July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

All Bucket, Chicken No

Aleena Headrick never saw it coming.  The dog didn’t even bark.  But there it was – right in her front yard – a seven-foot high Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket, but no chicken.  More...

News

Ready to run?

The Edmund Burke Academy Alumni Association is hosting the first ever Spartan Scamper 5K Run/Walk on August 17 with all proceeds benefitting the school. More...

Are you an educator?

Then drop in at the North Liberty Street office of alumni John “Lee” Fulcher, CPA to meet representatives from Georgia Southern University and learn about building relationships with the faculty there. More...

Getting married?

You can now put antiques on your gift list. Liberty Street Antiques & More in Waynesboro has started a new registry using a palate of tulle bows. More...

For The Record

Man hospitalized after wife rams him with car

A Waynesboro woman has been jailed for hitting her husband with a car.  The victim, Carlos Fryer, was rushed to an Augusta hospital around 12:30 a.m. last Wednesday morning with serious injuries to his lower body.   More...

From the Blotter

Sticky fingers While she was praying someone else was sinning. A Waynesboro woman called the cops last week after her parked car was vandalized outside Thomas Grove Baptist Church. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings July 21-28

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Obituaries

Ernest V. Quick, Jr.

Ernest V. Quick, Jr., 75, of Waynesboro entered into rest Friday, July 26, 2013.  He is survived by two children; Melanie Quick Mobley of Tallahassee, FL., and Ernest V. More...

Daisy B. Walker

Mrs. Daisy B. Walker of Gough entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3 at St. Clair Baptist Church. More...

Paul B. Williams

Mr. Paul B. Williams of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 26, 2013 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3 at Franklin Covenant Baptist Church. More...

School News

PRIDE OF BURKE COUNTY

New director to lead BCHS band

The Pride of Burke County has one of its own products at the helm.  DaShaun McGee is taking the reins this year as the new band director at Burke County High School, where he graduated just eight years ago.  He grew up as a musician in the More...

SCHOOL DAYS

Making the transition back to school easier

Beginning kindergarten, going to a child care program or going back to school usually means two things for children: unfamiliar situations and stricter schedules. More...

taking in the sites

Thursday afternoon, new teachers in Burke County boarded a school bus for the Seeing is Believing community tour. The teachers were driven through the communities of Waynesboro, Keysville, Gough and Midville.  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 election. More...

Breaking News - 7/31/2013 1:23 PM

BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUS ROUTES - Free Access

Click the links below to see updated bus routes. These include additions that were not listed in the print edition of the newspaper. You may also view the bus routes on the BCPS website. More...

1 in 7 jobseekers can’t find work

BURKE UNEMPLOYMENT

One in seven.  That’s how many Burke County residents are searching for jobs but can’t land one.  Last month the unemployment rate surged to 13.1 percent, its highest mark in a full year.  Burke is now tagged with the 21st More...

Editorial

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DEEP FRIED

Don Lively

Wide awake.  I was lying in bed. Or is it laying in bed?  Lying in bed might imply that I am being dishonest while I conjure up stuff to write about while resting in repose. No way I’d ever do that.  Laying is what hens do. More...

BORN FIRST CLASS

Jim Shumard

A baby boy is born into the world which is paying close attention, fascinated about who this child is and how this child shall live and serve.  More...

Sports

Tryouts

Tryouts for the Burke County high school and middle school teams will be held, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,Thursday Aug. 1 and Friday Aug. 2 on the BCMS field. More...

Fall tennis sessions for children, adults planned

Joe Blankenbaker, tennis pro for the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department, has announced a slate of tennis sessions and events scheduled for the coming months at Citizens Park. More...

sizing up the field

The Bears got a first-hand look last week at some of their toughest opponents for the upcoming season. Burke County High School’s football team welcomed a number of others from the region to the Bear Den for several days of drills. More...

Burke Happenings

Happenings

THURSDAY, AUG 1  BCHS Volleyball Team Tryouts will be held, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 1 and 2, in the Burke County Middle School gym.  SATURDAY, AUG. 3   More...

Church News

Church News

Noah’s Ark   Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church of Keysville will continue its Fuel & Fire Revival, 7 p.m., July 31-Aug. 1. Wednesday night guests are Pastor Roger Lane and Co-Pastor Linda Lane. Thursday night guests are Rev. More...

People

SOUTHERN SMOKE {Burke County Barbeque}

THANK GOD HE'S A COUNTRY BOY

Bill Boyce spent most of his life as a dairyman, and he will tell you that he still misses parts of that life today. More...

Goering, Leid exchange vows

Miss Marilyn Renae Goering became the bride of Jay Stanley Leid at 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro with the Rev. Tim Myers officiating. More...

Smith wins WCC championship

Bernie Smith has won the Waynesboro Country Club’s Championship. He was presented the trophy by club president Chad Jenkins, right, after shooting a final round of 69 for a 2-round total of 139 (5 under par). More...