September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bird Dog Breakaway

Community turns out to support center’s services for children facing challenges

Nearly 300 runners helped raise thousands of dollars for children with special needs.  They pounded the pavement at the sixth annual Bird Dog Breakaway 5K last Saturday to benefit the Center for New Beginnings in Waynesboro.  More...

News

NOT SCARED OF A GOOD RACE?

Then sign up for the Monster Dash 5-K. The Halloween themed Oct. 19 run/walk will begin at the Waynesboro City Park and participants are encouraged to come as witches, goblins, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night. More...

READY TO ROLL THE DICE?

Tickets for Downtown Waynesboro’s Gatsby themed Casino Night 2013 are now on sale. The $30 ticket buys an evening of roulettes, craps, Texas Hold ‘Em, blackjack and five-card draw at the Waynesboro Ice Plant. The Oct. More...

WANT TO WEAR IT FOR A CAUSE?

Then get a Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt from Burke Medical Center. The T’s are $15 each and proceeds fund breast cancer research through the American Cancer Society. Place your order at the hospital or by calling 706-437-2673.   More...

For The Record

Horse shot to death off Clark Place Road

Burke County deputies are trying to determine who gunned down a horse.  They were called to Clark Place Road Saturday to investigate the gruesome animal cruelty case.  According to the report, the owner found the body of her registered Amer More...

From the Blotter

Loose jaguar  More...

Correction

Due to incorrect information provided to The True Citizen, a man arrested for violating a child support order was incorrectly identified in last week’s paper as Thomas Evans Webb Jr. His name should have been listed as Thomas Evans Webb.   More...

Obituaries

Son Hae “Sunni” Allen

Son Hae “Sunni” Allen of Waynesboro, beloved wife of Frank Allen, entered into eternal rest at her home on September 23, 2013 after an extended illness. More...

Maggie Eskew Arrington Forehand

Maggie Eskew Arrington Forehand, 82, of Waynesboro entered into rest Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born in Jefferson County on January 16, 1931 to the late Frank Eskew and Mildred Davis Eskew. More...

Marion Ernest “Butch” Brinson, Jr.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. More...

School News

In search of 65 chefs

Communities in Schools dinner to feature dishes prepared by Burke County men

Communities in Schools is looking for 65 men who can cook ... More...

LOOKING TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES.

Students in Burke County High School’s driver’s education program got an anti-crash course on motorcycle safety. More...

Mennonite School raising funds with Harveys' help

Local students could benefit each time a shopper checks out at the local Harveys Supermarket.  More...

Fired deputy chief claims harassment

A witch hunt. That’s what Waynesboro’s recently fired deputy police chief called his Sept. 13 ousting. Roosevelt Lodge hand-delivered a five-page formal appeal to city administrator Jerry Coalson late Thursday. More...

Burke County grad rate to top 80 percent

Performance targets set for Georgia called for the statewide graduation rate to break 80 percent by 2016.  That’s happened three years ahead of schedule in Burke County, according to projections just released by the local school system.&nb More...

SCENES FROM THE Bird Dog Breakaway

THE {REAL} WINNERS More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 24, 2003   In a letter to the Burke County Commission, Hospital Authority Chairman Jesse C. More...

WESTWARD

Don Lively

I didn’t know who Horace Greeley was back then.  I only knew that he was reputed to have penned one of the most iconic and repeated quotes of the 19th century.   More...

Sports

HAWG HUNTING

Bears to host Cross Creek on homecoming

The Den will be packed this weekend when the Bears host Cross Creek for Burke County High School’s 26th homecoming celebration.  The week has been filled with festivities that will continue with kickoff this Friday at 7:30 p.m.  A win More...

2013 Homecoming Court

Above, Senior representatives on Burke County High School's 2013 Homecoming Court include Brianna Lewis, Bailee Adkins, Jequoya Bates and Makinizi Hoover. Kaila Bates is not pictured. More...

BEARS SUFFER LOSS IN STATESBORO

The Bears struggled in Statesboro last weekend when they fell to the Blue Devils 21- 7 at Womack Field. More...

Church News

Church News

Living Word  Church Of The Living Word, located at 423 Ward Street in Waynesboro, will host a Youth Service, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. More...

People

Mobley Farms wins chamber golf tourney

More than 70 community leaders hit the course Monday in the Burke County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Tournament. More...

Former Midville mayor dies

When Midville city councilman and former mayor Marion “Butch” Brinson died Sunday, the town’s current mayor lost more than a colleague.  More...

SARDIS STREET RENAMED FOR BELOVED PASTOR

A Sardis roadway has been renamed in memory of Mitchell “Jiggs” Roberts, the late pastor of the Pentecostal House of Prayer. More...

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