April 4. Minister Earnestine Patterson is guest speaker Wednesday, and Thursday’s is Rev. Evans of Pottersville Baptist. More...

School News

EBA Literary Team finishes third in region

Edmund Burke Academy’s Literary Team brought home a third place finish at the region literary competition, held on March 8 at Brewton Parker College. More...

Optimist Essay Winner

The Waynesboro Optimist Club recognized its Essay Contest winner, Larry Preston Jr.The Burke County Middle School eighth graders took the top prize with his prize essay, “How Can I Help My Frie More...

People in the News

Jeremy Jones   More...