September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

FIRE THE CHIEF?

Motion nearly passes to sack Waynesboro’s top cop

A single vote saved the chief’s job. In a surprise move last Tuesday night, three city council members tried to fire Waynesboro Police Chief Augustus Palmer III. More...

BEST OF BURKE!

Winners to be named next week

It's coming.  This spring, we asked readers to cast their votes in the “Best of Burke” – a True Citizen contest that honors the most deserving businesses, professionals and volunteers in the community.   More...

News

Drink up the past

A Q&A about working at Waynesboro’s historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Burke County resident Sammy Jenkins hasn’t always been in the tractor business. Long before he founded J&B Tractor Company, he was jack of all trades at the Coca-Cola bottling plant on Shadrack Street in Waynesboro.   More...

THINK FOOTBALL IS JUST FOR BOYS?

Think again. Burke County girls, ages 7-16, will huddle up for Powder Puff games beginning in October. More...

READY TO PATCH THINGS UP?

Quilting classes for beginners to advanced students will be held at Citizens Park Gym in Waynesboro beginning this week. Classes meet on Thursdays and participants can choose morning, 10 a.m.-noon, or evening, 6-8 p.m., sessions. More...

For The Record

Jailer arrested for bringing drugs to work

A corrections officer has been arrested for bringing drugs to the Burke County Jail.   Edward Tyrone Cooper, 36, was put on the other side of the bars last Wednesday after scales, baggies and marijuana were found in his car.  More...

From the Blotter

Just racing through  More...

Murder suspect dies

A Burke County woman accused of murdering her husband has died.  Linda Diane Wilson, 60, passed away at University Hospital Sunday night from what Coroner Susan Salemi called natural causes.  According to family members, she had been in the More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove  Jones Grove Baptist Church, located at 182 Hickson Road in Midville, will continue its Youth Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Sept. 11-12, with special guest Minister Wendell Smith. More...

People

Tinley Faith Laidig

Jamie and Kristen Laidig of Waynesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Tinley Faith Laidig, born July 25, 2013.  She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.  Grandparents are Ted and Tammie Salter of Waynesboro, Glenn and S More...

Avery Madison Dixon

Justin and Kimberly Dixon announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Madison Dixon, born July 29, 2013.  She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.  She was welcomed home by her big brother, Colt.  Grandparents are Ted and More...

CONCERT SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Early bird tickets for the 2013-14 Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series are on sale through Sept. 15. The $40 season passes cover four shows at the Burke County Office Park, including the popular Broadway Boys. More...

Breaking News - 9/14/2013 9:31 AM

Deputy Chief Fired - Free Access

in Waynesboro

Waynesboro’ Deputy Chief Roosevelt Lodge was fired last night.   Saturday morning, Police Chief Augustus Palmer III told The True Citizen it was an ongoing personnel matter. More...

The Bucket Project

Teen aids hospice project in Africa

“There are needy people everywhere and they need more than stuff. They need prayer and they need someone to bring them a source of hope.” --Ian Stembridge, 14 The next person to open a bucket will be watching someone die. More...

Farm Fest 2013 will be downtown Saturday

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will honor Burke County’s farming heritage with its 12th annual Farm Festival this Saturday, Sept. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 10, 2003   Sylvia Griffin announced her retirement as administrator of the Burke County Health Department. More...

I DON’T GET IT

Don Lively

There’s lots of stuff I don’t understand.  Mostly math stuff.  The rest of the stuff of everyday life I can bumble about and figure out or I at least know where to go to find the answers. More...

Sports

Lady Bears top Butler in volleyball

The Lady Bears dropped three games on the court over the past couple of weeks but pulled a win over Butler.  Burke County High School’s volleyball team now stands at 4-4 in region play. More...

Bears train at Pirates’ Florida facility

Two members of Burke County High School’s baseball team recently spent time playing ball like the pros.  Kris Skinner and Martin Jarrett spent five days in early August at the Pirate City Training Complex, the spring training home of the P More...

Sign-up begins for baseball tourney

Burke County will play host to two baseball tournaments for young players this fall.  The first will be held Oct. 5 and another is set for Nov. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn B. Johnson

Evelyn B. Johnson of Waynesboro, 91, entered into rest surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 7, 2013 after an extended illness.  More...

Lamar Prescott

Patron of the land Lamar Prescott of Waynesboro, 85, entered into rest Thursday, September 5, 2013, at University Hospital  Graveside services were held Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 3:30 PM at Burke Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro, GA, with Revere More...

Joseph Alan Napier

Mr. Joseph Alan Napier of Waynesboro, 54, entered into Heavenly rest after a long battle with cancer on August 29, 2013.  Joe was born on July 13, 1959. He was a native of McBean, Georgia, having made Waynesboro his home for the last 14 years. More...

School News

ON THE SAME PAGE

Math teacher captures student interest through smartphones

Heads down and fingers dancing across touchpad screens, teenagers are glued to their smart phones for hours each day. Most of the students in Lynda Moore’s math classes admit they even sleep with them under their pillows at night.  More...

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