October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies arrest five in meth lab busts

Burke County deputies busted two meth labs, including one GBI agents say is the biggest they've seen. More...

News

Early voting begins in four cities

Midville election canceled

Early voting for four local elections will get underway next Tuesday while the non-contested race in Midville will be decided without a trip to the polls. According to Midville Election Superintendent Fran Watson, the Nov. More...

Nutrition campaign features local stars

The schools are getting creative when it comes to convincing youngsters to eat their veggies. They're using folks they know and look up to provide the ex- ample. More...

Balloon release scheduled at Brentwood

for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think pink. That's what residents and staff at Brentwood Health and Rehabilitation are doing this month, and they'd like to encourage the Burke County community to do the same. This Friday, Oct. More...

Sports

BURKE CO. VS. BALDWIN

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Edmund Burke vs. Robert Toombs, 14-13

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Edmund Burke back at No. 1

Missed field goal leads to Spartan's biggest win of the season

No good. Those are the words Edmund Burke wanted to hear after Robert Toombs lined up for the game tying field goal. And, that's exactly what they heard. Last Friday, the Spartans knocked off the No. More...

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Home & Garden

Time to Get Ready for Fall Plantings

As the curtains fall on the summer show of garden blooms, it's time to gear up for the fall preview. There are several hardy annual varieties that you can plant to keep your landscape colorful until spring arrives. More...

Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Oct. 4-10 - National 4-H Week Oct. 10 - Junior Commercial Dairy Show - Perry Oct. 15 - Call office for information on Dairy Teams Oct. 18 - Check in Mini-Booths at Burke Co. Exchange Club Fair - 2-4 p.m. Oct. More...

Recipes from Louise

With the arrival of fall comes the bounty of fresh autumn produce — apples, pears, squash and pumpkin to name a few. Try these delicious recipes featuring the vibrant flavors of the fall season. More...

People

People in the News

UGA GRADUATES The University of Georgia announced 2009 summer graduates this week, including two Burke County students. Katherine Corley Hill and Kallie Lisa Mathis, both of Waynesboro, received their Bachelor of Arts degrees. More...

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Gresham of Waynesboro announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Johnston, born Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Doctors Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2009 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. More...

Daddy's home!

Eight-year-old Emily Matthews had a big surprise waiting outside her third grade classroom at Edmund Burke Academy. More...

Spooky stories wanted

Go ahead ... spook us! Between now and Oct. 21, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to scare us in the annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa's Pizza to Go. We'll publish our favorites in the Oct. More...

Editorial

Sickening revelations

The reasons dogfighting is repulsive and illegal are so numerous and obvious that it seems unnecessary to discuss them here. More...

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RFD

By Bonnie K. Taylor General Manager The True Citizen

A lady from whom I learned much over the years, Claudia Thompson, died Monday. I first met Mrs. Thompson when she was a substitute teacher for Mr. Pooley Hubert, who taught general science and business math. More...

For The Record

Father, son sentenced to life for murder

A Burke County father and his teenage son will spend the rest of their lives in jail for beating a Milledgeville man to death. More...

Brothers wanted for operating chop shop

Two Burke County brothers are wanted for running a chop shop in their Raven Lane garage. Warrants were issued for the arrests of Ronald and Donald Coker, 49 and 52, More...

Chase ends with cemetery wreck

Waynesboro Police are looking for the man who led a high speed chase in this borrowed Ford Explorer before totaling it on a cemetery fence. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Marion DeVeaux Cotten

Dr. Marion DeVeaux Cotten, of Waynesboro, passed away at his home Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, after a short illness. Dr. Cotten was born November 11, 1927 in Charleston, S.C., and graduated from the College of Charleston in 1948. More...

Mr. Ward Luther Hernandez

Ward Luther Hernandez, 81, currently of Sylvania GA, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009. Funeral Services were held Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church of Sylvania, with the Rev. Mike Benson officiating. More...

Mrs. Claudia Thompson

Claudia Allen Thompson, 79, of White Oak, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at SGHS Brunswick Campus. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Marks Episcopal Church with the Rev. Alan Akridge officiating. More...

Church News

Church News

Roberson Grove Roberson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its Cotton Rally Festival Sunday, Oct. 11. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m.; worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Alvin Lewis Jr. More...

School News

WPS Math Competition

Waynesboro Primary School Students participated in the second annual Math Challenge on Sept. 24 and 25. Students were chosen by their classroom teacher based on mathematical knowledge, ability and citizenship. More...

EBA students qualify for Duke's talent program

A dozen Edmund Burke Academy seventh graders have qualified for Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP), which identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. More...

Faith Christian releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its honor. The list is as follows: First Grade: A - Lauren Ford, Will Good, Caroline Gough, Cobb Hollingsworth, More...