August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ricocheted bullet hits man in head

Gunman arrested

A Burke County man was jailed after his roommate was shot in the head.  Elbert Lewis Baynam, 21, turned himself in Sunday morning, several hours after the victim was rushed to the hospital.  According to Waynesboro police investigator Lt. More...

News

Clueless about Obamacare?

Come to a free seminar, 11 a.m.-noon, next Thursday Sept. 4 to learn about how the healthcare laws will affect you or your business. More...

Did you get one?

Don’t fret if you didn’t. Southern Bank’s cool community calendar is still available at their Waynesboro and Sardis locations. More...

Shriners turn up the heat for Sept. 14 rib cook-off

Racks by the Tracks

The Waynesboro Shrine Club is on the hunt for the best rack in Burke County ... and they’re willing to pay big for it.  On Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports

Bears take on Laney in Friday scrimmage

The gridiron will heat up this Friday night as Burke County High School takes on its first opponents in a scrimmage game against Laney High School of Augusta. More...

Lady Spartans win season opener

School has yet to start for Edmund Burke Academy but the Lady Spartans have already hit the field. They opened the softball season last Thursday with a region win over Trinity Christian. More...

Lady Bears start season on the diamond

The Lady Bears had a rocky start to softball season but the outlook should brighten as the young team gains experience.  Burke County High School’s girls lost to Dublin 2-1 last Friday afternoon, then to Glascock County 10-1 later in the e More...

Obituaries

William Odell Bartlett

Mr. William O. Bartlett of Waynesboro, 72, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of McDuffie County. More...

Martha Colvin Wynne

Martha Colvin Wynne of Sardis, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 8, 2013. More...

Zennie Mae Olliff

Zennie Mae Olliff, “Nanny,” of Keysville, 74, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, August 10, 2013. More...

School News

SIGNS OF A GREAT YEAR

Nearly 5,000 students started school last week and here are a few of the first day photos True Citizen readers shared with us. More...

Burke 4-Hers attend summer camps

For many children, camp is the highlight of their summer, and 4-H camp is a tradition across the state.  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...

New courthouse still on track

Plans are still on for a new judicial center despite an anticipated decline in SPLOST revenue.  Burke County Administrator Merv Waldrop told the advisory panel planning the facility that general funds will likely be used to construct the facilit More...

Twenty-seven charged in telephone drug deals

Burke County deputies will soon be arresting nearly 30 people who made deals with a suspected drug dealer.  All the suspects are allegedly connected to Kenneth Manuel Pyke Jr. More...

OLD GLORY NEW PURPOSE

Retired flags become keepsakes to tell veterans 'thank you'

They could have been burned.  But now each and every retired American flag she can get is going on to honor 50 soldiers or veterans.  As part of the Stars for our Troops project, Dot Quick of Waynesboro has been collecting retired flags and More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

NUKE IT

Don Lively

The response from my young cousin, not yet six years old, at our recent family reunion was exactly what I expected. I’d pointed out the gator that has taken up temporary residence in the fishing pond. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – August 13, 2003  Burke County Public Schools and Edmund Burke Academy began the 2003-04 school term with a combined enrollment of roughly 5,000 students. More...

For The Record

Suspected sex predator gets 41 new charges

A Waynesboro businessman arrested for molesting a young boy is now accused of 41 additional sex offenses.  Patrick Neil Brogan, 39, was already being held without bond last Thursday when a Superior Court grand jury found enough evidence for pros More...

Girlfriend hospitalized after assault with bottle

A Waynesboro woman was hospitalized after her longtime boyfriend hit her in the face with a glass bottle.  Roger McBride, 57, was arrested for aggravated assault after she was rushed to an Augusta hospital with severe lacerations.  Accordi More...

Puppy left in hot truck

Complaint filed against animal control officer

A middle school teacher filed a formal complaint to police after seeing a puppy locked in an unventilated truck.  It wasn’t just any parked vehicle.  It was Waynesboro’s own animal control truck.  More...

Church News

Church News

Bark Camp  Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1327 MaGruder Road in Midville, will hold its Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 14-16. Guest Revivalist is Rev. Wallace Mason of Wadley. More...

People

Miss Boon, Mr. Barnhart exchange vows

Miss Dana Lynn Boon of Woodstock, Ga. became the bride of Gabriel Glen Barnhart of Brooksville, Miss., at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, August 3, 2013. More...

Miss Salter to wed Mr. Hurst

Phillip and Shirley Salter of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Megan Salter, to John Christopher Hurst of Midville.  The groom-elect is the son of Johnny and Cynthia Hurst of Midville.  The wedding is planned for 4 More...

Miss Williford to wed Mr. Stewart

Tommy and Terri Williford of Waynebsoro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Marie, to Aaron Neil Stewart of Hephzibah.  The groom-elect is the son of Skip and Sandy Stewart of Hephzibah.  The wedding is planned More...