September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SPOOKY STORIES WANTED

FROM 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS

Go ahead ... give us the creeps! Between now and Oct. 16, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to scare us in the annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored each year by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go. More...

News

Walking the Walk

Burke County High graduate answers call here and abroad

John Carroll was always one to take the road less traveled. More...

GRAVE FINDINGS

Pastors want to know more about 117-year-old tombstone

Dr. More...

Commissioners tap new library director

Burke County libraries have a new director and she’s wellversed on the system.  Gwen Jackson of Midville was recommended for the position by the Burke County Library Board, and her appointment was unanimously approved by county commissione More...

For The Record

UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS?

Waynesboro cop jailed for Hephzibah hit & run

A newly hired Waynesboro police officer has been jailed for DUI and hit and run. Kimberly Marie Sanders, 43, was off-duty last Tuesday afternoon when she plowed into a stop sign less than a block from the Hephzibah Police Department. More...

WHAT’S IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?

Sheriff’s Office will take back prescription meds Saturday

Drug overdose has surpassed auto accidents as the number one cause of death-by-injury in the nation. According to the Center for Disease Control, the shift was fueled by a deadly surge of prescription drug abuse. This Saturday, Sept. More...

GUN BATTLE

Grand jury indicts eight for murder

Eight men have been indicted for the murder of Mandrekgus Delvin Bonner.  More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Bargeron Askew

Carolyn Bargeron Askew, age 86, of Monticello, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Glenn “Fatz” Atkinson

Heaven gained an Angel, Mr. Glenn “Fatz” Atkinson on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 52.  He was a native and longtime resident of Burke County and an avid NASCAR fan.  More...

William H. “Bill” McGlohorn, Jr.

Mr. William “Bill” McGlohorn, Jr. 43, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2014 at Burke Medical Center.  Bill was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a 1989 graduate of Burke County High School. More...

Bird Dog Breakaway

Benefit run is Saturday

They will be running for lives.  This Saturday, more than 200 participants will cross the finish line to help 160 special needs children enrolled at the Center for New Beginnings in Waynesboro.  More...

Deputies on alert after nearby child abduction attempts

Investigators are urging parents to keep a close watch on their children after two attempted kidnappings were reported in nearby Jefferson County.  The first of the near-abductions occurred earlier this month less than 10 miles over the Burke Co More...

Editorial

ALL ABOUT FALL

Did you feel that?  That tiny tap of coolness that touched your face when you first stepped outside one morning this week.  Did you feel it?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

“MONEY TALKS,” SO LET’S TALK MONEY

We were having a political discussion in Sunday school this week and one of our more conservative participants said to my surprise, “I think we should let the immigrants in for most are hardworking family people who would support American value More...

Sports

Greens Cut athlete medals at Pan American games

A self-trained athlete from Burke County hurled his way to a spot on the podium at an international track and field championship in Costa Rica.  Joseph Cates, 47, of Greens Cut was awarded a silver medal in the hammer throw at the 2014 champions More...

Lady Bears look to rebound this week

The Lady Bears were disappointed on the diamond last week by a pair of losses.  Burke County High School’s softball team fell to Harlem 4-1 and Cross Creek 8-4.  Head Coach Lee Smoak called Harlem one of the state’s best teams i More...

Lady Spartans’ solid defense not enough

Edmund Burke fell to two region opponents last week. Both games were strong defensive showings for the Lady Spartans, but they weren’t able to generate offensively.  More...

Legals

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