GARDENING the easy way

Juvenile to stand trial for murder

The case of a 10-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his father’s fiancée is scheduled to be heard in court Thursday. If it proceeds as scheduled, the adjudicatory hearing, or trial, will give the district attorney’s office and defense attorney Pete Theodocion an opportunity to present evidence in the case to Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders. If Judge Saunders deems […]

Voters decide in General Primary

Six local races will be decided when voters head to the polls for the General Primary next Tuesday. The county’s 16 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and voters must choose their party to cast ballots. For more information on polling sites, the candidates and their positions on a number of issues, look inside for […]

Officials, doctors agree to ‘bury the hatchet’

With adamantly opposed sides continuing to clash over Burke Medical Center, County Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett saw only one option in order for the hospital to survive. In a meeting last Wednesday, he asked everyone to simply “bury the hatchet.” And since then, it appears that local officials, doctors, management and others have done so for the benefit of the […]

Waynesboro wants Splash Park

By next summer, kids in Waynesboro could have a place to cool off. City officials want a Splash Park, and they’re already getting preliminary pricing. “We need something for kids to do in the summer,” city administrator Jerry Coalson said, referencing the closing of the last public pool around nine years ago. City council has bounced around the idea of […]

Bus routes revamped for new school year

School doesn’t start back for another couple of weeks, but the BOE transportation department has been in full gear getting prepared for the students’ return. Classes begin at Burke County Public Schools on Wednesday, Aug. 8. To make things more efficient and economical, the transportation department has revamped several bus routes for the upcoming school year. All district bus routes […]

Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday

It’s that time of year when families start thinking about the new school year. For many, that means choosing between purchasing their children’s school supplies, purchasing food for their family, or paying their bills. To help with this need, United Way of the CSRA has partnered with Burke County Board of Education and Communities in Schools of Burke County to […]

Cheeks named SRS Leader of the Year

A Burke County native has been selected for the Leader of the Year Award by the SRS Leadership Association, the Savannah River Site chapter of the National Management Association. Dennis Cheeks, Area Maintenance Manager for the F and H Area Materials Disposition Projects at the Savannah River Site, received the honor at an awards banquet held at the Savannah River […]

FSA accepting nominations for county committee

The Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for farmers and ranchers to serve on the local FSA committee The nomination period runs through Aug. 1. FSA county committee members apply their judgment and knowledge to make local decisions regarding federal agricultural programs and operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. “County committee members are a critical component […]

True Citizen moves to new location

The True Citizen offices have relocated to 629 Shadrack Street in Waynesboro. Readers will recognize this as the old Coca-Cola® Bottling Company building, where the newspaper was headquartered nearly two decades ago. Employees and visitors will be using the rear entrance, which faces Shadrack Street and has ample parking. Citizen Graphics will also be based in the new location, and […]