April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

FARMYARD FOWL

Small scale producer sees fun and money in farming on the side

Her loudest guard dogs are actually the geese.  “They let us know if anyone is in the yard that they’re not used to,” Rebecca Ryan says, laughing at the gaggle and the racquet they make behind her house.  More...

26 CENTS PER GALLON

That’s how much motor fuel tax motorists will pay per gallon when they fill up with gasoline, beginning July 2016. They’ll pay 29 cents per gallon in taxes for diesel.  More...

ONE LAST CHANCE

Uproar prompts hearing for Palmetto Pipeline

Burke County residents will have another opportunity to speak up about the proposed Palmetto Pipeline … but only if they are willing to drive to Bryan County.  On April 21, the Georgia Department of Transportation will host a single publi More...

Sports

EBA leads flight in Palmetto Championship

Edmund Burke Academy’s golf team traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C. last week and won the first flight of the 18th Annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship. More...

Spartans pound Bulloch on court

EBA tennis is in full swing. In last Tuesday’s double-header against Bulloch Academy, the boys team won both matches 3-2. Ashley Clark brought home the singles win in both matches for his first wins of the season. More...

Bears split doubleheader against Wayne County

The Bears moved to 5-3 in region play after splitting a doubleheader in Jesup last Friday.  Burke County High School’s baseball team fell 8-0 in game one against Wayne County and then edged the Yellow Jackets 4-3 for the region win in game More...

Obituaries

Pamela McNorrill

Ms. Pamela McNorrill of Augusta, Ga., 60, entered into rest Monday, April 6, 2015.   Ms. McNorrill was born in Augusta but grew up in Waynesboro. More...

Ella Mae Barton

Mrs. Ella Mae Barton of Brooklyn, N.Y. died on Friday, April 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home. Interment will be in McCullough Covenant Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Moses Usher

Mr. Moses Usher of Wadley, Ga. died on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Rosier Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

School News

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD

The Burke County Retired Educators Association President Emanuel Larkin, Jr., left, recently presented the 2015 Georgia Retired Educators Association Outstanding Educator Award to Justin Russell, a Physical Science Teacher at Burke County High School More...

FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

QUARTER 3 HONOR ROLL

FIRST GRADE:  All A: Kaleb Scott, David Grubb, Dawson Holley, Madeline Kendrick, Joyin Roberson, Brooke Allen, JW Grubaugh  A/B: Noah McBride, Halo Densley, Haven Brannen  SECOND GRADE:   All A: Abby Godfrey  A/B:, Timmy Meri More...

Highway named for city’s mayor

MIDVILLE

The highway through the town he loves will soon bear his name.  An .8-mile portion of State Route 305 has been renamed in honor of Midville Mayor Sam Cummings.  The decision was an easy one for Georgia lawmakers who sailed the resolution th More...

Phinazee named 2015 Mortician of the Year

Kelsey Marleau Phinazee believes his profession is built on personal relationships which are built over many years. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

HOW MANY?

“You've got mail!”  That's what I hear every time I log onto my email account which tells you how antiquated I am as far as cyber stuff.  Still in the dark ages.  Still using AOL.  So whenever I need to check my vitall More...

CAN AMERICANS BE CHRISTIANS?

What a silly question! It has been estimated that 83% of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Of course Americans can be and ARE Christians. More...

For The Record

Highway shooting lands teen in hospital, then jail

Deputies are asking for the public's help identifying a gunman who shot into a car of teens.  It happened just before 2 a.m. More...

Burke woman accused of tying up, beating 7-year-old

A Burke County woman was jailed for tying up a 7-year-old child and beating her.  Felicia Ann Cook, 29, was arrested Friday on a single felony count of cruelty to children in the first degree.  According to Sgt. More...

From the Blotter

Phantom pains   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, APRIL 10  A Country/Western Dance will be hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary and Legionnaires, 9 p.m., at the American Legion on Highway 80 in Waynesboro. Free hor d’oeuvres will be served.  SUNDAY, APRIL 12   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

148th Anniversary of Carswell Grove   Carswell Grove Baptist Church, 1365 Big Buckhead Church Rd., will celebrate its 148th Anniversary, Sunday, April 12. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. and service is at 11:15. Dinner will be served. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Troy Graduates  Troy University recently recognized two Burke County students who completed the requirements for graduation during Term 3 of the 2014/2015 academic year. 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...