October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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MAYOR’S CHALLENGE

Burke County resident Myrtice McCullough has accepted. She brought her checkbook to city hall last week to answer a challenge from Mayor Pauline Jenkins, left, to donate $100 to the 2014 United Way Campaign. More...

Help with heat

The City of Waynesboro is working with the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) to ensure senior citizens and families in Burke County have heated homes this winter. More...

Fair Weather

The fair is in the air again. The Burke County Exchange Club Fair will be back on the midway, Tuesday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 11. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, see page 8B. More...

For The Record

FALSE ALARM

No kidnapping attempt in Burke Co.

An early morning bus stop scare turned out to be a false alarm. Around 6:20 a.m. Friday, deputies rushed to a Highway 88 home in Blythe after a 13- year- old student became alarmed that someone was trying to abduct her. More...

Stolen dope leads to gunfire

A Burke County man was arrested for shooting his neighbor in the neck and side. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings September 22-28

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, OCT. 2 The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Georgia REA Area 12 Director Geraldine Reid is guest speaker. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Thankful Missionary Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, located at 901 MLK Blvd. in Waynesboro, will continue its Annual Fall Revival, 7 p.m. nightly, through Oct. 2. Rev. Kenneth C. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTIONWhile 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...

10 YEARS, 44 BABIES.

Burke’s infant mortality among state's highest

Too many babies in Burke County never get to blow out their first birthday candles. For every 1,000 live births here over the past decade, at least 11 infants have died. More...

BURKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Portrait of late Judge Daniel unveiled

Judge Daniel’s face can be seen again in the courtroom where he practiced and presided for nearly 50 years. A portrait of State Court Judge Jerry M. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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NO THANK YOU

Well, it’s that time of year again. You know what time I mean. They’ve arrived. They’re back. They can’t be stopped. Pumpkins. I’ve said it before, I don’t like pumpkin. Never have, never will. Not pumpkin pie. More...

WHY ME, LORD?

Burke Banter Boy

Over and over, I have asked the question, “Why me. Lord”? Why was I born in this great nation The United States of America? And why O Lord was I privileged to be born in the blessed Southland? More...

Sports

Bears travel to the Brickyard Friday

It may not count toward region records, but the rivalry is enough to make this game a big one. Burke County High School’s Bears will take on Thomson this Friday night in the Brickyard. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

LADY BEARS SPLIT GAMES AGAINST SAVANNAH SCHOOL

That Lady Bears shut out New Hampstead of Savannah 9-0 last Tuesday but fell to the same team 9-5 two days later. More...

Travel baseball teams help young players this fall

Some of Burke County’s youngest baseball players are taking strides this fall. Two travel baseball teams, the Bird Dogs for boys ages 9-11 and the Diamond Dawgs for boys ages 7-8, are playing a schedule of games in Vidalia. More...

Obituaries

Watson E. Striggles, Jr.

Mr. Watson Ezekiel Striggles, Jr. was the fourth child and eldest son of Watson and Allie Burke Striggles. He was a native of Burke County, Georgia. Watson was affectionately known by family and friends as “W”. More...

Henry Hector

Mr. Henry Hector of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Waynesboro, GA. More...

People

Miss Saxon, Mr. Cooper to exchange vows

ENGAGEMENT

Shannon Saxon of Waynesboro and Glenn Saxon of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cory Saxon, to Tyler Cooper, son of J.R. and Betsy Keen of Sardis and David Cooper of Waynesboro. More...

BCMS CUBS WITH CHARACTER

Burke County Middle School named Cubs with Character for exemplifying the character traits of punctuality, respect for self, and respect for others, which they studied during the month of August. More...

FARMERS AWARDS $2,000 SHOPPING SPREE

A Waynesboro shopper was the lucky winner of a $2000 shopping spree awarded by Farmers Home Furniture. The home office of the 180-store chain held a contest, naming a winner in each of its 17 store groups. More...