April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The Egg Creative Writing Contest Finalists

We asked, and they delivered. Local elementary school students hatched more than 300 original stories for a creative writing contest sponsored by The True Citizen and First National Bank of Waynesboro. More...

News

ALONG THE BUNNY TRAIL

Youngsters enjoyed a number of Easter egg hunts last weekend as families and churches prepared for Easter weekend. More...

Volunteers sought for Aug. 2 homecoming

CELEBRATION IN SARDIS

A homecoming is on the calendar. Residents in Sardis are putting together plans for a big August 2 celebration and are searching for volunteers to help make it happen. “Sardis has a lot of history,” organizer Bobby Johnson said. More...

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT BARK CAMP CHURCH

Easter sunrise service will be held at historic Bark Camp Church Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. The church is located off Hwy. 56 North of Midville on Bark Camp Church Road. More...

Sports

Spartans grab big win over Frederica

While most students were relaxing over spring break, the Edmund BurkeAcademy baseball team was hard at work. Last week, the Spartans traveled to Pinewood Christian Academy on Wednesday and Frederica Academy on Thursday. More...

Bears to host playoff games

REGION TOURNEY

The Bears will play their first round in the Region 3-AAAA tournament on their home field. Burke County High School’s baseball team will host a doubleheader against Wayne County Thursday. If necessary, game three will be played Friday at 5 p.m. More...

Lady Bear signs to play college ball

Amber McGee won’t stop dribbling when she finishes high school. The Burke County High School senior made her plans to play college basketball official Monday when she signed with Central Georgia Technical College. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will continue Lenten season services through Easter Sunday. The next services are: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at True Foundation Ministries with Rev. More...

One man killed in 11th Street gunfire

DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

A Waynesboro man was shot to death in his driveway early Monday morning. Around 1 a.m., 26-year-old Devin Bonner was killed in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting in front of his East 11th Street house next to Pizza Hut in Waynesboro. More...

Workers cap careers by helping bring back nuclear

A handful of these men were here before the first kilowatt produced in Burke County ever hit the grid. For some of them, the completion of two more nuclear units will be the capstone of their careers. More...

Editorial

HE’S OURS

Okay, hold on to your hats. I’m about to commit heresy. I try not to be too controversial in my scribblings but sometimes the truth just has to be told. So, here goes. I have never been to the Masters. More...

LETTERS FROM A GODFATHER LETTER II

This is a series of imaginary letters between a Godfather and his Godchild throughout his lifetime. More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 21, 2004 State Court Judge Jerry M. Daniel said he would be a candidate for re-election while attorney Ed Grunewald announced his candidacy for the same post. More...

For The Record

Burglar remains on run following home invasion

Threatening victim by phone

Deputies are still on the hunt for a burglar who assaulted a Burke County mother and her 14-year-old daughter with an aluminum pipe. But he’s probably close by. More...

14-year-old still missing

Deputies need the public’s help finding a teenage girl who ran away from her foster home. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

HOLD YOUR HORSES More...

Obituaries

Mamie Sego Kitchens

Mamie Sego Kitchens of Augusta, 92, entered into rest Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was the wife of the late Hugh Kitchens. Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Gough, Ga. and a former Miss Burke County. More...

Margie Faglier Cook

Margie Faglier Cook of Augusta, 85, wife of the late Arthur Albert Cook, Jr., entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. More...

Roosevelt Gordon

Mr. Roosevelt Gordon of Hephzibah entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pines Cemetery. More...