April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Open Water

BCHS grad making good on boyhood dream

A small town boy is protecting his county aboard one of the world’s largest warships. Two years ago, Kanaan Owens walked across the stage at Burke County High School and received his diploma. Today, he walks across a U.S. More...

Burke Co. job market sees slow improvement

Burke County’s job market showed a little more promise during the month of February. First-time claims for unemployment benefits took a 67 percent drop from January, plunging from 219 to 72. More...

FRONT & CENTER

Third grader makes cut for Hollywood showcase

They made the 300- mile roundtrip every weekend for a month and a half. But when third grader Janiyah Brooks took the stage for her big audition, the investment paid off. More...

Sports

DOUBLEHEADER

Bears pound out two region wins

The Bears tucked away two more region wins last week and walked away with a victory over Washington County on Monday. Burke County High Schools baseball team (10-5, 4-2) defeated New Hampstead in both games of a doubleheader at home last Friday. More...

HOSTED BY EBA

Spartans top field in tourney

The 2nd Annual Spartan Invitational was held last Tuesday at the Waynesboro Country Club and Edmund Burke came out on top. More than 70 players, some from as far away as St. Simons and Atlanta, participated in the tournament. More...

YOUNG SIGNS WITH REINHARDT

Another Bear will be running plays at the next level. Burke County High School senior Donqual Young signed last Friday to play football at Reinhardt University on scholarship. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Science educator Justin Russell is guest speaker. FRIDAY, APRIL 3 More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION While The True Citizen seeks toavoid any error, it shall not be liable for any erroror omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun theadvertisement at the customer’s election. More...

NRC increases Vogtle oversight

An apparently minor infraction has resulted in increased oversight of Plant Vogtle by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. More...

Special Olympian runs “race of his life”

He tried and tried again. For seven years. It finally paid off last Thursday when 14-year-old Shane Givens won both his events in the Special Olympics at Burke County High School. His mother, Mary Givens, was ecstatic as he crossed the finish line. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

SATURDAY

Who doesn’t love Saturdays? As a newly appointed police officer all those years ago, one with not one second of seniority, my regular days off were Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. More...

THE TOP TEN REASONS CHURCH IS GOOD FOR CHILDREN

I was invited to speak about the role churches play in the lives of children at a recent workshop entitled “Youth Stepping into the Future” which was sponsored by our local MICA (Ministers and Congregants in Action) committee. More...

For The Record

Football star charged in counterfeit cash case

A semi-pro football star will face criminal charges after more than $13,000 in counterfeit money was found inside his repossessed BMW. Julius Patterson, 27, is wanted for a felony count of forgery in the second degree. More...

Police seek tips in theft cases

Thieves are still stalking the Burkehaven neighborhood. They were chased into the woods late Monday night when a Park Drive resident heard noises outside and saw that a dirt bike and bicycle had been stolen from her carport. More...

Jury acquits man charged with child molestation

A Burke County man was acquitted after standing trial for child molestation last week. More...

Obituaries

Mary Alice Hughes

Mary Alice Hughes was born November 15, 1937 in Girard, Georgia to the late Freddie Lee Williams and Willie Estella Sullivan Williams. More...

Sammie L. Hughes

Mr. Sammie L. Hughes of Waynesboro died on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Lawrence Daniel Jenkins

Lawrence Daniel Jenkins of Sardis, Georgia entered into rest Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home. More...

People

Miss Rhodes, Mr. McDaniel to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Phil S. Rhodes of Millen are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Adrian Elizabeth, to Mr. Ronald Gene McDaniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene D. McDaniel. More...

BIRTH

Tucker McCoy Laidig Jamie and Kristen Laidig of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, Tucker McCoy Laidig, born February 23, 2015. He weighed 7pounds 12 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. He was welcomed home by his big sister Tinley. More...