Guilty Amy Walden to be sentenced for killing her husband, Clint

Although Amy Walden tried to convince jurors that her husband, Clint, killed himself because of money problems, jurors took just an hour to decide she was lying. Throughout the four-day trial, which was presided over by Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown, witnesses testified to seven different stories Mrs. Walden offered to explain her husband’s death. Mrs. Walden, seven months […]

Location announced for proposed reactors at Vogtle

Those holding their breath for a Plant Vogtle announcement had better go ahead and exhale. Southern Company officials say it will probably be 2009 before they decide whether to build two new reactors in Burke County. “We’d be building a plant that would operate for 40 years,” Lou Long, vice president of Technical Support for Southern Nuclear Operating Company, said […]

Coroner resigns citing health reasons

By Elizabeth Billips True Citizen Associate Editor

Burke County Coroner Craig Kennedy turned in his resignation Friday, nearly 32 months shy of finishing his four-year term. “It is with regrets,” Kennedy said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “I thank the people of Burke County for allowing me to serve them for so long.” Kennedy penned his letter of resignation to Burke County Commission Chairman Jimmy Dixon on […]

Frog Wallow this Saturday

With over 40 vendors this year, the Frog Wallow Fun Fest is at its largest and has something to offer everyone in the family Saturday, April 22. Festivities begin with a 10 a.m. parade at the old Sardis High School, and activities are planned throughout the day. Carol Edmonds, member of the Old Sardis School Restoration Committee Inc., said they […]

Local woman marks a century

One century ago, Theodore Roosevelt was president, Ford’s Model T was yet to be introduced and Mattie Bell Green Walker was born in her family’s home in Girard. Born April 9, 1906, Mrs. Walker, commonly known as “Flozell,” celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday with more than 300 of her closest friends and relatives at a special reception. “I enjoyed […]

Local group takes hard look at education here

A local group of citizens plans to do more than complain about the education of Burke County youngsters. They want solutions. The Waynesboro Optimist Club is hosting a series of speakers who they hope will help them assess educational problems and present ideas for solving them. The series kicked off last Tuesday with Burke County Schools Superintendent Linda Bailey. Bailey […]

Waynesboro Optimist Club Series Education: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

Johnica Mitchell Rudolph Falana Dr. Terry Nelson Open Forum May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 Mathematics and Black Achievement in Burke County A Success Story: Where Students are Meeting the Math Challenge Black Boys and How to Bridge the Education Gap Open Forum

Georgia businesses welcome home Georgia’s National Guard

In mid-April, the Georgia National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade will be coming home from Iraq. The returning troops, about 4,300 reservists from units across Georgia, were deployed to Iraq last May leaving behind their families, friends and coworkers to help fight the war on terrorism in the Middle East. “These men and women are our neighbors, our employees, our friends […]

Commissioners look for ways to curb illegal dumping at county dumpsters

The trash in Burke County is getting out of hand. “Just as fast as we can clean it up, they’re dumping more,” Jesse Burke, roads superintendent, reported to the Burke County Board of Commissioners during their monthly meeting held last Tuesday. Burke, who had pictures to prove just how much of a mess the trash dumpsters were in several areas […]

Chambliss visits here

United States Senator Saxby Chambliss, right, talks with local farmer Lucious Abrams Jr. at Mobley’s Cafeteria Thursday afternoon where the senator greeted area residents. Senator Chambliss explained that he realized he had not been to Waynesboro in a while and thought he’d stop by after an event in Augusta. He spoke to around 20 locals about immigration reform and its […]