September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pies, Parades & the Pursuit of Happiness

FARM FEST IS SATURDAY

The Waynesboro Shrine Club will honor Burke County’s farming heritage with its 13th annual Farm Festival this Saturday, Sept. 13. More...

News

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GPS units to monitor city-issued vehicles

A tiny black box will have a lot to say about every City of Waynesboro employee behind the wheel of a government-issued vehicle.  Over the next few weeks, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) tracking devices will be installed in nearly 70 patrol c More...

Waynesboro ups fees for building permits

It costs more to build in Waynesboro now.  Last week City Council unanimously approved a new fee schedule for building permits.  The new system will curb confusion but cost more for most construction projects.  “We’re tryin More...

New line to restore East 7th pressure

Low water pressure problems in the East Seventh Street neighborhood should be resolved by the year’s end.  Last week Waynesboro City Council unanimously voted to install a new line. More...

Sports

Burke Co. falls to defending state champs

It was a grizzly matchup in the Bear Den Friday night as the Class AAAA No. 5 Burke County Bears fell to the No. 3 Griffin Bears. The energy in the stadium was contagious. There were cowbells, clappers, and the clamor of bleachers beneath feet. More...

Lady Bears sweep Diamond Day

The Lady Bears rebounded from losses last week to record two wins over the weekend and another on Monday.  Burke County High School’s softball team dropped games to Glascock County and Screven County, 7-6 and 7-5, respectively. More...

Time runs out for Spartans during clash with Cavaliers

They were hoping for the win but the Spartans had to settle for a tie against Augusta Prep last Friday.  Still, the coaches were pleased with the team’s performance.  “Our kids played really hard and fought the whole game tooth More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14   Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet, 5 p.m., at 841 Jones Avenue. A report from the recent Louisville Middle School visit will be presented. John Jones is the scheduled speaker. More...

People

BIRTH

Isaiah Kurt Leid   More...

FCA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Faith Christian Academy recently honored students who not only exemplify good behavior and academic achievement but also model one of the fruits of the Spirit.  More...

Paper and paints

Black and white gave way to full color at The True Citizen office when Corks and Canvas provided a paint party. More...

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Change in Meeting Date & Time - Free Access

Presentation at Sardis Baptist Church (The Bucket Project in Africa)

The WMU meeting at Sardis Baptist Church, where the Stembridge family will report on The Bucket Project in Africa, will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16.There will be no meeting or presentation on Monday at Sardis Baptist.  More...

"On her way to dying"

Waynesboro family films AIDs victims and efforts to help

She looked just like a china doll lying motionless on the sofa. Her frail arms lay limp on top of the delicate lace dress that swallowed her fragile body. More...

Editorial

SOUTHERN SPIRITS

A few years back there was a movie in which the young boy at the center of the plot made a startling statement to his psychologist after his mother determined that he was a little bit “off.”  “I see dead people.” Turns ou More...

TO BE OR NOT TO BE MORE RUDE TO THE PERSON WHO IS RUDE TO YOU!?

I have been known to walk golf trails that pedestrians are not supposed to walk on, and I usually do that just before dark and avoid any golfers. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 15, 2004   The Georgia Department of Transportation announced it would install left turn signals at the intersection of Sixth and Liberty Streets. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2014 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15.  The list includes four deferred jurors and is follows:  More...

From the Blotter

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Burke County Jail Bookings September 1-7

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Obituaries

Henry Blount Johnson

Henry Blount Johnson of Waynesboro, 68, died peacefully in his sleep Monday, September 8, 2014.  Mr. Johnson was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro. More...

Paul Young

Mr. Paul Young of Augusta entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.   More...

William “Bill” Hagler Hughes

William “Bill” Hagler Hughes of Waynesboro, 76, husband of Marsha Perry Hughes, entered into rest Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Dwight D. More...

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