July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Still Celebrating

Rain showers may have soaked plans for the big event on July 3 but the show will go on this weekend. More...

News

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Waynesboro

A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $1 million was purchased in Waynesboro. J & C Food Mart (El Cheapo), located at 253 S. Liberty St. More...

MACEC visits KROC Center

The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee(MACEC) recently sponsored a fieldtrip to the KROC Center in Augusta where the children, along with parents and chaperons, took part in a host of activities including water basketball and volleyball, More...

Sports

HIGH BALL

Local all-stars look to go all the way

Burke County could have another state title to tout.  A dozen of the county’s best 11-and 12-year-old baseball players will be the ones to credit if they pull off big wins on the diamond this week.  More...

OFF TO CAMP

Local youngsters have been staying busy this summer thanks to a number of camps offered by schools and other organizations.   More...

Obituaries

Jimmy Flakes

Jimmy Flakes “Jim”, 83, entered into rest Saturday, July 6, 2013 at his home. He was born on July 27, 1929 to the late J.L. Flakes and Maria Flakes. He was the owner and operator of Flakes Auto and Wrecker Service for 50 years. More...

Donald E. Godbee

Mr. Donald E. Godbee, 68, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at Optim Medical Center after a long illness.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Dry Branch Baptist Church with Revs. Brad Boynton and Emory Smith officiating. More...

Lena Lewis

Ms. Lena Lewis entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home 706 554-5500   More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Grove  Oak Grove Baptist Church, located on Stony Bluff Road in Girard, will hold its Annual Revival Services, 7 p.m. nightly, July 10-12. Rev. Dr. Charles E. More...

School News

School supply giveaway will be held Saturday

A grassroots volunteer group is helping hundreds of Burke County children start the school year right.  This Saturday at 7 a.m., Christian Extravaganza will host its annual school supply giveaway at the Southern Bank pavilion in Waynesboro. More...

Planters EMC

Local young leaders chosen for DC tour, scholarships

Despite the best efforts of extraordinary teachers across the nation, many students have a difficult time fully understanding and appreciating U.S. history. More...

Do you really know?

Program addresses high HIV rate in Burke

At last count, Burke County had one of the highest HIV rates in the CSRA.  Among Georgia counties in the area, it lagged only behind Richmond in the number of cases per capita, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

Fleas & other critters

A well in the yard of Charles and April Brannen immersed in four feet of water from the rain-gorged Ogeechee River. More...

Wife indicted for murder

More than a year after her husband was shot to death in bed, Linda Diane Wilson has been indicted for his murder.  The 60-year old Burke County grandmother now faces the possibility of life behind bars following her recent indictment by a 13-wom More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago – July 9, 2003  True Citizen Editor Jimmy Ezzell won a first place award for editorial writing from the Georgia Press Association.  Ella S. Jones was named to succeed Dr. More...

YES OR NO

Don Lively

Decisions, decisions.  We all make dozens of them every day.  What to wear to work.  What to eat for lunch.  Which phone mails to ignore and which emails to delete unread.  Whether to stay in bed and thereby blow off all oth More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. More...

Chief pushes for more education, police training

He wants to build better police officers.  After six weeks on the job, Waynesboro Police Chief Augustus Palmer III says one of his top priorities is putting more training and education under his officers’ gun belts.  More...

Do you know this burglar?

Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying this burglar. His image was captured by security cameras after he broke into three buildings at Edmund Burke Academy last month. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW   A Youth Football Camp for ages 5-13 is being hosted by the Sportsmen Social Club through July 19 at the Burke County Recreation Department. More...

People

Burke County welcomes new 4-H extension agent

She’s a product of the program herself.  So Burke County’s new Extension Agent for 4-H, Rebekah Bowan, understands how an active 4-H program can benefit a rural county.  More...

Sardis native shares her faith in first published book

Rose Chandler Johnson can add another checkmark to her list of accomplishments.  The Sardis native has counted down the days, awaiting the public release of her very first book, a devotional journal titled God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, which is a More...

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