February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

UGA Economist says Pipeline will boost economy

A University of Georgia Economics professor told The True Citizen this week that the economic impact of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline would bring an estimated $3.9 billion in economic benefits to the state over the next 20 years.  More...

News

"What is Love?"

Local high school student publishes debut novel

After 10 years of writing novels, Demiere Boyd finally took on the difficult task of selfpublishing one and all before finishing high school.  The 11th grader is no stranger to having his work published, but never for such a large project. More...

Burke County High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honors

Several students were not included in the list that was sent in last week.  BCHS Principal’s List:   12th Grade: Baughman Goodin, Demonica Jackson and Abby Saxon.  11th Grade: Grace Coalson and Jasmine A. Cobb.   More...

Faith Christian Academy Sports Awards

Faith Christian Academy held an awards pep rally on Friday, February 5, to recognize its basketball players and cheerleaders.   More...

For The Record

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 8-14

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FROM THE BLOTTER

Party Poopers   At least a dozen automobiles were burglarized and/ or vandalized while their owners enjoyed themselves at Valentine's weekend parties.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEB. 22

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet, presiding. More...

Obituaries

Mary Mead Roberts

Mrs. Mary Mead Roberts of Sardis, Ga., 95, died Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Thomson Health and Rehabilitation after an extended illness.  More...

Betty Lewis Palmer

Betty Lewis Palmer entered into rest at her residence on February 14, 2016, at age 90. Betty Palmer was born on July 9, 1925, to the late Clifford Gray McElmurray and Preston Brooks Lewis. More...

Alvin Griffin, Jr.

Mr. Alvin Griffin, Jr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Cornerstone Christian Center Church, 204 E. 7th Street, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Georgia State University Names Two to President’s List   Local students Carlishia Lighten of Hephzibah and Cindy Jones of Hephzibah were recently honored by being named to the Fall 2015 semester President’s List at Georgia State Univ More...

Sweet Surprise

As a reward for team fundraising, EBA senior basketball player Nathan Thompson got to smash a pie in the face of Headmaster Gregg Bunn at halftime during their Feb. 2 home game.   More...

Gunfire follows fight at local restaurant

A late night altercation at Waynesboro’s Huddle House ended with gunfire and two arrests on Valentine’s Day. More...

Two announce for Crockett's post

Martin proclaims candidacy   Evans Martin of Waynesboro has announced his candidacy for the Burke County Commission District 3 post now held by Wayne Crockett. Crockett announced last week he would not seek re-election.  More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 17, 1966   More...

DOWN THE AISLE

It was the wingtips that sealed it. They arrived on a Friday afternoon. If I wasn't already convinced that it was going to happen, the wingtips put me over the top. There was going to be a wedding. My wedding. More...

Sports

Bears make it to state playoffs

The Burke County Bears (16-7, 3-2) ended their regular season on Friday night winning a consolation game against New Hampstead 75-68 in the 3-AAAA region playoffs.  They entered round two of the playoffs playing Thomson for the third time in a t More...

BCHS Wrestling Team Heads to State

Burke County had five wrestlers that competed in state this past weekend at the Arena in Gwinnett County. More...

Lady Bears claim runner-up trophy at tourney

The third time was a charm for the Lady Bears playing Thomson in round 2 of the 3-AAAA region playoffs.  The Burke County Lady Bears (13-10, 7-2) defeated Thomson 44-38 on Thursday night in Hinesville, GA. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Gospel Explosion  More...

Lenten Services

The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another.  Feb. More...

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