2007-06-20

Old campus gets facelift



They’re not from here … but that doesn’t matter. Eighty-nine high school students and 29 adults from Lake Forest, Ill., spent last week repairing, painting and cleaning up one of the county’s most historic campuses, Boggs Rural Life Center (BRLC). For 30 years, the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest has been taking its youth ministry on annual work study […]

Abrams wins county seat



Constituents in District 1 will now rely on the leadership of Lucious Abrams Jr., who won the commission seat in a seven-precinct sweep last night. Just over 19 percent of the 2,398 qualified voters cast their votes, with 396 going to Abrams. His opponent, S. Ronald Reed, picked up 65 of the votes. In Gough, Abrams held 96 of the […]

Local woman indicted for murder

37 indicted, one cleared

A Midville resident accused of killing another woman with a steak knife has been indicted for murder. The Superior Court grand jury returned “true bills” on 37 defendants, including Helen Bunyon, who is charged with the murder of 45-year-old Brenda Moody. According to the original incident report, Moody and her husband were attending a party on Magruder Road April 14 […]

The True Citizen keeps on winning

At GPA conference

The True Citizen staff earned a stack of awards at the 121st Georgia Press Association (GPA) Annual Convention, including two first place honors. More than 100 daily and weekly newspapers competed in GPA’s Better Newspaper Contest, which is judged by out-of-state journalists. “The best of newspaper journalism” were recognized Friday night in Savannah. For the third year in a row, […]

The aftermath of Nagasaki

Sardis pharmacist recalls his WWII service for Library of Congress project

John Thomas Wynne stepped off the landing craft that carried him from the U.S.S. Sanborn into Nagasaki, Japan. Atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki just weeks before. In the mangled shipyard, Wynne saw only the twisted metal that once supported buildings. In the distance, he could see charred hillsides blackened from the blast. At the bomb’s detonation […]

Recipes from Louise



Ice cream cakes are enjoyable summer desserts that date back to the Renaissance. They can be made with cake or cookies, round with layers of cake with ice cream layered together to make any form. Used at birthday parties, dinner parties and for everyday family affairs, these crowd pleasers are sure to help you “keep your cool” on those hot, […]

Divas of Excellence tea honors selection committee



The Miss Black Burke County 2007 Selection Committee sponsored a “Divas of Excellence” Tea Saturday, June 9, at the Burke County Library. This year’s queen, Veronica Henderson, selected the theme “Glamorous” for the pageant, which will be held Saturday, August 4, at 7 p.m. Each girl in attendance was given the pageant’s history, contestant criteria, a question and answer session […]

Cast your Vote for Best of Burke



Well folks, it’s that time of year! The third annual “Best of Burke” contest is set to begin this week. This is your time to let us know which businesses around the county deserve to be deemed the “best.” Local residents will have the opportunity to vote in nearly 100 categories ranging from favorite high school teacher to where to […]

Landfill to close on Saturdays



The Burke County Landfill will no longer operate Saturday hours. The decision came at the Burke County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, at the recommendation of both public works director Jesse Burke and landfill director Ralph Hankerson, as well as county administrator Merv Waldrop. Waldrop advised the commissioners that operating the landfill on Saturdays was not cost effective, as he pointed […]

Board of Elections to man city polls

In Waynesboro

Waynesboro voters won’t have to deal with those old-fashioned lever voting machines come Nov. 6. Monday, city council approved the final reading of an ordinance that will turn it all over to the Burke County Board of Elections and Registrars. “We’ve had a lot of complaints from the public about those voting machines,” city administrator Jerry Coalson said, citing additional […]