October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

WHAT’S UP THERE?

Residents report strange night sights in Sardis

Strange lights are being spotted in the Sardis area.  Since early fall, The True Citizen has heard talk of unidentified flying objects moving in the night sky above Sardis.  More...

News

Destiny wins Spooky Story Contest

Destiny Bragg did it! The Edmund Burke Academy fourth grader is the 2015 winner of The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story contest. She was among 13 local 4th and 5th graders whose tales were chosen for the final round of the competition. More...

Candy Call

SPOOKY FUN AT THE LIBRARY Thursday, Oct. 29 3-5 p.m. A Halloween Party for youth 10-and under will be held at the Burke County Library. Children are invited to come in costume for games and prizes. COME TO KEYSVILLE Friday, Oct. 30 2 p.m.-5 p.m. More...

History’s haunt

Children who come by the Burke County Museum this Friday may find more of a treat than they bargained for. More...

For The Record

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:  Porter B. Cohen et al to Richard K. and Diana R. Burkehart; April 16, 2015; parcel 064-030 (part of); 3.14 acres; $15,700  Porter B. More...

Teens march against gun violence this Saturday

This Saturday, Burke County teens will band together to fight gun violence. At 11 a.m., youth in the leadership group BRIDGE will follow a casket and hearse through Waynesboro’s Ward 2 neighborhood. More...

Teenager shot through legs

A Burke County teen was shot through both legs last Friday night.  Just before midnight, deputies were dispatched to Dent Avenue, off Clarks Place Road, where residents reported a large group of loud, loitering males and the sounds of gunfire.&n More...

Obituaries

James Roy Preston, Sr.

Mr. James Roy Preston, Sr. of Waynesboro, Ga., 62, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 4466 Hwy 80 Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Kendra Ellison

Ms. Kendra Ellison of Waynesboro, Ga., 28, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 at Neely Grove Baptist Church, 1051 Herman Lodge Blvd. Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Carmen Ana Godinot

Mrs. Carmen Ana Godinot of New York, N.Y. was born July 16, 1939. She passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Select Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Mrs. Godinot worked in the Garment District of New York City, New York.  More...

School News

Parades with purpose

Waynesboro Primary School and SGA Elementary School ended their Career Awareness celebrations with parades. The annual parades are the culmination of a week focused on career studies and activities. More...

FCA students tapped for Duke TIP

A dozen Faith Christian Academy students have been accepted into the Duke University Talent Identification Program for fourth-sixth graders. More...

FCA Students of the Month

Each month, Faith Christian Academy recognizes a student of the month who exemplifies a fruit of the Spirit.  More...

Arrest warrant issued for mayoral candidate

A bench warrant has been issued for the ARREST of Waynesboro mayoral candidate Portia Lodge Washington after she failed to show up in State Court this morning (Monday). More...

NOV. 3 IS ELECTION DAY

Mayor, council seats to be decided Tuesday

The races for Waynesboro’s and Midville’s next mayors will be settled over the next six days, as will council seats in three cities.  The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. More...

HERE COMES ZAXBY’S

Fast food chain to bring 40+ jobs

It’s no longer speculation.  A brand new Zaxby’s is coming to Burke County.  A building permit has been issued to the popular fast food franchise which specializes in chicken fingers, wings and salads.  More...

Editorial

WELL PLAYED

It happened again today, that phenomenon that occurs with all men close to my age who grew up in the Blessed South. I heard something as clear as day. Something I hadn't heard in over fifteen years but still without doubt recognized it. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 2, 2005  A 31 year-old Richmond County Deputy Sheriff was killed in an accident with a log truck on Highway 56 North Spur. Shane Hamilton of Waynesboro was driving his personal vehicle around 7:50 p.m. More...

Sports

Spartans stunned by Frederica

Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans (1-8) took a tough loss for their Senior Night as they were defeated by Frederica Academy in their final home game of the season.  The 35- 2 region defeat dropped the Spartans to an 0-3 region record.  More...

Bears head to Wayne Co. Friday

The Bears will hit the road this Friday for a region matchup against Wayne County. Burke County High School’s football team (6-2, 1-1) was off last week and has just two region games left before postseason play. More...

BCMS Cubs vie for region title

Burke County’s winning ways on the football field take hold early, and the Cubs hope to claim another title this season. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Red Hill  Red Hill Baptist Church of Alexander will hold the final service of its Annual Harvest Revival, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28. Rev. Haywood Dock is the guest minister and the Mount Sinai Church family of Martin, S.C. More...

Legals

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