October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

92 properties to be auctioned

For unpaid county taxes

They have six more days to pay their overdue taxes.  But if the nearly 100 Burke County property owners don’t settle their delinquent bills by Tuesday morning, their parcels will be sold to the highest bidder on the courthouse lawn.  More...

Southern Bank in Hephzibah robbed

Area police and the FBI are still investigating a robbery of the Hephzibah branch of the Sardis based Southern Bank.  Monday at about 3 p.m. two unidentified men wearing masks entered the bank and demanded money. More...

2013 ELECTION GUIDE

Waynesboro, Keysville, Midville and Sardis

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Find information here on voting precincts, city races and Q&As with the candidates   More...

News

GOING STRONG

Local insurance agency reaches milestone in family business

Three generations have helped Cox Insurance Agency mark one century in business and remain one of the top competitors in the industry.  In the beginning, things didn’t always go smoothly for Cox Insurance, though.  More...

Vogtle unit back online after recent shutdowns

One of Plant Vogtle’s nuclear reactors is back online after being shutdown twice in four days.  Unit 2 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant automatically shut down on Oct. More...

Spec building vacancy could cost big bucks

Local officials hope Burke County’s newest industrial building won’t stay threesided for long.  More...

Sports

Bears to host Butler for Senior Night

The Bears will welcome the Bulldogs to the den Friday night for the last regular season game of the year.  Burke County High School’s football team is set to kick off at 7 p.m., but the night will kick off a little sooner with a special ce More...

LADY BEARS SOFTBALL AWARDS

Softball players on Burke County’s middle and high school teams were honored at an awards banquet last week. Special recognition was given to Burke County High School seniors Bailee Adkins and Jennifer Norris.  More...

SCARED AND RUNNING

Burke County residents recently got into character for the 2013 Monster Dash. The Halloween themed event brought out witches, ghosts, goblins and vampires for the Burke County Recreation Department’s 5-K Run and Walk. Winners included:   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, NOV. 2  The Miss Burke County Middle School Pageant will be held 3-5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and free for kids under 10. More...

Church News

Church News

Red Hill  Red Hill Baptist Church of Alexander will continue its Harvest Revival, Oct. 30 -31 with guest speaker Rev. Haywood Dock. Red Hill will celebrate Harvest Day, Sunday, Nov. 3. More...

People

The old-fashioned way

The cool weather last weekend rolled in just in time for the fall festival at Wagon Barn Market, where customers and guests were invited for old-fashioned fun like apple bobbing and watching apple butter boil down in huge cast iron vats. More...

Zombies wanted for frightful race

Wanted: the walking dead.  The Burke County Recreation Department is hunting for volunteers for its first ever Zombie Invasion.  The Dec. More...

Miss Baughman, Mr. Boyce exchange vows

Miss Misty Rose Baughman became the bride of Hugh Robert Boyce at 5 o’clock in the evening on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The bride is the daughter of Virginia Ann Baughman of Augusta and the late Charles Alsup Bau More...

Breaking News - 11/2/2013 8:15 AM

Eleven arrested in massive narcotics bust - Free Access

$135,857 cash  … 2+  kilos of cocaine … 11 vehicles.  All that and more was seized during a huge narcotics bust. More...

City Council upholds firing of Deputy Chief Lodge - Free Access

Former Deputy Chief Roosevelt Lodge won't be going back to the Waynesboro Police Department.   Late tonight (Monday), city council upheld the police chief's Sept. More...

Election Day is Tuesday

The voices of more than 4,000 voters will be heard in four Burke County cities.  Tuesday, Nov. More...

Casino Night

The stakes were high for Downtown Waynesboro. Gatsby-garbed residents came out Friday night for the annual Casino Night. More...

Spooky Story Finalists

We’re shaking in our boots! We double-dared local fourth and fifth graders to give us goose bumps in our annual Spooky Story contest, andmore 300 answered the call. The True Citizen staff has narrowed the field to its eight personal favorites. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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WHICH WAY?

Don Lively

If you were raised in the country, or really anywhere in the rural South, you probably live near a manmade geographical creation that, if you know where you’re coming from and where you want to go, will take you to any location you desire. More...

GENEROUS ORTHODOXY: WEDNESDAYS IN NOVEMBER

Jim Shumard

I read an article in the Wall Street journal (And my friends say I do not keep up with the times.) about Russell Moore, the principal public voice of the Southern Baptist Convention. More...

For The Record

Florida sentencing

Murdered sex offender was allowed children in home

The sex offender who was murdered by her 14-year-old niece wasn’t prohibited from having children in her home.  Shirley Elaine Bush-Mack, 49, was stabbed to death last Monday night after getting into an argument with the young girl in the More...

Dogs shot, displayed at dumpsters

A Keysville man looking for his missing pets found they’d been shot and laid out side by side at a nearby dumpster.  Ray Myers said three of his dogs ran off Sunday morning and weren’t spotted until a neighbor reported seeing them de More...

Burke County Jail Bookings October 21-27

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Obituaries

Gary Tillman McNeely

Mr. Gary Tillman McNeely, age 69, of Waynesboro, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26th, at the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sandersville with burial in the Riddleville Cemetery. More...

Tonja Jo Hammock

Tonja Jo Hammock of Girard, 54, passed away October 22, 2013 at Burke Medical Center. She was born in Dillon, Montana, and was a long time resident of Burke County. More...

Daisy Carol Phinazee Harris

Mrs. Daisy Carol Phinazee Harris from Waynesboro, Ga. transitioned on October 20, 2013. The Celebration of Life and Love Service was held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church (USA), Reverend Dr. Andrew L. More...

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Legals

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