Regions Bank

Robbers still on the loose

By Elizabeth Billips True Citizen Associate Editor Investigators are searching for three men wanted in an armed robbery at Regions Bank yesterday (Tuesday) morning. According to Waynesboro Police Chief Karl E. Allen, two men wearing ski masks, entered the Sixth Street bank around 9:30 a.m. They pointed their guns at a teller, took an undis- closed amount of money and […]

McDaniels named Farm Family of Year

By Diana Royal True Citizen Staff Writer The Burke County Chamber of Commerce announced its choice for Farm Family of the Year during its ninth annual Ag Appreciation Cookout. Burke County Extension Coordinator Richard McDaniel and his wife, Jane, and daughters, April and Jennifer, received the honor. They were nominated by Dixon Peanut Company who said on the nomination form, […]

Heavy rain falls over the weekend

From Staff Reports

The Burke County Office Park recorded 4.74 inches of rain during Saturday and Sunday. Flooding was reported throughout the county. Burke County Roads Director Jesse Burke said road work did not begin until Tuesday because of the heavy rains. "The situation is ‘bad, bad. Many of the low lying areas had water running across the roads. There is a lot […]

Budget increase?

True Citizen Staff Writer

Budget increase? By Diana Royal True Citizen Staff Writer "I’ve been too conservative," Rolene Rowell, director of the Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Department, told the recreation commission during their meeting on Monday night, "but I’m giving you $30,000 more to spend." Rowell explained that while setting the operating budget for the recreation department, she had stayed with the original revenue expectation, […]

Her cakes are special

… and Arnold Palmer says so! Mrs. Eunice Hickman was recently commissioned to bake a caramel cake for Palmer as a gift. Caramel cake is his favorite and he said hers was especially good. So good, he sent her an autographed photo of himself. Mrs. Hickman’s nephew, Albert Holland delivered the photo to her last Monday and she was "star […]

BCHS Symphonic Band rated superior again

From Staff Reports

The Burke County High School (BCHS) Symphonic Band scored straight Superior ratings from each of the three performance judges and on sight-reading at the District X Large Group Performance Evaluation held March 17 and 18, at Burke County High School. "I am always overwhelmed with joy when I see the successes of my students. We have worked extremely hard to […]


BCP going extra mile to help youth

By Diana Royal True Citizen Staff Writer "We cannot do it alone," Deena Sams, executive director for Burke Community Partnership (BCP) told members of the Waynesboro Exchange Club during a recent meeting. She and DeAndre Davis, Family Connection project coordinator, were present at the Exchange Club’s meeting to inform them of the many programs offered through BCP but also to […]

Legislative Report

Republicans pass new congressional district map

By State Sen. J.B. Powell The state Senate voted this week to approve a new reapportionment map for Georgia’s congressional districts. If the legislation is signed by the governor, Burke, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven and Washington counties will all be in the 12th District, currently represented by U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Athens). Wilkinson County would be in the 8th District, […]

Fight for the courts

Special from the St. Petersburg Times

Special from the St. Petersburg Times The political firestorm ignited by the Terri Schiavo case has energized conservatives for the looming Senate showdown over some of President Bush’s controversial judicial nominees. It could get ugly. Unhappy with court rulings on sodomy laws, the Pledge of Allegiance and abortion, social and religious conservatives have made transforming the federal judiciary their top […]